CLAT 2016: Punjab & Haryana HC issues stay order on exam
Apratim Chatterjee, 18 Feb 2016, #CLAT
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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2016 has been dragged into a fresh controversy as yet another Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed against the exam committee and Bar Council of India (BCI) demanding conduct of the law entrance exam in the offline mode along with online.

The PIL, filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, also demanded a stay on the conduct of the examination, which is scheduled for May 8, 2016 following which the high court has issued a stay order pending further hearings. The next court hearing is on March 2, 2016.

 

The PIL was filed on February 8, 2016 by advocate Hemen Aggarwal who pointed out that the court’s order will bring justice to aspirants who live in rural areas where internet connectivity might be slow and aspirants are not properly trained to appear for online examinations. Talking to Careers360, Hemen Aggarwal said, “An online exam is injustice to those who come from rural households as several of them lack the basic know-how of operating the computer machines and, therefore, face difficulties in appearing for an online paper.”

 

Clarifying further, he said that it will be quite good if the exam is conducted in both online as well as offline mode. “Let it be a decision for the aspirants appearing in CLAT for the mode as it will be fair and transparent,” said the petitioner besides pointing out that an added advantage of the offline paper is that it allows test takers to skip questions- a facility yet unavailable in the online mide.

 

CLAT 2016 was earlier dragged to the Supreme Court on August 28, 2015 on a PIL filed by Shamnad Basheer, an ex-WBNUJS faculty and currently IPR Expert demanding formation of a permanent conducting body of CLAT. The current status of this case is still pending as the next hearing is scheduled for March 4, 2016.

 

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Hi Ruchika,
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), for the asmission of Law courses is conducted by NLU's
For CLAT 2020 the important dates are
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  • Application closing- 3rd week of April
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some of the Top colleges in India accepting GATE score are
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  • Bahra University
  • BIT, Coimbatore
  • OPJU , Chattisgarh
  • SKP, Tamilnadu
  • DIET, west Bengal
  • KCET, Punjab
  • VIT, Vellore
  • Delhi Technological University
  • Indian institute of Engineering shibapur

Hope you get it, please do comment If you have any doubts.
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How can I give CLAT after failing NEET?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 11th Dec, 2019

Hello,

Yes, you must fulfill the eligibility criteria for CLAT to be eligible to appear for CLAT and the eligibility criteria is that a candidate must have passed 10+2 or it's equivalent from a recognised board or university. Candidates belonging to general category must have passed with atleast 45% aggregate and candidates belonging to SC/ST must have atleast 40% aggregate in 10+2.

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clat paper hindi me bhi hota h kya

Sanjay Khandelwal 11th Dec, 2019
CLAT common law admission test is conducted for law entrance exam. The exam is conducted in offline mode. The paper comes is in English. Paper doesn't come in Hindi or any other regional language. So, Hindi is not an option here. You have to give the exam in English only.
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clat paper hindi me hota h kya

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 11th Dec, 2019
The Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is an offline entrance exam conducted by NLUs in India. CLAT paper doesn't come in Hindi. CLAT paper is conducted in English only. There are around 2500 for UG and 720 for postgraduate (NLUs only) through CLAT.
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Hi there,

Career launcher has many branches in Delhi one of its main branch is in Connaught place, for preparation of CLAT 2020 you can also go through the previous year CLAT question paper for analysing the previous year paper pattern which can be accessed here, https://law.careers360.com/download/sample-papers/clat-ug-question-paper-and-answer-key-2019

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