If you are planning to crack the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) next year, don't mug up static general knowledge like history, geography and political science. Or pore over pages on legal knowledge. The CLAT is dumping questions on static GK, legal knowledge and Basic English vocabulary. CLAT 2011 will focus more on the testing the legal aptitude -- not knowledge -- of the aspiring legal eagles.
Organizers of CLAT 2011, to be held on May 15 to decide admissions to the 11 Top Law Schools across India, have tweaked the question paper of the two-hour test.
Though the number of questions will remain unchanged, there will be minor changes in three of the five sections of the 200 question paper. In the GK and current affairs section, questions on static GK will be out. Only questions pertaining to events of the past one year will be asked. The weight-age for this section will continue to be 50 marks.
In the legal aptitude/legal awareness section, questions on legal knowledge will be kept out.
The series of changes are being carried out to make the entrance exam more scientific, and to gradually decrease the number of knowledge-based questions in the paper.