CLAT 2014: Last minute expert tips by CLAT Tutorials
Updated on Aug 7, 2014 - 9:27 a.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee
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Only two days are left for CLAT 2014, aspirants are preparing for what is the most important entrance exam in Law. Scheduled for May 11 at various examination centres across India, CLAT will be administered by Gujarat National Law University for 1660 seats distributed among 14 participating institutes.

Careers360 brings you the last minute tips from Ms. Ishita Sharma, Founder and CEO, CLAT Tutorials for the law entrance exam which will help to smoothen the rough edges of your preparation.

Have queries and doubts; call CLAT 2014 Helpline @ 011-40360360

Below are the excerpted section-wise preparation tips:

Careers360: Share some last minute tips with CLAT 2014 aspirants.
Ishita: Students are advised to revise static G.K and current affairs starting from May 2013 to April 2014 at least. Personal notes made by reading the newspaper themselves would be of good use at this time as students can memorise better from their own notes.

Mock test are another good way to understand your weak areas. However, in these two days you should focus on the problematic portions. 

Students are advised to revise legal reasoning as it is usually the tie-breaker and the most important section in CLAT. It is advisable that new topics are not be started at this point of time as it would only create confusion and distort old concepts in the student’s mind. Hence, students should restrain themselves from learning anything new and be confident about their preparation.

Also, it is important not to get demoralized by your friend's preparation/score in mocks as this could lead to complete breakdown at this crucial time. Avoid any discussion regarding the exam, if possible.

Careers360: What are the Do’s and Don’ts for the exam day?
Ishita: Students should sleep well (minimum 8 Hrs) before the examination. Eat healthy. Drink enough water and stay calm. Take short breaks. Do not worry about your previous score if you appearing for the second time. Have faith in your preparation.

Most importantly, DO NOT PANIC. Take it easy!

Careers360: What strategy should CLAT aspirants adopt for the exam day?
Ishita: It is advisable to wake up early in the morning and revise G.K as much as possible. Remember to carry your admit cards to avoid any last moment chaos at the examination center. If possible, appoint somebody to remind you or set a reminder in your cell phones.

Reach the center at least 45 minutes before the examination starts so that you can talk to your fellow mates and relax a bit. Leave cell phones at home if possible as there are chances of losing them at the examination center. Definitely stop studying 2 hrs before the exam.

Once you receive the Question booklet, take a deep breath and relax first. Then, fill in all the details carefully. Allot time for each section and try not to exceed it. If you get stuck with any question, do not waste your time struggling with it, skip it and move on to the next one. You can always come back to it later if you find time. 

If you want to complete the paper, then, do not waste more than 2 minutes on any question.

Careers360: Share pre and post exam tips for CLAT 2014 aspirants.
Ishita: Eat healthy, sleep well. Revise whatever is needed. Do not waste your time and energy in comparing yourself with others. Stay focused for just two more days. Stay concentrated. Avoid social networking. Try not to get distracted in the examination hall and give in your best in the exam.

Come out of the hall with a belief that you gave your best and you could do nothing better than this. It is better to refrain from any discussion regarding the paper. Do not sit to calculate your rank. You've worked a lot all this while, time for some fun after the examination.

Best wishes for all!!

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sir if i got bck in last semester in llb then i am eligible for clat exam or not

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 22nd Feb, 2020
It is not mentioned anywhere that you can be eligible for CLAT exam with having backlog in LLB if you are asking for CLAT PG for 1 year LLM course, then as it is mentioned that to be eligible you need to have minimum 50% in graduation but this percent should be without backlog in any subject you will have to clear that backlog and then you can fill the application form of CLAT.
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sir if i got bck in last semester then i will be eligible for clat exam or not bcoz i have to give the special bck ppr

Shareef 23rd Feb, 2020



You are eligible for CLAT PG because you will be considered as final year student. But you have to pass in all subjects atleast by the time of counselling. You should have all your documents by the time of counselling. Or else your admission will be cancelled.


What are the new llm clat subjects?

Manisha Gupta Expert 22nd Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

If You want to check the syllabus of CLAT PG then I would suggest you to go through with the given below link.

Good Luck!


how many marks requird for CLAT 12 and 10

Shubham Dhane 22nd Feb, 2020


The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2020 is that candidates who have passed their Senior Secondary School Examination/ 12th Board Examination can apply and the minimum marks for 12th is  45% marks in the qualifying degree is required to appear in CLAT 2020. SC and ST candidates need only 40% marks. Please click the below link to know more


which subject should I choose in class 11th of i am going to do Clat in 2022

Srishti jha 22nd Feb, 2020

Hello aspiration! I hope you are doing good.

According to me, you can take the following subjects , if you willing to prepare CLAT exam:-

  • Economics (important)
  • Political science(important)
  • History
  • English(important)
  • Legal studies

And Yes for General category, 45%marks should be scored in 12th class .

For obc/sc/St 40 % marks intheir 12th class .

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