How to Prepare for CLAT 2021?

How to prepare for CLAT 2021? That’s one question every candidate asks. A good score in CLAT gets you a good Law College. Hence, scoring well is a necessity. No matter how much time you have at hand it is of utmost importance to prepare a preparation strategy with is rational and practical. It is imperative that the candidate stays motivated throughout their CLAT preparation. Preparing for CLAT is quite a commitment-but your discipline in sticking with this strategy will be rewarded! This page will give you a fair idea on how to prepare for CLAT 2021.

How to prepare for CLAT 2021: preparation tips

  • Candidate must prepare a time table keeping the syllabus in mind.
  • Make sure to cover all the topics and concepts.
  • Candidate must focus on mock tests and practice tests.
  • t is important to analyze the tests taken, recognize the weak areas, and work towards them.
  • Do not make assumptions. For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • For Remember Principle is always right. Keep aside all other knowledge that you have related to the question beforehand; whether it is a personal viewpoint, legal knowledge, prejudice, or any other thing you know in general.
  • Apply the principle to the given fact rigorously.

CLAT 2021 exam syllabus

It is crucial for a candidate to know the exam syllabus (So far there haven’t been any reports of any major change in the CLAT 2021 syllabus. This section provides the best possible details based on the CLAT 2020 exam syllabus) and process with the preparation accordingly. The exam syllabus works as a blueprint and will guide your preparation.

Sections

Topics

English

  • Comprehension passages, Grammar, word meanings, incorrect/correct sentences


Mathematics

Algebra, profit and loss, time and work, average, speed and distance, permutation-combination and Venn diagrams, statistical estimation, Mensuration

General Knowledge & Current Affairs

Static general knowledge including History, Polity, Geography, Environment, etc.

  • Current affairs- national of national and international importance, sports, new appointments, awards and honours etc.

Logical Reasoning


Logical and Analytical reasoning skills

Legal Aptitude

Study of law, Research aptitude, Problem-solving ability, Questions based on hypothetical situations, Important court decisions

CLAT 2021 Preparation Plan

General Guidelines

Know the marking scheme:

It is imperative that you know the marking scheme. You have to score marks to qualify the exam and you need to know what kind of approach will fetch you marks to eventually crack the exam.

Practice and analyze:

Once the fundamentals are clear in the classroom it becomes imperative that a practice test on the same topic is written that very day to reinforce the concept. Timed tests on 2/3 topics/ sections written every day and analyzed thereafter are enough to tame the CLAT exam.

Practicing mock tests and previous year question papers

It is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Candidates preparing for the exam should write as many mock tests and possible. These not only give you an idea about the type of question asked in the CLAT exam but also ensures that you stay relatively calm and confident on the day of the actual exam you.

Investing in good and reliable study material

Books are the holy grail of success. It is delusional to believe that the right schedule and practicing mock test alone will not help you to excel CLAT 2021. You need good books and reliable study material to qualify for the exam. This study material can also be online. With the rise in digitalization, it is only fit to refer to study material on the internet as well. All that a candidate needs is a reliable source of information.

How to prepare for CLAT 2021: preparation tips

  • Candidate must prepare a time table keeping the syllabus in mind.
  • Make sure to cover all the topics and concepts.
  • Candidate must focus on mock tests and practice tests.
  • It is important to analyze the tests taken, recognize the weak areas, and work towards them.
  • Do not make assumptions. For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • For Remember Principle is always right. Keep aside all other knowledge that you have related to the question beforehand; whether it is a personal viewpoint, legal knowledge, prejudice, or any other thing you know in general.
  • Apply the principle to the given fact rigorously.

CLAT 2021 Section-wise preparation tips

Mathematics

For this section Practice! Practice! and practice! The more you practice the more equipped you are. What you do today should be revised again and again and again. Practicing again and again for this section especially builds accuracy. And that is what you need in a time-bound exam with negative marking. The quicker you are, the more time you save to answer the rest of the questions. The more accurate you are, the more marks you make.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Stay aware. Awareness plays a key role in this section. One must make his/ her habit of reading newspapers and watching the news daily. Basic knowledge of History, Geography and Science will be preferred as a great advantage. The Hindu will be enough and try to utilize the entire free portal which provides current affairs.

Legal Reasoning

  • Focus on the legal issues from the last 10 months and read about them.
  • Special attention should be paid to landmark judgments and important cases from the last year.
  • Read about all the new amendments and enactments done in both monsoon and winter sessions of the parliament along with contemporary issues like LGBTQ rights or the death penalty which have been a part of the news in the last few months.
  • Reading about static and current legal issues prior to your CLAT 2021 will help you in understanding the passage easily and at a much faster pace during your final exam.
  • Secondly, you might land up in a situation where you are running out of time and cannot invest the last three-four minutes left in reading the entire passage. Here, your prior basic Understanding of the legal issue will be of great help as you might be able to answer a couple of questions even without reading the entire passage word to word.
  • Improve your legal vocabulary including legal jargons, legal terms, foreign phrases, and maxims.

English Language

  • For this part, it is necessary to read as much as possible.
  • Reading the newspaper and learning new words will prove to be beneficial.
  • Practicing comprehension passages will increase your answering speed.
  • Solve the previous year’s question papers.
  • Take online mock tests and check your performance.

Books for CLAT 2021 preparation

In order to prepare for any exam, books are the most reliable source. A plethora of books are available in the market for CLAT preparation.

The Consortium will also publish various preparatory materials for the UG-CLAT 2021, including:

  • Guides to the question paper and sample questions;
  • Model question papers; and
  • Instructional materials and exercises for each of the subjects that the UG-CLAT 2021 comprises.

CLAT books: English language

  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
  • English is Easy by Chetananand Singh
  • Objective General English by RS Aggarwal
  • Barron's Pocket Guide to Vocabulary

CLAT books: Legal reasoning

  • Universal's CLAT Guide
  • Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj
  • LexisNexis Butterworths
  • Bare Acts of Indian Constitution

CLAT books: Elementary Mathematics

  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • Class 10th NCERT Textbook

CLAT books: Logical reasoning

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

CLAT books: General Knowledge and Current Affairs

  • Pearson General Knowledge Manual
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • Manorama Year Book
  • India Year Book
  • Competition Success Review
  • The Hindu Newspaper

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