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Girls outnumber boys in CLAT, many say paper easy

For the first time, more than 75% candidates who took the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), conducted online in Patna on Sunday, were girls.

education Updated: May 09, 2016 18:31 IST
HT Correspondent
Students coming out from an examination centre after appearing in CLAT in Patna on Sunday.
Students coming out from an examination centre after appearing in CLAT in Patna on Sunday.(Santosh Kumar / HT file photo)

For the first time, more than 75% candidates who took the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), conducted online in Patna on Sunday, were girls.

In all, 1,714 registered candidates, out of 1,803 appeared in the CLAT this year at the two centres in the state capital. Of them, over 1,300 were girls.

“It was amazing. I had never seen such a ratio of girl candidates to boys at Patna centres for the admission test. It is worth appreciating that girls are choosing this field in such huge numbers,” said registrar of Chanakya National Law University ( CNLU) SP Singh.

“Earlier, girls’ ratio was 48% to 50% of the total candidates appearing in the CLAT,” he added. Many law aspirants when they came out of the centres termed the exam ‘easy’.

“I found English and legal aptitude paper easy. It took very less time to attempt them. Mathematics paper was a bit tough for me. Overall, the paper was very good and hoped that I would qualify,” said Ankita Singh, a candidate.

Another examinee Puja Sharma said English and general knowledge papers were easy. “Reasoning paper was time taking but I solved all questions. Overall the paper was moderate,” she added.

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On the other hand, for some mathematics and reasoning were quite easy compared to other papers. “Mathematics and reasoning were very easy for me because I had worked very hard for them. Only legal aptitude was quite challenging but I attempted most of the questions.

I left some questions because I was confused and did not want to end up losing marks due to negative marking,” said Ajit.

SP Singh said the examination passed off peacefully and no use of unfair means was reported. “It was already announced that strict action would be initiated against those found using unfair means,” he added.