CLAT Preparation Tips 2022 - Study Plan to Crack CLAT Exam
The Consortium of NLUs has announced that CLAT 2022 will be conducted on June 19, 2022. One of the most competitive law entrance exams, CLAT is a gateway to national law universities in the country. Therefore, candidates need to prepare well in order to get a decent rank in CLAT 2022. CLAT preparation would ideally revolve around covering the syllabus, practising a lot of comprehension based questions to improve reading ability and solving a good number of sample papers before going to appear in the examination. However, even after knowing the basics of CLAT preparation, many candidates fail to get the desired result. Therefore, in this article candidates will get a detailed preparation guide for CLAT 2022. It will help them in making the right strategy to crack CLAT 2022 with good marks.
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CLAT Preparation 2022 - How to Start?
For CLAT beginners, the CLAT syllabus and pattern should form the basis of their preparation. They should be aware of every topic included in the CLAT syllabus as well as their subject wise weightage. This would provide them with a headway to being their preparation in the right direction. The CLAT syllabus is vast and has many topics. Candidates can however check the subject wise distribution of questions and marks below in the table.
CLAT 2022 Syllabus and Marks Distribution
Number of Questions
28 - 32
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
35 - 39
35 - 39
28 - 32
13 - 17
The distribution of marks and questions makes it easy for the candidates to allocate time to each subject - each according to its value. However, while doing this, candidates should not start ignoring the subject that has less weightage in the CLAT exam pattern. Subjects like maths may have only 13 to 17 questions, but they can influence the candidate’s rank in the merit list.
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CLAT 2022 Preparation Tips - Know about Important Topics
Candidates should have a stronghold in CLAT important topics. The test structure has been changed in recent years and more focus is now given to the reading skills of the candidates. Still, the importance of traditional CLAT topics has not been undermined. In fact, most of the CLAT papers in the last two years have had more conceptual questions than ever asked in CLAT. So, here we have listed some of the CLAT important topics which the candidates can include in their preparation.
Important Topics to Study for CLAT 2022
Grammar, Vocabulary, Antonyms and Synonyms, Adverb & Proverbs, One-word substitution, English comprehension
Current affairs and general knowledge
Contemporary events of significance from India and the world, Arts and culture, International affairs, Historical events of continuing significance
Percentage, Algebra, Areas Mensuration, Number Systems, Time Speed and Distance, Average, Work and Time, Profit Loss, Probability, Statistical estimation, Mensuration, Ratios and proportions
Analogies, Series, Seating arrangement, Syllogisms, Blood relations, Logical sequences and matching, Calendars and clocks
Check Previous Year Papers and Exam Analysis
To set the preparation right, the candidates should go through the past year CLAT papers. These papers will help them in understanding the level of difficulty and type of questions asked in the examination. Candidates can check the section-wise CLAT exam analysis of previous year paper to know which section had difficult or easy questions. A brief overview of the previous year CLAT exam analysis is given below.
CLAT Previous Year Paper Analysis
Level of Difficulty
Number of Passages
Improve Reading Skills - Accuracy and Speed
CLAT 2022 will have around 28 to 30 passages. To read all passages and answer the underlying questions, candidates should have an exceptionally good reading ability. The ability to quickly read and comprehend passages will keep the CLAT aspirants ahead of all other candidates. The reading speed will also determine the candidate’s ability to complete the test paper within two hours. Therefore candidates should make it a habit to read the complex passages, especially those of legal journals while preparing for the examination.
Read Newspaper Articles and Current Affairs
The newspapers are one of the most important sources of CLAT preparation. The most preferred newspapers for CLAT preparation are The Hindu and The Indian Express. Reading newspapers will help the candidates in many ways such as -
Improving English grammar and vocabulary
Improving reading skills
Preparing current affairs and legal aptitude
Consistency is Key
Consistency is the key to ensuring success in CLAT 2022. It not only helps in completing the CLAT syllabus in a timely manner but also bring momentum to the preparation. Therefore, candidates should make a study timetable and daily routine for CLAT preparation and follow the plan in a dedicated manner.
Solve CLAT Sample Papers and Mocks
CLAT preparation will be incomplete without sample papers. Practicing the CLAT sample papers and previous year papers will make the candidates familiar with the examination. Candidates will be able to know about the difficulty of the test, type of questions asked in the examination.
Candidates are advised to solve the sample papers of CLAT in an exam like conditions. Keeping a watch is recommended while solving the CLAT sample papers to ensure that the test is completed in a timely manner.
After solving the CLAT question papers, candidates should invest adequate time in analysing the outcomes. This exercise will help the candidates in knowing their strengths and weaknesses.
Stay Healthy and Fit
Candidates preparing for CLAT 2022 should take care of their health. They should eat a proper diet and do the necessary exercise to keep themselves fit. Physically and mentally fit candidates will be able to prepare well continuously till the exam time.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CLAT Preparation Tips 2022 - Study Plan to Crack CLAT Exam
Question: Can I prepare for CLAT 2022 at home?
Yes. You can prepare for CLAT 2022 at home, without coaching. You can prepare for CLAT 2022 by referring to the recommended books and following the expert preparation tips.
Question: How many questions will be asked in CLAT 2022?
There will be a total of 150 questions in CLAT 2022. All questions will be asked from comprehensive passages.
Question: How many sample papers should I solve for CLAT preparation?
You should solve around 40-50 sample papers and mocks for CLAT preparation.
Question: How can I prepare current affairs for CLAT 2022?
You can prepare for CLAT current affairs by reading daily newspapers and magazines.
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Questions related to CLAT
Is maths a compulsory part to attempt in clat ug?
See there is a section in CLAT UG named as Quantitative techniques which consists of Mathematical questions carries the weightage of approx. 10% of the total maximum marks and around 13-17 questions are asked from this section.
However there is no sectional cut-offs in CLAT UG but it is recommended to attempt all the questions of all sections whichever are sure to you that you can answer because incorrect answer will mark you negatively also, recommending this because while breaking the ties sometime the subject marks are also considered so there if you would attempt all the sections then you will definitely be benefitted .
Also note that there would be no choice in the paper so you have to attempt all the questions for which you have confirm answer.
For complete details kindly check out the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
i will gradute LLB in aug 2023 , will i be eligible to sit for clat 2023 programe which is being held in dec 22?
The Consortium of National Law Universities conducts Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). It is a pen & paper based exam. If you can complete your graduation before the start of CLAT 2023 admission then you can appear for CLAT 2022 exam in December after completion of Bachelor's degree in LLB in August 2023. Candidates who are in final year of graduation or who have completed their graduation can appear for CLAT exam.
It is a pen & paper based exam. You can visit their official website for more information consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
Number of seats available are - CLAT-based seat Intake: 5-year integrated LLB program - 2538 seats and LLM program - 742 seats.
There will be 150 MCQs for UG CLAT & 120 MCQs for PG CLAT exam in 2023. 22 National Law Universities will be participating in CLAT 2023.
To get more information about CLAT 2023 Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Prepration Tips, etc go through below mentioned link.
May this information helps you.
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clat exam dates be changed once again in 2022
The CLAT Consortium has re-opened the CLAT application correction window till May 30, 2022 for All India Candidates who have selected OBC category. The CLAT registration 2022 commenced on January 1, 2022. The Consortium of NLUs will conduct the CLAT 2022 exam on June 19 (2 pm to 4 pm), in offline mode. CLAT 2022 will be a two-hour-long test, consisting of 150 objective-type questions. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level law entrance exam for admission to 22 national law universities and more than 70 affiliated colleges. Keep an eye on the official website or the link below for the latest information.
clat exam dates be changed once again
Hope you are doing great. I think, there is no possibility to do so as the exam is on July 19 itself and if there is possibility for the changes it can be for the exam of CLAT 2023. On June 19, the Consortium of NLUs will administer the CLAT 2022 exam (rescheduled from May 8). The deadline to submit an application for CLAT 2022 was May 9, 2022 and it is closed. Already on May 11 the CLAT application correction window 2022 has opened for candidates to change their test center options. It should be noted that the CLAT 2023 exam will be held on December 18, 2022.
Candidates can update their reservation categories, as well as for OBC category NCL or CL status, through the CLAT application correction window. Candidates can make changes to their CLAT 2022 application form until May 30 and correction window will be closed there after.
You can Access the below link for more details:
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Im pursuing 3rd year BBA LLB in 5 years course. Can I apply for PG CLAT?
Hope you are doing good...!!!
NO, you can't have any significant bearing from third year BBA LLB Course. To apply for PG CLAT Exam, you probably finished total 5 years of coordinated course. Moreover, the qualification rules for PG CLAT Exam is as per the following :
A LL. B Degree or a comparable assessment with at least 50% (half) of imprints or its identical grade if there should arise an occurrence of competitors having a place with General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI classes and Forty-Five percent (45%) of imprints or its identical grade in the event of up-and-comers having a place with SC/ST classifications.
Hope this information helps you...!!!!!!!!
All the best!!!