CLAT Exam Pattern and Preparation Tips: The next CLAT Exam will be held through offline mode on 10th May 2020. On the basis of CLAT score, a candidate can have admission for law programmes in various government & private law college and also have opportunity for PSU recruitment.
Recently, The Consortium of National Law Universities issued a press release which indicated changes to the exam pattern and number of questions in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 exam. So here are few tips to prepare and crack the exam, keeping in mind the new exam pattern of CLAT.
Changes in CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern
The two most important skills for budding lawyers include comprehension and critical reasoning skills. In the recent years, the professors at National Law University (NLUs) have felt that law entrance Exam CLAT has not succeeded in testing students’ real aptitude to pursue law programme instead tested the memory quotient of law aspirants, resulting in a mismatch between selected students and law school requirements. To solve this gap, CLAT Consortium has proposed some changes in the forthcoming CLAT Exam, as below-
- To reduce the number of questions in CLAT from 200 to 120-150 questions. This brought relief to students as cracking 200 questions in 120 minutes put tremendous time pressure on students.
- Further, the questions from the General Knowledge (GK) section will be asked only on current affairs, rather than static GK topics such as history, geography, science and so on. Now, students will no longer be required to cram facts for the General Knowledge (GK) section.
- The English section in CLAT 2020 will comprise of only comprehension passages with a view to test their understanding of the passages, contextual meaning of words and inferences drawn from the passages.
- Instead of testing the arithmetic aptitude of candidates, the focus of the math section will be on testing data interpretation skills of students, which is more relevant for law aspirants.
- Logical Reasoning (LR) section will place more emphasis on critical reasoning skills. This section will include a variety of questions to determine students’ ability to reason through an argument logically and make an objective decision. It will test their deductive reasoning skills.
- Regarding legal Aptitude section, the CLAT Consortium has realised that it is rather unfair to quiz students on their knowledge of legal concepts even before they enter the law schools. This section will now test students’ ability to deduce conclusion from a given set of premises. The section would continue to have propositions and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied.
Preparation Tips for CLAT
When your base is strong then only you are able to build anything on it, similar logic is also applicable for any entrance exam. You need to have a strong practice and strategy to crack any entrance exam.
- Read newspapers, especially the editorial section. This habit will strengthen your comprehension skills, enhance your vocabulary.
- Study material plays an important role in each and every exam of any field and this is ‘CLAT’, so you need to know your study material, good books or guide of good authors and follow such kind of books.
- Exposure to varied questions on logical reasoning is vital.
- Glance through the various tips and tricks for Maths and logic, you can build a strong foundation.
- Read issue-based current affairs, rather than merely memorising random facts.
- Practise comprehension passages of varying difficulty levels. The more you practice the more you speed up along with accuracy. Once you are clear with the concepts, start practising the problems simultaneously. Practice is the only way to understand the problems correctly.
- CLAT test the elementary mathematics only, so clear the concept with tenth class NCERT books.
- Anyone appearing for the CLAT should attempt atleast 4 mock test in every month.
- A candidate should always know his/her strengths and weaknesses. Work more on the strengths and improve the areas in which you are weak.
- Keep a calm mind and quickly adapt to your study strategies to face the new CLAT pattern.
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