CLAT 2016 Preparation Tips by Rajendra Khadav of Crack CLAT Tutorials
Updated on Jan 12, 2016 - 5:52 p.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee
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Every year around 36,000 students appear for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), out of which only 2,252 are shortlisted for admission to 17 of the most sought after law schools in India– the National Law Universities (NLUs). The numbers itself reflect the competitiveness of the test and with just 4 months remaining, majority of the candidates have reached the next level of preparation which includes taking mock test and learning effective time management.

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In order to guide you in your preparation, Careers360 brings you ‘CLAT 2016 Preparation Tips by Experts’- a series of articles guiding law aspirants in their preparation for CLAT 2016.

In an interview with Careers 360, Rajendra Khadav of Crack CLAT Tutorials shares some valuable inputs regarding major guide books and the effectiveness of taking mock tests for CLAT.

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Excerpts from the edited interview

Careers360: How should a law aspirant prepare for CLAT 2016 in remaining four months?
Rajendra Khadav: Law aspirants should now concentrate on revising their concepts. They should particularly focus on increasing their speed as time is a very crucial factor in completing the exam. Solving previous years’ papers would help aspirants to enhance their speed and time management skills besides acquainting with the paper structure. Aspirants should be abreast with the current affairs till the last day of the exam.

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Careers360: What specific strategy do the aspirants need for an Online CLAT 2016?
Rajendra Khadav: CLAT aspirants need to take lots of online tests. They need to be good and quick at the mouse movements, clicking and scrolling.

Careers360: What role does mock test play?
Rajendra Khadav: The aspirants need to take as many as 5 to 6 online mock tests in a month during their early preparatory days. This will help aspirants in improving their thinking and reacting capability (in online mode) in the stipulated time. Moreover, in due course of time they will get accustomed to the mode.

Careers360: Which books would you recommend for aspirants preparing for CLAT?
Rajendra Khadav: There are a number of good books available in the market for CLAT Preparation. I am suggesting few of them–

  • Word power made easy by Norman Lewis

  • English is easy by Chetnanand Singh

  • Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey

  • Verbal Reasoning by R S Agarwal

  • Objective arithmetic by R S Agarwal

  • Butterworth’s Lexis Nexis

  • Universal’s LLB entrance guide

  • Manorama Yearbook

  • CRACK CLAT’s monthly magazine of current affairs

  • Lucent General Knowledge

Careers360: How can an aspirant prepare for each subject for CLAT 2016?
Rajendra Khadav: Following are the subjects tested through CLAT examination. The aspirants are advised to prepare for all the sections in a proper manner.

English: The English section will test the candidate’s proficiency in English based comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling in of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc. You need to build a vast vocabulary. This needs long term sustained effort. Go through the word list, words of one letter of the alphabet per day, and tick those words that you are not familiar with. Use those words in your conversation or in any writing. Do read a good newspaper, like the Hindu, every day without fail and a news magazine like the Frontline. This in any case is essential for your GK preparation.

General Knowledge: This is another area that needs sustained effort. The area to be covered is indeed very vast. You must go through the 10th Standard books on Geography, History, Civics and Science to get a bird’s eye view or the subject matter. Do attempt the entire question from the past papers to get an idea of the vastness of the coverage. For current events, reading of newspaper and magazine is important. You must maintain a GK notebook for short notes.

 Maths: This section will test candidates only on elementary mathematics i.e. maths that is taught till class 10. You’ll need to understand the fundamentals of the topics of arithmetic. You’ll also have to enhance your speed by practicing exercises from various study materials.

Logical Reasoning: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the student’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc.

Legal Aptitude: This is one of the most important sections that the candidate should cover properly. It is not necessary for them to know the laws but must have an inclination towards the study of law. Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions to which they have to answer. Solving previous years’ question papers would help them to enhance their understanding the principles and improve time management skills.

Careers360: Any more suggestions for the CLAT aspirants.
Rajendra Khadav
: While attempting the mock tests, aspirants need to have a positive approach and be confident that you know the section very well and are prepared to answer the questions.

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please name the books that I prefer for clat 2020 after 12th class of all subjects?

KUNAL LANJEWAR 26th Jan, 2020


CLAT ( Common Law Entrance Test ) is an exam conducted to take admission into the 21 National Law Universities of India and 43 other Educational Institutes. National University of Study And Research In Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will conduct CLAT 2020 in offline mode on May 10, 2020.

Given below are some books suggested by the experts that you can prefer for preparing for the CLAT 2020 examination.

  • Word Power Made Easy

  • Butterworths

  • Lexis Nexis

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Verbal Reasoning

  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning

  • Objective Arithmetic

  • GK Today

  • Manorama Year Book

  • India Year Book

  • Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide

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after 12 can i get admission in PU or there is any exam like CLAT for admission

Sanjay Khandelwal 25th Jan, 2020
Punjab university conducts its own entrance examination for admission in law courses. That is for BA LLB or BCOM LLB. One will have to apply for application of the college and will have to appear for the entrance examination conducted by Punjab university for admission.
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Do I need to upload EWS Certificate along with CLAT Application form

Md Azmer 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

No there is no notification came out regarding to submit EWS certificate with the CLAT 2020 form. I suggest you to go the link before filling the form.


I hope this will solve your query.

Good Luck


can i get admission in Indra Prastha university on the basis of my rank in CLAT

akshat a. jha 24th Jan, 2020

No, IPU or GGSIPU conducts its own exam for entrance in its various courses.

The exam for law courses to get admission in IP university is IPU CET Law.

The Last date of Application submission for the exam is 1st week of May 2020 .

The Date of exam  and Result date would be 3rd  week of May 2020  and 4th week of May 2020  respectively.

The application fees is 1000 Rs for all category students. The exam is of 600 marks and has 150 questions in total to attempt in 150 minutes.

About Clat, The Clat exam provides admission in several other law colleges all over the country including all the NUL's.

For further information on Clat exam you can visit:-

and for For IPU CET Law:-


I am 28 now. Can i get admission in basis of CLAT ot LSAT Score

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020
There is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020 for UG program as well as in CLAT PG exam. So if you are able to fetch decent score, then you can get admission on the basis of that score. There is also no upper age limit for appearing in LSAT India Examination. But you can check the age limit specified by individual colleges wherein you want to seek admission.
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