How to prepare for CLAT
How to prepare for CLAT 2020: Doing well in a national-level exam like CLAT is no walk in the park. In fact for many, success is the result of months and years of toil and sacrifice. There are a number of factors that make CLAT a difficult proposition. One being it is the gateway to top law colleges like NLU Bengaluru and NLU Naslar, thereby attracting a large number of applicants. Second, the exam conducting authority is always finding ways to make the screening process airtight so that no unworthy candidate doesn't get through. Only recently the NLU consortium made some changes to CLAT exam pattern, and more could be in the pipeline. Given the scenario, the CLAT aspirant needs to know at least the basics of how to prepare for CLAT 2020, and turn themselves into worthy candidates to succeed.
The offline-based CLAT 2020 entrance exam will be conducted on May 10, 2020, for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses offered by participating institutes. CLAT application form 2020 will commence from January 1 onwards.
How to prepare for CLAT 2020 - Getting started
First, find out what’s new in CLAT 2020
In press release held recently, the NLU consortium announced the introduction of comprehension-based questions from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning.
Further, the number of questions was reduced from 200 to 120-150.
What the new changes entail?
The changes have put comprehension and reasoning skills at the forefront; two skills which are considered most important for future lawyers to succeed in their profession.
The consortium was of the view that the old pattern was more suited to memory-based testing and so was not aligned to the teaching methodologies adopted by leading law schools.
The candidate next needs to follow these CLAT 2020 preparation tips:
Go through the syllabus and exam pattern of CLAT 2020: The syllabus of CLAT 2020 would outline what topics are necessary and which are not. Consequently you would not end up wasting time of irrelevant topics. Meanwhile, the CLAT 2020 exam pattern would could help in formulating a exam-preparation strategy. For example, CLAT being an offline exam, one needn’t worry about technical snags, but instead focus on how to increase speed increase and accuracy when answering questions on OMS sheets.
Formulate a study plan: There should be a method to the madness! Also, having a preparation plan in place makes it easier to take stock of things, like if you go off track or fall behind. It is important to realize that there is no need to be rigid when deciding on how much one needs to study, as each one individual has his/her own intake capacity and to handle pressure. So, study only that much that you can handle, and stay away from overkill. If you are looking for guidance, look no further than Paras Pare, the AIR 73 in CLAT 2019, who studied 6-7 hours daily, which he says is “sufficient if you study daily.”
Get the book combination right: Interestingly even if you are prepared to work hard, but if the study material is substandard you won’t go too far. It is because (1) you may end up putting twice the effort to learn even simple concepts (2) sometimes you may learn things incorrectly, and unlearning them could be difficult (3) at other times, the concepts only barely scratch the subject, and you are left half-baked (4) then there may be very limited practice sets to test your learning, etc. So, it is paramount candidates follow the best books for CLAT 2020 preparation.
Focus on the weak areas: If you are weak in a particular subject, make sure that you dedicate enough time to improve. Paras shares, “from the start I was a little weak in English so I gave the most amount of time to prepare for it.”
Formulating a study technique: Mouli Kaushal Jain, the CLAT 2019 AIR 5, and topper among girls, used the Pomodoro technique for her studies. She says, “In this technique a person studies for 30 minutes and then take a break of 5 minutes and this is repeated 4 times and then a long break of 20 minutes is given.It improves productivity and concentration.” The candidate may likewise adopt a technique that suits them.
Take mock tests: They constitute the most important part of a candidate’s exam preparation journey, according to Mouli. But she suggests, “Also apart form giving, analysing the paper is also as important as giving it. Thus after every mock test, through analysis is required.”
Keep stress at bay: Don’t make the mistake of forgoing food, sleep, and rest. Or else you will burn out even before the big event occurs. One way to stay healthy and positive is to stay in the moment and don’t look too far ahead. Take one day at a time and give it your best shot.
How to prepare for CLAT 2020 - which section to answer first?
A question that many students have is regarding the order of questions in the exam. Amitendra Kumar, Product Head, CL-LST (Career Launcher - Law School Tutorials ), however, says students shouldn’t get so caught up in the sequence of answering questions. He instead says, “There is no ‘perfect’ order of answering the sections. However, one must always attempt the scoring section first. Also, the order in which the sections are attempted must be in sync with the aspirant’s strengths. One needs to keep in mind that the objective is to score maximum possible marks and to clear the cut-offs.”
CLAT 2020 Preparation Tips - Lockdown has disrupted the study ...
Questions related to CLAT
what are the best online institutes in India for CLAT preparation which provide the soft copies via pdf as well as hard copies via post or online order???what about their fees??
Riya, due to the lockdown not many courrier services are providing their services and so we cannot vouch for hard copies of packages being deliivered to your door step. But we can help you with a list of few top CLAT online coaching centres:
Sriram Law Academy
important topics pdf of clat and some question paper of it
The CLAT exam syllabus has changed this year and shift to more aptitude side then remembering things.The no.of questions reduced from 200 to 120/125 but the time duration will be the same that is 2 hours.
Here are few tips for preparation you must follow to get a good score without coaching:-English: Vocabulary questions will be asked. Word Power Made Easy is the book you can use to improve your vocabulary.
High School Grammar and Composition ( by Wren and Martin)It is a book to improve the grammar skills.
GK: Question on current affairs will be asked. Read newspaper for CURRENT G.K. than trying to grasp all info at once. Some of the newspaper sources which you can use to prepare this section are The Hindu, Financial Express, and The Economist. You can also use some other apps like Inshorts etc for current affairs.Mathematics: Only Data based questions will be asked. Like you have some information and questions on basis of that information.Logical Reasoning: Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis. These are some of the topics on which you can expect questions.
Here are some links for you:-
how to open latest sample paper of clat consortium.plz explain me
Thank you for your query. For opening sample paper for CLAT you need to look at the websites which provides latest sample papers for CLAT exam. Some of the websites include Careers360, Collegedunia and others. You can find them with a simple google search.
All the best
what is the adm criteria what is the rank required in clat for ballb
Admission is this college is done on the basis of CLAT score, around 110+ and then Interview for the selection process.
A merit list is drawn on the basis of score in the entrance. Final admission is offered after conducting interviews for the shortlisted candidates.
For that you will have to fulfill their basic Eligibility criteria of having 10+2 with 45% marks, whereas if you are from a reserved category then it is 45%.
All the best!!
how is upes for law ? how much is application fee ? which has more chance to get into upes by clat score or by ulsat ?
NAAC committee which provides grades to Indian Universities as per their performance has awarded Grade ‘C’ to UPES because of its worst academic performance and this is the lowest grade awarded to any Indian university. Even a faculty of law from this caught was caught taking bribe from students for increasing their attendance is his course. But overall the faculty is fairly good. The campus is neat and clean and well maintained.
For BA LLB, BBA LLB or B com LLB , the course fees for 5 years is 16.48 lakhs.The actual fees is much more than the official tuition fees. There will also be added expenses like industrial tour, summer classes, reevaluation, direct study, corticated issue, library and other activities. Considering, the overall expenses and fees structure, this college is not at all value for money.
However, this college is at a very good location.The location of UPES is just behind Mussoorie hills. There also trekking route from UPES back gate to mussoorie with a fishing point (river) in between.
UPES Admission is based on the national level CBT entrance examination by UPES or via national level entrance exams like JEE Main, CLAT, CAT. Direct admission is also available via the board exam merit.
I hope this helps you!