Over 60,000 aspirants write the Common Law Admission Test every single year. This year, recognising that these aspirants belong to varied social, academic and most importantly financial backgrounds, the Consortium has significantly reduced its counselling fees. In this context, we talk about the large costs undertaken by students to prepare for this exam.
It is a matter of fact, that most aspirants opt for a coaching centre, despite having plethora of material on the internet, ranging from YouTube videos to CLAT mocks. The benefits of a good coaching centre, thus, cannot be ignored. The highly competitive nature of the exam, coupled with its intensive preparation, wherein the more amount material one solves strategically, the higher are their chances to clear the cut offs, gives students who have access to a solid coaching centre, a significant upper hand.
These institutes, however, charge exorbitant amounts, which many aspirants unfortunately, just don’t have the means to afford. In a bid to assist these aspirants pursue their dream, many governments have recently began free coaching for CLAT to aspirants. These Centres include:
1. Mukhyamantri Anuprati Coaching Yojana [Rajasthan Govt]
This scheme aims to provide free coaching for CLAT to 1000 eligible college students. Students belonging to the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes (OBC), extraordinarily backward castes, minority and Economically Weaker Sections whose annual household income is lower than Rs. 8 lakhs per annum are eligible to avail the benefits of this programme spearheaded by the by the tribal space improvement, minority affairs, and social justice and empowerment department of the Rajasthan Government.
A further pre-requisite is that the students must have scored a certain number of marks in their 12th grades. Children of presidency workers receiving pay-matrix level-11 will even qualify for the scheme, which might be utilised by each eligible scholar for an interval of 12 months. It is essential that the candidate produces the following documents.
• Aadhar Card Resident Certificate
• Caste Certificate
• EWS Certificate
• Score Card of Competitive Exam
• Mobile Number
• Passport Size Photo
For students who may have to live away from home to avail the coaching centre, the Chief Minister had has additionally introduced that students may be given Rs 40,000 yearly for lodging and meals. The application can be filled online as well offline.
2. Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojna [Delhi Govt]
The Delhi Government is known for their education initiatives and needless to say, they too have come up with teaching assistance that encourage aspirants from all walks of life to get equal opportunities in order to learn from the best faculty of the nation. The Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojna is a step in this direction.
Under the scheme, the government plans to fund high quality teaching for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCS), Scheduled Tribes (STS), Other Backward Classes, and Economically weaker Section (Gen) for the CLAT exam, AILET and judiciary examination. This scheme is residents of the city, in collaboration with Pahuja Law Academy that will provide the offline lecture rooms.
The selected students will also be receiving a stipend of Rs. 2500 per month throughout the duration of their course to incentivise good attendance in their offline courses. The prerequisites for being a beneficiary in this course include:
1. Candidate must belong to the SC/ST/OBC/EWS category residing in Delhi only.
2. Must have passed their 10th and 12th grades from a school in Delhi.
3. The total family income of the family must not exceed 8 Lakh per annum.
4. Candidate must have a valid income, caste and EWS certificate issued by the office of the concerned District Magistrate.
5. A candidate is required to attend ALL classes regularly. If a candidate is absent for a continuous 15 days, he will be removed from the benefits of the scheme.
3. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment’s Free Teaching Scheme
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has also introduced a scheme for students of the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Other Backward Castes (OBC). This scheme is also for students coming from houses with an annual revenue of lower than Rs 8 lakhs.
Selected college students will even be supplied with a stipend of Rs 6,000 (for candidates from other cities) and Rs 3,000 (native college students). Additionally, a particular allowance of Rs 2,000 will even be supplied to students with disabilities. You can know more here.
These schemes will help many students realise their educational dreams by providing free coaching for CLAT and other exams.