On the basis of a plea that challenged the Bombay High Court's order backing the recently introduced common law entrance test, Apex Court on Monday issued a notice to Maharashtra government and also seek its response within a week.
A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and R K Agrawal was hearing a petition filed by a law student, Kedar Warad, challenging July 5 order of Bombay High Court which said that "state was well within its powers to conduct a common entrance test for admissions to all law colleges, whether private, aided or unaided."
The High Court on dismissing the student's plea said the "manner in which the state government had conducted the exams, left much to be desired", but this did not mean the entire exam process was illegal
The High Court had said in its order, "The court would have been happier had the state notified the students about the exam pattern, syllabus etc. well in advance and thus granted them more time to prepare. But merely because the exam was not conducted in a manner suggested by the petitioner, we can't declare the common entrance test and the entire process around it illegal, invalid, or unconstitutional," the High Court had said in its order.