The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) has experienced a 20 percent reduction in test-takers due to a change in examination dates, causing concern within the legal education community. Originally scheduled after 12th-grade board exams, CLAT has been rescheduled for December 2022, affecting student preparation. This adjustment has left students with limited time for CLAT preparation, as they are occupied with pre-board exams and practicals. The shift has led to uncertainty, stress, and decreased interest in exam preparation. Experts express worry that the rescheduling is not merely a date change but a threat to students' career ambitions, as they are forced to choose between school exams and CLAT preparation. The impact is particularly significant for class 12 students, who face challenges balancing preparation for both CLAT and board exams. The news highlights the potential difficulties students may encounter in the changing landscape of entrance exam schedules and academic demands.