Law is fast becoming the preferred career choice amongst students. India has a shortage of well-qualified lawyers. In response to this, the number of institutions providing quality education in Law has risen sharply over the last few years. In addition, Law graduates from top schools often start their career with salaries of over 10 lakhs per annum, which is significantly higher than that of IIT engineers or medical graduates. The number of aspirants for the CLAT has more than doubled in the last 5-6 years. Besides, law is a well respected profession and empowers an individual to also play a strong social role.
Are u a logical thinker who loves to debate issues? Can you think on your feet in a difficult situation? Can you communicate well? These are the skills required to be a successful lawyer. The Common Law Aptitude Test (CLAT) is designed to test these skills. This exam is based on the US LSATs (Law Scholastic Aptitude Test) and puts students through a rigorous testing process. Nearly 32,000 students appeared for the CLAT exam in 2014.
Within law, you can chose to specialize in Administrative law, Banking & Finance Law, Civil Law, Common Law, Constitutional Law, Corporate Law and Criminal Law, to name a few.
With the entry of a number of law firms, the recruitment of law graduates has reached a new high. These law firms not only take up litigation but also aid clients with mergers, acquisitions, due diligence audits and a range of related work.
Academics: 10+2 Examination or equivalent with not less than 50% marks for General and 45% marks for SC/ST OBC and persons with disability. (Students taking qualifying examination in March/April are also eligible to apply)
Not more than 20 years in case of General and 22 years in case of SC / ST / 0BC Post-graduate (EXCEPT FOR NLU, JODHPUR) Academics: 55% marks in aggregate in LL.B. / B.L. 50% marks in case of SC / ST/ OBC and persons with disability.
PATTERN OF THE CLAT PAPER
|Total number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each||200|
|Duration of examination||Two Hours|
|Subject areas with weightage:|
|English including Comprehension||40 Marks|
|General Knowledge/ Current Affairs||50 Marks|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20 Marks|
|Legal Aptitude||50 Marks|
|Logical Reasoning||40 Marks|
|Note :- There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 mark will be deducted for each of the wrong answers to multiple choice questions.|
ABOUT IAS NEXT COURSE
We have designed a comprehensive course which can be easily followed by students of class 11 12 and 12 Pass outs which prepares them for the law entrance exams of the top law schools in India including NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY ( NLSIU Bangalore), NALSAR (Hyderabad) , NUJS (Kolkata), GNLU (Gandhinagar), NLU (Jodhpur) and Symbiosis Law College Pune. Our objective is to ensure that all students who attend our programs undergo intensive training in all the subjects listed below:
Legal Reasoning including areas of Tort law, Constitutional, Contract and Criminal law
1. Logical Reasoning, 2. Mathematics, 3. English - verbal reasoning and verbal ability
4. General Knowledge – current affairs, commonly used terminology
All required study material will be provided.
This includes Study material for each subject, solved previous years questions, Section Exercises, Timed Module Tests and Full length Mock Tests for the law entrance.
We provide students with Online and Paper based tests to evaluate their performance. The material is comprehensive and covers all sections of the exam.