CLAT 2019 Preparation Tips by Rajendra Khadav, Director Crack CLAT Tutorials
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019 is to be held on May 12 in offline mode. Over 60,000 law aspirants are expected to appear for the national-level law entrance exam this year. Cracking CLAT will require a strategic preparation for each section of the law entrance exam. Crack CLAT Tutorials brings you the latest preparation guide to help CLAT aspirants on how best to prepare for different sections of the offline exam. In this interview, Rajendra Khadav, Director Crack CLAT Tutorials share his inputs on CLAT preparation tips 2019 and suggest the best strategies to adopt in order to crack the CLAT.
With less than three months to go for CLAT 2019, what should be a law aspirants’ strategy?
Students should now concentrate on revising their concepts and re-look their knowledge to be thorough with it. They should particularly focus on increasing their speed, since time is a very crucial factor in completing the exam. Solving past papers would help aspirants to enhance their speed and time management skills. They will also help them to acquaint the paper structure. Students should be abreast with the current affairs till the last day of the exam.
What books would you recommend them for preparing different sections of CLAT?
There are a number of good books available in the market for CLAT Preparation. I am suggesting few of them– Word power made easy by Norman Lewis, English is easy by Chetnanand Singh, Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey, Verbal Reasoning by R S Agarwal, Objective arithmetic by R S Agarwal, CRACK CLAT’s study modules, Universal’s LLB entrance guide, Manorama Yearbook, CRACK CLAT’s monthly magazine of current affairs, Lucent General Knowledge etc.
How mock tests can help them? How many times they need to take the mock test in these 3 months?
Monthly 8 to 10 offline mock tests. In this way aspirants can make their mind to think and act in stipulated time plus they will get accustomed to offline mode.
Kindly share the subject-wise expert guideline for CLAT 2019?
Following are the subjects tested through CLAT examination. Aspirants are advised to prepare for all the sections in a proper manner.
English: The English section will test the candidate’s proficiency in English based comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling in of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc. You need to build a vast vocabulary. This needs long term sustained effort. Go through the word list, words of one letter of the alphabet per day, and tick those words that you are not familiar with. Use those words in your conversation or in any writing. Do read a good newspaper, like the Hindu, everyday without fail and a news magazine like the Frontline. This in any case is essential for your GK preparation.
General Knowledge: This is another area that needs sustained effort. The area to be covered is indeed very vast. You must go through the 10th Standard books on Geography, History, Civics and Science to get a bird’s eye view or the subject matter. Do attempt the entire question from the past papers to get an idea of the vastness of the coverage. For current events, reading of newspaper and magazine is important. You must maintain a GK notebook for short notes.
Maths: This section will test candidates only on “elementary” mathematics i.e. maths that is taught till the class 10. Understand the fundamentals of the topics of arithmetic. To enhance your speed, do more practice exercises from various reading material.
Logical Reasoning: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the student’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc.
Legal Aptitude: This is one of the most important factor that the candidate should possess. It is not necessary for them to know the laws but must have an inclination towards the study of law. Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions to which they have to answer. Solving past papers would help them to enhance their speed and time management skills and will also get them acquainted to the paper structure.
How many weekly hours do they need to put in for CLAT preparation?
I will suggest for an average of 7-8 hours of core study per day. However, it may differ for every candidate. The aspirant should be comfortable with his/her time-table. In addition, the aspirant also needs to have gaps in between the study hours to relax.
Apart from CLAT which other major entrance exams should a student appear for?
Other major law entrance exams are AILET for NLU Delhi, MH-CET for GLC, ILS and Other Colleges in Maharashtra, SLAT for Symbiosis Law School, Pune/Noida/Hyderabad, UL-SAT for UPES Dehradun, LSAT-India for Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat & 50+ other colleges, entrance test of GGSIP University Delhi and Army Institute of Law (AIL) Mohali etc.
Any more expert suggestions for the law aspirants.
I would like to share my suggestions with CLAT2019 aspirants and would advise them –
- While attempting the question paper, you need to have a positive approach
- Be confident that you are well prepared to answer the questions
- Believe in yourself and your hard work