Um, but what happened to auntie?Um, but what happened to auntie?

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), which published a revised answer key making 9 corrections yesterday after at least 13 potential errors were identified in its original key, has managed to correct a question that had two correct answers, by removing the previous correct option from the list.

For logical reasoning question with code 4611392876, candidates are supposed to choose the ‘most appropriate option’ in:

Pointing to a girl in the photograph, Ram said, ‘Her mother`s brother is the only son of my mother’s father’. How is the girl`s mother related to Ram?


1. Sister

2. Aunt

3. Mother

4. Grandmother

The original answer key had selected ‘aunt’ as the correct answer, which makes sense and is logical (if you can’t be bothered to figure it out, Ram’s mother and the girl’s mother would be sisters).

However, it would also have been possible to argue for ‘mother’ to be the correct answer. That would suppose that Ram and the girl are siblings and share the same mother (though it would be strange why Ram would speak in such circuitous language about his own sister and mother, other than to be obtuse).

Nevertheless, the CLAT in its new answer key has now decided that ‘aunt’ is the wrong answer, and the only correct answer should be ‘mother’.

Since ‘aunt’ is obviously at least as correct an answer as ‘mother’, the CLAT should really have awarded full points for either answer.

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Like +0 Object -5 Insider 26 May 17, 15:47
I have inside information that the cut off for NLSIU will be around 190 and the CLAT has been quite high scoring. Raneesh Singh's cut off is totally wrong this time. So fighting over 1 or 2 marks is a big fuss over nothing.
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Like +2 Object -0 Darkseid 26 May 17, 23:58
Insider of an asylum, perhaps?
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Like +0 Object -3 Request 26 May 17, 15:54
I request Legally India to cover this story picked up by Bar & Bench on hooliganism at DU law faculty. DU is full of goons and wannabe politicians the law school is third-rate. Some people foolishly choose it over a five-year law school thinking they will save two years and also because of India Today ranking, but in public interest students should be told not to go to this rubbish law school.
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Like +0 Object -3 Guest 26 May 17, 19:05
Here is the ranking that should be followed:

1. Tier 1 NLUs
2. Tier 2 NLUs
3. Tier 3 NLUs
4. Symbiosis
5. Jindal
6. ILS
7. GLC
8. Amity
9. Christ
10. Local law colleges
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 27 May 17, 00:05
Sir, please advise fi we can follow Careers 360 law school ranking.
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Like +0 Object -0 CLAT Aspirant 2018 28 May 17, 00:23
A permanent core committee needs to be established
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 28 May 17, 18:08
Can anyone advise on this news report about NLU Nagpur? Where does the college rank in comparison to HNLU, CNLU, NLU Assam etc?
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 29 May 17, 04:03
A video on social media is alleging a huge scam in CLAT and an RTI has been filed. Please report.
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