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CLAT 2021: How to Prepare for Elementary Mathematics?

Exam: 13 June `21
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Urvashi Singhal

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The Elementary Mathematics section in UG CLAT 2021 will roughly contain around 13-17 questions. Each question has a weightage of 1 mark. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer. Candidates may note that this section is based on the mathematical concepts of class 10 which are relatively easy to deal with. The candidates can appear for various mock tests and solve the sample papers carefully in order to prepare themselves for the examination.


Elem. Maths Syllabus

CLAT 2021 Elementary Mathematics Syllabus

The syllabus for Elementary Mathematics is mainly based on the fundamental concept of Mathematics. Candidates who have a clear concept of the basic level mathematics will have no problem in dealing with the questions from this section and they can achieve a fairly decent score. Here is a list of important topics which must be covered before appearing for CLAT 2021:

Number system Decimals and Fractions
Interest Calculation & Discounts Approximation
Logarithm Average
Roots Surds and Indices
HCF and LCM Ratio and proportion
Profit and Loss Areas and Volumes

Elem. Maths Study Material

CLAT 2021 Elementary Mathematics Study Material

In order to achieve a good score in CLAT 2021, it is of primary importance that you go through the right study materials. Otherwise, you will never be able to succeed no matter how hard you work. So, do not spend unnecessary time reading books which are not useful for examination point of view.

There are endless online resources available which will help you to study Elementary Mathematics for CLAT 2021. Along with that, there are few important books which you can refer to.

Book Name Author Name ISBN Number
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R. S. Aggarwal 8121924987
Magical Book On Quicker Maths Tyra 8190458922
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations Abhijit Guha 9351343553

CLAT 2021 Elementary Mathematics Online Resources

When it comes to preparing for CLAT, it is very easy to lay your hands on online resources. There are many websites which provide study materials and notes to the students. Many organisations also conduct online mock test to help the students prepare for the examination. These mock tests contain section-wise questions to help the students analyse their preparations.


CLAT 2021 Elementary Mathematics Practice Papers and Mock Tests

  • Solving sample papers while preparing for any exam is a good strategy. It not only acquaints the candidates with the kind of questions asked in the examination, also it helps them to know their strengths and limitations.
  • Candidates appearing for CLAT Exam must also go through CLAT Sample Papers. They should try and solve them within stipulated time. Candidates may refer to the following sample papers/mock tests:
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The candidates can go through more CLAT Practice Papers and prepare better for the exam.


Elem. Maths Prep Tips

CLAT 2021 Elementary Mathematics Preparation Tips

One of the most important and scoring sections of the CLAT examination is the Elementary Mathematics part. This section contains only basic questions which can be easily solved with fundamental concepts of mathematics.

Here are few pieces of advice which the students will find useful while studying for CLAT:

  • Always make it a point to read the questions properly. While reading the question, you should underline the important points in the question paper itself. Otherwise, you may miss out on important details.
  • Do not miss out on any topic as all the topics are equally important. Revise the topics thoroughly for better understanding of the concepts.
  • Try to be confident. There are many students who make silly mistakes even after knowing how to solve the particular sum.Always try to brush up your fundamental concepts. You do not require to have an elaborate knowledge of Mathematics in order to appear for CLAT.
  • When it comes to CLAT, time management is of extreme importance as time is very limited. First, solve the questions about which you are confident.
  • Always maintain your speed and accuracy. If you are not sure about an answer, do not go for guesswork as in this way you may end up losing a lot of marks.
  • Be focused and dedicated. Always keep your calm.
  • Try to attempt as many mock tests as possible as this will play a great role in enhancing your confidence.
  • Before sitting for the examination, make it a point through go through the previous year question papers as this will make you familiar with the question pattern and help you to fetch a decent score.

UG Practice Ques Set

UG CLAT Practice Question Set

Ques 1. Sang-Saath Bank’s employees’ picnic on a river island turned into a disaster as the newly constructed road bridge connecting the island to the riverbank collapsed. Evacuation operations had to be carried out by ferrying the employees from the island across the river and on to the riverbank. One-sixth of the employees were evacuated by villagers in a country boat. Of the remaining, one-fifth were evacuated by fishermen in a trawler. The remaining evacuees were joined by villagers who were helping with the evacuation. Finally, 8 motor boats with 8 people each left the island.

1.1 If half of the motor boats had one villager each and the other half had 2 each, what was the ratio of villagers to employees in the motor boats?

  1. 1:8
  2. 3:13
  3. 3:16
  4. 2:13

Answer: 2

Rationale: The correct answer is (2). Number of people that left on the 8 motor boats = 8 * 8 = 64 (i) Half of 8 boats had 1 villager each = ½ * 8 * 1 = 4 … (ii) Half of 8 boats had 2 villagers each = ½ * 8 * 2 = 8 … (iii) Therefore, total number of villagers = y = (ii) + (iii) = 4 + 8 = 12 (iv) Therefore, total number of employees in the 8 motor boats = (i) + (iv) = 64 – 12 = 52 (v) Therefore, ratio of villagers to employees in the 8 motor boats = (iv) : (v) = 12:52 = 3:13

1.2 How many employees were evacuated in the trawler?

  1. 13
  2. 15
  3. 12
  4. 10

Answer: 1

Rationale: Number of employees evacuated by the country boat = x/6 (vi) Remaining employees after country boat evacuation = x – x/6 = 5x/6 (vii) Number of employees evacuated by the trawler = 1/5 * 5x/6 = x/6 (viii) [Note: See Rationale for 1.1 for calculated data] From (v) in Rationale for 1.1, we know that the number of employees evacuated by the 8 motor boats = 52.

Therefore, 52 = Remaining employees after country boat evacuation - Number of employees evacuated by the trawler, i.e. (vii) – (viii) = 5x/6 – x/6 = 4x/6 = 2x/3 Therefore, x = 52 * 3/2 = 78 = Total number of employees Therefore, the number of employees evacuated by the trawler = 78/6 = 13

1.3 If there were 4 villagers in the country boat, and 6 fishermen in the trawler, and if an equal number of people travelled in each trip; i.e. country boat, trawler, and motor boats, how many people travelled in each trip?

  1. 10
  2. 6
  3. 9
  4. 8

Answer: 1

Rationale: Total number of employees = 78 [Note: See Rationale for 1.2] Villagers and fishermen in the country boat and trawler = 4 + 6 = 10 Number of villagers in the 8 motor boats = 12 [Note: See (iv) of Rationale for 1.1] Total number of people that travelled = 78 + 12 + 10 = 100 Number of trips = 1 (country boat) + 1 (trawler) + 8 boats = 10 Average number of people travelled by the country boat, trawler and the last 8 boats = 100/10 = 10

1.4 After they reached the shore, 1/3 of the employees took a taxi, half of them took a bus and the remainder took the train. The cost of a hiring a 4-seater taxi was Rs.500, the cost of hiring a bus was Rs.5000 and each train ticket was priced at Rs.75. The taxis took a maximum of four passengers each. If the total expenditure on the different modes of transport was Rs.9,475, how many taxis were hired?

  1. 5
  2. 6
  3. 7
  4. 8

Answer: 3

Total number of employees = 78 [Note: See Rationale for 1.2] Number of employees that took a taxi = 1/3 * 78 = 26 Since each taxi is only a 4-seater, the number of taxis needed = 26/4 = 6 1/2 Therefore, number of taxis hired = 7

1.5 The total number of employees in Sang-Saath Bank is 4.5 times the number that went on the picnic. The Securities department of the bank consists of 4/9 of the total number of employees. The percentage of Sang-Saath Bank’s employees in the Securities department is:

  1. Between 45% - 50% of the total number of employees in the bank
  2. Between 40% - 45% of the total number of employees in the bank
  3. More than 50% of the total number of employees in the bank
  4. Less than 40% of the total number of employees in the bank

Answer: 2

Rationale: Total number of employees evacuated = 78 [Note: See Rationale for 1.2] Total number of employees in the bank = 4.5 * 78 = 351 Number of employees in securities = 4/9 * 351 = 156 Percentage of people in Securities = 156/351 * 100 = 44.44%

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Ques. What is the benefit of CLAT?

● Top Answer By Ankita Sarkar on 20 Jan 21

Ans. CLAT is a law entrance exam consisting of both UG and PG courses. The selection in CLAT will allow a student to study in National Law Universities (NLUs). As Law is a dynamic subject, hence it cannot be studied in isolation without any association with other subjects like political science, economics, etc. Getting into an NLU will provide students the best environment and platform to study this dynamic field. The following are some of the benefits of CLAT. You will stop seeing movies as mere entertainment. You can analyze the facts discussed in movies like Article 15, Jokar - Dark Knight, are true or not. Law courses open up a lot of different avenues. You will get to learn many things.  Lawyers are not taught only about Law. You will get to learn how to make decisions based on facts and reasoning.  You can choose any specialization you want, such as Criminal, Civil, Corporate, etc. You also do not need to restrict yourself to a single specialization. Getting into top NLUs brings students to the center of attraction of the law firms and corporate. This NLU tag helps in securing well-paid jobs in most reputed companies. These NLUs prepare students for the real-life world, be it practice in court or judiciary. It inculcates students with skills and training to succeed in every career path they choose. Thus, CLAT is not only just getting an NLU tag, it has a lot to offerRead more
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Ques. How do I prepare math for CLAT?

● Top Answer By Aniket Atul Mahulikar on 20 Jan 21

Ans. The math section of CLAT is known as quantitative techniques which consist of charts, diagrams, comprehension questions to gauge students’ inference and interpretation skills. The questions are based on elementary mathematics. Thus, a student does not need to be an expert in mathematics. It requires regular practice to get a good score in this section. The following are some preparation tips for the math section.  Previous Year’s Paper:  Go through the previous year’s question paper. Try to figure out the pattern of the examination.  Clear Basics:  Follow a good mathematic book to clear your basics. R.S Aggarwal is quite popular among students for clearing basics. Practice as much as possible. Memorize some tips and tricks: CLAT is all about speed and accuracy. Thus, to attend the entire question in the math section within the stipulated time, it is important for students to memorize some quick formulas which will help in the faster calculation. But do not skip to short cut without knowing the longer method. Many questions asked in CLAT only require a couple of lines for calculation. Do not be scared of Mathematics. Try your best. Even if you can’t score well even after good preparation, you can secure a decent score by working hard in other subjects.Read more
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Ques. What is the syllabus of maths in CLAT?

● Top Answer By Debdeep Majumder on 20 Jan 21

Ans. CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is a national level law entrance exam. The new pattern CLAT question paper consists of 150 questions spread over five sections – English language, current affairs including general knowledge, legal reasoning, logical reasoning, and quantitative techniques. The question paper is designed to test the reasoning and interpretation skills of candidates. Topics: The quantitative techniques section consists of questions based on graphs, pie charts, and tables. The students have to infer and derive answers to the questions from the information provided in those diagrams. This section contains around 13-17 questions. To answer questions in this section, candidates have to apply 10th standard mathematical operations.  Some of the topics which are quite scoring in Mathematics are as follows. Arithmetic: Percentage, Profit & Loss, Average, Ratio-Proportion, Time & Work, Pipe & Cisterns, Time, Speed and Distance, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple & Compound Interest, Number System (HCF - LCM, Recurring Digits & Calculation of Unit Digits). Algebra: Simplification, Linear and Quadratic Equation. Modern Mathematics: Trigonometry ( Height & Distance), Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Stocks & Shares. Geometry & Mensuration: Triangle, Circles, Polygons, Solids. Speed Mathematics: Calculation Technique, Approximation Technique, Square and Cubes. To know more about the syllabus in detail visit the official website.Read more
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Ques. Is CLAT a difficult exam?

● Top Answer By Aniket Atul Mahulikar on 20 Jan 21

Ans. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level law entrance examination. It is conducted every year by the consortium of NLUs. CLAT question paper is based on MCQ format and consists of 150 questions. The exam tests the critical thinking ability of law aspirants. CLAT is not a difficult exam to crack. Anyone who is well prepared can get into an NLU. However, it can be a bit tough to get into the top five NLUs. The difficulty level of an exam depends on two things, which are as follows. Pattern and level of preparation: The CLAT question paper consists of 150 questions spread over five sections. The five sections are – English language, Current affairs including general knowledge, legal reasoning, logical reasoning, and quantitative techniques.  ALL the questions are comprehension based. So, a candidate has to read the entire passage to solve a set of questions. What makes the exam scary is the time frame. Candidates have to complete the entire paper within two hours.  However, practicing a lot of mocks will help overcome this difficulty. Candidates having the habit of reading newspapers will have an edge in this exam.  So, solving various questions, mocks, reading newspapers, and staying updated about the happenings around the world are the keys to achieve success in CLAT. Level of Competition: Every year around 65,000 candidates apply for this exam and the number keeps increasing with each passing year. However, the ratio of selection in CLAT is higher as compared to JEE. In nutshell, CLAT requires planned and smart preparation, and the rest will find its way.Read more
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Ques. How should I prepare for CLAT in two months?

● Top Answer By Meghdeepa Mondal on 20 Jan 21

Ans. For a CLAT aspirant, it is essential to be clear about one’s own goal. For some students the goal is NLS. While others aim for NLU, even the lower-ranked ones. According to the need, preparation is required in all five critical areas. The table below gives the subjects and marks division in them. Subjects No. of Questions Allotted Marks Legal Aptitude 50 50 Logical Reasoning 40 40 English Including Comprehension 40 40 General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 50 Elementary Mathematics with Numerical Ability 20 20 Preparation Tips: English medium students have little advantage in preparation, having a better grasp of comprehensive skills. General Knowledge and Current Affairs, which is 25% of the examination and is not a conceptual or analytical subject, needs to be mugged up with regular information gathering. Legal Reasoning contains questions generally from a certain number of topics only. These topics need to be sorted according to the previous year's question papers and practiced, which is possible in two months. For the Elementary Mathematics with Numerical Ability and Logical Reasoning part, it is obvious that the aspirant needs practice, and two months is too short for the same. For maths, concepts must be cleared before problem-solving. Taking help from YouTube, Unacademy, Khan Academy, and other resources from the internet can help a lot in preparation. R.S. Aggarwal and M.K. Pandey are two excellent books for Logical Reasoning practice sets. For English including Comprehension, the candidate needs to understand the type and pattern of questions present in the previous papers and learn the way to tackle them. Having finished all the initial preparation, revision needs to be done in all five divisions. Candidates weak in Mathematics, English including Comprehension or Logical Reasoning must practice a lot in the limited time available.Read more
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Comments


16 Comments
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divakar sharma
Will the questions be descriptive or MCQ?
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common admission test

Hii Divakar, Greetings from collegedunia. The CLAT UG consists of objective type questions which is divided into 5 sections  Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques,Current Affairs ,Legal Reasoning and English. For more details visit:- CLAT EXAM PATTERN 

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sadim ansari
I am scoring a 112 in the mock tests, how much score should I ensure in order to secure a seat in the exam?
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abdul nazir

Hi Sadim, Cut offs differe from one college to other and it is completely in hands of the respective University to decide the same. As per the previous year data, minimum cut off marks will be somewhere between 105-110 out of 200 in case of NLUs. Find more details at CLAT 2021.

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mohammed najamuddin
I want to take admission in LPU on the basis of CLAT result and 12th marks. What can I do to take admission there.
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arvind kumar

Hi Mohammed, Greetings from Collegedunia. Common Law Admission Test is a National Level Entrance Exam. You can apply to the college and then based on the merit, the admission will be given. CLAT EXAM

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shaik kabeer
Is there any other steps included for downloading admit card
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surendra

Hi Shaik

You need to visit on the official website of CLAT to download the admit card. Visit on our official website of CLAT Admit Card to know how you can download your admit card.

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yash raj singh
After the exam do I need to keep a photocopy of admit card with me?
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surendra

Hi Yash

You need to keep a photocopy of your admit card whenever you download the original admit card. In case if you lose your admit card you will have a copy of it. After the exam you need your registration number to check your result and for that you need your admit card. Visit on our official website of CLAT Admit Card.

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nafisa khatoon
Which offline coaching offers quality preparation at low rates?
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arvind kumar

Hi Nafisa, Greetings from Collegedunia. CLAT is common law admission test. Clat possible is one of the well known coaching institutes. For more details visit: CLAT EXAM

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sourajit mukherjee
What is the procedure of getting in the first round of counselling?
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surendra

HI Sourajit

Visit on our official website of CLAT Counselling to know all the details and procedure on how the counselling will take place.

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ankur jain
Is quantitative aptitude is different from qualitative aptitude
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Quantitaive aptitude section of CLAT UG will consist of around 20 questions. The questions may be in the form of graphs, propositions, facts, or numericals in textual or pictorial format. For more information, please refer, CLAT Syllabus.

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md hussain ansari
How can i prepare for Quant?
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surendra

Hi Hussain

Yoou can visit on our official website of CLAT Quant Preparation to get all the details about the Quant exxam and how you should prepare for the exam to score more.

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nitika
Is there any interview required during counselling?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, The courses are offered by CLAT participating institutions, including NLUs, government and private institutions. The admission is provided through centralized counselling. The counselling process takes place in four rounds. The seat allotment can be done on merit-cum-preference basis. For more information, please refer, CLAT Counselling.

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sandesh kumar
What do they ask in Quantitive aptitude?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Maths Questions for CLAT is a very important topic for CLAT Aspirants to practice. CLAT Maths Questions are generally called Word problems which belongs Average, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Profit and Loss, Compound Interest, Simple Interest, Clock, HCF and LCM, Circle, Volume, Height and Distance etc. For more information, please refer, CLAT Syllabus.

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neha
How can I change my preference during the CLAT 2021 exam centre process?
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surendra

Hi Neha

Candidate can only choose their preference at the time of filling the form once the application form process closes you can’t change your exam preference. Visit on our official website of CLAT EXAM to check out all the details.

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ammar zaheer ahmed
How can I change my NLU preference during the CLAT 2021 seat allotment process?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Candidates have already provided their choices of NLU while filling CLAT 2021 Application Form. The seats will be allotted to the candidates as per their NLUs’ choice-preference and based on their rank. In case any seat gets vacant, the preferred NLU on the higher preference of candidate’s choice will be allotted to them automatically. For more information, please refer, CLAT Seat Allotment.

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pradeepraje
What do they ask in Quant?
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dummy

Dear Pradeepraj

Greetings from Collegedunia. Clat Examination includes Quantitative Techniques 20 questions in its syllabus. The questions will come in the form of graphs, propositions, facts, numerical in textual or pictorial format. The questions will be based on the Class 10 standard level. It is included to test your knowledge in the following areas. For more details, kindly go through this link – CLAT Syllabus

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anuj singh chauhan
What exactly is the mark distribution in Quant?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, There are 20 questions of 20 marks in the Quant section of CLAT. For more information, please refer to the following link, CLAT Exam Pattern.

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karan rathod
Is CLAT conducted every year?
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common admission test

Hii Karan, Greetings from collegedunia. CLAT a Common Law Admission Test which is conducted every year for admission in Law programs. For more details Click Here