Preparation tips For CLAT 2019 Exam
While devising a strategy to approach the paper, aspirants should keep in mind that all five sections need their equal attention Written by Suhasini
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) will be conducted on May 26 for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in 21 National Law Universities.
The exam will be conducted offline and there is no change in the paper pattern.
Every student has their own way of studying and retaining what they learn, but one approach that is beneficial for all is practicing mock tests.
The more you practice, the easier it is for you to complete the paper on time, as well as to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses.
At this juncture, it is advisable to solve at least five to six mock papers in offline mode and try to complete each of them within the stipulated time. While devising a strategy to approach the paper, do keep in mind that all the five sections demand your equal attention.
1. English: This section carries 40 questions on comprehension and grammar. Keeping in mind the trend of the last two years’ papers, focus on RC, idioms, synonyms, word meanings, and more.
2. Mathematics: This section is a game-changer, and carries 20 marks. You should try to score between 10 and 12 marks in this section. The questions are based entirely on elementary mathematics.
3. Logical Reasoning: This section carries 40 questions. Looking at previous years trends, the emphasis has been on analytical reasoning, with very few questions on verbal reasoning. To ace this section, read every question and its options carefully before attempting to answer.
4. General Knowledge: This section has been mostly dominated by questions on current affairs. But that does not mean you can skip the static portions. Read static from any standard book; and revise current affairs of the past one year, with more emphasis on the second half of the year. Do cover news of national importance and international news.
5. Legal Aptitude: This section comprises questions on legal reasoning and knowledge. For the former, all you need to do to is to answer the questions based on the principle and facts given. In the knowledge part, you should be adept at both static and current knowledge. With the Supreme Court has come up with a number of landmark judgments in the past one year, you can expect questions on these cases.
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