The 10th All India Bar Exam (AIBE) is not even in the pipeline almost nine months after the 9th AIBE, after the Bar Council of India (BCI) notified on the official AIBE website that it has not yet decided the exam date and that candidates should “kindly keep visiting” the AIBE website for further update.

A petition of 57 aspiring national law school students are set to get their first hearing before the Allahabad high court tomorrow (17 November), with advocate Sushmita Mukherjee challenging the Bar Council of India (BCI) and Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) age limit of 20 years.

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has asked the Supreme Court, in an affidavit filed in the challenge to conduct of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) that was filed by Shamnad Basheer and others, that it be allowed to conduct the CLAT in future.

cxsecrouThe Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) can be the first rung in a five year ladder to one of the highest paying graduate law jobs worldwide. An ideal CLAT-rank guarantees a place in the LLB courses of any of the older national law universities (NLU) – the NLUs which for at least the last five years have placed at least one graduate with a UK magic circle law firm.

NLU Delhi has published the results for its alternative to the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) of borderline legality, the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET), but the university's website seems unable to cope with the traffic of 15,961 AILET aspirants all checking their results at once.

Need a helping hand with the CLAT (without cheating)?CLAT began in 2008 when a PIL forced the NLUs to conduct a common admission test. It eased out the students from lots of hassles but at the same time it also made the admission process a bit complex.

Rajneesh Singh: Predicts trouble ahead...One wise CLAT aspirant’s first reaction the day of the exam at 5.08 pm was: “Sir, what a shit! They gave us a dam easy paper!! This is bad, very bad!!”

Screenshot 2016-04-13 15.43.19A mock Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2016 will likely be live on CLAT’s official website 3 May onward, with a new system to make the mock exam experience almost like the actual CLAT.

Law not sexy anymore?The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) experienced the slightest slump in popularity this year, for the first time since the exam was established. The clash of engineering (IIT) and medical (PMT) entrances, on 8 May, with CLAT 2016 pulled potential CLAT applicants away to the more popular entrances.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2016 online application deadline has been extended till tonight.

This extension does not apply to candidates registering for the exam through offline payment of registration fee.

According to a notification on CLAT’s website:

“This is for the notice of aspirants for admission to Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Courses in Law through CLAT-2016 that the last date for applying online (only through online payment) is extended upto 05 April 2016 till 11:59 pm.”

t4cqjrloCommon Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2016 convenor RGNUL Patiala has already allotted dates for taking up candidates’ question-paper error representations and to publish a revised answer key, in the CLAT 2016 calendar which was officially announced online.

The 2016 Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) will be conducted by RGNUL Patiala on 8 May 2016 from 3pm to 5pm, according to a notification on the law school’s website.

Shamnad Basheer, former NUJS Kolkata professor and founder of NGO Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA), has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court seeking a permanent CLAT body and transparency in the exam.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2015’s committee of “experts”, in its report on alleged errors in the CLAT 2015 LLB paper, defended the answer key by reproducing dictionary definitions of words and asserting that candidates were expected to “feel the pulse” of the question paper.

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