Focus helps Avanish top CLAT

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 May 2018 09:47:37


Staff Reporter,

The score of 128.75 in Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) though was unexpected for Avanish Deshpande, he was aware that he would get admission in India’s top law school. He is most probably the topper in this prestigious test in city. His success in CLAT should be attributed to his focussed aim.

His father Adv Sanjeev Deshpande probably the happiest father as unlike other parents he did not have to make rounds to counseling centres for Avanish to know which career he should go for. After passing Class X with flying colours, Avanish without hesitation opted Commerce with an aspiration to get admission in national law school.
“The career was not forced upon me. I chose it as I am interested in it. Right from Class XI I concentrated on cracking CLAT,” told Avanish to ‘The Hitavada’.

Avanish did his Class X from Hadas High School. He stood in the order of merit. Then he took admission in Class XI at Dr Ambedkar College, Deekshabhoomi. Before cracking CLAT, Avanish stood second topper in MH CET Law. He tops Symbiosis CET and now he came with flying colours in CLAT.

Like his father, Avanish, too, aimed to be a lawyer. “Profession of an advocate is being continued from my forefathers. Though I am not very familiar with legal language but have some idea about the profession,” said Avanish.

Avanish carries the legacy of his forefathers. His great grandfather Adv Yashwant Deshpande, his grandfather Adv Padmakar Y Deshpande were well-known lawyers. Avanish’s father Adv Sanjeev Deshpande is presently Additional Government Pleader at Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court. The legal atmosphere must have helped Avanish to keep aim for getting admission in law. His elder brother Ambarish is an exception. Ambarish is doing Mechanical Engineering from Rainwall University, Klive, Germany. His mother Chitralekha is homemaker.

Avanish is now eagerly waiting for his HSC results. Adv Sanjeev Deshpande said, “They did not have to ask Avanish to study. He is self motivated and before appearing in Law CET, he had 300 on-line mock tests.”
How he managed to prepare for Board examinations and for law CET? Avanish said, “Focus and planning helped me to do better in both the examinations. I am confident of securing good marks in HSC as well.” When other students were enjoying in Class XI considering it as rest year, Avanish had concentrated on law CET study.

Avanish said that whatever he studied, it was with sincerity. “I took all these examinations very seriously. This honesty gave me an unexpected good score in CLAT,” said Avanish.

The expert in law CET teaching Avinash Naidu said, “These years CLAT is getting difficult. It is evident from the fact that even the topper in the country could secure a score of 157 this year. Last time the topper scored 154 plus. I think the parents should encourage their wards to go for law course through CLAT.”

About CLAT
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralised test for admission to 19 National Law Universities in India. 43 other education institutes and two public sector institutes are also eligible to use these scores. The entrance examination for admission to more that 2,299 seats across 19 NLUs is held in online mode. The test comprises 200 objective questions with multiple-answers.

NUALS Kochi (The National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi) conducted CLAT 2018 on May 13. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2018) was held online across India in around 65 examination centres. The Common Law Admission Test, also called CLAT is one of the most popular law entrance examinations held annually for admissions to five-year integrated law programmes (BA LLB, B.Com LLB, B.Sc LLB and BBA LLB) in as many as 19 NLUs (National Law Universities) including MLNU Mumbai, MNLU Nagpur and MNLU Aurangabad, which have been added recently. The CLAT 2018 conducting NLU, NUALS Kochi published an official notification on the undergraduate law admission test on December 20, 2017, and began CLAT 2018 application process on January 1, 2018. Further to add more information on CLAT 2018, the NLU administered law admission test scores are utilised not only by the 19 NLUs participating in CLAT but around 25 other law schools for admissions into the five-year integrated UG law programmes.

In addition to the undergraduate law programmes, CLAT was also conducted for admission into postgraduate law programmes including LLM. Candidates could read the below-detailed information on CLAT 2018 to know more on the law entrance exam including important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, result, score card, cut off and counselling process.