CLAT exam preparation

With the most important exam in the lives of young lawyers-to-be around the corner, Legally India have compiled advice from those who know how to get you there. Please send this to your younger friends and relatives and add your advice and thoughts to help them on their way to Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) success.

"It's not a matter of life and death," says Law School Tutorials (LST) 2008 academic head Kunal Mehra. "Stay calm and believe in yourself; breathe."

That is probably far easier said than done when your adrenaline is on overdrive on your way to the CLAT exam room. So, heed the advice from those who know to help you get there.

"Before you even plan to take CLAT you must be fully and correctly informed or else you will end up being a sailor without a navigator," says the product manager of the IMS Learning Resources Law program Rajneesh Singh.

A good place to start is to look at previous years' entrance papers of different law schools as sometimes questions get repeated from old papers, advises Paradygm Law Tutors course director Anita T.

And ultimately make sure you keep the finish line in sight and tell yourself constantly that each and every hour of effort is going to be worth it, says current LST national anchor Karn Jani.

Read on and learn how to tackle each of the 2010 CLAT's sections, which is being conducted by NLIU Bhopal this year.

Legal Aptitude/ Legal Awareness (LA) - 45 marks

Since times immemorial LA has been every law aspirant's Achilles Heel. And that hasn't been helped by CLAT authorities dilly-dallying on whether to include legal reasoning questions or not.

The faculty members at Paradygm believe that legal reasoning will be a part of the LA section this time around.

LST programme director and LA faculty Saurav Datta is also "pretty sure" that CLAT 2010 will have a legal reasoning component. "CLAT authorities came in for a lot of flak for their excluding legal reasoning last year."

"Legal reasoning is about logic with law thrown in. You have a principle which is a premise and which you apply to a legal problem" he explains. "I see students form ideas about ethics and law when doing legal reasoning problems… It is a must have section." Datta also believes that introducing legal reasoning will bring down the cut off of grades.

He also supports the recent decision taken by CLAT authorities to consider marks obtained in LA as a tie-breaker. "We all know how various Indian boards differ in doling percentages," he says.

Singh of IMS has a caveat: "Now many students will give undue importance to legal reasoning questions - it is better to maximise the total score than trying to increase your LA scores."

The lengthy nature of the legal reasoning questions also lends weight to Singh's other argument: "Attempt easier questions which will fetch you marks quicker."

Prof. A Raman of the Sriram Law Academy believes that having the Indian Constitution at one's finger tips and thorough knowledge of general legal terms, maxims and theories will hold the candidate in good stead. "Basic legal components such as the law of torts and law of contracts should also be studied," he says.

Ramanuj Mukherjee who teaches LA at IMS and has founded an online forum called CLATHacker says: "The CLAT 2009 paper is publicly available. It is for anyone to see that the standard of the questions in LA is steadily rising."

"The popular books available in the market are now proving inadequate. Students must supplement this by reading basics on subjects like Jurisprudence, family law and CPC from the internet," he adds.

With around four weeks to go for CLAT he advises solving the past year papers to see what areas need special consideration.

General knowledge (GK) and current affairs - 50 marks

Datta has some useful insights to offer. "Concentrate on law, governance and polity issues. If it's a river dispute or even if you are reading on Mughal history, etc., these areas must be carefully perused."

Raman of Sriram Law Academy says: "One should build solid knowledge of static GK especially economics, history and geography."

Anita T. recommends to students that they go through year books like Competition Success Review, Manorama or the Pearsons Year Book to brush up their current affairs.

According to Jani reading newspapers and magazines is imperative but mere reading will not help: one must make sure that the information being accumulated is explored and converted into knowledge.

"A law aspirant has to go through a complete change of worlds: from the board exams, where one mugs and leaves no space for fresh inputs, to an exam wherein an open mind comes in handy," he elaborates, adding that this requires indefatigable discipline and commitment.

Maths - 20 marks

Mehra, who taught maths and logical reasoning at LST says: "Focus on key areas such as arithmetic - i.e. time-speed questions, work, mixtures, ratios, percentages, etc."  

He also advises aspirants to take each question as a puzzle and not to get lost in the maze of formulas.

Singh of IMS puts forward a different approach. "Those good in maths should try to develop speed by innovative short cuts and other techniques."

Anita T. believes that a lot of students face a mental block when it comes to maths. She advises aspirants not to practice high-end maths problems. "The maths section in the previous CLAT papers has never been tough."

Well, even the CLAT website reads 'Elementary Mathematics' with 'numerical ability in brackets.

"This is one section where a student can get a twenty on twenty, if they set their mind to it," adds Anita T.

Logical Reasoning (LR) - 45 marks
This cake contains two slices: critical reasoning (CR) and analytical reasoning (AR).

"CR is generally difficult for many and preparing for this will take time," says Singh, adding that AR skills are picked up by students easily with practice.

According to Mehra it is important that one uses only the information provided in the question and not let any bias or prejudice cloud one's thinking, "Make a conscious effort towards getting rid of your prejudices," he advises.

Anita T. says: "The more one practices this section, the more comfortable he or she will get with it."

Mehra further adds: "While practicing, go through the answers and explanations carefully to understand the flaw in your reasoning."

Mehra also advises eliminating wrong answers and when in a dilemma over some options, "go with your hunch and don't waste time".

Singh believes that a strong grasp over English language is helpful in solving the CR questions. Raman concurs: "Good comprehension skills will help the candidate understand the nuances of a CR question."

English - 40 marks
The English section of CLAT is of a moderate difficulty level. Generally our respondents have recommended reading Norman Lewis's now famous book 'Word Power Made Easy' for vocabulary and revise the grammar basics from the legendary Wren and Martin series.

A word of advice from the coaches
According to Anita T, a student must not become overconfident on getting high scores in mock tests as this can lead to complacency in preparations.

She is all for taking mocks on an OMR. "This allows students to get used to shading the OMR correctly."

And Mehra quips that CLAT is one of the very few exams in which mothers should not tell their kids to sharpen their pencils - a dark pencil with a blunt lead is what you ideally need.

And finally, be in a positive frame of mind as you enter the examination hall. "When shading the ovals, think: 'Harvesting is on in CLAT-Ville. What a pleasant moment,'" posits Singh.

"While taking the exam I would tell my head to move quickly and not waste any time on difficult questions," concludes Mehra. "To my heart I would say: 'Don't Stop.'"

Please send this to your younger friends and relatives and add your advice and thoughts in the comments to help them on their way.

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Like +3 Object -1 Anonymous 13 Feb 10, 09:22
All CLAT requires is one month preparation. And whatz the girl in the pic doing in the library? Just be at your home with a few guide books. CLAT is an aptitude test...just chill and take the test.
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Like +3 Object -3 Anonymous 13 Feb 10, 09:28
Prepare from the Book 'Universal LLB'
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Like +3 Object -2 Anonymous 16 Feb 10, 04:36
Its the easiest exam to crack!!I did law only because the entrance was easy. So just chill out
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Like +3 Object -3 Anonymous 16 Feb 10, 05:49
h its very easy just chill n study before one or two weeks lol

exam might be easy but competition is not.......

5 questns here and there and you can go to nluj or nujs from Nalsar or NLSIU
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Like +3 Object -1 Anonymous 17 Feb 10, 09:58
well i agree with u no. 4......u have to be very careful as 1 mark shift is a big deal itself.......but although if u stick to the basics and have a gud reading habbit........

clat is urs..........!!!!!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 19 Feb 10, 08:41
why should i help my friends? i would rather not help them and myself clear CLAT :P
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 19 Feb 10, 12:19
@6- I see you have all the attributes of becoming a good corporate lawyer :-) i say.

please do read UNIVERSAL LLB at your own risk, its quite a crappy book for preparation.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 19 Feb 10, 13:13
A well written piece. Compilation of suggestions from all the top mentors of the country was a good idea (though some are clearly missed out here, still). It is good on LI's part to write such article's. The timing of the article is great as well. Wishing All the very best to the CLAT aspirants! :-)
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 20 Feb 10, 23:53
WHO SAYS THAT THERE ARE 4 WEEKS TO CLAT2010. ITS ON 9TH MAY.SO THATS ALMOST 2 1/2 MONTHS.YOU ARE WEITING AN ARTICLE LIKE THIS AND YET DONT KNOW BASICS
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 21 Feb 10, 00:51
@9

"With around four weeks to go for CLAT he advises solving the past year papers to see what areas need special consideration".

THAT WOULD MEAN THAT WHEN THERE IS JUST A MONTH LEFT FOR CLAT, YOUR LEGAL APTITUDE PREPARATION STRATEGY SHOULD FOCUS ON SOLVING QUESTIONS FROM THE PAST YEAR PAPERS.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 21 Feb 10, 08:10
I am student of class 12th and naturally i just would get a month or so for preparation . I am a science student and i would also be giving aieee which is on 27th april...so i would just have 10 days for preparation .....so basically how should i prepare for examination???
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 21 Feb 10, 08:44
"basically", u have 2 choose between the two...both cant go side by side...so if u are really keen on doing law, forget about engineering and start preparing just after the boards...coz there is so much to study and so less time left! or if u wanna go 4 engineering forget abt law...dont thnk about keeping any of the two as a "SIDE OPTION", coz if u do so, u'll suck in both! SO DECIDE EARLY, OR IT'LL BE TOO LATE! :-)
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 22 Feb 10, 11:04
CLAT IS ALL FINE I WOULD LIKE to tell all the aspirants that these law schools apart from the top 3 or 4 others are really not that good....i gave the clat and got NLU jodhpur and left it for Government Law College ,Mumbai....which for me is far far better ...
just chill and give it and dun take so much tension abt the result....because if u dun clear top 3 u can always come to GLC OR ILS which are far better than about 7 to 8 law schools
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 24 Feb 10, 03:28
Dis time i m a dropper
i dont think that clat is so simple
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 24 Feb 10, 04:33
what good books would you recommend for clat 2010 and where could i find them in mumbai.?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 24 Feb 10, 04:58
A list of the top law schools of the country would have made the list much more comprehensive!! However, my question is dat wat z average division of questions btwn aptitude n reasoning in the LA section??? N z the g.k mre static based or the emphasis is on current affairs?????
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 24 Feb 10, 16:35
@ 10 : dude i am in exactly the same position as u r in.

I am a class 12 student(science) & will be giving my boards next month. I had joined FIITJEE on a 2 yr IITJEE prep course. I was doing OK at my engg tests(I was literally pushed into this stream coz my bro is an IITian). But lately i hav realized that law is the best field for me. So i hav decided to giv up my engg plans & prep for CLAT instead this yr itself. I'll be having abt 45 days uptill may 9 for my prep. But i'm rely confused at hw to prep fr it. This is hw i plan study during those 45 days:

English: I hav already done Norman Lewis's vocabulary builder 2 yrs back. So i'll just be going thru all the notes i prepared while doing it. I'll revise grammer etc from Wren & Martin.

GK: I have been reading the newspapers fr the last 6-7 months with gr8 interest (abt 2 hrs daily) but not with the intent of prep for CLAT. I must hav read things but must hav also forgotten. Ppl hav been suggesting me to buy last 3 months Comp Refresher + Pearson GK Manual.

MATHS: I'm a JEE aspirant, so i don't think i'll hav a prob wid dat.

LEGAL GK/Reasoning: Now this is the part i'm rely confused with. Ppl hav suggested me too buy Manish Arora's Legal GK book + i hav got all the Legal material xeroxed from a friend of mine at LST. Will that do? Btw my dad's a judge, so he'll be of gr8 help i'm sure.

TO EVRY1 WHO CAN HELP ME: Plz share ur views on my plans & plz suggest any do's & dont's or anything that can be of any help to me. Will joining a 30 day crash course at [course] be productive or is it better to self study at home? I rely want to giv my best shot this yr itself.
Thanx in advance :-)
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 27 Feb 10, 05:19
LIST OF BOOKS (Isn't meant to be exhaustive, can't be).

A. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

a.1- A concise GK manual by any renowned publisher (Pearsons, TMH). A book by some one called OP Khanna too is recommended.

a.2- If your subscribed newspapers and magazines thrilled the 'raddiwaala' and not you, a year boook (CSR, Manorama or Penguin and the like) would be useful.

a.3- Universal's CLAT book (a tome and costs around 400 bucks), is extremely useful, though according to many (and me) has many errors.


B. ENGLISH

b.1- Vocabulary- Word power made easy by Norman Lewis is a must.

b.2- Grammar- Wren and Martin.

b.3- Comprehension- Sample questions from LSAT which are freely downloadable from the LSAC's website are pretty helpful.

C. MATHS

c.1- M.Tyra is the author. The book is named something like 'Objective book for magical mathematics'.

c.2- RS Agarwala's book too is pretty popular.


D. LOGICAL REASONING

d.1- RS Agarwala's book on verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

d.2- MK Pandey's book is a hit with students too.

d.3- Reading tough texts and reading eclectically will help develop critical reasoning skills...reading a few well written SC judgements, something by Neitsche (did I get the spellings right?), Ashis Nandy etc will help. (Chances are that the law aspirant will not decipher anything and the brain will do a bit of gymnastics inside the cranium, but thats how you build this muscle) :-)


E. LEGAL APTITUDE

e.1- Legal Reasoning- Universal's guide is helpful. A caveat: Beware of the errors.
Also, if you are in a good coaching institution, you will get well researched materials on this subject. If you are not for coaching, get some older cousin's/friend's modules.

e.2- Legal Knowledge- Read newspapers. Embrace the legal section specially. Follow a few good blogs.


Note: This is all that I can recollect from my CLAT prep days. I have heard that Lexis Nexis too have come up with a lovely book on CLAT.

PS- Practicing past year papers of NLSIU and NALSAR are a must. If you can get hold of some NLIU Bhopal papers...that would be great!

PS2- This isn't meant to scare anybody. If you are an intelligent guy/girl, have command over the English Language and keep yourself updated with latest news and views, you will do well (with some effort obviously).

MUMBAI! ANY GOOD BOOK SHOP WOULD DO! :-)
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Like +0 Object -0 LegalDodo 27 Feb 10, 06:15
Great list, Tanuj. Despite your PS2, this is likely to scare most of the CLAT candidates who read your message, though.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 27 Feb 10, 07:59
For the legal aptitude section preparing both for legal reasoning and legal knowledge with equal whateva (gutso, dedication and all such words) would be the right approach. The division is not known.

And CLAT does lay a lot of emphasis on current affairs bit of General Knowledge. Again, without a good hold of statik GK, don't expect to ace this section.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 27 Feb 10, 13:16
clat is the most basic of the test one can actually write.its all about ur all round bit-bit knowledge.current gk is really imp for clat.nearly 75&#xof; the gk questions are from current affairs.also a person of mathematics background shudnt think dat he can easily knack into maths' shell,coz basic questions are more lethal at times coz dey are conceptual.if ur vocab is not dat strong den leave da tension.work hard on other areas,u cant build up a vocab in 2-3 months,its a long process.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 01 Mar 10, 00:01
yeah i agree vd u guys ............all u need is confidence ......hard work......n ya last bt nt least ur LUCK...................da t's wat decide whr u stand ..................!!!!!!!!!!!
bt do concentrate on ur preparation coz may ur preparation bcam ur luk........who noe's.....!!!!!!!! so yeah best of luck u all guys ....do wish fr me coz i m one f d compttr u r GONNA FACE .........!!!!!!!!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 01 Mar 10, 06:31
i m dropper i join lst bt nw days i doing self study
i perparing legal gk form universal LLB but in ur last comment some say its a crap
was it ... and form wre i perpare LA advice some books
& form were i get pervious paper of NALSAR,NLU,NLIU
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 01 Mar 10, 08:25
Rashi, it would be best if you could get the previous papers of NLS and NALSAR. Though I am not sure if they still provide them, you can always call them and put forward your request.

For info about preparation for LA and the 'list of books' please see the above posts.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 01 Mar 10, 20:22
'm so confused.... i want to do law... vey bad... but iv got some problems at home... my mum wants me to science... i'm in 12th... i told that id give aieee n cet up and she went berserk.... she told me to giv fist preferance to law school but she wont let me prepare for it... so 'm perplexed totally... dunno wat to do... 'm reading books by nit for preparations... i wanna noe which books will really help me out in legal aptitude!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 01 Mar 10, 23:01
@25
This has to be sorted out amongst yourselves man!!
Tell your mom that its your life and your choices.

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow them".

"We must let people march to their own beat and feel safe to be themselves around us. That’s what unconditional love is all about—being an encourager of people’s passions, loves, and dreams—even if you don’t agree with them”....these are culled from a Robin Sharma Book.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 02 Mar 10, 09:34
im student of 12 commerce so ill get only one month for clat preparation.....i want to know that whether one month is sufficient for clat preparation or its too late for me to prepare after boards? n how should i prepare?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 02 Mar 10, 10:01
Yes it is. Provided you are brilliant in English and Logic Reasoning and have been keeping up to date with the current affairs. CLAT is basically an aptitude test. It tests what a good lawyer in India would require: strong english and logic and awareness of what goes on in the society.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 02 Mar 10, 12:22
hey guys.... good post dis was......
Well so CLAT is d new buzz...rit.... good to see the competition a dropper lik me wud be facin again this year........Well first of all...I agree CLAT is an easy exam in d sense dat it doesnt have an exhaustive course like in engineering or in medical......it may be just an aptitude test.....but dont rush my dear frens.......first have a look at how many get into the top six coveted institutions out of the near 15000 who appear for it.....
Competition is tough ma dear buddies.....its really tough.....
coz gettin into the harvard of d east is not dat easy........
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 02 Mar 10, 12:26
hey guys.... good post dis was......
Well so CLAT is d new buzz...rit.... good to see the competition a dropper lik me wud be facin again this year........Well first of all...I agree CLAT is an easy exam in d sense dat it doesnt have an exhaustive course like in engineering or in medical......it may be just an aptitude test.....but dont rush my dear frens.......first have a look at how many get into the top six coveted institutions out of the near 15000 who appear for it.....
Competition is tough ma dear buddies.....its really tough.....
coz gettin into the harvard of d east is not dat easy........
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 03 Mar 10, 02:21
hey..........i have been preparing 4 CLAT 4 past sum tym...but i m facing difficulties wid maths(coz i hate it)..and GK also.......wat shud i do????
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous 03 Mar 10, 02:58
Read the above sections on 'maths' and 'GK' na. That will surely help!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 03 Mar 10, 09:11
hey is one month sufficient for clat preparation???? n how to prepare it??
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 03 Mar 10, 10:33
If your grasp over the English language is nothing short of superb and you are generally a very intelligent guy...Yes! Provided that you have been keeping up to date with current affairs and also have a strong academic background (which translates into having a decent GK).

So in the last month, join some crash course and do some legal knowledge and reasoning stuff. Give as many mock tests as possible (with evaluation of course) to know where you stand nationally.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 04 Mar 10, 01:10
Hey guys..... I m a science student preparin for d last few days before my iit exams.....Well i m one of those students who think that going to any LAW SCHOOL can only make u a lawyer in BLACK n WHITE who struggles his entire life in and out of the courtrooms......
BUT a friend of mine told me recently that the NATIONAL LAW SCHOOLS have a course called CORPORATE LAW which gives the same kind of placements which a B school gives..... Well can anyone please tell me IS THAT TRUE?????????????????
i also heard him saying that the NATIONAL LAW SCHOOLS give starting salaries as high as Rs. 25 lacs p.a., of which i know he is BOASTING...........................

I mean how on earth can someone earn that much learning LAW.........if i m wrong prove me............... COS if dats even near to be true then ill also become one of the CLAT aspirants like you...... But i know its not true.....Let me see how many have the guts to prove me wrong........
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 04 Mar 10, 02:11
Will 1 month be enough for preparation?!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 04 Mar 10, 02:18
Please don't use such language 'how many have the guts'. It doesn't require guts, just facts.

The fact is that if you do well in the five years of law school from the top 5-6 NLUs, the starting salaries are a bit higher than those in top 5-6 IITs. In NLS/NUJS/NALSAR the starting salaries for those venturing in the corporate world should be around 9 lacs.
Even foreign 'magic circle' law firms recruit from these colleges and the salaries are huge too.

Some of the biggest paying law firms in India such as AMSS pay around 13-14 lacs per annum. But if money is the only criteria for you, better think again. In firms like these you have to work around nearly 12 hours a day!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 04 Mar 10, 04:36
how many days are sufficient to score decent marks in clat.....
i have done nothing and will start preparing from 15th march.
is that all good
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 04 Mar 10, 05:06
A lot depends on who you are and what you do (or have done).
For example for a serial quizzer who is from an English medium school and is an intelligent chap...CLAT would require at most a month of preparation!!!

Yes. You can.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 04 Mar 10, 07:35
here's a man name [...] (Rank [XX]-CLAT 200[X])

he joined allmost all the tutorials in the town......as he was planning to get nobel prize...he sucked himself like a hell to crack a clat..he started his preps 2 yrs back...he is a real looser i can say....so dont study like a dog......study like a fox......do ur work smartly.....u just need to work for gk and current affairs n english too.....if u find other subject difficult....u too r a looser....u dont deserve to do law...u dont have a brain....u suck....
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 04 Mar 10, 09:31
Hi Fox!

This is the crow here! Dogs have eaten the grapes! Sour grapes are left...and you have historically refused to jump hard and eat them. You pride yourself in lying on your ass. We are sorry for you!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 04 Mar 10, 09:35
"Luck? Drizzt replied. "Perhaps. But more often, I dare to say, luck is simply the advantage a true warrior gains in excuting the correct course of action."
R.A. Salvatore (The Halfling's Gem).
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 04 Mar 10, 11:52
to ol da ppl tellin dat "clat is like da easiest thing around.....den plz rethink as to wat ur sayin..i am amongst da top 5 best law schools...but da point is i slogged my ass to b in here....i gt thru many clgs in da first attempt...but i kno so many ppl who dropped a year nd even den dint crack a decent law school...nd for ol dose ppl who think law is a secondary option ...no point doing it...just bcoz it offers lots of cash..doesnt mean ud like studying law...dere are hundreds of things u have to study to be a lawyer like sociology...history...pol sci..jurisprudence,...nd trust me ...dey are tough to handle...m doin it so i kno it better...
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 04 Mar 10, 22:47
don't grudge other people their success.
and the smart way to work is work hard.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 05 Mar 10, 04:21
Hey man.......we all need you crow.....
Can u plzz give ur study tactics.....
so other can knoe how to crack clat...
wad shud person need to crack it.....ur suggestions plzz
thanku

Regards.

kaaw kaaw....lol
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 05 Mar 10, 05:24
Dear Friends,
All that I will say is this-
The ABC of success in any exam are -
A-Means Awareness about your current situation . ( Like for example you might be really weak in GK ....so you should be aware about what your position is)
B-Means Belief in yourself.You have to believe in yourself that you can do it.( So you must believe that you can do it i.e you are capable of improving your GK)
and finally ,
C-Stands for commitment.After you know what the problem is and you have gained belief,commit yourself to only one goal - SUCCESS.Commitment means simply application of will power and incessant toil.

Remember it may take time but dont you give up !! Give your best and get the best for yourself.Believe me I too was bad at GK but now I simply rock at it.After I came to know about these principles I simply applied them and I got over it !!!!.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 05 Mar 10, 08:45
hey!!!
i am doin 12 th commerce...... and i am not able to follow the newspaper tat well this month as ma boards are goin on....... how would i tackle both ma boards as well as clat....as both are equally important to me....plzzzz help!!!!!!!!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 05 Mar 10, 11:11
Time management is a skill.
For now you should concentrate on your board exams only.
Just read the newspaper for about 30 min.
Then you have holidays for between Board exams and CLAT for about a month.
Study around 6-8 hours a day during that period.
You will do well.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 05 Mar 10, 22:42
thnx a ton 2 each n evrybody present here 4 ur advices...
i m a dropper.last yr widout ny prep, widout ny crashcourse..i got 120 in CLAT..so consider tkng drop 4 clat b8r optn..as i did mah 12th wid science bakground bt i hate engg 4m d bottom of mah heart n my wish was 2 b lawyer..2 help deprived people..so m here..n goin 2 cracki==i mean try my best 2 crack clat...alld bst 2 each n evrypersn..n thnx alot 4 their advices...tc
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 06 Mar 10, 21:34
hi friedz i m a dropper and preparing for my clat exam since last year and did cl classess.but i think i m not able to gain very much .my vocab and maths is a little bit weak so i want to know if i start my prep. froom today onwards i.ei from 7 march will i be able to crack clat with good score?for gki m doing manorma,newspaper and monthly magazine including carreer launcher material.wiil this be sufficient for clat gk . for legal gk i m doing universal legal gk is this sufficinet .plz advise ma asap.i am a bit depressed bcoz one of my teacher has said that i am not in position to crack clat and i have to prove him wrong.i m dependent on you friends only
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 07 Mar 10, 06:29
i am a dropper.and i did my 12th with science stream as clat is appearing near its really makking me nervous. what should i do 2 boost up my confidence??????
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 07 Mar 10, 06:47
HEY!..me a dropper 2.... preparing hard fr clat 2010...i just wanna give one free advice...evn though i no ..nw a days u shudnt giv one....bt i guess if u wanna make it to the top 3 law schools ..u have to study really hard...be it by joining one yr course in LST..or ims... or by studing sincerely at home n dn going fr the crash course. if ny1 thinks dat he or she cn get thru clat this yr or u no if u scored well in clat 2009...dn lemme tell u dt clat 2009 paper waz farce...n bullshit...u shud nt at all judge urslf b dat...
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 07 Mar 10, 06:52
also i wud say is dat...never take ny competitive xam a cake walk....fr going to d top u need to struggle...nd improve upon each n every area....dnt b in a wrld of illusion dt ull crack clat if ure gud at english or mayb evn superb...one has to be gud in evry section n give all areas equal importance...so ppl hu have lyk one month....instead of wasting ure tym searching for hlp onlyn..u cn give more tym studing sincerely at home n tk advice frm ur tchrz at ure coaching cntr..ok..so dnt wry...bt ya...dnt b ovrconfidnt....or too complacent... jst wrk sincerely...evn if u give 5 hrz a day...do dat sincerely...n dnt wry about d result...ok :-)
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 07 Mar 10, 21:44
@Nikki
The thing is there is nothing to be nervous about. Prepare well and be confident. Enjoy the preparation bit, make that part perfect. Let go of the end result. If this sounds too utopian, make utopia an ideal.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 08 Mar 10, 08:51
hi
I enrolled for LST course with Career launcher agra CLAT2010.
for several months now I cant approach mylst.com-- every time I try to, it says Re1.oo balance hence blocked. Have spoken to CL Agra ppl many times-- each time I am told it woud be corrected in few hours-- but to no avail.

Kindly do the needful and advise my father at
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 09 Mar 10, 10:26
is it possible to crack clat in 1 month...........which books are to be referred for gk and legal aptitude
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 09 Mar 10, 10:44
@53
Please read comment #18 by me.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 11 Mar 10, 02:52
Same here.....i too hav joined 1month course....
same ques from me....
anybody to answer ??
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 11 Mar 10, 20:40
i too have joined for a 1month crash course,will dis crash course alone help me to crack CLAT ?????
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 12 Mar 10, 02:19
Help us
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 13 Mar 10, 06:48
one month crash course

Join LST or IMS
LST has more students
IMS study mats are good
LST has VOIP classes

IMS Mock tests are very good
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 13 Mar 10, 10:16
many of u hav written dat "is 1 mth ok 4 clat preps? cauz i m in science/ commerce".....wel,plz keep 1 thing in mind, dis 1 yr of preps shall determine da next 5yrs of ur lyf...so dont giv soo uch importance 2 ur 12th, udont hav 2 get a 90 % in 12th...a 70%- 80% is fyn,n wtz important is ur rank in clat...a good rank will determine ur college, ur futue, remember clats any day more importat cauz U WANN DO LAW, UR ADMISSION TO A NATIONAL DEPENDS ON CLAT AND NOT 12TH!!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 15 Mar 10, 04:22
I seriously disagree. Boards should never be taken easy. We all know dat class 12 marks hav no immediate effect on ur admission to law sculs(of u need is abt 55%). But if u take up lyk take up corporate law etc and hav company placements, 12 marks do matter in ur CV.
Plus boards are always to be taken as a challenge. Even if they dont matter much ahead in life, one shlould nevr be dat complacent. If u do well in borads it might not matter if u get a 80% or 90%+ but the amount of confidence u'll get is the biggest fruit of it all. U'll rerembr those days ur entire life wen u toiled hard to do well in boards and got a 90%+. It will rejuvenate u. Thats sumtymes mor important.
Competition exams hav their own value. They should be given proper attention too. But a balance has to maintained.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 16 Mar 10, 08:32
--------------------PLZZZ Z HELP ME----------------------- ------
i want 2 no abt ils,pune,glc ,thier interview pattern , possibility of getting admission in them , starting salaries when 1 pass 4m them

its all bcoz no time is left 2 prepare 4 clat and excel in it SO GUYS PLZ HELP ME
AND GUIDE ME THRU DA RIGHT PATH ......
waiting 4 ur words
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Like +0 Object -0 LegalPoet 16 Mar 10, 08:54
ILS and GLC take students on the basis of board marks. If you are a student from the 'outside Maharashtra' category you need to have 88% and above marks to stand a chance. Cut offs will vary every year...generally they are around this.

If you do really well in ILS or GLC you will get nearly every Indian job offer that a NLS-NUJS-NALSAR guy gets. I dunno about the foreign placments in ILS, GLC.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 18 Mar 10, 03:38
1 guy took ils and then left it . What's da reason?? is it not so good ???

can anyone tellme abt da interview pattern of ils and glc..........
is it only a myth that these colleges do not take purvanchal candidates??????????
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 Mar 10, 08:09
hav just given boards..basically was a jee aspirant...even did fiitjee coaching....same sitaution lyk #17..xaktly same...am just worried bout da fact dat m gtn hardly around 60% in boards...ld dat affect in furure???n hav joined lst.....
even aftr joining lst,do i need to go for other buks?????othr dan lst material??plz help!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 30 Mar 10, 12:50
Can anyone tell me when is the CLAT paper set and upto which month's affairs will I have to be aware of?
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Like +0 Object -0 LegalPoet 30 Mar 10, 21:04
@above
Do the current affairs till March.

@66
That poorvanchal myth is as bad as a myth can mythically get. No such thing exists. Peace.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 31 Mar 10, 12:17
I hav joined lst express course......
i hvnt started anethin yet....
n its only a month for d preps....
so u feel dat i cn prepare it well in such a short period.....are 30 days sufficient for gk/current affairs ??

Plzz help.....
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 03 Apr 10, 01:41
wHICH ONE IS BETTER

IMS OR SREERAM
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Like +0 Object -0 LegalPoet 03 Apr 10, 02:48
Both are pretty good. Take Sriram if you want the classroom program. IMS modules are very well researched.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 03 Apr 10, 06:30
Hello #40 why don't u tell us about your achievements why do you only talk of losers(according to u) like Nidhi Modani,etc
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Like +0 Object -0 LegalPoet 03 Apr 10, 07:09
Well, #40 commented on 3rd March. By commenting today, on 2nd April your good intentions might only flare-up things! Shhhhh (even I am putting the proverbial ghee to the fire ;-)
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 04 Apr 10, 14:41
THANX FOR ALL UR ADVISES !! AND YES ALL THE BEST FOR ALL OF THEM GIVIN CLAT
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 05 Apr 10, 02:43
BEST OF LUCK 2 EVERYBODY N ALSO 2 ME TOO ... I DONT KNOW THAT WHAT ' LL HAPPEN ON 09-05-10 , I THINK ONE OR TWO MONTHS R NOT ENOUGH TO CLEAR CLAT .... ONE MUST ' VE GAINED KNOWLEDGE THROUGH OUT YEAR !!!
ANYWAYS YOU MUST BELIVE IN YOURSELF N GOO AHEAD ... NLUO IS ALSO ANOTHER OPTION !!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 05 Apr 10, 02:51
MR. # 70 # (reply to 70 # )
I FEEL SERIOUSLY 30 DAYS R NOT ENOUGH !!! WERE U SLEEPING WHOLE YEAR ??? HOW COULD U THINK LIKE THAT ??? NOW EVEN GOD CANT HELP U DUDE !!!
DONT WASTE UR MONEY IN BUYING 2500 RS FORM , I THINK FROM THIS MONEY U CAN BUY 4-5 FOURMS OF OTHER LOCAL UNIVERCITIES
DONT GET DISCOURAGED BUT TRUTH IS TRUTH
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Like +0 Object -0 LegalPoet 05 Apr 10, 06:07
If you are good with the English language and possess strong logic reasoning skills...one month should be enough.

BTW...it seems that CLAT aspirants will soon be from more diverse backgrounds with this initiative at NUJS http://www.legallyindia.com/20100331628/Law-schools/mass-movement-to-make-more-diverse-legal-profession-kicks-off-at-nujs
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 07 Apr 10, 02:34
tanuj... u r info is quite gud n helpful... this yr since nlu-bhopal is the host the ppr is set by 'em... so is nyway by whch u get the previous yrs pprs of their insti, i tried the website bt wasent helpful!!... coz last yrs ppr was quite like the pprs of NALSAR!!....
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Like +0 Object -0 LegalPoet 07 Apr 10, 02:44
Sahil, you should call NLIU, Bhopal and ask. Call them, don't email.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 09 Apr 10, 04:22
Hi people and dear competitors..m really thankful for all your advice! I really wanna crack CLAT this time! Last year i had got 125 marks and a rank 2500 without any preparation! This year i have joi9ned one year coaching (LST)...And studied moderately all year round...What do think my fate will be?...I just ask this coz i'm losing confidence at this critical stage..! Hope Someone out there can help me!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 15 Apr 10, 11:33
i am damn confused about gk how cud i help myself and dont even have any old question papers can any one of u mail me m damn confused
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 15 Apr 10, 11:34
can any one of u mail me old Question papers
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 16 Apr 10, 11:54
i think c.l is good !!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 17 Apr 10, 00:16
can anyone plz.... mail be old question paper............
id:Puneeth[dot]prasanna[at]gmail[dot]com
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 17 Apr 10, 07:56
wat r d min. marks 4 CLAT 2 gt into a national university?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 19 Apr 10, 11:08
plz tell me wht is d admission process of clat. i got info dat 5 list going 2 b displayed... wht is sat they will giv us choices or nt plzzz heip me......
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Like +0 Object -0 Bihari Babuu 21 Apr 10, 05:46
There are no minimum marks for CLAT to get into a NLU. Cut offs vary from year to year.

Regarding old question papers...for that you'll have to buzz your friends in national law schools or give the CLAT/NLIU authorities a call
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 22 Apr 10, 21:27
guys

for solved papers check WADHWA'S LLB Entrance Guide - Solved Papers costing Rs. 540

For Rehearsal on papaers check WADHWA'S LLB Entrance Guide - CLAT Rehearsal costing Rs. 310
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 24 Apr 10, 12:29
Let get over it guys...d exams r near..all over head..dos who hv prepared well will succeed...more den wt we hv done it depends how much oder hv done..so top500 who hv studied most,see u in nlu
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 25 Apr 10, 22:27
does nybody no how gud ils law school is wen compared to d national law schools??
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Like +0 Object -0 LegalPoet 25 Apr 10, 23:21
Insight: Firstly, some people will know. But most among the some will not know completely. Those who know will lie. Those who don't know will lie still. People will hit arrows in the dark. You will be injured.

Answer: ILS is a good college. Among the top 10 in India. However, one should obvioulsy prefer NLUs especially if you get these: NLS-NUJS-NALSAR-NLIU BHOPAL-NLU JODHPUR- NLU DELHI.

Otherwise if you get GNLU, ILS, Symbi...tough choice. I will go with GNLU in such a situation. But depends.


Gyan: It doesn't matter which college you are into till it is a good one. It matters what you are into.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 06 May 10, 21:30
im havin my first attempt of clat this year and i do have andhra pradesh stste quota...what minimum score can help me to get into nalsar...i dont hav any other type of quota
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 07 May 10, 00:03
score doesn't matter. rank does. a rank of less than 150 will be a sure shot entry. generally students prefer nls, then nalsar and then nujs (in that order...with some exceptions)...so do your maths.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 07 May 10, 22:11
does introducing reservation for a.p. get down the cutoffs for AP STUDENTS???????????
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Like +0 Object -0 LegalPoet 07 May 10, 22:27
In a very very insignificant manner. Maybe by 1.5 marks or even less!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 07 May 10, 23:02
actually there are very few people contesting from a.p. and nalsar allows 11 seats for a.p. students under general category.i am scoring about 145 in mock tests because i was in jee stream n jumped into this just a few days back.i wanna really knw whether i hav any fair chance of getting into nalsar..i am an ap contestant...
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Like +0 Object -0 LegalPoet 07 May 10, 23:23
Being from AP increases your chance may be..ermm...by 3.7%...best of luck for CLAT
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 09 May 10, 08:00
last year approximately how many students joined nalsar from andhrapradesh
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