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CLAT results still wrong & mixed up claim students, despite GNLU’s new ‘reconciliated’ results

In a press release, GNLU Gandhinagar has announced that results for the Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) are now available for download but students have continued questioning the accuracy of the results.

The note by the CLAT convenor, GNLU, confirmed that 33,491 results would be published today, as announced yesterday, after mismatched answer papers were “reconciliated” by GNLU. The press release (see below), also listed seven new features introduced to the CLAT by GNLU.

However, some students have continued to question the results on a Facebook group after corroborating the published Optical Machine Readable (OMR) answer sheets with the final results.

Many claimed that the new marks still did not reflect their true grades. One wrote: “this […] is not even my OMR sheet!! the answers which i have marked are left unanswered!!! :-( feeling annoyed.”

Others wrote:

attempted 170, omr answersheet displays only 155, marks scored differs from what i am calculating in given omr... rhis what they have done,, managed to find ways to upload fake omrs.. why dont they upload the real omr as they uploaded in answer key... ??? what the hell ??

And:

GNLU - ur end is nearer , by tampering with my answer sheets you have shown how a cheap the institution it is . i had left only 6 questions , from where the hell u made it to 29 , hell of u . the date which is mentioned is not my hand writing , and most answers are wrongly circled even the damn easy ones . can't bear this man.

And:

Now. I attempted 158 questions, my answer key shows just 139, where the hell are my 19 questions. I remember that out of 20 ques in maths i attempted 18 and now i can hardly see 8 marked. What nonsense is this??

And:

CLAT 2014 Results have left me Puzzled. Once Again!
Possible Errors in the Result..

For a handful of kids ranks have improved but not by much as their score has only been increased by 1.25. This clearly indicates that one question that was taken as incorrect has now been treated as correct (.. and therefore a difference of 1.25 marks). An extra entry added in the Top 5 AIR Ranks and 4 entries in the Top 40 is just because of the addition of 1.25 to the total of some kids who had achieved higher rankings when the result was published the first time.
For the remaining their total scores remains the same and rank gets dropped.

Question 1: The BAR Code Error as mentioned by the CLAT committee in their OFFICIAL Document.... Definitely does not explain this.. Puzzled!

ALso.. they have not changed the answer for that question but must have given '1' mark for two correct options. eg. for Question X.. answer a and b both are correct.. many who had got 'a' wrong the last time (when 'b' was taken as correct), now have been awarded marks too. Therefore marks for both 'a' and 'b' have been awarded for Q. X.

Question 2: Login account has Q. 41 and Q. 131 where 2 answer options are taken as correct which were even considered last time the result was out, as per CLAT committee. Again Puzzled!

Questions 3: The OMR SHeets uploaded have faulty alignment. The Questions DO NOT Have the corresponding circles right infront of them. Alignment ERROR Bigtime. .?? PDFs are uploaded in the software for checking...????

And for at least 315 candidates, according to a poll in the Facebook group, their marks had apparently stayed the same as in the last round of released results, but their rank compared to others had decreased.

The results, which were first published six days ago on Saturday, 30 May, have been plagued by apparently incorrect results, and mixed-up answer sheets and keys resulting in too-low scores.

On Wednesday, one CLAT committee source said that reconciling results manually could take a full week, but GNLU made an announcement yesterday that results would be out by today.

GNLU press release

Gujarat National Law University, as CLAT-2014 Organising University has declared CLAT 2014 results which are available on clat.ac.in. Individual candidates can see their results along with a complete merit list by logging into their personal login account. 29,647 out of 33,491 registered UG and 2,025 out of registered PG candidates appeared for the examination in 21 cities which was held on 11 May 2014. 

GNLU was required to withhold the results declared on 31 May 2014. Following the identification of mismatch between the barcode sticker on the front page and candidate sticker ​i​n the backpage in few cases, the GNLU immediately​  decided to conduct reconciliation of all OMR answer sheets (approx 32,000). The aim was to ensure full and complete verifiable accurate examination results based on the mammoth exercise of reconciliation of all detail​s i.e. OMR answer sheets, question paper booklets, attendance registers, admit card details, etc.​, as soon as possible. GNLU deeply sympathizes with the anxiety in connection with the declaration of results.

NLSIU, Bangalore (Karnataka); NALSAR, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh); NLIU, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh); WBNUJS, Kolkata (West Bengal); NLU, Jodhpur (Rajasthan); HNLU, Raipur (Chattisgarh); GNLU (Gandhinagar); RMLNLU, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh); RGNUL, Patiala (Punjab); CNLU, Patna (Bihar); NUALS, Kochi (Kerala); NLUO, Cuttack (Odisha); NUSRL, Ranchi (Jharkhand); NLUJA, Guwahati (Assam) admit students in UG and PG courses on the basis of CLAT. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS - Tiruchirappalli) and Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU – Visakhapatnam) have been given provisional admission into CLAT-2014, subject to fulfilment of certain conditions.  In addition to above, several universities, institutions and colleges use CLAT results for admitting candidates into UG and PG courses. Furthermore, the CLAT results are also used for purposes of recruitment of law graduates by several corporations and institutions across the country.

GNLU, as the Organising University introduced the following new features in CLAT 2014.

1. Introduction of full and complete online registration, counselling and admission process to save money, efforts and time on part of students, parents, guardians and all stakeholders;

2. Individual webpage for all registered candidates;

3. Indirect creation of huge IT awareness as all required documents of candidates are now available in electronic form. The candidates now have electronic repository of their documents which would be helpful to them beyond CLAT 2014, thus, making best use of information technology;

​4. Extension of timeline upon requests from parents and candidates in view of elections and re-scheduling of board exams in various states which shortened the critical preparation period for us in conducting examination of the highest number of candidates in a smooth manner across 21 cities;

​5​. Publication of question paper with answer keys before the results and obtaining feedback from candidates and other stakeholders;

​6. Availability of individual OMR answersheet in login account along with the question paper and the corresponding answer key; and

​7. Option of physical verification of all relevant documents at CLAT Secretariat in Gandhinagar, in case, if required by the candidates.

Important Note: Candidates wishing to physically view their OMR answer sheets may fill in the form available on the CLAT website and can visit the CLAT 2014 Secretariat in Gandhinagar, along with their admit card and proof of identity, from Saturday, 7 June till Tuesday, 10 June 2014 from 1000 to 1700 hours. The commencement of online counselling and admission for the first 2500 merit-cum-preference candidates will begin from Saturday, 7 June 2014.

On behalf of all participating NLUs, GNLU thanks everyone for their valuable suggestions, during last 8 months, in conducting the CLAT 2014.

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