All India Common Law Admission Test 2014- the wait is over and the results are out. The results took time to be out and no longer to wait.
CLAT, an all-India entrance examination, is conducted on a rotation basis by 14 national law universities. GNLU is the nodal university this year. No fewer than 33,491 candidates from across India had appeared for the exam to vie for 1,660 undergraduate seats and 491 postgraduate seats in LLB and LLM at 14 reputed national law schools.
33000 aspirants had appeared for the examination this year. Earlier, even two days after the scheduled date of the declaration of the results, the convenor for this year’s CLAT, Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), has not been able to come up with a definitive date on which the results will be declared.
Results of CLAT 2014 which were expected to be declared on 31st May, 2014 at 8 pm, were declared much later than that. When asked, University had the answer that fresh results will be declared ASAP.
Reason behind the delay of results, according to GNLU was the affixed barcode sticker of OMR answer sheets. The barcode sticker affixed on the front page of OMR answer sheet and candidates’ sticker affixed on the back page, in few cases, was mismatched. Any mismatch between the barcode and the candidate’s sticker can cause the marks being reflected against a different roll number.
The director of GNLU re-assured that the results will be declared soon as possible and also the college will ensure that any delay due to this reconciliation is reduced to the maximum extent possible.
Delay in results were testing the patience of the anxious parents. CLAT mentors and students have bombarded the CLAT team at GNLU with letters and complaints. Some angry guardians who went to GNLU returned empty handed. “I was told some invigilators or students put wrong barcode and candidate stickers on their OMR sheets. How does that explain the drastic cut-off marks?” asked Santanu Bhattacharya, father of a CLAT candidate from Gujarat.
On social media also the issue was seen, many students have taken to twitter tagging and requesting Union human resource development minister Smriti Irani to help them out in this crisis.