The government reopened the registration process on Wednesday for the first-ever law common entrance test (CET) in the state citing persistent pressure from parents and students.
The CET cell decided to reopen the registration process, as many Class 12 students wanted to apply for the entrance exam after they received their state board result.
Besides, many aspirants in rural areas couldn’t register before the deadline because of confusion and lack of knowledge about the online-registration process.
This is the second extension given by the state CET cell, after the original May 23 deadline. While the process was closed on May 25, the demand for another extension grew after HSC results were declared on the same day. The aspirants can now register till Friday.
The law CET, which will serve as the entry point for the three-year LLB ---- offered after graduation ---- and five-year BLS-LLB programme ---- offered after Class 12 ---- has witnessed an overwhelming response from the aspirants. According to the state CET cell, as of May 25, around 19,000 aspirants have registered for the LLB CET, while over 11,000 enrolled for the BLS LLB CET.
An official from the CET cell said he now expects the application tally to reach 40,000.
“Within an hour of opening the registration process, we received 63 new applications,” he said.
With the cell inundated with e-mails, calls and in-person queries from distressed students, the official complained about lack of resources and manpower to handle the overwhelming response. “The government is now planning to add a couple of system analysts to the cell,” he said.