The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 yet again managed to probably get a whole bunch of questions wrong, with at least 13 allegedly confirmed errors, four questionable answers and 10 questions framed so badly that they would have been difficult or unfair to answer.

CLAT 2017 convenor CNLU Patna had released the 14 May exam’s answer key on Tuesday and The Quint has now reported 12 alleged errors in its sections on English language comprehension, general knowledge, Math and logical reasoning.

CLAT mentor Rajneesh Singh told us that there are another four possible errors, one confirmed error and then 10 questions whose answers were correctly marked in the key but whose questions were framed poorly and would confuse candidates not because they were tricky but because of their faulty framing.

Singh, who said he would share a consolidated list of CLAT 2017 errors and anomalies today, commented: “Sometimes errors just happen but in this case the nature of errors was as if the questions were copied from a poor quality website or a guide and not even checked. It is okay to copy but at least confirm that there is not any error [in the copied question and answer]. These are very casual sort of errors.”

CLAT candidates have the option to post their objections, attaching sources which are the basis for objections, to the convenor until today. The convenor CNLU will publish a revised answer key on 25 May.

51,000 candidates took the 200-question exam with negative marks for wrong question, which is the basis for admission to the LLB and LLM degree courses in 16 national law universities (NLUs).

However, at least this year’s alleged error total is lower than 2015, where nearly 40 errors were alleged to have slipped by, leading to writ petitions, though an ‘expert committee’ assembled by the CLAT convenor RMLNLU Lucknow later concluded that there were no errors.

On the other hand, last year’s CLAT was much less controversial, with two erroneous or unclear questions quickly corrected by the convenor. ++Some errors and dubious language (via The Quint)

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Like +5 Object -14 NLU Stud 19 May 17, 17:11  controversial
CLAT is the most appropriate way of testing candidates. Kindly note that if a question is wrong, similar marks will be given to all. So nevertheless, we at the NLU's are getting the brightest and most competent. It also goes to show that we at NLU'S have the presence of mind while attempting something unpredictable (the CLAT paper in this case), which is precisely what the profession demands. Hence we are above the rest and rightly deserve the title of being the best the legal education system has to offer. Other private and government run colleges are for those who could never make it. Period.
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Like +1 Object -1 Tanya Mayall 20 May 17, 11:24
Don't confuse scoring in an exam with a person's level of intellectual competence. It's a pity that so called 'educated' people like you hold such shallow opinions. Ever since I dreamt of becoming a lawyer, I have wanted to study in one of the reputed NLUs of this country. I wrote CLAT this year, and guess what! I have less chances of making it to the top NLUs. But you know what? Neither do I have regrets, nor do I doubt my competence. I know I have the requisite skill, will, and high tolerance (which btw one of us here seem to highly lack) which is an indispensable quality if you think of becoming a good lawyer. You my friend, would need to mould your thinking quite a bit. I don't know if you are a student or a mentor, but you are absolutely ridiculous. Let me tell you that is hardly matters what institute you study in. (For you the main criteria seems to be the placement and packages that students get in NLUs and you are only concerned about the money which is saddening on a whole different level.) what matters is what you make out of whatever opportunities you get. People like you, are the ones who incite the pressure among students which leads them to take drastic measures upon their failure in one exam.
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Like +1 Object -0 Trump 20 May 17, 11:51
Stud, I hope you find a job ; with this arrogant attitude you will probably be fired more than you are hired;
Trumped by Trump
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Like +6 Object -8 Guest 19 May 17, 17:19  controversial
Please stop outsourcing CLAT to amateur colleges in Patna, Raipur, Lucknow and god knows where else. It should be permanently administered by NLSIU.
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Like +9 Object -1 Guest 2 19 May 17, 17:26  interesting
Yeah I agree with you. It should be adminstered by top 4-5 NLU's only. Rest are grossly incompetent.
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Like +7 Object -1 NLU-ite 19 May 17, 21:44  interesting
Well, that's a bit unfair, won't have say? The agreed belief today is that where GNLU, NLIU, and even Nalsar failed (with its paper-leak), RGNUL has till date convened the best CLAT exam possible. Disregarding the paper's toughness, the institutional framework established for redressal as well as for the actual test were absolutely professional. Perhaps you ought to get off your high horse and realise that there are upcoming NLUs which haven't yet had the opportunity to establish themselves quickly because they're of recent advent, but regardless hold a lot of potential.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 1760 20 May 17, 11:36
CLAT 2013 was the best conducted CLAT till date and it was conducted by HNLU Raipur. Patiala also conducted an error-free CLAT. Most of the controversies have arisen in the CLATs conducted by your so-called top 4-5 universities. What do you have to say now?
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Like +11 Object -3 More Like NLU DUD 19 May 17, 17:25  interesting
Lol, some self-obsession this is post clearing CLAT. Cannot wait for you to join a work place to realise how the students from these "other private and government run colleges" that you are looking down upon, will probably turn out to be better than you. For starters humility will work its charm and in any case, for someone who gloats and glorifies an almost stroke of luck, hardly will have the brains to survive a work place environment. Please grow up and acknowledge the quality of competition (if not education) that is breeding in these places. Not like NLUs are some great institutions of learning themselves.
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Like +2 Object -9 NLU Stud 19 May 17, 17:34
NLU DUD - Look at the general quality of students at private colleges like Symbi, Amity and the like. Not more than 10% of students are even interested. Don't tell me I'm wrong. I've seen it for myself. Placements for them? Lol.
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Like +1 Object -5 Guest 20 May 17, 04:05
Spot on. Most Symbi, Amity and GLC students are least interested in studies. Many get in through contacts rather than merit.
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Like +1 Object -0 CSH 24 May 17, 00:42
Well I must really look forward to meeting u in court someday NLU Stu. U hv got some amazing logical thinking. So, according to u 100% of the people who have cracked clat apparently are genius and totally interested in law, because they got some answers in fluke due to some random wrong answer key. But people who failed CLAT, but again had the guts to get back up and join the other colleges are not interested at all. And people, u know what is the evidence for it- The Placements. Yeah right. So let me teach u young boy how it happens in our colleges. Most of the people work hard and get in pre-placement offers, which are not show in the college's placement records. Yeah, we aren't bred by the college to wait and depend upon college placements to look forward to. So, if that's ur argumentation, then don't care to defend it, cos it falls flat. To the rest of the NLU students, I don't mean to offend u. All I'm saying is that if u focus on the negatives of the other colleges, the NLUs themselves have dirt on them. So, it is our responsibility to clean the dirt. Just because I have gotten into a good college, I shouldn't support the flawed system, because it didn't hurt me. Cos if we do this, trust me- U put ur trust in a flawed system- It will get u too someday.
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Like +0 Object -0 shamirpet law college 25 May 17, 14:26
a lot has to do with the bias towards nlu's not necessarily because of 'merit'.
I know lot of kids from top nlu who are shit while others in 'shit' colleges like jgls/symbi,etc are better.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 19 May 17, 19:33
What is the expected cut off for rgnul patiala? If i am the state domicile
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Like +2 Object -0 Guest 20 May 17, 01:44
Prachi Ma'am, today Times of India has suggested some non-NLU options. Please advise us on that. I am particularly interested in UPES. Various rankings have been circulated on Legally India but none seems to mention UPES.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/looking-beyond-nlus-plethora-of-options/articleshow/58722078.cms
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 20 May 17, 19:11
I agree i hv objection against it
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Like +0 Object -0 Ananya garv 20 May 17, 20:14
sir, i think the committee should retake the exam as the pattren of clat 2017 was totally unclarified as well as it doesn't provide the students with a clear picture of their scores as well. A lot of students are there who got depressed after getting the scores and i think this is a great loss to all of them as such due to this reason they were not able to prepare for there further exams as well. To compensate the loss the committee must take this exam again.
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Like +0 Object -1 Inside info 21 May 17, 02:58
Here is some BREAKING NEWS. Inside sources from a top coaching centre have said that the highest score in CLAT this year is expected to be very high --- around 190 (based on unofficial score calculations). A brilliant guy from Kanpur who is currently a student of economics at St Stephen's College in Delhi has got 192, which is the highest so far (some others may be hiding scores). Another guy who has got 190. He was a student of IIT Roorkee but dropped out for some personal reasons.

There are reports that at least 40 students have scored in early 180s. This means that the NLSIU cutoff is likely to be around 190 or late 180s.

This is 100% genuine news from a top source. Legally India can also confirm it if they want.
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Like +0 Object -0 Appeal 21 May 17, 14:34
Respected Kian Sir and Prachi Mam,

On Bar & Bench a parent has posted a message saying that her son had to be hospitalised after CLAT due to depression as the answers he got right will be marked wrong due to such mistakes. Thousands of other students are similarly anxious and nervous. We already know that last year there were a few cases of suicide reported in the newspapers after CLAT results came out. Furthermore even if we look past this and accept whatever CLAT score we get we are still confused about choosing the right NLU and non-NLU options. There is no proper guidance by coaching centres and different rankings are being circulated, such as India Today rankings, Legally India rankings etc.

We thus request you to please help students and parents by giving career guidance and starting a helpline where we can directly ask questions to esteemed experts like you. .
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 21 May 17, 16:13
well if my message is being quoted here..let me clarify please that my son's right answers have been marked wrong by the Clat committee. Mr. Rajneesh Singh's article on 15 errors and another one by Akshat Tripathi confirms.I just hope that my son and other children as well get justice. Also that next time on wards please see that no such happening takes place. What has happened with my child should not happen to anyone else.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 22 May 17, 03:58
I am sorry to hear about your son and wish him a speedy recovery. These days children are under a lot of pressure as seats in the general category list are few. In case your son does not make it to an NLU it is not the end of the world, as private law schools like Symbiosis and Jindal are not bad at all.
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 22 May 17, 11:23
Thank you so much for the concern and your thoughtful wishes.Yes it is not the end of the world esp when one is really bright and talented. he took a year drop,took AILET but was disappionted he found it to be very difficult and lengthy; anyhow his focus was on CLAT. He was confident, 160 he could do in the given time and when he saw his score he was shocked to see a mere 85. He did not fill symbiosis. A difficult time we are going through. I just hope some action is taken as future of so many children are at hold. I know and have checked his answers which are actually right but marked wrong. few of the questions are debatable as there can be another answer other than the given by clat
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Like +0 Object -0 shamirpet law college 25 May 17, 14:28
jgls faculty and infra is the best in india [among law school] without doubt, if your child can well inspite of the atmosphere present. he can reach great heights. take care.
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Like +0 Object -0 Darkseid 25 May 17, 18:01
I have a genuine question to ask. I have been hearing about this about the JGLS faculty and infrastructure since quite some time now. While the infrastructure does seem to be very good, to be frank, to offer quality legal education over 5 years, one does not really need arthouse infra, nor amazing laboratory facilities like science colleges. A good library, decent hygienic living conditions, some basic sports facility, etc. suffice. I am sure JGLS offers that and much more, so no complaints there. With regard to the faculty, however, my original question arises. The faculty members at JGLS doubtless have excellent academic CVs. But truthfully, from the perspective of teaching, are they that much ahead of the faculty of the top-tier NLUs? I'm not casting any aspersions, but had they been, hasn't JGLS been around for a sufficiently long time for that difference to be visible between their students and other students? I'm not saying those students are bad or anything, they are fairly comparable to many NLU students I have come across. But from strictly teaching perspective, a teacher's success would be measured in terms of the quality of the student, won't it? And I haven't seen that large a gap between the students being taught by such "world-class faculty" and those being taught by normal, regular faculty of the NLUs. Has anyone attended classes there and maybe at some NLUs too and can shed some light on this possible difference?
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 25 May 17, 18:18
Thx but he did not fill LSAT. He only aimed Clat. Anyhow i believe in god and i trust my son's capability. he is sure to come out of this trauma and prove himself.
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Like +3 Object -0 Darkseid 21 May 17, 23:43
It's just the same story year after year. These incompetent people will not allow the examination to be conducted by professionals in their greed for the revenue share, screw around with the future of numerous students, sit in their ivory towers and laugh at Supreme Court's inability to do something to curb such injustice. Petitions are kept pending and mockery made of justice every single year! Why shouldn't the organising committee be forced to pay damages for mistakes in the paper, seeing how one way or another, they are still going to get students willing to shell out Rs. 10 lakhs over the next 5 years, regardless of whether all 200 questions were wrongly set?
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Like +0 Object -1 Ailet 23 May 17, 00:39
And people blame NLUD for conducting its own exam. While CLAT has become a gamvle, AILET has remained relatively controversy free and has been conducted effeciently since inception
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 23 May 17, 11:11
The problem is that CLAT exam this year left me confused about WHAT exactly they are trying to test ? For instance, one would think that the point of asking Legal Knowledge questions is to test the candidate's intrest and inclination towards the field; Common Sense would dictate that these questions should cover areas like Constitution, basics of Tort Law, Landmark judgemnets etc. I cannot understand for the life of me HOW asking 15 Legal Maxims serves this purpose. AILET paper was frustratingly lenghthy but at least it was obvious that they know what they're doing. CNLU on the other hand, seemed to have NO plans. They simply sat down and randomly selected questions.
CLAT should have a clear guidline oriented structure. There should be clear answers to -
What exactly to do we test ?
What are the traits we want in the poeple who make it to the county's top law schools?
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Like +0 Object -0 Darkseid 23 May 17, 22:27
Testing for legal knowledge was never meant to be an objective of CLAT. It was legal reasoning and aptitude, completely different things. Which are not being served at present at all. Why on earth should a student have to know anything about tort, contract or case laws before coming to law school? If you see the papers that at least top tier NLUs used to make before CLAT, they seldom required any student to have any prior knowledge of law whatsoever.
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Like +0 Object -0 CSH 24 May 17, 00:28
Same horror occurred in 2015.The expert committee formed was laughable. We didn't get justice and it is ironic that we are law aspirants. Sad Truth. I hope that at least this time it isn't the same. At least there is a chance to review the questions, which wasn't possible in 2015. It is again ironic that the Supreme Court in 2015 orders to reconvene a medical exam for botched up conduct, but cannot take a suo moto for its own fraternity. Lets just hope either the way CLAT is conducted is improved or otherwise, NLUs are set to loose their sheen, which they already seem to have lost to a good extent.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 24 May 17, 00:30
Kian and Prachi please focus more on this story and try to help students who need guidance. Thousands of students very anxious and worried after the injustice of CLAT. Apart from that they are being misled by India Today rankings and various coaching centres (who are taking commission to promote private law schools).
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Like +0 Object -0 claira 25 May 17, 13:21
Well did'nt expect this from a national level law college CNLU. All the students had worked hard. Really sad. But Let's see. The paper was useless to be honest.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 19 Jun 17, 19:16
Is there any chance of sc candidate rank between 21k to 22k
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