The Common Law Admissions Tests (CLAT) results that were declared on May 31, were withheld until further notice by GNLU, Gandhinagar after it received emails from several candidates expressing concerns on the marks expected and the score declared.
A note on the official CLAT website on Monday read, “due to some technical discrepancies, the CLAT 2014 results declared on 31 May 2014 stands withheld till further intimation and guidelines on the admission process. The candidates are required to keep checking their Login Account regularly so that they can fill-in the preferences of the NLUs at appropriate time and also get the updated information about the CLAT in order to complete the formalities, if any, from their end.”
More than 33,000 law aspirants have now been left in the lurch following this move.
A clarification issued by GNLU VC Bimal Patel read, “Upon declaration of the results on 31 May 2014, the CLAT -2014 Secretariat, GNLU, received emails from several CLAT-2014 candidates expressing concern on the marks expected and the score declared. To ensure integrity and confidentiality of the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheet, the candidates were required to put the barcode sticker on the front page of OMR while name, signature, roll number and candidate sticker were to be affixed along with invigilator’s signature, and later concealed on the back page of the OMR sheet during the examination. Candidates were also required to sign the attendance list, after affixing of the stickers, in addition to display of admit card and signature by the invigilators.”
GNLU also faced flak from online forums after it released the answers to this year’s questions in which many candidates and experts found errors and was subsequently corrected.
With the results withheld, the commencement of counselling period for the first 2500 merit-cum-preference candidates, which was to begin from June 01, is likely to be postponed. Initially the admission process by the national law universities (NLUs) was to be completed by June 30 and the academic sessions was scheduled to commence from July 2014.
A total of 1,660 undergraduate course seats and 491 postgraduate course seats are available for admissions on the basis of CLAT results which are accepted by 14 NLU’s of India and the Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS) for the current academic year.