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of the day.

Avoid this attitude by thinking of the


benefits you will derive from the process.
Whatever happens, do not pile.

The newspaper, if used well can prove to be one


of the most useful tools for your CLAT
preparation. It is indispensable to both your GK
as well as English preparation, which
collectively make up for 90 out of 200 marks.
Pick one daily newspaper and stick to it
throughout your preparation. While choosing a
newspaper, keep in mind that it should be a
reliable national daily, with flawless and lucid
language. It is important for you yourself to be
comfortable with the newspaper with regard to
its layout and language. You can check out
reputed standard newspapers such as the Hindu
and the Times of India for this purpose. You can

also try to use the available online versions of


the same and use whatever suits your
requirements the best.
Next, comes the question of what you should
read and what you can afford to filter out as far
as your CLAT preparation is concerned. Out of
the entire newspaper, you may pick out and read
the following sections:
National news
International news
Sports
Editorials
Out of the national and international news
sections, focus on:
Important appointments
Eminent persons in the news
Awards and their winners

Any legislations in the news


Committees and Commissions
Summits
Any important event in the legal sphere,
such as a landmark Supreme Court
judgement, appointment of a new CJI, etc.
Focus on important sporting titles such as the
world cups and important international titles.
The editorial section serves as excellent practice
for the comprehension section in the CLAT. It
helps you improve your reading speed as well as
critical analysis skills. Also, it gives a better
understanding about various important events
and issues in the news.
You may choose to omit sections such as the
state and business news as they arent very
likely to come up in the exam. However,
reading the business news section will introduce

you to a new area of vocabulary and a world


that is very important to lawyers. Though
reading the business section isnt that important
for CLAT, but it definitely becomes very
important after you crack it.
As mentioned earlier, reading a newspaper
provides the double benefit of improving your
English as well as GK preparation. Reading the
newspaper is indispensable to your preparation
for the questions relating to current affairs.
Focus on the above mentioned sections and also
make note of the important points relating to the
same. For the purpose of future revision, you
may make brief notes or even collect and
preserve important clippings. Another option is
to underline or highlight on the paper itself and
preserve the entire newspaper. Figure out what
would be most suitable for you keeping in mind
individual study methods and most importantly
time left to you to prepare. Further, make sure
you revise at the end of every month from your
personal compendium as well as cross check

with another one provided by your coaching


institute or any standard website. Also watch out
for the Hindus Diary of events that is released
at the end of every year. It comes in the form of
a supplement alongwith the days main paper.
With regards to English, reading the newspaper
can help improve both your grammar and
vocabulary, as well as increase your overall
reading speed.
1.

Grammar- While reading the newspaper,


ensure that you pay attention to the usage of
the language and also the spellings of the
words used. Focus on the usage of the
different parts of speech, the choice of
prepositions, the placement of modifiers,
usage of particular tenses in differing
situations etc. Continuous reading of wellwritten English will result in an
improvement in your personal language
skills almost at an sub-conscious level.

2.

Vocabulary- Reading the newspaper can


prove to be an extremely fruitful exercise to
improve vocabulary provided one follows
up adequately. Keep a separate vocabulary
notebook and every time you come across
an unknown word, underline it, look up the
meaning in a dictionary and make a note of
it in your notebook. This should include the
writing meaning of the word independently
without referring to the dictionary followed
by a sentence you have made using the
particular word. As much as doing this
might bring back memories of class 2, it
indeed remains the best way to remember
the meanings of new words. Unless, of
course, you are blessed with a photographic
memory. Further, you can put down any
synonyms and antonyms of the word that
you can recollect from your memory. This
will go a long way in registering the word in
your memory.

3.

Reading speed- As you read more and


more, your reading speed automatically
increases as you start getting more and more
familiar with the practice of reading and
getting more and more comfortable with
processing words and language to grasp the
message within the text quickly.

Thus, it is important to realize the multitude of


benefits reading the newspaper provides.
Recognize this and ensure that you use it as well
as possible and derive the mof the day. Avoid
this attitude by thinking of the benefits you will
derive from the process. Whatever happens, do
not pile.

The newspaper, if used well can prove to be one


of the most useful tools for your CLAT

preparation. It is indispensable to both your GK


as well as English preparation, which
collectively make up for 90 out of 200 marks.
Pick one daily newspaper and stick to it
throughout your preparation. While choosing a
newspaper, keep in mind that it should be a
reliable national daily, with flawless and lucid
language. It is important for you yourself to be
comfortable with the newspaper with regard to
its layout and language. You can check out
reputed standard newspapers such as the Hindu
and the Times of India for this purpose. You can
also try to use the available online versions of
the same and use whatever suits your
requirements the best.
Next, comes the question of what you should
read and what you can afford to filter out as far
as your CLAT preparation is concerned. Out of
the entire newspaper, you may pick out and read
the following sections:
National news

International news
Sports
Editorials
Out of the national and international news
sections, focus on:
Important appointments
Eminent persons in the news
Awards and their winners
Any legislations in the news
Committees and Commissions
Summits
Any important event in the legal sphere,
such as a landmark Supreme Court
judgement, appointment of a new CJI, etc.

Focus on important sporting titles such as the


world cups and important international titles.
The editorial section serves as excellent practice
for the comprehension section in the CLAT. It
helps you improve your reading speed as well as
critical analysis skills. Also, it gives a better
understanding about various important events
and issues in the news.
You may choose to omit sections such as the
state and business news as they arent very
likely to come up in the exam. However,
reading the business news section will introduce
you to a new area of vocabulary and a world
that is very important to lawyers. Though
reading the business section isnt that important
for CLAT, but it definitely becomes very
important after you crack it.
As mentioned earlier, reading a newspaper
provides the double benefit of improving your
English as well as GK preparation. Reading the
newspaper is indispensable to your preparation

for the questions relating to current affairs.


Focus on the above mentioned sections and also
make note of the important points relating to the
same. For the purpose of future revision, you
may make brief notes or even collect and
preserve important clippings. Another option is
to underline or highlight on the paper itself and
preserve the entire newspaper. Figure out what
would be most suitable for you keeping in mind
individual study methods and most importantly
time left to you to prepare. Further, make sure
you revise at the end of every month from your
personal compendium as well as cross check
with another one provided by your coaching
institute or any standard website. Also watch out
for the Hindus Diary of events that is released
at the end of every year. It comes in the form of
a supplement alongwith the days main paper.
With regards to English, reading the newspaper
can help improve both your grammar and
vocabulary, as well as increase your overall
reading speed.

4.

Grammar- While reading the newspaper,


ensure that you pay attention to the usage of
the language and also the spellings of the
words used. Focus on the usage of the
different parts of speech, the choice of
prepositions, the placement of modifiers,
usage of particular tenses in differing
situations etc. Continuous reading of wellwritten English will result in an
improvement in your personal language
skills almost at an sub-conscious level.

5.

Vocabulary- Reading the newspaper can


prove to be an extremely fruitful exercise to
improve vocabulary provided one follows
up adequately. Keep a separate vocabulary
notebook and every time you come across
an unknown word, underline it, look up the
meaning in a dictionary and make a note of
it in your notebook. This should include the
writing meaning of the word independently
without referring to the dictionary followed
by a sentence you have made using the

particular word. As much as doing this


might bring back memories of class 2, it
indeed remains the best way to remember
the meanings of new words. Unless, of
course, you are blessed with a photographic
memory. Further, you can put down any
synonyms and antonyms of the word that
you can recollect from your memory. This
will go a long way in registering the word in
your memory.
6.

Reading speed- As you read more and


more, your reading speed automatically
increases as you start getting more and more
familiar with the practice of reading and
getting more and more comfortable with
processing words and language to grasp the
message within the text quickly.

Thus, it is important to realize the multitude of


benefits reading the newspaper provides.
Recognize this and ensure that you use it as well
as possible and derive the mof the day. Avoid

this attitude by thinking of the benefits you will


derive from the process. Whatever happens, do
not pile.

The newspaper, if used well can prove to be one


of the most useful tools for your CLAT
preparation. It is indispensable to both your GK
as well as English preparation, which
collectively make up for 90 out of 200 marks.
Pick one daily newspaper and stick to it
throughout your preparation. While choosing a
newspaper, keep in mind that it should be a
reliable national daily, with flawless and lucid
language. It is important for you yourself to be
comfortable with the newspaper with regard to
its layout and language. You can check out
reputed standard newspapers such as the Hindu
and the Times of India for this purpose. You can

also try to use the available online versions of


the same and use whatever suits your
requirements the best.
Next, comes the question of what you should
read and what you can afford to filter out as far
as your CLAT preparation is concerned. Out of
the entire newspaper, you may pick out and read
the following sections:
National news
International news
Sports
Editorials
Out of the national and international news
sections, focus on:
Important appointments
Eminent persons in the news
Awards and their winners

Any legislations in the news


Committees and Commissions
Summits
Any important event in the legal sphere,
such as a landmark Supreme Court
judgement, appointment of a new CJI, etc.
Focus on important sporting titles such as the
world cups and important international titles.
The editorial section serves as excellent practice
for the comprehension section in the CLAT. It
helps you improve your reading speed as well as
critical analysis skills. Also, it gives a better
understanding about various important events
and issues in the news.
You may choose to omit sections such as the
state and business news as they arent very
likely to come up in the exam. However,
reading the business news section will introduce

you to a new area of vocabulary and a world


that is very important to lawyers. Though
reading the business section isnt that important
for CLAT, but it definitely becomes very
important after you crack it.
As mentioned earlier, reading a newspaper
provides the double benefit of improving your
English as well as GK preparation. Reading the
newspaper is indispensable to your preparation
for the questions relating to current affairs.
Focus on the above mentioned sections and also
make note of the important points relating to the
same. For the purpose of future revision, you
may make brief notes or even collect and
preserve important clippings. Another option is
to underline or highlight on the paper itself and
preserve the entire newspaper. Figure out what
would be most suitable for you keeping in mind
individual study methods and most importantly
time left to you to prepare. Further, make sure
you revise at the end of every month from your
personal compendium as well as cross check

with another one provided by your coaching


institute or any standard website. Also watch out
for the Hindus Diary of events that is released
at the end of every year. It comes in the form of
a supplement alongwith the days main paper.
With regards to English, reading the newspaper
can help improve both your grammar and
vocabulary, as well as increase your overall
reading speed.
7.

Grammar- While reading the newspaper,


ensure that you pay attention to the usage of
the language and also the spellings of the
words used. Focus on the usage of the
different parts of speech, the choice of
prepositions, the placement of modifiers,
usage of particular tenses in differing
situations etc. Continuous reading of wellwritten English will result in an
improvement in your personal language
skills almost at an sub-conscious level.

8.

Vocabulary- Reading the newspaper can


prove to be an extremely fruitful exercise to
improve vocabulary provided one follows
up adequately. Keep a separate vocabulary
notebook and every time you come across
an unknown word, underline it, look up the
meaning in a dictionary and make a note of
it in your notebook. This should include the
writing meaning of the word independently
without referring to the dictionary followed
by a sentence you have made using the
particular word. As much as doing this
might bring back memories of class 2, it
indeed remains the best way to remember
the meanings of new words. Unless, of
course, you are blessed with a photographic
memory. Further, you can put down any
synonyms and antonyms of the word that
you can recollect from your memory. This
will go a long way in registering the word in
your memory.

9.

Reading speed- As you read more and


more, your reading speed automatically
increases as you start getting more and more
familiar with the practice of reading and
getting more and more comfortable with
processing words and language to grasp the
message within the text quickly.

Thus, it is important to realize the multitude of


benefits reading the newspaper provides.
Recognize this and ensure that you use it as well
as possible and derive the mof the day. Avoid
this attitude by thinking of the benefits you will
derive from the process. Whatever happens, do
not pile.

The newspaper, if used well can prove to be one


of the most useful tools for your CLAT

preparation. It is indispensable to both your GK


as well as English preparation, which
collectively make up for 90 out of 200 marks.
Pick one daily newspaper and stick to it
throughout your preparation. While choosing a
newspaper, keep in mind that it should be a
reliable national daily, with flawless and lucid
language. It is important for you yourself to be
comfortable with the newspaper with regard to
its layout and language. You can check out
reputed standard newspapers such as the Hindu
and the Times of India for this purpose. You can
also try to use the available online versions of
the same and use whatever suits your
requirements the best.
Next, comes the question of what you should
read and what you can afford to filter out as far
as your CLAT preparation is concerned. Out of
the entire newspaper, you may pick out and read
the following sections:
National news

International news
Sports
Editorials
Out of the national and international news
sections, focus on:
Important appointments
Eminent persons in the news
Awards and their winners
Any legislations in the news
Committees and Commissions
Summits
Any important event in the legal sphere,
such as a landmark Supreme Court
judgement, appointment of a new CJI, etc.

Focus on important sporting titles such as the


world cups and important international titles.
The editorial section serves as excellent practice
for the comprehension section in the CLAT. It
helps you improve your reading speed as well as
critical analysis skills. Also, it gives a better
understanding about various important events
and issues in the news.
You may choose to omit sections such as the
state and business news as they arent very
likely to come up in the exam. However,
reading the business news section will introduce
you to a new area of vocabulary and a world
that is very important to lawyers. Though
reading the business section isnt that important
for CLAT, but it definitely becomes very
important after you crack it.
As mentioned earlier, reading a newspaper
provides the double benefit of improving your
English as well as GK preparation. Reading the
newspaper is indispensable to your preparation

for the questions relating to current affairs.


Focus on the above mentioned sections and also
make note of the important points relating to the
same. For the purpose of future revision, you
may make brief notes or even collect and
preserve important clippings. Another option is
to underline or highlight on the paper itself and
preserve the entire newspaper. Figure out what
would be most suitable for you keeping in mind
individual study methods and most importantly
time left to you to prepare. Further, make sure
you revise at the end of every month from your
personal compendium as well as cross check
with another one provided by your coaching
institute or any standard website. Also watch out
for the Hindus Diary of events that is released
at the end of every year. It comes in the form of
a supplement alongwith the days main paper.
With regards to English, reading the newspaper
can help improve both your grammar and
vocabulary, as well as increase your overall
reading speed.

10. Grammar- While reading the newspaper,


ensure that you pay attention to the usage of
the language and also the spellings of the
words used. Focus on the usage of the
different parts of speech, the choice of
prepositions, the placement of modifiers,
usage of particular tenses in differing
situations etc. Continuous reading of wellwritten English will result in an
improvement in your personal language
skills almost at an sub-conscious level.
11. Vocabulary- Reading the newspaper can
prove to be an extremely fruitful exercise to
improve vocabulary provided one follows
up adequately. Keep a separate vocabulary
notebook and every time you come across
an unknown word, underline it, look up the
meaning in a dictionary and make a note of
it in your notebook. This should include the
writing meaning of the word independently
without referring to the dictionary followed
by a sentence you have made using the

particular word. As much as doing this


might bring back memories of class 2, it
indeed remains the best way to remember
the meanings of new words. Unless, of
course, you are blessed with a photographic
memory. Further, you can put down any
synonyms and antonyms of the word that
you can recollect from your memory. This
will go a long way in registering the word in
your memory.
12. Reading speed- As you read more and
more, your reading speed automatically
increases as you start getting more and more
familiar with the practice of reading and
getting more and more comfortable with
processing words and language to grasp the
message within the text quickly.
Thus, it is important to realize the multitude of
benefits reading the newspaper provides.
Recognize this and ensure that you use it as well
as possible and derive the m