It is time to start CLAT 2018 preparations. Let us begin with looking at the weightage of marks assigned to each section.
Section Weightage English 40 General Knowledge 50 Maths 20 Legal Aptitude 50 Logical Reasoning 40
You have one whole to prepare so I am going to give you tips which will help you gain in-depth knowledge of each subject.
Make your time table in a way that you give two hours time everyday to CLAT preparation because you also have to prepare for boards so two hours time in the beginning should do you good. If you are re-appearing because you did not make it in the 2017 exams then spend eight hours preparing everyday so that you land among the toppers in 2018. The students who are appearing for boards should also bring their study hours from two hours to eight hours when there are two months left for CLAT. Those appearing for boards should do fine when they join a test series of a good coaching institute in the last two months and those who are re-appearing should join coaching for one whole year.
Let us examine each section in detail
English • Inculcate a habit of reading as many English newspapers per day as you can. This will improve your English as well as your GK. • Pick up the dictionary and read the meanings of 20 words daily. Use Norman Lewis' book called Word Power Made Easy to get a hang of antonyms and synonyms. For grammar go for the book called Wren and Martin. General Knowledge • Read an English newspaper and pay special attention to the editorials. I recommend that you read " The Hindu" • Listen to one hour of news every day. Go for that news show which covers the entire day's events in one hour. • Make daily notes This covers your current affairs • The Pearson GK manual will help you cover the static GK section and this book is helpful for competitive exams in specific so expect questions from here. You could start small and aim ten pages a day of this GK manual. Maths The thing is that the syllabus itself states that you can expect anything in Maths from what you studied from grade IV till grade X so I suggest a shortcut. • Go through all past 10 year papers and you will be able to arrive at the conclusion about which topics repeat over the years. If you find even a single question from a topic then study that topic in detail. That is the simplest way to arrive at the exact syllabus and saves you a lot of time which you would have wasted on topics which would not be covered. • Once that is done then concentrate on mock test questions and study the topics covered. Legal reasoning • This section should be covered by any good coaching institute and material provided by them should be enough to prepare you for the exam. • The section has been increasingly seen to include questions on legal GK. Legal maxims should be covered along with big news about SC and HC judgments. Important posts held by lawyers in the country can be a question. • If you haven't joined any coaching institute then I recommend the compilation of past year papers by A.P. Bhardwaj. Practicing past year papers is a must. Logical reasoning • I recommend RS Aggarwal for logical reasoning. This book is more than good enough and along with that you should refer to past year papers.
To conclude I would suggest that you keep practicing past year papers and take as many mock tests as possible. For More Details Visit on http://successmantra.com/law/
Since the time CLAT was founded in 2008 the five year law course has more or less replaced the conventional three year LLB but Delhi University has emerged as the sole name which keeps three year LLB courses alive in India. The DU LLB three year law course is a reputed course for all those who are not sure of the career path they will choose post their education and for those who want many career paths open for themselves in the future. So the question we are going to answer is how does one prepare for the DU.LLB entrance
The paper pattern is such that there are a total of 175 questions carrying a weightage of 4 marks each. The maximum marks for the exam are 700.
The best tip to prepare according to all experts is that one should get hold of past year papers and try and solve them.
Let us now look at each section of the paper
1. EnglishThe first section is English and comprehension. The focus areas are vocabulary, grammar and sentence correction, and reading comprehension.In order to build vocabulary I suggest you straight away pick up the dictionary and read the meanings of twenty words daily.Read an English newspaper too. This will help with your GK preparation as well.If you want to improve your grammar then go for the book called Wren and Martin and read the relevant sections. For example if you want to learn about punctuations then read only that chapter. For the most part this section should be scoring.
2. General KnowledgeThe GK section is very important because a large number of questions come from this section and for DU.LLB current affairs are quite important.Read the newspaper "The Hindu" every day for one year and read each month's issue of the competition success magazine for one whole year.Inculcate the habit of watching a one hour news show everyday where they go over all events of the day.Make your notes.Daily preparation is a much better way to prepare for GK than learning everything at the last moment but if you are not prepared and want a last minute tip then go for an yearbook like Manorama year book which will cover the news for one whole year. 3. Legal aptitudeThis section also covers questions from legal GK for instance important positions held by people from the legal field for example if a lawyer holds a ministry. You could also be asked about important judgments passed by the SC or HC related to interpretation of any article of the constitution, or judgments for safety of women or those related to intellectual property. This was all about legal GK and for legal reasoning I suggest the compilation of past year solved papers by A.P. Bhardwaj.
4. Logical reasoningOnce again I would recommend the book by RS Aggarwal which is more than sufficient to cover this section.
For last minute revisions I suggest the Universal Law Guide. Also, ensure you take a lot of mock tests so as to be able to get an accurate idea about how well you do while keeping in mind the time factor.
My conclusion is that with a little preparation this exam is not so much of a tough nut to crack.