Dozens, some claim hundreds, of students who took the 2014 Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) are claiming that there has been a serious error in the marking of their results, demanding to see their optical mark recognition (OMR) answer sheets.
One CLAT taker wrote:
"I received my CLAT 2014 result tonight. I made 166/200 attempts, and I rechecked my answers with the answer key provided. Yet somehow, I seem to have scored a shocking 15.25/200 in my exam. I find this to be an absolute impossibility unless A. my OMR sheet has been checked wrong, or IB. have mis-marked my entire OMR sheet.
"I attempted CLAT 2013 with a rank of [around 1600] and score [of around 110]. It is therefore impossible that I have scored [around 15] marks ONLY. I have already sent a mail to , and I have received no reply yet.
"It is possible that they have incorrectly marked my omr sheet, as complaints have been reported by a lot of candidates. To clear the confusion in our minds in either case, I request the GNLU CLAT COMMITTEE to PLEASE supply a copy of our OMR sheets so we can see and confirm the mistakes for ourselves."
A Facebook group called CLAT 2014 - I want to see my OMR now has nearly 400 members since having been started yesterday.
Others on the group have also complained of discrepancies between expected and received marks of between 20 to 100 marks or more.
Update: according to a poll, around 100 test takers claimed their results were off significantly, with more than 50 claiming their test scores were 20 or more marks below what they had expected. Some students are now considering filing a public interest litigation against GNLU.
The Facebook group was started by CLAT mentor Rajneesh Singh, who had also launched an initiative two weeks ago that the CLAT model answer keys released by convenor GNLU Gandhinagar contained errors.
This ultimately resulted in GNLU declaring that two questions did indeed have two correct answers and that either answer would be deemed as the correct one (questions 41 and 131), while three answers on the original answer key were incorrect (questions 12, 76 and 145 all should have D as the correct answer).
GNLU director Bimal Patel did not respond to an SMS seeking comment at the time of going to press.