Time management! Yes, this is the key to stand distinguished from others in an exam like CLAT, where you need to be quick and efficient simultaneously. Since all the other sections of any law entrance exam including CLAT are time-consuming, GK is one section where you can score the most in the least time and save the clock for other sections. This section being completely factual, won’t ask for your application of mind and therefore, can be tackled easily.
GK comprises of two sections- Static and Current. This article would be talking about the strategies one can use, to do well in the Current Affairs part of this section, which in turn would reflect on your final rankings. On analyzing past year papers, it is quite apparent that the part of Current Affairs carries more weightage than that of Static GK and thus, it needs to be done with a little more sincerity.
Now coming to the sources, there is no single source where you can comprehensively prepare for the Current Affairs and numerous sources need to be relied upon in order to secure good marks in this section. Sources may vary for people going to different coaching centers and people preparing on their own. For the former, centers generally provide compendiums and timelines of all the important and relevant events at the end of every month. Reading and revising it with honesty would fetch you marks to crack the section though. However, if you want an edge over other students, you need to put in efforts to acquire something extra, apart from what has already been given in the timelines provided by the Coaching institutions.
Knowing extra is no rocket science and certain simple things can be done for getting an upper-hand over other aspirants. Following are few strategies one can use to make the best use of this section in the paper-
These aforementioned were few things one can practice to make a better chance for any law entrance exam and take it with complete preparation. Newspapers like ‘The Hindu’ not only helps in improving your GK but also has the potential to improve your English in a comprehensive manner and therefore, a regular reading of this newspaper would help in different ways.
Revising, whatever you have read time and again is important to make the stuff stay in your mind, otherwise, there are possibilities that whatever you have read, might slip out of your mind. Also, keep practicing questions on Current Affairs at short intervals to test your preparation and get a reality check every now and then. Unlike Static GK, this area doesn’t need much research because it is dynamic in nature and would keep changing every year and hence, looking at past year papers is of less importance here. However, a casual reading of past papers will give you an idea of the approach taken by the organizers. For the specific purpose of CLAT 2018, one must prepare Current Affairs right from the month of March 2017 till April 2018. Scoring well in this section will definitely give you an advantage in the final ranks and to do that, one must keep in mind that only facts are of importance and then make a streamlined approach towards Current Affairs’ preparation.