CLAT 2021 Topper Karthik J Lal, AIR 3, says, “Positive Attitude and Adherence Betrays None”
The Consortium of NLUs declared the results of the much-awaited national-level law entrance exam, CLAT 2021 on July 29, 2021. By securing an overall score of 117, Karthik J Lal, who hails from Kochi, Kerala, has managed to secure the AIR 3 much to the delight of his parents and well wishers. Supported by his family and friends, he worked on his areas of improvement and achieved success in the exam. In an exclusive interview with Careers360, CLAT 2021 Topper Karthik J Lal shares his experience about the road to clearing CLAT 2021. He believes, “Interminable dedication, hardwork and a positive mindset towards situations will surely lead to success.”
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The CLAT 2021 was conducted on July 23 at various test centres across the country. The exam was conducted in pen-and-paper format following strict COVID-19 safety protocols.
Here are the excerpts of the interview Careers360 did with CLAT 2021 Topper Karthik J Lal. Read the complete conversation if you are aiming for the next CLAT exam.
Careers360- Congratulations on your performance in CLAT 2021. What was your initial reaction upon knowing your rank?
Karthik- Thank you so much. I was overjoyed when I saw the CLAT results on July 29, 2021.
Careers360- Tell us something about yourself - the board you studied under, the name of the school, the place you belong to, and a bit about your family?
Karthik- I have studied from Rajagiri Public School, Kochi. My father is a neurosurgeon and my mother is an ophthalmologist. We hail from Kerala. I also have a younger sister.
Careers360- What are your overall and sectional scores in CLAT 2021?
Karthik- In the CLAT 2021 exam, I got 117 marks overall. In English i scored 24 marks, in GK - 27.5 marks, in Legal - 27.5 marks, logic - 28.75 marks, and in Maths - 9.
Careers360- Were you expecting the CLAT results, or was it a surprise?
Karthik- For me, it was a happy surprise.
Careers360- How and when did you start preparing for the CLAT 2021 exam?
Karthik- I was motivated to pursue law by my seniors and the books that I read. I started preparing for clat in class 11. I joined a coaching centre called Heritage located in kochi.
Careers360- Did you follow any specific routine and study hours?
Karthik- I did not follow a rigid schedule. But I made it a point to read “The Hindu” everyday.
Careers360- What are the subject-wise books you used for CLAT exam preparation? Any specific reason for selecting these books?
Karthik- For English and Critical reasoning I used GMAT books. They follow a similar pattern. For quantitative aptitude I did questions from RS Agarwal.
Careers360- Tell us last month’s exam preparation tips?
Karthik- I spent the last month brushing up on GK and current affairs. I tried to do two mocks everyday and I reviewed them thoroughly.
Careers360- Did you solve sample papers and take mock tests? What is the correct frequency for these exercises?
Karthik- I did solve mock tests from the beginning of my preparation. In the last few months I did one mock everyday.
Careers360- Many students make a mess of their preparation in the law few days, as exam pressure reaches the pinnacle. How to handle this tricky phase?
Karthik- My friends and my family definitely helped decrease the stress. I tried to enjoy the process and that made it easier.
Careers360- How can one improve accuracy and speed?
Karthik- Reading the questions before going through the passage is advisable. Practice definitely increases your accuracy Reading editorials regularly helps to improve your reading speed
Careers360- Is there any particular order for attempting the CLAT question paper? How should one go about attempting the test?
Karthik- I think that varies. I did Gk first, then moved to English followed by maths and legal. I did logic in the end.
Careers360- Did the prolonged delay and multiple postponements affect your exam preparation? How did you manage to stay on track?
Karthik- I used the delay to revise topics that I had missed out and to practise. Taking things positively will surely help.
Careers360- Did you face any difficulty during the exam considering there were strict COVID-19 guidelines in place?
Karthik- I did not face any difficulties due to the protocol.
Careers360- Which law discipline do you want to study in your undergraduate?
Karthik- I have not made up my mind on any disciple.
Careers360- Also, do you have any NLU preferences?
Karthik- I prefer NLSIU Bangalore.
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Questions related to CLAT
Can a student studying in 12th std 2021 can fill the CLAT form in January 2022
The eligibility criteria to appear for CLAT UG is passed 10+2 from a recognized board securing 45% aggregate, there is relaxation of 5% for reserved categories, and yes, those who are appearing in 12th standard in March/April can also provisionally apply they just need to show the proof of their qualifying examination at the time of CLAT counselling and admission process, there is no upper age limit when it comes to appearing for CLAT, explore more detailed information regarding this by visiting our page at https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat-eligibility-criteria
CLAT is conducted for two hours carrying 150 MCQs, each question is for one mark, and 0.25 mark is deducted for each incorrect attempt. It consists of sections such as comprehension-based questions from English Language/Current Affairs including General Knowledge/Legal Reasoning/Logical Reasoning/ Quantitative Techniques
llb what hai and sir clat what
LLB means Bachelor of legislative law which is a three years degree course. Students can take admission in this course after his graduation with at least 50% marks in graduation of any subject of candidates choice like humanities arts, science and commerce.
ClAT is a National level entrance test which is taken for 3 years LLB course in 22 National law Universities and 2 years post graduation law LLM course admission. The total marks of CLAT is 150. Time duration 2 hours. Question is set in multiple choice. Subjects are English language, legal aptitude test, mathematics, logical reasoning, general knowledge and current affairs. Eligibility of the student is 10 +2 exam at least 50% marks for general and 40% for reserved category .student. after exam which is held for 22 national Law universities and other 103 number of constituent colleges for 2225 llb seats and 1628 llm seats. The clat exam conducting authority is consortium of NLUs with the vice principal of 22 NLUs. After the exam the counselling is done in 4 round . Then the final list of the successful candidate is list off with notification and it is known from the official website of NLUs https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in
I want to know full detailed information about CLAT exam
Your profile suggests that your qualification is 12th. So, guessing that you are asking about CTA UG.
--------------) WHAT IS CLAT UG?
CLAT UG is the entrance examination through which admission in 5 year llb like BA LLB, BSc LLB etc is provided.
--------------) Eligibility criteria
CLAT UG eligibility criteria for 5-year integrated llb is given below :-
------) You must be either appearing for your 12th board examination or should have passed it
------) You must pass your 12th board exam with at least 45% marks while SC and ST category students need only 40% marks.
------) There is no age limit for CLAT UG
For more and detailed information you can visit our page the link for the same is given below
--------------) TOP colleges accepting CLAT
Some of the top colleges accepting CLAT is provided below
>>>>> NLSIU Bangalore - National Law School of India University
>>>>> NLU Hyderabad - NALSAR University of Law
>>>>> GNLU Gandhinagar - Gujarat National Law University
>>>>> RGNUL Patiala - Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
>>>>> NUJS Kolkata - The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
>>>>> NLU Jodhpur - National Law University
To get the complete list go through
--------------) Examination pattern
Here's a brief of your clat UG examination pattern :-
* total number of questions :- 150 questions
* type of questions asked :- mcqs/objective. Basically, your clat question paper will contain several passages of around 300 to 450 words and those passages will be followed by series of mcqs.
* medium of the question paper :- English
* mode of the examination :- it will be conducted in offline mode / pen paper based examination
* total marks :- the examination will be conducted for a total of 150 marks
*Duration of the examination :- 2 hours
*marking scheme :-
. -) you get one mark for each correct answer .
. -) here is penalty of 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer
Subject wise number of questions in your clat 2021 examination is provided below:-
*english language :- 28 - 32 questions
*quantitative techniques :- 13-17questions
*Legal Reasoning :- 35-39 questions
*current affairs including gk :- 35-39 questions
*Logical Reasoning :- 28-32 questions
For more details regarding clat examination pattern you can visit our page for which link is provided is provided below
how to start to prepare clat from starting
If you wish to crack CLAT Your priority should be Boards.
Once you are done with boards you will have ample of time to prepare for CLAT.
2. If you are dropping this year.
Then you need to give 6 hours at least every day.
Do GK daily. Follow Gktoday.in.
For legal complete your coaching material first. Then do as much papers you can.
Read The Hindu daily.
what are the dates for Maharashtra Pune 3 year LLB clat examinations ?
Registrations for the examination will open on 1st January 2021 and close on 15 June 2021. The exam will be conducted on 23rd July, from 2 PM to 4 PM.
The education minister of Maharashtra has announced that State CET Cell will conduct MH CET law 2021 for 5-year LLB on October 3. The MH CET law 2021 for 3-year LLB will be held from October 4 to October 5, in online mode. The exam will be held in 226 exam centres.
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