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How to Prepare for CLAT UG 2017
Around 23,000 students wrote CLAT in 2015 and 30,000 students in 2016, the number is expected to grow substantially in coming years. In a sense, the competition in CLAT isn’t as high as most of the entrance examinations like in Engineering and Medical colleges. However, any student aiming for the best law schools in India should have a cstrategy in his/her mind right from the beginning of his/her preparation and should focus highly on practicing from diverse sources. Last but surely not the least, they should keep themselves updated of all current affairs happening around the the World all through his preparation journey.
The trick is to understand that not all subjects are equally important. An efficient preparation of English will also prepare you for Critical Reasoning (this section of CLAT paper was solely comprised of Critical Reasoning type questions), as well as Legal Reasoning, in addition to English. Also, preparation of Mathematics will also prepare you for Analytical Reasoning (Puzzles, coding-decoding etc) as skills require to master both these subjects are largely similar.
The strategy should be to devote the maximum amount of time in mastering subjects with compound effect (i.e. Mathematics and English). Do lot of practice in GK as well. The inclusion of subjects like Static General Knowledge and Legal General Knowledge has generally been criticized, and it is a usual consensus that even more importance must be given to subjects like Logic and Legal Reasoning. Remember that 75 GK (along with Legal GK) questions are there and anyone having command over GK can not only score with ease but also with less time.
Another strategy for quickly improving scores is by solving as many Mocks as possible, and more importantly, giving enough time to yourself for analyzing these Mocks.
Suggested Materials for Preparation for all sections
- Logical Reasoning Quantitative Ability: Books from a reputed publisher by any good Author
- GK and English: Pratiyogita Darpan and Competition Success Review.
- Reasoning: Books from Pearson or Arihant publications.