How Do I Get There
How Do I Get There?
CLAT is the Common Law Admission Test conducted by the 14 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment. So far NLSIUB, NALSARH, NLIUB, NUJSK, NLIUJ have conducted the exam. The CLAT exam is usually held on the 2nd Sunday of May every year, approximately 40 days after the boards.
Break-up of the CLAT paper
The paper comprises 200 objective type questions over 5 sections. Time given is 2 hours and a good score ensuring your place in top Law Schools is in the range of 155+. The subjects tested under CLAT are
- Legal Knowledge
- Logical Reasoning
Each year some new changes are introduced by the exam but the broad pattern has remained the same so far.
Skills required for CLAT
Just as any competitive entrance exam even CLAT looks at sharpness and an objective acumen in its candidates not to mention briskness and agility to move between sections. But broadly the following skills are required and need to be sharpened and an orientation required:
- Basic English – knowledge of grammar, a good grasp over vocabulary and word usage, quick reading and comprehension.
- Application of concept for Legal and Logical – basic knowledge of deductive reasoning and syllogistic application
- Clear and lucid thinking.
- A thorough knowledge of current affairs and trivia; heads of states/ organisation, basic indian history/ economics/ geography/ civics.
- A basic grasp of basic legal trivia; legal terms, political science.
- Speed calculation; a very basic grasp of arithmetic and probability.
How to prepare?
CLAT or any law school preparation has to be made a matter of habit and routine. This I say as a direct consequence to the above mentioned skills. If you think this preparation is possible just a fortnight before the paper just as you had been doing for most of your schools and college exams and emerging with flying colours at that. The reason why your earlier model cannot be replicated here is because this is an aptitude paper with a vast tableau for practice and knowledge base requirement. Just imagine trying to grasp all the year’s current events and their footnotes overnight! Secondly other sections are practice based which get honed over time of practice and the answering is a matter of prioritising and decision making which comes with guidance and practice. So there isn’t much of rote learning here but more of systematic study and a correct orientation.
If a student is a regular newspaper reader and has acumen for logic, then with a right guidance and little study can excel here. Contrarily if you feel you are weak in either or both of the domains above, you needn’t fret a timely preparation model will produce the desired results. All it will take is a steady study module.
Why Clat possible
Clat Possible is a team of dedicated professionals from the top corporate backgrounds with a hugely academic bent of mind. Our students are the most important thing to us, which is why we’re proud to have been the most successful Law Test Preparation institute in India. With almost 10% of all NLU students from CP, our alumni stays involved with us through law school and beyond. Exhaustive materials, highest number of mocks, regular GK updates, monthly digests and detailed information about various law schools, including interactions with NLU students and alumni is just part of our highlights. We understand that every student is unique, every situation is different and at CP the mentors know exactly how to deal with every situation because “personal care” is not just a phrase around here; it’s a lifestyle! If you have any doubts come and meet the mentors, who by the way are the same people who are on the brochure unlike many other institutes! Yes, we don’t have high flying names just for the sake of it on the brochures, we don’t believe in lying to our students. By the way, our everyday faculty who will steer you include somebody who got All India rank 20 in NLSIU, Bangalore entrance, a St. Stephen’s Alumni, MDI-Gurgaon Alumni and Hindu College Alumni amongst others.