CLAT 2020: PETITION FILED IN SC TO RECONDUCT THE EXAM

The petition was filed in the Supreme Court by a bunch of CLAT 2020 aspirants through Advocate Ankita Choudhary which highlighted the grievances faced by many aspirants due to technical glitches occurring during the exam which was held on 28th September 2020.

After multiple rounds of postponement due to the outbreak of the COVID-19, CLAT was finally took place on 28th September as an online centre based exam.

The petition seeks a declaration that the conduct of CLAT 2020 violated Articles 14 and 15 of the Indian Constitution,1949. Also,it seeks to quash the examination which was conducted and to pass the direction to the Consortium to re-conduct the examination.

The petitioner has urged the SC to direct the CLAT Consortium to set up a committee in order to look into the complaints and grievances raised by the students who appeared for the examination.

The petition lists various issues faced by the students in the online entrance examination. The aspirants claimed that there were instances where the answers were mismatched, results declared include even the marks of unattempted questions, answer chosen and the answers appeared in results were not similar.

The petitioners also claimed that instructions for the exam were vague and arbitrary. Moreover, there were objections raised regarding the length of the exam which was stated to have about 18,600 words to be read in 120 minutes, to answer the question.

The petition thus prays the Court to declare the CLAT 2020 Online Entrance Examination as violative of Article 14 & 15, and to conduct a fresh round of the said examination without any technical glitches that the first round allegedly faced.

Reported By:

Gayatri Lachke

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