CLAT 2015 Result and ranking have changed drastically following a couple of changed evalutation measures including nullification of a question by the CLAT expert committee. The revised result has, in fact, significantly impacted the All India Ranking (AIR) with the new merit list showing many candidates sliding down or moving up by over 200 ranks.
CLAT 2015 Convener, Dr. J.D. Gangwar has confirmed to Careers360 that the expert committee, constituting VCs of 4 NLUs, had taken a decision to nullify a question with a typo error and full marks has been awarded to all candidates irrespective of their attempt to the question. Dr Gangwar also said that another question has been re-evaluated with full marks for an additional correct option. Subsequently, the re-evaluation of the merit has been done on the basis of the same. “Earlier, one of the the questions in online CLAT 2015 paper had a typo error and the same was nullified with a bonus mark to all candidates. Now, a similar error has been detected in another question. Therefore, the test-takers have now been marked for a total of 198 questions with 2 bonus marks to all candidates,” Dr. Gangwar said.
He also shared the following details on the revised marking scheme.
- Question No-186 (question ID: 1907), one mark has been given to all those candidates who have marked either option 'C' or 'D' as correct answer as both the options in this questions were identically same.
- Question No.: 35 (Question ID: 1744), due to typographical error in this question, question has been withdrawn and one mark has been given to all the candidates appeared in the examination.
- Prior to publication of the earlier rank list, question No.: 182 (question ID 1902) had been withdrawn from the question paper due to typographical error and one mark had been awarded to all those candidates who have appeared in the examination
The CLAT Convenor said that the revised result and ranking has been announced on the basis of re-evaluation and an official communication has also been released stating the same on the CLAT 2015 website. "Seat allotment in accordance with these rank lists is likely to take place by Monday (i.e. 08.06.2015)," he added.
With the revised ranking order, many candidates have found their ranking altered by huge margins.
Here, we bring you a case where the ranking order of a candidate has changed by 210 ranks under the revised marking scheme for CLAT 2015.
Let us have a look on the after effects of CLAT 2015 re-evaluation process. The first image shows the original rank and the second shows the rank basis revised result.
With another bonus marks to all candidates, the total 2 bonus marks goes to each CLAT taker irrespective of their attempt to the two erroneous questions. Earlier, before publishing the CLAT 2015 Result, CLAT committee had announced 1 bonus mark to every test taker when an erroneous question was detected.
CLAT conducting NLU–Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) on June 2, had released CLAT 2015 Official Answer Key and Question Paper after a spate of allegations on exam and evaluation process of the national level law entrance exam and had admitted that after uploading the questions papers and answer keys on official website, they have received representations from several candidates who doubted the CLAT 2015 Answer Key accuracy. Subsequent to this, an expert committee was formed to look into this matter.
CLAT Result was declared on May 20 for over 39772 candidates who had appeared for the national level law entrance exam conducted by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU). CLAT 2015 is the basis for admission to 2164 seats of BA LLB across 16 NLUs in India.