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Upper Age Limits for Law University Examination Abolished by MP High Court

Madhya Pradesh High Court has abolished the clause of upper age limit for applying and appearing for CLAT. No university in the country should have the right to fix the upper age limit for any entrance examination related to law courses.

Mar 14, 2015 16:14 IST
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Candidates who are going to take Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) in order to take admission in various prestigious law institutes over the country have got a good news from the Madhya Pradesh High Court, which abolished the clause of upper age limit for applying and appearing for the examination.

According to the division bench consisting of Justice Rajendra Mennon and Justice Alok Aradhe, when the Bar Council of India has abolished the upper age limit for getting admission in law courses, then no university in the country should have the right to fix the upper age limit for any entrance examination related to law courses. The verdict came in response to the petition filed by the Chhindwara resident Anuj Rai.

16 law universities over the country organizes CLAT on a rotational basis and for this year the Lucknow based Ram Manohar Lohia Noational Law University has got the chance to organize the entrance test. The petition was filed against the university’s decision to set an upper age limit of 20 years for the candidates who would like to appear for the entrance examination. Despite the fact that the Bar Council of India has abolished upper age limit back in 2013, the university has kept the limit, making it tough for candidates to apply.

The advocates representing the petitioner Anurag Shivhare and Manish Angaria said in the petition that, the criterion set by the varsity on the issue is arbitrary and illegal as the Bar Council of India has itself abolished the limit a couple of years back.

Important Points

  • Madhya Pradesh High Court abolished the clause of upper age limit for applying and appearing for CLAT examination
  • No university in the country should have the right to fix the upper age limit for any entrance examination related to law courses
  • 16 law universities over the country organizes CLAT on a rotational basis

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