The Supreme Court, on Tuesday refused to postpone the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT’21).
CLAT will be held as scheduled in centers across the nation, on 23 July. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the base examination for entrance into any of the National Law Universities across India.
Further, the apex court has ordered that vaccination will not be a mandatory requirement for appearing in the CLAT. The CLAT Consortium has been instructed to ensure that all COVID protocols are adhered to at the centers.
As per the guidelines issued by the CLAT Consortium, candidates were instructed to get themselves fully vaccinated before appearing for the test. However, the order of the Supreme Court has annulled this requirement. The order of the Supreme Court was in response to a petition by an NGO and a candidate, to postpone the examination. The apex court declined to issue a postponement for the CLAT, but agreed to negate the vaccination clause in the guidelines.