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This is a list of FAQs:
[Before you move on, I suggest you read __--__ Common Law Admission Test 2012 __--__ ]
Q: What is the paper pattern?
A: visit clat.ac.in
Q:When will the CLAT 2013 syllabus be out?
A:It will usually be out in December or January. But dont wait till then, be prepared for anything.
Q: Best books for CLAT preparation?
A: Best Books for CLAT - CLAThacker
Q: Which University will set the paper for CLAT 2013?
A: HNLU. But with the Court cases going on, a permanent body may be set up.
Q: Which coaching institute should I join?
A: Enquire with localites. Go to the center and check it out. As seniors from your city.
Try signing up for postal coaching/mocks of other institutes. You needs lots of practice and take a lot of mocks.
Q:What are the different coaching institutes?
A: The older ones are LST, IMS and Sriram. Newer institutes like Legaledge and AimCLAT are doing a great job. You should ask around in your city.
Q: What is an ideal score in mock tests?
A: There is no ideal score. Mock tests arent important because you get scores or get ranked. It helps you know where you stand. It helps you find out your weak areas so that you can work on it. Try to keep improving in every mock. Set targets, work on it. Try different strategies in every mock.
Q: How many mocks should I take?
A: How much ever possible. Analyze your scores and performance regularly.
Q: Which newspaper do I subscribe to?
A: The Hindu.
Q: Which magazine should I subscribe to?
Q: Is it necessary to attend classes or is postal coaching okay?
A: whichever works best for you. If youre sure correspondence will work, then dont waste time attending classes.
Q: What are the best law schools/What are the law school ranking?
A: Law school rankings are for idiots. What should you look out for during choosing a law school? - CLAThacker
Ranking of the law schools in India - CLAThacker
Career Launcher - LAW - Exams & Colleges - Tierwise Ranking
Q: What are the best online forums/websites/facebook pages for CLAT?
A: I would suggest CLATHacker, CLATGyan, and AimCLAT. Apart from that you can google and find multiple sites for GK, logical reasoning, etc.
Q: Should I lose hope if I dont do well in CLAT?
A: Of course not. There are a lot of other exams like AILET(NLU-D), LSAT, SET(Symbiosis), etc. Another option is to drop(or, invest) a year. Lof of people have done it and have been successful.
Q: Is it easy to balance board prep and CLAT prep?
A: It is not easy, but it is definitely manageable. Just study wisely and manage time well. Study for CLAT regularly and when your board exams are nearing, shift your focus. you ca return to CLAT prep after you exams, as CLAT is usually in the 2nd week of may.
Q: I'm in the science stream. Will commerce, arts students or even droppers have an advantage?
A: No. Of course not. Being in the science stream has its own advantage which you will realize later. Also, it helps with the math section. Droppers tend to procrasinate. In the end, looking at the CLAT pattern, it just depends on how you spend the time you have wisely. Dont worry about the others.
For all the so-called "droppers", you should also try reading Economic and Political Weekly apart from Frontline. It'a really a good magazine and you will find many legal articles.
And yes, for AILET, SET and even CLAT to a certain extent, be well versed with static GK. Pearson's Static GK book is a good one to start with.