CLAT Preparation: How mock tests are important for online CLAT
CLAT scheduled to be held on May 14, 2017, mounts exam pressure on candidates who will be appearing for one of the coveted online law entrance exam. In order to ease the stress and help you prepare better, Careers360 brings to you another piece from CLAT Preparation Tips series on ‘How mock tests are important for online CLAT’. On reading this article, the law aspirants will have a fair idea on the importance of mock tests as suggested by experts and toppers of CLAT.
How mock tests are important for CLAT?
Experts suggest taking mock tests during the final stage of preparation. They say that mock tests are important as they are so designed to give you a feel about the actual exam. Rajneesh Singh, law exam expert says, “The best way to overcome fear of online CLAT is to get tortured as many times till you feel the comfort and I recommend aspirants for taking online mock tests before the actual exam.” He further suggests that one can improve his speed before appearing for CLAT by taking several mock tests. He says, “CLAT aspirants should take as many online tests, mock tests and section tests as possible as this will help them in improving speed and accuracy. Aspirants need to be really good and quick at the mouse movements.”
Harsh Gagrani, Director, Legal Edge Tutorials also advocates for mock tests and says, “CLAT aspirants should start taking as many as online mock tests and practice sets as this will help them in preparing efficiently for online reading without a pen and paper.”
How many mock tests are needed?
As experts suggest for taking as many mock tests as possible, aspirants still have queries regarding the number and schedule of the mock tests. Rajneesh Singh advises, “I recommend beginning with one- two mock tests during your initial phase of preparation. This will help you in assessing your preparation level. As you proceed to your next level of preparation, your number of mock tests also needs to increase with this. During final phase of preparation, the mock test numbers ought to reach 20 a week.”
The law exam expert suggests that these many numbers of mock tests will provide a CLAT aspirant an edge over others.
How can I analyze my preparation by mock tests?
Not only exam experts but CLAT Toppers also had followed the path of mock tests to outsmart competitors and grab a seat in prestigious NLUs. CLAT Toppers shared that regularly appearing in mock tests had helped them in overcoming their weaknesses and improved their strong subjects. Ankur Singhal, CLAT Topper of 2016 shares, "A CLAT aspirant should take two to three mock tests in the beginning which will give direction to his/ her preparation and then one mock test every month should be taken to evaluate one’s preparation level. Towards the final months, every week at least three to four mock tests should be taken. I myself had solved more than 65 mock tests and questions papers of the past years."
For the CLAT topper of yer 2015, Neha Lodha, the most important thing was time management and accuracy. "Taking CLAT mock tests helped me in managing time while maintaining the accuracy level. There is negative marking in CLAT paper so the test taker needs to make sure that he/ she does not attempt questions which are not sure of. I took areound 60 mock tests in the last two months during my CLAT preparation."
Nikita Garg, who bagged AIR 1 in the year 2014 shares, “I used to take regular mock tests to assess my progress which gave me proper direction towards SWOT (Strength Weakness Opportunity Threat) analysis.” The AIR 1 of CLAT 2014 who outsmarted around 30000 candidates also said that mock tests also helped her in deciding her approach to each section. She says, “With regular mock tests, I was able improve on my weak areas.”
Another CLAT Topper, Akshi Rastogi who bagged AIR 6 in CLAT 2014 shares, “I used to take around 15 mock tests almost every week which helped me in analysing my preparation level.” She further shared that her focus was on decreasing the time spent per question and solve the paper as quickly as possible. Rastogi says, “From 45 seconds per question in the middle months, it was decreased to 30 seconds per legal question in the end. In the last month I spent around 10 hours daily on studying. I took mocks regularly and solved all previous years’ question papers.”
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Questions related to CLAT
is it good to go out another city for clat preparation, because the place where I live has no facility but after I clear this exam , again I have to somewhere else for law. what to do? which city is best for clat preparation.
Well preparing for clat is also possible without coaching but it do require extra work as you will have to collect all the required materials such as notes and books by yourself, where in a coaching centre you are provided all the required materials.
However it isn't necessary to go to a different city to prepare untill and unless you are not ready. You have made a very good point here that for law college you will eventually have to go to a different city. Well if you are ready and comfortable than go for it. I will recommend you to go for delhi, as it has some of the best coaching centres and crowd is also good.
However if you are not ready to go to a different city you can also try online coaching programs. In offline coaching centres you get to interact with competitive crowd which pushes you up further to work hard however in online classes it isn't possible.
Anyways I hope you will make best decision for yourself. Hope you find it helpful.
If i have appear for CLAT after 12 but dont get success can i apper again in CLAT after BA.if yes is any difference in value of degree.Please reply.
Yes you can appear for CLAT even after completing your Graduation in BA. After completing BA programme you can apply for CLAT Entrance exam. CLAT is the national level exam for the admission to Five year integrated programme & Post Graduate law ( LLM) programme and if you have already completed your Graduation programme then you can also go for 3 Years law programme.
If you want to go for five years Integrated law programme then to apply for CLAT you should have minimum 45% in your 10+2
I am in class 11th and i have opted for humanities. i want to clear clat first and then compete the upsc exam , please tell me the right path
If you wish to give CLAT then you can take BA/LLB or BBA/LLB then after graduation you can appear for upsc . UPSC basic criteria includes graduation degree in any discipline from any recognized University. Candidate must be more than 21 years of age and the upper age limit is 32 years for general candidates. Therefore as per your interest you can do graduation in law and then give upsc after completing your graduation.
CLAT की exam के बाद BA.LLB के कोर्स क्या है CLAT का फॉर्म कब तक भर सकते हैं
Hello student ,
First of all as you know this is a national level entrance exam for admission of candidates who want to pursue in under graduation and post graduation law course in national law universities or in other universities .
Further , the students who want to make career in law and in legal area . They have to pursue Bachelor of arts - bachelor of legislative (BA LLB ) course and for this they have to give common law admission test and you can start filling form for this exam from January - July .
Hope it will help you !
the CLAT exams are postponed and here in career360 said the application portal will open again till August 15, but I cant find the application form in the official website. please let me know about it.
Yes CLAT Consortium has yet again postponed CLAT 2020 exam, which was last scheduled to be conducted in online mode on August 22. Also, the CLAT application form is open again, the last date to submit the application form is August 15. The portal may not be opened yet check the official website tomorrow or day after tomorrow you might find the application form if not then you can contact the CLAT officials and find out when they will release the application form. Please check the official website tomorrow. Please click the below link to know more.