NEW DELHI, MAY 30: Hearing a petition of 29 CLAT takers, the Supreme Court Bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Mohan M Shantanagoudar gave a green signal for the publication of CLAT 2018 results which is scheduled to be announced on May 31, 2018.
Further, the apex court also refused to put a stay on the publication of result and first indicative seat allotment list as pleaded by the CLAT 2018 takers through Advocates Zoheb Hossain and Rajendra Dangwal.
The court, after going through the reports submitted by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi (NUALS), today, made these observations.
The Kochi NLU has submitted a report with respect to the complaints received from the test takers on account of the 13th May online paper technical glitches. The CLAT 2018 Grievance Committee will be looking into these complaints received by the NLU until May 30, 2018.
The possible inferences
With this SC order, the likelihood of a re-examination of CLAT 2018 has been ruled out.
The NUALS is to submit another report in this regard on June 6, 2018, even as it will be publishing the CLAT 2018 Result on May 31, 2018.
Story so far
A petition was filed on May 29, 2018, before the Supreme Court, praying quashing of May 13th CLAT and re-conduct of the online law exam.
Earlier too, a number of petitions calling for the re-conduct of the Common Law Admission test have been filed in the High Courts of Delhi, Punjab & Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.
CLAT 2018 was conducted on May 13 by NUALS Kochi heading the 19-NLU Core Committee. The online examination was marred by the alleged technical glitches at centres across India, following which the test takers are seeking justice in the courts against the ‘misconduct’ of CLAT 2018.
The Common Law Admission Test is the national level law exam for admissions to 2300 undergraduate seats on offer in the participating 19 NLUs.