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Bar council approves law syllabus for state entrance examination

PUBLISH DATE 11th February 2017

The Bar Council of India (BCI), which regulates legal education in the country, has largely approved the syllabus and paper pattern of the state's Common Entrance Test (CET) for law courses, while suggesting a few changes.

State's Directorate of Higher Education (DHE) had sent the syllabus prescribed for the previous year to the council seeking their opinion, after Bombay high court (HC) asked the state to include the council members while framing the syllabus. The recommendations of the apex body will be placed before the state's legal education advisory committee for deliberation, and the revised syllabus will be made available to students shortly, said an official from the state CET Cell, who did not wish to be named.

Last year, a student had moved the HC seeking the cancellation of the test, saying the syllabus of any paper has to be declared at least six months before the exam.

The student alleged that the syllabus was issued only a couple of months before the test, giving little time to prepare. While the court refused to cancel the test, it directed the state to consult the BCI to revisit the syllabus.

According to the official, the BCI, in a letter to the DHE, said the state CET should be conducted on the lines of Common Law Aptitude Test (CLAT)