Bombay HC orders CLAT authorities to clear air on discrepancies in questions

Discrepancies in CLAT questions again

On Thursday, as the final allotment list for CLAT 2015 was released, the Bombay High Court ordered the examination authorities to come up with a solution for the alleged discrepancies in questions.

Shubham Gupta, a Mumbai student had got a rank of 258 in the exam, however, after the ranks were modified according to the expert panel’s recommendations, his rank fell to 278. Subsequently, he appealed to the High Court saying that there are issues with seven other questions, which have not been taken into consideration by the CLAT expert committee.

A division bench of Justice Anoop Mohta and Justice V.L. Achliya has asked the examination authorities to have their expert panel look into these seven questions and decide the correctness of answers in the model key.

Soon after the results were released, the students and their parents demanded that the questions in the exam also be made public, so that they could tally the answer key and the questions paper in order to determine the discrepancies.

In view of the same, the authorities had published the question papers and the answer keys online. With students pointing out inaccuracies in as many as 28 answers, the CLAT Implementation Committee had appointed an expert committee to resolve the issue.

Consequently, the expert committee revised the answers for question number 186 (question ID 1907) and question number 35 (question ID 1744) of the undergraduate exam. And a total of six responses were revised for the postgraduate exam.

Furthermore, in accordance with the students’ demand to get access to individual question papers and response sheets, the Implementation Committee had uploaded the same online. Now any student can view and download his/her individual question paper by logging into his/her CLAT account.

The results for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2015 were declared on May 19 by Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU). The examination was conducted online on May 10. This year, the competitive test was organised by RMLNLU and held in 28 cities across the country. The all India entrance exam for law courses is organised by each of the 16 participating colleges on a rotational basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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