NUALS Kochi Releases Guidelines for the Author for CLAT 2018

Last Updated - February 24 2018

The National University of Advanced Law Studies, Kochi has notified guidelines for SAP/ PwD aspirants using the Author in CLAT 2018. Check CLAT Exam Format The online method examination will have objective type of questions. The law entrance examination is scheduled for May 13, 2018.

Aspirants falling under the category of Specially Abled Person (SAP)/ Person with Disability (PwD) are as follows:

  • Visually impaired
  • with locomotor impairment,
  • and whose speed of writing or use of keyboard/mouse is affected
  • with cerebral palsy 

 Listed below are quick facts concerned with the Author:

  • The same scribe cannot be used by any other aspirant appearing for the Common Law Admission Test.
  • An appropriate undertaking required to be given by both the parties while filling in the form.
  • The scribe can be from any academic stream.
  • Scribe will only help to read the instructions and questions, along with mouse clicks.
  • There is an option of bringing a scribe of his/ her own choice or opt for a scribe to be arranged by the CLAT Authorities.
  • A separate form required to be filled by SAP/ PwD aspirants taking help of a scribe.
Note Further, in case it later transpires that she/he did not fulfill any laid down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts, the candidature of the participant will stand canceled, irrespective of the result of the examination.

What is the Definition of Persons with Disabilities?

As per the CLAT Committee, a person with disability or PwD means a person with long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment which hampers his/ her participation in society equally with others.

“Person with benchmark disability” means a person with not less than 40% of a specified disability, as certified by the certifying authority.

1. In CLAT documents and online application form, ‘Persons with Disability’ (PwD) and ‘Specially Abled Persons’ (SAP) have been used interchangeably as is used by the respective NLUs.
2. The disability has been specifically classified as MNLU, Aurangabad. The participant has to choose the one suitable for the three categories of SAP (PH1/PH2/PH3) within the State.

Additional Privileges to PwD/ SAP category 

There are few privileges given to the Specially Abled Persons by the CLAT Authorities. They are as follows:

  • The cut off will be comparatively lower than the General and OBC categories. Check CLAT Cut Off
  • The SAP/PwD aspirants will be applicable for the compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour of the examination (40 minutes for CLAT 2018).

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