Law as a career has been a fad for quite a long time and in recent years more number of students are inclined towards this evergreen career option. With the exam knocking the door, the anxiety levels are going up, not only of the students but also of the ever-concerned parents. The first lesson is not to just worry about the exam but prepare judiciously because this is the only thing which can reduce the so-called exam pressure. So, my dear aspirants, be brave and take the bull by the horn.

Prepare well, have a plan, have a backup plan and, more importantly, know the strategies to adopt.

CLAT stands for Common Law Admissions Test. It is an all India entrance examination conducted by the National Law Schools/Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post graduate degree programmes (LLB and LLM). The responsibility of conducting the exam is rotated and given on the basis of seniority in establishment.

There has been a number of changes in the overall pattern of the paper this year and it would look something very close to the table below: The pattern of question paper for the UG Courses in CLAT 2020 is as follows:

Keeping in mind the changes introduced by CLAT this year, some aspirants may misconstrue the reduction of number of questions from 200 to 150 as something totally in their favour. But the caution this year is that the paper is going to be lengthy with a number of paragraph-based questions in almost all the 5 sections. Even GK questions would require the examinee to read a para before reaching an answer. This change may be based on the job profile of the aspirants which they would get after passing a law school. So, this exam demands a good mix of speed and accuracy.

Answering 150 questions in 120 minutes with negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer may become very challenging. This test is definitely about informed decision making rather than wild guess works. As per the sample paper released by CLAT authorities, the English section may be full of […]

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