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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what do we get after clearing CLAT exam?

Shubhangi sinha 20th Jan, 2020

Hello Utkarsh,

After clearing CLAT, one can get admission in NLUs and other goverment and good private colleges for pursuing law courses.

CLAT is a exam which conduct by NLU.

There are so many career opportunities available in this field. One may become judge, advocates,work in law firms etc.

Good luck,

Hope it helps :)


what are the subjects in which we should have commond to crack CLAT

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 20th Jan, 2020


The sort of readiness that CLAT requests is dynamic and requires smart work with proper analysis. An aggregate of the five areas are shrouded in the different decision question that incorporates Aptitude, English, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge / Current Affairs, and Elementary Mathematics - Numerical Ability.

Distinctively the CLAT test is directed for two hundred marks so you have to get ready for expanding most extraordinary scorekeeping as a main priority the last objective to get the spot from driving law college.

Now coming to specific areas:

GK and Current Affairs: Aspirant should be regularly in touch with the reading of newspapers, recollecting key identities, occasions, and honors is a helpful strategy in planning this segment. This part basically keeps an eye on the competitors learning in the current undertaking. The due importance is given to the current affairs and hence a candidate needs to read, listen, and watch NEWS on daily basis to stay updated with the latest in NEWS. Take up this area in a putting out fires mode. . In any case, prioritise to the most recent months (1st Half of the year).

Legal Aptitude: The applicant ought to likewise have an intensive reading of the constitution and an unmistakable comprehension of the Indian Penal Code. Here, it requires a deep understanding of the different sections used in the court of law.

Here start with the topic: Constitutional Law. Understand the basics and then solve questions.

Next, move on to the topics: Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, List of legal terms and maxims.

Finally come to Criminal Law

Elementary Mathematics: Practise has always been the key in MathYou need to make sure that topics like Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance (Problems on Boats and Streams, Trains), Averages, Problems on Ages, Profit, Loss and Discount should be done. These are easy compared to topics like number system and algebra. So, complete these first.

Logical Reasoning: Logical reasoning test is to discover law hopeful’s capacity to distinguish designs, consistent connections, and amend strange contentions. Topics like Blood Relations, Analogy, Directions and Distance, Logical Sequence, Syllogisms, Odd one out, Statements & Arguments/Statements & Conclusions. These are easy when compared to topics like puzzles.

English: Aspirants need to require the fundamental perception of the language. The knowledge required in this area can be improved easily by a general newspaper, magazines, and books from good writers. The more you read the more you add up to your knowledge bank. Make it a habit to study regularly the different types of the English sources.

Reading comprehension is the key in this section.

Regular practice from online sites can easily help you master it and increase accuracy.

Then do the topics like spot the errors, fill in the blanks with appropriate words, close test.Some general practices

Take frequent mock tests so that you can analyze your performance + it also acts as a learning tool. Wherever you go wrong, make sure you spend some time in analyzing those areas.

Try to identify your areas of strength and weakness. Decide now itself the sequence of sections while attempting the paper.

Time management is also important.

Hope this helps.


is there is any need to take maths in class 11 for to preparation of clat on new syllabus?

Yashu Shrivastava 19th Jan, 2020

Hello Shantanu

It is not mandatory to take Mathematics in 11th class to appear for 12th exam.But it will help you a lot if you have Mathematics in your +2.Because in new syllabus there are many topics of Mathematics which is related to 11th and 12th syllabus.

I Hope this Helps

Best Of Luck For The Exam !!!


do clat nlu merits will be based on my board marks or only clat marks

ayush mishra 19th Jan, 2020

Hey Ayushman!

In order for you to appear for the Common Law Admission Test, you would have to clear the eligibility criteria of the exam. One of the points in the eligibility criteria states that a candidate should have passed in 10+2 or an equivalent exam from a recognized board and general category students should have secured 45% in the qualifying exam while for SC and ST candidates, 40% in qualifying exam is necessary.

As long as you clear this and also the other eligibility criteria, it isn't any problem. Clat NLU results or merits are decided only on the basis of your CLAT Scores and your board marks would not have a say in it. However, it is advised to not take boards lightly as poor academic records would surely affect you in the longer run.

For more information about CLAT2020 and the eligibility criteria, refer this link

Hope this helps.


is there still in 2020 one and only clat the way to get addmision in ipu??reply must please

Harshita Gupta 19th Jan, 2020

If you want to take admission in Law courses, then CLAT is the only entrance examination.
For other courses, you have to give other entrance examinations.

Check the link below to know more about the university:

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