CLAT 2015: Experts claim 30 wrong questions; CLAT Expert Committee examines allegations
Updated on Jun 5, 2015 - 3:35 p.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee
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The CLAT 2015 allegations over exam and evaluation process have snowballed into a major controversy with experts claiming errors in more than 30 questions even as the first allotment list of the ongoing CLAT counselling is withheld pending special CLAT expert committee decision on the alleged discrepancies.

Ever since, the CLAT was conducted on May 10 in online mode for about 40000 candidates, the test takers have been raising doubts on accuracy of many questions and answers of CLAT 2015 paper

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Careers360 has already reported the allegations made by candidates on CLAT 2015 exam and evaluation process.


However, after the release of CLAT question paper on June 2, fresh allegations have erupted with CLAT coaching experts and students’ forum claiming 30 wrong questions in the CLAT paper.

Careers360 spoke to law entrance exam experts to find out how big is this crisis for the premier Law Entrance Exam. The domain experts have claimed as many as 30 wrong questions in CLAT 2015 online paper.


Here, we classified the claims (of experts and CLAT takers) of erroneous questions in CLAT 2015:

Type of Errors

Number of Questions

Answer Key showing wrong answers


Question Paper showing all wrong answers


Typo Errors


Questions with more than one correct answers


Questions are wrong


* A few questions have more than one error type so they might have appeared in more than one correct category.

**The table above is based on the allegations made by the law exam experts.

This has again led RMLNLU, which conducted CLAT 2015 on behalf of 16 National Law University (NLU) across country, to form an expert committee comprising the Vice-Chancellors of four NLUs to probe into the fresh allegations. The first round of indicative seat allotment expected to be out on June 2 is also withheld pending the final view of this expert committee.


Till the expert committee submits its report, the fate of around 40000 CLAT takers hangs in balance.

What CLAT 2015 Committee has to say?

The CLAT 2015 Committee has constituted an expert committee of VCs of 4 NLUs who are examining the online question paper which is alleged to have several errors. The expert committee will be coming with a decision in a day or two, clearing the confusion over the controversial row. Meanwhile, the CLAT 2015 Committee headed by RMLNLU VC, Dr. Gurpreet Singh said that all measures had been taken by the committee to ensure that the online question paper was free of errors. “I deny to the fact that there are so many errors, reportedly 30. A team of experts had designed the questions and the exam was conducted in online mode, so as to make it student friendly. Online exam means complete transparency and fairness,” the VC said.

Dr. J.D. Gangwar, CLAT 2015 Convener earlier on June 2 had told Careers360 that the CLAT 2015 committee had admitted that after uploading the questions papers and answer keys on official website, they received representations from several candidates who doubted the CLAT 2015 Answer Key accuracy. Subsequent to this, an expert committee was formed to look into this matter.


Dr. Gangwar said, “After we had received representations from CLAT 2015 test-takers, an expert committee was constituted which has checked the question papers for any error and the report will be publically available on June 6. We will do whatever should be done in the larger interest of law aspirants and to maintain the trust on CLAT.”


CLAT 2015 Facts –

As per the official data of RMLNLU, as many as 39772 candidates had registered for Online CLAT 2015 while last year, a total of 31231 candidates had successfully registered for the entrance exam.

  • CLAT 2015 was held on May 10 in online mode for the very first time

  • CLAT 2015 had a question paper comprising a total of 200 questions carrying 200 marks

  • The 200 questions set in objective-type (MCQs) covered five sections including English including Comprehension, General Knowledge/Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning

  • While every correct answer was awarded one mark, as per the negative marking policy of CLAT 2015, for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks was deducted from the total scored marks

  • Candidates needed to mark only one option among the four as provided against each question

CLAT Result was declared on May 20 for over 39772 candidates who had appeared for the national level law entrance exam conducted by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU). CLAT 2015 is the basis for admission to 2164 seats of BA LLB across 16 NLUs in India.

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please name the books that I prefer for clat 2020 after 12th class of all subjects?

KUNAL LANJEWAR 26th Jan, 2020


CLAT ( Common Law Entrance Test ) is an exam conducted to take admission into the 21 National Law Universities of India and 43 other Educational Institutes. National University of Study And Research In Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will conduct CLAT 2020 in offline mode on May 10, 2020.

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after 12 can i get admission in PU or there is any exam like CLAT for admission

Sanjay Khandelwal 25th Jan, 2020
Punjab university conducts its own entrance examination for admission in law courses. That is for BA LLB or BCOM LLB. One will have to apply for application of the college and will have to appear for the entrance examination conducted by Punjab university for admission.
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Do I need to upload EWS Certificate along with CLAT Application form

Md Azmer 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

No there is no notification came out regarding to submit EWS certificate with the CLAT 2020 form. I suggest you to go the link before filling the form.


I hope this will solve your query.

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can i get admission in Indra Prastha university on the basis of my rank in CLAT

akshat a. jha 24th Jan, 2020

No, IPU or GGSIPU conducts its own exam for entrance in its various courses.

The exam for law courses to get admission in IP university is IPU CET Law.

The Last date of Application submission for the exam is 1st week of May 2020 .

The Date of exam  and Result date would be 3rd  week of May 2020  and 4th week of May 2020  respectively.

The application fees is 1000 Rs for all category students. The exam is of 600 marks and has 150 questions in total to attempt in 150 minutes.

About Clat, The Clat exam provides admission in several other law colleges all over the country including all the NUL's.

For further information on Clat exam you can visit:-

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I am 28 now. Can i get admission in basis of CLAT ot LSAT Score

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020
There is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020 for UG program as well as in CLAT PG exam. So if you are able to fetch decent score, then you can get admission on the basis of that score. There is also no upper age limit for appearing in LSAT India Examination. But you can check the age limit specified by individual colleges wherein you want to seek admission.
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