some tips for the CLAT to score good marks

Preparation for Common Law Aptitude Test requires great deal of commitment. CLAT like any other entrance exam tests you on: · Aptitude · Understanding of the basic concepts and your ability to apply those concepts Before you begin with your preparation, understand the paper pattern, syllabus etc for CLAT. If you start your preparations in class XII, be prepared to put in 02 to 03 hours on a daily basis. Let’s look at the paper pattern. CLAT tests you on the following areas: Verbal Ability - 40 Marks Mathematics - 20 Marks Logical Reasoning - 40 Marks General Knowledge - 50 Marks Legal Aptitude - 50 Marks Following are the topics to be studied: Verbal Ability: Vocabulary & Grammar Antonyms & Synonyms Detection of Errors Sentence Completion Reading Comprehension Mathematics: Profit & Loss Unitary Method Time, Speed, Distance & Work Ratio & Proportion Percentage Logical Reasoning: Analytical Reasoning Blood Relations Directions Clocks & Calendar Venn Diagrams Critical Reasoning Deduction Inference Assumptions – Conclusions Assertions & Reasons General Knowledge Emphasis on matters related to politics, law & governance Static GK & Current GK Legal Knowledge Current Affairs Legal Aptitude Contracts Constitutional Law Criminal Law Torts General Legal Principles: Family Law, International Law, Intellectual Property Law While preparing focus on the following: Verbal Ability – Vocabulary based & Grammar based questions Mathematics – Arithmetic Logical Reasoning – Analytical Reasoning & Verbal Reasoning General Knowledge – Current Affairs (01 Year) Legal – Legal Reasoning Some general guidelines: Besides Manthan (Current Affairs Supplement), read one newspaper (preferably The Hindu) regularly Practice with Test Gym – Topic wise tests regularly. Take mocks and do a thorough analysis. You will require three to four hours for analyzing a two hour mock. Remember there is no perfect/ common strategy for competitive exams. You have to play according to your strengths. Try different strategies. See which one works for you. Once you have identified a strategy, practice it to the core. And also remember to enjoy the process of learning, for that, along with your hard work, will fetch you good results.