How to crack Online CLAT 2015: Know it from expert
Apratim Chatterjee, 02 Apr 2015, #CLAT
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Just four months to go for the most sought after law entrance exam, CLAT 2015 which is going to be held online this year for the very first time. CLAT 2015 aspirants will be preparing for the online test with a detailed schedule and preparation strategy.

CLAT 2015 is scheduled to be held on May 10, 2015 in an online mode. Law aspirants are feeling anxious about the computer based testand might have confusions about the online format. Careers360brings you expert insights on how to crack the online exam.

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In an exclusive interview with Harsh Gagrani, Director, LegalEdge Tutorials, he shares how to prepare for an online CLAT. He points out the advantages of an online CLAT and shares how to deal with the new change in mode.

He also shares tips and dos and don’ts for appearing in online CLAT.

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Read here on expert guidance on ‘How to plan for OnlineCLAT 2015’.


Excerpts of Interview –

Careers360: As CLAT 2015 will be conducted online, how aspirants need to prepare for the new mode?
Harsh Gagrani:Once, Winston S. Churchillsaid, A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty’’.

Yes, I understand that change from a paper and pen based mode to online mode is scary! While this was in pipeline for a while now, the decision has been taken and CLAT will now be in an online mode forever.

CLAT aspirants should now start planning their strategy for the online exam.They should read news and magazine articles daily. Also, they should start taking as many as online mock tests and practice sets. This will prepare them efficiently for online reading without a pen and paper.

Careers360: What are the possible advantages of the online exams?
Harsh Gagrani:From a student’s perspective, there are two major advantages of CLAT being online. Firstly, the student can now change his answer comfortably. Every student has faced this problem with offline tests when he wishes to change his answer as the original one was marked in haste. This can be done without any hassles now.

Another advantage is time management. Now that answers are not to be marked on paper but clicked online, any student would get 5-6 minutes extra for solving the paper, owing to the time saved in filling up each of the OMR circle. Depending on how judiciously an aspirant uses this time, this can be a big boon for CLAT aspirants.

Careers360: What do you think,which mode is better-online or offline?
Harsh Gagrani: Each mode has its own share of advantages and disadvantages. Offline mode putsevery aspirant on an even ground, and isn’t very different from how students have been attempting their regular papers, barring the marking of the OMR. Also, chances of unexpected goof-ups from the side of students/authorities/invigilators are comparatively low in an offline mode.

However, online mode also has its own share of advantages. As already discussed, online mode will help in managing time. Also, the fact that student can review his responses and make the required change wherever needed is a big advantage, which wasn’t available in the offline version.

Careers360: What tips you have for aspirants taking CLAT 2015?
Harsh Gagrani: In addition to the tips I’ve shared earlier, here are a few more –

  • Take a lot of online Mocks and Practice Tests.

  • In addition to giving you an extra practice, this will also show you whether or not you are facing problems like headache or Epiphora (excessive water coming out of eyes) on staring continuously at the computer screen. It is advised to consult a doctor immediately in case of such problems.

  • Follow the 20/20 rule. After staring at the screen continually for 20 minutes, stare at some distant object for 20 seconds. This way you can give rest to your eyes and will also help in increasing your concentration.

  • Do not leave offline practice totally. Other law entrance examinations are still offline. Also, a vast majority of practice material like reference books are easily available offline. Make sure you make full use of your offline material also.


Careers360: What is your message to CLAT 2015 aspirants?

Harsh Gagrani: As,Randy Paushsaid, “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand,’’ so here are some tricks that you should remember and follow –

  • Switch some part of your preparations from offline to online mode

  • Make a habit of practicing Mock Tests and offline too

  • Ask doubts, however silly they may appear, regarding the platform from your mentors

  • Prepare a strategic schedule for the next 4months, incorporating online practice sets and stick to the schedule rigorously

  • Increase your study hours and ignore the distractions

All the Best!

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How to prepare for clat 2020? Which books and study material is the best for clat examination? Please suggest me.

Mayank Chowdhary 15th Nov, 2019

Get focused from today itself... Stay honest with yourself I'll say that is Quality matters over Quantity. So know what and how are you studying and follow the schedule and timetable that you make.

For the books I will tell you to go with Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis and a book of English and Grammar by Wren and Martin for English subject. Coming to the next subject which is Logical Reasoning, go for RS AGGARWAL boook. A modern approach to logical reasoning by MK Pandey is also another good book.  For Maths, again go with RS AGGARWAL. And for the Legal Aptitude, go with Pearson and AP Bharadwaj.

For the last subject that is GK and current affairs, read Pearson and Lucent for GK and for current affairs, stay updated by all the ways you can that is by seeing news, reading newspapers, or reading blogs and articles.

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And to know about the books needed in detail for the CLAT exam, refer to the link below.

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There is no age limit for CLAT as per the rule..But is there any upper age limit in NLUs ??

Sanjanaleekha 13th Nov, 2019

Hi there,

As per the recent notification for CLAT 2020 there is no upper age limit to appear for CLAT at UG and PG level, although NLU's have there separate eligibility criteria in regard upper age limit like NLSIU has upper age limit of 20 in case of general category for admission in UG programme, so I would suggest you to visit the website of the NLU for which you are aiming and check the eligibility criteria of the same, other necessary details in regard eligibility is given in the link below,


Is the preparation for clat just like preparation course for jee?

Arya 13th Nov, 2019

The Common Law Admission Test is held every year for admissions to the  21 National Law Universities in India and is starkly different from the Joint Entrance Examination, which is an annual exam for admissions to various Engineering, Architecture and Pharmacy colleges of India.

Firstly, CLAT is much easier to crack as compared to JEE as the difficulty level and competition in JEE is much higher.

JEE-Mains consists of 90 MCQ-type questions ( 30 each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) based on 12th standard syllabus. 4 marks are awarded for a correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for a wrong answer. The exam is out of 360 Marks.

CLAT has 200 MCQ-type questions ( 40 each from English Comprehension and Logical Reasoning, 20 from Elementary Mathematics and 50 each from Legal Aptitude and Current & World Affairs). 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. The exam is out of 200 marks.


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.

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