I started my CLAT preparation from 15th March, 2017. In order to prepare for CLAT entrance exam for P.G course which was to be held on 14/May/2017, I got various references available in market but soon as I started studying from them , I realised I need more material with updated information .
I searched on net and came across various institute offering LL.M coaching but none offering LL.M notes other than Justitia Law Institute (now Rashee’s Law Center). There Rashee Ma’am, guided me how to go about for CLAT preparation.
Although the exam patterns of different exams may be different, but generally the syllabus of all comprise of the following five sections only.
1. ENGLISH AND COMPREHENSION
To be a successful lawyer, knowledge of English language is paramount. Thus language section forms the basis of all LLB entrance examinations. This part is generally divided into two: Comprehension and Grammar Section. The former pertains to questions based on the comprehension itself. For e.g. the meaning of the a particular word as mentioned in the passage; ability of interpreting a sentence or a word etc. while the latter section includes questions on synonyms; antonyms; word substitution; odd words; spelling mistakes; error spotting; idioms; proverbs, etc.
2. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
Law is one profession in which having an excellent knowledge with reference to current affairs is important. Thus, to check the interest of the candidate in various on-going issues is another agenda of the exam paper setters. This section not only includes questions on current news (from whichever area) but also knowledge concerning geography, history, economics, political science; science and technology etc.
Candidates who did not take up maths at 10+2 level need not worry! This is because this part of the paper is concerned with elementary mathematics ONLY i.e. maths taught up to Class X. This would include basic questions on percentage; time and work; mensuration; interest; geometry; algebra; ratio and proportion; age related questions; time and distance, etc.
4. LEGAL APTITUDE
Wanting a pursue law certainly means that basic sense of legal problems should be known. Thus, this part of the exam has been devised to understand the student’s capability to legal problems. In these type of questions, there shall be a legal principle given to the student based on which he would have to answer the question for which choices would be given to him. There would be a set of facts to be analysed upon the legal principle.
5. LOGICAL REASONING
The whole idea of this section of the paper is to find out the mental capability and aptitude of the student. These consist of questions such as logical sequences; analogies; alphabet series; coding decoding; number series and analogy; blood relations; directions, etc.