[UPDATE: via the CLAT website]

Due to some technical discrepancies, the CLAT 2014 results declared on 31 May 2014 stands withheld till further intimation and guidelines on the admission process. 

The candidates are required to keep checking their LOGIN ACCOUNT regularly so that they can fill-in the preferences of the NLUs at appropriate time and also get the updated information about the CLAT in order to complete the formalities, if any, from their end. Any clarification may please be sent at helpdesk@clat.ac.in. CLAT Helpdesk will answer to the query within 48 hours.

Hundreds of CLAT takers are speaking out on various Facebook forums and otherwise about what can be at best understood has a large scale blunder by GNLU in checking the OMR based CLAT answer sheets the results of which were announced at 11 pm on May 31.

Rajneesh Singh, a popular CLAT mentor, runs an even more popular Facebook page for CLAT aspirants. He writes on the page:

There are at least 4 cases reported who have less than 20 marks after expecting in a range of 110 to 140 marks. 

In another update he says:

Why don’t you [GNLU] put up the OMR sheets available on the student page? What is to hide? [Why] call everyone to Gandhinagar in such a short notice?

I am assuming that CLAT has scanned things correctly, the answers were entered correctly while scanning and the negative marking formula was also entered correctly. In such case what makes it difficult or embarrassing to transparently put up the OMR on student’s respective pages.

We also interviewed Mohit Diwakar, a 3rd year law student at NUJS who mentors CLAT aspirants through his Facebook Forum CLATHead. (It’s a freewheeling interview, so please ignore the typos)

What’s the fuss all about?

Many CLAT students are alleging that they didn’t get the marks which they calculated when the answer keys was released by the CLAT authorities. And the difference is not just 2-3 marks but more than 10- 15 marks in most of the cases.

Isn’t it normal for students to allege this? Have any top ranking students confirmed that they’ve got higher scores than they expected?

I had my reservations regarding this as well. But when more than 40 students messaged me regarding this issue, I did some research and checked that group.

Many more students have the same issues

Not just that, the issue is with transparency as well.

What’s the issue with transparency?

Had GNLU released the OMR sheets online, this would have been easy. No need for anyone to feel betrayed.

They are asking the students to come down to GNLU to check their OMR’s

That too without the exact question papers of their respective set and answers.

And the time limit given for this is 5 days i.e till 5th june by 4 PM. And what do they expect the students to do in GNLU? Look into their OMR and come back? And how will a kid from outside of Gujarat will go to GNLU if he can’t afford the flight?

What is being done about the issue?

Many students are filing a PIL with respect to the transparency and to provide the OMR’s online to them along with their attempted paper and answer keys.

At the same time, GNLU has done a great job till now by releasing the answer keys before the results and by correcting the wrong answers as well.

Hopefully they will also listen to this valid demand of the students and will maintain utmost transparency.

PS- GNLU recently announced scholarships worth Rs. 2.5 crore in a bid to attract top CLAT talent over it’s nearest competitors: NLU Jodhpur, NLIU Bhopal and HNLU Raipur.

You can see your CLAT 2014 results here.


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  1. I have mailed the CLAT people to take a re-exam. I don’t trust their marking anymore. I think more people should support this. Firstly bar code errors and now there will be manual errors. Who will be responsible? Merit would obviously go down.

  2. GNLU had declared the result on 31st with individual marks and Rank. and upheld it later. I dont understand whats the issue in hiding the list of all candidate. GNLU should disclose the total list with Marks, Rank and category. This will help all of us to know and decide upon the admission. This will bring more transperancy. rather not knowing the marks of other candidate will result into corruption practise.

  3. My daughter was confident of scoring around 135 marks and she scored only 79.25 marks.She initially could not believe that this was her marks and told me that something was terribly wrong somewhere.She could not have gone wrong by more than five marks.And then it was only on the1st June morning we got news from our friends all over India that there indeed was a big problem with GNLU barcode.
    It saddens to note that the credibility of CLAT and GNLU has taken a nosedive.
    GNLU and CLAT can no longer be trusted and I demand an enquiry by independent Government body.GNLU was certainly not in readiness to hold CLAT 2014.They could not handle approx 35000 examinees whereas IIT handles lakhs every year without much complaints.
    CLAT committee should download OMR sheet for all examinees,perhaps do a rechecking of papers and failing which consider repeat of CLAT 2014 examination under the guidance some other NLU with past experience of conducting the test.

    • please submit a complaint with ACB CBI of your area against OC of GNLU for this irregularities. This may have both criminal angle and involved financial gain for the errant official.

    • I agree with you Sir. There should be something done. It’s a matter of our career. I feel there should be a re-exam. The exam was not even held in a proper manner. The center where I gave my exam, the teachers didn’t even sign our admit cards and next day when I realize the same and call up GNLU, I get no response for 5 hrs. Finally I get a mail informing me that this was the case in various centers around the country and if I happen to be from one of them, there would be no problem. But how incompetent is this. Highly disappointed with the system and my score.

  4. when r we getting our results?? totally disappointed with GNLU….. Results were really unexpected. Was hoping for so much more.

    • I think the problem is with marks and ranks both. I got 122 and I was expecting about 132 and my rank was 1444
      Then I started investigating. Last year the person with 122 marks got 480 #air and the person who got 1444 #AIR got 108 marks. Well, this seems impossible, a gap of 14 marks in just one examination.

  5. Hi, all readers, CLAT-2014 U/g entrance exam candidates and parents, the following letter was posted on helpdesk of CLAT-2014 organizing committee for clarifications on CLAT-2014 Results debacle. Please read thru’ it and re-send to all concerned who are affected due to this mess.
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am a guardian of one of CLAT-2014 U/g entrance exam. candidates. As per the official ‘Final CLAT brochure.pdf’, under table ‘Important Dates’, page no. 78, you have provided following details :
    Item 6. Date of Declaration of Results : 31st May 2014 (Saturday)
    Item 9. Commencement of counseling period for first 2500 candidates : 1st June 2014 (Sunday)
    At the bottom of the same page you have mentioned followings:
    If any of the proposed dates falls on a public holiday (non-banking day) or in case of any emergencies, the next working day will be reckoned as the due date.
    Prima-facie, it appears that you are very well aware that you are going to publish the result on a late weak end and you are keeping the door open for enrollment for counseling as ‘start date’, if some one furnishes the required amount of Rs. 1 lakh thru’ online or offline payment mode.
    To me this appears to be a very big ‘gate-way’ to adopt unfair means of blocking the eligible candidates and trading the seats.
    In reality, you published the results close to mid-night of 31st May 2014 (Saturday) 2014, so that very few candidates actually knew the results were out on that very night. You did not open the online payment gate throughout 1st June 2014 (Sunday). Prima-facie, an intentional approach.
    Only a few of candidates know that in a selective progressive states, the banking operation does takes place on holidays (Sunday) by a few selective private banks (like in the State of Gujarat).
    So all these steps means a premeditated approach to debar the eligible candidates on the merit and preference and to open the floodgate of corrupt means.
    I will request clarifications on behalf of all candidates and their parents to defend your position on all actions taken by you in preparing the schedule important dates.
    I am also forwarding a copy of this letter to our hon’ble minister of higher education, law & justices and consumer protection forum to be aware of this event.
    Thank you and looking forward to hear from you sooner.
    – Suresh Sharma, Lucknow, UP.

  6. Its a totally unresponsibility of clat secartriat with the student which have particepant in clat exams by clat organize team. How barcoding and student omr sheet got unmatched. Lots of student get more marks as ur answer key bt they not get. As per answer key i will ge 139 marks bt i got 66.25. Its froud wt all student

  7. i am very upset with my marks that i have got only 57 even when i attempted 165 questions and i expected 130.
    this is an untolerable result. GNLU must check it again and show us OMR sheet online to all candidates as it is not possible
    for all students to come gujrat in 2 days only.

    • Yes, that’s what being done. GNLU has now withheld the results.

      If you want help, do check out the facebook pages mentioned in the post.

  8. Does result will be announced once again after the recheck of omr sheets???
    N omr sheets will be rechecked only of those students who had complained against there marks or for the entire students……?????

  9. What is this bar code discrepancy all about? Does this mean that they have ended up mismatching the scores? I mean a guy with 12 marks says he claculated it to be 122. And does this mean that it would affect scores for everyone? In that case my hopes are hanging by a thread, I am just into NLSIU so far.

  10. Dear All,
    This is total mess on the part of OC of CLAT14. Such prestigous exam and no transpirancy.
    The result is declared in a manner that only individual marks can be seen. This will not get any idea about the possibility of adimssion to the desired college. instead they would have declared the merit list of all candidates.
    Now they have withheald and withdrawn the result. They are playing with the emotions and pateints of the students.
    Who knows what the exact problem or mess created by OC.

  11. same problem has occured with me by seeing the answer key i have got 130-140 but i got only 66 marks what the hell this gandhinagar nlu is doing .

  12. Sincerity and Transparency in Conduct of CLAT Exams:-

    It is assumed that an an institute like GNLU will have the required talent to conduct the exams and compile the results. The question arises then why this fiasco which end up playing with careers of thousands of students and show the nation in poor light. The only explanation is that GNLU lacked sincerity in approach while undertaking this exercise. The lack of sincerity is also evident by their procedure of making answer sheets available to candidates. The procedure is meant to discourage the candidates to check their answer sheets and at the most meant to say that the answer sheets were available to students for verification. How can they expect thousands of teenagers to travel to Ahmedabad to travel at such a short notice? Either they are making fool of candidates by indirectly discouraging the candidates or they themselves are living in a fools paradise to assume that travel at such a short notice is possible. In this e-age they should think of convenient and efficient ways of making the answer sheets available to candidates on line. Hope wiser sense will prevail and they will make the changes and keep everyone informed.

  13. I think this clat is juat a fraud to students and
    their aspirations …
    As ,why they are not giving us any information about our OMR sheet and assure us …
    I was sure to get 120 above marks as i have attentively attempted 160 ques. But i have got only 65.25 how this is possible as if my 100 ques. Were wrong then i should get 35 marks according to minus marking of .25 marks ….
    This clat exam is a fraud !!!!!!!

  14. the mail that they have sent to us states that there were discrepancies in affixing the sticker and student bar code….does that mean they will recheck papers of only those students who have complained or all the students as the error seems to be about the affixed bar code???…because it is not possible for me to go all the way to gujrat

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