If you are an aspirant of CLAT 2021, then following some tips and strategies will help you better succeed in the exam. This post takes you through complete details about How to Crack CLAT in First Attempt.

To help you better understand how to plan your preparation and how to score good marks in the upcoming exam, we spoke to experts at Legal Edge (a pioneer in providing the best online guidance for law entrance exams).

They have shared some amazing tips and study plan that would definitely help you ace the exam.

What is the Time Table to crack CLAT 2021 in First Attempt?

Making a proper study plan is a must to crack the exam in the first attempt, Karan Mehta, director of the Legal Edge (a pioneer in providing the best online guidance for law entrance exams) quoted.

He recommends the following timetable to score better in the upcoming CLAT exam.

Topic Preferred Time Allotment
Reading Newspaper 2 hours
Topics from Error Log 1 hour
Vocabulary (High-frequency words, Regular Newspaper reading) 45 mins
Current Legal Knowledge 45 mins
Mathematics 1.5 hours
GMAT Official Guide 1 hour
Revising today's topics and preparing for tomorrow's topics 2 hours
Puzzles/Analytical Reasoning 45 mins
Passages & Grammar 1.5 hours
Revision for the day and planning for the next day 1.5 hours
Practice Mock Tests Saturday & Sunday

How to Score 25+ Marks in English?

The English Section holds a weightage of 25-28 marks in the CLAT exam. The questions are designed to test your understanding of the English language, Karan quoted.

  • The first step is focusing on improving your Grammar and Vocabulary.
  • Try to avoid studying all the topics in one go. Instead, study 2-3 topics a day and revise them on a daily basis.
  • Make a habit of reading newspapers daily, preferably the Hindu.
  • In the grammar section, you will have to correct the errors in the given sentences.
  • Your grasping ability must be high. This will only improve with consistent practice.
  • The best way is to try to form different types of sentences out of the new words learned in a day.
  • Be familiar with sentence formation and word usage.
  • Learn at least 10-12 new antonyms and synonyms a day.
  • Start practicing with small passages followed by lengthy ones

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How to Score 30+ Marks in CLAT Legal Aptitude Preparation

The questions in this section are designed to test your legal reasoning, research aptitude, and problem-solving ability.

  • Firstly, understand the legal principles and jargons in a quick way
  • You must know how to apply the facts in the situations and arguments
  • Practice Short-Cut Techniques, too. But we would suggest not to ever rely on them. Go through them for knowledge and new ideas.
  • Try to understand the concepts. Do not go for cramming.
  • Allocate at least 2-3 hours of your daily time for the legal aptitude section.
  • Good Reading speed is very important to crack this section
  • Practice more and more questions from the previous year's CLAT Question Papers.
  • Try to read law magazines and have a more legal perspective on issues.

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 How to Score 30+ Marks in CLAT General Knowledge?

The GK section holds a weight of 25% of the CLAT exam. To clear this section, you must be aware of the Daily Current Affairs in the area of Economy, Indian Constitution, Awards, sports, etc.

  • Make a habit of reading the newspaper daily.
  • Static GK is also a part of the syllabus but most of the questions are based on current affairs in the exam.
  • There have been many legal events and issues in the past. You must be aware of all those events.
  • 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.

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CLAT Syllabus

How to Score 25+ Marks in CLAT Logical Reasoning?

Under the new exam pattern, there will be around 28-30 questions in the logical reasoning section.

  • Firstly, the time you take to answer the logical reasoning question is very important.
  • Logical reasoning can be easily learned through practice.
  • Focus more on topics like blood relations, directions, number series, deriving conclusions, etc.
  • Go through several statements, arguments, and their solutions.
  • Solve as many CLAT Mock Tests tests as possible.
  • Set a timer every time you solve a mock test and try to finish all the questions in the prescribed time.
  • Do not spend more than 25 minutes solving this section.
  • Try to solve puzzles and games that demand logic.

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How to score good marks in CLAT Maths?

 Maths section holds a weightage of only 20 marks and the level of the questions would be that of an elementary standard. You can opt for the best CLAT Online Coaching to score good marks in the CLAT exam.
  • The first step is to make sure your fundamentals are clear.
  • Identify the relevant topics and have a clear understanding of each concept.
  • Memorize tables up to 20 and squares up to 30 on a regular basis.
  • Practice important formulas on a daily basis
  • Attempt more and more questions from previous year papers to enhance your speed
  • You can achieve all 20 marks from this section with the right amount of time given to practice
  • 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.

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FAQ's

How much time is sufficient for CLAT Preparation?

For scoring minimum qualifying marks in CLAT, at least one-month consistent preparation is necessary. If you have properly prepared for all topics in-depth, then it is definitely possible to clear the exam with a high score.

Do I need to take specific coaching for CLAT 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.

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.

How do I improve my legal reasoning skills for the CLAT 2021 exam?

You can follow the simple tips mentioned below to improve your legal reasoning skills.

  • Read the principle very carefully
  • Try to keep your scope of understanding and application of the law limited to the principles provided
  • Instead of choosing the ideal option, lookout for the best suitable answer

What are the advantages of solving CLAT Question Papers?

By solving CLAT Question Papers during your preparation:

  • you can understand the difficulty level of the questions
  • you can understand which type of questions appeared over the years
  • you can check which topics have high weightage and how many times they have been repeated.
  • you can gain confidence by solving more and more question papers.

Which are the best books for CLAT 2021 Preparation?

The best CLAT Books for Preparation of all the sections are as follows- 

  • Legal Aptitude for CLAT and other Law Exams: Workbook by A. P Bhardwaj, 
  • Reasoning by Jain Prateek, 
  • Legal General Knowledge by R. K Gupta, 
  • Pearson Guide 2020 by Pearson, 
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman, 

How do I prepare for CLAT at the last minute?

The last-minute preparation refers to revision and giving a quick glance to all topics. This time is utilized for solving previous year papers, attempting mock tests, and revising each topic from all subjects.