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The news for the Common Law Admission Test 2017 or CLAT 2017 is abuzz amongst the future lawyers of the country! CLAT is expected to be held in the month of May, next year. Students have already started preparing for the Exam in full swing! Approximately 45,000 candidates took the exam in 2016! With close to 2,179 seats to offer, the admission to law schools under CLAT is extremely high!
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance test for students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country. The test is conducted and the conducting authority provides a list of candidates based on ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each University for admission to their Undergraduate courses.
|CLAT 2017 Notification||Second week of December|
|Application forms will be available from||First week of January 2017 to last week of March 2017|
|Last date to apply online||Last week of March 2017|
|Admit cards will be available from||Second week of April 2017|
|CLAT 2017 Exam Date||First or second week of May 2017|
|CLAT Result||Fourth week of May 2017|
|Admissions to start from||End of May to first week of July 2017|
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted on rotation basis by 17 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their Under-Graduate degree courses. The 17 participating NLUs are given below:
Total marks: 200
Total number of questions: 200
Duration of the exam: 2 hours
|English including comprehension||40|
|General Knowledge (GK)/ Current Affairs||50|
|Elementary mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20|
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This section examines the student’s ability in English. The test consists of a comprehension section and general questions on grammar. In the comprehension section, the examinee has to read the given passage and interpret the same. The candidate will have to answer the questions that follow the passage based on his/her interpretation. In the grammar section, the question type include spotting wrong sentences and correcting them, applying correct grammar usage at identified sections, word meanings, fill in the blanks, etc.
Candidates can follow the below mentioned tips for preparation of the English section:
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This section examines the candidate’s knowledge in current affairs and general awareness. Questions from current affairs, both national and international, along with static general knowledge are asked in this section.
Aspirants can follow the below mentioned tips for preparation of the General Knowledge and Current Affairs section:
This section is based on elementary Mathematics i.e. Mathematics Syllabus till class 10th. Questions come from topics such as averages, ratio and proportion, time and work, time and distance, simple and compound interest, etc.
The Legal Aptitude section tests the student’s inclination towards the study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. This section contains questions which are framed on a legal principle, a factual situation and four options. Aspirants have to assume the “truth” of these principles and answer the questions applying their legal judgement.
This section tests the candidate's ability to think logically, identify patterns, spot correct arguments, etc. It will comprise questions from topics such as syllogism, analogies, logical sequence, etc.
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