BLAT 2017, the annual entrance examination held by the Banaras Hindu University for admissions to its five-year integrated law programme will be held on May 14 this year, the same date as that of CLAT 2017. The announcement has left thousands of aspiring law students in a fix, especially when CLAT had already announced its dates more than a month ago on December 25, 2016. BHU, on the other hand, announced the examination dates for its undergraduate law programmes, including three year LLB and five-year integrated BA LLB only on February 2, 2017. Given the time gap in announcements, the unfortunate clash of dates has come as a rude surprise for many candidates who were preparing to sit for both exams.
“I wish to appear for both the examinations – CLAT and BLAT, but now they are to be held on the same date. What am I supposed to do now?” asked Nagendra Sinha, a worried law aspirant. Another law aspirant, Ragini Dwiwedi from Varanasi, who was also planning to appear for BLAT 2017, said, “I have already invested Rs. 4000 on the CLAT application but now it seems that that I can only appear for one examination.” She however retains a slight optimism about appearing for both exams, “There is still a hope that the test centres for both exams are nearby”.
Ever since the announcement was made, Careers360 has been receiving hundreds of calls from law aspirants like Nagendra, asking for any possibility of changes in exam dates. Careers360 has already written to BHU officials raising the concerns of these candidates regarding the clash of examination dates of CLAT and BLAT but is yet to receive their response to the mail.
BLAT 2017 Notification
The announcement for BLAT 2017 and many of its other entrance examinations including BHU LLB, BHU UET and BHU PET was to be made by the Banaras Hindu University on February 2, 2017 at 5 pm. However, it was not until 6.45 pm in the late evening that the dates were finally announced.
Why request for a change in date of BLAT 2017?
While BHU is a Central University and BLAT is an important entrance exam for law aspirants, there is a higher possibility that the exam date for BLAT 2017 can be changed. How?
As mentioned, BHU notified the date for BLAT 2017 only on February 2. CLAT on the other hand had been announced as early as December 25, 2016. There is a very slim chance that the CLAT committee, headed this year by the Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna, will change the date for Common Law Admission Test given that it had released its examination notification two months prior to that of BHU’s.
Candidates can find below screen-shots of the official notifications of both the national-level law entrance examinations.
Key facts about CLAT and BLAT
Exam Notification Date
December 25, 2016
February 2, 2017
May 14, 2017
Undergraduate (5-year integrated)
Number of aspirants
Number of seats
The major question that arises now is whether the BHU officials were even aware of the CLAT date and that of the other law entrance examinations? If they were, then what was the logic behind the same date being chosen?
Two years ago, a similar issue had been successfully raised and resolved by Careers360 when the CLAT date clashed with that of Aligarh Muslim University’s BA LLB entrance examination. Read the story here. Even there, the conducting NLU clarified that the examination notification had been released by the CLAT Committee well in advance of the other institution and they were in no position to change the said date.
With a similar announcement being made once again two years down the line, will a reputed Central University like BHU consider the impact this may have on the career prospects of aspirants like Nagendra and Ragini? Careers360 urges BHU to acknowledge the importance of both these examinations for several law candidates and take responsibility for removing this scheduling conflict from their path. But will they do this in time, before preparations of the candidates are further hampered? Follow this space to find out.
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