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At least 6 answers in CLAT key are almost certainly wrong: CLAT ‘expert committee’ to examine test again, more delays expected

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2015 first merit list has been delayed indefinitely after publication of the exam’s question paper and answer key on CLAT’s website yesterday attracted complaints of errors in the paper and the key from several candidates.

CLAT 2015’s first merit list was originally due to be released on Sunday 31 May, but was not released on that date. Yesterday a notification appeared on the website, stating that the list will be published on the website today.

Sometime after this notification was published, CLAT convenor RMLNLU Lucknow published the under-graduate and post-graduate CLAT 2015’s question papers and answer keys on the website, as promised to candidates earlier on the website.

Today a notification on the website states that the publication of the merit list has been withheld. The notification reads:

“On uploading of the question papers with answer keys on the CLAT website, representations have been received from some candidates wherein they have questioned accuracy of answers of certain questions. Taking into contingence these representations, an expert committee has been constituted to look into the matter. Publication of the proposed first indicative allotment list is, therefore, withheld till a final view is taken on these representations. Candidates shall be informed about the next date of publication of first indicative allotment list in due course.”

11 petitioners had approached the Allahabad high court for directions to the convenor to release the merit list and the question paper, as promised in its brochure, and the high court had on 25 May ordered the convenor to release the merit list.

There are also allegations of errors in the postgraduate CLAT this year.

IMS CLAT mentor Rajneesh Singh told Legally India of up to nine suspected errors in the answer key of the undergraduate CLAT, of which six of the below were very likely to be errors.

Download Undergraduate test key from here

Last year too, some answers given in the CLAT key appeared to have been incorrect.

Photo by Michael Surran

169: Misprint

The last row of the table should read 46 rather than 26, said Singh.

182: Misprint: ‘Wealth’ was printed instead of ‘health’

The given ‘correct’ answer clearly makes no sense. If the misprint in option B were corrected, then 4 would be the correct answer.

184: All answer options are the wrong answer

The given ‘correct’ answer 2 does not appear to be correct, nor do any of the others.

185: The third, not the fourth option is correct | 186: Two of the four answer options (3 and 4) are identical

187: The correct answer is the first instead of the third option

The statement that “a good politician always learns more from his opponents than from his fervent supporters” is not sufficient to answer whether a democracy can function without an effective opposition.

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