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CLAT 2020 Preparation Tips

By: Archana on February 26, 2019

Looking at the entire preparation subject wise, here are the objectives and the work you need to put in to achieve them:

English: 

The English section will test the candidate's proficiency in English based comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling in of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc. Go through the word list of the Module, words of one letter of the alphabet per day, and tick those words that you are not familiar with. Use those words in your conversation or in any writing. Do read a good newspaper, like the Hindu, every day without fail and a news magazine like the Frontline. This, in any case, is essential for your GK preparation. You will come across words that you are not too familiar with or have not come across earlier. You have to note such words in your English notebook, look up the meaning, and do what has been given above for new words.

General Knowledge/Current Affairs:

Now, this is the most important of all. GK/Current Affairs carry a weightage of 25%. So, it is very important to be well versed with GK. You should try and spend at least an hour reading good dailies like Hindu or others. Competitive magazines like CSR or others may also help you a lot. Basically, you need to know all the current happenings and should watch the news daily. 

Maths: 

This section will test candidates only on “elementary” mathematics i.e. maths that is taught till the class 10. Understand the fundamentals of the topics from the Maths Module and do all the exercises in the Maths Work Book. To enhance your speed, do more practice exercises from other recommended reading material.

Logical Reasoning: 

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the student's ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested, as this tends to disadvantage those that are visually impaired. The time need for this is comparatively less. However, practices all question in your modules and the other recommended reading material so that you can reduce the time you take to answer a question in the exam.

Legal GK: 

Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness This section will test students only on “legal aptitude”. Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense (e.g. the legal proposition might be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theater across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the question accordingly. Candidates will not be tested on any prior knowledge of law or legal concepts. If a technical/legal term is used in the question, that term will be explained in the question itself. For example, if the word patent is used, the meaning of patent (“a legal monopoly granted by the government for certain kinds of inventions”) will also be explained. Legal Aptitude book has been divided into three main chapter, each dealing with one area of law, namely, Law of Torts, Law of Contact, criminal law each chapter, discusses the area of law and its related principles, most of these legal principles have appeared in one form or another in the previous entrance tests. At the end of the chapter, we have provided illustrative examples explaining the principle of law and its application, to enable you to understand how the principle should be used to solve the given legal problem.

Extra efforts you need to put in:

1.  Read a good newspaper regularly. The Hindu, Indian Express are Recommended.
2.  Subscribe a national monthly magazine (CSR, Chronicle, etc.) and read it regularly. 
3.  Work hard to improve your vocabulary (learn maximum words, as many as you can)
4.  Develop reading habits (start reading a novel) to improve reading speed, as it would prove to be the MASTER KEY to Crack the CLAT.

CLAT 2020 Syllabus

CLAT Examination is conducted through online mode.

CLAT 2019 Question Paper will comprise of 200 questions further sub-sectioned into 5 topics. 

CLAT 2019 Question paper will carry the following sub-sections:

  • English
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Mathematics
  • Legal Aptitude 
  • Logical Reasoning

English:

You will be tested in terms of vocabulary, proficiency and the usage errors made in the language across following types:

  1. Antonyms, synonyms, and analogies

         2. Idioms

         3. Phrases, fill in the blanks, cloze tests

         4.Rearrangement of sentences and words

         5. Common usage errors, spelling, use of inappropriate words

GK and Current Affairs:

News which are of importance in the national and international context for the past one year need to be understood in-depth. These


CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern

The test will consist of 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs).

The questions cover the following topics:

  •  English Language Comprehension
  •  Logical Reasoning
  •  General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  •  Legal Aptitude
  •  Elementary Mathematics

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