Wednesday, November 27, 2013 14:18
CLAT 2014. It is estimated that around thirty thousand kids will compete to book their seat in any of the top Law Schools of this country. And it will take just 2 hours on the D-Day to decide the entire rank list. If you think you can make it through if you're coached well for more than a year, you're wrong! There is no dispute as to the fact that CLAT tests your general awareness and reasoning abilities. But, albeit all the grooming, it boils down to just two epoch-making keywords - Speed and Accuracy. The most feasible way of ameliorating ...
Saturday, November 16, 2013 20:34
Hey! What’s up? Why did you come here? You bumped in here quite randomly? No, wait! you followed a link that was posted on some Facebook page/group
? Or did you come here after a mail suggested that something new has been posted on the website? Anyhoo, what are you looking for? Some gyan on how to make it to one of those law schools that all the coaching centres claim they could send you to? Aaah, you are nodding your head, I see. Maybe you came here thinking that we, the huge (albeit random) ...
Monday, September 9, 2013 15:00
Raji Gururaj, NALSAR 2018 has written this note that shall serve as an extremely comprehensive and well researched backgrounder on everything to do with the recent tensions between India and Pakistan at the Line of Control.
In the face of the allegations and counter-allegations of ceasefire violations along the LoC, this bone of contention between India and Pakistan needs a closer look.
In 1947, Britain divided its Indian Empire into Muslim Pakistan, and India, triggering one of the greatest and bloodiest migrations of modern history. The Maharaja of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir decided to hand over key powers to ...
Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:30
If you’ve come here thinking that you’ll be given a master plan to help you crack CLAT, press ‘Alt and F4’ at once! And if you still plan on reading this further, know this that there’s no one who can tell you exactly how this exam is to be nailed. Not us. Not the self-proclaimed ‘CLAT mentors’. Not the coaching centres which brag about their Top 10/10 ranks. Not even the CLAT committee. No one has the slightest idea as to what it takes to make it through. Anyone who claims otherwise is assuring to take you down ...
Monday, August 5, 2013 13:11
As I sit here on a rainy evening in Mumbai to write this, it reminds me of another rainy evening in Munnar, two years back, when I decided that I want to study law. How can I ever forget that day? Lush green hills, overcast skies, a wooden swing and then like the sudden downpour that followed, the idea to study law struck me. One small moment, one big decision.
I made a few enquiries, enrolled myself in the coaching classes and set off on the road to CLAT. It took me six months to get accustomed ...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 1:16
[CLATGyan had conducted a Blog Post Writing Competition
, immediately after CLAT 2013, to transform some of the post-CLAT joblessness into some sort of productivity. We had requested Prof. Manav Kapur, a graduate (and now, a faculty member) of NALSAR University of Law, to judge the competition, for which he happily agreed. We thank him for devoting his valuable time and wish him luck for all his future endeavours.
The competition has been extremely successful with around 200 entries being sent. We had published 45 of those
, over the last two months. And with ...
Sunday, July 7, 2013 13:00
It was hot at first and it started drizzling once the kids were in the halls. Parents and their friends, siblings, cousins, uncles and everyone who knew that the candidate existed came along. Even more disturbing were the few who came along with a blanket and spread it out over the lawns to stretch themselves over it and take a nap. I’m talking about how CLAT went at NALSAR and the miserable scene where a place like Justice City was infested with traffic jams.
Our summer vacations start on the 1st of May every year. Almost everyone ...
Friday, June 28, 2013 1:45
The entire purpose of this piece is to say what I wish had been told to me when I had joined. So, if you think that this piece goes on to spoon-feed the stuff that needs to be learnt from experience, I apologize. And here it is:
1. Start being sensitive. No, I’m not giving you those over-used lines like ‘that girl you just called fat is starving herself’. All I’m saying is that there is a certain identity attached to every person. There will be people from various regions, religions and castes. Respect those identities and all ...
Monday, June 24, 2013 12:00
This article has been submitted by Aastha M for the CLATGyan Blog Post Writing Competition
. If you think this article is a good read, 'Like' this article on Facebook (the button is at the bottom of this piece) or post a comment using the 'comments' section below.
Why do they ask me to be more feminine?
Why do they glare back at me when I tell them that I want to go bald?
Why do they ask me to straighten up my hair?
Or, go to a salon more often?
Why do they ask me to quit wearing my sandals ...
Monday, June 24, 2013 10:00
This article has been submitted byVishaka S for the CLATGyan Blog Post Writing Competition. If you think this article is a good read, 'Like' this article on Facebook (the button is at the bottom of this piece) or post a comment using the 'comments' section below.
Note to the Readers: Being the self-righteous and the goody two shoes writer that I like to perceive myself as, I must warn my readers that what I write below can directly be accredited to my current frame of mind and that if I were to write this article again, perhaps even a ...
Monday, November 18, 2013 11:39
by Agranee Kapoor , NALSAR 2018
The names of Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning have been all over the news for the past few months. The reason behind this that they have triggered a debate that has compelled us to rethink the position of personal rights over state rights or vice versa. These two individuals have been perceived in two starkly different ways by different sets of people. The first set of people believes these men to be heroes and the other set sees them as naïve individuals who didn’t entirely understand the impact that leaking such information would have (“You can't ...
Friday, November 15, 2013 10:07
Here are the four compendiums that cover everything that you are expected to know from the month of October, 2013. And remember the good manners that we preach? You aren't downloading any of these unless you thank Kemi Gupta, Kavya Reddy, Ramya Tenneti & Veera Mahuli (all from NALSAR's class of 2017) for sparing their time in spite of their busy internships. You know how that's done, right? Using the 'comments' section below!
1st October to 8th October - Click here to download
9th October to 16th October - Click here to
Sunday, November 10, 2013 19:06
We've been gone for a while. Not because CG got too boring, but the schedule we had, academic or otherwise, didn't really let us breath. But now, we're back to be as active as we ever were. And here's the September's edition of something that we've been posting for last four years! They're extensive and comprehensive, and are few of the best compendiums CG has had lately. You know what that means? It means that you aren't downloading them unless you thank Paridhi Srivastava, Isha Kabra, Darshna Vyas & Amritha Kumar for sparing their time to make it. ...
Saturday, October 19, 2013 19:32
by Aayush Malik, NALSAR 2018
The alarming and horrific gang-rape of a girl in Delhi, and subsequent murder, on 16 December, 2012, led to calls from all quarters of the country for an amendment in the criminal laws of the country. In response to this, the three-member Justice Verma Committe was formed with Justice J. S. Verma as its chairperson. Other members were Justice (Retd.) Leila Seth and Ex-Solicitor General Shri Gopal Subramanyam. The comprehensive report prepared by the committee to reform the anti-rape law gave way to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013. The amendment was in respect of the ...
Monday, October 7, 2013 0:11
to download the compendium which covers all of August. September will follow in sometime, promise! Lokesh Kaza and Vishnu Sumanth (NALSAR 2018) have made the compendium.
All the best!
Friday, September 6, 2013 18:14
is the compendium for July made by Darshna Vyas and Raji Gururaj from the class of 2018 :) Don't forget to thank them for their time and effort!
Friday, August 30, 2013 11:35
In 2009-10, when I was writing my CLAT, there was no "only current affairs", we were expected to everything, everything.
So, I did. Not so much because of CLAT as much as I really enjoyed it - perks of being a Humanities student in a State Board, if you'd want to justify it - I had a lot of time in my hand. And, so, my curiosity took me places - I started reading The Guardian, the New York Times and The Hindu, apart from that, I did a lot of random blog reading, followed a lot of foreign ...
Friday, August 9, 2013 13:16
Paridhi Srivastava and Agranee Kapoor of the Batch of 2018 - NALSAR have compiled these compendiums which cover everything that needs to be covered from the month of June 2013. Click here
to download them. And remember the thanking drill? Use the comments' section below to thank both of them for the work they've done in spite of their hectic schedules. (:
Friday, August 2, 2013 3:27
Kids! We're back! And here are the two compendiums for the month of May. They've been prepared by Lokesh Kaza and Vishnu Sumanth, two of our new team-members from the youngest batch on campus. Download these without thanking them and you won't receive our blessings.
We'll have all the other compendiums by the end of this week. For now, click here
Sunday, May 12, 2013 17:50
1. Which sport is Sushil Kumar related to? Wrestling
2. Which sport is Vijay Kumar related to? Shooting
3. Venezuela's President who passed away recently? Hugo Chavez
4. Carlos Slim is from which country? Mexico
5.Name the first man to land on the moon. Neil Armstrong
6. When is the International Women's Day celebrated? 8th March
7. Which year was declared to be the International Biodiversity Year? 2010
8. Miss World - 2012? Yu Wenxia (China)
9. Last British Emperor to rule India? George VI
10. 'Bluetooth' was named after? Harald Bluetooth - Scandinavian King of Denmark
11. What does P stand for in P. Chidambaram? Palaniappan
12. In which area of ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 16:45
[Written by Tanisha Pande of Batch of 2017 (NALSAR), this article is the first of the 'CLATGyan Reading Comprehension' series. A link to the second article of this series has been provided at the bottom.]
Reading Comprehension. Two simple words, right? Wrong! These two words carry a lot of weight in your CLAT paper and since CLAT is what you’re aiming for, you should probably perfect yourself at the art of going about the comprehensions, which form a crucial part of the English section.
Well, what does an RC entail? Quite simple, an RC can be ...
Friday, October 12, 2012 19:25
Before you start reading this, make sure you’ve read the three previous posts of the ‘Reading Comprehension Series’. Find the first one here
, second one here
and the third one here
Once you’ve tackled the problem of actually READING the comprehension and getting a general idea of what you may be tested on, you need to be familiar with the kind of questions that may be asked. As far as I have studied, the past year CLAT papers mostly have had similar kinds of questions:
1) Those that test you on your vocabulary ...
Saturday, September 8, 2012 0:37
In German an idiom is called a ‘Spracheigentuemlichkeit’, which means a peculiarity of a language. This is exactly what an idiom is. It is a conventionalized expression which usually means something very different from its literal meaning and is used by native speakers of the language all the time.
It is true that idioms may contradict some of the most basic grammar rules and often make no sense when interpreted literally. But in some cases it is possible to guess the meaning by seeing the usage , for example when someone says that he is ‘at daggers ...
Sunday, September 2, 2012 4:08
Before you start reading this, make sure you've read the two previous posts of the 'Reading Comprehension Series'. Find the first one here
and the second one here
Once you’ve familiarised yourself with reading the RCs, you need to start answering the questions. One thing you need to remember is that the appropriate answer to a question may not seem all that ‘correct’ and there may appear to be, at first sight, more than one feasible option. Relax, this is one of the many booby-traps thrown in by the CLAT setters to throw ...
Sunday, April 17, 2011 18:31
Now that we know that there will be no proper vocabulary in CLAT 2011 and what actually is going to be asked is contextual vocabulary, we bring you this exercise, which deals specifically with idioms. Idioms are an essential part of contextual vocabulary and make sure you practice the art of deducing the correct meaning of italicised phrases perfectly. In case you're not familiar with 'idioms', click here to know what idioms are and to download a list of 250 commonly used idioms
The following exercise has 25 questions. Select an answer and click 'Next' ...
Saturday, January 1, 2011 20:23
Well, it’s called a reading comprehension for a reason. If you are not used to reading long passages, then please start practicing now. And no, this is not long enough. Go read this
for practice. Hehe, I was just kidding. Passages are going to be far more convoluted than that. They’re going to require you to think beyond the obvious written word. What’s more, options for questions are, in all probability, going to sound rather similar on first reading. So, you’re basically going to have to read carefully and analyse (and comprehend) not just the ...
Sunday, December 5, 2010 13:24
Pronouns are words used to replace noun or noun groups. There are many times of pronouns and a list will make you faint. But wait! CLAT is going to test you only on the usage. So, CHILL!!
But a broad knowledge about the types of pronouns will make life simpler. So, here we go..
1. Personal pronouns- These refer to a specific thing or person. They are used in the following ways-
Number- singular (I) or plural (we)
Person: first person (I), second person (you) or third person ( he)
Gender: male (he), female (she) or neuter (it)
Case: subject (we) or object (us)
Saturday, November 6, 2010 23:12
After discussing sentence corrections in terms of subject verb agreements and modifiers
we now go on to delve into another aspect of sentence correction, that of pronoun agreement and comparisons.
The pronoun being used depends on whether it is being used as the subject or the object of the sentence.
If the pronoun is the subject of the verb then ‘he’, ‘she’, ‘who’, ‘I’, ‘they’ and ‘we’ are used.
Glen was dressed marvellously. Here, since ‘Glen’ is the subject of the verb ‘dressed’ , the pronoun used would be ‘she’.
If the pronoun is used as an ...
Saturday, November 6, 2010 23:11
The fluency of a language can be gauged by the ability to find mistakes and correct them. For this, one should be very clear with grammatical rules. We will be discussing sentence correction under the following heads:
Subject Verb Agreement. The verb and the subject must always agree in Number as well as in Person.
Two or more singular subjects when joined by ‘and’ require a plural verb.
He and I were studying in the same school.
Violet and red are at the opposite ends of the spectrum.
Two or more singular subjects when joined by ‘or’or ...
Friday, November 5, 2010 23:05
Prepositions are words used to link objects (nouns) or persons (pronouns) with other words in a sentence. The main noun or pronoun which is used with a Preposition is called its OBJECT.
Example : There are monkeys frolicking in the garden.
Here the Preposition ‘in’ links the other words of the sentence.
Some of the most commonly used Prepositions include ‘at’, ‘by’, ‘for’, ‘from’, ‘in’, ‘off’, ‘out’, ‘through’, ‘till’, ‘to’, ‘up’, ‘with’.
Sometimes Prepositions are prefixed to a noun, adjective or adverb. These include ‘about’, ‘above’, ‘across’, ‘along’, ‘amidst’, ‘among’, ‘amongst’, ‘before’, ‘behind’, ‘below’, ‘beneath’, ‘beside’, ...