Law as a Career Option after 10+2

LawAny student can pursue LAW as a career option right after 10+2 here is the detailed information on what you should do in order to fulfil your dream of being a Lawyer.

Appear for CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) which is usually held during May. To be eligible  to appear for CLAT, a candidate should have passed his/her Higher Secondary School/Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability).

Pattern of the CLAT Paper for entry to the Under-graduate Programme:

Total Marks

200

Total number of questions

200

Duration of examination

Two Hours

Subject areas with weightage:

English including Comprehension

40 Marks

General Knowledge/ Current Affairs

50 Marks

Mathematics

20 Marks

Logical Reasoning

45 Marks

Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness

45 Marks

The different subject areas of the exam are explained as under:

English including Comprehension The English section will test the candidate’s proficiency in English based comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling in of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

General Knowledge/Current Affairs This section will only test students on their knowledge of current affairs (broadly defined as matters featuring in the mainstream media between May 2010 and May 2011)

Mathematics This section will test candidates only on “elementary” mathematics i.e. maths that is taught till the class 10.

Logical Reasoning The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the student’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested, as this tends to disadvantage those that are visually impaired.

Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness This section will test students only on “legal aptitude”. Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense (e.g. the legal proposition might be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theatre across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the question accordingly.

Source of information about CLAT http://www.clat.ac.in/about_clat.php

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