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SC Allows CLAT 2020 Aspirants to Make Representation Before Grievance Redressal Committee Within Two Days; Committee to Decide at the Earliest on issues presented

Lawstreet Journal 11 Oct 2020 2:46am

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The Supreme Court permitted a group of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2020) aspirants to make representations regarding issues with this year's exam before the grievance redressal committee headed by a retired Chief Justice of India.

Appearing for the petitioners, Senior Advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan argued that over 40,000 objections concerning technical glitches and issues regarding incorrect answers to questions were raised by students who wrote the CLAT 2020 exam on September 28. He argued,

"In a lot of questions, the wrong model answers were given. Out of 40,000 objections, 20,000 were on questions and answers. I am on the other 20,000. The cut-off in this exam is not even 0, but -4. This is not only in this exam but in the history of any exam. This list has students who have got marks of -4. These students have been called for counseling."

The Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and MR Shah sought to know how students with minus marks can be called for counseling.

In response, Senior Advocate PS Narasimha, appearing for the Consortium of NLUs, stated that the list read out was of the SC/ST students and that students being called for counseling did not mean they were admitted. He said,

"The retired Chief Justice (head of the grievance redressal committee) looks into these objections. The list readout is only for the SC/ST candidates and they have been only called for the interview and the calling makes no difference. What needs to be seen is it is alleged that the number of questions… Continue Reading...


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