Gear up for CLAT 2014
Ishita Parekh, 07 Aug 2014, #CLAT
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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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which books are best for clat preparation

Mayank Chowdhary 11th Nov, 2019

Yes I'll enlist down some of the top books that will help you in the CLAT preparation. For improving your English and Grammar you can go with High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin, you can take help of Word Power made Easy by Norman Lewis as well. For Analytical and Logical reasoning, go with RS AGGARWAL AND MK PANDEY books. For Legal Aptitude, AK Bharadwaj is quite famous. For mathematics, use RS AGGARWAL and for GK and Current affairs, use Pearson GK Today and read newspapers and blogs regularly to keep yourself updated.

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i started the clat 2020 preparation yet so when i should start current affairs section ? what in the ideal time to start it?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019


current affair is a section which you need to revise every day. other wise there is chances for forgetting it. so I would suggest you to daily follow any one of the news paper or you may follow bankers adda magazine. every day spend 1 hr for studying. you will surely get success.


can I prepare on my own for the CLAT exam 2021 ? if yes how much time should I give to study for clat?

Apoorva Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

Hello dear student,

Yes you can prepare for the exam just consistency should be maintained . The law aspirants need to check CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria to ensure they follow the right protocols prescribed for the admission process; refer the bullet points given below for complete details.

Eligibility requirement for UG program:

Qualifying exam: The candidate must have passed 10+2 or an equivalent exam from a recognised university or board.

Marks in qualifying exam: General category candidates need minimum 45% marks in the qualifying exam,  while SC and ST candidates need only 40% marks.

Age limit: There is no upper age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020

Candidates who are appearing in qualifying exam in March/April 2020: Such candidates may also apply, subject to the condition they produce evidence of passing the qualifying exam at time of admission

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Are CLAT or LSAT marks required for ifim law college Bangalore?

Siddhi Shenoy 10th Nov, 2019

Hello aspirant,

As per my knowledge, to get admission in IFIM Law college in Bangalore, you need to fulfill the eligibility criteria, which includes that the candidate must qualify either of the entrance exams (CLAT, LSAT, AILET or ILAT).

Also, the applicant should have passed PUC with atleast 45% marks.

Good luck.


can I apply for llb course by giving clat after my graduation for nlu collage..

Manisha Gupta Expert 8th Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

CLAT is the entrance exam for the admission to 5 years Integrated law program & LLM (PG) program. CLAT is not for the admission to three years law program, If you want to apply for CLAT entrance exam then you can apply as there is no any age limit.

Good Luck!

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