Expert suggestions on cracking Online CLAT 2015
Apratim Chatterjee, 02 Apr 2015, #CLAT
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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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