CLAT, as known by all, is a very prestigious exam and is known as the entry-point for the Law Aspirants in their legal career. Clearing the CLAT exam is considered to be the first step towards a successful career in law, which makes it highly sought-after among the law aspirants. The CLAT 2020 has recently concluded but the spree to start preparing for the coming exam has already begun. The students are looking forwards to tips and tricks which can help them in preparing for the dreaded CLAT 2021.
Before we begin with the guide on how you can kick-start the CLAT 2021 preparations, you must know about the tentative schedule of the same.
Tentative Schedule of CLAT 2021
|Application Form Available from||First Week of January 2021|
|Last Date to Apply for the Exam||Last Week of March 2021|
|Last Date to Pay the Fee in Online Mode||Last Week of March 2021|
|Admit Card Available From||Third Week of April 2021|
|CLAT 2021||Second Week of May 2021|
|Publication of Answer Key||Third Week of May 2021|
|Declaration of Result||Last Week of May 2021|
|Counselling Begins From||First Week of June 2021|
How to start preparing for the CLAT 2021
To have a very strong preparation for the exam, you must have to proportionally balance your time between your board examination and CLAT. Despite the importance of the CLAT exam, you must not forget and look down on the board examination. They are equally important, and you must score well in them too.
Prepare a Time Table
Preparing a time table is a must, no matter which exam are you preparing for. Having a fixed schedule can bring a lot of discipline in you, which can help you in preparing better for your examination. Make sure that you are aware of all the subjects, their topics and subtopics and that you include all those in your schedule. Make a monthly schedule, a weekly schedule and a daily one. Have milestones and deadlines so that you can effectively cover your entire syllabus without leaving anything behind. Also include time slots for revisions and rest. Make sure that your daily activities such as sleeping and bathing are also included in the timetable.
Practice Mock Tests
Mock Tests have time and again proven to be the best friends of aspirants as they help the students in knowing the paper pattern, understanding the exam trends, knowing what type of questions are asked in the exam, and also help the students in knowing about their strengths and weaknesses. When you know about the sections you lack in, you will be in a better position to work o it and improve it for better performance in the exam. This will also help you with your time management and mentally prepare you for the exam day.
Know the Marking Scheme
It is very crucial to know the marking scheme of the examination. You must know what is the weightage of each section so that you can give due attention to it, and prepare for it accordingly. It will help you in framing an approach which will help you in fetching maximum marks to increase your chances of cracking the exam.
The importance of practising cannot be emphasised enough; however, just practising is not enough. You must also analyse yourself and know which study methods are working out for you and which ones aren’t. What works for one person might not work for the other, so it is important that you find out which is the best approach for you.
Invest in good and reliable study material
The quality of the study material is a determining factor of the efficiency of your preparations. If you are putting in all your efforts, but the study material you are utilizing consists of wrong information or perplexes you while you are studying, your study material is doing more harm than good. Therefore, it is very important to invest in good quality study material which provides reliable information and is easy to understand.
Get some help
Self-study is highly efficient if done properly, but yet again, everybody has different learning capabilities, and their mind reacts differently to different studying methodology. Opting for a coaching institute can help you in clearing your concepts, getting reliable study material, and forming your concepts which might be difficult to work out on your own. Coaching institutes can greatly help you in putting your best foot forward in the examination and help you ace the CLAT 2021 examination.