The 54 thousands students who appeared for the Common Law Admission Test 2018, can now breathe a sigh of relief, as the supreme court today ruled out the cancellation of the examination because of some technical issues that were faced by some students. It has also ordered the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) to announce the results on May 31 2018. Justices L Nageswara Rao and M M Shantanagouder chaired the bench, and said that the examination could only be cancelled if the issues had been faced by the large number of girls, so they denied the appeal of the ones who had experienced the difficulties.
However, the bench has decided that the students can be compensated in a different manner. It has ordered the grievances redress committee to look at the matter and file a report as soon as June 6. Some students have claimed that they face irregularities on the computers during the online examination, because of which they lost time, in which they could’ve completed the paper.
And because they couldn’t finish their examination papers, they are going to suffer, as they’ll get less marks than those who attempted the full question paper. CLAT 2018 was conducted on May 13. It is held for admission in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Law, in 19 national colleges that are set around the country. The paper is computer based and takes place on-line in the centres that have been assigned for the students.