Apparently a standout amongst the most disputatious entrance tests in the nation, the Common Law Admission Test is in the courts again. This time it’s before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which is listening to a plea sought direction for conducting the exam both online and offline.
This year an expected number of 1 lakh students will be going to attend the exam. A PIL has been filed by Advocate Hemen Aggarwal for not just requesting the CLAT authorities to organize the exam offline but also for a stay of scheduled exam for May 8 this year. The contention against the online test is that it is very much unfair for students those who comes from rural area. Moreover, the students don’t have the choice to revise an answer once submitted. The senior advocate Amol Rattan Singh along with Hemen Aggarwal filed the petition before Justices SK Mittal and HS Sidhu and the bench issued notice to the central to conduct the admission test both in online and offline mode.
The CLAT exam moved online a year ago even though begun in 2008. It’s an exam for 17 National Law Schools conducted on rotational basis by the participating law schools. As the organizer of this year (2016) Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) has to file reply by March 2.
Adv. Mikky Sudhakaran