Supreme Court refuses to entertain PIL for CLAT 2020 to be conducted online

Yesterday, the Supreme Court dismissed the petition filed that challenged the conduct of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2020) via the online mode.

The bench comprising of Justice L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat declined the plea with criticising the notification issued by the Consortium of National Law Universities dated 29th June 2020 declared that CLAT would be conducted as online exam.

The petition stated that all students prepared for offline exam for the whole year.

This sudden change will have an adverse effect on a student’s preparation and the results. It will be a disadvantage for many students due to the shift from the offline to online exam mode.

The court held to decline the petition under Article 32 of the Constitution and observed that every year some criticism is made against the CLAT.