CLAT Revised merit list to release today, June 15. The revised merit list will be based on the formula suggested by two member-Grievance Redressal Committee (GRC). The qualifying students will be included in the second round of counseling. The Second round of counseling will be based on the CLAT Revised merit list.
Around 400 students will get compensatory marks who appeared in CLAT 2018 and lost tie due to technical glitches, said the Supreme Court. The students had approached the court after the loss of time during the exam due to technical glitches. 4000 students approached the court but only 400 were found eligible.
The first round of counseling commenced on June 10 and shall end by Friday, June 15. On Wednesday, June 13, The Supreme court had refused to interfere in the first round of the counseling going on for the admission to the 19 prestigious law colleges.
The Court also mentioned that if the any of the aggrieved students take admission in law colleges based on the existing merit list but later based on his complaint by GRC if he gets better marks compare to the existing one entitling his admission to a better law university, then the fees won’t lose by the candidate deposited with the initial college.
A vacation bench of Justices U U Lalit and Deepak Gupta had directed NUALS at Kochi to complete the exercise of compensating students who faced technical glitch problem in CLAT exam 2018 by June 16.
On June 11 the apex court had refused the proposal of re-test of CLAT 2018. The apex court even refused to stop the counseling process for the admission in the law colleges across the country over the case filed against the technical glitches during the exam.
The committee suggested to award compensatory marks to the students who suffered time loss during the CLAT 2018 due to technical glitches. The compensatory marks would be based on the total correct and incorrect answer provided by the students during the online test.
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) had conducted CLAT with the help of private firm M/S Sify Technologies LTD for admission in UG and PG law programmes at 19 prestigious law colleges of the country. Two Member panel was created by NUALS to look into the complaints following the Apex court’s direction.
CLAT 2018 was conducted on May 13, 2018. After the over of the exam, several petitions were filed in six different courts over the country and also in the apex court seeking quashing of CLAT alleging irregularity and technical glitches during the online test. Approx, 54,450 students appeared for CLAT 2018 at 258 different exam centres for admission at premier law colleges.