Expert suggestions on cracking Online CLAT 2015
Updated on Apr 2, 2015 - 9:13 a.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee
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Barely a few months are more to go for the most sought after law entrance exam, CLAT 2015 which shall be conducted in an online format on May 10, 2015. CLAT 2015 aspirants are gearing up for the online test. They may have some doubts and queries for a strategic preparation and advices for cracking Online CLAT 2015. Careers360 brings you expert suggestions on cracking online CLAT 2015.

Ashwin Madhavan, Co-Founder and Director, Enhelion Knowledge Ventures Pvt Ltd, in an exclusive interview with Careers360 shares suggestions to crack online CLAT 2015. He delineates the advantages of CLAT being conducted online and advices CLAT 2015 aspirants on how to prepare for the online exam with a strategy.

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Excerpts of the Interview –

Careers360: How aspirants need to begin their preparation for Online CLAT?
Ashwin Madhvan: Students need to stay focused on appearing for the online exam. They should start their CLAT 2015 by reading at least three English newspapers, a day including The Hindu and The Indian Express. Students should note that a sizeable number of questions cover sections like General Knowledge and Legal General Knowledge.


Although one can’t improve his/her General Knowledge overnight, but I would recommend the aspirants to read newspapers on a daily basis as there are almost 100 days remaining for the online exam. Reading newspapers would help the aspirants in updating current affairs knowledge and also help in improving their vocabulary and writing skills, which are utmost essential for a law aspirant.


Careers360: What are the advantages of online exams?
Ashwin Madhvan:Although online entrance tests were introduced a few years back, this is the first time CLAT Committee has taken the decision of conducting an online exam. Online exams are easier to handle as far as administering them is concerned. The declaration of results is quicker. I would advocate for an online exam instead of a paper-pen based mode because the online mode is much neater and easy to manage.Above all, aspirants can change or edit their answers in online mode, which is not possible in the offline mode, once you have marked your answers.

Careers360: What would you suggest for preparing Legal Aptitude section, which is a new section for law entrance aspirants?
Ashwin Madhvan:I strongly recommend that aspirants need to prepare for this section. I believe that legal aptitude can be prepared well if guided by an expert. Experienced exam experts can help students in cracking the legal aptitude section of CLAT 2015, which is considered the most crucial section.If there is a tie in the marks of two students, CLAT committee will give a higher rank to the candidate who has scored more marks in Legal Aptitude. Besides, an aspirant can solve as many as last years’ papers and take mock tests before appearing for the law entrance exam so as to build confidence.

Careers360: What advises would you like to share with CLAT aspirants regarding section-wise preparation?What books would you recommend for the various sections including English, General Knowledge, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
Ashwin Madhvan:I do have some advices for section-wise preparation. Sharing a few –

Mathematics: All you need to do is pick up a basic book that has all the important concepts taught till grade 10. No questions are asked beyond grade 10th Mathematics.


English: I would recommend reading newspapers regularly. Apart from that, pick up a good dictionary and learn 20 words, each day. Ensure to write the new words along with their meanings in a separate notebook. For difficult words, I would recommend that try to know the meaning of the very word and use it in your daily routine. Use it a couple of times amongst your friends and family. I guarantee you that you will never forget the difficult words ever.


General Knowledge: Never listen to anyone who suggests that only by reading a book, you can score marks in General Knowledge section. You can cover this section, from reading newspapers and watching news channels regularly. You need to update yourself with the day-to-day happenings in legal fields apart from national and international news and awards and honours.


Moreover, that I would recommend Competition Success Review for General Knowledge. They really helped me in my preparation.


Legal Aptitude: I would recommend for Pearsons Publications book for preparing this section. You need to practice as much as possible from the book and then take online mock tests to check your level. It’ll help you in a long run.


Logical Reasoning: I would recommend Pearsons Publications and Competition Success Review Publications for this section.


Careers360:  What advice would you like to give the aspirants taking Online CLAT 2015?
Ashwin Madhvan: CLAT 2015 aspirants will have to read newspapers, practice legal aptitude questions regularly and learn atleast 20 new words each day.

As you are over with your board exams, you’ll need to give atleast 5 hours of practicing and studying for CLAT.


Most importantly – watch news regularly. I would recommend NDTV, BBC and CNN channels for news. You’ll need to stay focussed and hard work is expected. Success will be yours.

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Yash Dev Student Expert 26th Feb, 2020

Hello student you need not to apply again if you're already applied for clat once and paid for the application form successfully. In case if a candidate fill the form more than one time and pay for it also. Then in that case the last filled application form is countable only and no refund will be given.

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Manisha Gupta Expert 26th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

CLAT syllabus for undergraduate entrance test will include topics like general knowledge & current affairs, English, legal aptitude and logical reasoning. To know the detailed syllabus of CLAT, You can go through with the given below link.

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Here are some of the best colleges to pursue permit Law students to take up a number of unrelated subjects like International Arbitration Law with Entertainment Law or Intelligence Law. Secondly, a candidate needs to work on his/her financial budget before applying as different universities across different regions require different degrees of investment. Letters of recommendation must be kept in handy as most colleges seek students to have one.

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I m from an engineering background can I appear for this exam ??? and my what is the minimum percentage required in graduation to appear for this??

Shubham Dhane 25th Feb, 2020


Yow will get admission in LLB after bachelor's in Engineering.For admission in LLB through CLAT a candidate must have passed 10+2 or its equivalent and must have passed bachelor's degree in any discipline.General candidates must have 45% in degree for SC/ST it is 40% from a recognised board or university.

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jse clat ke paper ka pattern change hua hai to ab current affairs aayenge so hum pichle ek saal ki news kaise padhe is there any easy way or something we can do because my boards r going on and how m gonna study the news and current affairs of whole last year in 20 days need a quick nd urgent rply

hrithik jain 25th Feb, 2020


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.

3. Check out the current affairs website/e-paper to get bulletins or short summary of the affairs.

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

5. Make sure that you complete a good amount of reading in a day. Do not go on for reading and remembering the whole news. Look out for a pattern of reading the current affairs which will help you in the exam as you have less time and a lot of syllabus to cover.

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