If you are an aspirant of CLAT 2021, then following tips provided by experts would definitely help you score good marks in the exam.

To help you better understand how to score 42 + Marks in the CLAT exam, we spoke to Harsh Gagrani, director of the Legal Edge (a pioneer in providing the best online guidance for law entrance exams).

He suggested the following tips and strategies that help you score good marks in legal aptitude, general knowledge, English, logical reasoning, and mathematics.

Tips to Score 42 Marks in CLAT 2021 Exam

Harsh mentions that reading is the key to score 42 marks in the CLAT 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.

The primary focus of the CLAT exam will be English, Legal Aptitude, and GK. However, if you need to get a good rank you need to brush up your mathematics to score well in this section.

Before starting the preparation, it is important to list out the topics from each subject in which you are strong and weak separately. Make sure to allocate at least 1-2 hours of time for preparing each subject a day.

Solve CLAT Question Papers on a weekly basis to improve your time management skills and problem-solving skills.

You must make sure to manage time and dictate yourself in improving your English vocabulary to the best of your capability.

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How to Score 42+ Marks in CLAT Legal Aptitude Section?

"Stick to the Principle" is the Golden Rule. Take the Principle as law. Read the facts carefully. Apply the facts on the Principles and draw out your best answer. This will apply to 80% of the questions. Only some of the questions would be there where you have to go out of the Principle, Harsh said.

While answering any question, try to match the language of that option with the language of the Principle. If it is matchable, then there is a high chance your answer is correct. And if it is not matchable, then it is not correct. Apply this cheat code while attempting all the questions of Legal Aptitude.

 Whenever you give Mock Tests, always go back to the questions you got wrong. Check them why they went wrong, what mistake you made. Finally, understand that mistake and correct it.

While answering assertion reason questions, read the question carefully. If the Assertion itself is wrong then your answer would be A is False and R is true. Then read the Reason, if the reason is wrong then the answer would be A is True and R is False. If both Assertion, as well as the Reason, is correct then the answer would still be from A or B. Do a little trick here.

You have to concentrate on a List of all the Prominent Judgements, study all the recent bills passed by a parliament or in case they are about to be passed and recent appointments in law commission or election commission or change in any other authoritative. 

CLAT Legal Aptitude Preparation Tips

How to Score Good Marks in CLAT GK Section?

The preparation for the GK section of the CLAT might need some sharp memorization skills. 

Do not cram dates, events. Rather, understand why something happened. Get an idea behind these matters. Also, make sure to prepare your own notes as this will help during your revision time.

In the GK section, there is no question asked on static GK, hence you can focus only on other topics like current affairs. Make sure to acquire a sound knowledge of what's happening in the country. 

CLAT GK Preparation Tips

How to Score 30+ Marks in CLAT Logical Reasoning?

Logical reasoning is the most scoreable section of CLAT and a major part of it depends on your approach. Logical reasoning can be easily learned through practice.

Make sure to clear all your concepts and understand the foundation of the topics that are included in the syllabus.

Practice questions from previous year's papers on a regular basis and solve as many CLAT Mock Tests as possible.

Try to solve puzzles and games that demand logic. Do not spend more than 25 minutes solving this section.

CLAT Logical Reasoning Preparation Tips

How to Score Maximum Marks in CLAT English Section?

The English language cannot be learned in a day and you need to read a lot to become an expert. Also, understanding the law will require a high-level proficiency in English.

Make sure to read books, magazines, newspapers, and novels to enhance your vocabulary.

In the exam, read the original sentence carefully and try to spot grammatical errors by identifying whether something seems wrong.

The English used in Newspaper editorials and opinion columns is good enough to score maximum marks in this section.

CLAT English Preparation Tips

How to Score Marks in CLAT Mathematics Section?

To score good marks in this section, your fundamentals should be strong. There will be 20 questions from the Maths section and you need at least 20-25 minutes to solve this section.

You can achieve all 20 marks from this section with the right amount of time given to practice

Try to avoid guesswork, if you are not sure about an answer.

CLAT Maths Preparation Tips


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.

How to prepare for CLAT English Section?

To prepare for the CLAT English Section, you must follow the following steps below-

  • The most important aspect is to practice the previous year’s question papers and attempt as many mock tests as possible.
  • Read a variety of English magazines and newspapers along with documentaries and films.
  • Learn new words along with their synonyms and antonyms and understand their meaning explicitly.

How to practice papers for CLAT Logical Reasoning Preparation?

You can practice the Model papers that are offered by the CLAT Consortium. Apart from this, you can also practice the previous year's question papers from the LNAT and the LSAT. Although the examinations are quite different, it will help you to practice and know more about the topic of logical reasoning. Only with repeated practice can you excel in this section.

Can I prepare for CLAT Legal Aptitude Exam in one month?

With proper preparation methods and following experts tips you can answer any type of question easily. Ensure to study all the topics from the highly recommended books by experts.