GUIDE TO THE UG-CLAT 2020
The Consortium of National Law Universities (the “Consortium”) announced certain modifications in the pattern of the Common Law Admission Test (the “CLAT”), 2020 in its Press Release of November 21, 2019.
This note describes the proposed pattern of questions for each of the five specified areas that the Undergraduate-CLAT 2020 (the "UG-CLAT 2020") would comprise.
Introduction and Overview
The UG-CLAT 2020 would focus on evaluating the comprehension and reasoning skills and abilities of candidates. Overall, it is designed to be a test of aptitude and skills that are necessary for a legal education rather than prior knowledge, though prior knowledge occasionally may be useful to respond to questions in the Current Affairs section.
The UG-CLAT 2020 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:
In this section of the UG-CLAT 2020, you will be provided passages of about 450 words each. These passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing, and would be of a standard that a 12th standard student may be able to read in about 5-7 minutes.
Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your comprehension and language skills, including your abilities to:
Current Affairs Including General Knowledge
In this section, you will be provided passages of up to 450 words each. The passages will be derived from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing. The questions may include an examination of legal information or knowledge discussed in or related to the passage, but would not require any additional knowledge of the law beyond the passage.
Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge, including:
In this section, you will be expected to read passages of around 450 words each. The passages may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. You will not require any prior knowledge of law. You will benefit from a general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues to better apply general principles or propositions to the given fact scenarios.
Each passage would be followed by a series of questions that will require you to:
The Logical Reasoning section of the UG-CLAT 2020 will include a series of short passages of about 300 words each. Each passage will be followed by one or more questions that will require you to:
The Quantitative Techniques section of the UG-CLAT 2020 will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. You will be required to derive information from such passages, graphs, or other representations, and apply mathematical operations on such information.
The questions will require you to:
Preparing for the UG-CLAT 2020
The Consortium plans to publish various preparatory materials for the UG-CLAT 2020, including:
The Consortium will also provide candidates who have successfully completed their application to the UG-CLAT 2020 access to a learning platform where you may access the preparatory materials described above, as well as your scores on various exercises and model question papers.
In addition, you should develop your capacity to read and understand bodies of text, ensure you stay abreast of news and current affairs by regularly reading quality newspapers and periodicals, and improve your speed of answering questions on quantitative techniques by practising with materials such as 10th standard mathematics textbooks.
CLAT 2020 PREPARATION
Follow this strategy for preparation, no need of coaching also:
CLAT 2019 exam was conducted successfully in May this year, which helped many candidates of law to find their college of choice. However, due to the difference of some marks, some students faced disappointment of failure. The advice for such students is that this is not the time to be discouraged, but to make a new strategy leaving behind the mistakes made. There is just some time left for the next exam, so it is stupid to delay preparing. Early preparation will help them perform well and achieve success in CLAT 2020. Law degree has been gaining immense popularity for many decades and the reason is that any stream (commerce or engineering) student can easily opt for it. Apart from this, it also has a lot of scope in terms of career and honor in society.
Interest is Important:
Talking about the future and career in law, it is not as easy as people understand. Determination, focus and hard work are essential to the preparation of law. Without them, it is not possible to enter the college of your choice, so start preparing yourself from today. Those who get frustrated believe that they will not be able to do it, they never fulfill their dream and then have to face disappointment throughout their life. Obviously you are not among them and will be preparing with full devotion to fulfill your dream.
A law degree offers a variety of career opportunities, with which you can choose your career of choice in options such as paralegal, espionage, lawyer, judge, social work and corporate law at MNC and Bank. Not only this, you can also start your own business. It is important for both students and parents to understand how many the initial steps mean for success in the entrance exam. Parents should take care that the child needs a cheerful and calm environment, which allows him to prepare with full heart and attention. This environment plays an important role in showing him the way to success.
Here's how to create a strategy:
Hard work is very important to crack this exam. After all, the preparation done at the time does not help the student much, instead it can close the road to his success. Therefore, prepare regularly from the beginning and revise it as well. Students should solve multi-choice questions regularly. It expands their understanding and also makes things easier to remember.
Preparing for the entrance examination of law is not so difficult. You must be thinking how, the thing is that if you start preparing for it 1 year in advance and keep all the attention focused on it, then nothing can stop you from achieving success. You should understand your syllabus well and prepare based on it.
• Common Sense
• Legal Aptitude
• Logical reasoning
The difficulty level of entrance examination increases when we lack these things as a student.
1. Time Management:
It is very important for a student to focus on the 12th board examination and also to prepare for the entrance examination. It is necessary for the students to maintain a balance between the two exams, as one gets admission in the college on the basis of marks and the other gives an opportunity to study in an excellent institution on the basis of the entrance examination.
2. It is important to stay updated:
Usually most of the entrance examinations are in the month of April i.e. immediately after the board examination, due to which students do not have time to prepare at all. If there is time left, just to revise. So it is important that you are preparing for many months in advance and have completed the entire syllabus before the board examination. In this way, you will be able to revise well after the board examination, which is an important part of any preparation.
3. Regular Practice:
Students should also spend some time for practice, so that there is no loss in their preparation. In this, previous year papers can be solved. This helps you understand the format of the question paper. A large number of solutions to mock tests provide considerable benefit. For example, in the Legal Aptitude section of the exam, you have to solve difficult and reasoning questions, in which your understanding is tested. Regularly solving mock test series expands your knowledge and strengthens your grip on every subject. You start to understand how to answer any question. So 1 year preparation always proves beneficial for the students. When you have been preparing for many months, then your understanding and preparation get a right shape, which lasts for a long time.
In the beginning, syllabus looks very big and difficult, but when it is strategized properly, it seems easy. This saying is absolutely true that continuous effort increases your confidence. It is necessary to take at least a few hours every day to prepare for such exams, only then it can be cracked. No matter how busy you are, but definitely take some time to prepare.
As candidates, students need to work on the difficult part, such as vocabulary. Terminology cannot be memorized overnight and needs constant effort to improve it.