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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

09 June 2017

Did you know (or suspect) postgraduate law students hoping to study at an Indian national law university (NLU) nearly all prefer going to NLSIU Bangalore? Probably. But did you know NLIU Bhopal is by some readings more popular than NUJS Kolkata? And that a lot of high-ranking post-grads are going to Lucknow.

07 June 2017

The merit list of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 is not in the clear yet, one day after it was taken down for errors, as the CLAT 2017 helpline has not managed to clear up the confusion yet.

07 June 2017

MNLU Mumbai, which had rocketed up the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) preference rankings in its inaugural year in 2016, has dropped three ranks in the preferences of CLAT takers, while the top six have remained unchanged.

07 June 2017

Divyanshu Shekhar, represented by Praveen Kumar Agrawal, has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Patna high court against _Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)_ 2017 convenor CNLU Patna, seeking a stay on the counselling process that allots national law school seats to candidates.

06 June 2017

order: 1The first indicative allotment list published by the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) yesterday evening contained errors and will be revised by tonight (11pm on 6 June), according to a notification on the CLAT website today.

31 May 2017

The first legal challenge to the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 has been withdrawn as the petitioner, after repeatedly curing formatting and technical defects and filing his petition again in the Delhi high court, has decided to approach the court through a letter petition to the Chief Justice of the Delhi HC and the Chief Justice of India (CJI).

29 May 2017

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 convenor CNLU Patna is in the Delhi high court facing a writ for its negligence in framing the question paper.

26 May 2017

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.

25 May 2017

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) will publish a revised answer key at 10pm, according to its website, following at least 13 potential errors in the initially published key.

19 May 2017

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 yet again managed to probably get a whole bunch of questions wrong, with at least 13 allegedly confirmed errors, four questionable answers and 10 questions framed so badly that they would have been difficult or unfair to answer.

18 May 2017

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) prejudices non-elite and non-NLU graduates, two Delhi University (DU) students have complained.

05 April 2017

With a final spurt of more than 3,000 LLB and LLM applicants registering for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), just a few hours after our report last week (on 31 March) and before the 1159pm deadline.

31 March 2017

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 has already seen a record-breaking all-time high in the number of applicants. Almost 50,000 candidates have already registered for the exam, with a few hours still to go before its application deadline closes tonight and final tallies are counted.

10 March 2017

After having left students on tenterhooks and without information for 7 days after the Supreme Court had unequivocally stayed the Bar Council of India (BCI) age limit on studying law, the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) convenor CNLU Patna finally issued a formal notification that, in line with the decision of the apex court and two high courts, students over the age of 20 would indeed be able to study law.

27 February 2017

The Bar Council of India (BCI) managed to avoid a serious challenge to the revival of its LLB age bar on 20 February in the Supreme Court, when its counsel admitted that it does not apply to a petitioner who challenged it.

20 February 2017

Supreme Court Justice SA Bobde, presiding over a bench with Justice L Nageswara Rao, told the Bar Council of India (BCI) today that it should reconsider the undergraduate law degree age limit of 20 years that it had foisted unexpectedly on law aspirants late last year.

09 February 2017

Scoop: The Allahabad high court has today ordered the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) convenor to allow around 70 aspirants older than 20 years to apply for the exam, despite the last minute rule change by the Bar Council of India (BCI), though the order is contingent on the pending Supreme Court challenge of the age limit, which we had first reported last week.

06 February 2017

There have been numerous pending challenges and at least six high court judgments on the issue of whether the Bar Council of India (BCI) can impose a maximum age limit on law students (of which four judgments quashed the age limit and two upheld the BCI’s power to set one - see table above).

03 February 2017

NLU Shimla, which is entering its second year of admissions, will not be joining the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) but will hold its own entrance exam - the Himachal Pradesh National Law Entrance Test (HPNLET) - on 21 May 2017, as had been promised by its relatively new vice chancellor (VC) Subash Chander Raina.

02 January 2017

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 convenor CNLU Patna will only accept online payment for registration for the tenth edition of CLAT, to be held on 14 May.