How to Prepare for Current Affairs for CLAT 2021 - Syllabus, Test Structure, Tips
How to Prepare for Current Affairs for CLAT 2021 - The Consortium of NLUs will conduct the pen-and-paper-based CLAT 2021 exam on June 13. The question paper of the exam will include five sections: English Language, Current Affairs, including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques. The Current Affairs section would contribute around 35-39 questions, meaning it will carry a weightage of roughly 25%. So, any candidate who intends to get a good score in CLAT 2021 should do well in the section.
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The important question is: how does one perform well in the CLAT current affairs section?
We explain to you how:
- First, learn the tricks as to how to prepare for the current affairs section of CLAT 2021.
- Next, the tricks and tips should be well executed.
In this article, we explain to you how you can easily master the subject (or section) and thus get a good score.
Check out the CLAT 2021 Current Affairs Syllabus
The first thing the candidate needs to do is carefully go through the syllabus of CLAT 2021 prescribed by the consortium. Go to the current affairs part, and check out what are the various topics mentioned under it.
As per the official description, the section will include multiple passages, each 450-word long. The passages will be taken from news, journalistic sources, and other non-fiction writing.
Do you have any idea what skills are tested in the current affairs section of CLAT?
- Questions will examine the legal information or knowledge discussed in the passage.
- You don't need any prior understanding of the law to answer these questions.
- However, you are expected to demonstrate awareness of current affairs and general knowledge, especially related to:
- Contemporary events of significance from India and the world
- Arts and culture
- International affairs
- Historic events of continuing significance.
CLAT current affairs - Test structure
Number of passages
The section may have 4-5 passages
Total number of questions
The section will have around 35-39 questions, which is roughly 25% of the paper
CLAT current affairs syllabus (Content of passages)
To be drawn from news, journalistic sources, and other non-fiction writing
What are the skills that will be tested?
The candidate has to demonstrate their awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge
How to Prepare for Current Affairs for CLAT 2021
To perform well in the section, you needn't mug up facts or information. It is because questions will be based on the passage that is given.
However, you must be able to:
- Comprehend what is in the passage
- Analyze the various points mentioned in it
- Connect dots to arrive at logical conclusions
Recall that the section is designed to test your awareness of various topics of current affairs and general knowledge.
One way you can prepare for CLAT 2021 current affairs section is by reading newspapers, articles, and editorials. This way you can develop an analytical bent of mind, learn how to find our nuggets of information from the piece, and other ancillary information, which otherwise a layman can't.
Here are some newspaper suggestions as part of your CLAT current affairs preparation.
The Indian Express
What other resources you can use
While print newspapers are pretty useful study material, there are other ways to prepare for the CLAT general knowledge and current affairs section. What you can do is take the help of online resources.
At the click of a mouse, or using your smartphone, you can access the best newspapers online. Go to the official site and check out the editorials and articles.
You may also take the help of apps like Youtube, Unacademy to prepare for CLAT current affairs.
Current affairs for CLAT 2021 - Is mugging up facts and figures useful?
Ideally, the CLAT conducting body doesn’t encourage or discourage the use of fact compendiums. However, for knowing the basics of important topics, it can be useful to read the study material. For example, if there is a comprehension passage on Cyclone, the candidate will be expected to know the difference between cyclone, typhoon and hurricanes. This knowledge can be developed by reading basic general knowledge books such as Lucent GK, and Arihant General Knowledge.
However, candidates are also advised not to fall prey to out of syllabus topics. This will be a wastage of time.
CLAT current affairs preparation - Solve Sample papers based on new pattern
Solving the CLAT sample papers is a time tested method of preparation. With new patterns coming into existence, the sample papers have become more important than ever. Candidates must solve the CLAT sample papers based on the new exam pattern and try to develop an understanding of the paper. The sample papers, if solved in a stimulating atmosphere, under tight time limits, are able to give an honest review of the candidate’s preparation.
Moreover, by solving the sample papers of CLAT, the candidates will learn the time management skills while improving their accuracy of giving correct answers.
CLAT general knowledge and current affairs sample questions
A comprehension passage-based question from CLAT 2020 sample questions is given below. Candidates can refer to the question for developing an understanding of the new pattern.
The U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstructing Congress, the culmination of an effort by Democrats that further inflamed partisan tensions in Washington and deepened the nation’s ideological divide.
The historic votes, which won the support of almost all Democrats in the House chamber but not a single Republican, leave Trump as only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached -- and the only impeached president likely to win his party’s nomination for reelection.
The Senate will hold a trial early next year to decide whether the president should be convicted on the charges and removed from office, though the Republicans who have the majority in that chamber will almost certainly acquit him.
House Democrats took depositions from more than a dozen witnesses, held weeks of hearings, and wrote hundreds of pages documenting Trump’s efforts to pressure the president of  to investigate the former Vice President  and his son.
[Extracted, with edits and revisions, from: Billy House, "Donald Trump impeached on two counts by House, setting up Senate trial",
1.1 Donald Trump is the third President of the United States of America to be impeached. Which of the following presidents has also been impeached?
(a) George W. Bush
(b) George Bush Sr.
(c) Richard Nixon
(d) Bill Clinton
1.2 Which country’s name has been replaced with ‘’ in the passage above?
(c) United Kingdom
(d) Saudi Arabia
1.3 What is the name of the former Vice President of the United States of America whose name has been replaced with ‘’ in the passage above?
(a) Joe Biden
(b) Al Gore
(c) Nancy Pelosi
(d) Mike Pence
1.4 Which Article of the Constitution of India sets out the process for the impeachment of the President of India?
(a) Article 370
(b) Article 365
(c) Article 45
(d) Article 61
1.5 Under the Constitution of India, a charge for the impeachment of the President of India can be preferred by:
(a) The Lok Sabha only
(b) The Rajya Sabha only
(c) Either House of Parliament
(d) Both Houses of Parliament simultaneously
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to Prepare for Current Affairs for CLAT 2021 - Syllabus, Test Structure, Tips
Question:What kind of questions will be asked from CLAT Current affairs?
There will be comprehension passage based questions in the current affairs section of CLAT.
Question:How many passages will be given in the current affairs of CLAT?
There will be around 4-5 comprehension passages from the current affairs. Each passage will have 4-5 multiple choice questions.
Question:What newspapers should I refer for CLAT current affairs preparation?
To prepare for CLAT current affairs candidates can read a daily newspaper such as The Hindu, The Indian Express, Times of India.
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Questions related to CLAT
can I give clat after bba ? tell me
The Common Law Admission Test or the CLAT Examination is generally taken by the students after they passed the class 12th standard in order to get admission into to BBA degrees into various colleges including the National Law universities.
So, there is no such meaning of attempting the clat examination once we have passed your BBA degree.
Hope it was informational!!
If we get more marks in CLAT then after we want to pay NLU fees???
Yes, you will have to pay the fee of NLU after qualifying CLAT , even if you top the CLAT examination then also you will have to pay the fee.
This is because,
the CLAT examination is just an entrance examination to shortlist students for admission and not for the exemption of fee.
As per the fee structure of NLU Bangalore one year fee for UG course is provided below for different category :-
Fees Structure UG ( For 1 Year)
SC / ST
You can check the same at
To help you further,
Below is CLAT UG examination pattern, so that you can prepare accordingly :-
* total number of questions :- 150 questions
* type of questions asked :- mcqs/objective. Basically, your clat question paper will contain several passages of around 300 to 450 words and those passages will be followed by series of mcqs.
* medium of the question paper :- English
* mode of the examination :- it will be conducted in offline mode / pen paper based examination
* total marks :- the examination will be conducted for a total of 150 marks
*Duration of the examination :- 2 hours
*marking scheme :-
. -) you get one mark for each correct answer .
. -) here is penalty of 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer
Subject wise number of questions in your clat 2021 examination is provided below:-
*english language :- 28 - 32 questions
*quantitative techniques :- 13-17questions
*Legal Reasoning :- 35-39 questions
*current affairs including gk :- 35-39 questions
*Logical Reasoning :- 28-32 questions
For more details regarding clat examination pattern you can visit our page at
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how to prepare for clat in 60 days with boards
CLAT will be conducted for two hours carrying 150 MCQs, each question is for one mark, and 0.25 mark is deducted for each incorrect attempt. It consists of sections such as comprehension-based questions from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning sections .
First of all make a timetable, be acquainted with paper pattern and syllabus which you can check out at https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/clat-2021/ug-syllabus.html and devote time to each section accordingly.
For General Knowledge and Current Affairs, you can go through magazines such as Pratiyogita Darpan, the best way to deal with dynamic portion is reading newspaper on a daily basis ,you can choose The Hindu or The Indian Express.For static GK part,you can use Lucent's GK. Also,you can search in Internet there are many sites which have compiled this in an organized manner pertaining to different subjects.
For Aptitude, you can use Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning by A P Bhardwaj o rLegal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson.
For Logical Reasoning, you can use any reasoning book such as Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey or even Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal. try to get your concepts clear first and then practice in a steady manner.
For Elementary Mathematics with Numerical Ability, use Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal, you can also use NCERTs book to build the basic concepts.
For Language Comprehension, you can use Wren and Martin for grammar, and Norman Lewis's Word Power Made Easy to build vocabulary, also reading editorials section of The Hindu and The Indian Express will help you immediately to grasp the comprehension part along with enriching your vocabulary.
At last visit the official website at https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/ to know more details regarding question paper format, sample paper and other such important aspects related to preparation of CLAT.
where can I get best online coaching for CLAT and AILET exams.
Some of the best online coaching for CLAT and AILET exam are the following
T. I. M. E
KNOWLEDGE NATIONAL LAW CENTRE
SRI RAM LAW ACADEMY
Hope this information will help you
Now that CLAT 2021 is postponed, Is the exam expected to be conducted in late July or August ? Please respond ASAP!!!!!!!!
Right now it is difficult to predict when the exam will be conducted as the situation in India is not good. Due to the ongoing pandemic the CLAT was postponed so until the situation is under control it is difficult to conduct any exams. So we have to wait for the officials to declare the new dates. The consortium of NLUs has finally postponed the CLAT 2021 exam date due to COVID-19 pandemic in the country, on May 15. A new date for CLAT 2021 will be announced soon. Keep an eye on the official website for the latest information.