Tips and strategies for CLAT exam

Not only in Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), but also in any other competitive examination, it is essential to have a specific tips and strategies to be adopted, to secure a top rank in the entrance exam. Here are some tips and strategies, which you may adopt for clearing CLAT exam.

Though, each coaching centres adopt and recommend different kinds of strategies for CLAT preparation, we would like to place following tips and strategies before you, for your preparing CLAT examination.

Being a 12th standard student, we recommend you to read newspaper regularly. If time permits, we recommend you to read at least two – three leading newspapers every day. Check the must read newspapers list here.

Reading newspaper regularly will help you to improve your general knowledge and current affairs. In addition, reading English newspapers like Hindu will help you to improve your English. Therefore, reading newspapers will help you to prepare yourself in two major sections of CLAT examination. See the pattern of CLAT examination here. Moreover, since most of the newspapers are available online, there will not be much expense towards the newspaper subscription.

Besides, attending coaching classes, we recommend you to workout previous question papers of Common Law Admission Test, so that, you can evaluate yourself that, where you stand in the competitions. Not only that; solving previous CLAT question papers will also help you to familiarise with the exam pattern and more importantly, it will assist you in time management. In this regard, we recommend you to take as many as mock tests you can.

We strongly believe that, above-mentioned tips and strategies for CLAT preparation will be helping you to prepare yourself for the Common Law Admission Test. We wish you all the very best.

40 days preparation to crack CLAT exam

Until few years, back the month of April and May used to be a busy schedule for students who are preparing for engineering and medical entrance examination. However, now the scenario changed. Latest trend is law entrance examinations viz. CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) and LSAT (Law School Admission Test).

Year after year, the number of candidates appearing for law entrance examinations are increasing. Since, most of the candidates appearing for law entrance exams are those who are appearing 12th standard or plus two, the natural question arise among the candidates as well as the parents are about the time management.

Because, it is utmost important to give priority to the exam papers for 12th standard OR the plus two course. So, in the given circumstances, once the final exam is over, a candidate may get hardly 30 – 40 days to prepare for the Common Law Admission Test. How to better utilise said 40 days for preparing CLAT.

How to crack CLAT exam in 40 days

Let us start with the syllabus for CLAT exam. Each CLAT exam will be consisting of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s) from the areas of Mathematics, English, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.40 days is a very short duration for preparing for any competitive exam like Common Law Admission Test. Therefore, it is essential to concentrate more on selected areas and prepare well.

First priority may be given to the legal aptitude section, where it covers almost 50 questions in CLAT. Therefore, it is recommended to thoroughly read and memorise the concepts of legal aptitude. Various textbooks and study materials are available in the market on the subject.

English is another major area where you shall concentrate. Mathematics seems to be the toughest subject for many of the candidates. However, in reality maths is not that tough. However, in the short duration of 40 days mastering mathematics for CLAT will be a tough task. Therefore, subject to your time availability, you may learn all the basics of mathematics. Further, without fail do read newspapers every day. This will help you in preparing yourself with the General Knowledge and current affairs.

How to prepare for CLAT exam in 30 days

Recently have come across an interesting newspaper advertisement of a leading CLAT coaching centre, claiming to offer to prepare for exam (CLAT preparation) in 30 days. I was just wondering that, whether it is possible to prepare for Common Law Admission Test in just 30 days.

Oh yeah may be possible, because, earlier there were lot of books published offering to learn any language in thirty days. For example, learn Tamil in 30 days OR learn Hindi in 30 days etc.

Considering those examples, if someone can learn an unknown language in 30 days, then it will not be a big deal to prepare for an exam, in 30 days, where the whole exam will be held only for two hours.

Well, jokes apart. Do you think that, you can prepare for and clear a highly competitive exam like Common Law Admission Test in just 30 days? If yes, hats off to you. You are genius. However, it is not the case in many others.

Mere 30 days is not enough to prepare for competitive exams like CLAT. It needs lots of preparation and hard work. All you can do in 30 days is to revise, if you already completed your preparation.

CLAT is one of those kinds of examination, where in just two hours’ time, a candidate is asked to answer 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s). It is very important to note that, those 200 MCQ’s are from the areas of Mathematics, English, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.

Besides, there are negative marks in CLAT exam for every wrong answer. Attending any competitive exam needs lot of preparation, which includes not only the academic preparations but also mental preparations and others like time management etc. Not so all these preparations can be done in 30 days.

So, we request all those who are planning to take up law as a career, and to appear for Common Law Admission test, not to blindly accept such kind of advertisements, as they are misleading advertisements.

However, if you are already prepared well with academic part of the CLAT exam you may take up some crash courses for CLAT. Provided, such course involves a refresher course on the syllabus and where they discuss on tips and strategies for attending CLAT exam and last minute preparations for CLAT exam.

Law as a career and importance of legal profession

Over the last few decades, legal profession in India has undergone strategic and substantial changes. Of late, it has become the most promising career option for many of the students soon after their twelfth standard. Now a days many students chose law as a career. Besides the basic degree of five-year, integrated LL.B OR three-year LL.B courses, now various specialised master degree (LL.M) courses are available now.

These options are available in addition to the traditional branches such as civil, criminal, corporate, taxation, labour and election law, there are new areas, including space, cyber, intellectual property, and international laws. Today’s law students are better equipped than those about 10-15 years ago. Earlier, students used to take law as their last resort, whereas today, many chose law as their first priority.

In this regard, introduction of National Law Schools have played a vital role in uplifting the dignity and standard of legal education in India. Scope of legal profession is very good, as compared to yester years. If, a student prefer to choose law as a career, following are some of the major areas, where a law graduate can explore his career:

  • Academia
  • Banking and finance
  • Development Agencies
  • Entrepreneur
  • Government Jobs
  • Judicial Service
  • Legal Journalism
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Politics
  • Professional Counselling
  • Public Interest Advocacy

Easy methods to clear CLAT exam

Common Law Admission Test, popularly known as CLAT is the gateway to get an admission to National Law Schools for any LL.B OR LL.M admission. National Law Schools being the prime institutes in the country for legal studies, the entrance exam for selecting candidates for National Law Schools are highly competitive and the same are of high standard. Hence, only those candidates with a dedicated preparation can clear CLAT exam. Following are some easy methods to clear CLAT.

CLAT pattern: It is essential to understand the pattern of CLAT exam. Only then, you can effectively plan your time for each sections of the exam.

Nature of Questions: Secondly, it is essential to note the nature of questions involved in the CLAT examination, only then a candidate can effectively utilise his time during the exam. Because, the questions from each sections viz. mathematics, logical reasoning, legal aptitude, general awareness and English consumes different – different time.

Hope: Though, majority of students starts preparation for Common Law Admission Test at least one or two years prior to the exam, there are many who chose to appear for CLAT during the last lap. There itself many appear for the law entrance half-heartedly. In this regard, what we have to say is, do not lose hope. Have faith, if not on the top-level national law schools, you can get an admission to at least some other national law schools or other law schools in country which accepts CLAT score.

Attitude: Mere academic knowledge or intelligence may not be always makes a candidate to clear CLAT exam. Then, what makes a student to clear CLAT exam. We would say, THE ATTITUDE. Yes. The attitude makes a student to achieve his OR her goal, i.e., to crack CLAT exam.

Previous years CLAT Question Papers: Once, you are done with the academic part, and you feel confident, the next step is to refer previous years CLAT question papers and try to solve the same. This will help you to familiarise with the exam pattern and time management. There are various publishers and CLAT coaching institutes who offers solved CLAT question papers. This will help the candidate to evaluate himself and to further improve.

Online Mock Test for CLAT: Once, you are done with solving previous years CLAT question papers, you may attend some online mock test for CLAT. There are various websites and coaching centres, which offers free online mock test for CLAT. A candidate may utilize their time for attending few of such mock tests.

Finally, you may also chose for some crash courses where you can prepare for CLAT in 30 days OR CLAT preparation in 40 days.