CLAT 2011 to test Current Affairs
Come next year, aspiring legal eagles will be tested on their aptitude and reasoning. With the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) set to be held in May 2011, the CLAT committee plans to emphasize more on certain sections of the question paper.
The committee which met last week, aims to stress on current affairs rather than on general knowledge. "We want to test students' knowledge on current affairs than just on some standard facts and figures," said Mr. M P Singh, vice-chancellor, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.
Secondly, he said, there might be exclusion of legal knowledge as sections like legal aptitude, critical and logical reasoning will be given prominence. However, the question paper components will remain similar to that of last year, except that certain sections will be stressed upon.
The components are: English, general knowledge, legal law, logical reasoning and maths. "Instead of legal law, focus will be on legal aptitude. Maths will be basic as in Class X level. We want to judge the student's analytical ability and not knowledge alone" said Mr. Singh