HC asks authority to take decision on disputed questions in CLAT 2015
The authority which conducts the Common Law Admission Test has been directed by the Bombay high court to take a decision on disputed questions in the 2015 examination paper. The convenor of CLAT 2015 has been asked by a division bench of Justice Anoop Mohta and Justics V L Achliya, to consult its expert panel for the correctness of answers in the model key to seven questions which has been disputed by a Mumbai-based student.
Shubham Gupta who secured a rank of 258 in CLAT 2015 exam is the petitioner. Following the complaint received from the students about the model answer key, the convenor constituted an expert panel, which later found problems with two questions and their answers.
As per the expert panel’s recommendations, when the marks were modified, Shubham’s rank dropped to 278 from 258. Shubham approached the High court saying similar problems with seven other questions were not considered by the expert panel.
16 National Law Universities conduct the CLAT on rotation to facilitate the admission to their undergraduate and postgraduate courses (LLB and LLM).