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CLAT Updates 2018 – Supreme Court orders revised marks for 4,690 candidates for CLAT 2018

Latest CLAT Updates: SC Orders CLAT Revised Marks of 4690 Students

CLAT 2018 has been in a lot of turmoil ever since the exams were conducted. During the day of the exam, there were several technical glitches – mouses not working, no power supply and interrupted UPS, Problem with monitor, problems with internet connectivity and incompetent invigilators who failed to understand the difficulties faced by the students. This grossly hampered the performance of several candidates who took the exam. It ended up spoiling the chances of students who want to join the college of their choice.

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Following the technical glitches on the exam day, several candidates (about 4690 candidates)filed cases in the High court, requesting a probe or enquiry into the technical glitches that occurred during the exam day. The vacation bench of Justices UU Lalit and Deepak Gupta and devised a grievance redressal committee headed by retired Judge, Justice MR Hariharan Nair of the Kerala High Court. It directed the NUALS Kochi to prepare a revised merit list of students for admission into 19 law colleges.


The High Court wants to ensure that such events do not repeat in the future and students are able to give their online exams without any difficulties.  Several students are deeply dissatisfied with the way the CLAT 2018 was conducted. The High Court opined,  that “the practice of various NLU’s conducting the CLAT 2018 in turns need to be introspected.” It is widely believed that there is a need for examinations conducting authority who will conduct the CLAT exams every year. Since NLUs are not experienced in these matters, it would be wise to appoint an authority who is experienced in conducting the online examinations. The court has taken cognizance of the difficulties faced by candidates and directed an enquiry into the private firm that was responsible for the misconduct of the exam.

The Court feels that the candidates are charged hefty fees to appear for the exams. The Court ruled out the idea of cancelling the examinations. In all likelihood, the CLAT Examinations will not be reconducted. Court has given a directive to the NLU’s to Normalise the scores of all candidates who faced various technical difficulties in the course of giving the exam. The first round of counselling will go on as usual and there will be no disturbance to candidates who are part of the first allotment list. All students who were a victim of technical glitches will be given compensatory marks.


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