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[NLAT 2020] Candidates who faced technical difficulties may raise query by Sept 13, 12 pm: NLSIU

The NLAT was conducted today in three sessions. Several candidates reported having faced technical difficulties during the exam, including those relating to verification, login, and facial recognition through webcams.

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The National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru has released a statement to record the successful completion of the the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) 2020 for its law school admissions this year.

The NLAT was conducted today in three sessions. Several candidates reported having faced technical difficulties during the exam, including those relating to verification, login, and facial recognition through their webcams.

Notably, the University has now requested students who may have faced technical difficulties during the conduct of the exam to raise their queries by Sunday noon. As per the statement,

"... we are aware that some candidates may have faced technical difficulties during the examination. NLAT 2020 candidates may login to the admissions.nls.ac.in portal and raise a query by 12 noon on September 13, 2020. A thorough technical review will be carried out and candidates will receive a response."

NLSIU has also assured that it has thoroughly monitored the exam and that admission would not be given to candidates who had indulged in malpractices.

"We reassure candidates and their parents that the technological systems and proctoring processes of NLAT 2020 were fully operational during the examination. Comprehensive digital records and technological parameters will be rigorously assessed for examination malpractice before any admission list is prepared. We are confident that the combination of human and AI proctoring will ensure that the exam integrity will be maintained. No candidate indulging in examination malpractice will secure admission to the University", reads the statement.

The statement further informs:

  • 24,603 registered for UG NLAT of 23,225 candidates who registered had appeared for the exam, therefore recording an attendance rate of 94%. By comparison, CLAT 2019 recorded an attendance rate of 90.92%

  • 2,846 candidates appeared for the PG NLAT of the 2,935 registered candidates i.e. there was a 97% attendance rate. The PG CLAT 2019 recorded a 85.23% attendance rate, it is noted

  • Attendance was especially strong among the PWD candidates. 99 out of the 100 UG candidates and 23 out of the 24 PG candidates attempted the exam.

  • Provisional answer keys have been released on the University website. Objections may be raised by sending an email to nlat2020key@nls.ac.in on or before midnight, September 13.

  • The answer key will be released on September 15, Tuesday.

  • The release of results for admissions will be subject to the orders of the Supreme Court in the petition moved to challenge the conduct of NLAT.

Read the Statement:

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