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Improve Your Score in CLAT GK Section

A concrete plan to score well in GK section of CLAT
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The Common Law Admission Test, popularly known as CLAT is a national level exam for admission into 17 National Law Universities of India. The 2 hour admission test consists of objective type questions on Elementary Mathematics, English with Comprehension, General knowledge & Current affairs, Legal Aptitude and Logical reasoning.

Why is GK Important for CLAT?

The General knowledge section of CLAT consists of 50 questions from Static GK and Current Affairs. The importance of this section lies in the fact that it helps conserve time. You can use this to your advantage by allocating more time to other sections of the examination. It also helps to boost the overall score as all the questions are factual and direct. Your preparation for CLAT GK section will prove to be beneficial in covering many aspects of CLAT Legal Aptitude section which has questions on Legal GK also.

CLAT General Knowledge & Current Affairs: Previous Years' Analysis
2014 2015
Static 34 22
Current 16 28
Total 50 50
CLAT General Knowledge & Current Affairs: Area Wise Analysis
Area 2014 2015
Sports 1 6
Science & Technology 7 8
Economics & Govt. Policy 10 9
History/ Art & Culture 10 6
Polity 8 2
National & International Events/ Organizations/ people 7 9
Miscellaneous (Geography, Environment, Books, Awards, etc.) 7 10

Let us look at some questions of previous CLAT exams to understand question types and level of difficulty for CLAT GK & Current Affairs Section:

Q.
Law Day is observed on:

A.
26th January

B.
26th May

C.
15th August

D.
26th November

Q.
Which of the following Judges of the Supreme Court of India is famously known as the "Green Judge"?

A.
Justice VR Krishna Iyyar

B.
Justice PN Bhagwati

C.
Justice Kuldip Singh

D.
Justice BN Kirpal

Q.
The number of High Courts in India is

A.
18

B.
24

C.
21

D.
28

As is evident here, all these questions can be classified into CLAT Legal Aptitude section as well as General Knowledge section

Ideally, you should not devote more than 10-15 minutes on this section. This will help you allocate time to other time consuming sections. Further, we have come with a preparation strategy to help you ace both Static and Current GK for CLAT:

1 STATIC GK:

It has always been perceived as a vast and unpredictable section. However, it can be mastered by working in an organized and intelligent manner. With a thorough look at the past year's question papers it can easily be concluded that the entire syllabus is divided under certain topic heads. These topic heads will fairly narrow down your subject matter, sufficient enough to crack any exam including CLAT.

2 CURRENT AFFAIRS:

For Current Affairs, get hold of a good newspaper. Information from newspaper can be supplemented with a good magazine. Subscribe to a monthly or a fortnight magazine, which provides information in a concrete and organized way. Handouts or snippets given by your mentor or coaching institute are also very helpful in preparing for both Static GK and Current GK.

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