NLAT Judgement: Supreme Court quashes the conduct of NLAT

The Supreme Court today quashed the conduct of National Law School of India University Bangalore’s (NLSIU) separate entrance exam, the National Law Aptitude Exam (NLAT 2020).

The Court ordered that NLSIU would have to conduct admissions to its courses this year through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).
The Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah had reserved judgment in the matter on September 17 after giving the case an extensive hearing. Earlier, the Court had allowed NLSIU to conduct the contentious NLAT, however, the Apex Court had held that the results would be declared subject to the decision of the Court.

The Supreme Court, while quashing the decision of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru to hold a separate admission test by way of the National Legal Aptitude Test (NLAT), observed that the short notice and technological requirements insisted by the University deprived a large number of students to participate in the test violating their rights under Article 14 of the Constitution of India.

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