CLAT Exam Update 2019 | Exams to be Conducted in Offline Mode

CLAT Exam Update 2019

Know changes made in the mode of CLAT exam and the decision of decentralized conduction of CLAT Exam by convenor of CLAT 2019 – CLAT Exam Update 2019

CLAT Exam Update 2019

CLAT Exam Update 2019:- After conducting CLAT 2015-18 in online mode, Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)  is back to its offline mode for conducting 2019 examination.

  • Common Law Admission test is to be conducted in offline mode for the year 2019.
  • Till 2015, the mode of examination remained offline but later it due to increasing applications, officials decided to conduct it in online mode.
  • After CLAT 2018, Officials felt that lack of adequate infrastructure in rural India is becoming a hurdle in the conduction of  CLAT examination.
  • As the main ambition of the organization is to conduct CLAT examination in the most possible way, officials are in discussion to find a solution for organizing CLAT online in the future.

CLAT Exam Update 2019

Change in Mode of CLAT Examination – CLAT Exam Update 2019

The most elite Law admission test in the nation, CLAT started in the year 2008 and conducts it’s national level exam every year. Till the year 2015, CLAT was being conducted in offline mode throughout the nation but later due to the increasing number of applicants, officials decided to conduct the CLAT exam in online mode.

  • From 2015 to 2018, the CLAT exam was conducted in online mode but later on due to an increase in the number of applicants and therefore lack of infrastructure to conduct the CLAT exam became a hurdle in exploring a modern setup.
  • While it’s clear that CLAT 2019 will be conducted in offline mode, officials are planning ways to be able to conduct CLAT examination in online mode.

what did convenor of CLAT 2019 say?

As per the latest report on the mode of examination, Srikrishna Deva Rao, vice-chancellor of NLU, Orissa, and convenor of CLAT 2019 says;

“Issues such as limited infrastructure and inadequate access to technology in rural areas made it difficult to conduct the test online and therefore, the consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) in October 2018 decided to conduct CLAT in offline mode,”

For the offline CLAT 2019 exam, 21 NLUs will be made the test centers along with other institutes across regions, which will be decided by the respective vice-chancellors.

“The offline test will provide wider access to aspirants from rural areas and avoid other technical glitches encountered in last year’s CLAT exam,”

CLAT 2019 will be conducted by the executive committee of consortium headquartered in the city of Bengaluru. It comprises three NLUs, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore; National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) Hyderabad; and NLIU, Bhopal as its official members.

The decision of centralized conduction of CLAT

Later in the interview, Srikrishna Deva Rao, vice-chancellor of NLU, Orissa said that;

“The decision of having a centralised way instead of one NLU conducting the test on rotation basis will not only bring transparency in the admission process but will also enhance quality in legal education,”

“The decision of consortium to conduct CLAT 2019 in offline mode was made in the light of the fact that the number of students appearing in the entrance test is not large as IIT JEE or NEET. However, consortium is open to going for an online test in future once the number of applicants increases,”

“CLAT is not an easy exam, but is not unachievable either, and practice of logical reasoning; legal aptitude and current affairs will provide an edge to the students. Equal importance must be given to all the segments. As the questions in each segment vary, students must focus on time management.”


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