More than 1,000 aspiring lawyers took the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) here on Sunday.
There are 1,660 Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and 491 Master of Laws (LLM) seats in the 14 National Law Schools in the country, including 80 LLB and 50 LLM seats in NLSIU.
Nandini Shinde, a law student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, described the paper as easier than the one last year.
“I did the legal aptitude section first that took about 35 minutes. My general knowledge is no good, so that was tough for me,” she said.
Rashmi Kundu, who hopes to study at either NLSIU or Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad, said the legal aptitude section was lengthy.
“We had to answer 200 questions in less than two hours and I had to leave out 10 questions,” she said.
According to Anitha T, Course Director at coaching centre Paradygm Law, the legal aptitude reasoning section was different from those in yesteryear papers.
“Usually, the principles given would relate to contracts and torts. This time, however, there were principles on property laws and Hindu Maintenance Law. It required students to use their common sense,” she said.
At NLSIU, of the 1,177 candidates registered for LLB, 1,003 were present. For LLM, 82 of the 105 registered turned up.
The university’s Vice-Chancellor R Venkata Rao said the examination was held without any glitches.
According to the CLAT website, the results will be announced on May 31 and counselling will start on June 1.