Interview of Sreeja Pal: AIR 9 and West Bengal Rank 1

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Sreeja Pal, a 1-Year student in CLATapult for the 2015-16 session, got a score of 170.25 in CLAT 2016, with the All India Rank of 9 and a West Bengal State Rank of 1. In this interview, she talks about her journey from the declaration of CLAT 2015 result and her decision to drop a year to getting the outstanding news of being a topper in CLAT 2016.   What prompted you to choose law? People in social distress look up to the legal fraternity for a way out. There is a dearth of honest professionals in this field. I’ve seen this myself and this prompted me to take up a career which would enable me to touch many lives, hence I chose Law. When did you start preparing for the exam? Take us through how you prepared for each subject in CLAT. I started my preparation for CLAT in Class 11. Initially, I got an overview of all the subjects and took a mock test to evaluate myself. Since CLAT has no fixed syllabus, one has to gauge one’s own strengths and weaknesses. For all the subjects, solving previous years’ question paper is a must. Apart from that I […]

CLATapult’s Mobile Application

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CLATapult has its own Mobile Application (You can visit the Google Play Store and download it on your phone).  We, here at CLATapult, are dedicated to ensuring that aspirants associated with us undertake their CLAT journey with absolute ease. From now on, students registered with CLATapult can have access to our online Course materials through this App. These include all the Class Work-sheets, Take Home Sheets, Subject-wise short and long tests and CLAT and other Law Entrances’ Mocks. This App intends to make the preparatory process for CLAT easier for aspirants. Easy to navigate, this App will be an avenue for the aspirants to stay in the loop in circumstances where they, otherwise, would find it tough to study. It will ensure that students study even when they are not in their study rooms.  

General Knowledge Strategy for CLAT 2017

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Arbina Dey CLATapult’s General Knowledge Faculty I plan to take one static General Knowledge and one current affairs class, each being an hour long session, per week, per centre. I have prepared two different strategies for both the classes, they are as follows: Static General Knowledge: I plan to divide this vast subject into 5 parts – History & Polity: This will cover 3 broad topics in turn— Indian history—1. Ancient History    2. Medieval History    3. Modern History   Indian Polity—1. Parliamentary system and related concepts. 2. Local self governments 3. Concise notes and pointers on the constitutional provisions (Schedules, articles, lists, etc.) 4. Fundamental rights, duties, and DPSPs 5. Historical Cases 6. Political Parties 7. List of past governments, PMs, CMs, CJIs, etc. 8. Other relevant subtopics I can come up with. World history—which would obviously include only the relevant topics for CLAT such as—major wars, revolutions, religions, major political systems, assassinations, leaders, etc. [July-Oct] Geography: India: States and UTs, Minerals & Resources, Physical forms, Ports, Neighboring countries, etc. World & General: Definitions of physical features (like estuaries, isles, isthmus, and the likes) and locations of major landforms, Countries and capitals, Continent wise relevant facts and pointers, […]

Topics to be covered during CLATapult English classes: CLAT 2017

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Amrita Ghosh (CLATapult’s English Faculty) Reading Comprehension Styles and Tones Main Idea Specific Detail Continued Idea Inference and Conclusion Implied Idea Method of Argument Logical Structure I,II,III Type Questions Grammar Direct and Indirect Speech Parts of Speech Active and Passive Voice Affirmative-Negative-Interrogatory-Exclamatory Sentences Simple, Complex, Compound Sentences Subject-Predicate. Clauses and Phrases Modifiers and Conditionals Subject Verb Agreement Tenses Analogy Parallelism Error Detection and Sentence Correction Para Jumbles Cloze Test and Sentence Completion   Vocabulary Synonyms and Antonyms Latin Maxims Foreign Words Spelling Check Legal Vocabulary Proverbs Idioms Phrasal Verbs

CLATapult’s General Knowledge Schedule for the Year

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Saiyed Kamil, a student of NUJS and our General Knowledge Teacher shares the plan for the 2016-17 session I did the maths and approximated that there will be around 27 classes in the entire year and hence I formulated the strategy accordingly. I have skipped some weekends for the Durga Puja Vacation, New Year Break and the Outlawed (NUJS Cultural Festival) weekend.   6th and 7th August Basic knowledge about GK relevant to CLAT. Analysis of previous CLAT and AILET papers and entrance examination papers of various law colleges prior to CLAT. Basic knowledge about how to go about GK. What to study what not to study. How to study GK. Explanation of what not to do. Motivate. Explanation of entire model of the syllabus to children, how we will go about our syllabus, for e.g., Which topic will be taught when and how this model of approaching GK through a strategy will benefit them. In another half of this session, I’ll discuss the recent Current affairs that have transpire from Arpil’16 till July’16. 13th and 14th August Carry on with the current affairs of the last class. Start History. History  Ancient India Harappan/Indus Civilization. Vedic culture Mohanjodaro period –  […]

How is my teaching going to set CLATapult apart from the rest?

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Ishani Moulik Logical Reasoning Faculty, CLATapult I want to teach CLAT aspirants because I know the value of proper guidance and how it can alter the course of the preparation for the better. From my days of preparation, I have always wanted to share my experience and knowledge with those who share the same dream- making into the National Law University. I have experienced all those emotions of uncertainty, anxiety, doubtfulness, etc. However one thing remained constant, that is my preparation and dedication to hard work which knows no short cuts. I sincerely hope that I would be able to instill the same in the students while teaching them. I have been selected to teach Logical Reasoning to the students. I would be focusing on the conceptual clarity during the classes with a range of examples, which would be descriptive and illustrate the topic in the best manner possible, moving from the most easiest to the difficult and complex problems, with extensive discussion on why a particular option is the right one and why others are not. Categories in Logical Reasoning and my Teaching Methodology Logical reasoning is basically divided into two categories: Analytical Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning. Analytical Reasoning […]

Testimonials: Straight from the Horse’s mouth

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CLATapult has been the biggest contributor to my success. All the teachers at CLATapult were very motivating. I could approach them with any kind of doubt that I had. They taught us in class with utmost dedication and care and were immensely friendly, which made my learning process fun. They helped me convert my points of weakness to points of strength. – Sreeja Pal – AIR 7 & West Bengal Rank 1, CLAT 2016   I am very thankful to the folks in CLATapult for graciously taking out their time and helping me clear a lot of doubts. – Bhargav Chakraborty – AIR 24, CLAT 2016 I took all the CLATapult mocks in the last few weeks leading up to CLAT, so those mocks helped me to finalise my strategy and kept me refreshed. – Aditya Bhattacharya – AIR 25, CLAT 2016 CLATapult mocks were immensely helpful and were as comprehensive as they could get. Any person having taken these mocks seriously surely must have founded CLAT 2016 easier to deal with. – Jyotsna Vilva, AIR 15, CLAT 2016 Having current NUJS undergrads as faculty members was an actual plus for me (combined, they took ALL the CLAT exams conducted till […]

TORTS: Previous Years’ Questions Compilation

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  These 50-odd questions comprise of the Torts-based questions from all the CLAT exams so far (except 2016), with their ANSWERS AND DETAILED EXPLANATIONS. We’ve filtered these out from the questions that have been repeated multiple times to make each question unique. So, this is it – all the Torts questions ever asked in CLAT! [We’ll update this with the CLAT 2016 Torts questions (with answers and explanations, too), shortly.] 1. The Railway authorities allowed a train to be over-crowded. In consequence, a legitimate passenger, Mr. X got his pocket picked. Choose appropriate answer- (a) Mr. X can sue the railway authorities for the loss suffered. (b) Mr. X cannot sue because he had given his consent to travel in over-crowded train. (c) Mr. X cannot sue the railway authorities because there was no infringement of legal right and mere fact that the loss was caused does not give to a cause of action. (d) None of the above.   2. PRINCIPLE: A master is liable for the acts committed by his servant in the course of employment. FACTS: Sanjay is a driver working in Brooke bond and co. one day, the Manager asked him to drop a customer at […]

Symbiosis: Personal Interview-Writing Aptitude Test

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By Aindrani Sarker Summer. It’s the time of the year again when a fresh batch of students graduate from school and are faced with the almost monstrous task of applying to colleges. Some colleges have their own entrance exams, some refer to board marks for admission, some colleges do both while another different set of colleges conduct a separate round of Personal Interviews or Group Discussions to select their students. This makes it important to not only ace the entrance exams, but also to make a mark when it comes to these interviews or group discussions. Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Noida and Hyderabad select their students through a two-fold process. The first being the SET entrance exam which is followed by the PI-WAT (Personal Interview- Writing Ability Test). Once you have met the cut-off for the entrance test, you are eligible to proceed to the second round of admission, which is the PI-WAT. While the term PI-WAT might sound like a very complex procedure, in reality it is not. Take it from someone who’s already been in your shoes. There’s no reason to be daunted by or feel nervous about it. Now, the PI-WAT, as the name suggests, is again […]

The Art of Reasoning

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This article will delve into the technical (read: problem-solving) aspects of Legal Reasoning. We strictly advice you to sit up straight and read this instruction manual with utmost concentration before boarding the flight to the Promised Land of correct answers. Swivel chairs are not advisable, lest you go off course. Since we believe that we have sufficiently grabbed your attention and tested your focus that you need for this article, then we can perhaps drop the act now. Assuming you guys had started solving practice questions, we realised midway through the Defences to Torts that we were amiss in not pointing out the most important part in all this – the reasoning, i.e., how do you pick out the most reasonable option? How do you reason? Before we move further with the Legal Reasoning curriculum, we think that now is the best time to explore and explain a bit of how we went about LR ourselves while preparing for the exam. Legal Reasoning presents application-based problems, where you have to apply your knowledge of the law to the specific area (facts) that the problems concern. Not only is it important to know what to apply, but it is equally important […]