Before developing a strategic matrix for preparation, a candidate must have a competitive attitude to pass the exam.
The first thing that is needed is the mental framework because mental strength determines how you handle for CLAT preparation.
As CLAT is a competitive entrance test to get admission in about 2400 seats spread over 18 NLU for about 45.000-50000 candidates appears for the test, we can easily understand the success rate that translates to 20: 1. This means that for each group of 20 students appearing in the test, only 1 is selected.
Here are some tips for preparing the different sections of the test:
1. General knowledge and current problems:
This is considered a field of the entrance test since 50 questions come from this field and a well-prepared candidate can answer these questions as soon as possible.
Careful observation of previous CLAT documents indicates that other questions have been asked about the current problems with Static GK. Therefore, reading a standard daily newspaper such as The Times of India with a monthly magazine such as CSR can be extremely helpful. We at T.I.M.E. make weekly updates of GK available on our student’s home page for a complete study.
2. There are 40 questions in this section that assess the candidate’s proficiency in English, based on the passages of comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary.
While the development of grammar and vocabulary skills requires sustained and sustained effort, the use of effective learning methods and good guidance can develop sufficient skills in a short period of time.
In general, there is a passage of 400-450 words of 10 points which is required to evaluate the understanding of the passage by the candidate and its central theme, the meaning of the words used and their synonyms/antonyms, etc.
Reading a newspaper or a good newspaper on a daily basis can be very useful. The grammatical section includes the identification of grammatical errors in sentences, the completion of the appropriate words in a given sentence, etc. We can refer to Wren & Martin’s book to accomplish the goal.
In my personal experience, legal aptitude is the most interesting field of study among students. This section also includes 50 questions that take longer to answer than the GK section. The questions in this section are made up of principles and legal facts. It is assumed that a student should not believe any principle, except the principles given in the question.
The questions in this section come mainly from the legal fields of tort law, contract law and criminal law and legal justice, whose compositions may change from year to year.
It is not expected that a student will know all of this in-depth, but the purpose of this section is to assess the student’s competence.
Detailed study, training, and orientation can certainly increase the chances of getting good scores in this section. To improve performance in this section, solving and analyzing previous documents can be beneficial. A good score in this section will also be useful in case of a barrage if two or more candidates get the same qualification.
Last but not least, this section includes 20 elementary math questions at standard 10th percentages, profit and loss, simple compound interest, interest, mean and mixed, time and labor, and probability, etc.
This section should be taken seriously since all students learn these subjects in schools, regardless of their board of directors. Although the number of questions is smaller in this section, it can be very important to improve the overall score.
5. Logical reasoning
The 40 questions in this section assess the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical connections, and rectify illogical arguments. This includes logical sequence issues, inferences or syllogisms, analogies, rare people outbursts, assertions and assumptions, and so on.
Regular practice is required in this section, otherwise, a student may be caught in a difficult problem that can prove that this section is a waste of time.
Please note that CLAT has a negative rating of 0.25 for each incorrect answer; therefore, a student is advised not to answer random questions.