A girl aspiring to admission to an undergraduate course had attempted
166 questions. On Saturday, the girl said that she had got 27 questions wrong, according to the answer key provided by CLAT authorities. With a deduction of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer, her score should have been 132.75. But the results which were declared on Friday stated that she has scored a meagre 15.25!
This is one of the many instances which have angered examinees and triggered numerous complaints from all parts of the country. On discussion forums and in coaching centres, CLAT-takers have been holding angry discussions on this year’s results.
Many examinees who got scanned answersheets along with an answer key on June 6, are alleging miscalculations. “I may have to seek physical verification of the answersheet as I feel that the optical mark recognition, or OMR, sheet given to me is not mine,” said Vishambhar Raghuwanshi, a CLAT examinee.
The Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), the organizing university for the CLAT this year, has refused to comment on the fresh slew of complaints directed to its help desk. Repeated calls, messages and mails sent to GNLU director Bimal Patel went unanswered.
On May 31, 2014, GNLU had declared CLAT results and then withheld them citing a technical problem. Issuing fresh results after rectifying mistakes has not settled the matter. Many CLAT examinees have now decided take legal action. In fact, a student from Bangalore has asked students who have found discrepancies in their results to come forward and join hands in filing a public interest litigation.
“We are gathering students who feel their OMR sheets have been wrongly assessed, tampered with, or swapped,” said Manjushree R M, a CLAT-taker. “By Monday, we will file a petition.”