CLAT / LL.B. Entrance Exam

CLAT / LL.B. Entrance Exam

CLAT Entrance Exam Coaching in Mukherjee Nagar

CLAT / LL.B. ENTRANCE EXAM – What you need to crack the Exam

Ambition Law Institute provides CLAT Entrance Exam Coaching in Mukherjee Nagar. Cracking CLAT exam is a highly cherished dream for most budding lawyers. It is pursued by many but achieved by a very exclusive group of people. One thing that this group of people has in common is that they redefine hard work and diligence as most people know it. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the most coveted of all the law entrances in India after Class XII for the students who want to establish their career in legal profession.

CLAT journey started in 2008 and today more than 45,000 students write the entrance every year to secure a seat in one of the participating National Law University including NLSIU Bangalore-the Harvard of the East.

CLAT is conducted every year to select students for 21 National Law Universities in India, other than National Law University-Delhi, which has their own process to select the students.

What is the CLAT Exam?

CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is a centralized exam conducted every year for law entrance admissions to 22 National Law Universities (NLUs). The CLAT entrance exam is generally conducted on the second Sunday of May for students vying to get into the coveted integrated five year law undergraduate course at the National Law Universities (NLUs).

In terms of the Exam Pattern, the CLAT Exam contains 5 broad sections namely: English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Maths, Legal Aptitude and, Logical Reasoning. The candidates will have 120 minutes to solve 150 questions distributed across the 5 sections.

CLAT

CLAT 2020 is a national level entrance exam for admissions to candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 22 NLUs and several other colleges/ universities.

CLAT is held by the Consortium of National Law Universities headed by NLSIU. The CLAT 2020 Exam has been postponed until further notice. The exam is held for admissions in UG and PG programs offered by the National Law Universities.

Being the leader in Law entrance preparation, Ambition Law Institute experts will bring to you live updates on CLAT 2020 in terms of the CLAT Preparation in the run-up to the CLAT Exam. On the day of the CLAT Exam, you will get insights about the CLAT 2020 Paper from our experts on this page. Register yourself and get access to full details of CLAT 2020, including exam schedule, the application process, syllabus, etc.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2020 are primarily based on two factors:

  • Educational Qualification
  • Age Limit

 

 

CLAT Educational Qualification:

Any candidate who has completed 10+2 or equivalent examination is eligible to apply for CLAT 2020 Exam. Minimum marks required for different categories are listed below:

  • 45% marks for General/ Other Backward Class (OBC)/ Specially abled persons categories
  • 40% marks for Scheduled Class (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories

 

 

Note: Candidates appearing for their Class 12th examination in March/ April 2020 are also eligible for CLAT 2020 Exam. Such candidates need to give evidence of passing their Class 12th exam at the time of admission. Candidates who fail to fulfill this will lose their right for admission through the CLAT exam.

CLAT Age Limit: There is no upper age limit to apply for CLAT 2020 Exam.

 

CLAT Colleges

The ultimate objective of each candidate in the CLAT 2020 Exam is to get into the best law college available. Therefore the CLAT 2020 Colleges take utmost importance.

The following National Law Universities (NLUs) (along with intake) accept CLAT scores to admit students to their five-year LLB programs every year:

National Law School of India University Bangalore 80
NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad 120
National Law Institute University Bhopal 128
WB National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata 133
National Law University Jodhpur 115
Hidayatullah National Law University Raipur 187
Gujarat National Law University Gandhinagar 187
Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University Lucknow 178
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala 196
Chankaya National Law University Patna 140
National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi 68
National Law University Odisha Cuttack 180
National University of Study and Research in Law Ranchi 120
National Law University and Judicial Academy Guwahati 60
DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University Vishakhapatnam 120
Tamil Nadu National Law School Tirruchirappalli 120
Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai 60
Maharashtra National Law University Nagpur 60
Maharashtra National Law University Aurangabad 60
Dharmashastra National Law University Jabalpur 120
Himachal Pradesh National Law University Shimla 120
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University Sonipat 120

 

*Please Note: Intake includes all categories and special seats.

 

Other Colleges accepting CLAT Scores

The NLUs is not the end of the world in terms of the law colleges. Several other colleges accept the CLAT 2020 score for their law programs. Some of the other colleges and universities that accept the CLAT 2020 Score are mentioned below:

CLAT Score is also accepted by other law schools like –

  1. Institute of Law, Nirma University-Ahmedabad
  2. UPES-Dehradun
  3. Dr. B R Ambedkar National Law University Sonipat, Haryana.
  4. Shobhit University, U.P.
  5. RNB Global University, Bikaner, Rajasthan
  6. ISBR Law College, Bangalore
  7. LLOYD Law College, Greater Noida
  8. Glocal Law School, Glocal University, Uttar Pradesh
  9. Indore Institute of Law, Indore
  10. Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi
  11. Xavier Law School, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  12. Amity University, U.P.
  13. Law College Dehradun
  14. Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore
  15. Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
  16. GITAM SCHOOL OF LAW, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam
  17. ICFAI Law School, ICFAI University, Dehradun
  18. Asian Law College, Noida
  19. Siddharth Law College, Dehradun
  20. Aryans College of Law, Punjab
  21. School of Law, JIMS Engineering and Management Technical Campus Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  22. GLA University Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
  23. REVA University, Bangalore, Karnataka
  24. United world School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  25. School of Legal Studies, Mody University, Rajasthan
  26. Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujrat
  27. Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  28. ICFAI University, Tripura
  29. Gujarat Maritime University, Ahmedabad
  30. Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed-to-be-University) Mumbai
  31. Bennett University, Greater Noida
  32. DIRD College, Delhi
  33. SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat
  34. Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat, Delhi
  35. Maharishi Law School, Maharishi University of Information Technology, Delhi
  36. NIMT Institute of Method and Law, Greater Noida
  37. School of Law, Presidency University, Bengaluru
  38. Manipal University, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  39. School of Law, Oriental University, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  40. The North Cap University, Gurugram, Haryana
  41. Academy of Law, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Jaipur
  42. Dr. K N Modi University, Jaipur
  43. Harlal School of Law, Knowledge Park I, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  44. Galgotia University, Greater Noida
  45. Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Law, Uttar Pradesh
  46. Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur Rajasthan
  47. The Raffles University, Rajasthan
  48. IFIM Law School, Bangalore
  49. Renaissance Law College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  50. Jain University, Bangalore
  51. ITM University Gwalior M.P.
  52. Fairfield-School of Law, New Delhi
  53. Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Tamil Nadu
  54. TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi

CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern

The CLAT exam is a test of one’s aptitude and reasoning abilities. It comprises of five sections namely: Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, and Legal Aptitude.

Each question carries 1 mark and for every incorrect attempt, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

English Language 28-32 (20% of the paper)
Quantitative Aptitude 13-17 (10% of the paper)
Logical Reasoning 28-32 (20% of the paper)
General Awareness 35-39 (25% of the paper)
Legal Aptitude 35-39 (25% of the paper)
Total Marks 150
Total Time (min) 120
Negative Marking 0.25 marks for each wrong answer

 

 

CLAT 2020 Online exam

CLAT 2020 will use a “Social Distanced Computer Based Testing” model which will enable a rapid restart of assessments with due compliance to social distancing norms and other key precautions to be taken to ensure prevention of virus spread.

CLAT 2020 Syllabus

CLAT 2020 shall be conducted in offline mode where the paper will have 150 questions from five different subjects including English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

English language: English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages. Students will be given passages of about 450 words each and such passages could be fiction/ non-fiction, contemporary/historical, etc. Candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The inference would be key here, candidates will have to comprehend the main idea discussed in the passage including any counter-arguments used in the passage.

Current Affairs including General Knowledge: This section would again consist of passages instead of direct questions that were asked earlier. The passages would again be of 450 words each and the same would be derived from news, journals, etc. Questions based on such passages would be asked. Such a question can cover static portion as well, candidates are therefore advised not to forgo the static portion entirely. Reading Newspapers daily, specifically, articles containing any Bill or Judgments or legal information should help in preparing for this section.

Quantitative Aptitude: The Quantitative Technique or Maths section will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. The questions will be in the form of Data Interpretation i.e. candidates would be required to infer information from the given passage and answer accordingly.

Legal Reasoning: This section will test the candidate’s interest in the study of law, research aptitude, and problem-solving ability. Questions would again be based on passages relating to facts or scenarios involving legal matters. The passage would contain certain rules and principles which should be identified and accordingly applied to the questions. The passages would be approximately 450 words each.

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. The questions would be based on the passage of 300 words.

 

How to prepare for CLAT?

It is never easy to form a perfect strategy for CLAT exam. Unwavering determination, perseverance and enthusiasm to succeed stems from within but these do not quite matter unless it is supplemented with proper guidance, mentoring and support. Even though there is no substitute for hard work, one needs to employ effective strategies that improve preparation. This is where coaching classes come into the picture. Coaching classes make use of an extensive, elaborate and highly effectual tried-and-tested system that is a proven formula for success. Strategizing, proportionate resource allocation and time management are some of the skills that coaching classes help boost. Have a look at these CLAT preparation strategy videos brought to you by Ambition Law Institute – experts to help you crack CLAT exam.

Study plan

A good CLAT Coaching should provide you with a detailed study plan that helps you chart out your path towards your goal. Even if you do not take up a CLAT coaching at a coaching institute like

Ambition Law Institute, it is important for you to have that CLAT coaching study plan in order to independently prepare for CLAT at home.

Therefore, we bring to you the recipe of our students’ success. That is our CLAT Coaching Study Plans. These are the study plans that have stood the test of time and have been used by many students who either took our CLAT coaching programs or the ones who chose to study themselves without taking up any CLAT coaching.

Law: A Beginner’s Guide

Law is defined as “the system of rules, which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members; and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties”. Study of law deals with the values, practices, and institutions of law and legality. Today, the study is interdisciplinary; and the curriculum is designed to help understand how law has shaped and evolved; and what all factors (political, economic, cultural) have influenced the same.

Earlier, law courses were a three-year program one could pursue after graduation. However, with the introduction of the five-year integrated programs in law- after the establishment of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) at Bengaluru- the way in which law was taught in the country change. Alongside, there was a change in scope for many.

Today, young law graduates are seen not only walking the corridors of courts but also advising corporates on day-to-day functions, donning the hat of legal correspondents, and much more.

Career Avenues for Law Graduates:

Gone are the days when law graduates would be holding case files for a senior lawyer, while slogging 12-13 hours a day, learning the trade. The current crop of law graduates are not only counseling corporates on complex issues, but are also occupying offices of the government (Legislature, Executive, and Judiciary). A degree in law opens the door to wide variety of careers.

Litigation:

Litigation is the traditional career path for most law graduates. Considered to be a high-risk, high-reward area by many, litigation to most sounds an alarm bell. The reason is fairly simple: it takes years to be an established lawyer, and the start is not often financially rewarding. But, with determination and patience, one can attain heights.

With prolonged economic slowdown, and shrinking profits, corporates are now getting more and more combative; and are taking every step necessary to protect their interests. As a result, legal recourse is on the rise; creating more and more opportunities for young graduates.

Corporate Counsel:

Be it working in swanky law firms, or matching the steps with corporate managers, lawyers today have created a niche in the business world. From counseling clients, to drafting & vetting of contracts, or advising on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, a young lawyer is very much an integral part of the business world.

Judiciary:

One of the most respected professions in the country, judiciary offers an opportunity to work for justice. A law graduate can appear for the Judicial Services Exam conducted by states; and upon qualifying, become Judicial Magistrates. One can also opt for the position of Judicial Clerkship in courts.

Civil Services:

Be it State Civil Services or Union Civil Services; law graduates have a definite advantage. The evolved exam structure, which tests the knowledge of Indian Polity, gives them an edge. No wonder then, the number of law graduates cracking these exams is on the rise.

Defense Services:

The Judge Advocate General (JAG) Department is the legal department of the three services: Army, Navy, and Air Force. The Judge Advocate’s primary role is to deliver independent, operationally-focused, solution-oriented legal advice and services across the full spectrum of respective laws.
Academia: The ever-rising number of law schools is providing opportunities for young law graduates to pursue their area of interest in teaching.

Non-Governmental Organizations: Law graduates are equally equipped to handle social work, as they are aware of the legal rights of all social strata. They have the option of working with NGOs, National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Women, etc.
Legal Process Outsourcing: LPOs include a vast range of services, such as, research, drafting, vetting, etc. With India continuing to be a major player in the world of outsourcing, LPOs are avenues for high-paying jobs.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. A degree is law can open a lot many doors of career opportunities.

Law: General Perceptions vs Ground Realities

Perception:

Law is most sought after by students of Humanities

Reality:

More than 40% of law school aspirants are from Science background. In fact, 60% of the NLSIU batch of 2013-18 comprised Science students.

Perception: Study of law is mostly preferred by male students.

Reality: Like other avenues, even law has witnessed a considerable shift. Today, in many law schools, you will find an equal male-female ratio. To ensure a good mix, many law schools, including some of the top National Law Universities, have reserved 30% of their seats for female aspirants.

Best Law Schools:

While new law schools are being established almost every year, some of these stand out from the crowd. Currently, there are 22 operational National Law Universities, along with some good private colleges, like Jindal Global Law School, Symbiosis Law Schools, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, etc., as well as government colleges, like GLC Mumbai, ILS Pune, etc.

Placements Nonpareil

Students from the top law schools do not need to go job hunting. Instead, opportunities come looking for them. Every year, the best law firms in the country, not to mention top corporate houses, set placement targets for their HR teams to ensure they do not miss out on the best talents in the country.

So, prepare well for law entrance exams; and ensure you get through to a good law school.

About 3 Years LL.B

The three year LL.B. course is a perfect choice for people who are interested in legal studies and have completed their graduation in any stream and want to pursue their studies in Law.

The National Law Universities do not have 3 years courses. However, there are some 3 years law colleges that are truly reputable and has contributed way more than even any National Law University.

LL.B. Admission is done either on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in qualifying degree or through a relevant entrance test. Students who are in final year of their graduation can also apply for entrance tests conducted for LL.B. admissions.

LL.B. admission in India, candidates needs to go through various entrance exams. On the other hand some colleges also provides direct admission into the same.

Three-year LL.B. Eligibility

There is no upper age-limit for admission. However a candidate must be at least 17 years of age on the date of application. A graduation degree with 45% marks (40% for reserved category) is the basic qualification required.

Universities like DU and BHU require minimum 50% marks while universities like Kurukshetra, Rohtak, Meerut require only 45% marks in graduation.

As per the recent directive by Bar Council of India, applicants who have passed 10+2 or have a graduation degree through distance learning or correspondence mode will also be considered eligible for admission for the integrated five-year or three year LL.B. course. However, applicants who have obtained 10+2 or graduation or post-graduation through open universities system directly without having any basic qualifications for pursuing such studies are not eligible for admission in law courses.

List of Universities for 3 year LL.B. Courses

S.No. Name of Universities
  1   DELHI UNIVERSITY (DU)
  2   BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY (BHU)
  3   PUNJAB UNIVERSITY (PU)
  4   ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY
  5   IIT, KHARAGPUR

 

Mock Schedules

Being attentive to your mock test schedules is imperative to CLAT/LL.B prep. Mock test not only helps you to master the concepts, it also helps in self-evaluation and gives you a preliminary idea of where you stand in your preparations. Do not miss out on mock test schedules.

Join a Coaching Centre

If you feel that you cannot tackle the paper on your own, joining a coaching is the way to go. It helps in learning the tips and tricks required to crack CLAT/LL.B. Coaching also helps in effective time management strategies. Never forget, CLAT/LL.B loves to throw surprises and in such scenarios, coaching can help you get that extra edge over others.

Patience, Focus, and Practice are the three pillars for cracking CLAT/LL.B. Maintain these three and you can achieve your NLU dream.

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