The admission process for the law colleges have begun with CLAT exam around the corner. Over 50000 candidates have registered for CLAT 2017. Preparations are going on rigorously by the students to secure a position in the available 2400 seats. So what do you need to know about this exam and how can you crack it? Before getting at that, candidates must be mentally prepared to do whatever it takes and dedicate their 100 per cent efforts into working towards their goal.
Why take CLAT?
Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT) is conducted every year for entrance in various National Law Schools. This means that you will be given better opportunities and scope when you study at a national law college. Once you decide to enrol in a national premiere institute and aspiring to clear CLAT, more than hard work, it is smart work that matters. Knowing what to study and how to study is the trick of the trade. Here are few tips and tricks to prepare for CLAT 2017.
How to prepare for CLAT 2017?
For a lawyer, next to being thorough in the laws is the current affairs. You need to be aware of complex cases and how it is solved. This will be helpful for you in some case in the future. Not only this but general knowledge also tells about the fitness of your mind and how you have groomed the brain to be resourceful in your area of expertise.
Leave alone the advantages of being good at current affairs, nearly 50 questions in CLAT are based on GK. So if you are good at it, it is like almost you have crossed half the well. Stay updated with the latest news through newspapers and news apps.
Nose for solving cases
The common sense and sensibility is tested in the aptitude section where you will be asked questions based on a particular law or case and asked how you could deal it. Of course a candidate might not have in depth knowledge of the subject as a fresh student, but your presence of mind and speed of decision can be assessed through this section. So be familiar with a few popular laws and the knowledge you have gained through case studies in news will lend you a helping hand to secure marks in this section that comprises 40 questions.
Even though if a person is good at the subject and have intensive knowledge of it, without the power of communication he will not succeed in any profession. Especially when it comes to being a lawyer you will have to make innumerable arguments in the court and put across your points clearly lest you will be over powered by the other lawyer.
English language skills has 40 questions. This section tests your grammar, vocabulary and comprehension. A paragraph for comprehension will be given to test your understanding of the concept. It carries 10 marks.
Knowledge of Laws
Candidates are expected to have a basic knowledge of the laws before they get into the actual degree course. If a student is passionate about something, he or she is expected to have some knowledge about it. So there is a section that questions about the popular laws. Some of the topics from which questions will be asked are Law of Torts, Law of Contracts and Criminal law and legal GK. This section has 50 questions.
Here is something that demands your strength theoretically and it is Maths. If you can solve problems in Maths, your probability of solving the problems in cases are high! No kidding, it all boils down to your ability to solve problems and this section to an extent assesses it.
It has 20 questions of elementary mathematics up to 10th standard like percentage, profit and loss, simple interest compound Interest, average & mixture, time and work, and probability.