Okay, the beautiful new CLAT Website is refreshing, for two reasons: one, it is well designed and very fast and two, because it has given us broad guidelines to the exact portion of what shall be coming in a law entrance test. It is reform time, and CLATGyan knew it!
We’ve been, since the inception of this website 4 months back, been emphasising the fact that this exam will be a purely Current Affairs based question paper, as far as GK is concerned. However, so that you aren’t at sea when you look at the paper, we advised you to do a little bit of Static as well. STOP DOING THAT. ‘Cause, its going to be only current affairs from May 2010 to May 2011 – and essentially, only main headlines. CG will do the needful to make up for the “lost months”. Nothing to worry about. Now you know why the compendiums and GK Doses were so important, eh?
Second, a very big worry for us was the fact that English would go for an overhaul. However, again, we’d emphasised the need for you to do a little bit of vocabulary. Again, we were proven right. Apparently, you will be tested in grammar and reading comprehension. In the latter, you’ll have to look at central themes, contextual vocabulary, etc. Your three free CG mocks will ensure that you’re well prepared to face the paper. As long as CG is around, we’ll ensure that no stone is unturned. Apart from that, there will be grammar that you be tested upon. So, concentrate on fill-in-the blanks, and other excercises, such as correction of sentences, etc.
Maths: Wish there was news like this in 2010. You’ll be tested only in elementary Mathematics. That is, till Class X. CG has covered all Math topics, with extra tips. Since this is for 20 marks, try making the most of it, in minimum time.
Logical Reasoning: At the risk of sounding repetitive, CG is right again! More of verbal reasoning (incorrect arguments, analogies, etc) and less of Analytical Reasoning. Keeping in mind the social sensitivity measures that WBNUJS is taking, there will be no visual reasoning – we’ll try and get clarifications as to whether directions and distance will be asked here or not.
Legal Aptitude: This is to test your reasoning, not your memory. And we’re glad that this aberration has been rectified. So you’ll have legal reasoning, and nothing on legal knowledge. NOTHING. No latin maxims to learn, no articles/amendments, no constitution, no case law, no legislations – amazing, no? A word of caution though: A few questions might appear as part of your GK. For example the Babri judgment is “Current” and very much in news. Similar stuff, so stay aware.
All the best with this exam. The pattern is very promising and praise-worthy for its pragmatism. We are waiting for you at Nalsar’s Gates! Now you know that you can trust us. Do not disappoint us, work hard now, as you know what you are working for!
We thank ClatGyaner, Abhay Singh for the timely update. And also praise the CLAT Committee for mentioning the exact pattern for Law Aspirants.
Official announcement:http://clat.ac.in/about_clat.htm & our analysis: http://www.clatgyan.com/clat-news/clat-2011-official-notification-deal/