How to Prepare for CLAT 2019 in 6 months by Harsh Gagrani
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How to Prepare for CLAT 2019 in 6 months by Harsh Gagrani - When CLAT 2019 is about six months to go, law aspirants would have been mid-way of CLAT preparation. For a change, the National Law University Odisha (NLUO) Cuttack on behalf of the CLAT Committee is administering Common Law Admission Test on May 12, 2019 in an offline mode, unlike the previously held online CLAT papers. While most of the law aspirants like you might be in exam pressure after the changed CLAT 2019 paper pattern, entrance test experts advise on taking the offline national-level law entrance exam, Common Law Admission Test.

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Careers360 brings you experts tips and tricks on how to prepare for CLAT 2019 in 6 months from the series of CLAT preparation tips. In this exam advisory article of CLAT 2019, Harsh Gagrani, Director of LegalEdge Tutorials helps law aspirants with his expert suggestions on how to prepare for CLAT in six months. Read this featured article on CLAT preparation where the LegalEdge Tutorials Director suggests on how to prepare for CLAT in six months.

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Harsh Gagrani advised the law aspirants on these following key elements as they prepare for CLAT 2019.

How to Prepare for CLAT in Six Months - Learn

The first step, even for students who have started studying for CLAT, is learning the topics and sub-topics under each subject of CLAT. Students should go through any decent coaching's module or any prominent CLAT guide to learn about each topic. Broadly speaking, English comprises of Reading Comprehension, Grammar and Vocabulary, Logical Reasoning of Analytical Reasoning (Puzzles, Coding-Decoding etc) and Critical Reasoning (Paragraph Based Questions, Cause-Effect etc), Legal Aptitude of Law of Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law, Elementary Mathematics of multiple chapters (predominantly till Std. X level) like Number System, Speed, Time and Distance, Time and Work etc and General Knowledge of Static GK (History, Geography, Science etc) and Current Affairs (broadly the Current Affairs of May 2018 to May 2019).

The first lap of any CLAT aspirant's study plan should comprise of learning topics, tricks, concepts across all subjects. Don't restrict yourself to just one source but learn concepts from multiple sources.

How to Prepare for CLAT in Six Months - Apply

The next step is applying the learnt concepts. After an aspirant is done learning a concept, he should should practice questions from multiple sources. This is especially applicable to subjects like Mathematics and Logical Reasoning. The more you practice, the better you'll get. Books like R.S. Aggarwal, Pearson Objective English, Lucent Objective GK, besides modules of coaching centres can be used for practicing questions.

Tip: Once you're done practicing enough questions on a topic, practice a few more questions on the same topic in a time-based manner, with your timer on. Say, calculate how much time it takes to solve 10 questions of a topic. If it takes 10 minutes, try solving the next 10 questions in 9 minutes and so on. Level I of preparation is accuracy and Level II is speed.

How to Prepare for CLAT in Six Months - Evaluate

The next important step of your preparation journey is solving Mocks - a lot of them. Mocks will help you in staying grounded and will help you know your current status of preparation in an objective way. However, don't take more than 1 Mock every 3-4 days. Make sure you're attempting the Mock in conditions as close to the actions test conditions and it should be completed within the stipulated time.

How to Prepare for CLAT in Six Months - Analyse

Taking of a Mock is only 20% of the task done. You'll only be able to fully utilize each Mock once you analyse it thoroughly. Any Mock you take that you don't analyse is a Mock wasted.

How to analyse a Mock Test during CLAT Preparation?

  1. Create a separate Mock Analysis Copy.

  2. Divide it into five sections and devote the maximum space to GK, Logic and Mathematics.

  3. Following is the strategy of analysing each section individually. Remember to focus only on incorrect, skipped or missed questions. You can afford to ignore already correct questions for now.

  • General Knowledge: Read each questions with its correct answer and explanation. Now, summarize its most important points and write it in the GK section of your copy. An example: New Delhi - Capital of India - changed from Calcutta in 1911.

  • Logical Reasoning and Mathematics: SOLVE. Solve all questions except the ones you got right. Solve it in your copy itself. Refer to explanations for the ones you're not able to understand and ask doubts from your mentors where even explanation doesn't suffice.

  • Legal Aptitude: For Legal Knowledge questions, follow the same strategy as the General Knowledge questions (of summarizing and writing it in your own words). For Legal Reasoning questions, read the question again and try and understand why you got the question wrong. Memorize Legal Maxims for better understanding and usage of the terminologies. Refer to explanation also for the same. 

  • English: For Reading Comprehension and Grammar based questions, solve it then and there and understand why you got it wrong. For Vocabulary questions, note them down in your Mock Analysis Copy and revise it periodically.

Remember: Any Mock you take that you don't analyse is a Mock wasted

How to Prepare for CLAT in Six Months - Revise

The last step is revision of your complete course. For revision, it is always wiser to devote some time to it everyday rather than waiting for the last 1-2 months for complete revision. Till December end, devote 1 hour daily to revising some topic or the other and from January itself, increase the revision time to 1.5-2 hours daily. Increase this even further in the last two months. Without proper revision, you'll not be able to make maximize the output which you deserve owing to the efforts you've put in during months and months of CLAT preparation. 

So that's about it! Five steps. Follow them rigorously to ace CLAT 2019.

*Harsh Gagrani is the Founder-Director of LegalEdge Tutorials, a CLAT Preparation Institute based in Bhopal and having centres in Indore, Jaipur, Allahabad and Kanpur. He is also the author of Complete CLAT Companion and General Knowledge for Competitive Examinations, both published by Pearson.

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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,

https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat-eligibility-criteria

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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.

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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.

Kindly refer to our website to get a detailed information...

https://law.careers360.com/articles/best-books-for-clat

Best wishes. Thank you.

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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

hey,

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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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

I hope the information provided to you is helpful to you thank you for the help I am attaching a link https://law.careers360.com/exams/clat

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