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Important Topics for CLAT GK and Current Affairs

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : January 17, 2023


Current Affairs is one of the most important sections that you should not neglect while preparing for the CLAT exam, as it holds almost 25% weightage in the exam.

Of 150 questions, 35-39 are from the GK section. Therefore, it is essential to focus more on current affairs to score good marks in this section.

This post shall take you through the important CLAT GK and Current Affairs topics, which months are the most important for current affairs, and more.

5 Most Important Topics of Current Affairs from May 

The following are some of the most important topics that you need to focus on more for the current affairs section of the CLAT. Be aware of the news related to all these topics and enhance your GK Preparation for CLAT.

1. CEC moves Supreme Court against Madras HC's Comments

Chief Election Commissioner of India has appealed to the supreme court through a special leave petition against the oral comments attributed to the judges of the Madras High Court on the poll body and its officials.

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CLAT Online Coaching

2. FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) amendments and NGOs

An NGO has now moved to the Delhi High Court seeking an exemption from the Union Ministry's March 31 deadline to open an FCRA account with the SBI branch in New Delhi.

3. SC Verdict on Maratha Reservation

A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court has struck down the Maharashtra law granting reservation to the Maratha Community in admissions and government jobs.

4. Cyclone Yass

Recently, cyclone Yass made landfall south of Balasore in Odisha. Another cyclone storm named 'Cyclone Tauktae' has affected the Indian states of Kerala, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, and two unions: Daman & Diu and Lakshadweep.

5. Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation (LDAR) 

Residents of Lashadeep have been protesting against some new regulations that have been introduced by their new administrator Praful Khodaa Patel.

5 Most Important Current Affairs Topics for CLAT from April

If you are preparing for the CLAT exam, then following Daily Current Affairs will help you know about the current happenings in the nation and worldwide.

The following are some of the most important current affairs topics that you need to focus on from April.

1. International Religious Freedom Report 

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recommended for the 2nd year in a row that the State Department put India on a list ('Countries of Particular Concern') for the worst violations of religious freedom in 2020.

2. Collegium System

The Supreme Court has asked the government to clarify 55 recommendations made by the Collegium for judicial appointments to High Courts.

3. Electoral Bonds Scheme

In the wake of the upcoming state elections, the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court, seeking a stay in the electoral bond. 

Any citizen, institution, or company can purchase electoral bonds to fund registered political parties.

4. Disaster Management Act, 2005 Invoked

Ministry of Home Affairs invoked the Disaster Management Act of 2005 and ordered the free inter-state movement of oxygen-carrying vehicles. The government of India passed this act in 2005 to efficiently manage disasters. However, the act came into force in January 2006.

5. Liquid Medical Oxygen

It is high-purity oxygen that is suitable for use in the human body. So, it is used for medical treatments.

The World Health Organization (WHO) includes on their list of Essential Medicines.

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CLAT Mock Tests

Which Months are Most Important for Current Affairs in the CLAT 2024?

Preparing for current affairs is one of the biggest problems for most of you, and more than that, covering current affairs from which month for the CLAT exam is the most frequently asked question.

Although over the years, it has been seen that CLAT usually asks about current affairs from January to June. However, prepare it from August to July to be on the safer side.

Also, try to solve as many questions as possible from the previous year's Question Papers for CLAT, as this will help you get an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam.

As per the previous year's exam analysis, the passage-based questions asked last year ranged from 6-7 months before the exam month.

Frequently Asked Questions

Study current affairs and read General Knowledge books regularly. Also, follow experts' preparation tips to crack the GK section in one week. 
Hindu Newspaper is considered the best newspaper for the preparation of the CLAT GK section.
No. You do not require any additional knowledge of law apart from what is in the passage to attempt CLAT GK.
In CLAT GK Section candidates must be aware of all the latest issues across the globe. Some of the important topics to prepare are Static GK, History, Polity, Environment, National & International Events, Sports, New Appointments, Awards & Honours.
Reading Newspapers regularly. Watching News to stay updated about the latest happening across the globe. Also, attempting Current Affairs Quiz will help in knowing the exam's difficulty level and estimating which questions can be asked.


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