This section will give your performance in CLAT a clear edge of 50 marks. The good or bad thing about general knowledge, is that - you either have it or don’t. At best, you’ll make a shaky guess. Guess work will do you more harm than good, when it comes to CLAT. So, you CANNOT avoid reading a newspaper regularly and maintain notes of the relevant information. You need to keep up with the latest events and happenings. You can also stick to a GK journal and take regular quizzes.
You don’t need to be a math whiz to ace this section. So, get rid of your hatred or phobia of math. All you need to do is brush up your basics. Identify the most relevant topics by going through the previous year papers and practice. Try to learn lots of short cut methods and tricks. Focus on elementary mathematics.
You will be asked to identify patterns, understand logical links and correct illogical statements. The questions asked in this section are on syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. Practice and trick formulas will make this section a smooth sail for you. Both, speed and practice are essential for questions under this section.
This is the only section of CLAT which is absolutely new for you. So, an experienced CLAT mentor and good guidance will help you in scoring well. This section will play a defining role in securing a seat at your dream law college. This section is the TIE-BREAKER. So if your score gets tied up with those of others, the legal aptitude section’s score will define who goes forward.
You should have a decent knowledge of important constitutional articles, landmark/recent judgments and new laws/ amendments. Your legal aptitude will be tested in the principle-fact questions. Practice as many mocks and previous year papers as you can to brush up your legal reasoning skills.
So, go ahead, devise your own strategy and execute it. It will take time, but you will eventually know what works best for you. Just keep trying with all your might.
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