How to Prepare GK Section for Law Entrances Exams (AILET, SLAT, MAH CET (5 Yr LL.B)?

By Neeraj Mishra|Updated : December 24th, 2021

GK is a crucial topic in any Law Entrance exams having a good clarity of the latest happenings in and around the world along with a good knowledge of static GK helps you in scoring good marks and increases your chances of selection in the law entrance exams such as AILET, SLAT, MAH CET and other law entrance exams. 

General Knowledge is a very important segment of the Law Entrances Exams like AILET, SLAT, MAH CET (5 Yr LL.B). GK is usually the least time-consuming section of the exam and fetches you good marks if prepared well. The GK preparation tips for Law Entrances Exams, shared in this post aim to help you with it. So, if you are preparing for the Law Entrances Exams and wish to know how to prepare for the GK section, read this post now!

How to Prepare for GK for Law Entrances Exams like AILET,  SLAT, MAH CET (5 Yr LL.B): Tips & Strategy

The students preparing for Law entrances exams usually ignore this section considering its vastness.  It should always be kept in mind that sections like these differentiate the toppers from the average students, hence the importance of this section should not be underestimated.

As per the recent trends of the aw entrances exams like AILET, SLAT, MAH CET (5 Yr LL.B) General knowledge section will test the candidates on their knowledge of Static Awareness as well as Current Happenings.

On this basis, we can divide the GK section into two parts:

1. Static GK

This part comprises of History, Geography, General Science, Indian Economy etc.

2. Current Affairs

This part deals with day-to-day happenings of importance not only nationally but also internationally.

Preparation Tips for GK 

1. Previous year papers

Make sure to go through the previous year papers to get an idea of the type of questions that are asked and the areas that are covered the most, and then plan accordingly.

2. Identify your strong parts

After going through the papers, the next step is to identify the subjects or portions you are strong at or are of your interest and start preparing them first and then slowly move to your problematic areas. This will help you gain confidence in this section.

3. Demarcate

The static general knowledge has been losing its value in the exam and more emphasis is laid on current affairs now, as seen through the analysis of the previous year papers. Always be prepared for surprises as nothing can be predicted before the exam.

4. Reading newspaper

For current affairs, the habit of reading newspaper has to be inculcated. Make sure to read a good newspaper such as “The Hindu”. With the help of the newspaper, both national and international issues will be covered.

Also, maintain a copy to write down the important news bites. Small hours dedicated to newspaper every day will give huge returns.

5. Watch News daily

National and international news should be watched daily for at least half an hour. This will help you know about the current issues in detail. Also, make systematic notes of the news which will be of great help later.

6. Follow news channel websites

Any good news channel’s (which provides authentic news) website should be followed. In the current affair section, the questions are asked from events that have occurred in the past 12-15 months. Such information is not available either on the news channel or in any newspaper. Such websites discuss not only the recent but also relatively old news that cannot be prepared through newspapers or news channels.

7. Download news mobile application on your phone

Several news channels have their applications available. Notifications are published several times in a day. You can pick the relevant news or any other news of interest and go through it quickly. Again, the news application should be reliable and not any random application.

8. Register for online quizzes

To check your knowledge, you should register for online quizzes of GK and current affairs. This will help you not only to check your knowledge but will also help you prepare several new topics/ questions, which in turn will boost your confidence.

Additional Tips for Good Result in GK Section of Law Entrances Exams

  • For static GK you can refer to LUCENT GK (Subjective) or General Knowledge by Arihant. Also, you can read NCERT of the related subjects from class 6 to 10.
  • For Current Affairs, magazines can be read such as Manorama Year Book, Pratiyogita Darpan etc can be referred. One can also buy the monthly magazines available on current affairs and revise all the news that they have learned in the month through them at the end of the month.
  • If you have a hard time reading a newspaper, several channels are available on YouTube, which provide daily news analysis of the newspaper. However, one should have a passion for reading if one intends to become a lawyer. But if there is less time, this too is a good alternative.
  • Go through the notes made you have prepared once in a week or else, in the end, everything will seem new and it will be hard to cram everything in a single go.
  • Events related to national as well international importance must be prepared well.
  • Look out for news specific to science, technology, legal affairs, sports, people, places, inventions etc.
  • Be well prepared so that you don’t have to depend on flukes during the examination.
  • Stay updated with the latest current affairs from all the sources that have been mentioned above so that you don’t miss out on any important news.
  • During the examination, emphasis should be laid on attempting maximum correct answers rather than on attempting maximum questions.
  • A lot of time can be saved in the GK section of the exam if you are thorough with your syllabus and that time can be utilized in other sections.

GK isn’t a subject that requires hours of study daily. You just need to put a little effort regularly, to be thorough with the enormous syllabus. And remember hard work instead of smart work is the key to success in case of general knowledge!


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