New Delhi: The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLU) has yet to take a call on conducting the CLAT 2021 examination, which was initially supposed to be held on May 9. It was postponed to June 13 in view of increasing coronavirus cases across the country. In a notification dated April 19, the Consortium said the COVID situation is currently being monitored and a decision will be taken in the first week of May.
“All applicants of CLAT-2021 are hereby informed that Consortium of National Law Universities is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation and will take the stock of the situation in the first week of May 2021 regarding the date of the test. Notification will be issued on the website of Consortium subsequently,” read a notification issued by the Convenor.
“The applicants are advised not to panic at this stage as the Consortium shall be taking appropriate steps as time and situation demand and shall keep the applicants updated accordingly,” it added.
Students who have appeared for the Class XII board exams in 2020 or will appear this year are eligible to apply for CLAT. Candidates are required to score a minimum of 45 per cent marks or its equivalent in the qualifying examination. For SC and ST candidates, 40 per cent marks are required.
For LLM admissions, candidates must have an LLB degree with 50 per cent marks or its equivalent. Five per cent relaxation is applicable to reserved category candidates.