How to Prepare for CLAT 2020 Exam
KEY TIPS TO SUCCESSFULLY PREPARE FOR CLAT 2020
Common Law Entrance exam (CLAT) is counted among the most difficult competitive exams in India.
But what’s victory without difficulty? This life is not a bed of roses and to gain long- term benefits, hard- work is must. CLAT may intimidate you but it has a stock of advantages such as: admission in top NLUs- National Law University; practice as a lawyer; entry into the judicial department of corporate field; scope of employment in Government courts; opening up private workplace for law practice; lecturer etc.
CLAT is conducted across India, each year by 19 NLUs on rotational basis. It admits students into law graduate and law post graduate courses. CLAT exam for the year 2020 is scheduled to be held in the month of May. While some applicants have already come up with the query on how to prepare for CLAT 2020, others are just lazing around. It’s time to wake up dear applicants! If you are serious to triumph CLAT then this is the perfect time to commence your preparation and here is a highly beneficial list of tips to perfect your preparation:
Know the syllabus and the pattern- Having complete knowledge of the syllabus and the exam pattern is a pre- requisite of preparation. CLAT exam constitutes 5 subjects, namely: English (with comprehension), Mathematics, legal aptitude, G.K and Current Affairs, and logical reasoning.
The exam will be of 2 hours with a total of 200 questions, hence 200 marks. The exam is in online mode and there is a provision of 0.25 negative marking.
For detailed topics of the syllabus check the official website.
Strategize your study plan: Beginning early is the trump card to crack CLAT! Since CLAT lies on a more difficult side it is highly recommended to start your preparation months ago. Many students join coaching for this purpose.
Add to that always study as per a particular plan. To devise a good strategy, analyze your strength and weaknesses in context to the topics given in syllabus. Give more attention to the ones in which you lack command while taking up other subjects later.
Time- Table: A schemed time table is must for regular preparation. With a time schedule in front there are is more chance that you will study timely or else you might end up in delaying and hence weak preparation.
Doubt clearance: When it comes to CLAT, clarification of doubts is highly needed because without understanding the basics you cannot solve higher problems. Don’t hesitate to put up your questions. Be it a family member, friend, teacher, educational website, or books refer each and every source until you get to the root of it.
Time management: Like any competitive exam CLAT also has a time frame, which is 2hours. You need to keep it in mind and get quick at solving questions. Only practice is the key to gain a good speed.
Practice: Lots and lots of practice is demanded. It will work wonders for your preparation. Once you have grasped the topic, practice it a millionth times until you get tired. Be thorough and consistent in your preparation. Any gap might disturb the preparation.
Previous year papers: Taking up mock tests and solving previous year question papers adds final touch to a good preparation. Not only it makes you practice more but also let you check your progress and analyze the areas of improvement.
Subject- wise preparation: All kept apart, it’s time to load a few hacks regarding the preparation of each subject separately:
ENGLISH- English often happens to be the easiest subject to score for many students. It’s a common language and nearly everyone has some sort of familiarity with this language. But what comes in exam is more than common. You need to get habitual of reading daily. Start with newspapers. You can also read books, novels, magazines and journals. Improve your vocabulary for which you can also refer to good grammar books. Lastly, get into quick reading, analyzing and solving comprehensions.
MATHEMATICS- As horrific as the name sounds, the subject is just the opposite when it comes to CLAT. Yes, from Mathematics merely 20- 25 questions are asked that too of elementary level. All you need to do is brush up your class 7th to 10th mathematics, practice it regularly and you are set to score great in this subject.
LEGAL APTITUDE: How can one proceed to give Law entrance without having a command on this core subject. They are from facts, principles, rules, law and history in context to judiciary. They are often lengthy and take up more time. Prepare in- depth about this subject not only for the entrance but for your career in law too.
G.K and CURRENT AFFAIRS: General Knowledge covers up a lot of topics mainly from your social studies such as history, science, politics and geography. The level is certainly basic so just go back to your school notes or a general book of social studies. Current affairs, on the other hand demand attention. You need to update your knowledge graph. Read newspaper daily or listen to news. Subscribe and download news app. Keep in touch with important national and international activities.
LOGICAL REASONING- Tricks and practice is the ultimatum here. To do well in reasoning clear your concepts first; get some short tricks or other strategies; do more of mental calculation; and above all practice immensely. Every question seems to be of new sort here so it’s better to practice more.
Well that looks like a marvelous plan provided you implement it righteously. CLAT is a progressive career choice and if you are serious to avail its benefits then take the above tips into consideration and get started with your preparation now.