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Tips to Prepare for English Language Section of CLAT 2021

Subhashri Roy
Subhashri RoyPublished On: May 17, 2021 | CLAT

Preparing for the English Language section of CLAT 2021? Scroll through to find the top preparation tips for the section that will help you in acing it easily.

English Language Section of CLAT 2021

Do you read every day? When we say reading, it does not imply textbooks or any study material for CLAT 2021. Material for CLAT 2021 English could basically be anything. You can read random novels that interest you or form a habit of reading one of the top English newspapers in the country. Reading newspapers every day comes with another benefit; not only does it improve your language but also helps you with the Current Affairs section of CLAT 2021.

Apart from the English Language section, CLAT 2021 includes four more sections, namely, Current Affairs Including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques.

CollegeDekho strives to help candidates like you in excelling at CLAT 2021. Even if you do not have a good command over the English language, you can still ace the English section of CLAT by following a few tips mentioned in this article.

NOTE: There has been a change in the CLAT exam from 2020 onwards. You can check the new CLAT 2021 exam pattern before starting with the preparation.

CLAT 2021 English Language Syllabus

In the English section of CLAT 2021, passages of 450 words each shall be given. These passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing of the 12th standard level. Each passage will have a series of questions that would test the comprehension and language skills of a candidate. Questions would be based on:

  • Reading and understanding the main point of the question including the viewpoints and arguments mentioned in the passage.
  • Summarising the passages.
  • Drawing inferences and conclusions based on the passage.
  • Comparing various arguments or viewpoints mentioned in the passage.
  • Comprehending the meaning of various phrases and words mentioned in the passage.

Also Read: Colleges Accepting CLAT 2021 Score and Seat Matrix

CLAT 2021 English Language Important Topics

Here are the most important topics of CLAT 2021 English Language section. Aspirants need to be focused on these topics while preparing for the exam.

  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Comprehension-Based Questions
  • Foreign Language Words
  • Spelling Check

CLAT 2021 English Language Preparation Tips

  • Chalk-out a Preparation Plan

Before starting with the preparation, invest your time in the preparation strategy. Calculate the amount of time you would need to complete the syllabus along with revising all the topics. While making the plan, identify your strengths and weaknesses and plan out accordingly. Find out the topics that bother you the most and the ones on which you would have to devote most of your time.

  • Make a Habit of Reading Every Day

As mentioned at the very beginning of this article, make reading your habit. While doing so, make sure you don’t indulge in reading something that you don’t enjoy. Reading materials that don’t interest will only lead to wastage of time. However, reading newspapers is a must and cannot be ignored at any cost.

  • Make a Section-Wise Preparation Strategy

The main sections to include in this strategy are Grammar, Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary.

For Grammar

The first and the most important thing to do is to buy a basic English grammar book like Wren and Martin. Pay attention and go through each section. When you are preparing specifically for this section, candidates must pay attention to every little detail and build the foundation. Good knowledge of the basics of the English language will only help you identify the right answer quickly.

Start thinking and forming sentences in English in your head. Start finding your own mistakes and rectifying them, which is the best way to learn English Grammar.

For Reading Comprehension

Five skills that a CLAT aspirant requires to ace comprehensions are:

  • Good vocabulary
  • Ability to draw inferences
  • Identify the tone and purpose of the passage or the question.
  • Find out how many passages are there in the exam and how much time you can spend on each of them.
  • Learn how to make connections, visualise, synthesize, determine the importance and make inferences while answering comprehension-based questions.

For Vocabulary

Vocabulary-based questions include Antonyms, Idioms, Spellcheck, Synonyms, Foreign Language words, etc. To ace questions on vocabulary, you should solve the quizzes of antonyms, synonyms, etc. Learning and remembering multiple new words is not humanly possible and so candidates must make sure that they make note of them and use them on a regular basis.

  • Practice A Lot of Quizzes

It is extremely important that you practice as many quizzes based on the English Language as possible. Divide it into Comprehension-based questions, Grammar-based questions and Vocabulary-based questions.

English section, be it of any entrance exam, is almost always probable. The more you practice, the more you tend to get used to the questions and if you are lucky you might end up finding similar questions in CLAT 2021.

  • Jot Down Anything that You Find Important

Don’t ignore this fact. It is always good to have a notebook filled with pointers. These are the pointers that will help you with the last-minute revision/preparation.

  • Do Not Waste Your Time on Multiple Books

Especially for the English Language section, candidates must refer to just one good book. English Language books tend to have similar content which candidates often waste time on. Check out the list of the Best Books for CLAT 2021.

Also Read:CLAT 2021 Important Dates

For candidates who are well-versed in English, do not be overconfident and take this section lightly. This section carries 20% weightage with around 28-32 questions. Prepare well and your fluency in the language would be the icing on the cake. The candidates who are not as well-versed, with a defined strategy, positivity and enough practice, you can certainly score high in this section.

GET UP, READ THE NEWSPAPER, PRACTICE, REPEAT.

Section-Wise CLAT 2021 Preparation Tips

Click on the below-mentioned links to check out the section-wise preparation tips for CLAT 2021:

Preparation Tips for CLAT 2021 Legal Reasoning Section

Tips to Prepare for Current Affairs Section of CLAT 2021

Tips to Prepare for CLAT 2021 Quantitative Techniques Section

Preparation Tips for CLAT Logical Reasoning 2021

Good Luck from the CollegeDekho team. In case of any questions, do write to us through our QnA section so that your queries are solved by experts.

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