Udaipur's Jay Bohra tops all India CLAT rankings

Udaipur's Jay Bohra tops all India CLAT rankings

CLAT has an acceptance rate as low as 3%

 
CLAT Exam 2023 Jay Bohra Udaipur Topper

The results for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT-2024), which determines admission to 25 National Law Universities in India, were declared on Sunday, December 10,2023. Jay Kumar Bohra, residing in Subhash Nagar,Udaipur achieved an outstanding score of 108 out of 118, securing the top rank in India. He is currently a student in the 12th grade at DPS School in Udaipur. Normally, candidates who succeed in the CLAT are typically between the ages of 17 and 18. However, Jay is only 15 years old. Attaining this accomplishment at such a young age potentially makes him the youngest candidate in the country to achieve this feat.  

About CLAT Exam

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) serves as a centralized, national-level entrance examination for securing admissions to 25 of the 27 National Law Universities (NLU), excluding NLU Delhi and NLU Meghalaya. Introduced in 2008, CLAT initially emerged as a centralized entrance exam for admission to National Law Schools/Universities across India. Additionally, several private and self-financed law schools in the country also consider CLAT scores for their admissions. 

Students typically take the test following their Higher Secondary Examination or 12th grade to secure admission to integrated undergraduate Law programs (BA/BBA/B.COM/B.SC/BSW LLB). For those pursuing Master of Laws (LL.M) programs in these law schools, the test is taken after completing their Graduation in Law. Widely recognized as one of the most challenging entrance exams in India, CLAT has an acceptance rate as low as 3%. 

Jay’s Success Story 

Jay, discussing his accomplishment, mentioned that in addition to coaching, he dedicated an average of 8 hours to daily study. However, he did not anticipate securing the top rank in the country. Two months before the exam, an accident rattled him, making him doubt his ability to appear for CLAT. Fortunately, with support from his parents and Law preparation teachers, he regained his confidence. Recognizing that physical pain and studies have their respective places, he drew courage. During that period, he committed to daily home study for an average of 12 hours. When facing challenges, discussions with teachers helped him find solutions.

Eligibility 

  • To be eligible for the test, you need to have completed Senior Secondary School (10+2) or its equivalent from a recognized Board. You should have achieved at least 45% marks in aggregate (40% for SC and ST candidates). There is no maximum age limit for the test. 
  • To be eligible for the test and admission, you must have an LL.B/B.L. degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university. Your aggregate marks should be at least 50% (45% for SC and ST candidates). If you have passed the qualifying exam through supplementary/compartment or repeat attempts, you can still apply. However, you will need to provide proof of achieving 55%/50% marks (as applicable) on the date of admission or within the timeframe allowed by your university. 
  • The test is open to Indian nationals and NRIs only. If foreign nationals are interested in joining a course at any of the participating Law Universities, they should directly get in touch with the respective University that has available seats for foreign students.

Jay’s Future Goals

Jay hasn't figured out what he wants to be or which area he wants to go in future. But he dreams of working internationally in Legal Artificial Intelligence. He got the 2nd rank in the CLAT exam this time, scoring 118 out of 120 marks. His dad, Vinod Bohra, works as a legal manager in a Secure Meter Company, and his mom, Dr. Nibha Bohra, teaches Law.


 

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