CLAT 2019: Prospects after Law and How to Crack CLAT

CLAT 2019: Prospects after Law and How to Crack CLAT

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CLAT 2019: Prospects after Law and How to Crack CLAT

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What is Law or prospects after Law?

Law has always been one of the most respected professions worldwide and legal education and scholarship has been respected globally for centuries. Legal education, the way we understand it in India, has undergone a sea of change in the last twenty years, i.e., since the first national law school was established in Bangalore in 1989. Since then, at least twenty National Law Schools have sprung up all over the country, of which fifteen are under CLAT (see the list below). As statistics prove, these law schools have successfully managed to churn out good lawyers with cutting-edge legal skills and acumen year after year and, all the graduates have achieved professional success right from the word go. Most of the National Law School Graduates have either lapped up cushy corporate jobs from prestigious law firms and corporate houses all over the world. Even those who have opted to work for NGOs, Government organisations or PSUs, or have chosen to practice law in the conventional way under some of the top lawyers of the country, or else have chosen a career in higher academics, have managed to do well for themselves in their respective fields. It is now acknowledged in the legal circuits that those who graduate from national law schools are, by virtue of their deeper understanding of the nuances pertaining to law, better equipped to deal with legal matters and hence are more readily employable.

Law Schools Getting In

Even in law not all are equal, “some are more equal than the others.” At the top of the pyramid of legal education lie the National Law Universities, world class institutions which began the process of reorienting legal education in India. National Law Universities are some of the most coveted places to get into. Key to their insistence of cutting edge education is the belief in quality over quantity, which translates to extremely limited number of seats on offer throughout the country. The irony of the situation is that the more in demand the law schools become, the shorter is the supply. At present there are 15 National Law Universities throughout the country. Under CLAT there are:

  1. National Law School India University, Bengaluru (NLSIU)
  2. National Academy of Legal Study and Research, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
  3. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (NUJS)
  4. National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
  7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
  8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL)
  10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
  11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
  12. National Law University, Odisha (NLUO)
  13. National University of Study 6 Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
  14. National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA)

National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) conducts its own paper AILET.

Other than these private universities conduct their own papers. Some of them are:

Symbiosis Law School

IP University

Amity University

UPES Dehradun

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

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