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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tort of Malicious Prosecution

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  A company called IN Corp discovered a case of financial mismanagement upon general audit. An inquiry committee was constituted and it was to table its report in one month. In the meantime, Tonia Sondhi, the CEO of IN Corp., accused Jagmohan Hing, the Chairman, of pocketing all the money and produced evidence to incriminate him. He was tried in Court, but it was found that the evidence was forged, which Tonia was aware of, and that he was not guilty. Jagmohan was cleared of his liability, but at the same time he was summarily fired the Board once the court proceedings started, the Board meeting being called by Tonia herself. Jagmohan is obviously at a loss, both verbal and occupational. He decides to take Tonia to court and seek damages on the grounds of malicious prosecution. Jagmohan engages Gobind Jhaduwala, a leading lawyer in such matters. He takes note of the facts that will help his client’s case: Jagmohan was unnecessarily/wrongly prosecuted. Sonia did not have a genuine intention/ had a mala fide intention in bringing the evidence, given that she knew it to be forged. Jagmohan was declared not guilty, and therefore: The entire proceedings were baseless, i.e., […]

BRIEF: CLATapult’s Crash Course

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CLATapult Brief, our Crash Course for CLAT 2016 starts from the 1st of April. It is a 35-day long course, tailor-made for class 12th students. Download the Schedule of our Crash Course below: CLATapult’s CRASH COURSE FOR CLAT 2016 Our crash course for CLAT consists of the following: a. 180 hours of rigorous  training b. 13 modules covering all subjects of CLAT c. Current Affairs Modules along with GK Supplements d. Work-sheets in every class e. 30 mocks f. 20 Classroom based tests, consisting of the most expected questions in CLAT 2016. g. Access to our exclusive Facebook group for 24 X 7 online doubt clearing sessions h. A google group, a knowledge-sharing platform. Our teachers share work-sheets, online materials, books, past years’ papers, relevant theories and problems on this forum. i. All our faculty members are students of NUJS Kolkata who have themselves aced CLAT!   Fees: Rs. 16,500 (inclusive of all the preparatory material and applicable taxes).

Assertive-Negative-Exclamatory-Interrogative: Transformation of sentences

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Various types of sentences exist in the English language. Out of this large number of categories there are four distinct categories that are recurring in most texts. These four types of sentences are assertive, negative, exclamatory and interrogative. Your work as a student preparing for CLAT is essentially to be thorough about the process of identification of these sentences and the method of transforming one type into another. An assertive sentence is a sentence that states a fact. Such sentences are simple statements. They state, assert, or declare something. They are also called an assertive or declarative sentence. Assertive sentences usually end with a period or full stop. Eg. Raju is a dedicated student. A negative sentence states something is not true or incorrect or presents some fact by using a negative word (e.g. no, not). A negative sentence can be formed when words like “no”, “not”, “don’t” or “doesn’t” is added to the sentence. Eg. Dogs do not chase after rats. An exclamatory sentence makes a statement (just like a declarative sentence), but it also conveys excitement or emotion. An exclamatory sentence ends with an exclamation mark (!) Eg. I just won the award! An interrogative sentence is a sentence whose grammatical form indicates that it is a question. Interrogative questions end with a question mark. Eg. How old […]