shiva (student) 05 June 2008
Prakash Yedhula (Lawyer) 10 June 2008
Training institutes advise students to embark on a carefully chalked-out study plan. For general knowledge, the suggestion is to divide the topics into several categories as the Constitution, the United Nations, history, geography, current affairs, books and authors, and so on and study each of them thoroughly.
Vocabulary section in English can prove to be tricky if students do not start working on them right away. Besides, trainers suggest that the students need plenty of practice for tackling comprehension passages and grammar segment.
Students should brush up their arithmetic ability picked up by them till class X. Questions can be expected from areas such as simple and compound interest, profit and loss, time and distance, averages, ratio and proportions, sets and so on.
Questions on legal reasoning will contain a legal principle, which students are expected to apply in a given situation and choose the most appropriate answer.
The legal reasoning segment, according to some trainers, can be unpredictable. The questions have to be solved by a process of elimination and a couple of options may appear equally correct. Properly reading and comprehending the critical reasoning problem will hold the key. Apart from newspapers, magazines and year books, past year question papers of different national law schools have been suggested for reference for those preparing for CLAT.