CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is one of the most renowned entrances exams in India. This exam is conducted for admission to various National Law Universities (NLUs) for different LLB (Bachelors in Law) programs. This national-level entrance exam is highly competitive that a candidate will need to be prepared intensely in order to crack it.
There are various sections in the CLAT exam and one of the most important sections is General Knowledge and Current Affairs. It’s known that the General Knowledge (GK) part contributes 25% weightage in the exam and that is what makes it a very important section.
The candidates should have a separate strategy and study plan for this section because it’s vast and is also not that easy to prepare. In this article, I have described in detail how to prepare for current affairs and GK for the CLAT exam.
Current Affair Preparation For CLAT
Preparing for Current Affair won’t be a challenge for you as long as you have essential materials. There are 2 types of GK asked in the CLAT which are Static GK and Dynamic GK. Both are important from the exam of point of view so it’s important to focus equally on both of them.
Here are a couple of tips that you may follow-
Read GK Books
There are many GK books of different publications available in the market. These books get updated every year with fresh content and they cover both static and dynamic GK. As a serious candidate, you will need to buy and read some GK books of good publications. Following are some of the best books for CLAT GK and Current Affair that you can refer to-
- Manorma Year Book
- General Knowledge by Tarun Goyal
- Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant’s Publications
These books are great and a lot of aspirants refer to them.
Newspapers are a great source of quality as well as authentic information. A newspaper contains fresh information about what’s happening around the world which makes it a great source of general knowledge and current affairs. Usually, the newspapers have dynamic GK content that is as important as the Static GK for the CLAT exam.
As a CLAT aspirant, you are supposed to read English Newspapers such as The Hindu and The Indian Express. English newspapers won’t only improve your general knowledge but also your English vocabulary and proficiency skills.
Watch Youtube Videos
After 2016, the number of internet users increased in India because of the cheap internet packages provided by the telecom companies. It also brought a revolution in the education fields because now students/candidates can use this powerful tool to study online by watching videos.
There are a number of good Youtube channels that are providing high-quality videos on General Knowledge and Current Affairs and as a serious candidate, you can watch those helpful videos and prepare even better and faster for the GK section. The best Youtube channels for GK that you are highly recommended are Study IQ and World Affairs.
Whenever you are reading a GK book or watching a GK video, make sure to pen down the important things precisely in a diary or notebook. This tip will save you a lot of time when your exam will come closer because you will have these notes that you can refer to easily to remind the things.
You don’t need to make the notes in a professional way. You can write the things on it as per your suitability. Just make sure it’s handy and super easy to understand.
Give GK Mock Tests
The preparation for any entrance exam is incomplete without mock tests. Mock tests are a blueprint of the actual exam that every candidate should give. Along with giving CLAT mock test series, make sure to give at least 10 GK mock tests too. It’ll help you get a proper idea about the kind and level of the questions that will be asked in the exam.
Importance Of GK And Current Affairs For CLAT
As I’ve already mentioned that GK and Current Affairs contribute around 25% weightage of the actual exam, you can figure out yourself how important this section is from the exam point of view. You may not crack the CLAT exam if you don’t prepare for the GK section.
So here is the article on How to prepare for the current affairs section for CLAT comes to an end and I hope you have found this article helpful.