No, a candidate can apply only through online mode.
Yes, but Rs. 10,000/- shall be deducted as admission processing charges.
CLAT entrance examination is conducted for admission to 21 of the coveted National Law Schools. For the information related to CLAT, CLAT Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Please visit the link https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/
No Really, it can help you in Legal Section in understanding or applying the principles, but you are not required to remember the case names, rather a good approach would be to focus on the concepts there, what was the judgment, what was it related to, what was the nature of the bench deciding that case, what areas of law that case was falling into, and etc.
No. The CLAT participating universities are regulated by their respective State Norms and Policies. The candidates are advised to look into the detailed information of the respective University in the CLAT e-brochure/website of the respective NLUs to know about the University specific reservations.
Yes, It would be wrong to say that you don’t. The basic knowledge of law and legal development is imperative. A brief analysis can provide you some insight into that. The candidate does not need to apply any additional knowledge of law apart from what is in the passage. However, having some legal knowledge is highly really helps.
No, but it has the propensity to throw some kind of oddballs every year, either the syllabus changes, or the exam pattern, or the format of exam itself, and sometimes they introduces changes in the whole system like they did in 2020.
How many months of preparation should ideally one give to be selected in one of the top 5 Law schools?
This depends on one’s ability to grasp concepts and to learn, and that is for any exam. However, on average, anything between 10 to 15 months is good for preparation, depending on the time invested every day, and obviously the practice associated with it. It’s easier for a dropper to spend five to six hours daily on their preparation, Crash course students are ready to give in even more hours than that, the12th students, in Target batch, can’t afford to give more than three to four hours of self- study as they have Board exams also, and for the students of 11th, mostly in our Foundation batches are happy to invest anywhere between one to two hours of preparation time daily.
There will be up to 7 passages of 450 words each, containing five questions each, based on which you will have to answer 35 questions. The passages will be asked from any recent event or past event, however mostly they have given the passages from five months preceding the exam. For example, CLAT 2020, was conducted in September, 2020, and the oldest current affairs passage was from the month of June, 2020,
Now that reading the passages is also in picture, anywhere between 10 to 15 minutes is ideal. Saving time here will give your more time for the lengthy sections like Legal.
How should the preparation strategy differ from the traditional approach to make the best out of online classes, given the covid related lockdown?
This point has become most relevant as we are watching offline students shift permanently to our online batches due the covid crisis. The best bet there is to make the classes interactive, asking questions can help you in the long run, reviewing the previous classes, and reading in advance for the coming classes can leave you with some doubts which you can ask during the class. You are saving time that otherwise would have been wasted on going to the institute and coming back, you can invest that time into studying. Ha
CLAT consortium have made their syllabus public, let’s look at it section wise:-
Quantitative Techniques/ Maths – Mathematics questions are mostly the IXth and Xth standard questions. Having the hang of basic concepts can make this section a cakewalk for all of you. Please note. That the questions here also are in form of DATA Interpretation, so practicing such questions in copious amount is imperative.
Logical Reasoning – Analytical Reasoning and Quantitative ability questions are based on basic common sense and logic. Practice is the only key to this area as well. Also, working on your comprehension skill as well as reading ability can do wonders.
Legal Aptitude – For Legal Reasoning bit the students should read the principles in entirety and should be able to grasp the key points very carefully. They are expected to apply the given principle of law to the hypothetical questions. . Having a little legal knowledge helps in speedy solving of these kinds of questions. The students should evaluate what is the legal ambit of each question and should find the right answer within the principles given only in the passage. Again reading newspaper and certain basic legal proposition will be quite helpful in the preparation of this section.
Very importantly approach it as a “logical reasoning” and not be bogged down by the word “Legal”. Common sense and comprehension, and a fair awareness of the contemprory legal topics can prove to be miraculous.
First thing is, Understanding CLAT 2021 exam pattern and syllabus– You should be very clear on this point, a proper guidance could help, also taking study material and mock test from reliable sources con be instrumental. There are multiple courses available online for CLAT, fishing the UPSC material or Judiciary Material in the garb of CLAT, beware of that. Quantity doesn’t ensure quality, and quality in your preparation is needed for you to land in the college of tour dreams.
Secondly, clear your concepts and seek clarification whenever you face any doubt. This becomes very important once you start your preparation. Law is anyway a confusing field, so confusion, doubts, and resulting frustration is obvious. But it can accentuate in the absence of a proper guidance, or someone who can clear your doubts whenever needed. Google can be good help but it’s no guarantee that it will deliver what you need timely and effectively. Don’t ignore your problems now, as they would grow up to be demons tomorrow.
Thirdly, regular revision is a must, even Legal experts need to be abreast with the recent developments and changes likewise it will be an important task for the aspirants as well to be engaged in regular revision and practice process.
Fourthly, do an analysis of previous years’ question paper, I can’t stress this point enough. Attempt as many mocks you wants but a pro would first start with solving or analyzing previous year question papers. Do it as early in you preparation as possible. Not only you will gain the knowledge of what’s important but more importantly it will give you an idea about what’s not.
Fifthly, take CLAT mock tests, as they are going to be your regular companion during your preparation. It can provide you real exam environment, can help you with your speed an time management, and also will provide you with insights regarding your preparation and ranking compared to other students.
Sixthly, one should learn time management, and the best way to do is by practicing as much as possible. Be it sectional tests, topic tests, or mocks, keep your hands on everything.
Seventhly, one should be aware about their strengths and weaknesses, as on one hand, working on your weak areas can save you some marks in the exam, and on other, perfecting your strength will give you competition boost.
Last but not the least, staying in a right frame of mind, is an absolute must. We have witnessed students starting their preparation in full blown manner but their energy does off when the exam’s approaching. Especially during these trying times of covid crisis, many a students have suffered concentration loss, or have detracted their preparation, hence it is imperative to practice exercise for maintain you mental calm and coolness. Like anything CLAT requires you to be focused and composed. Those who can preserve their concentration can get ahead of the hard workers and intelligent ones.
Firstly, Attempt more Mocks, good target would be to start with one a week for the first month, then two a week, for second, then three a week for the remaining months.
Secondly, Get good Current Affair Compendiums, Our Compendium, also known as News Pointers Daily, is quite illustrative in that regard, you will find only the information which is necessary for exam.
Thirdly, go through the basics of Math’s concepts, and practice DI questions.
Fourthly, get a list of most recent Vocabulary appeared in the Hindu.
And, lastly Track your progress, as Action, Revision and Action is the only model helpful here.
Effectively and mindfully, one should not go through the reading materials in a casual manner, start developing mindfulness, as a practice try reciting to someone that you have read about, or some concept that you recently studied.
I have filled up the form successfully but now, can I change/correct the details as entered on the Application form?
Yes, alteration/editing in the online application form can be done before successful submission/final submission of the form. The information once furnished by the candidate with regard to the category to which the candidate belongs, the preference for the NLUs and the Centre of the Entrance Test submitted by the candidates through online application mode shall be final and no change whatsoever, shall be allowed thereafter under any circumstances.
This is the most ideal time to start, you can be done with the syllabus by the end of Class 11th, and after that revision and practice only would be enough for you to get through.
Yes and NO. It’s hard if you haven’t prepared for it enough, it’s really easy for those who are clear with the concepts, and approach the exam with a calm and composed mindset.
It is subjective, as we have witnessed a large pool of student dropping for CLAT every year, and even in NLUs you will find a ratio of 60 to 40, between droppers and fresher. So it is safe to say that there is no problem in dropping, but make sure you have a solid plan for the drop year. Utilizing each day of that year can land you in the college of your dream, and it would be worth it then.
No. The cut-off depends on the performance of aspirants, the consortium ks concerned with the ranks and not the score particularly. For example, In CLAT 2020, the cut-off for lower ranking college was around 70 marks out of 150.
Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Is there any option of transfer of a student from one participating university to another participating university after once is admitted through CLAT?
No. CLAT Consortium does not allows for such transfers. Shifting of the student to the university of higher choice also known as upgrading, is done only by the CLAT office only during the CLAT counselling. After the closure of counselling process CLAT office does not assist in any shifting of students.
Yes, some of the participating Law Universities have provision of domicile based reservations for which the candidates are advised to refer to the website of the respective NLUs.
Yes, some of the participating universities provide horizontal reservation for the female candidates. Candidates are advised to refer to the website of the respective NLUs in this regard.
Yes. In some of the participating Law Universities seats are available for NRIs/NRI sponsored/Foreign Nationals. Candidates are advised to refer to CLAT e-brochure and the website of respective NLUs
Yes. Need based assistance shall be provided to the Specially Abled Persons(SAP).
Apart from CLAT, which is the gateway to the 21 National Law Schools in India’ certain other entrance exams which any law aspirant should keep in mind and appear for are:
a) AILET – All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admission in National Law University (NLU), Delhi.
b) Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) conducted by the Symbiosis International University to get admission into Symbiosis Law School.
c) CET IPU – The Common Entrance test conducted by Indraprastha University, Delhi for variouslaw colleges situated in Delhi and NCR including Amity Noida.
d) LSAT-India is a standardized test adopted as an admissions criterion by multiple law colleges across India.
e) CU CET- The common entrance test for all central universities.
f) Christ University Law Entrance Exam – conducted by Christ University, Bangalore for admission to School of Law, Christ University.
g) Jamia Law, and Aligarh Muslim University are also good options to explore.
It is a very important part of the preparation process, not only you are expected to read it, but also understand the issue in whole, as it can feature in any section of the Exam. The exam now is mostly reading based, containing a total of around 30 passages, each passage has five questions, and one is expected to read the passage for answering the same. You will feel empowered if you have developed a practice of reading effectively, and comprehending the viewpoint of authors in different opinion pieces. All the passages in CLAT are from these news pieces, so there is also a chance that you might encounter similar passages that you have read during your preparation.
Overthinking, Applying knowledge outside of the passage, losing their composure, Time management, Accuracy problem as there’s provision of negative marking, etc. All these problem should not arise in the first place if the preparation process is flawless, and enough time is being invested in practice.
The Common Law Admission Test is a centralized national level entrance test for admissions to twenty two National Law Universities in India. Most private and self-financed law schools in India also use these scores for law admissions. It started in 2008 and since then has only witnessed growth in the number of aspirants appearing for it. Last year in 2020, a good number of around 70000 aspirant appeared to write the exam.
Counselling fee is the payment (Rs. 50,000/-) made to the CLAT office by a candidate to show his/her seriousness/commitment in taking admission in any of the participating NLU(s). Counselling fee is not a separate fee, it is the adjustable advance paid to the CLAT office which subsequently gets adjusted at the time of admission from the fee payable to the respective University by a candidate.
Processing charges for online application for CLAT 2020 for General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates Rs.4,000/- and for SC/ST candidates Rs. 3,500/-.
Medium of examination is English only.
The dates are not yet finalized for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021.
Which are the areas they should lay stress on? What are the common problems faced by the aspirants?
There are few points to consider in this regard:
First of all, one needs to have a proper roadmap for the preparation, with all the required strategy and, tips and tricks. The proper preparation requires a proper strategy requires a proper guidance.
Gauging the syllabus- Secondly, there is much confusion about the syllabus for CLAT, and other Law Entrance Exams, especially after the change in exam patter of CLAT, 2020. One needs to be ascertain about the same, and should not be wasting time on irrelevant information.
Thirdly, stress laying area for each student would differ, f.e. the students who have not made themselves familiar with the online mode of examination will feel trouble in attempting the examination in a new mode., others can feel difficulty in managing the time and getting a hang of the navigation system in the online form of examination.
And lastly, identifying one’s capabilities, and reviewing the progress is prerequisite for some, and for that one should make sure that the analysis of the mocks and other practice sets are rich in information, and should provide them with clear data making it easier to identify one’s strengths and weaknesses, and should also provide you proper analysis of your progress.
CLAT UG consists of 5 different sections, out of which the Legal Aptitude and Current Affairs section account for 50% of the total weightage. Also, some of the passages in other section are also legal affairs based, therefore it is the most important section along with Current Affairs.
One can choose any stream that they want to, keeping in mind that they must be interested in it, and it doesn’t become a load for them. Every year we witness students from all the stream, be it commerce, science or arts, have excelled in this exam. However, it is preferable to choose a stream which can leave you with enough time for your CLAT preparation. Humanities have been a popular choice amongst CLAT aspirants, partially because it has topics like Indian Polity and others, and partially because students perceive it as an easier stream, giving them opportunity to focus solely on CLAT.