The Times of India has reported the announcement of CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2011 here. The CLAT 2011, to be organised by the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata will be held on May 15, 2011.
The report mentions some of the changes the CLAT committee will bring out this year. These include:
More emphasis on current affairs and less on static General Knowledge.
Reasoning components viz critical reasoning, analytical reasoning and legal reasoning will be given more weightage. Legal Knowledge might even be excluded.
The CLAT 2011 will otherwise retain its previous year’s pattern. It will contain 200 multiple choice questions and will be a two hour exam.
The CLAT Committee, lead by Prof. MP Singh of NUJS seems to be on the right track giving more importance to a law aspirant’s reasoning and aptitude for law than to his/her rote learning abilities. Other initiatives are socially sensitive and include making the CLAT forms available through post offices and gathering data on parental income, language spoken at home etc.
The 11 law schools which were a part of CLAT 2010 were: NLSIU, Bangalore; NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad; NLIU, Bhopal; NUJS, Kolkata; NLU Jodhpur; HNLU Raipur; GNLU, Gandhinagar; RMLNLU, Lucknow; RGNUL Patiala; RMLNLU Lucknow; CNLU, Patna and NUALS, Kochin. It remains to be seen whether the newer National Law Universities of Delhi and Orrisa will be a part of CLAT 2011.
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