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Bihar tops CLAT-2017 attendance with 95.48%, J&K records impressive 90.38%

The common law admission test, organised at 138 centres across the country, on Sunday, by the Patna-based Chanakya national law university, recorded an overall attendance of 93%.

india Updated: May 14, 2017 20:23 IST
Arun Kumar
Arun Kumar
Hindustan Times, Patna
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CLAT examinees coming out of an examination centre in Patna, on Sunday. (AP Dube/HT photo)

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) – 2017, held at 138 centres across the country, on Sunday, recorded an impressive 90.38% attendance in the trouble-torn state of Jammu & Kashmir and 93% overall attendance.

Bihar recorded 95.48% attendance – the highest in the country, followed by Madhya Praadesh (95.37%).

SP Singh, registrar of Patna-based Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), which organised the online test this year for admission to top law schools in the country, said 47 of the 52 candidates appeared at examination centres in J & K.

Singh said the high attendance in J & K was ‘most encouraging’, signalling the inclination of the youth there towards law. He was, however, not in a position to give a break up of how many of the 47 candidates appeared for the test in the disturbed Kashmir valley and how many in the relatively peaceful Jammu region.

Singh told HT that the out of 50,676 candidates, who applied for CLAT countrywide, 47,108 reported for the online test, which started at 3 pm. “In Bihar, out of 2,546 applicants, 2,431 appeared, which is higher than the national average”, he said.

Singh said that the attendance in CLAT increased by 7,000 this year, compared to last year, while the number of candidates registering for the test had increased by just 5,000.

CNLU vice chancellor Dr A Lakshminath, convener of the CLAT core committee comprising VCs of all the 18 NLUs, said he was happy with the smooth conduct of examination.

According to experts, the candidates scoring 60% and above should be through, as CLAT has negative marking for wrong answers.

“The general studies segment was tough, but we tried to give our best,” said Anjali Choudhary, taking CLAT for the first time and still waiting for her CBSE class 12 board results.

Amit, another examinee, felt that solving 200 questions in two hours was a tough ask. “But it was the same for everyone. The questions were good for those who prepared well for CLAT. Some questions were conceptual type,” he added.

First Published: May 14, 2017 20:23 IST