The definitive date of the Common Law Admission Test 2014 (CLAT 2014) Results is yet to be announced by the Gujarat National Law University Gandhinagar (GNLU Gandhinagar), which is the convener of this year’s examination. Although the Results were initially declared on the scheduled day - Saturday, May 31, 2014, they were withdrawn due to technical discrepancies, according to information available at the official website. The Results issued on May 31 announced marks instead of the rank list.
According to GNLU Gandhinagar officials, updated Results will be announced shortly. Regarding the technical discrepancy, the only problem identified by the secretariat was that in certain cases the barcode sticker, which is attached to the front page of the OMR answer sheets, did not match the candidates' stickers attached to the back page. If there is mismatch of the barcode with the candidate's sticker, the marks might reflect against another roll number, the officials added.
GNLU Gandhinagar has received innumerable complaints from students, their parents, CLAT mentors, etc. regarding the issue. Students have also claimed that there is a disparity of their expected and actual marks. After the answer keys of CLAT 2014 were released, some questions were challenged as well. Students are also irked by the fact that they have to personally verify the OMR sheets in Gandhinagar by Thursday, June 5, 2014.
As per some social networking sites, many CLAT 2014 test-takers have sought the intervention of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to resolve the crisis. Many students have also demanded a revamp of the overall system of CLAT, since it is the fourth such incident since CLAT was introduced in 2008. Before CLAT was launched, separate law entrance tests were conducted by individual institutes. The incident has caused a great amount of stress to the candidates, who are preparing for admissions to their preferred law school. It will also delay the overall admission process this year.
Meanwhile, candidates are advised to keep checking their Login Account regularly so that they are able to fill-in the preferences of the NLUs at the appropriate time and obtain updated information about the CLAT 2014 in order to complete the required formalities.
CLAT 2014 was conducted on Sunday, May 11, 2014 by GNLU Gandhinagar. CLAT is an all India entrance examination conducted annually by each of the NLUs on rotational basis. Candidates seeking admission to undergraduate (Bachelor's Degree in Law or LLB) and postgraduate (Master of Laws or LLM) programs in the fourteen NLUs need to appear for CLAT. Eligibility for CLAT is based on whether the candidate applies for the LLB course or the LLM course. Around 1,660 undergraduate (UG) and 491 postgraduate (PG) seats are available in the national law schools this year. Many private law universities in India as well as faculty and law colleges of state universities also grant admission to candidates on the basis of CLAT scores.
Source: The Times of India