Law Entrance exam preparation depends on your strengths, weaknesses, aptitude and attitude. CLAT doesn’t have a set pattern and no single body is responsible for conducting CLAT. Various NLU’s conduct the CLAT on rotation basis and therefore there is a scope of exam being set as per the wish of the concerned NLU. Having said that, we would still give you an idea on what to expect in the Quant’s section of CLAT 2017.
This article focuses on 3 things
- What has been asked in previous years in quant’s section of CLAT i.e., from years 2013 – 2016?
- Expected pattern in Quant’s aptitude for 2017
- Tips on preparation for Quant’s section.
Analysis of Previous Years Papers
Analysis of previous years will help you determine what topics are considered important in Quant’s section of CLAT Exam.
The questions were from Geometry, Mensuration and Arithmetic and most of the questions were from topics like:
- Profit, Loss & Discount
- Ratio & Proportion
- Time, Speed & Distance
- Time & Work, Area, Circles
There were 3-4 questions from Algebra & Number System
One Question from Set Theory, Statistics & Probability
The questions were from Arithmetic, Algebra and Number system. A few questions on probability including the conditional probability were also present.
The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy.
Maximum questions were straightforward and required application of basic concepts to arrive at solutions.
The difficulty level of the exam was moderate to difficult.
The topics included
- Profit & Loss
- Speed & Distance
Rest the section was considered full of surprises with Data Interpretation Questions of CAT level. (7 questions were there from D.I. given in tabular form)
The questions from P & C and Probability were not simple and some of the questions were time consuming.
There were questions from topics like Profit & Loss, Clock, Mensuration, Average, Probability, Ratio& proportions etc.
4-5 questions were from Number system which appeared to the most important topic.
The overall difficulty of the exam was easy.
There were no questions from Data Interpretation.
Questions Expected in CLAT IN 2017 for Quant’s Section
- The questions similar to the ones asked in the previous year are expected in CLAT 2017.
- What additional and new that can be asked in CLAT 2017 is not certain. For Guesswork there is no basis available at the moment, but we expect that you will cover the above mentioned topics deeply.
- It is highly recommended to thoroughly go through the previous year’s papers.
Actionable Tips on how to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CLAT 2017
Quantitative Ability basically appraises problem solving and numerical ability skills of the aspirants. Some of the tips for Quantitative Aptitude are:
- Begin with the basics
The CLAT Quantitative syllabus encompasses Math’s up to 10th standard. Clear your basic level of Maths. You may think it to be easy but begin preparing from the basic level. Follow the entire academic syllabus so that all the major topics are well - covered.
- Focus on Fundamentals
The fundamental concepts of various topics should be crystal clear in your mind. Take your teacher’s guidance if you get stuck on some particular topic. Do not leave any topic and revise the concepts whenever possible.
- Learn Important Formulae’s, tables and theorems
Quant’s section is full of formulae, tables and theorems. Write the ones you need to memorize on a piece of paper. Keep the paper handy so that you can view the formulae’s or tables whenever you want to. Also do not forget to learn and practice square root and cube root problems to be able to swiftly solve during the examination.
- Be systematic and try shortcuts
In the beginning, solve practice questions topic wise and not directly jump to solve entire paper. In the starting, solve questions with traditional methods and later on tryout your own short – cut methods to improve speed.
- Mark your weak and strong areas
Mark out your weak and strong areas while you are solving different kinds of problems. Do not ignore the ones you are weak at as they might comprise the major part of the exam and also do not forget to practice your strong areas.
- Read the questions cautiously
Read the questions carefully so that you understand them fully before answering. A silly mistake while reading the question or misinterpretation of the question can waste your effort and time you spent answering it.
- Don’t get stuck on a particular question
Remember time is important and you cannot afford to waste it by getting stuck on a particular question. Move onto solving the other questions and try solving the ones left in the middle at the end of the paper. Always practice maths questions under time pressure.
- Take a quick Glance through the entire section
Swiftly glance through the entire section and solve the questions that are easy or you are most comfortable with. This will earn you some confidence. Later on solve the questions you find tougher.
- Beware of negative marking
CLAT follows negative marking, so it is advised not to attempt too many questions based on plain guesswork.
- Practice and Practice
Solve previous years’ papers and take mock tests for practice. This will acquaint you with the types of questions and the format of the paper. This will also improve your accuracy and speed. Extensive practice and good speed is the key mantra to success. Calculation of a few problems can be very time consuming and time is a major constraint during the exam. Only Practice can help you sail through easily.
Someone has rightly said,
“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.”