CLAT 2020 Frequently Asked Questions – Part 6

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This article is part of a series covering the Frequently Asked Questions about the CLAT 2020. Read the complete series through the links below :

This is Part 6 of the FAQs Series. We regularly receive quite a few Questions about the CLAT 2020, the preparation strategy, application process, important dates and other details. Some of these question may be very specific and some are about the profession of Law in general. In this series, we have answered all the questions, without any prejudice.

If you have any query that is not covered in this series, feel free to contact us at hello@magicexam.com.

You asked and we have answered!


Is law a good career? Is law a good career in India? Is lawyer a good career?

Yes, absolutely. Law is a good field to pursue and is becoming more and more popular among the younger generation, year-on-year. This can also be seen in the rising popularity of the Law entrance exams.

While an LLB from any BCI recognized college is enough to practice as an Advocate or be employed as a Lawyer, an LLB from an NLU can open the doors to a wider range of career options in the Legal field, such as:

  • Practising as an Advocate – Criminal, Civil or Family Law
  • Become a corporate consultant or start-up consultant
  • Pursuing expertise in Intellectual Property Law, Marine Law
  • Career in academics with a UGC NET certification or completing a PhD
  • Employment as a Legal Officer in a company
  • Pursue a career as a Judge through the Judicial Services

 

Depending on various factors like the field of practice, capability of the Lawyer and networking skills, Law can be a very lucrative career option.


Is maths compulsory for CLAT? Is maths necessary for CLAT?

Yes. Mathematics is an integral part of the CLAT 202 exam and will account for 20 questions out of the 200; i.e. 10% of the total marks.

While many students get alarmed at the prospect of answering mathematical questions, you have to understand that these questions will of a 10th Grade level of a National syllabus like CBSE or ICSE.

Since the CLAT exam is open to candidates from any stream of 10+2, the Mathematics syllabus is set at a class 10 level which would have been studied by all the candidates.

There is a high degree of predictability in the type of questions year-on-year, therefore; the best approach is to solve as many mock tests as possible and become aware of the question types and patterns.

Though the Numerical ability section is a very small part of the overall CLAT question paper, it can be a high scoring section and should not be ignored.


Is NLU Delhi a government college?

The NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, DELHI was established in 2008 by an of the Government of the Delhi.

The NLUs are autonomous Institutions for the study of Law, established under an act of the specific state Government where the Institute is established.

Though they are called ‘National Law Universities’, they fall under the ambit of the respective State Governments.


Is NLU Delhi better than NALSAR?

In the previous two NIRF rankings, NLU Delhi has been placed at No.2 and NALSAR at No.3; with less than a 2% difference in the aggregate scores for the two Institutes.

There are a number of factors that go into the ranking which may not actually matter in the regular course of study.

The reality is that there will be very little difference in terms of the quality of the Infrastructure, competence of the Faculty and the quality of the student body within the top 5 Law Schools in India.

While the rankings may place NLU Delhi higher than NALSAR, both are excellent Institutions and among the best places for the study of law in India.


Is NLU Delhi Good?

Yes. NLU Delhi is one of the oldest Law Schools in India and they have consistently been placed among the top 5 Law schools of India in various rankings.

Even in the NIRF rankings, they have been ranked at No. 2, just a little behind the NLSIU Bangalore, with less than 2% difference in the aggregate ranking scores.

Without going too much into the rankings, we can safely mention that in reality, there would be very little difference between the top 5 Law schools in India.

In short, Yes, NLU Delhi is an excellent Institution.


What are the subjects for CLAT 2020 exam?

The CLAT is exam is divided into five sections.

  • English – including reading comprehension and grammar.
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs – Static GK and current GK.
  • Numerical Ability – Basic Mathematics up to a Class XII level, but in reality up to Grade X level in a National level syllabus like CBSE or ICSE.
  • Legal Aptitude – To test the candidate’s aptitude to study law and not the knowledge of law.
  • Logical Reasoning – Various questions to test reasoning capabilities and problem solving abilities.

 

Refer to this article for an insight on the actual content of each of the sections in the CLAT exam :  https://magicexam.com/clat-llb/clat-2020-syllabus-official-detailed-section-wise-pattern/


What is a good score in CLAT 2020?

There is no specific good score for the CLAT since the marks will vary from year to year depending on the complexity of the paper. It is the category-wise ‘Rank’ which will determine the chances of a candidate getting a seat in the NLU of her / his choice.

For example, if there are 100 seats, the top 100 rank holders in CLAT should get a LLB seat in some NLU. Since NLSIU is a much sought after Law School and if there are 10 seats in the NLSIU, the top 10 rank holders who have opted for it will get the seats.

There may be a few variations here and there, due to drop outs and high rank holders opting for lower rung colleges.

Candidates should not worry much about the scores and wait till the ranks are announced.

While practising our mock tests, we advise our students to aim at scoring 85% or higher on a consistent basis. This is a good indicator that the candidates are familiar with and can answer a majority of the questions in the database and will be able to perform equally well in the actual exam.


What is CLAT course?

The CLAT course can refer to the preparatory courses or coaching classes for the CLAT exam.

The CLAT 2020 is the entrance exam for the prestigious NLUs – National Law Universities and the CLAT scores are also accepted by several other Tier-1 Law Colleges for LLB admissions.


What is legal aptitude in CLAT? What is meant by legal aptitude?

The Legal Aptitude section of CLAT 2020 will consist of fifty questions. The objective of this section is to test the candidate’s interest towards the study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability.

Since the CLAT is an entrance exam for the study of Law, formal prior knowledge of any field of law is not a prerequisite. The objective of the Legal Aptitude section is not to test the candidate’s knowledge of law.

All the information required to answer the questions in this section are given in the question text itself. Unless specifically stated, candidates must not assume any facts other than those stated in the question.

This can be a fairly straightforward and high-scoring section, if the candidates have practiced adequate number of mock tests prior to the exam.

While building the question bank for our mock tests, we ensured that we add all the questions from previous question papers, questions from similar exams and variations of the important questions – to ensure holistic practice in the Legal Aptitude section.


What is the age limit for CLAT 2020 exam?

There is no age limit for the CLAT 2020 exam.

After the Supreme Court stayed BCI’s decision to impose an age limit for the LLB courses in India, Law is one of the fields of study that can be taken up at any point in your life.
There is no upper age limit for pursuing either a 3 year LLB or a 5 year LLB anywhere in India.


What is the benefit of CLAT exam? What is the benefit of doing CLAT 2020? What is scope of CLAT?

The CLAT 2020 is the admission selection test for the prestigious NLUs – National Law Universities and the CLAT scores are also accepted by several other Tier-1 Law Colleges. If you wish to pursue a career in Law, the CLAT should be on top of your to-do list.

An LLB from an NLU can open the doors to a wide range of career options in the Legal field, such as:

  • Practising as an Advocate
  • Working as a corporate consultant or start-up consultant
  • Pursuing a career as an Intellectual Property expert
  • Pursue career in academics with a UGC NET certification or completing a PhD
  • Take up employment as a Legal Officer in a company
  • Pursue a career in the Judicial Services

 


What is the cost of CLAT 2020 form?

The fee to be paid by General, OBC, PWD, NRI, PIO, OCI candidates for CLAT 2020 application is Rs.4000

The fee to be paid by SC, ST, BPL category candidates is Rs.3500 There will be some additional charges for Payment Gateway fees.

Since the payment process is completely online, there is no offline process like account deposit, bank challans etc.


What is the validity of the CLAT scores? For how many years can the CLAT scores be used?

The CLAT scores are valid only for the year when the exam is conducted. Unlike standardised exams e.g. the GMAT, the CLAT scores cannot be reused for the subsequent years.

Due to the variations in the question paper difficulty levels from year to year, it would not be ideal to compare the marks from one year to the next.


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