CLAT 2020: Petition Filed in the Supreme Court to Drop CLAT 2020 Exam, Petitioners urged for re-exam

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In the recent update of CLAT 2020, A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court for quashing the CLAT 2020 exam due to technical glitches and further the petitioners have demanded to re-conduct the CLAT 2020.

The Petition has been filed by few of the CLAT 2020 aspirants, highlighting the problems faced by the students due to the technical glitches that occurred during the CLAT 2020 exam on September 28.

Petitioners have pleaded the Supreme Court to direct the CLAT Consortium to form a committee to look after the issues raised by the candidates. Adding to this, the petitioners have also claimed that the CLAT 2020 has violated Article 14 and 15.

Apart from the raised issues, petitioners have pleaded to the SC to direct the consortium to re-conduct CLAT 2020 exam and have asked to ensure that the same technical glitches doesn’t appear during the re-exam.

After rounds of postponements due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the CLAT 2020 exam finally was conducted on September 28, to which the Final CLAT 2020 Answer Keys were released on October 3. 

Technical Glitches faced by the CLAT 2020 Aspirants

Petitioners have claimed that they faced different technical glitches during their examination, as listed below:

  • The selected option by the candidates have been shown wrong or any other option has been chosen in the CLAT 2020 Answer Sheet
  • Result calculated for the questions which were not even attempted.
  • Around 10 questions are either wrong or the incorrect answers are published in the Answer Key.

Check: Section Wise CLAT 2020 Paper Analysis & Answer Key

However the CLAT consortium has claimed that its expert analysis has not found any errors regarding the question paper except the wrong questions which have now been removed from the Final Answer Key.

The Provisional CLAT 2020 Answer Key was released in the late evening on September 28, to which the option of raising objection was allowed till September 29.

Further in the press release on October 3, the CLAT consortium mentioned that as the objections raised by the candidates are large in numbers thus the consortium kept the process completely free of cost.

In the CLAT 2020 Final Answer Key, the consortium has dropped 3 incorrect questions taking the scoring marks for CLAT UG to 147 marks and for CLAT PG to 119 marks.

The petitioners have also included the points regarding the Question Paper’s structure and it’s length for the given time limit of the exam and have urged to conduct the exam in an unblemished way.