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How to prepare for CLAT 2020. Which coaching institute is best for clat preparation?

Which book is best for clat preparation section wise?

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Sourav Sarkar

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Hi dear,

Hope you are doing well!

Now let's go through your question.

As you will be knowing that CLAT is a national level law entrance exam. On the basis of an aspirant's performance in Common Law Admission Test, he/she can secure admission in National Law Universities as well as other colleges that accept CLAT scores for admissions.

The 5 major sections of the question paper are:

Subject & Marks

English including Comprehension


General Knowledge and Current Affairs


Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)


Legal Aptitude


Logical Reasoning


Total Marks


Look in this tips:

 Understand the CLAT syllabus first:

This is the single most important tip, and the most common mistake we see students making. Time and again, we have seen students spending disproportionate amounts of time on Mathematics and Logical Reasoning, solving tougher and tougher problems from a wide range of topics.

Focus on Legal Aptitude:

We have seen students struggling with this area of the CLAT syllabus because of two major reasons  it is completely unrelated to what is taught in schools, and the potential area to cover is very vast. 

Typically tend to come from just 4 major areas:

1. Criminal Law

2. Law of Tort

3. Contract Act

4. Indian Constitution

GK/Current Affairs Syllabus:

Right away I would like to say that there is no defined syllabus for GK and Current Affairs. There is no source from which you can study that will help you prepare for 100% of the questions asked in the GK and Current Affairs section.

Writing Mock Tests :You should definitely plan to write a few mock tests. However, aim to finish at least 70% to 80% of the syllabus before starting the mocks.

Negative Marking:

CLAT has +1/ -0.25 negative marking. So you get +1 marks for every correct answer and -0.25 marks for every wrong answer. You get 0 marks for any unattempted questions.


Being strong in Reading Comprehension and basic grammar will take you a long way in the English section. Remember to also practice Parajumbles, CLAT has traditionally favoured them.

Weak on weaker topics:

There must be one subject in whom you are strong, you feel more comfortable but there are other subjects where you need to score too. 

Be positive:

Take any challenge head-on is to be positive


Do not skip sleeping. Try to take a sleep of 8 hours daily to keep your mind and body refreshed. Also, consume healthy food at proper times daily.

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Thank You & All the best!

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Mahima 2 months ago

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MahimaLast Seen: 11 hours 56 min agoJoined on: 11-May-2018Education Interest: Study AbroadEducation Level: Graduate & Above
The Syllabus of CLAT includes a total of 5 sections. Here is the section wise syllabus of CLAT-
1. General Knowledge and Current Affairs- 50 questions for 50
2. Legal Aptitude- 50 questions for 50 marks
3. English- including Comprehension questions 40 for 40 marks
4. Logical Reasoning- 40 questions for 40 marks
5. Elementary Mathematics-20 question for 20 marks.
In case you are looking for an all inclusive guide then the best one is- Universal's guide to CLAT and LLB. Other good guides for the same are- Arihant's guide for CLAT and Pearson's guide to CLAT. You can also go for coaching from institutes like Career Launcher, Bulls eye etc according to your city.
Here are some tips for preparation for each individual section of CLAT along with individual sources for each.
General Knowledge- The GK Section includes both Static GK as well as current affairs. For gstatic general knowledge you can refer to the Concised size Pearson or the Arihants guide.
For current affairs, first of all develop a habit to read newspapers daily. The Hindu is the newspaper preferred by various CLAT Aspirants. It not only builds a strong base for General knowledge but will also help you in your verbal ability section.
There is a site called GK today.in which you can go to for current affairs. They have daily quizes based on current affairs which has been proved very usefull for CLAT preparation.
English- In case you are looking for a separate book For Vocabulary you can refer the book Word Power Made Easy by Normal Lewis. You will come across various words while reading the newspaper too, prepare a list, go through them regularly and try to use them in sentences. You should read the Editorial section of the Hindu for your Reading section as well as Vocabulary section of CLAT. For the reading section practicing your sample questions while timing it would prove usefull.
For grammar you can use the Wren & Martin.
Mathematics- The weightage of the maths section is very less in CLAT. Also the syllabus included elementary level of Mathematics. Hence, if you purchase an all inclusive guide, then practicing for it would suffice.
Logical Reasoning - For Quantitative aptitude in case you are looking for a separate book then quantitative aptitude by RS Aggarwal can be used. Other wise Universal's guide to CLAT or Arihant guide is also sufficient for CLAT. Make sure that you go through the previous year question too.
Legal Aptitude- Universals guide to CLAT and LLB, Pearson CLAT Guide are considered the best for this section. Fo through the basics of handling the questions of this section at first, and then utilise it to practice from these guides or any other source online, previous year papers etc.
Make sure that you go through the past year question papers and practice them along with sample papers. This will help you to have an idea about how to attempt the paper, the level of questions for each section, and how to manage your time well.
If you are planning to take any coaching in institutes then institutes like Career launcher, Bulls eye, CLAT Possible etc are good and their reading material covers all aspects. But the best coaching centres would depend on the city you live in. You can refer the books listed above in case you need separate books for any or the sections.
Best of luck!

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