They should submit a notarised affidavit before May 6

Hundreds of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) candidates whose applications were rejected on various grounds can heave a sigh of relief as the CLAT committee has decided to allow them to sit for the examination on May 12.

However, they will be required to submit a notarised affidavit printed on non-judicial stamp paper worth Rs. 50 to the CLAT office before May 6, said CLAT Implementation Committee Chairman Deepak Das.

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, is conducting the test.

Mr. Das told The Hindu that the applications of more than 1,300 aspirants were rejected as they were incomplete or not filled as per the norms given in the Information Brochure of CLAT-2013. “However, on the basis of requests made by applicants and their parents, the Convener of CLAT Core Committee, in consultation with other members, has decided to allow these applicants to take the exam and issue admit cards on provisional basis,” he said.

The affidavit format is available on ‘www.clat.ac.in’.

Applicants can also submit an advanced soft copy of the affidavit (scanned PDF file) by e-mail ‘application@clat.ac.in’ to the CLAT office for reference. A notice posted on the website said applicants being allowed to appear in the CLAT-2013 will not be entitled to claim any benefit on the basis of any information which they had not furnished in the OMR application form at the time of its submission.

CLAT is conducted for admission into various academic programmes (LLB and LLM) of the 14 National Law Universities (NLUs) in the country, including the NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad. More than 30,000 students across the country are testing their luck this year.