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Ultimate guide to prepare for ACLAT

by Shruti Pandey

Home to many leading law colleges and universities, India is regarded as a hub of law education for students who aspire to pursue a career in legal profession. Of course, being a potentially rewarding career, law turns up to be a prominent choice for students, just like Engineering and Medical streams. Alliance School of Law, Alliance University in Bengaluru is also one of the promising private institutions in India offering admissions to integrated BA LLB (Hons.) and BBA LLB (Hons.) courses through its annual entrance examination – ACLAT.

All about ACLAT

Approved by the Bar Council of India (BCI), New Delhi, the Alliance School of Law conducts the ACLAT every year in the month of April and May at various test locations such as Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Pune, Hyderabad, Guwahati etc. Here are few important details about the examination that every aspiring student should know before starting its preparations –

Students have to answer a total of 200 objective type questions in the maximum time duration of 2 hours.

The maximum marks to be obtained in the exam is 200.

There is a provision of negative marking too for every wrong answer i.e. 0.25 marks will be deducted on every wrong answer.

After qualifying the ACLAT examination, the students also need to go through a personal interview round to get admission to the Alliance School of Law.

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What syllabus to cover?

What are the essential topics to cover for the exam? What kind of questions will be asked in the exam? What exactly is the examination pattern? These questions may daunt you while preparing for law entrance examinations. When it comes to ACLAT, the students need to focus on the following key sections for preparation –

Language proficiency – A total of 40 questions are asked in this section relating to reading comprehension, proverbs, vocabulary, grammar, synonyms, antonyms, idioms and spellings.

General awareness – This section contains 50 questions about Indian and world history, Constitution, geography, legal system, international organizations, environment etc.

Legal aptitude – It comprises 45 questions relating to legal terms, Indian constitution and Constitutional law, law of crimes, intellectual property rights etc.

Analytical ability and logical reasoning – It contains 45 questions on blood relations, directions, critical reasoning, syllogism, analogy and series.

Numerical ability – The section of numerical ability comprises 20 questions of deductive reasoning, percentage, algebra, profit and loss, logical fallacy etc.

Preparation tips to follow:

Once the students are well-aware of what important topics to cover in their preparation, they can proceed with their studies, keeping in mind the following tips and tricks –

Prepare a time-table and strictly follow it.

Give sufficient time to each and every section.

“Practice makes a man perfect”- this is the rule mantra to achieve success in life that every student should follow.

Keep the self-evaluation mode on during the time of preparation.

Lay significant emphasis on both accuracy and speed.

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