Gear up for CLAT 2014
Updated on Aug 7, 2014 - 9:24 a.m. IST by Ishita Parekh
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In this special series of CLAT 2014 Preparation Tips, Prof Raman, Director, Sri Ram Law Academy gives few preparation tips for Common Law Admission Test, lists out important topics from each subject and advises students on how to prepare for subjects like Legal Aptitude which is not taught to students who pass 12th class.

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1.       Less than six months are left for CLAT UG 2014, what should be the preparation strategy and focus area of the aspirants?

Most students at this point in time will be juggling their preparation for Board Exam as well as the CLAT, so it is important for them to balance the two, without neglecting either. The focus should be on studying all components of CLAT right now, as they will have only one month’s time after the Boards.

2.     What are the key areas/important topics that a student should focus on in each subject area (English including comprehension, General Knowledge/Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning)

For English, one should focus on grammar and vocabulary. For Math, one should work on all elementary chapters such as Time and Distance, Time & Work, Profit & Loss etc.  For GK, both current affairs as well as static GK deserve attention. For logical reasoning, one should focus on critical reasoning and for Legal, focus should be on legal reasoning problems.  

3.     0.25 negative marking was introduced last year. What has been the affect of this on the performance of students?

It has not had any adverse effect, on the contrary, luck factor has been eliminated and only the truly deserving ones make it to the law schools.

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4.     Is there any change expected in the exam pattern of CLAT UG 2014?

No new change has been so far announced by the CLAT authorities. 

5.     Which are the books that you highly recommend for the preparation of CLAT UG 2014?

The market is full of new books and students have to carefully choose. First and foremost, getting hold of the past year question papers is a must for students to get a hang of the type of questions asked in CLAT.

6.     So far how has been difficulty level of the exam in the past few years? What is it expected to be like in CLAT 2014?

The difficulty level of CLAT has always ranged from simple to moderate and 2014 CLAT paper is going to be no different.

7.    How would you advise students to prepare for subjects like Legal Aptitude which is not taught to UG students?

Legal Reasoning section of CLAT calls for no specific preparation, as students have to merely apply the given principle to the factual situation and choose the most appropriate option. It tests their ability to apply a given principle to a situation rather than a test of knowledge of the subject.

8.     Which topics would you advise non-math students to prepare for and what should be their overall preparation strategy for mathematics?

The level of math questions in CLAT is confined to elementary math which every student studies between classes VII up to class X. So non- math students are not at any disadvantage. Sheer practice coupled with knowledge of short cuts will help them to crack this section.

9.     What are the other major important undergraduate law exams that you would advise students to take up?

National Law University, Delhi’s AILET exam, Symbiosis Law School’s entrance ‘SET’ and LSAT are other popular entrance tests for students seeking to pursue UG in Law.

10.  Majority of undergraduate students take engineering or medicine as their future career path. Law is less popular among students. We would like to know career prospects for those who wish to take up law after 12th.

Apart from thriving legal practice in areas such as Intellectual Property Rights, Taxation, Arbitration, Corporate Law etc., law graduates are in demand by top Legal firms, LPO’s, Banking and Public Sector Organizations. Media Houses, NGO’s, Government Departments, Judicial Services are other avenues open to law graduates. 

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Do I need to upload EWS Certificate along with CLAT Application form

Md Azmer 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

No there is no notification came out regarding to submit EWS certificate with the CLAT 2020 form. I suggest you to go the link before filling the form.


I hope this will solve your query.

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can i get admission in Indra Prastha university on the basis of my rank in CLAT

akshat a. jha 24th Jan, 2020

No, IPU or GGSIPU conducts its own exam for entrance in its various courses.

The exam for law courses to get admission in IP university is IPU CET Law.

The Last date of Application submission for the exam is 1st week of May 2020 .

The Date of exam  and Result date would be 3rd  week of May 2020  and 4th week of May 2020  respectively.

The application fees is 1000 Rs for all category students. The exam is of 600 marks and has 150 questions in total to attempt in 150 minutes.

About Clat, The Clat exam provides admission in several other law colleges all over the country including all the NUL's.

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I am 28 now. Can i get admission in basis of CLAT ot LSAT Score

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020
There is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020 for UG program as well as in CLAT PG exam. So if you are able to fetch decent score, then you can get admission on the basis of that score. There is also no upper age limit for appearing in LSAT India Examination. But you can check the age limit specified by individual colleges wherein you want to seek admission.

CLAT PG 2020 best books can u please help me with the best books which should be needed for the preparation of CLAT PG i repeat CLAT PG not CLAT UG cause i can not get CLAT PG books in my locality if u suggest me i can purchase it online

Khushi 23rd Jan, 2020

Hi Harsha

These are the best books for CLAT PG 2020

  • Universal’s LLM Entrance Guide
  • Lexis Nexis Butterworths
  • Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2020
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

Hope this helps!


I am appearing for 12 this year , can i apply for CLAt this year?

ayush mishra 23rd Jan, 2020

Yes, you can surely apply for the Common Law Admission Test while appearing for the board exams of class 12 for admission to UG courses. The eligibility criteria for CLAT states that the candidates who have passed their class12th Board Examination or The Senior Secondary School Examination can apply for the exam. In addition to it, the aspirants have to secure a minimum of 45% marks in the qualifying exam for General Category and for SC and ST candidates, they need to secure 40% marks in qualifying exam. However, not only the students who have passed their class 12 examination can apply but also the candidates who are appearing in their qualifying exam can appear. In the case of admission to UG courses, this qualifying exam refers to Class 12 examination and hence you have all the rights to appear for it and there is no problem in applying for the exam but you also have to ensure that you fulfill the educational (and also other) eligibility criteria for the exam. If you want to know more about CLAT 2020, you can refer this link

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