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CLAT amended answer key uploaded, errors removed

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna on Thursday evening uploaded the amended answer keys of Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT 2017) following detection of errors in four questions.

education Updated: May 25, 2017 21:45 IST
Arun Kumar
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna on Thursday evening uploaded the amended answer keys of Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT 2017) following detection of errors in four questions.
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna on Thursday evening uploaded the amended answer keys of Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT 2017) following detection of errors in four questions. (AP Dube/HT file)

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna on Thursday evening uploaded the amended answer keys of Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT 2017) following detection of errors in four questions - one each of English, general studies, math and logical reasoning - of undergraduate paper and one in postgraduate paper.

CLAT UG test comprised 200 questions of one mark each, but now it will be evaluated for 196 marks only. In addition, two questions – one each of English and GS paper – were found to have two options correct, while in three others the answer preference in the key provided on the website has been changed.

In the PG test of 150 marks, just one question was found to have error and that has been removed from the answer key.

The decision was taken after the expert committee examined the objections and submitted its report, which was later approved by the high-powered screening committee, which also comprises high court judge.

On Thursday, all the vice chancellors of the national law universities came to Patna and approved the recommendations at a high-level meeting.

This year, CNLU organised the online admission test at 138 centres across the country on May 14. CNLU VC A Lakshminath is the convener of the CLAT core committee, VCs of all the 18 NLUs are its members.

CNLU registrar SP Singh told HT that the amended answer key has been uploaded on the website. “The expert committee found four questions worth removing for lack of clarity and certainty as also typographical error. In a math question, the same number got typed twice. For two questions, which have two correct options, the candidates will get marks for both,” he added.

The registrar said that the CNLU had uploaded tentative answer key on May 16 and sought representations from all the candidates from May 17-19 .

“The experts examined all that we received before deciding on omission of four questions from the UG test. Everything has been done as per laid down provisions. May 25 was the date for release of revised answer key and we have done that,” he added.

As scheduled, the declaration of results (category-wise merit list) will take place on May 29. The registrar said the publication of first indicative seat allotment list based on merit-cum-preference will be out on schedule on June 5.