National Law University (NLU) has announced that this year’s All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) will be a remote proctored test (RPT), to be held on August 18 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

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Pursuant to the Delhi High Court order directing a stay on reservations introduced by National Law University, Delhi (NLU Delhi), a revised notification for this year’s entrance examination has been released.

On account of the COVID-19 situation, NLU Delhi has announced that this year’s All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) will be a remote proctored test (RPT), to be held on August 18 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

RPTs can be taken at home, where the candidate will be monitored through a web camera.

As per the new notification, the 50% horizontal reservation for students who completed their qualifying examinations in Delhi, the 22% reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) in Delhi region, as well as the 10% reservation for Economically Backward Sections (EWS) has been done away with.

As result, the only reservation that remains is the 15% for Scheduled Caste candidates, the 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe candidates, and the 5% for Persons with Disabilities. Supernumerary seats for Kashmiri migrants and Residents of Jammu & Kashmir will also remain.

In view of these changes, NLU Delhi has allowed candidates who applied earlier to withdraw their application to BA.LL.B., LL.M., and PhD programmes. The notification states,

“In view of the change in the reservation policy & seat matrix as per orders passed by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and further change in the mode of test from pen and paper test to RPT mode, the University has decided to allow the option of withdrawal to the candidates, who want to withdraw their application for admission to B.A.LL.B.(Hons), LL.M. and Ph.D. Programmes.”

Those who want to withdraw their applications are required to provide their bank accounts details by following this link. The link will be active from July 1-7, after which no withdrawal will be entertained.

The last date for application has also been extended to July 7. Candidates can apply here. Admit cards will be uploaded on the University website on July 27.

On the decision to hold AILET 2020 through remote proctoring, the notification states that consent for the same was given by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The notification states,

“Before the test, the NTA will provide the detailed information and guidance to the aspirants for which two webinars & one mock test for the AILET 2020 will be conducted by NTA. The schedule of the webinars & mock test will be notified shortly.”

While staying the move to introduce 50% horizontal reservation for local candidates at NLU Delhi, the Delhi High Court yesterday directed the University to restore status quo ante as of the previous academic year by publishing a revised notice by July 2.

Published by Sneha Vishwakarma

Advocate, Bombay High court.

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