Around 70,000 students will apply for the CLAT exam in 2022. It is the only gateway for admission to 22 national law universities. Hence it is not an easy exam to crack. Candidates not only have to pass the exam but also secure a good rank in order to get admission to the top NLUs. It is imperative that aspirants stay motivated throughout their CLAT preparation. The aspirants should cover the syllabus, make short notes, practice mock tests, and make an exam strategy. For more information about how to prepare for CLAT, read the article.
How to Prepare for CLAT Exam 2022?
Follow a Plan
CLAT aspirants must follow a well-planned study routine. They have to complete a vast syllabus in a short period, therefore they have to study for at least 6-7 hours daily. For which a proper plan is required, i.e., how much time will be devoted to each section. Candidates must complete their syllabus at least one month in advance. The last one month should be devoted to practicing mock tests and revising the important topics.
Make Short Notes
Candidates should write important points and jot down the important current affairs, so it is easier to revise them daily. Students can also make a flow chart or diagrams, so it is easier to understand complex topics. The notes will also come in handy when you’re revising in a very short time.
Enhance Your Reading Skills
CLAT is a lengthy paper and consists of complex passages. Therefore, if your reading speed isn’t good, you can’t complete the paper in two hours. So aspirants must make a habit of reading newspapers such as The Hindu or The Indian Express every day. Read editorials and opinion sections in the newspaper, legal documents, journals, magazines, and also be familiar with the legal terminologies.
Solve Mock Tests
Students must solve as many CLAT mock tests and previous year papers as possible. Toppers advise them to solve at least 70-80 mock tests during their preparation. The mock tests will help them understand the difficulty level and type of questions asked in the exam. Moreover, these papers will make students habitual of solving the questions within the stipulated time.
Syllabus for the CLAT Exam 2022
Current Affairs and General Knowledge
National and international current affairs; Supreme Court judgements; Contemporary events of significance from India and the world; Science & Technology; Awards; Sports & Defence; Historical events in trend; Current events related to Indian polity; Government schemes; Art & Culture of India and World; Rights and Duties; Important laws like IPC, CrPC, the law of torts, etc. Check Out CLAT exam pattern 2022.
Syllogism; Statement & Assumption; Statement & Arguments; Statement & Course of Action; Weakening & Strengthening arguments; Statement & Inference; Cause & Effect; Direction and distance test; Coding and Decoding; Blood Relationships
Reading comprehension; Sentence completion and correction; Spelling errors; Synonyms and antonyms; Proverbs and adverbs; Idioms and phrases; Vocabulary and word meanings.
Legal GK and current affairs; Recent acts and amendments of the legislature; Important Landmarks and Supreme Court Judgments; Indian Constitution; Indian Contract Act; Indian Penal Code; Family Law; Law of Torts. Also Read: Expert tips to prepare for CLAT Legal Reasoning
Arithmetic; Interest; Percentage; Profit & loss; Discounts; Partnership; Permutation & Combination; Probability; Clocks & Calendars; Bar Graph; Pie Chart; Line Graph; Table Chart; Mixed Graphs; Caselet D.I. (Passage Based)
Current Affairs and General Knowledge
- Lucent’s General Knowledge
- Pratiyogita Darpan
- General Knowledge Manual 2022 by Pearson
- Read “The Hindu” or “The Indian Express” newspaper every day.
- The Weekly Law Prep Compendium
- Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
- High School English Grammar, and Composition by Wren & Martin
- Six Weeks by Wilfred Funk
- Objective General English by RS Aggarwal
- General English by S.P. Bakshi
- Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
- A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
- Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma
- Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
- Data interpretation by RS Agarwal
- Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publications
- Data interpretation by Arun Sharma
- Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
- Practice questions from NCERT books from Class 6-10.
- Objective Legal Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
- Bare Acts of Indian Constitution by LexisNexis Butterworths
- Vision for a Nation: Paths and Perspectives by PM Dr. Manmohan Singh
We hope now you have all the essential information to start your preparation like important books, syllabus, and preparation tips. If you follow these simple strategies, we are sure you will make it and secure a good rank in the exam. All the Best!