CLAT is an All India Law Entrance online examination which is conducted by participating National Law Universities situated across the country on rotational basis. This examination offers admission to both undergraduate as well as postgraduate law courses. National Law University, Odisha, Cuttack is going to conduct CLAT 2019 in the month of May. It is one of the most competitive exam since thousands of students compete each other for the available limited seats. Every year number of students writing this examination has been increasing, therefore managing time effectively and efficiently is very important to crack the exam. CLAT consists of 200 questions which are distributed into 5 subjects and time limit given to complete the entire question paper is two hours.
Time management is the important aspect to crack any examination. It is almost 8 month left for the exam to take place, therefore it is high time to understand how to allocate your time and effort in preparing five different subject of CLAT examination.Though, it goes without saying that there is no any particular or ideal methodology/strategy for time management. However, there are few fundamentals for time management while preparing for any competitive exam. Talking about the CLAT, one need to pay attention to each and every section of the paper in order to score good marks.
There are 200 questions in the paper which are divided unequally into five different subjects.
The very first step is to get familiarise with each subjects. List down all the topics that you need to cover as per the latest CLAT syllabus and also write the weightage they carry in the examination.
After having done with this, the next step is to have a study schedule or time table. Making a time table is the first and most importing thing to do while preparing for CLAT. Making a time table would give you a head start and helps you to know how to go about preparing for the exam. It is also important to note that time table you are making should be easy to follow and should cover all the subject areas. One can make time table according to his/her convenience however, while making time table one should keep in mind that minimum 8-10 hours a day is needed to excel in core areas of the exam. Do not over-stress, take breaks in between. This will help you to freshen up your senses and thinking capacity. It is to be noted that time table has to be modified depending upon your progress and according to your strong and weak areas. Below are few suggestion or pattern one can refer to while making a time table:-
Current General Knowledge- If we look at the past years’ CLAT paper, Current affairs covers almost 80% of GK section. One must devote at least two hours daily for this section as it is the most scoring subject.
Appear for mock test - It is advisable to the aspirants that they should give mocks regularly. The idea behind is that giving mock test would enable you to check your progress. It is important to note one should not only keep giving mocks and collecting them. The proper strategy should be -- solve the mock and analyse all the correct and incorrect answers either on the same day or next day.Reviewing the mock is indispensable because that will determine your weaknesses and give you the chance to amend them. Take an interval of 2 days between two mocks and spend these days working on your weak areas that you discovered in the last mock. If you are consistent with this exercise till you appear for CLAT, there will be no concept you would not have dealt with and improved upon by the time you sit for CLAT.
Solve questions of any particular subject- The next two hours can be utilized in solving questions from any subjects- Maths, Legal Reasoning, English or Logical Reasoning. Any subject can be taken alternatively. It is imperative to make sure that one keep doing practise of all the subjects. Do not just indulge in solving your favourite subjects. Pay equal attention to other subjects as well.
DO Revise and Complete syllabus- in the next two-three hours, one can either revise whatever he/she has done till now or can do whatever they have not done yet. One can cover up the rest of the new topics which you have not touched upon yet. It totally depends upon one’s position. If the person is unable to complete the entire syllabus then it is advised that one should try to finish all the important pointers or else give more time in revision.
This is how one can utilize their next 8-9 months effectively in order to succeed in the examination.
And last but not the lease keep motivating yourself and surround oneself with positive people.
Hope it helps!