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Tackling Assumption Questions

“Assumptions are dangerous things to make, and like all dangerous things to make, if you make even the tiniest mistake you can find yourself in terrible trouble.”

This quote is in itself true to a large extent, but, when it comes to the critical reasoning section of the CLAT and other law entrance examinations, you should consider it to be the Gospel truth. You are most likely to find Assumption Questions in the form of a short paragraph followed by four assumptions, with you having to choose the assumption which is essential to make in order to reach the conclusion arrived at in the passage. They appear occasionally in the CLAT and are a regular in the AILET.

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CLAT: Your Wonderwall

I’m sure most of you must have heard Wonderwall by Oasis. Yes, it’s a popular song, but what does it have to do with CLAT? ‘Wonderwall’ means “the person you constantly find yourself thinking about”. And I’m going to tell you why CLAT should be your wonderwall.

Today is gonna be the day
That they’re gonna throw it back to you

There’s less than three months for the D-Day. Haven’t started preparing yet? Today is the day to start. Continue reading “CLAT: Your Wonderwall”

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Bust CLAT: Balance Boards and CLAT!

Boards or CLAT? Both important, both time consuming – what and how much of it to study? Yes, it is that daunting time of CLAT preparation when your prep routine is falling apart, your focus is divided and you don’t know from where, when, why and WHAT to study – for Boards or for CLAT? It’s okay, relax, many of us have been there, done that, and successfully pulled off both Boards and CLAT. It needs a bit more hard work and dedication, but is definitely doable. And trust us, if we can do it, you can too! Continue reading “Bust CLAT: Balance Boards and CLAT!”

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Bust CLAT: Try not to mess it up.

Ah yes, it’s that time of the year! It’s unbelievably satisfying to watch students struggle through the next few months with the burden of CLAT coupled with the additional burden of the Boards. Anyway, since sadistic pleasure is not the point of this article, let me move on to its main purpose.

It is around end-Feb as I’m writing this and if your CLAT preparation is in full swing, then that’s great. If not, you might want to start soon and with a bit of intensive preparation, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t crack it. As you’d know (and if you don’t, you probably should), the CLAT paper is divided into five sections consisting of English, General Knowledge, Math, Legal Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. Continue reading “Bust CLAT: Try not to mess it up.”

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Bust CLAT: Seating Arrangement Decoded.

First and foremost question before we get into details……. Are seating arrangement questions important for CLAT?

To this, the answer is a big ‘YES’.

In CLAT, reasoning is an extremely important section as it makes up twenty percent of the marks. But, it’s real importance lies in the fact that it’s extremely scoring. Amongst the myriad reasoning questions, seating arrangement questions are high scoring and less time consuming ones. Less time consuming as you will find three to five questions based on the same set of problem. Continue reading “Bust CLAT: Seating Arrangement Decoded.”

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Bust CLAT: The ideal strategy!

Of the many ‘CLAT preparation period’ images that float in the retina of my mind’s eye there are some that make a blink and miss ephemeral appearance while there are others that linger on….and on…! In the latter category two take the place of honor. The first is the bated breath wait for the online mocks scores. This is not to be scoffed since I gave close to 70 mocks and many a times was in danger of asphyxiating!! The second image is of mum’s face. From being a normal motherly face with love, exasperation, pride, irritation all juxtaposed, it had turned into one that yo-yoed between (i) I think you are not pulling your weight enough but I am still going to be a ‘cool’ mom and not say anything even if it kills me Continue reading “Bust CLAT: The ideal strategy!”

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Legal Reasoning- The Method in the Madness

Valentine’s Day just got over and Holi is right around the corner… While the world around you seems to be perennially drenched in showers of love and consumerism, you really can’t seem to look at it through those proverbial rose-tinted glasses. A voice, sinister and potent, keeps making snide remarks in the back of your mind. Sometimes the voice shouts out adulations; at other times, it calls out doom. Continue reading “Legal Reasoning- The Method in the Madness”

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Bust CLAT: The Dropper’s to do list.

So, here you are with less than 90 days left for CLAT. As droppers, you might have experienced what it feels like to go through the rank list and not find your name where you wanted it to be. But you have taken a brave decision to try once again, to give it another shot and prove to yourself that you are capable of getting through to one of the top law schools in the country.

First of all, during this crucial period get rid of those friends who are chilling in their college, no kidding. It will have a detrimental effect because you’ll have to labour through the next few months while they tell you all kinds of stories about their amazing life. Continue reading “Bust CLAT: The Dropper’s to do list.”

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Bust CLAT: The last three months.

Valentine’s Day is over. Hug day, kiss day, chocolate day and all the other useless days are also over. What begins today is a 90-day period which will culminate in you writing the most important exam of your life.

The key right now is to stop focusing on anything other than your studies. It really doesn’t matter how much money Trump will spend on building the wall or how a certain Turkish chef sprinkles his steak with salt. It’s time to get over the travesty that was the latest Sherlock episode (Or that Adele broke her Grammy). We are all very happy that #OscarsSoWhite is not trending this year. Your favourite Pakistani Aunty might say that gormint bik gayi hai. But, please let it go. All that matters right now is how you utilise these 90 days – starting from today.

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Bust CLAT: Start from the basics.

Hey! How’s your preparation going? If you are scoring anything above 110-115 in your mocks, you are on the right track and if you are not, there is still time for you to improve. Just that you HAVE to start now. Delaying preparations now is not advisable. You do not want to leave anything for the last moment. If you put in a decent amount of effort now, you can be sure of writing a similar piece of advice for aspirants targeting CLAT’18.

Let’s talk about CLAT now. Before we get into the details, it’s my job to reiterate that all law entrance exams ask you similar kind of questions. This piece shall primarily discuss the structure of the CLAT question paper.

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