Marred by a technical snag that appeared to first slow down and then render the website inaccessible for some time, aspirants to the National Law Schools who had appeared for the Common Law Admission Test faced a few tense moments.

Due to be announced on the official CLAT website at 6.00 p.m. on Saturday, the results were delayed due to server failure, CLAT officials toldThe Hindu. When the results did come out, they were visible only to candidates on entering personal details. The consolidated document was not yet released on Saturday.

While candidates from Mumbai and Pune were able to access the website, Bangalore students were not so lucky.

Contrary to the popular opinion that this year's CLAT was tough and would yield lower marks than before, the highest score was a whopping 173 on 200. Also, there were no null scores, unlike the previous CLAT papers, M.P. Singh, convener of this year's CLAT committee and Vice-Chancellor of the National University of Juridical Sciences toldThe Hindu.

Online counselling

The results, this time round, follow a format distinct from the previous tests. While earlier, students were required to state their preference (by choosing among the 11 National Law Schools) and colleges would publish lists, this year online counselling is being planned. Prof. Singh said notification regarding the counselling session would be up on the website by June 2, counselling would be completed by June 14 or 15 and all admission procedures by June 25.

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