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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

17 September 2014

CLAT monopoly: Free pasThe Competition Commission of India (CCI) has rejected a petition seeking strictures against the core Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) committee.

22 July 2014

Rajneesh SinghThe Common Law Admission Test’s (CLAT) counselling process needs to change, suggests hard-core CLAT tracker and IMS product head Rajneesh Singh, while emphasising that making errors in CLAT question papers and answer keys year on year is no less than a “serious crime”.

17 July 2014

Clat preferencesThe margin between NLU Jodhpur and NLIU Bhopal is negligible this year, according to an analysis of the preferences of candidates taking the 2014 Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT).

19 June 2014

The Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) convenor GNLU Gandhinagar has formally notified the inclusion of Tamil Nadu National Law School in Srirangam to its website, little under a week after the Madras high court ordered it to do so, following a petition by a local advocate pitching for inclusion of the new national law school in the CLAT. [CLAT TN NLS Notice]

13 June 2014

A Madras high court bench of Justices V Ramasubramanian and V M Velumani has ordered the Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) convenor GNLU Gandhinagar to list the new Tamil Nadu National Law School (TN NLS) in Srirangam to its website, after having earlier told GNLU to provisionally allocate 14 places to the college.

The same petitioner had approached the court to request the CLAT website to include TN NLS on the website. The CLAT website, to date, carried a brief notice on its frontpage summarising the earlier high court decision, but did not include Tamil Nadu's second NLS in the list of 14 other national law schools.

The petitioner, Tiruchy-based advocate R Rajkumar, also submitted to the court that the CLAT should be "monitored and conducted" by a nodal agency, the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to "avoid the allegation of partiality and favouritism against a particular university conducting the exam each year", reported the New Indian Express.

04 June 2014

Results for the 2014 Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) will only be released within a week, with convenor GNLU Gandhinagar having to manually cross check all 33,491 answer sheets, CLAT committee member and NUJS Kolkata registrar Surajit Mukhopadhyay told the Times of India.

GNLU director Bimal Patel, breaking his long media silence on the debacle to the TOI, placed the blame squarely on the barcode sticker system attached to OMR answer sheets: "The concept of affixing the candidate sticker and the barcode was introduced to evaluate the OMR sheet without revealing candidate's details. The reconciliation will be done by opening the concealed section containing the candidate sticker and the details filled in by the candidates."

02 June 2014

The Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) held by GNLU Gandhinagar has seen the withdrawak of the results under further notice, only a few hours after applicants started alleging yesterday, as reported by Legally India, that major mistakes were made in the grading of many exam papers.

The official CLAT website announced yesterday, around 24 hours after results were first published on Saturday:

Due to some technical discrepancies, the CLAT 2014 results declared on 31 May 2014 stands withheld till further intimation and guidelines on the admission process.

The candidates are required to keep checking their LOGIN ACCOUNT regularly so that they can fill-in the preferences of the NLUs at appropriate time and also get the updated information about the CLAT in order to complete the formalities, if any, from their end. Any clarification may please be sent at . CLAT Helpdesk will answer to the query within 48 hours.

12 May 2014

 

Slowing growth?31,231 national law school hopefuls sat the Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) conducted by GNLU Gandhinagar this weekend, which was the lowest growth rate recorded since the exam began in 2008.

02 May 2014

Madras high court bench justices V Ramasubramanian and VM Velumani directed the Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) convenors GNLU Gandhinagar to provisionally reserve 14 seats for the new Tamil Nadu National Law School in Srirangam in this year's upcoming exam.

The petitioner and advocate R Rajkumar said that the law school's proposal to become part of CLAT was ignored by the CLAT core committee, which promised an inspection that never happened despite meeting on 21 January.

14 national law schools are currently part of the CLAT. [New Indian Express]

01 May 2014

CLATThe Allahabad high court on Tuesday directed GNLU Gandhinagar to allow two 21-year-old Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2014 aspirants to appear in the entrance exam.

25 March 2014

MoneyCommon Law Admissions Test (CLAT) aspirant Nilav Bannerjee wrote to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and President of India seeking intervention in this year’s hike in CLAT and provisional admission fees.

18 February 2014

The Rajasthan high court on Friday issued notice to all national law universities part of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) core committee, the Bar Council of India and CLAT 2014 convenor GNLU Gandhinagar, in a public interest litigation (PIL) filed for transparency in the exam’s answering process.

02 January 2014

CLAT 2014The Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) to be conducted by GNLU Gandhinagar on 11 May 2014, opened its doors to applicants on 1 January 2014.

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