CLAT Coaching – A Prerequisite for CLAT Exams

For a budding lawyer, cracking CLAT exam is a highly cherished dream, pursued by many, and achieved by a very exclusive group of people who redefine hard work and diligence. If you are thinking of preparing for CLAT exams, Law School Tutorials (LST), with its experience of successfully coaching students in CLAT and other law entrance exams, is the name you should trust. With our experience in not just CLAT exams but also in mentoring students through other law entrance exams, you don't have to simply take our word for it. Don’t trust us? Have a look at our staggering results which we deliver every year.

In CLAT 2019,

  • 7 out of 10 Top Rankers are LSTians.
  • 800 NLU Calls
  • 47 selections in NLSIU, Bangalore

In AILET 2019,

  • 7 out of top 10 Ranks
  • 44 out of 73 selections

Whatever may be your CLAT preparation stage, whichever may be your preferred learning delivery mode, wherever you may be located, Career Launcher LST has got you covered.

Our online coaching programs and offline coaching programs is built for budding lawyers like you, to fit your life. Choose from the below bouquet of CLAT coaching programs, depending on your preferred style and stage:

Classroom Coaching

In-class sessions by experts, along with rigorous CLAT Coaching modules and doubt-solving sessions to help you get your desired score in law entrance exams.

Online Coaching

Study from the convenience of your home. 100+ live interactive CLAT Coaching classes of two hours each, led by expert faculty members. The course is ideal for students, who seek a classroom experience, but do not have access to a CL-LST centre.

 

Video Lectures

Practise at your own pace with 151 recorded conceptual videos on the Legal Reasoning, Mathematics, English, and Logical Reasoning sections. Learn smarter problem-solving techniques for seemingly difficult questions.

Residential Coaching

The 540-hour LST Residential Program is personalized to the core. On offer is a mix of classroom sessions; sessions on communication, personality building, and case studies; book club and workshops, besides 'My Time' sessions.

Books & Material

Make the most of our exhaustive CLAT study material. Get 14 books, alongside 151 video lectures by our expert faculty members.

Test Series

Attempt 70 mocks that are closest to the actual CLAT/law entrance exams. Improve your performance with our Overall, exhaustive, and Drill-down Performance Analysis tools.

Test Gym

Attempt 5000+ practice questions through topic and section tests; and check your learning progress of various concepts across different subjects.

What is CLAT Exam?

CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is a centralised exam conducted every year for admissions to 22 National Law Universities (NLUs). CLAT entrance exam is conducted on the second Sunday of May for students planning to go for integrated five year law undergraduate course. The examination for five year integrated programmes includes 5 broad sections namely: English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Maths, Legal Aptitude and, Logical Reasoning. CLAT exam comprises of a total of 120-150 questions to be completed in a span of 120 minutes.

What is CLAT New Pattern?

In its 13th edition of CLAT, the consortium in a press conference held on 21st November, 2019 announced some major changes in the CLAT 2020 paper pattern. The changes are brought in with the view to improve the quality of students entering the National Law Universities.

  • CLAT 2020 will be held on 10th May, 2020. The consortium maintains that the 13th edition of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) would be held in the usual manner, i.e 2nd Sunday of May, 2020.
  • CLAT 2020 will be offline. With respect to the mode of examination, the exam would be in the offline mode, same as 2019. Following the number of issues and problems with conducting the exam in online mode, CLAT 2019 was held in offline mode and the same would be continuing for CLAT 2020 as well.
  • Reduction in the number of questions from 200 to 120-150 – As stated by Prof. Faizan Mustafa (who has been heading the NLU Consortium as its President), “asking students to answer 200 questions in 120 minutes is not right as it puts students under lot of mental stress”. Therefore there will be a reduction in the number of questions from 200 to 120-150. The exact number of questions is however unknown at this time.
  • Comprehension based Questions – The consortium has informed that comprehension based questions will be asked from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning.
  • Static GK – No questions from the static GK portion will be asked. Questions, only from the current affairs section will be asked and for this, the students only need to read newspapers.
  • No Legal GK – CLAT is no more a test of memory. It is a test of aptitude and for this very reason, there won’t be any questions from Legal Knowledge. Earlier also there have been papers with zero questions from the Legal Knowledge section. Example – 2018 CLAT paper. A similar pattern is expected in 2020 as well.
  • Data Interpretation – Hardcore mathematics questions like Time and Work will not be asked. Instead, students will be tested on Data Interpretation questions. Maths, already known as the big bad of CLAT could now be one of the easiest section of CLAT.
  • Deductive Reasoning – There has been a huge buzz amongst the students as to what is deductive reasoning? Will there be any legal section in CLAT or not? Just to clarify to all such students, the legal reasoning section i.e. the principle-fact based questions is basically your deductive reasoning. The only change is, no prior legal knowledge is required. There will be a legal section, but that too would be in the form of reasoning based questions. As stated by Prof. Faizan Mustafa, it is the job of NLUs to teach law. Students taking admissions in NLUs could not be expected to know the law.
  • No Vocabulary – As stated earlier, since CLAT is no more a test of memory, there won’t be any direct questions pertaining to vocabulary, synonyms etc.

All of the above mentioned changes have been brought in with a view to improve the quality of students entering the National Law Universities. As stated by Prof. Faizan Mustafa, “The idea is to get better students to National Law Universities who have competence in reading texts and demonstrate skills in inferential reasoning.”

To get a clear idea of the changes, watch the videos mentioned below –

Other Law Entrance Exams

While CLAT is the most coveted of all law entrance exams after Class XII, there are other law entrance exams apart from CLAT exam which is equally important for budding lawyers. If you are going for CLAT exam coaching, it is important for you to stay updated regarding the various Law entrance exams in India. We have collated important information about the law entrance exams to help you understand each exam better during your CLAT coaching. Get detailed information related to all Law entrance exams held every year. Get CLAT/law exam dates, pattern, application form, result; admit cards, syllabus, selection procedure and all other information.

Not just this, we provide detailed exam analysis, score calculator, and even an exam simulation, on the same day as the entrance exam. So, with CL-LST, it is not just about CLAT Coaching. It is about preparing for CLAT and the other exams with complete information about the exam you are going for. Our aim is to get you to the finish line.

Law colleges

Once you have decided to pursue Law and have decided to join a CLAT exam coaching, you should research and shortlist your target colleges by knowing everything about their selection procedure and ranking.

We have observed that students pursuing CLAT exam coaching are often not aware about the college. Therefore, it is important that for a student like you going for CLAT exam coaching to know right from the start regarding the various colleges.

Over the years, Career Launcher LST has compiled a detailed repository of colleges and related information that will boost your CLAT Preparation and CLAT coaching. Explore this repository and increase your awareness about the various law colleges.

How to prepare for CLAT?

It is never easy to form a perfect strategy for CLAT exam. Unwavering determination, perseverance and enthusiasm to succeed stems from within but these do not quite matter unless it is supplemented with proper guidance, mentoring and support. Even though there is no substitute for hard work, one needs to employ effective strategies that improve preparation. This is where coaching classes come into the picture. Coaching classes make use of an extensive, elaborate and highly effectual tried-and-tested system that is a proven formula for success. Strategizing, proportionate resource allocation and time management are some of the skills that coaching classes help boost. Have a look at these CLAT preparation strategy videos brought to you by CL-LST experts to help you crack CLAT exam.

Study plan

A good CLAT Coaching should provide you with a detailed study plan that helps you chart out your path towards your goal. Even if you do not take up a CLAT coaching at a coaching institute like Career Launcher, it is important for you to have that CLAT coaching study plan in order to independently prepare for CLAT at home.

Therefore, we bring to you the recipe of our students' success. That is our CLAT Coaching Study Plans. These are the study plans that have stood the test of time and have been used by many students who either took our CLAT coaching programs or the ones who chose to study themselves without taking up any CLAT coaching.

Why Choose our CLAT Coaching and CLAT Test Series?

What makes our CLAT exam coaching programs so loved among the student community is probably the fact that each of our CLAT coaching programs has just one objective - the success of the student. Over the years we have made significant improvements in our pedagogy and our course delivery methods. From a classroom coaching to classroom-like live online classes, our CLAT coaching offerings cater to different kind of students as well.

In the videos below, we have put together all the things that you need to know about CL LST's CLAT Coaching programs and Test Series. Watch the videos and understand why CL LST's CLAT coaching programs are the first choice of many CLAT aspirants.

Results

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In CLAT 2019, 7 out of 10 Top Rankers are LSTians. 47 selections in NLSIU, Bangalore. What’s more 7 out of top 10

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    Career Opportunities after Law

    Gone are the days when law graduates would be holding case files for a senior lawyer, while slogging 12-13 hours a day, learning the trade. The current crop of law graduates are not only counselling corporates on complex issues but are also occupying offices of the government (Legislature, Executive, and Judiciary). A degree in law opens the door to a wide variety of careers.

    Testimonials

    When it comes to CL LST's CLAT Coaching programs, our students' success is the testimony of the quality of our CLAT coaching programs. While selecting a CLAT Coaching program it is important to know from the students who have been a part of the program to tell you about it. In your college or your friend circle, you are likely to find many friends that are or have been students of CL LST's CLAT coaching programs. The results of our students make us proud and therefore we bring to you the reasons why we have strong word of mouth for our CLAT coaching programs.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    CLAT will be conducted in the last week of May.

    CLAT is rolled back to offline mode from 2019. In view of technical glitches experienced in the last few years in conducting online Common Law Admission Test(CLAT) exam, Nalsar announced that 2019 onwards students will appear for the exam in the paper-pen mode.

    The one time application fee which is non-refundable for CLAT 2019 is:

    • INR 4,000 for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates.
    • INR 3,500 for SC/ST/BPL candidates.

    There is no upper age limit prescribed for CLAT 2019. Visit www.clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in for more information.

    To be eligible to appear for CLAT 2019, candidates should have passed 10+2 (or its equivalent examination) with:

    • 45% marks (or an equivalent grade) for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates.
    • 40% marks (or an equivalent grade) for SC/ST categories.

    Candidates appearing in their qualifying examination in March/April are eligible to appear for CLAT. However, they are required to submit the passing certificate of the qualifying examination on completion. In case the certificate isn’t produced, the candidate will not be eligible for admission to the course.

    Through CLAT, students can apply to the Top National Law Universities in India:

    S. No. Top National Law Universities
    1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
    2 NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad
    3 National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
    4 The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata
    5 National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
    6 Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
    7 Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
    8 Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
    9 Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala
    10 Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
    11 National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
    12 National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
    13 National University of Study and Reaserach in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
    14 National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Guwahati
    15 Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Vishakhapatnam
    16 Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirapalli
    17 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
    18 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
    19 Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla
    20 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad

    Yes. There are other Law Schools/Universities that accept CLAT scores for admissions. Among many, there are prestigious schools like:

    • School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
    • Institute of Law, Nirma University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
    • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
    • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
    • hobhit University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

    CLAT will be conducted in the following cities:

    Test Cities

    • Agra, Uttar Pradesh
    • Ahmedabad, Gujarat
    • Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
    • Amritsar, Punjab
    • Bangalore, Karnataka
    • Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh
    • Bardang, Sikkim
    • Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
    • Bhubaneswar, Orissa
    • Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
    • Chandigarh, Punjab
    • Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    • Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
    • Cuttack, Orissa
    • Dehradun, Uttarakhand
    • New Delhi, Delhi
    • Faridabad, Haryana
    • Gandhinagar, Gujarat
    • Gangtok, Sikkim
    • Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
    • Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
    • Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
    • Gurgaon, Haryana
    • Guwahati, Assam
    • Haldwani, Uttarakhand
    • Hisar, Haryana
    • Hyderabad, Telangana
    • Imphal, Manipur
    • Indore, Madhya Pradesh
    • Jaipur, Rajasthan
    • Jalandhar, Punjab
    • Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir
    • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
    • Jodhpur, Rajasthan
    • Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
    • Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
    • Kochi, Kerala
    • Kolkata, West Bengal
    • Kota, Rajasthan
    • Kurukshetra, Haryana
    • Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
    • Madurai, Tamil Nadu
    • Mohali, Punjab
    • Mumbai, Maharashtra
    • Muzzafarpur, Bihar
    • Mysore, Karnataka
    • Nagpur, Maharashtra
    • Nainital, Uttarakhand
    • Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
    • Noida, Uttar Pradesh
    • Patiala, Punjab
    • Patna, Bihar
    • Pune, Maharashtra
    • Raipur, Chhattisgarh
    • Ranchi, Jharkhand
    • Shillong, Meghalaya
    • Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
    • Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
    • Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    • Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu
    • Unnao, Uttar Pradesh
    • Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
    • Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
    • Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

    The following documents are required (in PDF format only):

    • Front-facing passport-size recent photograph with plain background.
    • Signature of the candidate.
    • Category certificate if you are applying under SC/ST/OBC.
    • Relevant certificate issued by competent authority (for P.W.D candidates only)
    • Relevant certificate issued by competent authority (for BPL category candidates only)
    • Relevant certificate for your respective State of Domicile. Issued by revenue department/taluk office (optional during the time of application, but needed during the admission hour).

    Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

    You can download it through the registered account on the official website using CLAT user id and password.

    Questions will be asked from different subjects, including: English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, Elementary Mathematics, and Logical Reasoning.

    Yes, many NLUs provide seat reservations for female candidates. Visit the respective websites for more details.

    About LST CLAT Coaching

    With centres spread over 90+ cities across the country, Law School Tutorials (LST) is a known name in the coaching and legal education field- a premier institution imparting the best support, direction, and guidance to all the aspirants of CLAT exam.

    Law School Tutorials (LST) provides various courses and coaching programs which includes Classroom program, Online Coaching, Test Series, Study Material, Smart CLAT Cracker, Test Gym, and more, to help the students thoroughly prepare for CLAT/other Law entrance exams. LST is dedicated to help the students convert the dream of securing admissions to top National Law Universities (NLUs) of India into reality.

    The fruit of tomorrow is through today’s investment. The absence of proper tool and guidance should never be the reason for not achieving dreams. Standing as one of the finest in the industry, Law School Tutorials (LST) has succeeded, and is succeeding in ironing the wrinkles of CLAT preparation. Our top priority is pushing CLAT aspirants to do their best and to walk side by side with them throughout the preparation journey until success is achieved.

    Law School Tutorials (LST) CLAT programs and training modules are designed by experts who have the best of best of interest in mind to help the students crack the CLAT exam. The main focus of our program is on conceptual clarity, strengthening the core knowledge, subject familiarity, etc.

    Classroom Coaching by Law School Tutorials (LST) includes an in-class session by professionals who have extensive experience in the field. We provide rigorous modules and along with it, we also provide sessions for solving doubts. This way we make sure students wipe clean the hindering doubts and achieve the best score in the exam.

    Online Coaching by Law School Tutorials (LST) is designed for students who cannot come to attend the class but is looking for the same classroom quality learning. The online mode of study allows the students to study at the convenience of their own home. We provide over 100 interactive CLAT coaching classes. Each class is for two hours. The online sessions are imparted by expert faculty members.

    Law School Tutorials (LST) CLAT programs are not limited to online and offline mode. We provide Video Lectures for the students who lack the luxury of time. With over 151 conceptual recorded videos on Legal Reasoning, Mathematics, English, and Logical Reasoning sections, students can study per their timing and per their pace. Law School Tutorials (LST) CLAT programs also provide Residential Coaching. The Residential Coaching is fully personalized with a mixture of classroom sessions; sessions on communication, personality building, and case studies, book club and workshops, ‘My Time' sessions, etc. It is a 540 hours modified program developed to give a rigorous but fun CLAT exam preparation.

    The CLAT coaching programs by Law School Tutorials (LST) also involves extensive study materials and test series . The study materials provided include video lectures and books prepared by the expert faculty. With our mock series, we give our 101% each time to give the students the closest experience to the real exam. We also provide a Performance Analysis tool to help track the performance record, the downfalls, etc.

    The core mission of Law School Tutorials (LST) is to infuse the students with everything both general and latest updates about the CLAT exam.

    How to choose the best CLAT Coaching for you?

    Students preparing for CLAT exam to enter the prestigious law schools may find themselves in a dilemma about landing the perfect coaching centre. This is a very normal thing to go through. While achieving the decision of choosing the right centre, the next dilemma that follows is if whether online mode or offline mode will suit you best.

    The answer to the question of determining the best coaching centre is impossible because it doesn’t exist. The sentiments towards the most preferred/loved coaching centre depends on an individual’s experience. A coaching centre may provide the absolute best learning method to the student, but due to lack of hard work, success may fly out the window. And, this may impact the students to have disputed feelings towards the coaching institute. Hence, as mentioned, one can’t crown a particular institute as the winner.

    However, while we cannot give a name for you to enroll in, we can always lay down the crucial features to look into any coaching institute while shuffling your options. Here is a list of pointers you must evaluate before deciding your place for CLAT preparation -

    1. Past Results

    The first and obvious pointer is the institutes’ record. The results never lie (excluding exceptions) and this should be the first on your research list. If a CLAT coaching center has had consistent success in the past, it is safe to go ahead and seek admission. But again, make sure the result claimed are authentic and audited. For example, here at Law School Tutorials (LST), the excellent results of our students enrolled in various programs are authenticated and audited by trusted third-party firms.

    • CLAT 2019: 7 out of 10 Top Rankers were LSTians.
    • 800 NLU Calls in the year 2019.
    • AILET 2019: 7 out of top 10 Ranks.
    • 44 out of 73 selections in AILET 2019 were LSTians.

    2. Faculty

    The quality of the faculty is a very vital part of CLAT preparation. Ignoring this pointer may result in a cold failure. Where would we be without our teachers? The sense of direction is hampered without our gurus to guide us. While looking for CLAT coaching centres, ensure that the teachers who will be teaching are graduates themselves from top law schools or CLAT experts with an abundance years of experience.

    3. Mode of Study (Online vs. Offline)

    This is one of the most popular struggles among the students- the decision between online and offline mode of coaching. Most CLAT coaching centers provide both online and offline mode of study. The best way to decide is to weigh the factors of both offline and online mode, and see which one best suits your need. Students who reside nearby the coaching centers normally opt for the classroom teaching because it’s more feasible in every sense. The online mode is mostly picked by working professionals or the individuals who live far away from the center. Law School Tutorials (LST) provides both online/ offline mode, morning batch/ evening batch, and more, to give the students the maximum leverage of choosing the best mode of study.

    4. Fees

    Money is next pointer to look into- CLAT coaching fees range somewhere between 20,000 INR to 1.5 Lakh INR (depending on the period/mode of learning). While the online mode of study is more budget-friendly as compared to classroom study, do not opt for it just because it’s less expensive. As said time and again, every student has different needs in order to succeed, and therefore, this should not be compromised.

    5. Comfortable surrounding

    The mention of comfort may sound ironic considering how the preaching for success is all about hard work and slipping out the comfort zone to achieve the result needed. However, the CLAT coaching program should be a program that you’re most comfortable with. Long term or short term coaching, you will be dedicating your time and health into it. And that is why it is important to pick the program that best compliments your comfort. It won’t be a bad idea to sit for a demo class or two to make sure you like what you’re being taught or how you’re being taught.

    Why CLAT coaching?

    CLAT (Common Law Admissions Test) is an all India entrance examination conducted by the Consortium of National Law Schools/Universities for admissions into law colleges. The exam is held for the selection of candidates to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programs (LL.B & LL.M).

    CLAT coaching is a very important step to take if securing a seat in one of the top law colleges of India is your dream. Students need to take the right steps that are crucial for building their career. The foundation of the future success begins with initiatives taken right from the start. If anything, one of the transparent benefits of taking up CLAT coaching is the success of the students. The other benefits of taking up CLAT Coaching includes-

    Strong Preparation:

    CLAT coaching will give a structured mode of preparation. With early preparation under the direction of experts/teachers, students are better prepared to tackle the exam. One famous thing about CLAT exam is the surprise questions. Many times, the conducting NLUs have given a massive surprise by including questions that are out of the syllabus topics. CLAT Coaching helps in thoroughly understanding the topics that are sometimes hard to penetrate on your own- this helps the students overcome any surprise challenges, and appear victorious.

    Disciplined Preparation:

    A pinch of dedication goes a long way, but it goes even longer when combined with discipline. The most important keystone of life is discipline. With CLAT coaching, students are taught to be disciplined. The rhythmic cycle of the coaching classes lays down the norm of dedicating a certain number of hours every day through classes and preparation time for the class. The disciplined mode of preparation pushes the students to best manage their time and to try their best.

    Pressure-free learning:

    CLAT syllabus may not be the vastest syllabus under the sun, but it harbors its share of vastness. This can be daunting for the students. Learning with comfort under the guidance of the teachers and mentors gives a safe and relaxed environment. Pressure due to doubts or inability to achieve a clear concept will not be a constraint. With CLAT Coaching, the doubts are nursed by the teachers, while the students get to prepare better with an eased and relaxed mind.

    Self-Analysis:

    Another great advantage of CLAT coaching is self-analysis. With other students learning under the same roof, it gives a good platform to know where you stand among the other CLAT aspirants. The classroom competition enables the discovery of the level of competition up to a certain extent. It also helps in revealing both the improvement areas and strong areas of the student.

    Study Material/ Test Series:

    Students enrolled in the CLAT Coaching program get the benefit of receiving comprehensive study materials and regular mock tests. CLAT study materials are meticulously curated to give the students the best of best. It covers the basics and the advanced topics by subject experts. The test series provided are set in accordance with the pattern and difficulty level of the real exam. This is done to train and give the students the feeling closest to the CLAT paper.

    These benefits don’t only fuel the favorable odds of CLAT success, but also helps in the long term academic journey. While there are always exceptions with enrolling into coaching programs, if you think proper expert guidance is for you then CLAT coaching is the right decision/ choice.