Hyderabad: A picture on social media is circulating with a claim that the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 will not be conducted on September 7, 2020, as planned. The claim states that the CLAT 2020 exam has been postponed.

Hyderabad: A twitter user posted the viral image with the claim, “CLAT exam which was scheduled to be at 7 September 2020 is now postponed! Dates will be soon informed. Waiting for JEE and NEET news now! #MODIJI_POSTPONEJEENEET (sic)”. This tweet is now deleted.

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Fact check:

This claim is FALSE.

Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLU), the Nodal Agency for conducting CLAT 2020, issued an official notice on its website that a document purporting to be a notification issued by the Consortium announcing the postponement of the CLAT 2020 is being shared. It clearly states that the notice is fake and has not been issued by the Consortium. The date of the CLAT 2020 examination, and all other particulars, regarding CLAT 2020 examination remain the same.

Below is the statement released by CNLU:

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NALSAR Vice-Chancellor Dr. Faizan Mustafa also confirmed to ‘LIVELAW’ that the date remains unchanged and that the circular shared over social media is fake. ‘LIVELAW’ tweeted this news on its official twitter account and stated that no meeting was held to discuss the postponement.

A close look at the viral image showed that the alignment in the notice is improper. The words ‘Contact No.’ in the viral picture is not aligned properly which indicates that the image is not from an official source as no official notice would make such a mistake.

Therefore, the claim that the CLAT 2020 exam has been postponed is FALSE.

This fact check has been published as part of the Internews Information Saves Lives: Rapid Response Fund project to NewsMeter

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is currently a Freelance Fact Checker at Newsmeter and is a final year student at Loyola Academy Degree and Pg College. She is doing her degree in Psychology, English, and Journalism. She has a zeal for learning and is very passionate about writing. Apart from writing articles, she also writes poetry.

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