How to Prepare for Current Affairs for CLAT 2023

How to Prepare for Current Affairs for CLAT 2023

How to Prepare for Current Affairs for CLAT 2023 - The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will conduct CLAT 2023 on December 18, 2022. The CLAT 2023 exam consists of five sections and a total of 150 questions for 150 marks. CLAT current affairs with general knowledge section has the maximum weightage and it is important to score maximum marks in this section. The current affairs for CLAT section consists of 35-40 questions and the marks weightage goes up to 40 marks. In this article check out some important preparation tips and strategy for preparation of current affairs for CLAT 2023.

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How to Prepare for Current Affairs for CLAT 2023

CLAT 2023 current affairs - Test structure

Number of passages

4-5 passages of 450 words each

Question type

Objective type

Total number of questions

The section will have around 35-39 questions, which is roughly 25% of the paper

CLAT current affairs syllabus

To be drawn from news, journalistic sources, and other non-fiction writing

Syllabus

  • Current affairs and general knowledge including contemporary events of significance from India and the world;

  • Arts and culture

  • International affairs

  • Historical events of continuing significance.

Skills that will be tested in this section

The candidate has to demonstrate their awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge

CLAT 2023 current affairs including general knowledge syllabus

Candidates to start preparation of the current affairs section should carefully go through the syllabus of CLAT 2023. They should check the various topics mentioned in the syllabus.

As per the Consortium the CLT syllabus 2023 will include multiple passages each 450 words long. The passages will extracted from news, journalistic sources as well as other non-fiction writing. Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require candidates to demonstrate their awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge, including:

  • Contemporary events of significance from India and the world

  • Arts and culture

  • International affairs

  • Historical events of continuing significance

How was CLAT 2022 current affairs and general knowledge section?

In the CLAT 2022 exam conducted on June 19, 2022 the current affairs and general knowledge section was spread over 6 sections. The paper covered various topics of:

  • Space (ISRO)

  • AFSPA

  • Russia Ukraine

  • Sustainable Energy

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Drone Rules, and

  • Maritime Security

An analysis of the section is given below:

Number of questions and difficulty level current affairs and general knowledge

Topic

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

National

12

Easy to Medium

International

9

Easy to Medium

Science and Technology

7

Easy to Medium

Awards and Honours

1

Easy

Polity

1

Easy

Other (static)

4

Easy

Total

34

Moderate

How to Prepare Current Affairs for CLAT 2023?

To ace better in the next attempt candidates should brace themselves well with following tips:

  1. Refer to question papers of previous years

To appear for the current affairs section in CLAT 2023 candidates should understand the pattern of questions in this section. And for this candidates should check the previous years CLAT question papers to understand what type of questions are asked. Once they get an idea about the pattern they should start solving both previous year CLAT question papers and mock test papers that are available both online and offline. Getting acquainted with the pattern will help them answer the question precisely and score more.

  1. Read newspapers daily

Candidates if they want to crack the general knowledge questions should make sure that they are updated with recent current affairs and general knowledge. They should make sure they read newspapers daily to stay updated about both national and international events. some newspaper suggestions for CLAT 2023 current affairs preparation are:

  • The Hindu

  • The Indian Express

  • The Telegraph

  • Livemint

  1. Choose the best study materials

Another crucial factor that can affect the scores in CLAT 2023 current affairs sections is the study material. Candidates should select the best and accurate study material that will help them get an insight about how the actual entrance exam will be. The study material chosen by candidates should adhere to the current exam pattern.

  1. Revision

Doing regular revision will help candidates remember the points easily at the time of exam. Candidates can make short notes or points at the time of reading newspapers so that they can revise the events easily during examination.

CLAT 2022 general knowledge and current affairs questions

Some of the comprehension passages asked in the current affairs section in CLAT 2022 is given below:

Passage 1. When we hear the name SPACE, only one organization comes to mind: the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), located in Bengaluru, is the country’s first space agency. ISRO was founded in 1969 with the goal of developing and utilizing space technology for national development while also conducting planetary exploration and space science research. The space research operations began in India in the early 1960s, at a time when satellite applications were still in the experimental stages in the United States. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, the founding father of India’s space programme, rapidly recognized the benefits of space technologies after the live transmission of the Tokyo Olympic Games across the Pacific by the American satellite ‘Syncom-3’ demonstrated the power of communication satellites. The ISRO has launched various spacecrafts like the Chandrayaan, Astrosat, Microsat, GSAT etc. The Government of India has also approved a regional spaceborne navigation system, which will consist of seven satellites. Out of these, four of them will be placed in geosynchronous inclined orbit of 29° relative to the equatorial plane. Such an arrangement would mean all seven satellites would have continuous radio visibility with Indian control stations.

  1. Name the first dedicated mission launched by ISRO for studying the celestial sources

in X-ray, optical and UV spectral bands simultaneously.

  1. Amazonia (B) Astrosat

(C) Gaganyaan – 1 (D) Lunar Polar Exploration Mission

2. APPLE, the first communication satellite of ISRO was launched from:

  1. Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota

  2. TERLS, Thiruvananthapuram

  3. Kourou, French Guiana

  4. SSLV Launching Station, Tamil Nadu

3. Name the spacecraft that has been successfully sent into the space to probe into the planets in the solar system.

(A)Sputnik 19 (B) Cosmos 482

(C) Pioneer-E (D) Mariner 10

4. The first successful Nuclear Bomb test conducted by India in 1974, is called the:

  1. Prithvi (B) Pokhran-II

(C) Smiling Buddha (D) Surya

5. NaviC covers India and region extending:

(A) 1,500 Km (B) 2,000 Km

(C) 7,000 Km (D) 1,000 Km

Passage 2 - On December 26, 2021, for the first time since the present government came to power in 2014, the Union Home Ministry constituted a panel led by its officers to review the withdrawal of the Armed areas. The Act was amended in 1972 and the powers to declare an area as “disturbed” were conferred concurrently upon the Central Government along with the States. Currently, the MHA issues periodic “disturbed area” notification to extend AFSPA only for Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, where it is applicable in the districts of Tirap, Changlang, Longding and areas falling under Namsai and Mahadevpur police stations bordering Assam. The notification for Manipur and Assam is issued by the State Governments. Tripura revoked the Act in 2015 and Meghalaya was under AFSPA for 27 years, until it was revoked by the MHA from April 1, 2018. The Act was implemented in a 20-km area along the border with Assam. Jammu and Kashmir has a separate J&K Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1990.

  1. Power to notify parts of or the whole of a State or a Union Territory as a ‘disturbed area’, under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 is vested with:

  2. Governor of any State (B) Administrator of a Union Territory

(C) Central Government (D) All of the above

2. AFSPA was introduced in Meghalaya in the year: (A) 1995 (B) 1999

(C) 1991 (D) 1989

3. Consider the following statements about the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and mark the correct option.

  1. Detractors and Human Rights Organizations, as well as many sections of civil society, argue that the Act often leads to excesses and require checks and balances or could alienate the people instead of integrating them with the main stream.

  2. Irom Chanu Sharmila, an activist from Manipur, became ansensitizing figure symbolizing the protest against AFSPA after she sat on an indefinite fast in 2000, demanding its repeal and ended it only in August 2016.

  3. Both (A) and (B) are correct

  4. None of the above

4. In 2005, a government-appointed five-member committee, recommended that AFSPA be repealed. It suggested that the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act could be suitably amended to deal with terrorism. It made this recommendation as it felt that the AFSPA created an impression that the people of the Northeast States were being targeted for hostile treatment. Who headed this committee?

  1. B. P. Jeevan Reddy

  2. Abhishek Singhvi

  3. Soli Sorabjee

  4. Ram Jethmalani

5. AFSPA is currently in force in:

  1. Arunachal Pradesh and Assam

  2. Nagaland and Manipur

  3. Jammu and Kashmir

  4. All of the above