CLAT 2015 Preparation Tips from Experts
Apratim Chatterjee, 02 Apr 2015, #CLAT
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CLAT 2015 is just three months more to go as the most coveted law entrance exam is scheduled to be held on May 10, 2015. Candidates appearing for the law entrance exam in online mode for the first time by now would have buckle up for grabbing a seat in one of the NLUs among the 2164 seats being offered for the five-year integrated law programmes.

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Careers360 brings you another from the series of CLAT 2015 Preparation Tips, to help you with the expert insights on the online exam. In this exclusive interview, Nitesh Gupta, Founder and CEO, Career Shapers Education Forum Private Limited shares his inputs on Online CLAT 2015. He also delineates the advantages on Online CLAT. Besides, the expert also talks on the pros and cons of offline and online exams.


Read the interview to know what the Nitesh Gupta advises to CLAT aspirants for the online exam on preparation strategy and how to crack Online CLAT 2015.


Interview Excerpts 

Careers360: How aspirants need to prepare for online CLAT 2015?
Nitesh Gupta: As CLAT has gone online candidates have developed a psychological fear. After the paper-pen based tests of what they are accustomed to, how’ll they attempt a computer-based test? I would suggest that they need not fear as the online test is all about using a mouse and a click which most of us are used to in the times of modern age of information processing.


To get success in this new format of tests, aspirants need to practice a lot of online mock tests so that they get accustomed to the test pattern and develop accuracy and speed at the same time when it comes to clicking a mouse. It’ll definitely help them in overcoming the anxiety on the exam day.  


Careers360: What would be the possible advantages of online CLAT?
Nitesh Gupta: CLAT 2015 is scheduled for the online mode and aspirants would have various advantages including reviewing question paper on attempts, easier switching between the questions, changing the answer multiple times, and alerts like time left, finalizing the answer card and avoiding glitches like mismatch of OMR answer card and roll number as previous year’s CLAT problem.


Careers360: What would you suggest for preparing Legal Aptitude section, which is a new section for law examination aspirants?
Nitesh Gupta: The Legal Aptitude section in CLAT majorly focuses on four areas, from where the questions are framed –

  • The Indian Constitution

  • Law and Judicial system

  • Law of Torts

  • Law of Contract

  • Law of Crime

The questions asked on these topics can be direct questions; Principle-Facts based questions, Case based questions.

For students, this is a new section and a very challenging one. The preparation needs to be focused and knowledge of these sections though not in depth but a strong overview is needed.


Moreover, an aspirant would need to practice a lot from the books available in the market and ensure that the books are specifically for Class XII CLAT.


Careers360: Which books would you recommend for the various sections of CLAT?
Nitesh Gupta: CLAT as always is the toughest entrance examination when it comes to Law Entrances after 10+2.


English – Newspapers like The Hindu, Indian Express etc. and the editorial is a must read. They also need to refer to Wren and Martin for brushing up grammar skills.


Mathematics – One can practice from competitive exams books authored by R.S.Agarwal.


General Knowledge and Current Affairs – One should read newspapers on a daily basis apart from updating oneself from books including G.K.Today, Manorama Year Book and India 2015.


Logical Reasoning – Aspirants may find it similar to what they had dealt with in PSA Exams in Class 9th and 11th standard, but difficulty level would be higher. One can practice from competitive exams books authored by R.S.Agarwal.


Besides, all these they would need to practice as much as possible from the previous year question papers and take online mock tests to brush up their skills.

Careers360: What advise would you give to the CLAT aspirants who are appearing for CLAT 2015 Online?
Nitesh Gupta: My suggestions for CLAT 2015 aspirants are –

  • The first thing to remember is that it’s not your Board Exam! Here it is not all about scoring 100% marks but a competition where you need to beat your competitors.
  • Practice as much online mock tests as possible so that you are familiar with the test pattern.
  • Scrolling takes a toll yet can save time, so practice faster ways to scroll like pressing the mouse scroll button and moving at various speeds. SCROLL, SCROLL….while surfing the net.
  • Learning certain keyboard short cuts always come handy. It’ll save some time. Practice for the same.
  • Finally, it’ll be a new experience for everyone so it’s a level playing field, the one who practices will win the race.

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I am from class 12th science and I want to get admission in NLU Jodhpur in 2020 what should I do for that. is it necessary to give clat

Shareef 20th Oct, 2019
Yes, ofcourse you should give CLAT entrance exam for Admission.when you are going to take an LLB course, CLAT is a mandatory thing for you.
And the University like NLU one of the top universities doesn't cooperate admissions without CLAT.
Check out the eligibility criteria for Admission,
  • One should be 10+2 passed with 45%
  • SC/ST students must be passed with 40%
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Which is the best institute for CLAT preparation in Kolkata , is it CLATapult or is it Career Launcher or any other ?

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i have completed my graduation with political science in 2019 . May i appear in CLAT UG Exams .

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

clat exam eligibility criteria is candidate need to pass 10+2 course from a recognized university with 45% marks (general category). candidate from any stream can apply for clat ug irrespective of their age, as age criteria has been removed by BCI. so you may apply for clat. hope I have solved your query.


What is clat exam? What are the courses that it includes?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

CLAT is an entrance examination for admission in NLUs(NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITIES) for their undergraduate course . Its an offline-based exam, CLAT is conducted at around 40 centres around the country for admitting candidates to undergraduate law programs in the 21 participating NLUs.

The application form of CLAT 2020 is expected to be released around the 2nd week of January; candidates will have around 3 months time to submit the application form. The admit card of CLAT 2020 will be released around the 2nd week of May. CLAT 2020 will be of 2 hours duration and include 200 multiple-choice questions of 1 marks each; note each incorrect attempt will invite penalty of 0.25 marks.

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