Tips to clear CLAT in first attempt

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance test conducted for admissions into premier National Law Schools or National Law Universities in the country. There are various law schools who offer five years integrated BA LLB/ BSc LLB/ BBA LLB courses. As of now, there are 17 National Law Universities (NLUs) across the nation offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in law.

Here are a few tips that will help you crack CLAT in the very first attempt.

1. Be updated about the latest CLAT syllabus and examination pattern. You need to cover all the topics thoroughly.

2. Revise with previous year papers as well as latest sample papers of CLAT exam.

3. Prepare notes of the important topics for last minute preparation. It saves time and is also easy to study. Self-made notes help you to understand easily.

4. Search online mock test and prepare from them. This will help you keep the moment and not lose concentration.

5. Read newspapers to keep yourself updated on current affairs across the globe. Read relevant magazines and books to improve the English and Comprehension skills. This will lead to good vocabulary and better comprehension.

6. Practice general mathematical aptitude of 10th level. Learn to solve the problems within a given time duration.

7. Logical reasoning includes a wide variety of questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. Practice will enable you to discover shorter methods for yourself and you can save a lot of time.

8. Make a realistic time table and stick to it. Accommodate periodical revisions in your time table. Use the weekends to study or assign any three days in the week.

CLAT Examination Pattern

The paper is divided into 5 sections viz. English including Comprehension (40 marks), General Knowledge and Current Affairs (50 marks), Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) (20 marks), Legal Aptitude (50 marks), Logical Reasoning (40 marks).

There are 200 questions each carrying 1 mark. There is negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.