CLAT is a national level law entrance exam. 19 National Law Universities and other leading colleges throughout the country accept CLAT score for admissions. A brilliant score in the entrance test ensures a berth in any of the universities and colleges. Given a large number of aspirants, the cut-off percentage is on the rise, making competition tougher every year. OPUS mentors candidates seeking entry into the prestigious colleges and universities. It offers regular classroom coaching to prepare students for CLAT 2019. A thorough section-wise preparation is followed by a series of mock tests meant to assess the level of preparedness for the test. To increase the chances of cracking the test, OPUS guidance has proved to be useful. OPUS has rich resources relating to Mock Tests that enable aspirants to prepare well for CLAT 2019. In addition, a detailed look at the CLAT exam pattern would ensure clarity on how to proceed with the preparation strategy.
Preparation for CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) without a proper exposure to the actual exam like Simulation Papers or Mock Tests is not a wise approach at all. One should understand that CLAT is not merely a test of knowledge but also a test of speed and accuracy. With the cut-off percentage of National Law Schools rising every year, speed and accuracy become vital for securing a seat in a good university. OPUS lays stress on mock tests as an integral part of the preparation process. Multiple CLAT mock tests and previous years’ papers are included to enable aspirants to prepare well for the examination. In-depth sectional analysis helps candidates to identify areas of strength and spot weaknesses much in advance. The mock test is arguably the best tool available to gauge competitive strength. Through mock tests, the decisive factors like speed and accuracy level are tested. If the mock test performance is not high-scoring, the aspirant gets a fair and valid idea that his preparation is not thorough. He needs to brace up for a tough challenge ahead. The score in mock tests is fairly indicative of how the candidate is going to perform in the actual entrance test.
A student with an average score in mock tests gets the signal to put in further study. There is no way to dispute the performance recorded in mock tests and it is foolishness and arrogance to stay confident after a dismal score in mock tests. Accept the fact the preparation requires further refinement and begin work accordingly instead of challenging the genuine indication of mock tests. OPUS shares this wisdom with aspirants – not to discourage them but to show them the real value of mock tests. They should humbly accept these indicators. Also, OPUS alerts candidates against the risk of growing too confident if the score in a series of mock tests is high. They should keep in mind that overconfidence generates a sense of relaxation and it proves dangerous. Mock tests should not alter the state of mind because the real battle is yet to be won – CLAT 2019 exam is due.
Prepare for CLAT 2019
The ability to identify the right type of questions and attempt those in the CLAT exam is also vital. A wrong attempt result in negative marking and the overall score is reduced. A smart approach is essential while attempting questions in CLAT exam. OPUS considers it a wise move to skip a question if the answer is doubtful instead of wasting time on it. Such questions can be marked for review and the candidate can always come back to those tricky ones after he completes attempting the ones he is confident about.
The preparation of CLAT exam is exhaustive to the hilt. Over the years, due to the staggering rise in the number of students opting for the law exam, the level of competition has also registered increased a lot. Owing to competition and open syllabus, most students prefer to prepare under proper guidance. There are various preparation courses spanning from 2 years’ preparation to 1 year and even 1.5 months available. If a student is serious about Law as a career and he is desirous of joining a top Law university, OPUS advises the candidate to opt for in-depth preparation. Long-term preparation programs from OPUS help one to pace oneself to do in-depth preparation. This does not mean that the intensive course does not produce top ranking students. It is simply the fact that the academic pressure is considerably high.
One of the key aspects that would help one to prepare for the exam is to develop a habit of maintaining notes related to current affairs. The Static General Knowledge requires relevant material in History, Geography, Economics and General Sciences, and a thorough grasp of basic legal concepts and legal reasoning along with basic and advanced concepts of analytical and critical reasoning. Quantitative aptitude comprising Class X level concepts is needed. All these sections should be attempted keeping in mind the constraint of time. The CLAT exam does not have any structured syllabus to adhere to. This makes it a bigger challenging.
CLAT 2019 EXAM PATTERN
The question paper pattern of CLAT 2019 does not contain any major surprises. It is quite similar to the previous years: A 2-hour online test consisting of 200 objective-type questions with the provision of 25% negative marking. The official notification does not announce any significant change in the syllabus pattern. However, this news should be treated with caution. Lat year, CLAT had several questions of much higher difficulty level from topics that were never tested in any previous CLAT papers.
CLAT 2019 will be one continuous 2-hour paper, with 5 sections and 200 questions. All the questions will carry one mark each. The candidate is allowed to switch between sections at any time and attempt the questions in any order. The 5 major sections of the question paper are listed as:
|1||English including Comprehension||40|
|2||General Knowledge and Current Affairs||50|
|3||Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20|
It is important to follow the preparation tips and strategies OPUS has prepared over the years. These strategies are strongly recommended for candidates undergoing full-time preparation courses at our study centres. If applied well, these can help you showcase an amazing performance in CLAT 2019!