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Test Content at a glance: Some important entrances

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1. Common Law Aptitude Test (CLAT)

The duration of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is 120 minutes. 200 multiple choice questions are included in this exam. Breakup of the same is shown below. The paper will be strictly corrected and there arenegative markingsfor every wrong answer.

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

a) 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 of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

b) 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).

c) Mathematics

This section will test candidates only on “elementary” mathematics i.e. maths that is taught up to the class X.

d) 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.

e) Legal Aptitude

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 who 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 questions accordingly.

Candidates will not be tested on any prior knowledge of law or legal concepts. If a technical/legal term is used in the question, that term will be explained in the question itself. For example, if the word patent is used, the meaning of patent (“a legal monopoly granted by the government for certain kinds of inventions”) will also be explained.

Tie-breaking

In event of tie between two or more candidates in the CLAT, tie will be broken by the following procedure and order:

  • Higher marks in the section of Legal aptitude in CLAT
  • Higher age and
  • Computerized draw of lots

 

2. Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT)

 The LSAT is conducted four times throughout the year, i.e. in the months of June, September/October, December, and February, out of which the June month’s examination is considered to be the start of a new cycle, as most of the applicants appears for the June month’s LSAT examination for the following year’s law schools’ admission process.

The LSAT—India is a paper-and-pencil test  consisting of six sections altogether – four scored sections, an un-scored experimental section and an un-scored long writing section. The four scored sections comprise of multiple choice questions and each section designed for a time limit of 35 minutes.

The amount of time allotted for each section is 35 minutes. All questions are in a multiple-choice format, some with four answer choices and others with five. Answers are collected on a scannable answer sheet.

Structure of LSAT

The paper is divided into four scored sections. The duration of the paper is 155 minutes. There will be a small break of 15 minutes between section 2 and section 3. The first two sections will be based on logical reasoning. The third section is on analytical reasoning. The last section is a reading comprehension. The questions will be objective.

What the Test Measures

The LSAT is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex texts with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to think critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others.

The three multiple-choice question types in the LSAT are:

  1. Reading Comprehension Questions—These questions measure the ability to read, with understanding and insight, examples of lengthy and complex materials similar to those commonly encountered in law school. The Reading Comprehension section contains four sets of reading questions, each consisting of a selection of reading material, followed by five to eight questions that test reading and reasoning abilities.

  2. Analytical Reasoning Questions—These questions measure the ability to understand a structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions about that structure. You are asked to reason deductively from a set of statements and rules or principles that describe relationships among persons, things, or events. Analytical Reasoning questions reflect the kinds of complex analyses that a law student performs in the course of legal problem solving.

  3. Logical Reasoning Questions—These questions assess the ability to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments as they occur in ordinary language. Each Logical Reasoning question requires the test taker to read and comprehend a short passage, then answer a question about it. The questions are designed to assess a wide range of skills involved in thinking critically, with an emphasis on skills that are central to legal reasoning. These skills include drawing well-supported conclusions, reasoning by analogy, determining how additional evidence affects an argument, applying principles or rules, and identifying argument flaws.

Syllabus of LSAT

The syllabus of this test is more or less same as the other similar competitive entrance tests like GMAT. Candidates have to answer question related to Logical reasoning or Arguments and then form facts and solve the questions related to it.

The reading comprehension passage consists of 4 paragraphs. Each paragraph comprises of almost 500 words. Candidates have to answer the questions based on it. There is a writing section too. It is a very important and compulsory section. In some colleges the writing section forms the primary requirement to qualify for the exam. There will be no marks allotted to the writing section.

 

3. LAWCET (Law Common Entrance Test)

The Test is designed to evaluate the candidate’s ability and aptitude to pursue the study of Law. The Test consists of three parts, each carrying 40 marks. The questions will be of objective type and include multiple choice questions, matching items, and questions arising out of a small passage containing basic information.

  • Number of Questions: 120
  • Maximum Marks: 120
  • Duration: 90 minutes

Part - A:Consists of 30 questions carrying 30 marks

  • General Knowledge (static) - 20
  • Mental Ability (Logical Reasoning – 10)

Part - B:Consists of 30 questions carrying 30 marks: Current Affairs

Part - C:Consists of 60 questions carrying 60 marks: Aptitude for the Study of Law.

There is no negative marking.

The questions in Aptitude for the Study of Law, do not assume an in depth knowledge of the principles of law, but are intended to test the power of reasoning and of application of stated principles to a given set of facts. However, elementary knowledge of the basic principles of the Law and Constitution of India on the part of the student is assumed.

Note: For 5 year Law Course, the standard expected is of Intermediate level and for 3 year Law Course, the standard expected is of Degree Level.

 

4. AILET – All India Law Entrance Test (Delhi National Law University)

The AILET (All India Law Entrance Test) is conducted by the NLU (National Law University), Delhi for admission into the under graduate level law program – B.A., LL.B (Honors), which is a five-year integrated program. The total number of seats for this course is 80 out of which 10 seats are for foreign nationals.

 

Pattern of the AILET

  • Total Marks : 150
  • Total number of questions : 150
  • Duration of the Examination : 1 hour 30 minutes

Subject areas and marks distribution

  • English : 35 Marks
  • General Knowledge : 35 Marks (Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics)
  • Legal Aptitude : 35 Marks
  • Reasoning : 35 Marks
  • Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) : 10 Marks
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5. Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)

a.Duration: SET duration is 150 minutes.

b.SET is an objective test.

 

SET is an aptitude test and objective in nature for all the papers. Each question has four options as answers. There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

 

Structure of SET for Law

Timing: 9.30 am to 12.00 noon

S. No. Section No of Ques Total Marks
1
Logical Reasoning
30
30
2
Legal Reasoning
30
30
3
Analytical Reasoning
30
30
4
Reading Comprehension
30
30
5
General Knowledge
30
30
Total  
150
150

 

6. Christ University Entrance Test (CUET)

Selection Process is as follows:

 

a) Entrance Test (ET) - Christ University Entrance Test

  • The duration of the Entrance Test will be for two hours.
  • Entrance Test Pattern (First Round and Second Round)
  • 120 Minutes - 120 Questions - 120 Marks
  • Each Correct Answer carries 1 mark and each Wrong Answer carries -0.25

b) Micro Presentation (MP) - Micro Presentation for 90 sec/ student during this selection process

c) Personal interview (PI) - Personal interview for 15 minutes for each candidate by an expert panel

d) Academic Performance  - Assessment of past performance in Class 10,  Class 11/12, during the Personal Interview

Topic

Questions

Marks

English Language, Comprehension Skills, Verbal Reasoning

30

30

General Knowledge, Current Affairs

25

25

Quantitative Aptitude, Numerical Ability, Fundamental Mathematical Operations

25

25

Reasoning: Critical, Analytical and Logical

20

20

Data Analysis and Interpretation

20

20

Total

120

120

 

7. Kalinga Law School Aptitude test (KLSAT)

KLSAT is an online entrance examination conducted by KIIT Law School for admission to its undergraduate Law courses.

Exam Pattern:The duration of test will be of 2 hours. 70% of the questions will be objective type with multiple choice questions while remaining 30% will be of the short answer type. There will be negative marking for wrong answers.


The exam will have 4 sections:

  1. General Knowledge: 20 Questions

  2. Mathematical Ability: 30 Questions

  3. Analytical & Logical Ability: 30 Questions

  4. Verbal Ability: 40 Questions

 

  • There will be multiple choice questions in the exam and the candidates can navigate to any question directly by clicking on its number.
  • The questions that have been answered will be marked as green and the skipped or unanswered questions will be colored as blue.
  • The candidates can mark a question if they are doubtful of the answer to review it later.
  • The candidates will also be able to change the answer of a question till the final submission of the test.
  • Every correctly answered question will earn the candidate 4 marks and in case the candidate answers a question wrongly, he/she will be awarded a NEGATIVE credit of one mark.
  • After completing the questions of a section in a sequence the candidates will be redirected to the first question of the section.
  • The candidate will be free to navigate through all the questions of all the sections.
  • The exam duration is 180 minutes.
  • On test completion before the allocated time, the candidates will get a confirmation page with two alternatives of either completing the test and go back to the test.