Revised CLAT results out

The revised results of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) were announced by its Secretariat on Friday, six days after it withheld the previous one due to some “technical discrepancies” which needed to be rectified.

The results were made available to the individual ‘login accounts’ of the candidates after mismatch in the barcode stickers pasted on some of the OMR sheets were “rectified and their scores were revised”.

“A massive exercise was undertaken to rectify the errors since mismatch in the barcode stickers was discovered in the OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) sheets of some of the candidates. 

There should not be any grievance now as all the OMR sheets were thoroughly checked for any discrepancy,” sources in the Gujarat National Law University, which conducted the examination, said.

The CLAT Secretariat has uploaded OMR sheets along with the model answer key of their booklet series in each of the candidate’s account.

“Every candidate can have a look at their OMR sheet by logging into their account and contact the CLAT Secretariat if they have any grievance,” sources added. The social media, however, was buzzing with complaints as many students who took the test expressed dissatisfaction with the results. Many students claimed that they were unable to access their OMR sheets.

While the Gujarat National Law University’s website appeared to be crashed, the CLAT Secretariat could not be contacted despite repeated attempts. Sources said that CLAT Secretariat is inclined to allow interested candidates to physically verify their OMR answer sheets.

 However, the modality for the same was not immediately known. There was also no clarity on when the counselling would begin.

A mismatch in the barcode sticker pasted on the OMR sheets was discovered by the CLAT Secretariat in some cases when some candidates expressed doubts over their scores after results were announced on May 31.

The CLAT Secretariat, which immediately withdrew the results, citing technical discrepancies, later came out with a statement saying a revised results will soon be announced. 

The all India entrance test is conducted on rotation basis by 14 law universities including one located in Bangalore for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes.

Affixing of barcode stickers on OMR sheets were introduced this year to ensure “integrity and confidentiality”. More than 30,000 candidates took the test conducted on May 11.

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