GK & Current Aﬀairs is one of the most important sections of UG-CLAT 2021-2022. This section carries almost 25% of the CLAT 2021-2022 paper. Candidates who are prepared for it have an upper hand as compared to those who are not that well prepared for the GK section.
Almost 35- 40 questions (out of 150 questions) may be asked in the UG-CLAT 2021-2022 examination each carrying one mark for the correct answer and 0.25 negative for every wrong answer. In this article, we will help you with some tips to crack current aﬀairs and the GK section for UG-CLAT 2021-2022.
CLAT 2021-2022 will be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
No. of Qs
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
How to prepare CURRENT AFFAIRS & GK for UG-CLAT 2021-2022
CLAT 2021 will 'Not Test Memory based' questions
- It will be based more on 'Comprehension based questions’.
- Questions intended to test the depth of understanding of issues and events of significance, rather than mere fact- or trivia-based superficial knowledge.
The pattern of the Question
- Passages will be consist of around 450 words each which will be derived from journalistic sources, news, and non-fiction writing.
- The designed questions will examine the candidate's awareness, legal information, or knowledge related to the given passage.
- Questions may also relate to matters associated with the events mentioned in the passage - for a passage about a natural calamity, for example, you may face questions not only about that natural calamity, but similar events in other parts of the world.
- All these passages will comprise such questions that will analyze your awareness of various aspects of current aﬀairs and general knowledge.
First - Know the CLAT Syllabus
The Current Affairs and General Knowledge questions will be based on:
- Arts and Culture,
- International Aﬀairs,
- Contemporary events of significance from India and the world, and
- Historical events of continuing significance.
How to approach Passage Based Questions?
Here, we will be guiding you in the best way so as to help you to just not let go of this opportunity of scoring well in this section as it a very important and scoring section. To do this we suggest you follow certain tips and tricks provided below:
1. Read the entire passage carefully
- Make sure you read the entire passage before you attempt the questions.
- You would be able to pick up valuable clues about the answers to other questions by ensuring you read the entire passage first.
- Do make sure you have a good idea of the overall theme or point of focus of the passage.
How GK Questions be Asked?
- Questions may also relate to matters associated with the events mentioned in the passage - for a passage about a natural calamity.
- For example, you may face questions not only about that natural calamity, but similar events in other parts of the world.
- While the focus is on more recent and current events, questions may test you on historical information related to such events and significance.
- While you may not be asked vocabulary questions in this section of the paper, you may be asked the meaning of certain statements made in the passage, insofar as they relate to information associated with such statements.
- For example - a passage relating to cyclones may ask you what the difference is between a cyclone, typhoon, and hurricane.
CLAT GK Preparation Tips and Strategies
1. Start reading newspapers regularly
- The best way to prepare for this section of the UG CLAT 2021 is to have a long-term habit of reading a good set of newspapers and periodicals.
- In particular, it would help to read the editorial and opinion sections of newspapers and periodicals, as these often provide historical, associated, and ancillary information related to the main subject discussed in the piece.
- Now that you have an idea of what sources the question setters typically refer to from the introductory video, try and read through similar sources on a regular basis.
Newspapers - The Hindu, The Economic Times, Indian Express, The Economist, Business Standard, etc.
2. Plan Your Path
- It is very important to make a perfect plan (preferably a daily/weekly schedule) so to determine how much time you want to spend on preparing each subject/topic.
- For current aﬀairs and general knowledge, you must take out time to read daily newspapers or periodicals or editorials columns.
- This will not only improve your general knowledge and current aﬀairs but also will help you to improve grammar and enhance your vocabulary.
3. Mark Your Boundaries -
- You should see that while preparing about this vast section, you do not go for mugging up things that are not even included in the scope of the examination.
- To know the exact syllabus of current aﬀairs and general knowledge, you may visit UG-CLAT 2021-2022 Syllabus.
4. Prepare One-Liners - Current aﬀairs is all about one-liners or a maximum of 3-4 lines about a topic which will contain almost all knowledge about the incident or some important news about the event around the world etc.
5. Revisiting Notes - You must not only prepare notes (one-liners), but also revisit and revise it regularly so that the news gets embedded into your mind.
6. Limit Your Sources -
- You should have not many sources to study. Few (1 or 2 maximum), but strong and trustable sources to study about the current aﬀairs is very important.
- Else you may end up hopping from one source to another and at the end finish up with a lot of confusions in mind.
7. Use Internet Wisely -
- Today, internet is most common and accessible source of news & current events.
- Thus it is very important to make the best use out of the internet not only for current aﬀairs but for any sort of preparations.
To assist you with the preparation and provide you with a rapid revision course, with study material.