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CLATexam is scheduled in May 2017. CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is a centralized exam for admission to integrated law courses (LLB and LLM) offered by seventeen prominent Law Universities in India.
The CLAT Exam consists of objective type questions. The exam duration is for two hours. CLAT Syllabus consists of Elementary Mathematics or Numerical Ability, English with Comprehension, General knowledge and Current affairs, Legal Aptitude and Logical reasoning topics. The General Knowledge and Current Affairs section is the easiest among all other sections and important for enhancing the CLAT Result. The candidates need proficiency and regular preparation to perform well in this section.
General Knowledge and Current affairs section asks question based on general awareness topics and current issues. The detailed information and preparation tips for this section are provided here.
The section consists of 50 questions and candidates need a good time management to attempt these questions. General Knowledge and Current affairs section comprises a balanced mix of Static GK (15-20) and Current Affairs (25-30) questions. Looking at the pattern of the questions asked from previous year’s papers shows that there were 35-40 questions based on Current Affairs and the rest on Static GK. The candidates will get approximately 10-15 minutes to attempt the questions in this section.
In this section the candidates are tested on their knowledge on general awareness and the current affairs. The recent CLAT notifications declared that Current Affairs questions will be based on past one year. The guideline does not limit to the specific mention of the same. So, the candidates should not restrict the preparations to previous year’s happenings alone.
For best performance and a smart preparation, the candidates need to focus on the following important topics. The number of questions asked from each topic is also mentioned. The important topics for General Knowledge and Current affairs section are as follows:
Important Topics for Static GK
Important Topics for Current Affairs
The CLAT syllabus is highly comprehensive and there is no single source or book that can supplement with such vast knowledge. The candidates should look for multiple resources to prepare for CLAT Exam. A candidate doesn’t need to lose his/ her sleep over this topic. Nor do the candidate needs to bury themselves into loads of magazines or newspapers. Being smart is the trick to crack the section. Candidate should be able to score a 35 out of 50, although 40 should be the target.
The candidates should look at the following preparation tips for best outcomes in the GK section:
The important books, newspapers magazines and periodicals for preparation of General knowledge and Current affairs section are as follows:
|Name||Author Name||ISBN Number|
|Manorama Yearbook 2017 (English) 50th Edition|
|Lucents General Knowledge (English) 4th Edition|
Sanjeev Kumar, Renu Sinha, Manwendra Mukul, Vinay Karna, R. P. Suman
|Concise General Knowledge Manual 2017 Fifteenth Edition||Showick Thorpe, Edgar Thorpe||9332575193|
Practice papers and mock tests allow the candidates to revise and assess the level of their preparation. A regular assessment is important for improving the weak and knowing the strong areas by the candidates. It also improves accuracy and time management. While the candidate prepares through CLAT Sample Papers, it also helps them to mentally prepare themselves for the CLAT exam.
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