CLAT 2017 will be organised by Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna. In this interview with Careers360, CLAT Convenor Dr A Lakshminath talks about the exam calendar, changes in common law admission test process and other areas related to the national level law entrance exam in India.
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Read the exclusive interview of CLAT 2017 convenor to know about the common law admission test.
Excerpts of the interview
Careers360: When CLAT 2017 website will be launched as CNLU Patna is conducting the law exam?Dr. Lakshminath: As per CLAT Committee’s regulation, Chanakya National Law University Patna is conducting CLAT 2017, as the law admission test is being conducted for the 10th time. The organising process for the common law admission test is in progress and the website for CLAT 2017 will be soon launched.
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Careers360: When shall be CLAT 2017 notification out?Dr. Lakshminath: The law admission committee will announce CLAT 2017 on December 25, 2016.
Careers360: Can you share CLAT 2017 exam calendar?Dr. Lakshminath: CLAT 2017 will be conducted on May 14 as the applications will be announced online from January 1 and the candidates can fill the form till March 31, 2017. The examination results of CLAT 2017 will be announced on May 25. The CLAT 2017 counselling for law admissions will be organised between May 29 and June 25, 2017 with the closure of CLAT admission office.Worth Reading - CLAT 2017 notification
Careers360: Last year, CLAT committee had added MNLU Mumbai to its list. Is there any further addition to it?Dr. Lakshminath: As many as 18 NLUs are participating in CLAT 2017 with Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Nagpur, the latest entrant to the CLAT committee. CLAT 2017 aspirants will now be vying for a total of 2312 seats in five-year integrated law programmes.
Careers360: Are there any likely modifications in CLAT 2017 admission process?Dr. Lakshminath: Yes, after the BCI’s order to all universities and law institutions on age criteria, the examination committee has decided to change the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2017. Candidates should be less than 20 years of age if applying for CLAT 2017 under General category and less than 22 years if applying under OBC*/SC/ST/Specially-Abled categories.
*Note - There was confusion regarding upper age limit of OBC candidates. The BCI's official notification read 22 years as the upper age limit, whereas CLAT 2017 convenor, earlier, had shared the maximum age as 20 years, which was creating the confusion among CLAT aspirants. Careers360, on behalf of the prospective CLAT 2017 aspirants had written to the convenor regarding this after which he clarified the confusion stating that only BCI rules would be followed.
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The actual number of applicants for the Common Law Admission Test differ every year and is usually experiencing a 8-10 % increase every year. Although the official records have many caveats attached to it but previous three year participants statistics is as follows:-
CLAT 2017:- 50,676
CLAT 2018:- close to 55000
CLAT 2019:- 60,000 approximately
So, approximately 55000 to 60000 students apply for the Clat examination every year. This number is the sum of total applicants for UG courses and the PG course. So, if you want to know about the UG course, approximately 50,000 people fill the exam every year and this year too you can expect the same trend.
However, it has to be said that many of those applicants fill the exam just to have an experience of a competitive examination after class 12 and hence if you are serious enough and have prepared well for the exam then your real competition is with probably 15000- 20000 people. Now, that is not any small number to compete against but given the stature of the examination, you will have to face such competition in order to fetch a seat in the top NLUs.
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.
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.
Hope it helps :)
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).
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
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 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.
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.
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 !!!
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