Testing the legal acumen

Entrance test

Testing the legal acumen

The NLSIU admission is based only on the performance in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). 

Prof Rao, Vice Chancellor of the NLSIU says only those who have passed their tenth or class 12 or equivalent examination with at least 50 per cent aggregate marks may apply.

He says, “The entrance is to asses the applicants’ legal aptitude and reasoning. No amount of influence works, it’s pure merit that counts.”

Metrolife interacted with a few students who have appeared for the test earlier and found out that these young men and women begin preparations for the entrance to NLS one year in advance.

They say it’s one among the toughest entrances to crack. Meghna Srinivas says when she wrote the exam there wasn’t a common entrance and she had to sit through seven different exams which was rather stressful, “I started preparing for the exam one year in advance. When I finally sat for the exam I was confident and calm but waiting for the results is another thing altogether.”

Meghna says that there were no less than 12,000 aspirants and there are only 57 seats in the general category. “The competition is fierce as everyone wants NLS as their first option,” she adds.

Rishi Shroff started preparing for the entrance soon after his class 12 exams. “I just skimmed through a couple of general knowledge books. While advance preparation helps, success depends on cracking the paper at that particular moment.

You have to be able to manage time well and your legal acumen has to be good,” says Rishi.

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