The Bombay High Court asked the authorities, who conduct the Common Law Admission Tests (CLAT 2015), to file an affidavit in response to the petition by a student alleging disputed questions in the examination paper. Justice Anoop Mohta, who headed a division bench did not grant any stay on the announcement of the final allotment list. Although he clarified that admissions would be subject to the court’s final order.
The Common Law Admission Tests (CLAT 2015), is a centralised test for admissions to various National Law Universities in India. The petition was filed by a Mumbai-based student, Shubham Gupta. He had secured a rank of 258 in CLAT 2015. An expert panel had looked into the matter and had found problems with two questions and their answers, when they received complaints from the students about the model answer key. After the expert panel gave their recommendations, marks were modified and Shubham’s rank dropped from 258 to 278.
He pointed out in his petition, that there were similar problems with around seven to 10 questions. Similar petitions were filed at the high courts in Kerala and Ahmedabad.
Ravi Kadam, a senior advocate, counsel for convenor of the CLAT 2015 said that the expert panel which comprises of Fulbright scholars and deans of a university, had considered all the complaints which also included the complaints by the petitioner. The court asked the convenor to file an affidavit in its response