CLAT 2017 Last Minute Preparation Tips for LLM

    Anil Tigga Anil Tigga
    University Data Specialist

    CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) will be held on May 14. CLAT is conducted for admission in LLB and LLM courses offered by 18 National Law Universities of India. While candidates may have been busy studying all important topics, mugging up facts, memorizing formulae and clarifying doubts on basics, the time has now come to focus on giving it their best shot in the remaining few days to produce the desired results. CLAT exam pattern 2017 is set differently for both LLB and LLM programs. However, Both the exams are conducted online and are of 2 hours duration. Here you get the best preparation tips for CLAT LLM 2017.

    • Negative marking is also applicable in the exam
    • For LLB, more weightage is given to General Knowledge, Current affairs and Legal Aptitude
    • For LLM, Equal weightage is given to constitutional law and Jurispendance section

    CLAT Paper Pattern for the post graduate courses will contain 3 sections namely Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. The question paper for post graduate courses will have a total of 150 multiple choice questions. Distribution of questions in each section is indicated in the table below:


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    How Should I Prepare for CLAT LLM 2017?

    CLAT 2017 for PG programs will encompass topics from Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. Candidates can go through the table given below to know about the pattern of LLM Course.

    CLAT LL.M. PatternHighlights
    Maximum Questions150
    Maximum Marks150
    Duration of CLAT 20172-Hour

    One of the main aspects that would help you to prepare for the exam is to develop a habit of maintaining notes related to current affairs. The Static General Knowledge requires relevant material in History, Geography, Economics and General Sciences, and a proper understanding of basic legal concepts and legal reasoning along with basic and advanced concepts of Analytical and critical reasoning.

    Quantitative aptitudes consisting of Class X level concepts are required. All the mentioned sections should be practiced keeping in mind the time constraints.

    CLAT exam does not have any structured syllabi to adhere to making it all though more challenging!

    1. In the remaining 4 days for CLAT, you should avoid starting new topic. “If you begin any new topic that you haven’t till date, it will kill your precious time that would be better utilized in revising the old topics.”
    2. “There is no reason to fret if you have prepared well in the last few months. You now need to keep track of the current events and revise what you had prepared in the preparatory months.”
    3. Once a candidate has clarity over concepts and is able to solve the questions, they must improve on time-management. “A law aspirant taking CLAT should be able to solve as many questions as possible in lesser time than others and for this they need to practice with more set of questions.”

    Tips for taking Online CLAT

    The CLAT experts have suggested some measures for taking online CLAT. They are as follows–

    • Be open to newer kind of questions
    • Watch News regularly including NDTV, BBC and CNN channels
    • Time management plays a major role in cracking the exam
    • Revise as much as you can
    • Have faith in your preparation
    • Be aware and make full use of all links/ buttons. If there is a doubt with any feature of your testing platform, ask your invigilator (e.g. what does ‘mark for review’ mean?)

    CLAT 2017 will be held in online mode and as many as 44,565 applicants will be appearing in law entrance exam for a total of 2312 five-year integrated undergraduate seats.

    CLAT LLM 2017 Preparation Tips

    In order to achieve the best score and opportunities, candidates have to follow proper study plan and schedule along with the best study material. Every candidate should keep in mind the following preparation tips:



    Speed and Accuracy: The essential factor which will definitely help you make it to the merit list is maintaining speed and accuracy in the exam. Since the exam is of 2 hours in which 150 questions need to be solved, the candidate should try to solve the questions within a minute.

    Time management: This is the most imperative parameter to clear the CLAT LLM Exam 2017. Manage your time carefully, select the questions you solve first, keeping in mind your stronger areas of study.

    Practice: Always try to solve the questions which are less time consuming. Practice as much as you can, it is one of the most important parameter. Try to solve as many MCQ questions as possible to get a hold of the pattern. Keep practicing questions till the last day. This will improve your performance and will help you tremendously with time management.

    Avoid last minute preparation: Read and revise all the topics thoroughly. Do not start preparing and reading new topics in last few days of the exam. Just revise the ones you have already prepared.

    Make use of memory aids: Make use of short-term techniques to revise the syllabus like Flashcards. This technique will help in reducing your time of going through entire syllabus.

    Revision of previous year question paper: Solving previous year paper can be beneficial at the time of CLAT preparation. Keep revising in addition to studying new topics. Practicing past year papers makes you understand the pattern of CLAT LLM Exam 2017.

    Set a goal: Categorization and division of topics as per the assigned time help in achieve your set target.

    Be confident: All the appearing candidates should remain calm and confident. To avoid last minute hassle, the candidate should keep their admit card and stationary at one place. Candidate should avoid unnecessary tension and exam fear.

    Last Minutes Do’s and Don’ts during the Exam

    This will definitely boost scores in CLAT 2017 Exam.


    Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. Just be confident & stand strong with focus and calmness

    All the Best!!!



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