CLAT Entrance Exam is an offline test for admissions to undergraduate law programmes like BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB and BSc LLB in 20 National Law Universities (NLU). The 200 questions objective exam has multiple choice questions wherein the aspirant has to choose one correct answer. Each correct answer gives you 1 mark while the wrong answer takes away 0.25 marks from the total score.
If you are sure that you want to pursue law, then the early you start your preparation to crack CLAT, the better. If you are in class 11, then two years of time needs to be charted in a way so that the preparation is done thoroughly.
The foremost step is to have a defined study plan and the key to ace it is to stay true to it throughout. Do not hop from one study plan to another. Divide your study plan further into daily, weekly, monthly and biannual plans so that they are easy to achieve and execute. This way you can cover the entire syllabus and also keep time for revision.
HOW TO DIVIDE TWO YEARS FOR PREPARING FOR CLAT
Divide the two years into concept clearing, revision and practice time and then go ahead with it. Allot first six months to get your basics clear and apply the facts along with regular academic classes. The next one year can be devoted to hardcore revision followed by the practice with mock tests and last year’s question papers to test yourself.
WHAT TOPIC TO COVER FIRST?
Prioritizing the topic is very essential. Start with the topic which you dread the most and move further with easier ones. Get your doubts cleared continuously and don’t leave anything for the later stages.
HOW TO OVERCOME FEAR?
You might be having a fear of any particular subject or topic. Release your fear by overcoming it by thoroughly studying it in the initial stages itself. Understanding the topics will instill more confidence in you.
PREPARING FOR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
General Knowledge is a vast ocean. One cannot cover everything and complete it. For preparing for General Knowledge, keep yourself abreast with the current affairs of past one year while learning the static portions. Current Affairs take up a large portion of the exam. While preparing, make notes of every national and international event which will help you to keep a track and chances of leaving a concept will be low. Keep revising your notes regularly.
PREPARING FOR LEGAL APTITUDE
Legal Aptitude can also be a hurdle for many as this aspect is not taught in the senior classes. The objective of this section in the CLAT Entrance Exam is to know the interest of aspirants towards the study of law. Practice this section by thoroughly studying last year papers and solving them.
Keep your strategy simple. Don’t forget that with the preparation, you have regular school classes and also have to prepare for 12th Board exams. Be consistent and religiously devote some hours daily for the preparation to keep an edge ahead of others