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Law is a professional degree wherein a lawyer fights to get justice for the right. A lawyer is supposed to a responsible citizen of the country as he is the one who ensures order and justice in the society. There are hundreds legal acts and proceedings which a lawyer has to go understand. To become a lawyer, one needs to have the patience of sitting for long hours and studying theory. His knowledge about various happenings around the world should be up-to-date. He/she should be fully aware of any new law or bill enacted by the government and should be able to implement and convey the rules in force.
To study in various law colleges in India, one needs to give a test called the Common Law Entrance Exam (CLAT). CLAT is a gateway for entry into the major National Law Universities of the country. However, there are many other exams other than CLAT which the student can give to get admission into certain law Universities. Some of them are mentioned below:
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AILET is conducted to seek admission into the National Law University of Delhi. This written exam is for 1.5 hours with 150 questions. Each question is for 1 mark. The subjects included in the exam are English, General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude, Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics. To be eligible for this exam, the student should have passed his 12th examination with not less than 50% marks. The candidate should be less than 21 years of age (General category) and 23 years of age (SC and ST).
LSAT-India is designed by the America-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC). It is conducted to check the candidate’s reading and reasoning skills. This written test has the 4 different sections with 24 marks each approx. The sections are Analytical Reasoning, 1st Logical Reasoning, 2nd Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. 35 minutes are granted for each section and there is no negative marking in this exam. All the U.S.A based law Universities take LSAT score as the basic criteria for admission.
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University conducts a Common Entrance Test every year for admission into law schools of various colleges affiliated with the University. The test is a written test of two and a half hours with 150 questions in total. There is no negative marking for the 600 marks test. The areas tested are English Language and Comprehension, General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude, and Reasoning. Candidates who have passed their 12th examination with a minimum of 50% marks are eligible to apply for the test.
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This test is conducted for admission into the symbiosis law schools in Pune and Noida. It is a written test of 150 minutes and includes 5 areas of testing which include Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and General Knowledge. The students applying for the exam should be less than 20 years of age (General Category) and 22 years of age (SC and ST candidates). Candidates should have passed their 12th standard with a minimum of 45% marks (General category) and 40% marks (SC and ST) to be eligible for the exam. Students who have given their 12th exams but are waiting for their result are also eligible to apply under certain conditions.
This test is conducted by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies for admission to the five-year integrated undergraduate course in the University. There are 5 sections on which the candidate is tested. These include Language Comprehension, Quantitative and Numerical Ability, Logical Reasoning, Legal General Knowledge and Legal Aptitude. Each section is of 30 marks each with no negative marking. A total of 2 hours is given to attempt 150 questions. To qualify for the exam, the candidate has to pass his 12th and 10th examinations with a minimum of 50% marks in each. This University also allows admission on the basis of Board Merit, CLAT, and LSAT-India.
Thus, getting yourself into a Law School is not an easy task. Students should make up their mind beforehand if they wish to take Law as a career option. Preparation for all the entrance exams should begin before hand and the candidates should take up a lot of mock tests to be able to be comfortable with the way the test is conducted.
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Also, the passing of 12th standard with a minimum of 45% is the basic criterion to enroll in any law entrance exam. So, the students should work hard to get this minimum percentage of marks in the board exam. Also, every law aspirant should be ready for the difficulties and challenges that come its way. They should be ready to devote their maximum time to study various legal provisions and practices and should be good in researching and analyzing things.
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