How to prepare for CLAT 2022-23 - Important Tips & Tricks, Study Plan
How to Prepare for CLAT 2022-2023 - Around 70,000 candidates will appear in CLAT 2022 and CLAT 2023, which is considered the only gateway for admission to 22 national law universities. That being said, getting success in CLAT 2022 is not an easy task as it is one of the most competitive law entrance exams in the country. Candidates not only have to pass the examination but also have to secure a decent rank on the CLAT merit list to ensure a seat in any of the top national law universities (NLUs). The CLAT preparation should revolve around covering the given syllabus, making short notes, practising sample questions and making strategies for exam day. Read the complete article on how to prepare for CLAT 2022 for guidance, preparation tips, previous year exam analysis and other relevant information.
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CLAT 2022 Preparation: Know about Syllabus and Pattern
Before starting the CLAT preparation, candidates should go through the exam pattern and syllabus to make themselves familiar with the test scheme and the types of questions asked in the examination. The CLAT 2022 syllabus will also help the candidates in knowing about the sectional distribution of marks. Candidates can check the details of the syllabus as well as the pattern below.
CLAT syllabus and test structure 2022
Number of questions
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
How to Prepare for CLAT 2022 - Important Preparation Tips
Candidates appearing for CLAT 2022 or CLAT 2023 should try to give around six to seven months for CLAT preparation. The more time they give to CLAT preparation, the better the results would be. Some of the important CLAT preparation tips given below would be helpful for candidates.
Make a Study Routine
Candidates preparing for CLAT should have a well-planned study routine. They are required to complete the vast syllabus in just a few months, therefore, study hours should range from around six to seven hours a day. Candidates should try to complete the CLAT syllabus around two months before the exam date. The last two months should be given to practising sample papers and mock tests and revising the important topics.
Make Handwritten Notes and Revise
While reading the standard books or newspapers, candidates should simultaneously make some handwritten notes. Writing notes, important points or making flow charts or diagrams would make the preparation easier. In later stages of preparation, the CLAT notes will also come handy when you have to revise several books in a very short time.
Improve Reading Skills
Last year, many candidates who gave CLAT said that it was a lengthy paper and had complex passages. So, it became difficult for them to complete the CLAT within two hours even if they knew the answers to many questions. So, both CLAT 2022 and CLAT 2023 aspirants can learn from their mistakes and work on their reading skills. High reading speed while also comprehending the text is one of the most important aspects of CLAT preparation.
Reading skills for CLAT 2022 and CLAT 2023 can be improved by making it a habit. Candidates should read an English national daily newspaper such as The Hindu or The Indian Express. Reading editorials, legal documents, journals are particularly helpful in improving reading skills and making candidates familiar with legal terminologies.
Solve CLAT Sample Papers and Mock Tests
Candidates should solve as many sample papers as possible. In general, candidates are advised to solve around 30-40 sample papers along with all previous year CLAT question papers. The CLAT mock tests will help the candidates understand the difficulty level, question trends and several other important aspects of the paper. Most importantly, these papers will make candidates habitual of solving CLAT paper problems within the stipulated time.
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Subject Wise CLAT Preparation Tips and Tricks
Work on traditional CLAT Subjects for Legal Aptitude
As per the previous year’s CLAT exam analysis, legal aptitude was majorly dominated by traditional subjects. A majority of CLAT passages were derived from topics such as Law of Contracts, Hindu Marriage Act, Volenti Non fit Injuria etc. Therefore, while preparing for CLAT legal aptitude, candidates should have a good hold of such subjects. The language in legal aptitude happens to be technical, therefore understanding key terms and legal vocabulary/theory is very important.
CLAT Current Affairs Preparation
Current affairs is a dynamic section. Therefore, candidates should cover at least seven to eight months of current affairs. In this section also, questions are asked from passages (5 Questions per Passage covering 32-35Q in total). The paragraph will be based on ongoing issues, therefore, candidates should have a complete understanding of such issues. The topics of passages may be drawn from topics such as;
India’s foreign relations,
Candidates with an understanding of current issues would be able to easily attempt current affairs questions by reading the passage.
CLAT English Preparation
The English section will also have 5 to 6 comprehensions. These questions will be asked from non-fiction, fiction and short story based (from journals, newspapers etc). The questions are straightforward. Candidates preparing for CLAT English should work on grammar skills and improve their vocabulary. Candidates should also read idioms and phrases, it will help them in understanding complex comprehension easily.
Recommended Books for CLAT 2022 Preparation
Books for CLAT legal aptitude
Universal’s CLAT Guide
Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj
CLAT current affairs and general knowledge books and study material
Lucent’s General Knowledge
The Hindu Newspaper
The Indian Express Newspaper
Books for CLAT English including comprehension
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
CLAT logical reasoning books
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
Books for CLAT maths
Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
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Level of Difficulty
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
Easy-moderate but lengthy
Moderate but tricky
Moderate to difficult
How to Attempt CLAT 2022 Question Paper - Exam Day Tips and Tricks
Candidates should make a strategy for attempting the test. In most cases, candidates may develop their strategy while attempting CLAT mock tests and solving sample papers. Some important tips for attempting CLAT question papers are mentioned below.
Read the CLAT instructions carefully within the first five minutes.
Attempt the easier question first to save time for the difficult sections.
Candidates should attempt the question paper and simultaneously mark the answers in the OMR sheet.
Do not waste excessive time on comprehension passages.
Candidates should not overthink while answering the comprehension based questions, such questions should be answered the questions in the context of the passages.
Candidates should try to complete the question paper around 20 minutes before the given time.
In the last 20 minutes, candidates should revisit the complete question paper and try to attempt the doubtful questions. Candidates should try to attempt around 110-120 questions.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to prepare for CLAT 2022-23 - Important Tips & Tricks, Study Plan
Question: What subject should I study for CLAT 2022?
For CLAT 2022, you should study subjects such as legal aptitude, English, current affairs, general knowledge, maths and logical reasoning.
Question: How many questions will be asked in CLAT 2022?
In CLAT 2022, there will be 150 objective type questions.
Question: How many sample papers should I solve for CLAT 2022?
You should try to solve around 30-40 sample papers before appearing in CLAT 2022.
Question: How many hours should I study for CLAT preparation?
The study hours will vary depending on the time left for the exam and also on the candidate’s ability to understand the topics. In general, candidates should give around 6-7 hours in a day for CLAT preparation.
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Questions related to CLAT
CLAT exam how many medium ....
The CLAT exam is available only in the English medium. There is no other medium of language in the CLAT exam. So, you have to appear the test in the English Language. There are 0.25 marks that will be deducted from your scored marks if you give a wrong answer.
Hope your doubts are cleared. Thank you.
CLAT Exam how many medium to attempt
There is only one medium to attempt i.e english in clat.all question asked in CLAT in english medium a total of 150 questions asked in exam each question of 1 mark each and 0.25 marks deducted for every incorrect answers.
Hope it helps
which is good college in India for CLAT
According to NIRF ranking no 1 is nlsiu that is national law school of indian university bangluru and it has always high cutoff compared to other law universities under clat.
Further,top 100 rankers in clat only get admission in nlsiu.here is the cutoff of previous year
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reasoning best Book for clat exam
There are 5 subjects in your clat
current affairs including gk
The best books which you can follow for CLAT are listed below subject wise
-----------------) GK & CURRENT AFFAIRS
*Manorama Year Book
*General Knowledge by Arihant Publications
*Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant Publications
-----------------) LOGICAL REASONING
*A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
-----------------) LEGAL REASONING
*Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson
*Objective Legal Aptitude by Rs Agarwal
-----------------) QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
*Fast Track Objective Arithmetic, Arihant Publications
*Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Pearson's
*Objective General English by R S Aggarwal
*Word Power Made Easy by Norman
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Follow the below tips to prepare well for your clat examination:-
-----------------) Go well through your CLAT syllabus , don't leave any part just because you find it difficult or boring or you don't like it.You can get clat syllabus at https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat-syllabus
-----------------) A major part of your Clat question paper are from the gk and current affairs section , so focus more on them, read news papers like The Hindu, Financial Express, and The Economist on daily basis to keep you updated
-----------------) Make a routine or a time table and religiously follow it , take short breaks in between your studies, studying continuously can be brain tiring and it becomes difficult to focus and study with concentration, so take breaks to relax and refresh your brain.
-----------------) Plan your studies, and set daily, weekly and monthly goals to cover the syllabus and meet them without any fail.
-----------------) Revise at regular intervals as syllabus is wide .
-----------------) Solve previous year CLAT questions :-it will let you know the examination pattern, type and difficulty level of questions asked in the exam etc
-----------------) Once done with complete syllabus, go through CLAT mock test papers , it will let you know your preparation level and and weak areas so that you can work on them and perform well in your CLAT examination
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books to preparation for clat
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Some books for Quantitative techniques are:
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha, Fst Trk bjetive rithmeti by Rajesh Verma, Quntittive titude fr metitive Exmintins by ersn’s, Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal, 30 days wonder for Maths by S Chand, Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publications.
Some books for english are:
Objective General English 2022 by A P Bhardwaj, English is Easy by Chetananand Singh, Objective General English by RS Aggarwal, High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin, Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis, Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary, Objective General English by SP Bakshi.
Some books for current affairs and general knowledge are:
Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2022, Manorama Yearbook 2021 by Mammen Mathew, General Knowledge 2020: Latest Current Affairs & Who’s Who by RPH Editorial Board, Current Affairs Yearly 2021 by Arihant, Competition Success Review, The Best Book of General knowledge by Subhash C. Soni.
Some books for legal reasoning are:
Bare Acts of Indian Constitution, Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj, Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance Examinations by AP Bhardwaj, Universal’s CLAT Guide by Universal, Legal Aptitude by RK Gupta, LexisNexis Butterworths.
Some books for logical reasoning are:
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal, A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Agarwal, Logical Reasoning by RK Gupta and Samiksha Gupta, 501 Challenging Logical Reasoning Practice Book by RS Agarwal, Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT and other Law Entrance Exams by Jain.
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All the best for your future.