Smart Guide: Cracking LAW Entrances

Smart tips to cracking law entrance exam 2016 -17

With a range of LAW entrance examinations prevalent in India today, you may find yourself in a herd of aspiring lawyers. How do you ensure to stand out from this crowd? The first obligatory thing is obviously, cracking LAW entrance examination. First step first is the need of the hour for you. So here is your smart guide to crack the Law entrance examination that you are gearing up for.

Identify and focus on five vital test areas

Most of the law entrance examinations (including CLAT, SET, IPU-CET and NLU Delhi) will largely judge a candidate on these five parameters:

  1. English
  2. GK/Current Affairs
  3. Logical Reasoning
  4. Legal Aptitude
  5. Mathematics

Here is a table that defines important things you should focus upon while preparing for these five subjects:

Subject Key Areas to Focus Upon
English ·         English comprehension

·         Filling up the blanks

·         Spelling Tests

·         Vocabulary (including antonyms, synonyms and French and Latin legal terms)

·         Idioms, Phrases and Phrasal Verbs

·         Para jumbles

·         Sentence Correction

GK/Current Affairs ·         ‘The Hindu’ Diary of Events for entire year’s GK- Take the Diary of previous Year

·         International trade, economics and Finance

·         Developments associated with United Nations and its agencies

·         Pearson’s GK book

·         Latest Yearbook of good publication like ‘Penguin’

Logical Reasoning ·         Syllogisms

·         Logical Sequences

·         Analogies

Legal Aptitude ·         Legal Principles associated with laws of torts, family law, criminal law, crimes and contracts

·         Study Guide to LLB by Universal

·         Indian Constitution

·         Indian Polity

Mathematics ·         Percentage

·         Profit and Loss

·         Ratio and Proportion

·         Variation

·         Simple Equation

·         Averages

·         Time and Work

·         Time and Distance

·         Focus on Maths of 8th to 10th Standard

Smart tips for cracking Law Entrances

Here are a few simple and smart tips that will help you in cracking your exam:

  • Get started with past years’ test papers
  • Study for minimum 8 hours daily with a proper plan
  • Apply to more than at least 3 colleges and give many entrances
  • Focus on board exams, if you are still at school
  • Explore good coaching institutes
  • Connect with online communities and engage into meaningful discussions
  • Solve Clat mock tests

This complete guide will help you get through your Law entrances with ease and rather smoothly.


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