FAQ: How to Take NLAT 2020 From Home? When Will Results Come Out?

NCLAT 2020 will be a home-based online test, held on 12 September.

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NLSIU won’t accept CLAT 2020 scores this year & will hold its own National Law Aptitude Test.

The Supreme Court on Friday, 11 September, allowed National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore to hold separate law entrance test instead of going by Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).

However, results of the test cannot be declared until the next date of hearing, which has been set for 16 September.

The online home-based test will be held on 12 September admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The university has also issued clarifications after students raised queries over the conduct of the exams. Here’s all you need to know.

If I do not have the facilities necessary to appear for the NLAT 2020 at my home, can I take the exam at another place?

Yes, if the alternative venue you wish to take the NLAT 2020 from complies with the test protocols published, you can appear from other locations. It is not necessary that you take the test only from your home or the address you have provided.

I am unable to meet the technical requirements for the NLAT at my home. What do I do?

You can register at one of the 33 TestPan exam centers, nearest to your home. You have to send an email at info@testpanindia.com with the student's name, number, email id and the current city. You can find the list of centers here.

I have decided to take the exam from my home. What should I know?

  • Supported devices: Desktop computers, laptop computers, and Android mobile devices (phones and tablets) only
  • A minimum internet speed of 512 Kbps
  • Integrated/attached webcam mandatory
  • The examination system should be permitted access (if requested) to the camera during the examination
  • Integrated/attached microphone also mandatory
  • Use of wired/wireless headphones/earphones/other audio devices shall not be permitted

I am a ‘People With Disability’ (PWD) candidate. Can I opt for a scribe?

PWD candidates with other types of benchmark disabilities are entitled to avail the services of a scribe, provided they submit appropriate medical certificates to the effect that the candidate has a physical limitation to write.

Candidates can choose their own scribe. But they should remember that:

  • The minimum educational qualification of the scribe is matriculation
  • The maximum educational qualification of the scribe does not exceed the candidate’s own qualifications

Such candidates must email details to admissions.nls.ac.in

Will mock tests be held for NLAT 2020?

  • Mock tests will be available from 9 am on 9 September until 12 AM (midnight) on 12 September
  • Candidates can attempt the mock test as many times as they want
  • Details to access the Mock Tests will be shared with all the registered candidates

Is there a simulation test?

Yes, a Simulation Test of the exact NLAT examination process will be available for candidates on 11 September, at the same time as their batch for the actual NLAT exam.

Is there a helpdesk for queries related to the test?

Yes, candidates can email their queries to nlsadmissions@nls.ac.in or call 080-471-89145

I know that the exam is conducted at three different timings. How will I know when I should take the test?

Candidates will be informed of their batch at least 24 hours in advance of the main exam.

When will the results be out?

A notification of results and list for provisional admission will be published on 15 September. However, the Supreme Court has said that the results of the test cannot be declared until the next date of hearing, which has been set for 16 September.

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