The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has decided that CLAT 2019 will be conducted offline. he decision was taken at the 4th meeting of the NLU Consortium, held on Wednesday at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. A press release further informs that the feasibility of making CLAT online would be considered depending on future requirements. It states,
“Keeping in view that in last few years there have been glitches due to the fault of the service provider in the conduct of the online CLAT examination, the CLAT Consortium unanimously resolved that CLAT-2019 will be conducted Off-line. It was also resolved that as and when number of candidates taking up CLAT drastically increases or when admission to law colleges in the entire country would be based only on the CLAT score, the feasibility of online test will be considered.“
In its earlier meeting this month, the Consortium had taken a historic decision to constitute a Permanent Secretariat for the conduct of CLAT at NLSIU. Wednesday’s meeting also saw the inauguration of this Permanent CLAT Secretariat by Chairman, Prof Faizan Mustafa (Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR, Hyderabad) and Vice-President, Prof V Vijayakumar (Vice-Chancellor, NLIU, Bhopal).
The CLAT Secretariat is intended to function throughout the year from its permanent office at Bangalore. Pursuant to ensuring the stable conduct of CLAT, the Consortium has also decided that a permanent website for CLAT will be created.