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September 2015 Blog Posts (14)

What's in a name?

This post will primarily aim to briefly compare National Law Universities with other private law schools. I will try to connect that with the dreamy thoughts and aspirations that all aspirants, including myself at one point of time, have for the NLU tag. Is that really worth it?

Every aspirant wants to get into a top NLU. The very mention of the names of your dream institute will light a fire in your mind and set you off day-dreaming in an instant. Indeed, that is the biggest…

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Added by Aditya Mehra on September 26, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The President of Board Of Control for Cricket in India and Cricket Association of Bengal who passed away on 20 Sep 2015 Jagmohan Dalmiya The venue of 55th National Athletics Open Championships held …

The President of Board Of Control for Cricket in India and Cricket Association of Bengal who passed away on 20 Sep 2015 Jagmohan Dalmiya
The venue of 55th National Athletics Open Championships held from 16 to 19 Sep 2015 Kolkata
The British-American romance novelist, well-known author of The World Is Full of Married Men, who passed away on 19 Sep 2015 Jackie…
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Added by Saksham Sharma on September 24, 2015 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Logical Reasoning (22-09-2015)

Part I

Mathematicians are assigned a number called Erdös number, (named after the famous mathematician, Paul Erdös). Only Paul Erdös himself has an Erdös number of zero. Any mathematician who has written a research paper with Erdös has an Erdös number of 1. For other mathematicians, the calculation of his/her Erdös number is illustrated below:

Suppose that a mathematician X has co-authored papers with several other mathematicians. From among them, mathematician…

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Added by priyanka kansara on September 22, 2015 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Reading Comprehension II (22-09-2015)

Woodrow Wilson was referring to the liberal idea of the economic market when he said that the free enterprise system is the most efficient economic system. Maximum freedom means maximum productiveness; our “openness” is to be the measure of our stability. Fascination with this ideal has made Americans defy the “Old World” categories of settled possessiveness versus unsettling deprivation, the cupidity of retention versus the cupidity of seizure, a “status quo”…

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Added by priyanka kansara on September 22, 2015 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Reading Comprehension I (22-09-2015)

Recent years have brought minority-owned businesses in the United States unprecedented opportunities—as well as new and significant risks. Civil rights activists have long argued that one of the principal reasons why Blacks, Hispanics, and other minority groups have difficulty establishing themselves in business is that they lack access to the sizable orders and subcontracts that are generated by large companies. Now Congress, in apparent agreement, has required by law that…

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Added by priyanka kansara on September 22, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Mind your P's and Q's!

When it comes to CLAT, most people say that GK and Math are the proverbial killing fields you should maximize your scores in. However, usually these are accompanied with disproportionate levels of fear (more on GK later, I've already done one for Math phobia) from most aspirants. I would like to draw your attention to the untapped potential of the English section of CLAT.

English, since you've been studying it all your life, is seldom met with as much excitement in a coaching…

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Added by Aditya Mehra on September 19, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Current Affairs Quiz (17-09-2015)

1. Which of the following days is observed on 12th September by the UN General Assembly?

A. United Nations Day for North – South Cooperation

B. United Nations Day for South – South Cooperation

C. United Nations Day for North – North Cooperation

D. None of these

2. Where did PM Narendra Modi inaugurate new housing scheme. The scheme is a part of the vision “Housing for All…

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Added by priyanka kansara on September 17, 2015 at 6:50pm — 3 Comments

How to finish the CLAT paper in time

One year of being an aspirant and almost two years of being a mentor have made me face the constant worry of my friends and students - how to complete the paper on time? This is especially a problem for those who are slow, tend to waste a lot of time in one section without realising it and even those who mess up because of nervousness. Such aspirants not only have low scores in their mocks, but realize that they have sometimes missed out completely on one or more sections. This is compounded…

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Added by Aditya Mehra on September 12, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

The CLAThacker Interview Series XX - The brilliant but laid-back Siddharth Dey on how he secured AIR 7 in AILET and what you should do to crack the top Law Schools!

• Tell us a bit about yourself.

• I am in my first year of undergraduate studies at NUJS. I have lived in Calcutta all my life, did my schooling from Hariyana Vidya Mandir here, and then a one-year stint in Presidency University before landing up in NUJS. After my 10th boards, with about a week that I had to make THE decision, CLAT seemed to be the easiest of the lot, and Law stuck with me ever since.

• Do you have lawyers among your family and relatives? Who or what inspired you…

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Added by Aditya Mehra on September 5, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Blood Relations Exercise (04-09-2015)

1. Pointing towards a person in photograph, Sandeepan said, “He is the only son of the father of my sister’s brother.” How is that person related to Sandeepan?

Read the given information and answer the following questions based on it.

1. A+B means A is the mother of B

2. A#B means A is the son of B

3. A – B means A is the husband of B

4. A*B means A is the brother of B

Four persons, Rohan, Sangeetha, Tanay and Ulrika are related to one another in the…

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Added by priyanka kansara on September 4, 2015 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Critical Reasoning Exercise (04-09-2015)

1. Professor Lahiri must have revealed information that was embarrassing to the college. After all, to have been publicly censured by the head of the college, as Lahiri was, a professor must either have revealed information that embarrassed the college or has been guilty of gross professional negligence, and Lahiri’s professional behaviour is impeccable.

Which one of the following exhibits a pattern of reasoning most similar to that in the argument above?

a. According to…

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Added by priyanka kansara on September 4, 2015 at 7:34pm — No Comments

31 aug 2015

The two banks which the RBI has identified as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs), requiring these banks to keep aside additional capital to cover risk  SBI and ICICI Bank
The trophy for which all future bilateral series between India and South Africa (named ‘The Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Series’) will be played has been named  Freedom Trophy
The road in…
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Added by Saksham Sharma on September 3, 2015 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

Reading Comprehension II (03-09-2015)

Passage II:

Figures from the 2000 census confirmed what many Americans had observed over the previous decade in their communities and workplaces. The face of the nation was perceptibly changing. The Census Bureau estimated that 6 million legal and 2 million undocumented immigrants entered the country during the 1990s, second only to the 8.8 million foreign immigrants that arrived between 1950 and 1960. More than a third of the nation’s population growth over the decade-from 227…

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Added by priyanka kansara on September 3, 2015 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Reading Comprehension (3-09-2015)

Passage I:

It was a few minutes before air time and the talk-show host was about to begin his daily radio program. He poured himself a cup of coffee and then, turning to me, said something surprising:

“You know, this job never gets any easier,” said this erudite man who for years has presided over an extremely popular call-in show. “Every time I go on the air, I have to overcome a fear that I’ll fail; that the show won’t be any good.”

He paused. “But I’ve found out…

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Added by priyanka kansara on September 3, 2015 at 12:15pm — No Comments

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