CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is a common entrance exam in India conducted for entry into Law Universities. If you are someone who wants to study law in one of the top Law Universities in India, you need to qualify for this exam first. You will get a seat in the top Law universities of India on the basis of your rank in this exam. For that, you need to Join CLAT Coaching.
Like all other competitive exams, this exam is also highly endorsed by major coaching centres in all states. Various coaching centres offer multiple courses to help students prepare for this exam through a series of lectures and mock tests. Some coaching centres also offer online CLAT Coaching and online CLAT Mock test series.
When you should join CLAT coaching is a confusion most students have at the beginning of their senior secondary classes. Most coaching centers would offer to finish the course in 6 months, with a preceding mock test series in the next two months. Hence, you will be required to dedicate at least 8 months to this syllabus.
Joining an offline or online CLAT preparation coaching while you are still preparing for you 12th boards can be a problem, if you are an average student. CLAT preparation requires full dedication. You will need to give it at least 3-4 hours a day of self-study, apart from the time that you spend in the coaching centre. When there are tests, you might need to give more time. This will leave you with very little time to study for your 12th class syllabus, which also required a lot of time and hard work.
Your 12th board results hold great importance in your present and future. Moreover, if you want to sit for CLAT exam, you must know that the eligibility criteria for CLAT is that the applicants must be qualified in their 12th board exams with percentage equal to or higher than 45% for general category, and 40% for the SC and ST category. Hence, if you fail to obtain good marks in your 12th board exam, you might remain ineligible for CLAT. Moreover, due to a low percentage in 12th, you might suffer in your future career too.
Therefore, it is suggested that you should give your full focus to your 12th standard syllabus while you are in 12th, and join a coaching only after your 12th boards are over, unless you are a very bright student who has already covered a major part of 12th class syllabus by self-study.
To be able to crack the CLAT exam, you will also need to have good English Comprehension skills, and a great reading speed, as well as good mathematical aptitude and logical thinking, which can all be achieved to some extent just by studying for your class 12th exam.