CLAT 2015: IMS Expert on cracking the law admission test
Apratim Chatterjee, 02 Apr 2015, #CLAT
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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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is legal section removed from Clat 2020??

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 21st Nov, 2019
Legal section has not been removed from CLAT 2020 in undergraduate law exam. Almost 50 questions come from legal aptitude, with each of one mark.
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English comprehension, legal aptitude, logical reasoning, numerical ability, general knowledge and current affairs.
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Law of torts, family law, criminal law, international law, property law, Jurisprudence, Law of Contracts,
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how can I achieve in clat exam

Saishree Shirodkar 21st Nov, 2019


You can achieve success in CLAT 2020. You still have lot of time you can go through all important topic. You can Answer mock paper to see what you how is your preparation for CLAT exam. You don't have to rush you have lot of time CLAT 2020 may be in 4th week of May.

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which books to prefer for reading comprehension and information deduction for clat after seeing the change in clat pattern 2020??

Sanjanaleekha 21st Nov, 2019

Hi there,

According to today's press release by NLU Consortium pattern for CLAT 2020 has been changed and now there will be 120-150 questions rather than 200 and questions from deductive reasoning and english will be  comprehension based questions, this is change from the earlier pattern of questions. Deductive reasoning is basically logical deductions made from a statement in my opinion A modern approach to logical reasoning by R.S Aggarwal cover questions on deductive reasoning which are comprehension based so you can refer this book for your deductive reasoning questions. Now coming to English, Wren and Martin and Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis will help you in this section



thomas joy 20th Nov, 2019
Hi Kirit,
Common law admission test(CLAT) exam of 2020, will take place in May 2020. The exam is conducted by 19 National Law is a computer-based test which includes multiple-choice questions(MCQs). Registration for the exam starts in Jan 2020 and ends in March 2020. Last date of fee payment is last week ofarch 2020. Further information is given on the CLAT website.
Hope you get it.Thank you.

Is CLAT entrance is sufficient to get seat in banglore university for LLB 3 years?

Arpita Mandal 21st Nov, 2019

Hi Sreemanmitha,

Sorry to inform you, but CLAT entrance offers admission to 5 years LLB and LLM.

To peruse 3 years LLB in Bangalore University you need to have degree of any University with a minimum percentage of 45% ( general category).

5% relaxation will be given in case of SC/ST applicants.

Hope this helps!

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