There are several entrance exams conducted throughout the country in order to help the aspirants secure a position in one of the many law colleges in the country. There are many entrance tests conducted for admissions to law colleges in India like CLAT, LSAT, and AILET etc.
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
It is a centralized test for admission to 19 National Law Universities having approximately 1500 seats all across India
Student must secure at least 50% in class 12th exam to be eligible for this exam (45% in case of SC/ST and PWD). Should below 20 years of age as on 1st July of the year of admission
The selection is strictly on the basis of merit in CLAT. The exam would be of 2 hours having 200 questions from different sections with a marking scheme of +4 marks for a correct answer and -1 mark for a wrong answer. No mark will be awarded for not attempting a question.
The section wise weight age for CLAT is:
- English including comprehension-40 marks
- General knowledge/current affairs-50 marks
- Elementary maths-20 marks
- Legal aptitude-50 marks
- Logical reasoning-40 marks
AILET (All India Law Entrance Test)
- Student should score minimum 50% marks in aggregate in class 12th (65% for foreign nationals) and he should be less than 21 years as on 1st July of the year of admission.
- Duration of exam is 90 minutes (1 and 1/2 hour) consisting of 150 questions having the weightage of +1 for each correct answer. There is no negative marking. The section wise details of AILET marks system.
* General knowledge-35 Marks
* Legal aptitude-35 Marks
* Reasoning-35 Marks
* Elementary mathematics-10 Marks
In AILET Exam, 30% of the paper is in the form of G.K based law, questions are formed on the basis of the latest legal decisions and happenings of national and international affairs. Furthermore, students must be well informed and aware about the current happenings. It would be wise to buy some relevant study material to work on it and for that matter you may purchase the preparatory book set from any coaching institute.
LSAT Exam Preparation
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is generally 4 hour long standardized test administered 4 times in a year for candidates looking for admission in law schools in the US, Canada, Australia, and other countries.
A decent grade on Law School Admission Test also known as LSAT, is viewed by many to be the most important part of getting into a top-tier law school. Instead of testing what you’ve already learned, it’s designed to measure and project your ability to excel in law school. Because of this focus, the LSAT is vastly different from many other standardized tests that students take in high school or college. Its exclusive nature requires that you clearly understand its format and the type of questions that will be asked.
The test is broken into five separate sections:
* Analytical reasoning
* Two logical reasoning sections
* Reading comprehension,
* Writing Section
The writing section is provided to each law school to which a given student applies. The other sections are 35 minutes long each and contain 24 to 28 questions. known that there are two logical reasoning sections, that portion of the test carries the most weight—it counts for 50 percent of the final score. Those sections test student’s ability to analyze and criticize arguments that are presented to you. The analytical reasoning section consists of four “logic games,” which test your ability to understand the structure of complex relationships. The reading comprehension section is much closer mirrors those that can be found on other standardized tests, asking you to understand what you read in the limited time you’re given.