The Common law Admission Test (CLAT), is a centralized test that was created for the convenience of students who want to pursue their future in top Law colleges under the Memorandum of Understandings (MoU). It is an All India Level Entrance Exam that is conducted on rotation basis by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admission into their undergraduate as well as post graduate programs such as LLB and LLM. The test can be taken after higher secondary examination or after their 12th exam for admission into integrated undergraduate programs in Law and they can apply after graduation for Masters in Law (LL.M).
The 18 participating NLUs in their order of year of joining the combined CLAT exam are:
|National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)||–||2008|
|National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad||–||2008|
|National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)||–||2008|
|The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)||–||2008|
|National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)||–||2008|
|Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)||–||2008|
|Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)||–||2008|
|Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)||–||2009|
|Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)||–||2009|
|Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)||–||2009|
|National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)||–||2009|
|National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)||–||2012|
|National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)||–||2012|
|National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (NLUJAA)||–||2012|
|Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)||–||2014|
|The TamilNadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)||–||2015|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)||–||2016|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU)||–||2016|
Important Dates for CLAT 2017
Online Registration Starts Sunday, 01 January 2017
CLAT Exam Date & Time Sunday, 14 May 2017; 3 to 5 PM
Online Registration Closes Friday, 31 March 2017
CLAT Result Declaration Monday, 29 May 2017
CLAT 2016 Paper Pattern
Pattern of the CLAT Paper for Admission to the Under-Graduate Programme
|Total No. of Questions||200|
|Duration of Examination||2 Hrs|
|Subject Areas with weightage|
|English including Comprehension||40 Marks|
|General Knowledge/ Current Affairs||50 Marks|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20 Marks|
|Legal Aptitude||50 Marks|
|Logical Reasoning||40 Marks|
Note: There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 mark will be deducted for each of the wrong answers to multiple choice questions.
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 on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage given, its central theme and meanings of the words used therein, etc. The grammar section will focus on correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in the given sentences with appropriate words, etc.
2. General Knowledge and Currents Affairs
As far as general knowledge is concerned, the candidates will be assessed on their general awareness, including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidate’s knowledge on current affairs.
This section will test the candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. mathematics taught up to Class X.
4. Legal Aptitude
This section will test the candidate’s interest towards the study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions asked may comprise of legal propositions/ principles and a set of facts to which the said proposition/ principle has to be applied to arrive at a most reasonable conclusion. Such propositions may or may not be ‘true’ in the real sense; yet the candidates will have to assume that the given propositions are true and answer the questions accordingly. An example of such a legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others who are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theatre across India for one year.
5. Logical Reasoning
The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’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.
CLAT 2016 Analysis
Total questions: 200
Total marks: 200
Total duration: 120 minutes
Negative marking: 1/4th or – 0.25
It always feels good to be back to normal. CLAT 2016 just did a ‘Ghar Wapsi’ by toning down the level of difficulty and using standard pattern of questions. By giving clear instructions for ‘Principle-Fact’ based questions in Legal Reasoning section, CLAT authorities reduced the scope of ambiguity. On a lighter note, this would surely reduce the number of cases that are filed against authorities after the exam. There was one visible formatting error in Mathematics section. In a quadratic equation, the superscript of power 2 was seen as normal 2. No other errors have been reported so far. Overall, the test ended with a very positive note.
|Section||No. of Questions||Suggested Time (in minutes)||Difficulty Level||Good Attempts||Good Score|
|Logical Reasoning||40||30 to 35||Moderate||36+||30+|
|Legal Aptitude||50||30 to 35||Easy – Moderate||42+||36+|
|Elementary Mathematics||20||15 to 20||Moderate||15+||12+|
|English & Comprehension||40||25 to 30||Easy||37+||33+|
|General Knowledge & Current Affairs||50||10 to 15||Moderate-Difficult||36+||28+|
|Predicted scores for||Total Score|
|Top 100 Rank||150|
|Top 500 Rank||139|
|Top 1000 Rank||132|
|Top 1500 Rank||125|
Section: Elementary Mathematics
No. of questions: 20
As compared to the last year, this year the section was more comprehensive in break-up of questions. Last year, there were no questions on the number system while this year there were 4 questions. Two questions did surprise the students, one on Stocks and one on Trigo. Question on clock was slightly time consuming. Otherwise most of the questions could have been solved in less than 1 minute per question. Overall, the section can be classified as moderate. Good score in this section could be 12+.
Section: English & Comprehension
No. of questions: 40
This was probably the easiest section of all. Entire focus was on Grammar and Vocabulary. Surprisingly, there were 5 questions on identifying the correct spelling. Most of the questions were easy and could have been attempted in 20 seconds per question. Idioms and phrases had two legal maxims but both were simple enough. There was only 1 passage in comprehension carrying 10 marks and that too was easy. Overall time spent could not have been more than 30 minutes. Student, who has good command over vocabulary, would have attempted 37+ questions with 90% accuracy. Good score in this section could be 33+.
Section: Logical Reasoning
No. of questions: 40
Compared to the last year, Logical Reasoning section was such a relief this year. With standard break-up of questions like Statement & Assumption, Cause & Effect, Series, Blood Relation, Puzzles, Syllogism, Analogies and Misc logic based questions, the section could have attracted almost full attempts. Overall, a well prepared student could have easily attempted 36+ questions with 90% accuracy. Good score in this section could be 30+.
Section: General Awareness and Current Affairs
No. of questions: 50
G. K. was again on the expected lines. This section had most questions on current affairs. There were few ambiguous questions. This section would have given an advantage to the students preparing for the whole year. Overall, this section can be considered moderate. Thus GK is going to be the differentiator. Good attempts in this section could be 38+, while good score could be 33+.
Section: Legal Aptitude
No. of questions: 50
Legal aptitude section was a mixed bag of legal reasoning & legal knowledge questions. Legal aptitude had more of principle based questions (35) and the remaining 15 were knowledge based. Most of the principle based questions were from standard areas like torts, contract, crime, constitution etc. Overall, the section can be considered easy. A student with average skills would have attempted 42+ questions in 35 minutes. Good score in this section could be 36+
Overall level: Easy-Moderate
Cut-offs: General aspirants may consider a score in the range of 122 to 126.
CLAT GK Series | Forming the Constitution of India
AILET is conducted by the National Law University, Delhi every year for admission to its BA LLM, LLB and PhD programs. Established in 2008, by the National Capital Territory of Delhi and with the initiative of High Court of Delhi, it is in the list of premier Law Universities established in India.
There are total 80 seats for LLB course in NLU, out of which 70 are through AILET and admissions on the remaining 10 seats are done directly by the college.
Education Qualification Requirement –
For B.A., LLB (Hons.) – 5 Years Program: Candidate must have passed the Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2) or equivalent exam with more than 50% marks. Students who are appearing for 12th are also eligible for the exam.
For LL.M. – This course is of 1 year duration. Candidates having LL.B. or its equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST or a Person with Disability) can appear for the exam.
Important Dates for AILET - 2017
Registration Start Date Sunday, 01 January 2017
AILET Test Dates Sunday, 07 May 2017
Last Date Of Registration Saturday, 15 April 2017
AILET 2017 Results Thursday, 18 May 2017
AILET 2017 Pattern
Total Marks: 150
Total No. of Questions: 150
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
AILET 2015 Analysis
Total Questions: 150
Total Marks: 150
Total Duration: 90 minutes
Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
Section 1: Numerical Ability
No. of Questions: 10
The section had questions ranged from topics like Percentage & its application, Numbers & its application, Ratio & its application, Time & Work, Time-Speed-Distance etc. Maths section was time consuming. Overall, the section can be classified as moderate to difficult. A well prepared student would have attempted 8+ questions by spending 15 minutes and with 75% accuracy. Good score in this section could be 6+.
Section 2: English
No. of Questions: 35
This section had 1 small passage in RC and 6 questions based on it. Type of questions ranged from conventional areas of vocabulary like Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies and Parajumbles etc. Overall, the section can be classified as easy. Overall time spent could not have been more than 30 minutes. A student who has good command over vocabulary, would have attempted 30+ questions with 80% accuracy. Good score in this section could be 24+.
Section 3: Reasoning
No. of Questions: 35
This section was a true shocker for many. It had a lot of variety of questions. Surprisingly, the standard questions on Blood Relation, Calendar Dates were missing. Puzzles and arrangement were just 3-4. Topics like Coding, Series, Analogy, Direction Sense etc. were evenly distributed. Overall, the section can be considered difficult. Section was lengthy and even students with good reasoning skills couldn’t have attempted 25+ questions in 40 minutes. Good score in this section could be 20+.
Section 4: General Awareness
No. of Questions: 35
G. K. was on the expected lines. This section had most questions on current affairs. There were a few ambiguous questions too like the question on. Overall, this section can be considered moderate. Good attempts in this section could be 30+ while good score could be 26+.
Section 5: Legal Aptitude
No. of Questions: 35
Legal Aptitude section was a mixed bag of Legal Reasoning & Legal Knowledge Questions. Most of the questions were from the standard areas like torts, contract, crime, constitution etc. Overall, the section can be considered easy. Section was on predictable lines and even students with average skills would have attempted 30+ questions in 35 minutes. Good score in this section could be 27+
Overall Level: Slightly Difficult
Cut-offs: General students may consider the score in the range of 100 to 104
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is a common written entrance exam for the admission process of undergraduate institutes of Symbiosis International University. In the beginning, it started with 3 institutes of SIU but slowly more and more colleges emerged into it. Currently, 10 more institutes of Symbiosis have been brought under the Symbiosis International University.
It is a mandatory written test for the admission process for the undergraduate programmes of the following Symbiosis Institutes, namely:
Symbiosis Law School [SLS] – Pune
Symbiosis Law School [SLS] – Noida
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS] – Pune
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS] – Noida
Symbiosis Institute of Design [SID]
Symbiosis Institute of Computers Studies and Research [SICSR]
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (Under Graduate) [SIMC-UG]
Symbiosis School of Economics [SSE]
Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts [SSLA]
Symbiosis Law School [SLS] – Hyderabad
Important Dates for SET - 2017
Registration Start Date Monday, 26 December 2016
SET Test Dates Saturday, 06 May 2017
Last Date Of Registration Thursday, 13 April 2017
SET Results Friday, 19 May 2017
SET 2017 Pattern
Duration of the exam is of 150 minutes.
It is an objective test having 5 different sections.
|Sr. No.||Section||No. Of Questions||Total Marks|
SET 2016 Analysis
The Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) 2016 for admission to SLS Pune, Noida & Hyderabad was conducted on May 7, 2016, all over India. SET has five sections of Logical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and G. K. It has 150 questions, to be attempted in 150 minutes. Each question carries one mark each. There was no negative marking for incorrect attempts.
SET 2016 was on the expected lines with a few repeat questions and typographical errors. Overall, the difficulty level for the paper was ‘moderate’.
|Section||No. Of Questions||Suggested Time (in mins)||Difficulty Level||Good Score|
Reading Comprehension – RC was divided in 6 passages from a diversity of topics. Most of the questions were direct but options might have created confusion for some. The Chrysler Story by Lee Lacocca, Services Act of Maharashtra by Shailesh Gandhi, Barring Women in Temples by Damyanti Datta, Net Neutrality by Shobhna Kunwar etc. The overall level of questions in this section was easy and an attempt of 25-27 questions can be considered a good score. The section should not have taken more than 25 minutes.
Logical Reasoning – Analogy, Syllogisms, Course of Action, Implicit Statement, Statement Assumption, Statement Conclusion, Strong and Weak Arguments and a good chunk of arrangements and surprise maths. This section should have taken up more than 35 minutes with a good score of 22-24 marks.
Analytical Reasoning – This section too, moderate to slightly difficult. Out of the thirty questions a good chunk was from Coding-Decoding and Puzzles were also asked. There were questions from Calendar Dates, Probability. And as examiners always like to surprise us, Averages, Ratio & Proportion, Time and Work, SI-CI were also asked. This section should have taken up more than 40 minutes. A score in the range of 22-23 can be easily achieved in this section.
Legal Reasoning – This year, the legal section was dominated by Legal Knowledge questions. Without principle situation was also asked, 10+ questions. Questions were from Constitution, Contracts, Torts and Law of Crimes etc. This year, legal was full of predictable questions. Overall, this section was of easy level and would have consumed 25-30 minutes of a student’s time. 23-25 would be a good score for this year.
G. K. – The GK section in the paper sprang a few surprises with few current affairs questions. Major chunk of the section comprised of questions from static part of general knowledge. Questions, however, were easy and doable. Sample some questions- PM Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency, duration of the national anthem (in seconds), state with lowest literacy rate etc. There were some questions asking for very precise information like in which month NJAC bill was assented to by the President. These were the few tricky questions. Overall, the section was easy. A thoroughly prepared student should be able to attempt 26+ questions. A good score should be in the range of 25-28.
Overall, Analytical Reasoning was the most time consuming section, where as Reading Comprehension gave a big relief to the kids. The expected cut offs for Pune would be 107-112 and Noida would be 101-106. Hyderabad would be 93-100 and see low cut offs.
After the result, the students will have to appear for WAT and PI. The SET result was released on May 20 2016 online on the official website of SET 2016: http://www.set-test.org/index.html
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