CLAT 2021 Preparation Tips by Shrawan Gupta, CLAT Expert
The Consortium of NLUs will conduct CLAT 2021 on July 23, 2021, in offline mode. There is now much more clarity than ever with regard to the CLAT exam date. Given there is only around a month left for CLAT 2021 exam, candidates must shift gears prudently. It is time to utilize the COVID-19 induced extra time for the maximum benefit in the smartest possible way.
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The last month can be full of chaos if there is no well-defined direction for CLAT preparation. Now, when it comes to giving direction to your preparation, only tried and tested experts can guide you in this crunch time. So, Careers360 spoke to the managing director of Manu Law Classes, Shrawan Gupta regarding CLAT preparation during COVID-19 pandemic and to learn how one should deal with this situation. As a mentor, Mr Gupta talks about various aspects of preparation such as time management, work management, importance of good physical and mental health etc. He also says that students should target a CLAT score of 130 to secure a good national law university. But, how can it be achieved, let’s find out in his conversation with Careers360.
The lockdown and uncertainty around CLAT 2021 are affecting the candidates. What should they do to stay focused and don’t get bogged down?
It can be very difficult to focus on exam preparation when there are so many uncertainties. It is very easy for us to say, "focus only on test prep and block all the noise out" but that may not be possible.
We advise our students to only get their information about exam updates from one trusted source. Aimless browsing through multiple websites only adds to the stress - once the information is public it will be shared by each and every coaching centre, teachers and authorities - until that point it is all speculation. So don't over research and overread and try to come up with conclusions.
Also remember, you have been working hard for a long time, don't give up or procrastinate rather study some extra hours at regular intervals. Stay away from all kinds of negative news about covid cases and follow social distancing, wear masks, avoid roaming around unnecessarily.
How to balance study and take care of one’s physical health in these trying times?
These are unprecedented times - there's no denying that but sometimes we make situations worse for ourselves.
Our advice for students is to eat healthily, get some form of physical exercise and give some time for relaxation if you can. read less covid social media news and Whatsapp forwards - as they have an impact on both mental and physical health.
More importantly, take time to talk with others - friends, family, teachers, parents, neighbours and just about anyone. This will not only help them but also the person they talk to. Talk it out - if you are going through a tough time and have had a loss of a dear one get professional help - everyone needs help and all one needs to do today is ask. There are real people beyond Instagram.
Preparation tips during COVID?
Eat Healthily, block out the noise, try your best to find a quiet spot in the house or a quiet time to study. Plan your day and give yourself some time to be in the open. Don't lock yourself in a room. Everyone has their own ways of relaxing but we strongly recommend that during your off time try and avoid screen time.
What kind of study timetable would you suggest?
“Early bird catches the worm”. A morning routine with a proper schedule and deadline for every task is recommended as your mind is so receptive and fresh in the morning provided you go to bed early.
You can study with 100% efficiency which is the foremost requirement of your preparation. Divide specified time for every subject, in case of any queries reach out to your mentors instead of killing time and being frustrated over that topic.
Also Reading your monthly GK publication shouldn't be considered studying. Read it during your off time - it will grow on you. Keep the toughest subjects for when you are the freshest.
Last week’s exam preparation tips?
Revise! Revise! Revise!
Revise everything that you studied and attempt as many as CLAT MOCKS and do the analysis of previously attempted MOCKS. Keep reading the newspaper every day as reading practice is required till the last day of the exam as CLAT is totally passage-based paper.
Moreover, Stay healthy, sleep well & remember it is just another exam at the end of the day.
What are some of the common mistakes made by candidates?
There are several mistakes which candidates do are as follows:
1. Don’t bother taking MOCKs if taken, don't do their analysis thinking it to be a waste of time.
2. Trying to attempt every question which leads to negative marking.
3. Don’t learn time management which eventually results in leaving questions unattempted.
4. Don’t stick with a proper timetable with a deadline in it.
5. Procrastination, late-night study with distractions, overthinking instead of working hard.
6. Thinking revision is not necessary, rather they should study more.
7. Don’t read the newspaper every day and use various news apps to save time.
8. Only relying upon coaching materials with no extra effort.
9. Don’t mind clearing their doubts with faculty or subject matter experts.
10. Too much involved in social networking sites, chatting with friends on mobile.
What kind of score a candidate should target to get into a good NLU?
To check institute-wise NLU cutoff - Click here
Finally, how do one balance board and law entrance exams?
Keep this thing in mind that board exam marks also matter a lot in selection criteria. So, it can’t be underestimated but with a proper breakdown of the syllabus with planned study, you can do it. Familiarise yourself with the syllabus of law entrance exams, start with the subjects which you are good at, find them easy and comfortable. Attempt weekly mocks, topic tests, sectional tests and analyse your results and work upon your weak areas.
And Most of our students start their law prep in Grade 11 - in that case, managing both is not difficult. For students who start in Grade 12 or later - one needs to put in more hours that is for sure, however, if they are serious about pursuing law they usually give 60-70% focus on Law Entrance Exam and the remainder to boards.
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Questions related to CLAT
Can I get into Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies or University School of Law & Legal Studies with around 20000 rank in clat in 2021 ?
The consortium of NLUs will release the cut-off list soon.The cut-off trend changes each and every year.thats why it is quite difficult to say about that.But however,dont worry y in our rank you can get University School of law and legal Studies Delhi through CLAT .examination. the previous years CAT cutoff scores that you rank will permit to get University School of law and legal studies for 5 years integrated LLB course. Click on the link below know about CLAT
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which is the best book for preparing English for clat
I am enlisting down some best books for CLAT preparation for English subject as well as other subjects which are asked in CLAT :-
Objective General English by R S Aggarwal
Word Power Made Easy by Norman
@GK & CURRENT AFFAIRS
Manorama Year Book
General Knowledge by Arihant Publications
Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant Publications
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning (English) by M K Pandey
Quantitative Aptitude ebook (ALL Parts Solved) by R S Agarwal
Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson
Objective Legal Aptitude by Rs Agarwal
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic, Arihant Publications
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Pearson's
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which is the best site to read current affairs for clat
The best source to rely on for current affairs is newspapers or news apps.
Some of them are stated below.
- India Today
- The Hindu Newspaper
- The Indian Express Newspaper
You can also follow some YouTube channels which prepare for these exams and tell you tricks to crack Current affairs section. If you keep yourself updated on these apps, it will become easier for you.
I hope this information helps you.
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which college should I prefer for bba llb as I have not given CLAT exam..... location should be in Delhi only
Some of the colleges in Delhi that give admissions in Law without CLAT are as follows:
- Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi
- Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
- Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies, Delhi
- Vivekananda School of Law and Legal Studies, Delhi
- Chanderprabhu Jain College of Higher Studies and School of Law, Delhi
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will ail let 2021 be passage based like clat?
AIL LET will be conducted on 31st July, 2021 in online mode. It will be a 2 hour test consisting of 200 MCQ based questions. The questions will be from the topics such as law aptitude (50 marks), general awareness (50 marks), english comprehension (50 marks), mental ability (50 marks). There will be no negative marking. The result will be declared on August 12,2021 and counselling will be held afterwards. For more details, please refer to the link.
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All the best!