CLAT is an exam conducted to get admission to the students in LLB, LLM Courses offered by 21 NLUs and Private colleges. The exam is scheduled to conduct on 21st June 2020, earlier the date was 24th May 2020. Go through the article below to know the CLAT Maths Preparation Tips and strategies to score good marks in Maths Section. 

  • As per the CLAT Exam Pattern, we expect 13-17 questions from the quantitative section.
  • You can expect questions from these topics such as Numbers, Ratio and proportion, Time and Distance, Percentage, Logarithms, Fractions, HCF & LCM.
  • To crack CLAT Exam in the first attempt, you have to study very hard and should focus on the weaker section of CLAT Maths topics.
  • The best strategy for the preparation of the exam is to practice previous CLAT Question papers as much as possible.
  • As the Questions asked in the CLAT Exam are from the elementary level, Collect Xth standard Maths Textbooks, and practice the questions. 

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CLAT Maths Preparation Tips

Following CLAT Preparation Tips will help candidates to better for the exam. Here are a few strategies to help you prepare for the quantitative technique section of the CLAT 2020. These strategies may help you in your preparation and include suggestions and ideas to help you review and practice for the Exam.

  • Practise is key in preparing for the Quantitative Technique section.
  • Apart from 10th standard maths textbooks, you should also prepare from other materials.
  • Previous year's question papers are also a great source of materials for the preparation of the exam.
  • While attempting the Questions don't worry about the time.
  • Solve the Questions accurately.
  • If you have practiced the more questions and deriving the answers accurately will help to improve your speed also.

CLAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus for Maths

  • CLAT Questions paper comprises of 150 questions.
  • The question paper is of objective type.
  • The CLAT exam going to be conducted offline mode.
  • The question paper comprises of questions from the sections English, Legal Aptitude, General Knowledge and Current affairs, Quantitative Techniques.
  • The time given to complete the CLAT Exam is 2 hours. 
  • Each Question Carries one mark.
  • The negative marking scheme is applicable for this exam.
  • Be careful in attempting the questions. 0.25 marks will be deducted from the actual answer for every wrong answer.

CLAT Syllabus include Number Theory and Basic Arithmetic, Averages and Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Mixtures and allegations, Time and Work, Time, Speed and distance, Fractions, and Equations, Monetary evaluations, Probability, Permutations, and combinations. Focus on these areas, it will fetch you good marks in the exam.

How to Answer CLAT Maths Questions

  • Since the Quantitative technique section of CLAT 2020 differs from previous year's papers. Before attempting the question, you need to read the passage or graphical information provided to you and understand/list the important lines that you need to answer the question. 
  • You can see the CLAT 2020 Question paper trend is also changing from one year to another year. Question paper setters are moving towards the comprehensive based format rather than formulae based. It is clear that they are testing the skills of the candidates whether he/she has the ability to solve the logical questions rather than formulae based questions.
  • Therefore, they are not looking at the ability of the candidates of solving simple mathematical calculations, they are looking for the ability to analyze the graphical information and passages.
  • Some questions require the calculation and Simplication of the previous question. In that case, you may need those, so, maintain rough notes and calculations neatly. You can instantly refer to the rough notes when needed. Since the CLAT exam is a test of your ability to answer the questions effectively, to search for a vital piece of information on calculation in the rough notes is a waste of time. 

CLAT Preparation Strategies for Maths

  • Whenever you have solved the CLAT Maths previous paper or sample papers. First, you will look at the answer key for the questions to know it is right or wrong. If it is the right answer, there is a possibility you go to the next question. Instead of going that, refer to solved question once again in a book in what manner by using calculations is solved. By doing this, you may find another easier or quicker way to solve the question than yours.
  • Time plays a crucial thing while solving the CLAT Questions, it takes more time in solving the questions in a traditional way. So, to solve the questions, quantitative techniques have to be applied.
  • Rather than worrying about the time, focus on solving the questions accurately. As you practice and solving more questions at this stage and getting answers accurately. Automatically, your speed of solving the questions will also be improved.
  • To prepare for more Quantitative techniques, you need to have more practice materials. The best way to prepare for CLAT Maths Quantitative section is to go for Xth standard Maths Textbooks, solve and practice the questions as much as possible.
  • Another resource for practicing is to collect previous year's question papers, that may not use for passage or graphical information but it is still useful for improving the ability of the candidates for performing simple mathematical calculations easier and quicker.
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CLAT Sample Questions for Maths

We have given the sample questions for the CLAT Maths section here and also you can expect this type of question in the CLAT exam. To score well in the Quantitative technique section, you should practice CLAT Previous Year Sample Papers daily in your preparation.

Sample CLAT Maths Questions

At their wedding, Riz and Rekha received gifts amounting to a total of Rs. 1,00,000 – some of which was in cash and the rest was in the form of other articles. The cash received by them alone amounted to more than Rs. 35,000. All the cash received by them was by way of currency notes of the denominations of Rs. 2000, Rs. 500 and Rs. 200. When all the cash they received was pooled together, there were 10 notes of a certain denomination, 12 notes of a second denomination, and 16 notes of a third denomination. Riz and Rekha decided to spend an amount equal to the total value of the gifts received by them at their wedding (by way of cash and otherwise) in the ratio of 2:3 on buying a guitar and a sitar, respectively.

Question: Which of the options below states the correct number of currency notes of each denomination received by Riz and Rekha?

(a) 16 notes of Rs. 2,000; 12 notes of Rs. 500; and 10 notes of Rs. 200
(b) 12 notes of Rs. 2,000; 10 notes of Rs. 500; and 16 notes of Rs. 200
(c) 10 notes of Rs. 2,000; 12 notes of Rs. 500; and 16 notes of Rs. 200
(d) 12 notes of Rs. 2,000; 16 notes of Rs. 500; and 10 notes of Rs. 200

Answer: (a)

Question: What percentage of the total value of the gifts received by Riz and Rekha was by way of
cash?

(a) 35%
(b) 65%
(c) 50%
(d) 40%

Answer: (d)

Question: Which of the following represents the correct amounts spent by Riz and Rekha on buying the guitar and the sitar?

(a) Rs. 20,000 on the guitar and Rs. 30,000 on the sitar.
(b) Rs. 40,000 on the guitar and Rs. 60,000 on the sitar.
(c) Rs. 25,000 on the guitar and Rs. 35,000 on the sitar.
(d) Rs. 80,000 on the guitar and Rs. 1,20,000 on the sitar.

Answer: (b)

illustration Question Set

Sang-Saath Bank’s employees’ picnic on a river island turned into a disaster as the newly constructed road bridge connecting the island to the riverbank collapsed. Evacuation operations had to be carried out by ferrying the employees from the island across the river and on to the riverbank. One-sixth of the employees were evacuated by villagers in a country boat. Of the remaining, one-fifth were evacuated by fishermen in a trawler. The remaining evacuees were joined by villagers who were helping with the evacuation. Finally, 8 motor boats with 8 people each left the island

Question: If half of the motor boats had one villager each and the other half had 2 each, what was the ratio of villagers to employees in the motor boats?

(a) 1:8

(b) 3:13

(c) 3:16

(d) 2:13

Answer: (b)

Question: How many employees were evacuated in the trawler?

(a) 13

(b) 15

(c) 12

(d) 10 

Answer: (a)

Question: If there were 4 villagers in the country boat and 6 fishermen in the trawler, and if an equal number of people travelled in each trip; i.e. country boat, trawler, and motor boats, how many people travelled in each trip?

(a) 10

(b) 6

(c) 9

(d) 8

Answer: (a)

Question: After they reached the shore, 1/3 of the employees took a taxi, half of them took a bus and the remainder took the train. The cost of a hiring a 4-seater taxi was Rs.500, the cost of hiring a bus was Rs.5000 and each train ticket was priced at Rs.75. The taxis took a maximum of four passengers each.

If the total expenditure on the different modes of transport was Rs.9,475, how many taxis were hired?

(a) 5

(b) 6

(c) 7

(d) 8

Answer: (c)

Question: The total number of employees in Sang-Saath Bank is 4.5 times the number that went on the picnic. The Securities department of the bank consists of 4/9 of the total number of employees. The percentage of Sang-Saath Bank’s employees in the Securities department is:

(a) Between 45% - 50% of the total number of employees in the bank

(b) Between 40% - 45% of the total number of employees in the bank

(c) More than 50% of the total number of employees in the bank

(d) Less than 40% of the total number of employees in the bank

Answer: (b)

CLAT Maths Preparation Books

For the preparation of the CLAT Exam, you have to choose the books carefully that is best to study. Our panel experts have given the Best books for the CLAT Maths section below in a tabular form with book name and author name. 

Book Name Author Name
Quantitative Aptitude Pearson
First Track Objective Arithmetic Arihant
30 days wonder for Maths S.Chand
Legal Aptitude (CLAT) Samiksha Gupta and R.K Gupta

FAQ's

How can I better for CLAT Exam 2020?

Following the expert tips will definitely help you to prepare better for the CLAT Exam 2020. Begin your preparation by studying from the right books which cover all the concepts and topics according to the latest exam pattern and make sure you are aware of the detailed Paper pattern and latest Syllabus of the CLAT Exam before starting your preparation.

Taking up Mock Tests regularly and solving CLAT Sample Papers helps to test your preparation and improve your speed and managing time.

What are the best books for the preparation of the CLAT Maths Section?

For the preparation of the CLAT Exam, you have to choose the books carefully that is best to study. Some of the best books for the preparation of the CLAT Maths Section are:

  • Quantitative Aptitude by Pearson
  • First Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant
  • 30 days wonder for Maths S. Chand
  • Legal Aptitude (CLAT) by Samiksha Gupta and R.K Gupta

What is the CLAT Maths Preparation Tips?

Some of the general preparation tips to crack Maths section are:

  • Try to understand the concepts of the topics. Do not go for cramming
  • Do not try to get into some new topics at the end days of preparation
  • Revise the old topics. Go through formulas, try practicing them
  • During preparation, check short-cuts too. 

How can I improve my accuracy in the CLAT exam?

You can easily improve your speed and accuracy in the CLAT Exam by solving as many sample papers as possible. Practicing mock tests would definitely improve your time management skills and problem-solving techniques. So, it is advisable for candidates to solve mock tests on a daily basis.

Do I need to take specific coaching for CLAT 2020 Exam?

It solely depends on you whether you need to take CLAT coaching or not. If your fundamentals are strong, then it is easy to crack the exam just by solving previous year sample papers and Mock tests. However, if you want to improve your fundamentals then opting for coaching is beneficial.

hat are the important topics of CLAT Maths Syllabus?

The important topics of CLAT Maths Syllabus are Profit & Loss, InterestNumber system, Surds & Indices, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, HCF & LCM, and Interest.

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