More than 60,000 students gave Common Law Admission Test 2018 (CLAT 2018) at various test centers across India. This year CLAT was organised by The National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi, Kerala, India
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India common entrance examination, conducted on rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their UG and PG degree programmes.
The UG Exam was comparatively easy but PG was medium-hard.
Adding to the ruckus created last year, this year was not better off with reports of mismanagement, server crashes, loss of time and much more, from around the country. Various students turned to Social Media Sites expressing their anguish over the whole management of CLAT.
Reports from around the country confirms that there were a lot of technical glitches due to which a lot of time of the students was wasted.
One of the student reported that “The exam started on time but the questions were not being displayed properly. The invigilators had no answer to that. Everyone was worried as time was loosing out. The supervisors said that they are trying to resolve. For more than 10-15 minutes the students sat without an answer. Is it just for students to resume exam after this confusion and commotion?”
The issue will continue aggravating in future too unless there are guidelines on how technical issues have to be dealt by the IT experts. Even students have to be informed that in case of technical glitch they have a right to claim extra time. This confusion and lack of information about such issues (both people conducting and students) has resulted in such inefficient management of the exam. While demand is surging for reconducting the exam as thousands of students career are at stake, reply from CLAT is awaited.
As per the sources this time the exams was conducted by SIFY Technologies for NUALS Kochi. Whereas it is also reported that extra time was given to the aggrieved students whose time was deducted due to there technical glitches. In many centers the exams extended to 30 minutes due to this.
Some students and parents have reported the mismanagement to the extent of no provision of Air Conditioners even charging 20 rupees for keeping the bags.
— Kaushal Khandelwal (@kaushal14497) May 13, 2018
Clat 2018 Experiance-Lost 10 mins,Changed 3 computers ,Technical glitches ,server issues Most students failed to even complete the exam due to faulty computers and server issues Thank you for shattering aspirations#clat2018 #mettechnology #kolkata@republic @rsprasad @PMOIndia
— Mandira Narula (@MandiraNarula) May 13, 2018
So many goof-ups in #CLAT2018. Many students lost precious time and weren’t allowed any extra time
At other places biometric was not uploaded and students qerw detained foe hours to complete the same. Shoddy management, worse execution.
— Aadya Antya (@AntyaAadya) May 13, 2018
Clat 2018 should be conducted again as there were unacceptable technical glitches. Server stoppred working for about half an hour at many centers
Media please pay attention to this also#clat2018@aajtak @ZeeNewsHindi @abpnewstv @IndiaToday @ndtv @PrakashJavdekar
— Dipesh Singla (@dipeshsingla95) May 13, 2018
Friend’s kid appeared for #clat2018 today, centre at Rohini
Fren says theres no waiting/sitting area, no water, total apathy. First she had to encounter hot sun, then andhi rain.
Also kids have to pay Rs 20/ extra to keep bags
Regn amt for what then? Just disgusting
— Debjani Chatterjee (@devyanidilli) May 13, 2018
#CLAT2018 First impression..!
Probably worst administered #CLAT till date. Overall level of difficulty slightly tougher. Students lost time due to technical inefficiency & difficulty. Overall cut-off to fall by about 3-4 marks.
Detailed analysis @ https://t.co/hqpp65gmYr pic.twitter.com/Xh8Oh7MVWN
— Career Launcher (@careerlauncher) May 13, 2018
#CLAT2018 my daughter appeared from Dhyan Ganga, Thane. There was utter chaos here. Late start, auto submission when time was left, then restart, some random symbols on the screen, disturbance by panicky students, and panic of the examiners
— Prasad Dhonde (@PrasadDhonde) May 13, 2018
More updates awaited…