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City girl tops law entrance test

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 29 � Padmini Baruah of Assam secured the first position in the all-India Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), 2011 held in 18 centres across the country in which more than 24,000 students appeared.

Incidentally, Padmini is the first person from eastern India to top the CLAT. She scored 173 out of 200 marks.

Padmini is the daughter of Bijoy Kumar Baruah and Sita Baruah, both engineers by profession and residents of Gitanagar, Guwahati.

The CLAT is an all-India entrance examination conducted by 11 national Law universities by rotation for admissions to their undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. The CLAT, 2011 was conducted by the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.

This year around 1,100 seats in the 11 top law institutes of the country will be filled up on the basis of the CLAT results. There was an increase in the number of students appearing for the CLAT examination this year.

Padmini, who has a distinguished academic career, passed the CBSE Class X examination from the DPS, Digboi in 2009 and the CBSE Class XII examination from the DPS, Guwahati in Humanities this year.

An accomplished debator, Padmini�s interests include quizzing, drama and playing the keyboard. She was third in the Brain Jam quiz last year.

Padmini now plans to join the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

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City girl tops law entrance test

GUWAHATI, May 29 � Padmini Baruah of Assam secured the first position in the all-India Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), 2011 held in 18 centres across the country in which more than 24,000 students appeared.

Incidentally, Padmini is the first person from eastern India to top the CLAT. She scored 173 out of 200 marks.

Padmini is the daughter of Bijoy Kumar Baruah and Sita Baruah, both engineers by profession and residents of Gitanagar, Guwahati.

The CLAT is an all-India entrance examination conducted by 11 national Law universities by rotation for admissions to their undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. The CLAT, 2011 was conducted by the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.

This year around 1,100 seats in the 11 top law institutes of the country will be filled up on the basis of the CLAT results. There was an increase in the number of students appearing for the CLAT examination this year.

Padmini, who has a distinguished academic career, passed the CBSE Class X examination from the DPS, Digboi in 2009 and the CBSE Class XII examination from the DPS, Guwahati in Humanities this year.

An accomplished debator, Padmini�s interests include quizzing, drama and playing the keyboard. She was third in the Brain Jam quiz last year.

Padmini now plans to join the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.