Supreme Court refuses to interfere with CLAT-2018 counselling

Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India, File Photo

New Delhi, June 11: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere with the first round of CLAT-2018 counselling for admissions to 19 national law universities and colleges and asked the grievance redressal committee (GRC) to go through the complaints of time lost due to technical glitches by Friday (June 15).

The first round of counselling will be over by Friday.

Also ruling out the plea for the scrapping of the CLAT-2018 and its re-conduct, a vacation bench of Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice Deepak Gupta asked the GRC to complete the exercise of looking into 400 complaints and deciding, based on normalisation formula linked to time lost due to technical glitches, the compensation of marks.

The court asked the GRC to complete the task by June 15 – the time sought by senior counsel V. Giri appearing for the Kochi-based National University of Advance Legal Studies which had conducted CLAT-2018 and the admission committee.

Addressing the court on the formula being used to work out compensation, Giri said that based on the number of questions attempted by an aggrieved examinee in the allocated time of 120 minutes, it is calculated how many questions such an examinee would have attempted in the time lost.

It is also seen how many of the attempted questions were answered correctly. The ratio of correctly answered and wrongly answered questions, on pro-rata basis, is applied to the number of questions granted for the time lost and the final result is calculated.


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