Student fails entrance test for Law school, files petition in court

 A former LLB student of Delhi University has filed a petition in Delhi High Court alleging that three incorrect questions in this year’s LLM entrance test resulted in lowering his rank in the merit list and hence he could not get admission this year.

The entrance exam for Masters in Law was held on June 17 and merit list came out on June 22, said petitioner Virat Mani Tripathi. He completed his LLB in 2011 and practised for a year. He wanted to finish his LLM.

 “On June 25 we got the answer keys of our entrance test. The answers of three questions were confusing. I referred legal books and even asked law professors who told me that my answers are right but were marked incorrect as they don’t match the answers written in the answer key,” Tripathi said.

The law student said there were few more questions which had ambiguous answers and were also pointed out by other students.

“I sent a written representation to the examination branch and the dean of Faculty of Law to look into my complaint regarding my answers. However, there was no reply from either of them,” he added.

On July 24, LLM’s counselling day, the officials at the admission cell told Tripathi that he would be able to get admission as it was likely that few students might cancel their admissions.

“But this year no cancellations took place. Because of being marked incorrectly in these three questions I lost 15 marks,” said Tripathi.

“If I were marked correctly, my rank which is 60 now would have been 41. Thus, automatically I could have secured a seat as my rank would have been higher,” he said.

According to Tripathi, the admission committee kept on insisting that DU officials are saying the questions and answers of the test are correct. “That is when I filed a petition regarding this on Thursday and it is listed for Monday. The case will come before people from the same legal fraternity, I am quite sure that I am right on this,” he said.

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