The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is one of the most called for law entrance examination in the country. It facilitates admission into the 5 year integrated program across 18 National Law Universities (NLU). The 2 hour online exam consists of 200 questions from 5 areas i.e. English including Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
Each correct answer is awarded with +1 mark and 0.25 is deducted for every incorrect answer. As is evident, CLAT is a speed intensive exam. Practicing multiple sample papers not only conditions you for the exam, but also helps you know your areas of strength and weakness. This goes a long way in improving your score.
These sample papers are aligned with the question type and difficulty level of the actual CLAT. To make the most of these sample papers, you should consider the following points when attempting the sample papers:
- Since there is no sectional time, keep a check on time and invest your time judiciously in each section. For instance, General Awareness and English section should take up the least time.
- Attempt easy questions first. This can give you an extra shot of confidence and save you from getting stuck on tricky questions. You can always come back to the tougher questions later.
- Keep up the speed while solving questions without compromising on your accuracy. Take calculated risk as random guessing will lead to negative marking.
- Don’t tussle by wasting time on questions that you are unable to crack through. You may return to such questions later, if time permits.
- Post solving the test, do a thorough analysis of your test. Identify your areas of weakness and work towards improving them. Simultaneously, keep revising the basics and your areas of strength.