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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

20 November 2018

The West Bengal state government is in the process of quietly pushing through a bill that would triple NUJS Kolkata’s domicile reservation, taking advantage of the power vacuum at the top of the institution presided over by its appointee and acting vice chancellor (VC) Amit Talukdar, following the student-led ouster of previous VC Prof Ishwara Bhat eight months ago.

01 November 2018

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) should not cost law aspirants more than Rs 1,500 recommended a government committee that found it “egregious” that the national law universities (NLU) were making a profit of 90-95% on the joint entrance exam which currently has an application fee of Rs 4,000.

24 October 2018

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is open to take on the mandate for conducting the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) from 2019 onward, while the Bar Council of India (BCI) has re-asserted that it is the only body suitable to conduct the CLAT going forward.

19 October 2018

The new Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), which the national law universities (NLU) had recently decided will be held by a permanent CLAT secretariat instead of letting a new NLU learn find new ways of botching it up every year, will be held entirely offline.

04 October 2018

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) has moved one step closer to possibly an error-free conduct by establishing a seven-member permanent secretariat for conducting the exam from this year onward, as first reported by Live Law.

05 July 2018

NLU Jabalpur is slated to start its first semester of its LLB for 120 students, who are to be admitted through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 this August, from a temporary campus leased on astronomical rent.

28 June 2018

However, NLSIU’s unequivocal lead has started crumbling a tiny bit: while last year, only three of the top 50 all India ranks did not pick Bangalore, this year NLSIU ‘lost’ 10 in the top 50: ranks 6, 11, 15, 32, 38, 42-46, 52, 63 and 65 did not opt for NLSIU in the general list.

30 May 2018

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 results scheduled for 31 May are on time but its convenor Nuals Kochi’s grievance redressal committee is behind schedule and tried bargaining before the Supreme Court today for lessening its load of candidate grievances against the conduct of the exam.

28 May 2018

For previous years’ Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) candidates, faculty quality of a law school was the most important factor in choosing whether or not to seek admission, according to a study conducted by Nalsar Hyderabad on legal education reforms which was commissioned by the Department of Justice (DoJ).

25 May 2018

Retired Kerala high court justice MR Hariharan Nair and Cochin University Prof Santosh Kumar will form a committee until 29 May, to look into each individual grievance submitted until 27 May to Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 convenor Nuals Kochi by CLAT 2018 candidates.

24 May 2018

The Supreme Court today asked Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 convenor Nuals Kochi to appoint an expert committee at the earliest to individually look into at least 251 CLAT 2018 candidates’ grievances with the conduct of the entrance exam this year.

23 May 2018

Senior advocate Salman Khurshid and advocate Anand Shankar Jha appeared in the Supreme Court for several Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 candidates today in a challenge to its conduct and its results, and the court directed them to serve copies of the petition on CLAT 2018 convenor Nuals Kochi and on the ministry of human resource development (HRD).

18 May 2018

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 convenor Nuals Kochi, and NLU Jodhpur, have been issued notice by the Rajasthan high court today to respond to a petition challenging the CLAT 2018, as another notice may be in the making in the Delhi high court.

17 May 2018

NLSIU Bangalore, Nalsar Hyderabad and NUJS Kolkata student associations have come out in support of the thousands of candidates aggrieved each year by technical errors in the conduct of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), in a joint statement.

17 May 2018

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 question paper had nine questions that were either wrongly framed or with the wrong answers marked in the answer key, according to CLAT mentor Rajneesh Singh.

16 May 2018

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 will be facing the first of what are likely many legal challenges this year, with a writ in the Rajasthan high court filed by two candidates today, three days after the 13 May exam.

15 May 2018

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 was almost a complete debacle it is now emerging with students at 243 out of 260 total exam centres reporting snags and glitches so far, as research by Law School 101 revealed, as also reported by Lawctopus. This is contrary to convenor Nuals Kochi’s claims that we reported yesterday that 98.5% of the test centres were glitch-free.

14 May 2018

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 could be the worst edition of the exam conducted in recent years yet, according to the reports of lapses flowing in from various exam centers, even resulting in at least one police complaint filed by candidates since yesterday.

11 May 2018

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 is off to a rocky start after candidates have complained that the new online test interface for the exam is not user friendly (see screenshots below), and is an unfair burden on them since it was announced less than one month before the 13 May exam.

27 April 2018

The Supreme Court last Friday asked some national law universities to give their suggestions on a permanent body to conduct the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) and to look into the misuse of the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) quota in NLU admissions.

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