How can science students ace CLAT?

Be it logical reasoning, analytical thinking, or solving a puzzle, Science students can not only ace the CLAT exam, but have a bright future in the law industry.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an exam designed to assess law aspirants around the country, who aim to get admitted in BA LLB programme in one of the 23 National Law Universities spread across the country

The BA LLB programme is designed to train law aspirants about courtroom behaviour, in addition to enhancing their legal knowledge base. The ability to present arguments and debate on issues are some other job requirements. To ace their training and make a successful career, students from the Science stream would need to have the flair for learning new things.

Common skills in Science and Law students

To acquire these basic skills, the prerequisite is analytical ability, logical thinking, open mindedness and a keen interest in this field. Due to the nature of their stream, science students are expected to be good at analytical reasoning. This can help students from the science stream if they choose law as a career option.

Also, when we look at the use of forensic science in law, that can be a strong area for science stream students. In such areas, the students (who are trained to make good use of data and evidences to prove their points) can shine on the job

Apart from this, the exam pattern of CLAT is mostly based on reasoning ability, legal and logical reasoning, and quantitative techniques — which is believed to be the forte of science students. They can easily crack the exam if they focus on the exam pattern and practice from previous year question papers.

The pattern of the exam is as below:

Subjects Number of Questions Marks 
English Language28-32 questions28-32
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge35-39 questions35-39
Legal Reasoning35-39 questions35-39
Logical Reasoning28-32 questions28-32
Quantitative Techniques13-17 questions13-17
Total150 Q150 marks

In India, the legal profession has evolved considerably over time. Law professionals are not only confined to the courtroom representing their clients but are also working in corporate enterprises, IT companies, administrative services and law firms.

So, this opens up job opportunities, and can also provide an exciting change for science stream students (apart from the traditional opportunities such as engineering and medical courses). 

The aspirants of CLAT can take help of the various coaching centres to get help in preparing for the examination one such coaching centre is Law Prep Tutorial that provides students with brief and accurate subject analysis, and methodical techniques so that it’s easy to learn different concepts. The course material offered is updated, revised periodically, and also includes learning modules and workbooks. The institute thoroughly prepares for the top rank under the expert teaching of a highly trained staff.

LPT is the oldest Law Entrance preparation coaching institute in the country and it has been producing toppers since last 21 years.

Author: Akash Chauhan

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