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Convenor confirms: Age will be no bar to taking CLAT 2015 [UPDATE: CLAT uploads HC order]

National Law Universities (NLU) will admit undergraduate students of all ages this year, if they pass the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2015, as CLAT 2015 RMLNLU Lucknow gears up to comply with last week’s high court orders scrapping the upper age limit to appear in CLAT.

RMLNLU vice chancellor (VC) Prof Gurdip Singh said: “This is only a recent order of day before. And the core committee is yet to take a decision on this issue but it will be done soon. Maybe we are able to do something before the next meeting. We will comply with the order of the courts. There is no question of non compliance with the court’s orders.”

In orders that were made available in the last 10 days the Rajasthan high court and the Allahabad high court scrapped the current age limit of 20 years for general candidates and 22 years for candidates with reservations, to appear in the CLAT. The high courts also ordered RMLNLU to update its CLAT application software so as not to reject the applications of overage candidates, and to upload the high court order on CLAT’s official website.

The last date to submit CLAT 2015 applications is 31 March and if the CLAT core committee doesn’t challenge the high court orders and obtain a stay on them, the batch of students at least this year, in 16 Indian NLUs will have students from a wide age range.

The high court order is now uploaded on clat.ac.in 

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