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It has been almost 6 months since you may have started your preparation for CLAT. Do you see nightmares of those Math questions haunting you? Are you still struggling with those syllogisms you could never figure out? Do you crave to know what those who managed to get through NLSIU did while prepping?

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GK Factsheet: Week 4, July and Week 1-2 August, 2017.

Please find here, the factsheet for the fourth week of July and the first couple of weeks for August. You can check out the other factsheets for better preparation for CLAT.

You can also get a student of NLSIU as your CLAT Mentor. Click here, for more information.

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CLAT’17: The Expert Analysis

While CLAT’17 came as a smooth ride for most of the aspirants, aspirants indeed faced some major bumps during  the ride. We think that this year’s CLAT was slightly difficult than last year’s CLAT however it was easier than CLAT 2015 (that nightmare!). Most of the aspirants found this paper rather lengthy especially the Maths section unlike last year’s CLAT. CNLU decided to surprise all of us with the most unpredictable GK Section. While the English and Logical Reasoning sections were easy to solve, the Legal Reasoning section came out to be the easiest of all. We have prepared three categories of sectional scores which will give a better analysis of your standing in the ever-growing merit list. Continue reading “CLAT’17: The Expert Analysis”

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AILET’17: The Expert Analysis

AILET aspirants across the nation felt the same about yesterday’s paper. “It was too lengthy.” said one AILET aspirant coming out of her AILET centre, here at NLSIU, Bangalore. Overall, the paper was of a moderate-difficult difficulty level according to our analysis, with the logical reasoning section playing a major role in enhancing its difficulty level. An overall cutoff of 93-97 is expected to get aspirants into the NLU standing tall in the nation’s capital. Let us analyse the paper in detail now. Continue reading “AILET’17: The Expert Analysis”

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Getting Rid of the Math Phobia

Mathematics-the word is enough to put many people off track their preparations and lose concentration. However, this phobia of Mathematics is based only on a reluctance to actually get down to solving problems and can be easily eliminated with a bit of dedicated practice. Since a significant portion of law aspirants have had a two-year break from Mathematics after high school, this is one section which tends to get ignored owing to its relatively less weightage in CLAT. Although this section carries only 20 marks, it is arguably the most crucial part of the entire paper and can be the difference between you going to a top notch NLU or settling for a lower one. This is a section which can give you an edge over your fellow exam-takers.

By strategically approaching Mathematics with the correct temperament, one can easily maximize his/her chances of getting a decent rank in CLAT. The way to approach this section primarily depends on the individual’s grip over the subject. For a person who is comfortable with the subject, attempting it at the very outset of the examination may be a good idea. This provides one the opportunity to secure maximum marks in Maths because there is no chance of the answers being ambiguous as can be the case with the likes of English or Legal Reasoning. On the contrary, for a person who is scared of Maths and feels under-confident while solving Mathematics, the section should be kept for the latter part of the exam. This is because it can get exhausting if you are struggling with calculations and are unsure of your answer. If you are scared of Mathematics, attempting the section in the beginning would lower your morale. You don’t want this to happen in a two-hour examination.

As for the time to be allocated to Mathematics, the ideal time limit should be around 16-17 minutes. It can vary a bit from person to person. However, in no case shall it be given more than 20 minutes as that would considerably reduce the amount of time that could be given to other sections. Attempting around 18-20 questions with an accuracy of 95% should be sufficient and would be a great score if the level of the questions is quite high (as was the case in CLAT 2015).

While practicing, focus on the various ways of approaching a problem and finding the most efficient way to solve it. Rather than practicing a whole lot of similar questions, one can cut down on the number of questions but attempt the same question in more than one way to find out which way suits one the best. With practice, it is quite easy to identify the questions which would take less time in solving and would be the ones to watch out for while taking the examination.

So, just get rid of the dampening fear of Mathematics, practice diligently and intelligently, and get ready to ace this section in CLAT. ALL THE BEST!

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