CLAT Preparation 2019: Section-wise Tips from Experts
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 - 12:14 p.m. IST by Priyanka Sarangi
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CLAT 2019 Section-wise Preparation Tips from Experts - CLAT 2019 is to be held on May 12 in offline mode. Over 50,000 law aspirants are expected to appear for the national-level law entrance exam this year. With this huge number expected to make the Common Law Admission Test competition even more intense. Cracking CLAT will require a strategic preparation for each section of the law entrance exam. CLAT 2019 section-wise preparation strategy will help law aspirants to increase their chances of grabbing a seat from among the 2300 those on offer at the 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) for five-year integrated law programmes. Careers360 brings you the latest preparation guide from our series of CLAT preparation tips, to help CLAT aspirants like you access expert insights on how best to prepare for different sections of the offline exam. In this article, the experts of the law entrance exam share their inputs on CLAT preparation tips 2019, recommend different books and preparation materials for the Common Law Admission Test and suggest the best strategies to adopt in order to crack CLAT.

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Read below to know what the CLAT experts advise you on section-wise preparation tips for CLAT 2019.

How to prepare for offline CLAT 2019?

As its has been decided to administer CLAT 2019 in offline mode after three years of computer-based environment, experts advice aspirants to prepare for the exam before-hand so that they don’t panic on the exam day.

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Harsh Gagrani, Director, LegalEdge Tutorials advises CLAT aspirants to prepare strategically and get accustomed to the exam pattern by spending more time with CLAT sample papers. He says, “Adjust your strategy, starting right now! Read the online materials as well. Read newspaper articles, magazine articles etc. You can also subscribe to mock tests and solve as many tests as possible. This will boost your preparation and help you efficiently for the offline exam.”

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How can I strategize my section-wise preparation?

Experts advise the aspirants to strategize their preparations. They say that candidates need to plan their CLAT 2019 preparation tips based on various sections of the national-level law exam. Aakanksha Nath, a law exam expert says, “Section-wise preparation is necessary. One needs to work thoroughly on the subjects in which s/he is weak in apart from taking the mock tests. Mock tests will help law aspirants to assess their preparation level.”

Some experts also suggest adopting a daily study routine. Rajendra Khadav, Director of CrackCLAT Tutorials says, “I would suggest CLAT aspirants go for a routine study of 8-9 hours daily. However, the study hours may differ for different candidates.” The CrackCLAT Tutorials Director also suggests that aspirants of CLAT should work according to a study time-table and take gaps in between the study hours. He says, “Relaxing in between the study hours is essential as it helps your brain to memorize and revise the last round of study.”

Prof. Hema Raman, Director, Sri Ram Law Academy says, “It’s smart to prepare for CLAT in a systematic manner. CLAT aspirants need to have a clear concept of all the sections, know the question pattern and focus on necessary components of the law entrance exam.” She further advises, “Aspirants appearing for the first time will have only one month’s time after their boards so they need to strategise their preparation at the earliest.”

Prof. Raman also advises on how to make CLAT 2019 section-wise preparation. She opines, “For English, one should focus on grammar and vocabulary. For Maths, all elementary chapters such as Time and Distance, Time & Work, Profit & Loss etc., are important. For GK, both current affairs as well as static GK deserve attention. For Logical Reasoning, one should focus on critical reasoning and for Legal Aptitude; the focus should be on legal reasoning problems.”

Important books for CLAT section-wise preparation

Law exam experts also advocate for choosing the right study materials and books to crack CLAT 2019. Aakanksha Nath says, “One has to be very careful in choosing one’s reading material.It's not the number of books you have attempted but the quality of material that you are attempting from. Don’t panic when your peers tell you about a new book launched in the market.” 

How to prepare for CLAT 2019: General Knowledge and Current Affairs

General Knowledge and Current affairs are one such subjects which cannot be taught by anyone. It is a subject of self study. Firstly, read the question given, understand its meaning and then start answering. For an effective learning, jot down all the recent happenings around the world in a separate copy. In this way whenever, you will forget some point, you can just open the notebook and brush up. To strengthen your general awareness, reading newspapers is a must along with the some of the books like Reader’s Digest, Manorama year book and several other to boost your knowledge and score well.

Recommended books CLAT 2019 General Knowledge

  • Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2019
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • Manorama Year Book
  • India Year Book
  • Competition Success Review
  • Pratiyogita Darpan

How to prepare for CLAT 2019: Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning is no difficult section but simply a mind-boggler and has tricky questions. To get good marks in logical reasoning, aspirants need to use their common sense when questions are being presented to them. Candidates need to practice questions related to blood relations, analogies, syllogism and logical sequences to score good in Logical Reasoning section of CLAT.

Recommended books CLAT 2019: Logical Reasoning

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

How to prepare for CLAT 2019: Elementary Mathematics

Mathematics in Class 10th has been a compulsory subject and one would have qualified the paper to reach Class 12th and now aspiring for pursuing law in NLUs. To prepare for Mathematics question, candidates need to practice more and more number of quantitative aptitude questions. The questions will cover a varied number of topics including Number systems, Algebra, Co-ordinate Geometry, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Statistics and Probability.

Recommended books CLAT 2019: Mathematics

  1. Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  2. Class 10th NCERT Textbook

How to prepare for CLAT 2019: Legal Aptitude

The most important section to attempt in CLAT 2019 is the legal aptitude section. Candidates should try to give their best while dealing questions of the legal aptitude section consisting of two parts-Legal Reasoning and Legal Knowledge. For Legal Reasoning questions, candidates need to read the question cautiously and understand before solving the part. For Legal Knowledge section, the candidates need to memorize a set of Legal Maxims for accurate usage of the legal terminologies. The section will also have questions from Legal Awareness topics like some recent big cases in Supreme Court. 

Recommended books CLAT 2019: Legal Aptitude

  • Universal’s CLAT Guide
  • Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj
  • LexisNexis Butterworths
  • Bare Acts of Indian Constitution

How to prepare for CLAT 2019: English

English is a subject which does not need much of preparation but a person appearing in CLAT 2019 should be a grammar nazi as in this section candidates will be given questions of English Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary and Fill in the blanks.

Recommended books CLAT 2019: English

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
  • English is Easy by Chetananand Singh
  • Objective General English by RS Aggarwal
  • Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary

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I can suggest you some tips which will help you in preparing better for the same:

1. Check out the last year questions papers: it will help you to analyze a pattern and types of questions they ask in the Paper.

2. Take all the monthly magazine for the whole year: this will help you to read the news faster.

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4. Write down notes (but it might take longer time so do it as per the time limit)

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