How to Choose Right Career After CLAT Exam in India

by Richa Jha Asistent Manager

One of the most popular and most competitive law entrance exam in India is CLAT Exam. Each year thousands of students attempt this law examination to seek admission in five-year law courses. Many of such students loose their way out while practicing mock papers or get confused after this exam. Here is a guide to help you choose the right career after CLAT exam in India.

Also known as Common Law Admission Test, this entrance exam provides gateway to admissions in National Law Universites (NLUs) for BA LLB, B.Com LLB, B.Sc LLB, and BBA LLB. Apart from undergraduate courses, this same test is held for admission to LLM or the postgraduate law programme. 

Career Options to Choose – 

1      Litigation -

Today, litigating lawyer goes beyond simple hearing of a case or drafting it for client. He or she can do specialization in cliché areas like Tax law, Intellectual Property law, or Constitutional law. A candidate simply needs to be aware of State Central Bar Council under Advocates Act, 1961.


2. Academics –

It is a common saying that there is no profession, more noble, than teaching. It holds true for the students of CLAT exam too. There is a huge demand for law graduates in the role of lecturers and professors in central universities. One can also write reports, thesis, print journals or even pen down a fiction novel.


3. Journalism –

All media houses today are in need of legal experts. Apart from it you can do development journalism by working with NGOs along with CLAT preparation. Or become counselors or legal experts for UN agencies across India.


4. Qualify Public Service Exam –

Once you qualify public service exam, an array of options will be open to you. In the Judiciary itself, there are various positions. These include lower judicial cadre posts of magistrate or sub-judge. It also includes –a chance of getting promoted to district and sessions judge.

5. Work in Government Departments –

The department of legal affairs and Legislative Council in Legislative Department have recruitment process for law graduates. You can work as Commission Officers in Indian Army, Navy or Air Force to be part of court martial process.


6. Join a Law Firm –

Finally, after giving CLAT test series, the option of joining a well-known law firm is appealing to many freshers. Here they get to work on a variety of issues that are not necessarily restricted to a particular area of law. Other benefits of this work include; getting international exposure, good incentives, networking opportunities, etc.


Once a student starts preparation for CLAT with mock papers, he or she must not give up hope. Attempting these mock test makes people careful of time limits which is useful later in the career. Apart from online question bank, students must also remain in touch with their teachers and parents for extra support.

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