How to crack CLAT 2018 in 30 days?

Last Updated - February 28 2018

Cracking CLAT in 30 days might seem to be next to impossible, yes, it seems to be unless we know what to study 30 days before, to crack one of the most difficult examinations. So, if you are planning one, you are at the right place and probably the right time. The online registrations for CLAT 2018 have started from January 1, 2018 and the last date of registrations is March 31, 2018. CLAT is conducted on 2nd Sunday of May every year. CLAT i.e. Common Law Admission Test is an All India Common Entrance examination, organized on the rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their Under Graduate and Post Graduate degree program. CLAT 2018 exam is scheduled to be organized on May 13, 2018.

Beginning with the most important aspect – The EXAM PATTERN

Exam Format for CLAT 2018

The exam will have 200 multiple choice questions. The composite time for the exam is 2 hours. The aspirants will be allotted 1 mark for each accurate response and there will be a deduction of 0.25 Mark for each wrong response.

Subject areas of weight:

The exam is spread over 5 sections as mentioned below

Reading Comprehension40 Marks
General Knowledge and Present Affairs50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)20 Marks
Legal Aptitude50 Marks
Logical Reasoning40 Marks

Breaking up and understanding your strong and weak points is a must. This is what we have tried to do, understanding OURSELVES. Check Her CLAT 2018 Exam Format

Study Design

Breaking up and the understanding format is absolutely not enough. You required understanding what exactly lies at the base. This is what we are going to do below: 

1. Comprehensions, Grammar and Vocabulary:

Understanding English is a continuous procedure, requiring endless exercise on regular basis. No one can bet learning vocabulary in few days or learning grammar rules in a short period. Work on vocabulary by leaning Synonyms and Antonyms, this way it might help learning quickly as you work upon few words, but you add double the words in your vocabulary.

Reading comprehensions can only be tamed with continuous reading and understanding the same from the core. Comprehensions can be solved in two ways, read first question next or question first read next. Choose whatever goes best with you. Take anything in hand, newspaper, magazines, novels and what not. Increase the speed of reading while understanding at the same time.

Talking about grammar, it goes the same way as vocabulary. One can never learn grammar rules in just a few days. You can’t go with basics at this point in time, just extract what is the need and churn it into you. Being a continuous procedure, find out the trend in grammar every year. Read More CLAT 2018 Syllabus

2. General Knowledge and Present Affairs:

Like grammar rules, G.K. Looking at the trend, find out the study material created keeping CLAT in mind, it’ll become easy to grab the facts needed. Static G.K. cannot be tamed in a day or two. might prove helpful as it is based on the founded facts from History, Geography, and Science. Few books like Pearson’s book for General Knowledge and Manorama Year book could be useful.

For Present Affairs, it is the same concept as that of grammar rules. One required to be in continuous touch with what is happening around. Refer to Pratiyogita Darpan, it is a well-known magazine, apt for CLAT. Dedicate a considerable amount of time reading newspapers, watching news and magazines to enhance the learning ability.

Apart from that, you can always be in touch with internet and reach relevant information to learn for both static G.K. Here, mobiles play an important role to be the part of CLAT preparation. The Internet has a pool of information relevant for CLAT, one can easily spend a good time at the last moment of the exam. and Present Affairs over various websites.

You can also follow Gktoday for General awareness- This is one of the most famous websites for present affairs, it offers you with present affairs important for your exam daily. Other than this, the channel also offers you static content like Indian Polity Modules, Geography modules, etc. The channel also offers you topic wise MCQs like Ancient History MCQs, World / Physical Geography MCQs, General Science MCQs, etc.

3. Mathematics:

People in love with Maths can succeed easily. Refer the same for best results. Sharma’ is the holy grail. It includes 10% of CLAT. For Mathematics for CLAT ‘Quantitative Aptitude- R.S. Bunking Maths could be a blunder with 20 easy marks of Mathematics as it is the most scoring section of the exam. This section is based on Elementary Mathematics from 10th grade.

4. Legal Aptitude:

CLAT tests your legal “Reasoning” and not legal “Knowledge”. Apart from Legal Reasoning, Legal Knowledge is based on questions on present affairs and legal facts. This section tests the aspirant’s interest towards the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. It is the most important section of the exam. Legal Reasoning section takes care of principle which must be applied to facts.

Legal Aptitude section contains 50 questions, it is also called the tie-breaker section. Out of 50 questions, 35 questions are based on principle-facts and 15 are based on legal maxims.

There are majorly 4 topics covered:

  • Criminal law
  • and Indian Constitution
  • Law of Torts
  • Law of Contract

One must not forget to study the most commonly used legal terms and the legal glossary. You should be aware of these terms to crack this section. You may study from different legal magazines.

5. Logical Reasoning:

Some of the not-to-forget topics are:

  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Logical Sequences
  • Number Test
  • Ranking
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Arrangements
  • Syllogisms
  • Directions
  • Calendar

Last year, 45 Marks were devoted to Logical Reasoning. Strategy to handle LR:

Exam Pattern:

All the questions in this section are based on formats. Work on formats for sequences, codes, sets and genealogy questions from the books or maybe internet where you can find numerous questions dedicated to this section alone for CLAT. Check Here CLAT Earlier Year Papers


Although we know that you can work with the basic knowledge to work on this section, however, it is important to understand that the test logic capability is not enough, how fast they can solve for accurate output, Necessary.

Here, shortcuts play an important role to calculate the result in no time.

There is an advantage in this section, the more you exercise, the closer you go to success. Exercise well to understand the formats and their application while keeping the small cuts in hand.

Study Guides

Given below are few well-known books one can work upon:

  • Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Butterworths Lexis Nexis
  • Analytical Reasoning by M. K.Pandey
  • Manorama Year Book
  • Objective Arithmetic by R.S. Aggarwal
  • GK Today
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • English is Easy by Chetananand Singh
  • Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  • India Year Book

Referring these books might look like a difficult idea for 30 days preparation. But these could be the best backup of an aspirant.

Skill Set for CLAT 2018

Given 5 sections in the exam, the aspirant required to survive via them. Below given are the skill sets of an aspirant need to complete the CLAT exam.

  1. Legal and Logical understanding – Basic knowledge of deductive reasoning and syllogistic application.
  2. Basic English Learn and exercise grammar, enhanced vocabulary, understanding comprehension.
  3. Clear and lucid thinking.
  4. A basic knowledge of legal terms and political science.
  5. A thorough knowledge of present affairs, basic Indian history/ economics/ geography/ civics.
  6. Basic understanding of arithmetic and probability along with speedy calculation.

If you are well above 155, you are seriously going to crack the exam. That’s what is necessary to crack in 30 days. Though few changes are made every year, the basics remain the same.

Make sure you go via this content for 30 days without a fail and we bet, you will be the most well-prepared aspirant compared to others in CLAT exam.

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