How to Prepare for Current Affairs

How to Prepare for Current Affairs

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Current Affairs Syllabus

The first thing the candidate needs to do is carefully go through the syllabus of CLAT prescribed by the consortium. Go to the current affairs part, and check out what are the various topics mentioned under it.

As per the official description, the section will include multiple passages, each 450-word long. The passages will be taken from news, journalistic sources, and other non-fiction writing.

Do you have any idea what skills are tested in the current affairs section of CLAT?

  1. Questions will examine the legal information or knowledge discussed in the passage.
  2. You don’t need any prior understanding of the law to answer these questions.
  3. However, you are expected to demonstrate awareness of current affairs and general knowledge, especially related to:
    • Contemporary events of significance from India and the world
    • Arts and culture
    • International affairs
    • Historic events of continuing significance.

CLAT current affairs – Test structure

Number of passagesThe section may have 4-5 passagesEach passage will be of up to 450 words
Question typeObjective type
Total number of questionsThe section will have around 35-39 questions, which is roughly 25% of the paper
CLAT current affairs syllabus (Content of passages)To be drawn from news, journalistic sources, and other non-fiction writingSyllabusCurrent affairs and general knowledge including contemporary events of significance from India and the world;Arts and cultureInternational affairsHistorical events of continuing significance.
What are the skills that will be tested?The candidate has to demonstrate their awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge

How to Prepare for Current Affairs for CLAT 2021

To perform well in the section, you needn’t mug up facts or information. It is because questions will be based on the passage that is given.

However, you must be able to:

  • Comprehend what is in the passage
  • Analyze the various points mentioned in it
  • Connect dots to arrive at logical conclusions

Recall that the section is designed to test your awareness of various topics of current affairs and general knowledge.

One way you can prepare for CLAT 2021 current affairs section is by reading newspapers, articles, and editorials. This way you can develop an analytical bent of mind, learn how to find our nuggets of information from the piece, and other ancillary information, which otherwise a layman can’t.

Here are some newspaper suggestions as part of your CLAT current affairs preparation.

  • The Hindu
  • The Indian Express
  • The Telegraph
  • Livemint

What other resources you can use

While print newspapers are pretty useful study material, there are other ways to prepare for the CLAT general knowledge and current affairs section. What you can do is take the help of online resources.

At the click of a mouse, or using your smartphone, you can access the best newspapers online. Go to the official site and check out the editorials and articles.

You may also take the help of apps like Youtube, Unacademy to prepare for CLAT current affairs.




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