If you are someone who is preparing for CLAT 2021, going through some tips and strategies will help enhance your preparation levels and better succeed in the exam.

To ease out your mathematics preparation, we spoke to Arvind Bhargava, HOD at Legal Edge (a pioneer in providing the best online guidance for law entrance exams). Following the tips provided by Arvind would definitely help you clear this section easily in the exam.

How to Prepare for CLAT Maths 2021 as per New Pattern?

As we all know Consortium came up with a new pattern for CLAT last year. The comprehensive paper pattern is quite confusing for those appearing for the first time, Aravind quoted.

We have addressed a few questions to Aravind that students usually ask, here are the answers to them.

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Step 1: What are the Important Topics Under CLAT Maths Syllabus?

In my opinion, you need to understand the CLAT Syllabus and exam pattern. I'll brief it here for the students that the questions are asked from the 10th standard syllabus. You are advised to focus more on the topics mentioned in the table below, Aravind Said

Number system Decimals and Fractions
Interest Calculation & Discounts Approximation
Logarithm Average
Roots Surds and Indices
HCF and LCM Ratio and proportion
Profit and Loss Areas and Volumes

Step 2: Which Books Should I Consider for CLAT Maths Preparation?

Selecting the right books for the Maths preparation is definitely a tough task as there are many resources available both offline and online, Aravind quoted. So, to help you in choosing the right books, he suggested the following books for the preparation of Maths subject.

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

Step 3: What will be My Initial Step After Collecting the Books?

After collecting books or study material from proper resources, make a study plan, Aravind said.

  • The study plan must include all the topics as per the latest syllabus.
  • Allocate at least 2 hours of your daily time for preparing CLAT Maths Topics.
  • Note down the important formulas and revise them regularly.

Step 4: What is CLAT Maths Preparation Strategy?

  • The first step is to make sure your fundamentals are clear.
  • Identify the relevant topics and have a clear understanding of each concept.
  • Practice shortcut tricks in order to save your time in the exam.
  • Memorize tables up to 20 and squares up to 30 on a regular basis.
  • Do not miss out on any topic as all the topics are important.
  • Solve more and more questions from the previous year's CLAT Question Papers.
  • After solving the paper, cross-check all your answers and try to improve in weak areas.
  • Rather than worrying about the time, focus on solving the questions accurately during your preparation.

If you want to get more details on preparation strategy, watch the video provided below.

Step 5: How to Answer CLAT Maths Questions?

  • There will be 20 questions from the Maths section in the CLAT Exam.
  • You need at least 20-25 minutes to solve this section.
  • You do not have much time to spend reading questions again and again. So, make sure you read the passage with a focus on the first time.
  • You can underline the important points in the question paper while reading the question.
  • The difficulty level of each question will vary. Hence you may require more time for tough questions.
  • There is a time limit on the exam. Therefore, time management is of extreme importance.
  • Try to avoid guesswork, if you are not sure about an answer.
  • Move to the next question if you feel that the question is tricky and time-consuming.

Step 6: Is Solving Mock Test will help me Score More Marks in the CLAT Maths Section?

Solving mock tests would definitely help improve your speed and accuracy on the day of the final exam and score good marks, Aravind quoted Also, it will help you know the difficulty level of the paper and the type of question asked in the exam.

  • Practicing CLAT Mock Tests will help improve your time-management skills and build your confidence levels.
  • With the help of mock tests, you can test your preparation level as well.
  • You are advised to solve at least 1-2 mock tests regularly.

Step 7:  Which Type of Questions will be asked in CLAT Maths?

Aravind recommends joining the best CLAT Online Coaching to better succeed in the upcoming exam. Also, he has shared an expected or sample question with us which we have included here for your reference

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

(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 motorboats with 8 people each left the island

Question: If half of the motorboats 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)


How can I better for CLAT Maths Section?

Following the expert tips will definitely help you to prepare better for the CLAT Maths 2021. 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 to solve mock tests on a daily basis.

Do I need to take specific coaching for CLAT Maths?

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.

What 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.

How many questions will be asked in the Math Section of CLAT 2021?

As per the new Exam Pattern released by the CLAT authority, 13-17 questions will be asked in the Elementary Mathematics section of the CLAT 2021. 

What is the Difficulty level of Math Section in CLAT?

Based on the previous year CLAT Exam Analysis, the Math Section's difficulty level was easy-moderate.

Is 1 month preparation enough for CLAT Maths Preparation?

Yes. With a proper preparation strategy, it is easy to prepare for the CLAT Mathematics section.