General knowledge including Current Affairs: Important Topics

GK including Current affairs can cover almost any event happening globally.

  • Sports
  • Polity
  • History, Art, and Culture
  • Economics
  • Science and Technology
  • Events of National and International Significance
  • Major Industries in India
  • Outline of Indian Economy
  • Banking and Finance
  • Miscellaneous

How to approach GK passages in CLAT?

Usually, there isn’t much articulation to be done to the passages given in this section. The passages are given to help you recognize the events and topics the questions will be given from. The answers will not be given in the passage, instead, you will have to recall all relevant knowledge you have related to the passage.

It is recommended that you skim through the passage and scan the questions before deciding if you want to answer them. Don’t spend too much time reading the passages if you wish to skip the questions but read through once and recall all information you have studied related to the passage before attempting the questions. Reading the passage once is sufficient.

Tips and tricks for Current Affairs including General Knowledge

Current Affairs including GK is one such section where no amount of preparation is enough. This isn’t supposed to scare you off but gives you an idea of how preparation for this section must go.

  1. Current affairs questions will comprise anything that has happened in the past year or more.
  2. GK questions will comprise more historic and holistic events where your conceptual understanding of the current events will be tested. This implies that when you study current events, ensure you collect historic knowledge related to these events. Make short notes and timelines while studying this.
  3. Focus on topics such as Sports, History, Art & Culture, economics, government policies, science & technology, reports & indices, books, Geography, awards, national & international events, and organizations.
  4. Allocate at least 2 hours daily for the GK section.
  5. Get into the habit of reading newspapers daily. This helps with better vocabulary and articulation besides other benefits.
  6. Studying for GK can get overwhelming because of the sea of resources easily available. Stick to trusted resources like the Hindu, newspaper editorials, articles, and compact monthly/weekly current affairs compendiums. You can also take help from youtube channels that offer similar updates for better retention.

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Frequently Asked Questions

CLAT 2024 will tentatively be held in the third week of December 2023.

CLAT is an offline MCQ-based paper that happens annually.

The one-time application fee which is non-refundable for CLAT 2023 is:

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  • INR 3,500 for SC/ST/BPL candidates.

Students from any board or stream can take the test if they are currently in class 12, or have passed out already.

The paper is conducted only in the English language.