CLAT 2015: IMS Expert on cracking the law admission test
Updated on Apr 2, 2015 - 9:13 a.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee
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As the law admission season has begun with applications of Common law Admission Test (CLAT) commencing from Jan 1. By now, CLAT 2015 aspirants may have started preparing for the law admission test. CLAT is the most sought after law entrance exam conductedby a NLU among the 16 National Law Universities (NLUs) in rotation for as many as 2164 seats.

CLAT 2015 is scheduled for May 10, 2015. As the most coveted law entrance exam is around the corner, the exam aspirants must have begun to claim a seat in one of these participating 16 NLUs in the country. Careers360 brings you Experts tips on How to crack CLAT 2015.

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In this exclusive interview, Rajneesh Singh, Law Entrance Exam Expert, IMS shares insights on CLAT 2015 which is being conducted in online mode for the first time.

He shares tips to crack the coveted law entrance exam and suggests ideas to cope out the expected problems in CLAT 2015 online. He also talks on advantages of a computer based test and difference between an online and offline test.


Read here on expert guidance on how to strategize your preparation for CLAT.


Excerpts of Interview –

Careers360: As CLAT 2015 is approaching, how aspirants need to prepare for Online CLAT 2015?
Rajneesh Singh: CLAT is now a computer based test, it comes with its own pros and cons. We all think that giving an online exam will be difficult; this is more of a psychological thought. We are so much accustomed to paper based mode that it is really difficult to imagine a computer test. The best way to overcome this fear is to get tortured many times till you feel the comfort.

CLAT aspirantsshould take as many as possible online tests, mock tests and section tests.This will help them in improving the speed. Aspirants need to be really good and quick at the mouse movements.It is advised to play those games where mouse is used exhaustively to get a hold on the mouse.

Careers360: What are the advantages of the online exams?
Rajneesh Singh: As earlier said, we are so much accustomed to paper based mode that it seems a computer test might be difficult. But online format has its own advantages too. Such as, the sequence of attempts is decided by you and you can switch to one question from another at one click.

You can also change the answer as many times you wish before the final submission unlike in offline mode.

Careers360: What are the actual problems which aspirants may not foresee and what are the ways to overcome them?
Rajneesh Singh: According to me, there can be only two problems which aspirants can face in the computer based test. One is,quick scanning of the whole paper at one go which is not possible in online mode. Test takers often scan a part of the question paper and then decide on selecting a question to be attempted. Now this process in online exams becomes a little difficult and time consuming task.

Another problem could be the inability to do the rough work just besides the question.

Careers360: Which mode is better between online or offline modes?
Rajneesh Singh: Online test has more advantages as compared to offline test.Some of them can be are:

  • Question to Question Navigation–You will have buttons for every question on one side mapped very neatly. This way you can switch over to another question quickly

  • Going back to an un-attempted question– Question buttons will change their color as the status changes. The un-attempted, the attempted and the attempted ones desired for a review will have different colours, which will make it easy for you to revamp the paper while revision

  • Quick changing of the answer– You can change the answer at any time till the final submission of the copy

  • Quick marking of the answer– You need not to darken the ovals or the answer options, which is a time consuming task. In a click, you can do that. It not only saves your time but teaches you time-management

Careers360: What is your message to CLAT 2015 aspirants?
Rajneesh Singh: I would like to share my suggestions with CLAT 2015 aspirants –

  • Practice moving the mouse holding a pen in your hand and try to switch between the mouse and the pen at least for 150 to 400 times. Always operate the mouse keeping in the same position as you write. This practice will result in getting a better grip on the mouse

  • Practice faster ways to scroll

  • Learn how to use short cut commands instead of using a mouse click

  • “Blessing in Disguise – Every problem comes with an opportunity”. Yes, get this clear in your mind that a winner will always take this as a big opportunity because majority is taking this as a disadvantage

  • Remember that you have to compete over others and it is not about getting good grades!

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Can you please tell the best colleges of CLAT in maharashtra.

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020


these are some of the best colleges you have through clat in Maharashtra -

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad

Kirit P Mehta School of Law, Mumbai

Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune

Hope this helps.


what do we get after clearing CLAT exam?

Shubhangi sinha 20th Jan, 2020

Hello Utkarsh,

After clearing CLAT, one can get admission in NLUs and other goverment and good private colleges for pursuing law courses.

CLAT is a exam which conduct by NLU.

There are so many career opportunities available in this field. One may become judge, advocates,work in law firms etc.

Good luck,

Hope it helps :)


what are the subjects in which we should have commond to crack CLAT

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 20th Jan, 2020


The sort of readiness that CLAT requests is dynamic and requires smart work with proper analysis. An aggregate of the five areas are shrouded in the different decision question that incorporates Aptitude, English, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge / Current Affairs, and Elementary Mathematics - Numerical Ability.

Distinctively the CLAT test is directed for two hundred marks so you have to get ready for expanding most extraordinary scorekeeping as a main priority the last objective to get the spot from driving law college.

Now coming to specific areas:

GK and Current Affairs: Aspirant should be regularly in touch with the reading of newspapers, recollecting key identities, occasions, and honors is a helpful strategy in planning this segment. This part basically keeps an eye on the competitors learning in the current undertaking. The due importance is given to the current affairs and hence a candidate needs to read, listen, and watch NEWS on daily basis to stay updated with the latest in NEWS. Take up this area in a putting out fires mode. . In any case, prioritise to the most recent months (1st Half of the year).

Legal Aptitude: The applicant ought to likewise have an intensive reading of the constitution and an unmistakable comprehension of the Indian Penal Code. Here, it requires a deep understanding of the different sections used in the court of law.

Here start with the topic: Constitutional Law. Understand the basics and then solve questions.

Next, move on to the topics: Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, List of legal terms and maxims.

Finally come to Criminal Law

Elementary Mathematics: Practise has always been the key in MathYou need to make sure that topics like Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance (Problems on Boats and Streams, Trains), Averages, Problems on Ages, Profit, Loss and Discount should be done. These are easy compared to topics like number system and algebra. So, complete these first.

Logical Reasoning: Logical reasoning test is to discover law hopeful’s capacity to distinguish designs, consistent connections, and amend strange contentions. Topics like Blood Relations, Analogy, Directions and Distance, Logical Sequence, Syllogisms, Odd one out, Statements & Arguments/Statements & Conclusions. These are easy when compared to topics like puzzles.

English: Aspirants need to require the fundamental perception of the language. The knowledge required in this area can be improved easily by a general newspaper, magazines, and books from good writers. The more you read the more you add up to your knowledge bank. Make it a habit to study regularly the different types of the English sources.

Reading comprehension is the key in this section.

Regular practice from online sites can easily help you master it and increase accuracy.

Then do the topics like spot the errors, fill in the blanks with appropriate words, close test.Some general practices

Take frequent mock tests so that you can analyze your performance + it also acts as a learning tool. Wherever you go wrong, make sure you spend some time in analyzing those areas.

Try to identify your areas of strength and weakness. Decide now itself the sequence of sections while attempting the paper.

Time management is also important.

Hope this helps.


is there is any need to take maths in class 11 for to preparation of clat on new syllabus?

Yashu Shrivastava 19th Jan, 2020

Hello Shantanu

It is not mandatory to take Mathematics in 11th class to appear for 12th exam.But it will help you a lot if you have Mathematics in your +2.Because in new syllabus there are many topics of Mathematics which is related to 11th and 12th syllabus.

I Hope this Helps

Best Of Luck For The Exam !!!


if two student get same score in clat then how there rank are decided?

ayush mishra 21st Jan, 2020

Hey Ayushman!

The calculation of rank in the situation of two or more candidates securing the same score in CLAT is done by taking into consideration the CLAT Tiebreaker rules. Therefore, it may be possible that many candidates score the same marks but get different ranks. The criteria for tie breaker is as follows:-

• The candidate scoring more marks in Legal Aptitude Section is ranked higher. Therefore, many exam experts advise the aspirants to work harder for this section as it could prove to be the difference maker in the examination.

• If still the two or more candidates can't be separated and the tie still remains, then the older candidate will be ranked higher.

• If still the tie persists, then a computerized draw of lots is done to do the final ranking and end the tie.

I hope it clears your query. Good luck for the exam.

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