The National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, on 10.09.2020 decided to not consider the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for admissions to the five years integrated B.A LL. B (Hons.) course for the academic year 2020-21. A notice regarding this decision has been uploaded on the varsity’s official website.

The University has decided to conduct a separate test for admissions to the five years integrated B.A LL. B (Hons.) course for the academic year 2020-21. The said test shall be an online entrance examination to be held on September 12, 2020.

The National Law Aptitude Test, 2020 (NLAT) will test applicants on subjects that correspond to the subjects proposed to be tested in the Common Law Admission Test, 2020.

The notification further informs the following:

  1. NLSIU shall not be responsible for any connectivity issues, or failure of internet connection during the examination. NLSIU reserves the right to cancel any candidate’s examination based on misconduct or examination malpractice.
  2. The NLAT 2020 UG will test candidates on 5 subjects(and the published format of the CLAT 2020 UG) comprising, English Language, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.
  3. Question Paper Format:The NLAT 2020 UG shall be conducted in English. The Maximum Marks for the NLAT is 80 marks. All questions shall be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). The total duration of the examination is 45 minutes.
  4. Marking Scheme: 2 marks per correct answer and -0.25 marks per unanswered question. -0.50 marks per wrong answer.
  5. This is not an open book examination;candidates may not seek assistance from any other person to answer the questions in the examination.
  6. Candidates will only have 1 attempt at each question. They will not be able to revisit a question once they have moved on to another question.
  7. Candidates may not take the assistance of any resources, whether electronic, print or in any other form.