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Preparing for Mathematics Section of CLAT- Tips and Topics


If you are looking for a rewarding career in Law, this is a chance you should not miss. CLAT 2018 is scheduled to be held on May 13, 2018. The application forms of the exam were released on January 1, 2018. Interested candidates must register themselves at the earliest.

The entrance exam is conducted to admit eligible candidates to various National Law Universities in the country. The exam is highly competitive in nature and thorough preparation is expected from the candidate.

Aspirants must have detailed knowledge of syllabus for CLAT 2018 which includes English, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Out of these, the Maths section amounts to 10% of total marks. Out of maximum 200 marks, 20 marks will be allotted here. One mark is awarded for every right answer and 0.25 marks is deducted for every wrong answer.

Students generally answer 15-16 questions easily from this section. The problems are fairly easy and are based on class 10 syllabus. With little bit of practice and by following the below mentioned preparation tips, one can easily improve their score:

Keep a Positive Attitude

All the problems asked in the examination are quite elementary. With proper plan and practice, you can score easily here. If you never been a maths fan, do not worry. Try staying positive even if you are not able to solve every question correctly the first few times. Practice can reap you good rewards.

Follow the Syllabus

It is important to know the syllabus first. As discussed, the questions will be based on the syllabus of class X standard. Some of the important topics covered are percentage, profit and loss, roots, average, time and work, probability, simple interest and compound interest. Generally the questions cover all the topics. It is better to study all these topics and build a good understanding instead of choosing one topic over another. Practice all chapters equally. Try solving questions of different patterns to have a better understanding of the concept.

Refer a Good Book

It is really important to follow a standard book. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by R. S. Agarwal or Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by Abhijit Guha are some of the highly recommended books for this section. Any one of the two books will be enough for you to prepare.

Keep Separate Time for Math

Make a study schedule with separate time for Maths. Though easy scoring, many candidates can lag behind in this section if they haven’t practiced well enough. The most effective way to prepare is keep an hour/ two separately for mathematics. Practicing the subject every day will help you remember the concepts. Try to do all the problems by hand. Make sure you keep enough time to revisit the particularly troublesome chapters.

Practice

Follow these three steps – complete the book, complete the previous test papers and finally give mock test. These three steps can help you prepare for the mathematics section easily. By completing the book, you will have a thorough knowledge regarding the type of questions that can be asked in the exam. With the help of previous year question papers, candidates can have an idea about the paper pattern and the question pattern. Practicing via mock tests will help the candidate analyse his/ her performance. Time yourself to make sure you aren’t spending too much time on each question.

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