CLAT Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Tips: The Consortium of National Law Universities has introduced significant changes in the exam pattern of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2022. This article takes you through the changes in the CLAT Quantitative Aptitude section. Herein, we will also discuss the preparation strategy and sample questions for CLAT Quantitative Aptitude Section.
Marking scheme and weightage of CLAT 2022 as per the guidelines:
The UG-CLAT 2022 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:
- English Language
- Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
- Legal Reasoning
- Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative Techniques
|Subject Areas With Weightage||Approximate No. of Questions|
|English Language||28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper|
|Current Affairs, including General Knowledge||35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper|
|Legal Reasoning||35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper|
|Logical Reasoning||28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper|
|Quantitative Techniques||13-17 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper|
|Duration of CLAT 2022||02:00 hours|
|Number of questions||150|
|Marks per question||1 mark|
|Negative marking||0.25 Mark for each wrong answer|
Overview of CLAT quantitative aptitude:
As Per the guidelines CLAT quantitative aptitude will include series of questions containing questions in form of sets. Set of questions will include questions from graphs, pictorial or diagrammatic representation, questions with numeric information etc.
Key skills needed to solve CLAT quantitative aptitude:
- You must have the ability to derive information from graphs, tables, passages and operate them effectively as per the questions asked in the set.
- You should be well versed with different type of charts and graph like pie chart, line graph, bar graph etc.
- You should have basic knowledge of mathematical operation and operations like percentage, ratio and proportion, basic algebra, and basic geometry concept.
How to prepare for quantitative Aptitude
“Practice is key to success”. If you want to get selected in any exam you must practice a lot and from relevant source. Here are some key points which will be surely helpful for candidates preparing for CLAT Quantitative Aptitude section.
- As we have seen we have 150 question which has to be done in 2:00 hours. To meet this, we must practice daily or alternate day with a mock test from relevant source.
- Accuracy is the key, as we have seen there is negative marking, we have to choose question which will fetch us with whole one mark and not leave us with negative 0.25.
- Here is list of topics which you should prepare while preparing this section.
- Ratio and proportion.
- Basic geometry and its concepts.
- Mixture and allegation.
- Different DI set from different type of Graph (line, pie, tabular, mixed, etc.)
- Time and work
- Speed time and distance
- Basics of statistic etc.
- Try to make schedule and start giving Mocks after completing this topic.
- Moreover, analyse your performance on weekly basis and modify your strategy accordingly.
CLAT quantitative aptitude- Practice Set
Following is the DI set as a sample first try to solve of your own in certain time limit to check speed and accuracy.
Directions [Set of 5 Questions]: Read the data carefully and answer the following questions.
Three families of a society file a case against milkman for selling them adulterated milk. Milkman when started from his home mixes 20 L water in pure milk and sold some quantity of adulterated milk to family A which contains 5 L water in it. After selling milk to each family, milkman mixes certain quantity of water to the mixture. Table given below shows the quantity of adulterated milk sold to a family and amount of water added after selling the mixture to a family:
|Families||Quantity of adulterated milk sold||Quantity of water added after selling|
Q 1. What is the total quantity of pure milk with milkman when he started from his home?
Q 2. Out of total quantity of adulterated milk sold to B, what percent is pure milk?
Q 3. What is the ratio of pure milk to water sold to family C by milkman?
a. 6: 5
b. 5: 4
c. 4: 3
d. 3: 2
Q 4. What is the difference between quantity of pure milk and quantity of water sold to family C by milkman?
a. 2 L
b. 6 L
c. 4 L
d. 8 L
Q 5. How much quantity of adulterated milk, milkman was left with after selling to family C?
a. 25 L
b. 20 L
c. 30 L
d. 15 L
Answer key and Solutions for the practice Set
Answer 1: a)
Let quantity of pure milk = ‘x’
Total water added = 20 L
Total quantity of adulterated milk sold to family A = 15
Total quantity of water in adulterated milk sold to family A = 5
Pure milk sold to A = 15 – 5 = 10 L
5 L water is mixed with 10 L of pure milk.
So, quantity of pure milk when milkman started from his home = 20 * (10/5) = 40 L
Answer 2: b)
Quantity of pure milk with milkman when he reaches family B to sell milk = 40 – 10 = 30 L
Quantity of water with milkman when he reaches family B to sell milk = 20 – 5 + 5 = 20 L
Quantity of pure milk sold to B = 10 * (3/5) = 6 L
Required percent = (6/10) * 100
Answer 3: d)
Since, after selling adulterated milk to B, the milkman did not add water. So, ratio of pure milk to water sold to family B and family C will be same.
Ratio of pure milk to water sold to family B = 6: (10 – 6) = 6: 4 = 3: 2
Ratio of pure milk to water sold to family C = 3: 2
Answer 4: c)
Total quantity of adulterated milk sold to C = 20 L
Ratio of pure milk and water sold to C = 3: 2
Quantity of pure milk sold to C = 20 * (3/5) = 12 L
Quantity of water sold to C = 20 * (2/5) = 8 L
Required difference = 12 – 8
= 4 L
Answer 5: a)
Total quantity of adulterated milk when he started from his home = 40 + 20 = 60 L
Total quantity of adulterated milk after selling to A = 60 – 15 + 5 = 50 L
Total quantity of adulterated milk after selling to B = 50 – 10 + 0 = 40 L
Total quantity of adulterated milk after selling to C = 40 – 20 + 5 = 25 L
Quantitative Techniques- Syllabus for CLAT UG programs
The Quantitative Techniques section of the UG-CLAT 2022 will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial, or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. You will be required to derive information from such passages, graphs, or other representations, and apply mathematical operations on such information.
The questions will require you to:
- Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and
- Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration, and statistical estimation.
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