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Tips for Maths CLAT Section

Boost your score in the Maths section of CLAT with tips from our experts
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The Common Law Admission Test, CLAT is a gateway to 17 prominent National Law Universities of the country. The online admission test consists of questions on: English including Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude and Mathematics. The maths section of CLAT will test candidate only on "elementary" mathematics i.e. basic maths taught till class 10th.

Why is Mathematics Section Important for CLAT?

CLAT consists of 20 questions from Mathematics section. Even though the weightage of this section is least in CLAT, aspiran ts must devote their CLAT preparation time to this section as well. The candidates banking their career on this exam cannot aff ord to ignore CLAT Mathematics section. The questions are elementary in nature and with little preparation they might be able to s olve 15-18 questions easily with good accuracy.

We have come up with some suggestions and tips for a concrete CLAT preparation strategy to help you score well in this section of CLAT:

1. Knowing Fundamental Operations well:

CLAT Maths is of elementary nature and does not test candidates on difficult formulae or elaborate steps. If your fundamentals are clear, you can solve all the CLAT maths questions with ease.

Let us consider some questions from previous years' CLAT exams:

Q.
If 0.06% of a number is 84, then 30% of that number is

1.
25.2

2.
420

3.
42000

4.
2520

Q.
A dice is rolled twice. What is the probability that the sum of the numbers on two faces is 5?

1.
3/13

2.
4/13

3.
6/13

4.
1/9

As you can see, these questions are of elementary nature and can be easily solved once your fundamentals are clear. The only thing required is to solve them in least possible time, for which practice is the key.

2. Clear basics of all Topics:

You should be efficient as well as effective. It can happen only if you are thorough with all question types and the basics.

3. Speed & Accuracy:

Your focus should be on solving the questions with a good speed without compromising on the accuracy. As the weightage of this section is only 10%, you cannot afford to spend much time on this section. If your fundamentals are clear, you can solve questions in a limited time.

4. Practice, Practice & Practice:

Preparing for CLAT requires consistency, dedication, focus and good mentorship. Plan your preparation keepi ng in mind the time you have and your areas of strength & weakness. It is also essential that you take multiple CLAT Mock Tests and solve ample number of previous years CLAT Question Papers.

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