CLAT 2020: Major Changes in Exam Pattern and Exam Date Announced
The Consortium of NLU (National Law University) has announced that CLAT 2020 will be conducted on May 10, 2020. The exam notification will be made available in the last week of December 2019, while application forms will be open in online mode from January 1 onward.The details were announced during a press conference held on November 21.
However, the major talking point was the decision to make structural changes to the exam pattern of the national-level exam, which is the gateway to all the NLUs in the country.
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The structural changes made in the Exam pattern are mentioned below:
1. Fewer Questions:
a. The number of questions has been reduced from 200 to 120-150 questions.
The President of the Consortium, Prof. Faizan Mustafa said, asking students to answer 200 questions in 120 minutes is not right as it puts students under a lot of mental stress is the main reason for the change in the structure of the exam pattern.
2. Comprehensive Questionnaire Added:
a. Just like the UG exam, the PG exam too will now have comprehension-based questions.
b. Another major change is the inclusion of comprehension-based questions, which will be from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning sections.
The major reason for this move is to attract better students to National Law Universities who have competence in reading texts and demonstrate skills in inferential reasoning . The descriptive section, however, will remain the same.
3. Introduction of Cut off in P.G:
Another interesting development for PG exam could be introduction of cutoff marks, as mentioned in the press release.
However there are some features that remained untouched are mentioned below:
a. The duration of the exam will be 2 hours like earlier
b. The mode of the exam will remain the same i.e offline.
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Note: The full details of the exam pattern will be notified by the consortium in the last week of December.
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