CLAT 2020: How to Prepare for Elementary Mathematics?

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    Common Law Admission Test is a national level entrance exam conducted to admit eligible candidates to various National Law Universities across the country. CLAT exam includes English, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

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    The Elementary Mathematics section contains around 15 questions. Each question has a weight of one 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.

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    CLAT 2020 – Imporatnt Facts
    • The CLAT 2020 application process began on 1st January 2020 and will continue till 31st March 2020.
    • The examination will be held on May 10, 2020 (Offline).
    • The online applications will have to be submitted on the online website of CLAT. The student should fill up their online form extremely carefully. Once the form has been submitted successfully, no changes can be made to it.
    • At the time of application itself, the students will have to fill their preference order for all the 22 NLUs.

    Elementary Mathematics Syllabus

    CLAT 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 2020:

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

    Sectional Weightage

    CLAT Elementary Mathematics Weightage

    The question paper consists of a total of 150 questions each carrying 1 mark. The total duration of the CLAT exam is 2 hours. 0.25 marks will be deducted from your paper for every wrong answer.

    The Elementary Mathematics or the quantitative techniques section consists of roughly 13 to 17 questions which make about 10% of the entire question paper. All the questions are based on fundamental concepts of Mathematics.

    The questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice. Candidates will have to select one of the four options given, to mark the correct answer. As the level of questions are elementary, candidates can easily answer 10 to 12 questions easily.  

    Study Material

    CLAT Elementary Mathematics Study Material

    In order to achieve a good score in CLAT 2020, 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 2020. Along with that, there are few important books which you can refer to.

    Book NameAuthor NameISBN Number
    Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR. S. Aggarwal8121924987
    Magical Book On Quicker MathsTyra8190458922
    Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsAbhijit Guha9351343553

    Online Resources

    CLAT 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. Here are a few websites which are highly recommended for CAT preparation:

    Practice Papers & Mock Tests

    CLAT 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:
    Paper 1Download
    Paper 2Download
    Paper 3Download

    The candidates can go through more CLAT Practice Papers and prepare better for the exam.

    Preparation Tips

    CLAT 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.



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