How to Crack Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) Entrance Exam 2019

How to Crack Common Law Admission Test  (CLAT) Entrance Exam 2019

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ELIGIBILITY For Common Law Admission Test  (CLAT) 2019

 

UG Programme
  1. There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2018.
  2. As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2), the candidates must have secured:
    1. Forty five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
    2. Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.
  3. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April, 2018 are also eligible to appear in CLAT-2018 online examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
  4. The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
  5. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
    1. Higher marks in the component /section on legal aptitude in the CLAT-2018 exam;
    2. Higher age;
    3. Computerised draw of lots.
PG Programme:
  1. The candidates must have minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination [i.e. LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/any other equivalent exam] as under:
    1. Fifty five percent (55%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
    2. Fifty percent (50%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.
  2. The candidate must have passed/appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission.
  3. In case of candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examination, he/she may submit his/her final result of qualifying examination within the time frame prescribed by the respective University/Institute. Till then such candidates may be given provisional admission.
  4. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by procedure and order as under:
    1. Higher age;
    2. Computerized draw of lots.
  5. No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT-2018.

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SYLLABUS and PATTERN For Common Law Admission Test  (CLAT) 2019

 

UG Programme

Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

  1. English including comprehension:
    The English section will test the candidate’s proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
  2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs:
    The General knowledge will be evaluated on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidate’s on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
  3. Mathematics:
    This section will test the candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught upto 10th Class/Standard.
  4. Legal Aptitude:
    This section will test the candidate’s interest towards the study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
  5. Logical Reasoning:
    The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

The pattern of Question Paper for the UG Courses in CLAT-2018

(a)

Maximum Marks

  200

(b)

Duration of CLAT-2018 Exam

  02:00 Hours

(c) Multiple-Choice Questions   200 questions of one mark each

(d)

Subject areas with weight-age:

1. English including comprehension

40 Marks

2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50 Marks

3. Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

20 Marks

4. Legal Aptitude

50 Marks

5. Logical Reasoning

40 Marks

(e)

Negative Marking

  0.25 Mark for each wrong answer

The pattern of Question Paper and syllabus for the PG Programme in CLAT-2018

The pattern of the question paper for admission to the Post-Graduate Course for CLAT-2018 is as under:

(a)

Maximum Marks

  150

(b)

Duration of CLAT-2018 Exam

  02:00 Hours

(c)

Multiple-Choice Questions

  150 questions of one mark each

(d)

Syllabus

 Questions will be asked from the following areas of Law:

1. Constitutional Law

50 Marks

2. Jurisprudence

50 Marks

3. Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.

50 Marks

(e)

Negative Marking

  0.25 Mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

CLAT 2019 TENTATIVE Exam Dates

In this section, we are providing a tentative schedule of CLAT 2019 Exam Dates. Whenever the official CLAT exam 2019 dates announced we will update it here:

Events Dates
Admission Notification Release 3rd week of December 2018
Application Form Availability 1st week of January 2019
Last date for form submission Last week of March 2019
Downloading of Admit Card Starts 3rd week of April 2019
Date of CLAT Entrance Exam 2nd week of May 2019
Answer Key Release 3rd week of May 2019
Representation of questions or key Till 3rd week of May 2019
Uploading of amended answer key (if required) 4th week of May 2019
Result/Merit List Declaration Last week of May 2019
First  Indicative Seat Allocation Publication 1st week of June 2019
Date for payment of counselling fee Till 2nd week of June 2019

Application Fee:

  • Candidates should submit Rs. 4000 as an application fee.
  • For SC/ST category, it will be Rs. 3500.
  • The fee payment will be done through credit card/debit card/net banking/pay wallet/RuPay, etc.
  • Candidates will also make payment through offline mode (Bank Challan).
  • The fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.
Category Fee
General/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) & other categories Rs. 4000 + extra charges
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) Rs. 3500 + extra charges

How to Crack CLAT Law Entrance Exams Delhi University LLB Coaching

Mastering English

English section would broadly be classified in the following three -

  • Grammar and Sentence Correction
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension

a. Building vocabulary

There are a lot of simple ways to improve on grammar and vocabulary, amongst which regular reading of newspaper for contextual meanings is an established way.

Similarly, understanding the basic rules and practicing exercised is the easiest way to improve on grammar.

Regular reading of newspaper not only help you increase the bank of topics you can get acquainted to, it would also help increase reading speed and overall comprehension skills.

A two-month plan and working regularly on English can do wonders even for students from non-English medium.

b. Common types of questions

Following is the general classification of English section-

  • English Comprehension
  • Fill up the blanks
  • Spelling test
  • Vocabulary — synonyms, antonyms including Latin, French and legal terms
  • Phrasal verbs, idioms and phrases
  • Para jumbles
  • Sentence correction tests

Quest Education offers three coaching programs for CLAT 2019 entrance preparation One Year Program for students entering class XII, weekend batch and crash course after board exams.

Contact student counselor for details regarding program. Test Series is also available for students from December till exam helping in topic wise preparation.
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General Knowledge/ Current Affairs

  • GK usually has the higher weight age in a law entrance exam. GK questions – both static and current – constitute approx 25 per cent of most exams.
  • Reading  newspaper daily is a good way to build GK.
  • Reading a good competition magazine could be helpful as well.

Important topics

  • Aspirants should focus on international economic, trade and finance related issues and also similar developments relating to UN and its agencies, WTO, World Bank & IMF etc.
  • Students can also read GK content of the last six months at a good GK portal
  • Can use notes from some reputed institutes.

 Logical Reasoning

  • The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the student’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments.
  • It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc.
  • However, visual and non-verbal reasoning are usually not tested in law entrance exams.

Managing time is the key

  • Time management is very important and it is always prudent to move on to the next question without wasting too much time on one particular question.
  • Prior practising and determining the time needed in each section can be useful to manage time on the exam day.

Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness

  • This area focuses either legal reasoning or legal GK questions.
  • To master legal reasoning questions, candidates must learn and understand legal principles relating to laws of torts, contracts, crimes, family law and general principles of law.
  • Also the Civics/Political Science school text books can be great help in mastering Constitution and Indian Polity, a major area for legal knowledge questions.
  • Keep track of legal news and developments in the country.
  • Whether it is a legislative development in Parliament or a landmark judgement   from the Supreme Court or High Courts, it would be important for the exam.

Mathematics.

In this section the candidates will be tested only on “elementary” mathematics ie, Math that is taught till Class 10.

  • The areas one needs to be comfortable with are percentages, profit and loss, ratio, proportion and variation, simple equation, averages, time and work, time and distance, ie, arithmetic and nothing else.

Smart guide for law aspirants:

1. Past year papers are the easiest way to start preparation for any LAW Entrance exam. Every law aspirant should get past papers of CLAT, NLU Delhi, LSAT-India, DU, etc.

2. Planning and focusing on concern areas –  Making a study plan with special focus on weaker sections is really important. A lot of students feel they are lacking in GK and should try more and more questions to gain confidence. Since Legal aptitude is a completely new section for all students, focusing on this section can help a student stand out by performing in this section.

3. Apart from CLAT there are other entrance examinations being held which can be appeared to increase your chances admission in a reputed college.

4. Secure good marks in Boards university Exams: If you secure good marks, say above 90% in 12th Boards or above 70% in graduation, you may get a seat at some good law schools admitting students on merit basis like GLC. Mumbai, ILS, Pune, ULC Bangalore, Law Faculty Lucknow, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University etc.

5. Coaching institutes – An internal study suggests that 80% of the students present in the top law schools took coaching or distance learning program or test series.

Explore the best institute of your city by talking to the faculty members who are generally graduates of good law schools.

6. Try as many mock and sample test papers as possible.

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The author is the Head Counselor of a leading coaching institute of Delhi and hopes to guide students for success in various law schools. He wishes all aspirants good luck for the competitive examination and a bright future.

BHARAT SHARMA (L.L.B)
Email: [email protected]
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Website: www.quest-education.com

 

 

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