CLAT 2015 Latest News & Updates
Apratim Chatterjee, 14 Jul 2015, #CLAT
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CLAT 2015 has been in multiple controversies
. The premier law entrance test for admission to 16 National Law Universities (NLUs) has been hogging media attention for different reasons. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) which conducted CLAT this year was also slapped with a number of court notices in different cases filed by CLAT aspirants.

Careers360 brings you Latest News & Updates on CLAT with timeline. Read here all you need to know about CLAT 2015.

CLAT 2015 Chronology

Date: July 11, 2015
Rajasthan HC sends 3 more errors to CLAT 2015 Committee
The Jodhpur Bench of Rajasthan High Court following the list of 18 erroneous questions as pointed out by Bombay HC added three more questions to the list, counting it to 21. Moreover, the Expert Committee of CLAT 2015 will now have to review the 21 errors encrypted in the online question paper of May 10.


Date: July 7, 2015

Rajasthan HC directs CLAT 2015 Convener in light of Bombay HC order on erroneous questions
CLAT 2015 Convener, Dr. J.D. Gangwar has been directed by the Rajasthan High Court (Jaipur Bench) to make reference of the representations to the Expert Committee appointed by the Bombay HC in light of its judgement of July 2.


Date: July 6, 2015

CLAT 2015 Convener announces official closing of admissions
CLAT 2015 Convener, Dr. J.D. Gangwar had announced that central admission process of CLAT 2015 has been completed on July 6, therefore, CLAT office stands closed w.e.f July 7, 2015.

 

Date: July 2, 2015

Bombay HC orders fresh assessment of questions; Asks RMLNLU to revise merit list, if necessary
Bombay High Court has ordered CLAT 2015 Committee to clarify on seven ‘alleged’ erroneous questions and re-evaluate the merit list, if necessary, even as the admission process to all NLUs through CLAT 2015 is scheduled to end by July 6.


Date: July 1, 2015  

CLAT Committee releases 4th and Final Allotment List
CLAT Committee has released the 4th and Final Seat Allotment List for admissions to 2190 seats distributed among 16 NLUs.
The candidates who have found their place in 4th and final allotment list either as ‘upgraded’ candidate or as ‘newly allotted’ are directed to complete the admission formalities in their allotted Universities between July 2 and July 6, 2015.


Date: June 30, 2015

 Rajasthan HC reserves 1 seat at NLSIU Bangalore for petitioner
The Rajasthan High Court ordered that admission for the “last student” (who is apparently a Writ Petitioner at Rajasthan HC) of NLSIU Bangalore “shall be subject to the outcome of writ petition” filed in the HC.


Date: June 30, 2015

Bombay HC adjourns hearing on erroneous CLAT question to July 7.


Date: June 29, 2015

RMLNLU cordon by ABVP protests over CLAT 2015 discrepancies
Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) protested against the ‘alleged’ discrepancy in questions and evaluation process of CLAT 2015 outside RMLNLU.


Date: June 25, 2015

Bombay HC seeks response from CAT 2015 Committee over 7 ‘alleged’ wrong questions
The Bombay High Court had sought clarification from CLAT 2015 Committee against the alleged seven erroneous questions in the online paper of the coveted law entrance exam.
The HC Court also said that it had received a sealed envelope containing Expert Committee’s recommendations given by RMLNLU and the same has been placed on record, after going through the recommendations.


Date: June 23, 2015

Bombay HC cancels stay on CLAT 2015 Seat Allotment; Final list on July 1
The Bombay High Court has cancelled its earlier stay on CLAT 2015 fourth and final allotment list. Thus Bombay HC order withholding the fourth list, now stands void.


Date: June 23, 2015

Jabalpur HC stays NLIU Bhopal domicile seat allocation
The Jabalpur high Court stayed the demotion of as many as 15 candidates who were allotted NLIU Bhopal in the first allotment list under the Madhya Pradesh domicile category, however, were again assigned lower preference colleges in the second list.

The CLAT authorities rationalizing the change in preferences said that they intended to give admission in the domicile category horizontally and not vertically as advertised in the CLAT brochure.


Date: June 21, 2015

CLAT 2015 Committee announces third seat allocation list
CLAT 2015 Committee has published the third seat allocation list and asked the candidates to lock down their choices for NLUs for the third round of CLAT 2015 Counselling.


Date: June 20, 2015

Bombay HC withholds CLAT 2015 4th Seat Allotment
CLAT 2015 still hangs in balance with court orders blocking different stages of CLAT 2015 Counselling. The latest is the Bombay High Court order withholding the fourth and final seat allotment list. Hearing a petition of a CLAT taker whose rank had fallen after revised CLAT result, the Bombay HC on Saturday, June 20 ordered RMLNLU to withhold the final allotment list.


The High Court also assured the petitioner that he will be admitted to the desired NLU as per the procedure, if his objections are accepted.


Moreover the Bombay HC noted that CLAT 2015 Convener, Dr. J. D. Gangwar has refused to accept copy of the writ petition.


Date: June 18, 2015

CLAT 2015 2nd Allotment List announced
The CLAT 2015 Committee has published the second seat allotment list for Round 2 Counselling against the 2190 seats in 16 NLUs.
The list also mentions the upgraded as well as offered seats post Round 1 of CLAT 2015 Counselling.


Date: June 16, 2015

CLAT 2015 Committee in dock for seat allotment ‘discrepancies’
After alleged discrepancies in CLAT 2015 examination and evaluation process, CLAT Committee is in dock yet again. This time, CLAT takers are alleging discrepancies in the seat allotment process. As the CLAT officials announced first round of seat allotment on June 16, some of the test-takers have found seat allocated to them differing from what they were eligible for. Also, a few students could not find an upgrade option after the first round of seat allotment.


The CLAT committee has, however, claimed that there was some inadvertent error in fist indicative allotment and the same was rectified with change in option for a few candidates. The RMLNLU, the conducting body for CLAT, also communicated the same to the affected candidates.

 


Date: June 12, 2015

CLAT 2015 Merit List published on June 12; 37358 candidates appeared for CLAT 2015

CLAT 2015 Merit List has been published by RMLNLU on June 12 for as many as 37358 candidates who appeared for the most coveted law entrance exam on May 10, 2015.


The merit list of test-takers has been published after several controversies, which arose due to allegations on the examination and evaluation process.


Date: June 11, 2015

Supreme Court disposes Writ Petition against CLAT Committee
The Supreme Court of India has disposed a writ petition filed against the CLAT 2015 Committee regarding ‘alleged 15 wrong’ questions in the online paper of the coveted law entrance exam. Interestingly, Mr. P. H. Parekh, the Counsel for Petitioner had requested the apex court to withdraw the special leave petition.

Moreover, the petitioner has been directed by the Honourable SC to approach Rajasthan HC.


Date: June 10, 2015

Writ filed in Rajasthan HC claims 15 wrong questions in CLAT 2015 Online Paper
CLAT 2015 which has already been challenged in Allahabad High Court is now facing with yet another writ petition in Rajasthan High Court claiming as many as 15 wrong questions in the online test held on May 10.


Subsequent to the petition filed by CLAT taker, Rashi Mangal on June 5, the HC has sought CLAT 2015 officials’ response on the alleged wrong questions by June 17.
The petitioner has also urged for public display of CLAT 2015 Merit List of all candidates.


CLAT 2015 Committee officials, however, said that they have not yet received any notice from the Rajasthan HC.

 


Date: June 9, 2015

CLAT 2015 First Round Seat Allotment announced on June 9; Counselling dates revised
CLAT 2015 Seat Allotment for the 2190 undergraduate law programmes seats have been announced by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) along with the revised counselling dates for 2015 admissions in 16 participating NLUs.


Date: June 7, 2015

CLAT 2015 committee revises result and ranking; 1st seat allotment on June 8
CLAT 2015 Committee has announced a revised result for UG entrance exam on the basis of an expert committee report which identified two more errors in the question paper. The newly reported errors are in addition to another erroneous question which CLAT Committee has already admitted before announcing the results.


In a press statement, the CLAT authorities said that the revised scheme is based on an expert committee finding which indicated to a few additional errors in the question paper.
Further, the CLAT committee also announced release of individual question paper to candidate log in ID.

 


Date: June 6, 2015

CLAT 2015 Committee admits more typo errors
The expert bench constituted by CLAT 2015 Committee after examining the ‘alleged’ errors in CLAT 2015 paper admitted a few more typo errors in the online paper.


Date: June 3, 2015

CLAT 2015 Committee constitutes an expert bench to examine errors in CLAT 2015 paper after test-takers complained regarding the same.


Date: June 2, 2015

CLAT 2015 Exam Experts claim 30 wrong questions; CLAT Expert Committee examines allegations
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.


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.

 


Date: June 2, 2015

CLAT 2015 takers question accuracy of answer key; 1st seat allotment list withheld
After CLAT 2015 Committee released the CLAT question papers with answer keys, test-takers have questioned the accuracy of the answer key, leading CLAT conducting authority to withhold the first indicative list of CLAT 2015 seat allotment which was scheduled to be declared on June 2.  CLAT 2015 committee had earlier postponed scheduled May 31 announcement of indicative seat allotment by two days, citing some technical problems.

 


Date: June 2, 2015

CLAT 2015 Official Answer Key and Question Paper released by RMLNLU
CLAT 2015 Official Answer Key and Question Paper has been released by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) on Tuesday, June 2. The CLAT conducting NLU released the question papers after a spate of allegations on exam and evaluation process of the national level law entrance exam.


Date: May 31, 2015

CLAT 2015 First Seat Allotment List postponed for June 2
CLAT 2015 First Seat Allotment List has been postponed for June 2 as delayed by two days. Earlier, as per CLAT 2015 schedule, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) was to announce the first indicative seat allotment list on May 31, 2015.


CLAT 2015 Committee has said that the first seat allotment list has been postponed due to some technical reasons.

 


Date: May 25, 2015

CLAT 2015 test takers approach HC for question paper release
CLAT 2015 test-takers approach Allahabad High Court demanding release of CLAT question papers citing discrepancies in the most coveted law entrance exam. CLAT test taker Aditya Dua along with 10 others has petitioned in the High Court seeking release of questions paper of the online entrance exam conducted on May 10. Subsequently, to the petitioned filed on May 25, the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad has also sought repsonse from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University in this matter within four weeks as the HC has scheduled next listing for July 9.


Date: May 23, 2015

CLAT 2015 Convener denies the allegations against transparency in CLAT 2015
Denying allegations against transparency in CLAT 2015, Dr. J. D. Gangwar, the CLAT 2015 Convener has sent CLAT 2015 OMR response sheets and answer key to every individual test-taker on their registered mail clarifying the marking scheme.


Date: May 22, 2015

CLAT 2015 carried one wrong question; Test-takers get 1 bonus mark
CLAT 2015 Committee and RMLNLU clarifies that one question had a typo error, following which every test-takers were awarded one bonus marks for the same.


Date: May 19, 2015

CLAT 2015 results announced
After CLAT 2015 results were announced on May 19 late night, the social media platform abuzzed with discrepancy in results including ranking and evaluation process.
Aakash Jain from Madhya Pradesh reportedly has bagged AIR 1 in CLAT 2015 scoring 141.25 marks out of 200.


Date: May 10, 2015

CLAT 2015 Online paper held and test-takers complain the paper to be out of the previous trends


Date: March 27, 2015

SC confirms ‘No upper age limit for CLAT’

The Supreme Court of India has ruled in favour of Allahabad High Court order confirming 'no upper age limit' for the national level law entrance exam, CLAT. Thus, the apex court on March 27, 2015 dismissed an appeal made by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), which challenged Allahabad High Court order.


Date: February 26, 2015

HC scraps CLAT 2015 upper age limit criteria

Allahabad High Court ordered CLAT 2015 Committee to scrap upper age limit of 20 years, after a writ was petitioned in the Honourable court against the same.
The court observed  that the age limit of 20 years stated in the advertisement as well as the information brochure was "without authority of law" since there was "no provision of law which gives the university the power to fix the upper age limit.

 

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