CLAT 2019 to be conducted offline
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) will revert to the offline mode from 2019, as decided unanimously by the NLU Consortium. The decision was taken after retrospection of the various technical glitches experienced over the past few years. The CLAT exam went online in the year 2015, and has witnessed various technical issues since then.
The decision was taken at the fourth meeting of the NLU Consortium that was held at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore under the Chairmanship of Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR, Hyderabad and the President of the Consortium.
“The students appearing for CLAT 2019 will have to appear in pen-paper mode,” mentioned the official release of the meeting which was held on October 17, 2019.
In addition to the above, the following decisions were also made:
- The consortium agreed to create a permanent website for CLAT, and the CLAT secretariat would function throughout the year from its permanent office in Bengaluru.
- The consortium resolved to create a question bank, in order to improve the quality of the CLAT question paper. Experts from all the NLUs and other institutions would be asked to contribute.
- The 2019 CLAT PG exam for admission to LLM programs will have some subjective questions as well, the details of which will be worked out by the committee soon.
The CLAT 2019 exam is scheduled to be conducted on Sunday, May 12, 2019 by National Law University, Odisha.