The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) acknowledged some candidates had copied the questions and circulated them on messaging apps after logging in. NLAT is gateway to admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programs of NLSIU.
“While this is a malpractice under the proctoring guidelines, it does not affect the integrity of the exam as questions were available to all candidates after login,” it acknowledged.
While the examination began at 12.30pm, the question paper went viral on social media by 1pm, with one other 15 minutes left for completion. “Our technology platform tracks and compares every candidate’s answer behaviour patterns. Hence, any unusual behaviour will be identified and result in disqualification. The university and its technology partners are scrutinising the digital rounds of the exams to identify malpractice,” it added.
However, college students expressed considerations that the leaked paper was a transparent proof of the failed proctoring as candidates showing for the web examination had used one other machine to ship the question paper.
“A lot of people in a law discussion group admitted to cheating. They did not get any warning while using Google or calculator. It shows how weak their proctoring was. I’m sure many will make it to the merit list by cheating and using unfair means,” an aspirant mentioned.
However, the college mentioned it, together with its know-how companions, is “scrutinising the digital rounds of exams to accurately identify malpractice and disbar those candidates from consideration for admission.”
NLSIU mentioned all candidates who raised technical queries obtained examination particulars for the re-check. Nearly 80% of them took the check. However, the college didn’t share the entire quantity of college students who have been supplied the re-exam.
This aside, technical glitches marred the check for some even on Monday. “I could not log in as my audio proctoring did not work. It was the same issue that I faced on Saturday. I called for assistance, but they did not help,” a candidate mentioned.
Some college students complained of their papers getting auto-submitted a couple of minutes after the examination began. However, the officers mentioned it might be as a result of the coed was indulging in malpractice or as a result of of different causes.
The examination course of left many college students drained. “The time-frame was way less given the type of questions. The entire cycle of having to give a separate exam, preparing for it in nine days and then answering questions which are twice more difficult than the sample ones released was just a big confidence drainer for everyone,” mentioned a candidate.