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The common law admission test (CLAT) which concluded on 13 May 2012 was conducted by National Law University (NLU) Jodhpur. CLAT is an entrance test for admissions in 14 national law schools or universities, aspirants are taken by surprise by seeing some questions in GK/Current Affairs section. “I haven’t expected that they will ask questions like Taiwan’s former name or the canal connecting Africa and Europe?” How will these in anyway be a news in mainstream media between March 2011 & March 2012 asked Ravi Kumar from Hyderabad who appeared for CLAT 2012.
The results are expected to be out on or before 28 May 2012, another student (Chaitanya) who spoke with Career Mitra stated that CLAT wasn’t that bad except some questions which require prior knowledge in Law, it is unfair for students who don’t have knowledge in Law. I had expected that GK will have questions beyond headlines or news but I didn’t predicted questions in Legal Aptitude section.
In the paper pattern of Current Affairs / GK section “This section will only test students on their knowledge of current affairs (broadly defined as matters featuring in the mainstream media between March 2011 and March 2012)“
In Legal Aptitude section the official paper pattern stated as “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.“
(Source) As per CLAT official paper pattern.
CLAT aspirants are now in a jeopardy and hoping for those questions to go void. Share your views!
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