Law Exams for final year students to be held online, Bar Council issues guidelines

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has declared that the final year law students have to sit for their exam online, while the students of other years will be promoted on the basis of their previous year’s marks and the internal marks scored in the ongoing year.

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The BCI has published a list of measures for the students getting promoted to next year and the procedures to be followed for a final year online exam.

The law body also stated that the colleges and universities may hold the end semester examinations with respect to the year from which they need to be been promoted after the institutions resume working. They will be assigned a specific time period for preparation but the students will continue their courses in the year they have been promoted.

“And just in case, they’re unable to pass/clear any such paper of such end semester exam of the year from which they have been promoted, they shall need to clear an equivalent, before they’re granted the degree. In the case of scholars who are promoted to the ultimate year as LL.B students, they shall need to pass all papers so as to get their degree/s”, confirmed BCI.

The students of the three and five years LLB courses are allowed to sit for the online exam. “In the case of Final Year LL.B students, who haven’t cleared all papers of previous years and are required to take a seat within the supplementary examination, but, who are promoted to final year, such Final year LL.B students may be allowed to write down a project report or appear in the online examination with reference to the pending/supplementary papers, in order that they might also pass within time”, said the law administration.

They have also said that the Universities can opt for other suitable methods to conduct the final year exams like making a “project report/ research paper for each paper of the final year or they may adopt a foolproof method to double the interior marks of the semester exams already held for such year”. The BCI has asked the Universities to stick to the social distancing protocols inside classrooms and examination centres should be sanitised frequently. The officials stated, “The safety and health of the students should not be compromised at any cost. Universities are instructed to maintain the highest academic standards while conducting the examinations”.

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