Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is one of the most coveted exams for law aspirants in India. The first CLAT exam was conducted by National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2008. With the passage of time and increasing fervour of students for study of law, the exam has gained acceptance over the years. The forms for CLAT 2017 are out and exam is being conducted by Chanakya National law University, Patna.
Since its inception, it has been a multiple choice question paper comprising 200 marks. This exam is divided into five sections containing English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Quantitative Aptitude, Legal Aptitude and Logical reasoning. Half of the paper is from General Knowledge and Legal Aptitude and least number of questions do generally come from Quantitative Aptitude section therefore, the aspirants must devote more time to General Knowledge and Legal Aptitude. The division in the General Knowledge mostly consists of two types of questions, Static and Current. The current part has questions from the news that are recent and the other part is where the facts have not changed. So a student must be thorough with the newspapers and past events.
Most of the coaching institutes are prognosticating this year’s CLAT to be on par with the last year’s CLAT exam. If we go by the trend then cut off for the top three law schools will be more than 130. With four months left for the exam, student must focus on the big-ticket item first. Constitution and Legal Aptitude will be new for most of the students. So student must start with them first and then Logical reasoning as it has variety of topics and it needs time to get mastery over it. English will not be a tough nut to crack as questions from this section are fixed and it does not require prowess to solve them as it just needs the logic.
Any of the competitive exams require smart work more than the hard work. If one sees the trend of the CLAT over the past years and starts preparing for it with the right approach and keeping in mind one’s strong points then one can do really well in this exam within the time left.