CLAT, which is conducted for admission in 19 law universities, will be conducted by National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi, this year. Apart from these national law universities many other private law colleges also consider CLAT scores for admission into their LLB and LLM programs. Therefore, it becomes even more important to ace this exam to secure admission in top law colleges.
How to Prepare for CLAT?
The major challenge which all applicants come across is how to prepare for this exam? Due to the increasing number of applicants and cut-throat competition, the level of difficulty in Common Law Admission Test has also increased. There are many institutions offering classes to prepare for CLAT both in online and offline modes. Now, students again face a major challenge about deciding whether to go for online classes or offline classes. Both have their own pros and cons.
Dilemma of Online or Offline Classes:
While the major advantage with offline classes is that you have a physical environment and there is more of one to one interaction amongst the class members and the faculty. However, the major drawback with offline classes is that it makes you time bound and you don’t get a flexibility to attend the classes as per your ease and convenience.
For this very reason, many students are now moving towards online classes rather than offline ones. Online classes offer a plethora of benefits associated with them. Firstly, students can study anytime anywhere as per their comfort and flexibility. The major benefit is the 24*7 facility with online classes which offers the students to choose a time and study whenever they want to.
Secondly, in online preparation, if a student doesn’t want to enroll to any coaching classes there will no coaching cost involved as many videos and tutorials are available online for free these days on Google, YouTube along with a variety of preparation apps for the aspirants which are completely free of cost. This also makes it affordable for everyone to study in this manner.
Another major benefit with online classes is that lot of mock tests are available for the students which helps them in understanding how well their preparation is going on and also, they are able to compare their performances with other students which aids in getting a clearer picture about the competition the students would face in the actual examination. Also, availability of online courses on smart phones, tablets and laptops is making the online medium of preparation even more popular.
So, when it comes to smartphones the best way to learn is through mobile apps as they provide intensive knowledge about everything right from exam material to discussion zones to practice tests. Let us have a look at some of the major apps which can be used for CLAT 2018.
3 Most Reliable Mobile Apps:
These apps have been used and trusted by many and the students have benefitted with these apps. Take a look and ace with these apps:
This is an all-in-one app by Gyanm institute which provides a 360-degree approach to help students in all angles for preparation of CLAT. The app contains a lot of study materials, mock tests, practice tests, video lectures and also previous year question papers (along with solutions) for references and much more.
Some of the salient features of this app are:
- Best educational app:
This app provides you access to contents and data shared by the best teachers with expertise in various subjects from pan India presence.
- First social learning network:
This app comes connected with the learning forum of edurev. This would help you in connecting with over 1, 4000 students who are already using this platform.
- In-Depth Analysis and Gamification:
Combination of data science and graphics which will help in giving a detailed analysis to students and they can easily identify their strengths and weaknesses.
- Adaptive Learning:
There are various learning cycle modules designed in a way that students can choose any module catering to their personal needs.
- Personal Tracker:
Track your own progress in exams and also an overall comparison with your peers all across nationwide.
- Doubt Discussion:
Clarify your doubts with expert teachers and other students which will improve your concepts.
The app contains mock tests, current affairs and also lot of articles to ease the preparation for students for CLAT.
Some of the unique features which distinguish this app from others are:
- Career Options Desk:
More than 100+ career options are present in both English as well as in Hindi medium. This is a unique feature which helps one in clarifying all their career related queries, information about exam, about institutes and also, they can find out what are the different career options that they can take up upon completion of their degrees.
- Knowledge zone–
As the name indicates, this area covers all sections that is current affairs, legal and commerce aptitude, quants and reasoning. The students can also gain access to GD-PI articles which are helpful post clearing the written examination.
- Exams corner-
In this section, you can go through FAQ’s linked to exam, articles and study materials. One can also solve mock tests and practice tests.
- Education discussion forum-
This forum works like a social media platform for students. You can compare this section to Facebook or WhatsApp where one can discuss their doubts and queries with students across India who are preparing for the same examination.
- Quiz zone-
Daily subject wise quizzes to help students in getting expertise in subjects and also analyse their strong and weak areas. Also, the students who perform well in the quizzes gain some points which provides them edge over others and boost their confidence.
It is a great app by Career Launcher that provides a lot of practice tests for CLAT for all the sections that is Logical reasoning, Mathematics, English and also Legal aptitude.
Some of the salient features of this app are:
- Test Gym-
A large number of mock tests are there for each subject and the student can also get explanatory answers along with these tests. There are around 5000+ questions available which are divided as topic tests and test gym sectional tests. The topic tests further have two levels in them namely “wannabe” and “going strong”. This helps in identifying their strong areas and also in focusing on weaker areas.
- Helpdesk –
The helpdesk provides one to one interactive sessions with the subject experts of Career Launcher to clarify any doubts they have related to exams, subjects or mock tests.
- Vocab Builder-
As vocabulary is an essential part of the exam, you can make use of vocab builder and learn new words and mark the learnt words as mastered and the words that you still need to learn as unmastered.
This section provides you access to all the information that one needs to know from exam perspective. You can get information not just about CLAT but also about other law entrance exams.
- GK of the day-
All the current affairs, national and international events which are needed for CLAT and other exams are all provided in this section.
- WORD of the day-
This section helps you in learning a new word everyday along with its synonyms and antonyms.