|Supreme Court will be hearing in detail the petition|
against conduct of CLAT
A petition challenging organising of Common Law Entrance Test was filed by Shamnad Basheer, founder of intellectual property website named SpicyIP.com. The petitioner specifically questioned the low-standard system of CLAT due to errors in questions, answer-keys, and the mode of questioning. The petition also alleges many irregularities and unreasonable allotment of seats for the exams and goes in accusing the authorities for not maintaining basic standards of transparency in the exams.
The petitioner grounded his arguments on the basis of Article 14 and 21 of the Indian Constitution. The petitioner also advocated the need for a permanent body for conducting Common Law Admission Tests. This need is stressed in order to bring in consistency and uniformity to the exams.
The main prayers of the petition was for constituting an expert committee to study the present system of Common Law Admission Test and to constitute a permanent body for conducting of exams including framing of syllabus, application fee, concessions etc and for maintaining transparency in the exams.
Common Law Admission Test (in short CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by main National Law Universities for admission to their LL.B. & LL.M. courses.
Courtesy:barandbench dot com website