Preparation Strategy for CLAT 2020 Exam
STRATEGIZING YOUR PREPERATION FOR CLAT 2020
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Applying the same ideology to competitive exams I am here to list down a few simple steps to prepare for CLAT exam 2020.
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level exam conducted by various National Law Universities (NLUs) to give admission to deserving candidates. Its entrance test involves 5 major subjects: English, mathematics, legal aptitude, general knowledge and logical reasoning.
This year the CLAT exam pattern underwent few changes such as: objective questions for U.G course while part objective and part comprehensive for P.G courses. The question count has also been reduced from 200 to 120- 150.
Add to that, from now on comprehension based questions shall be asked from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning.
Keeping these changes in mind here are some beneficial tips to prepare for upcoming CLAT exam:
SYLLABUS- Get a complete note of the syllabus. Stick the printout to your wall or study table before commencing with your preparation.
EARLY PREPERATION: This is the prime requisite for successful preparation. CLAT is not a one week test that could easily be solved. It requires months and years of preparation.
STUDY PLAN: Draft a study plan as per your requirements, strengths and weaknesses. First analyze which subject you are good at and which needs more attention. Form the study plan accordingly. Give time to each subject daily and also give time to yourself, that is, take adequate breaks in between the studies.
DOUBT: Clearing your doubt is extremely necessary to move to a higher level. Until your basics are clear you cannot grasp the grasp the concept and hence cannot solve complex questions.
MATHEMATICS: Tenth class is the standard for elementary mathematics in CLAT. Hence you need not worry about it. Simply study each topic thoroughly and practice questions daily.
ENGLISH: English is quite scoring when it comes to CLAT. Many students are familiar with in- depth knowledge of this subject as it is one of the most common language. Even those who are unfamiliar can get it easily with habitual reading, grammar practice and vocabulary building.
LEGAL APTITUDE: This forms the core of CLAT exam as it is the central topic which covers the main motive of the exam, that is, law. To be a lawyer you must have command on the knowledge graph of this subject. It is wide, no doubt, but highly important. Give good time to prepare for this subject, get relevant books, and make notes.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: General knowledge involves current affairs as well as Humanities such as history, geography, economy and general science. For current affairs nothing beats than daily news update. For Humanities you need not go deep simply brush up your NCERT and some facts.
LOGICAL REASONING: As the name suggests this topic tests your intelligence and general aptitude. It includes verbal logic and analytical reasoning. You need to practice daily and practice a lot to gain an upper hand at this subject. Also, try variety of questions because each question possesses a different answering methodology.
PREVIOUS PAPER: To add finishing touch to your preparation solve last year question papers. Also, keep taking mock tests in between as it helps to get a feedback of your progress and improvement scope.
Hope the above pointers help you to come out with flying colours in CLAT exam. All the best!