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January 2010 Blog Posts (8)

CLAThacker legal aptitude analysis: Identifying trends from the 2009 CLAT paper

When I got the last years paper in my hand, I just turned over to the Legal GK section and got a shock of sorts. Well, 2010 paper is a new ballgame, and would not be set by the same set of examiners. But still, is there any identifiable trend in the question paper that can be expected to be followed in future? I think there are, about two of them.

1. lifting questions from commercial books - Well, those who gave the paper had already said this, but only after looking at the paper I… Continue

Added by Ramanuj Mukherjee on January 20, 2010 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

perfect and imperfect rights: from clat 2009 paper

question no 123 in last years paper talks about perfect and imperfect rights, and one has to essentially identify whether time barred debt is imperfect or perfect right. I shall quote a English judgment which may help you in understanding:

"A perfect right is one which corresponds to a perfect duty; and a perfect duty is one which is not merely recognised by the law, but enforced. A duty is enforceable when an action or other legal proceeding, civil or criminal, will lie for the… Continue

Added by Alien on January 20, 2010 at 2:01am — No Comments

Legal GK: tax laws

This is another area of legal gk on which a lot of questions have been asked in the past, and for which you didn't have the right sort of study material. I hope this helps. This concise and very informative post was written by Hersh Sewak, a student of 2nd year from NUJS. You can email him to give your feedback if you like the post. His email id:

In India, the authority to levy tax is derived from the Constitution of India empowering both Union and… Continue

Added by Ramanuj Mukherjee on January 17, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

COP15: A hope to a safer future

Copenhagen Summit was recently held at Copenhagen, Denmark. There were many expectations from this congress, but the views about the outcome of the summit remained different for different countries.

Copenhagen introduced new kind of dynamics in the global politics. The key decision which was taken was the funding of the developed countries for the developing countries to counter the climatic hazards. United States, France, Britain etc. announced fund support for the developing… Continue

Added by Vatsal Kishore on January 15, 2010 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

26/11 Aftermath

It's been a year now since the incident which has been dubbed as the biggest terror strike since 9/11, claimed the lives of some 150 odd men and women including the 9 perpetrators. The aftermath of 26/11 is even more unfortunate than the incident itself. Even after a year we are struggling to find solutions beyond Candlelight vigils and government resignations. It's ironic how 10 men with guns and a year's worth of training, supposedly in a pakistani millitant camp can do to an emerging… Continue

Added by Vivek Agarwal on January 10, 2010 at 10:23pm — No Comments

The Indian education debacle

Alvin Toffler, an American writer and futurist, dubbed as one of the most influential people in the global scenario, is particularly famous for his oratory on how education plays a pivotal role in our society regardless of our different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. When questioned about his perception of education in 21st century he says “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn”. This statement of his… Continue

Added by Vivek Agarwal on January 10, 2010 at 8:29pm — 5 Comments

CLAT: essential GK on family law - marriage, divorce, dowry, bigamy, uniform civil code

Family law has been a crucial area for CLAT and law entrance exams before that, but for the past few years the number of legal reasoning and legal GK questions have been drastically increasing. We decided that this is a high time to come up with some comprehensive material on family law. Credit for preparing this material goes to Anwesha Pal from NUJS. Please leave any suggestions for new posts or topics you would like to be covered in the comments or in the forum. We shall try to come up with… Continue

Added by Ramanuj Mukherjee on January 10, 2010 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

A beginner's guide to CLAT

(originally posted on A First Taste of Law)

This time we decided to come up with something useful for the law aspirants. In this post, we introduce Nazuk Kumar from Chandigarh who got through CLAT, NLU-Delhi Entrance as well IIT-JEE. Her rank in CLAT was 12 and 4 in NLU-D. Despite having Board Exam and doing wonderfully in… Continue

Added by Ramanuj Mukherjee on January 2, 2010 at 3:41am — No Comments

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