In a major move, the Delhi High Court has refuted the petition to take CLAT 2020 exam from home. The HC said that it cannot rule out the possibility of the Common Law Admission Test 2020 being compromised by examinees. The plea seeking candidates to allow to take CLAT 2020 from home amid COVID-19 pandemic across the country.
The court also said over 78,000 candidates seeking to appear for CLAT 2020 might not have access to appropriate technology, internet connection, laptop or desktop computer.
The order was passed on 10th September 2020 itself but was made available on the official website of Delhi HC on 16th September 2020. The plea had been filed by the petitioner on medical grounds. The Delhi HC said that the plea does not hold enough merit and also said that the order of the Supreme Court would be binding in this regard.
CLAT 2020 has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic is scheduled to be finally conducted on 28th September 2020. CLAT 2020 is a centralised exam conducted by the Consortium of the National Law Universities for the screening of candidates admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses offered by the participating NLUs.