Important Tips To Crack CLAT 2018 In One Month

Posted By: Sashikanth

One of the prestigious law entrance examinations, Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted on a rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) spread across the country. Annually, CLAT is conducted to select candidates to each university for admission to their undergraduate or postgraduate programmes.

This national-level entrance examination is conducted for admissions to the five-year integrated undergraduate law programmes at the 19 NLUs across the country. Most of the NLUs also offer one-year postgraduate degrees, like LLM. CLAT is all set to take place on May 13, 2018. Let's explore everything about CLAT, specifically for the UG courses, besides tips!

How To Prepare For CLAT In One Month

CLAT Exam Pattern For UG Courses

CLAT is a computer-based test that consists of only objective-type questions. The duration of the exam is two hours and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

SectionNumber of Questions Number of Marks 
 English including comprehension 40 40
 General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 50
 Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 20
 Legal Aptitude 50 50
  Logical Reasoning 40 40
 Total 200 200

How To Prepare For CLAT In One Month

CLAT Exam Pattern For PG Course

The CLAT examination for the postgraduate course, LLM, is a computer-based test that consists of only objective-type questions. The duration of the exam is two hours and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

SectionNumber of Questions Number of Marks 
 Constitutional Law5050
 Jurisprudence5050
 Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.50 50
 Total 150 150

Prepare A Study Plan

All the aspirants have to prepare a perfect study plan and divide the time equally for every topic. A phase-wise study plan is the best strategy for CLAT. During the first phase of the study plan, candidates should acquire all the knowledge in every subject. During phase two, one has to be familiar with all the possible questions in every subject. During the final phase, aspirants should increase their accuracy.

Study The Easiest Portion First

Undeniably, aspirants have to master every area to stand out from the crowd. With only a month left for the preparation, students are suggested to focus on the basic and most important topics. Identify the areas you can complete in this month. However, keep the study resources available to save time while reading.

Prepare Self-notes

It is better to have all the important points at one place, which is extremely helpful during revisions. Keep a note, take down all the points and never forget to highlight them. This mode of preparation is required for the general knowledge section in CLAT-UG entrance exam.

Take Mock Tests

Attempting the full-length mock tests prior to the exam not only increases confidence, but also displays where you stand in the competition. This will also make you familiar with the online exam besides making you feel like taking the actual test.

Increase Your Speed

There are no specific tips to increase the speed and accuracy during the exam. The practise is the most important part in any competitive examination. Try to solve the previous years' question papers at regular intervals. One should also enhance their time-management skills for better results in CLAT.

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