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Current Affairs is easy, just the last few days are enough to prepare for GK, these are common mindsets most of you may have. But, this is not true. Each subject requires utmost preparation. 

Do not neglect the current affairs section in the highly competitive law entrance exam, CLAT. If you are finding difficulties in preparing for the CLAT GK section and are worried about how to answer current affairs questions, then you are at the right place. 

To ease your CLAT GK preparation, experts at Legal Edge (a  pioneer in providing the best online guidance for law entrance exams) have  shared some tips and strategies in this post. Following the tips provided by them would definitely help clear this section easily. 

GK and Current Affairs section includes questions from various topics like current affairs, sports, history, politics, economics, events, dates, and more. 

The questions in the GK section of the CLAT 2021 will be designed to test your knowledge of current events, historical or legal events. Also, it primarily focuses on your memorization. 

How to Prepare for CLAT GK Questions as per the Latest Pattern? 

As per the new CLAT Exam Pattern, the total number of questions in the exam is reduced to 150. Out of these questions, 35 to 39 questions are from the GK section, Harsh Gagrani, director of the Legal Edge, quoted.

As per the previous analysis, most of the questions are asked from current affairs than static GK. Therefore, it is extremely important to focus more on current affairs to score good marks in this section.

Mock tests are considered to be one of the best resources during CLAT Exam Preparation

Reading is the key to score 30+ marks in the CLAT GK section since the question paper consists of comprehensive questions. Also, you have to be a speedy reader to analyze the meaning of comprehension and derive answers.

What are the Important topics under CLAT GK Syllabus?

Before you begin with the preparation, make sure to understand the complete CLAT Syllabus. This way you can know which topics are included under the GK section. 

You should focus more on topics like Sports, History, Art & Culture, economics and Govt. Policy, Books, Geography, Awards, National & International Events, Organizations, as most of the questions are asked from these topics in the exam.

Check out the table below to know the important topics under the CLAT GK section.

General Science Static GK
Current Affairs Art & Culture
Books & Authors Economics & Technology

Read More: How to Score 30+ Marks in CLAT GK

Which Books Should I Consider for CLAT GK Preparation?

Harsh mentioned that the most important tip to prepare for CLAT 2021 is to take help from the preparation books. Here are a few CLAT GK Preparation Books that can help you ace the section with a good score.

  • Legal General Knowledge by R. K Gupta
  • General Knowledge 2020 by Arihant Publications
  • Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant Publications

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What is the CLAT GK Preparation Strategy?

The best initiation of the day and preparation for the exam depends on the Time table for CLAT Preparation. Spending at least 1-2 hours daily on GK would be sufficient.

  • Make a habit of reading the newspaper daily.
  • Also, there is a higher chance that you will know about the current happenings in the nation and around the world. 
  • Make sure to study at least the past 1-2 years of current affairs. 
  • Prepare your own notes as this will help during your revision time.
  • Do not cram dates, events. Rather, understand why something happened. Get an idea behind these matters. 
  • Refer to Magazines, Newspapers, E-Newspapers, Blogs, etc to be more aware of all the happenings around the world.
  • Watch News Channels for at least 40 minutes per day.
  • Solve questions from previous year's papers as this will help you know the difficulty level and the type of questions asked in the exam.
  • Attempting mock tests is another way of testing the performance for the final exam. You can analyze your strong and weak points by solving these tests.
  • Follow Daily Current Affairs to keep pace with regular events and issues happening across the globe. 

How to Answer CLAT GK Questions?

the questions in the GK section will be based on current events and affairs across the globe. Solving CLAT Mock Tests will help improve your time management skills and speed and better succeed in the upcoming exam. So, focus on events of significance,

  • While attempting the questions, you must carefully read the information given in the passages and answer the questions accordingly.
  • You need not worry about memorizing the passage but the ability to comprehend it and find out the focus points and important pieces of information. 
  • Try to avoid guesswork in the exam
  • Do not spend time on a single question in case if you are not aware of the answer.

Previous Years Analysis of CLAT GK Questions

GK section includes questions from various topics. The below table shows the number of questions asked from each topic over the years in CLAT Question Papers.

Subject 2017 2018 2019 2020
Sports 4 1 5 2
Polity 13 6 4
History, Art and Culture 4 2 2 2
Economics 5 2 4 7
Science and Technology 2 1 2 7
Events of National and International Significance 3 7 1 12
Miscellaneous 19 7 8 16

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What type of Questions will be asked in CLAT GK?

As per the new pattern, the questions are comprehension-based. You have to read the given passage carefully and analyze it. Based on the passage, you must answer the questions.

To help you get an idea about the questions, we have listed sample questions below. Here are few sample CLAT GK Questions as per latest syllabus and pattern. Try solving them to test your preparation. 

Sample Question for CLAT GK

The U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstructing Congress, the culmination of an effort by Democrats that further inflamed partisan tensions in Washington and deepened the nation’s ideological divide.

The historic votes, which won the support of almost all Democrats in the House chamber but not a single Republican, leave Trump as only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached -- and the only impeached president likely to win his party’s nomination for reelection. 

The Senate will hold a trial early next year to decide whether the president should be convicted on the charges and removed from office, though the Republicans who have the majority in that chamber will almost certainly acquit him.

House Democrats took depositions from more than a dozen witnesses, held weeks of hearings, and wrote hundreds of pages documenting Trump’s efforts to pressure the president of [1] to investigate former Vice President [2] and his son.

[Extracted, with edits and revisions, from Billy House, "Donald Trump impeached on two counts by House, setting up Senate trial", https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/donald-trumpimpeached-by-us-house-on-abuse-of-power-charge/articleshow/72878453.cms]

Question: Donald Trump is the third President of the United States of America to be impeached. Which of the following presidents has also been impeached?

  1. George W. Bush 
  2. George Bush Sr.
  3. Richard Nixon 
  4. Bill Clinton

Answer: (d)

Question: Which country’s name has been replaced with ‘[1]’ in the passage above?

  1. Russia
  2. Ukraine
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Saudi Arabia 

Answer: (b)

Question: What is the name of the former Vice President of the United States of America whose name has been replaced with ‘[2]’ in the passage above?

  1. Joe Biden 
  2. Al Gore 
  3. Nancy Pelosi 
  4. Mike Pence

Answer: (a)

Question: Which Article of the Constitution of India sets out the process for the impeachment of the President of India? 

  1. Article 370 
  2. Article 365 
  3. Article 45 
  4. Article 61

Answer: (d)

Question: Under the Constitution of India, a charge for the impeachment of the President of India can be preferred by: 

  1. The Lok Sabha only 
  2. The Rajya Sabha only
  3. Either House of Parliament 
  4. Both Houses of Parliament simultaneously

Answer: (c) 

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An extremely severe cyclonic storm [1] hit the Odisha coast in Puri early morning on May 3, 2019, with a wind speed of around 175 kmph. 

The Navy, the National Disaster Response Force, and the Coast Guard are on high alert. The Met department has issued a "yellow warning" for Odisha, predicting heavy to very heavy rain in several areas. Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have been placed on high alert too. 

According to the IMD, in the past 126 years (1891-2017) only 14 severe tropical cyclones have formed in April over the Bay of Bengal. Out of those, only one storm crossed the Indian mainland. Cyclone [1] was the second storm to form in April and cross the mainland. The last severe cyclone 'Nargis' in 2008 devastated Myanmar. 

Cyclones are not new to Odisha. The worst one, a super cyclone had hit the state in 1999, killing more than 15,000 people, with most of the casualties being reported from Odisha. 

Question: What is the name of the cyclonic storm whose name has been replaced with ‘[1]’ in the passage above? 

  1. Bulbul 
  2. Titli 
  3. Fani 
  4. Viyaru 

Answer: (3) 

Question: What was the name of the super cyclone that hit the state of Odisha in 1999, mentioned in the passage above? 

  1. Cyclone Gonu 
  2. Cyclone BOB 06 
  3. Cyclone Phailin 
  4. Cyclone Kyarr 

Answer: (2)

Question: The name ‘[1]’ was suggested by which country? 

  1. Thailand 
  2. Sri Lanka 
  3. Pakistan 
  4. Bangladesh 

Answer: (4)

Question: S. 144 of the CrPC was imposed in Gaya in Bihar in 2019 as part of a reaction to contain the fallout from which of the following weather-related phenomenon that struck the state? 

  1. heatwave 
  2. cyclone 
  3. earthquake 
  4. drought 

Answer: (1) 

Question: Which of the following is true about the 2019 Indian monsoon season? 

  1. It was the earliest onset of the monsoon in 30 years 
  2. It witnessed the lowest monsoonal rainfall in 25 years 
  3. It witnessed the heaviest monsoonal rainfall in 25 years 
  4. It had no impact on agriculture in the country 

Answer: (3)

FAQ's

What is the CLAT Exam Pattern?

The CLAT Exam pattern is as explained below

  • The CLAT Exam is conducted in offline mode
  • The Medium of question paper is English and involves Multiple Choice Questions
  • For each correct answer candidate is awarded 1 mark and for each wrong answer 0.25 marks are deducted.
  • The total time duration to complete the CLAT Exam is 2 hours.

How many questions are asked in CLAT General Knowledge section?

In CLAT GK Section, around 35-39 questions are asked. 

What are the CLAT GK Preparation Tips?

Some of the Important CLAT General Knowledge Preparation Tips are:

Reading Newspapers regularly. Watching News to stay updated about latest happening across the globe. Also, attempting Current Affairs Quiz will help in knowing the difficulty level of the exam and estimating which type of question can be asked.

Which are the best books for CLAT General Knowledge section?

Some of the best books for CLAT GK section include

Legal General Knowledge - R. K Gupta

General Knowledge 2020 - Arihant Publications

Current Affairs Yearly - Arihant Publications

What are the important topics to be studied under CLAT GK and Current Affairs section?

In CLAT GK Section candidates must be aware of all the latest issues across the globe. Some of the important topics to prepare are Static GK, History, Polity, Environment, National & International Events, Sports, New Appointments, Awards & Honours.

How to crack GK section in one month?

Study the current affairs and read General Knowledge books regularly. Also, follow experts preparation tips to crack the GK section in one month. 

Which Newspaper is best for CLAT GK Preparation?

Hindu Newspaper is considered as the best newspaper for the preparation of CLAT GK section.

Will Static GK come in CLAT 2021?

As per the previous year analysis, the GK section include questions only from Current affairs. Therefore, it is important to focus more on current affairs than static GK.

Do I require knowledge of law to attempt CLAT GK?

No. You do not require any additional knowledge of law apart from what is in the passage to attempt CLAT GK.

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