How to Utilise The Last Six Months of Your CLAT Preparation

If you’re preparing for CLAT 2022, you must know that it is just six months away. By this time, you must know your winning strategy to crack this coveted law entrance exam. The competition is tough, but students must know how to swim above the competition and crack the most challenging law entrance exam. 

But if you have any questions or need any help in planning a strategy, you can read this article further. 

6-Month CLAT Preparation Strategy 

Know the Exam Pattern 

Utilise the last 6 months for CLAT preparation wisely if you wish to get into the best law school. Get to know the CLAT exam pattern and plan your time accordingly. Some of the important things you need to know about the exam are:

  • The exam consists of negative marking. For every correct answer, +1 mark is awarded, and for every wrong answer, 0.25 mark is deducted. Hence make sure you answer the questions you are sure of and do not indulge in guesswork. 
  • The CLAT exam comprises five sections, namely, Quantitative Techniques, English Language, General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning. 
  • The English Language section comprises 28 – 32 questions,
  • The Quantitative Techniques section will comprise 13-17 questions,
  • The Current Affairs section comprises 35-39 questions,
  • The Legal Reasoning section comprises 35-39 questions, and;
  • The Logical Reasoning section comprises 28-32 questions. 

Curate a Time-Table

The main points a student must consider while making a time-table are:

  1. Make sure you’re devoting at least 8 hours a day to your CLAT preparation. 
  2. Since there are only six months left for the CLAT exam, you can choose two ways to prepare better:
  1. There are five subjects in total, allot one month to each subject and keep the last month for revision. 
  2. Devote 1-1.5 hours to each subject and keep the last 3 weeks for revision and mock tests. 

3. Taking a mock test before the preparation can give you an idea about which subjects you need to start first and which topics require more effort. 

4. Once you are done with all the subjects, make sure you take a sufficient amount of mock tests so you can face the CLAT exam confidently.  

Note: Make sure to curate your timetable keeping in mind the mock tests and revision. 

Making a timetable is important to utilise your time effectively and efficiently. It will give you an idea of how well you’ve prepared and how much more effort is required.

Practice is the Key 

There are 150 questions, and 2 hours are allotted to answer them. It means students have less than a minute to answer the questions. To achieve this speed, students need to practice at least 100 questions per topic. 

For QT, practice as many questions as possible. Also, learn shortcuts and try a variety of questions to get familiar with different types of questions. Learn the formulas and tricks to gain speed and accuracy. 

For English, read newspapers, books, magazines to practice comprehension passages. This will increase your reading speed. Also, it will help you learn new words every day, which will improve your vocabulary. 

For GK, upgrade your static knowledge. Also, be updated with current affairs by reading top newspapers or watching the news.

For Logical Reasoning, solve as many questions as possible to get an idea of the correct answer every time. 

For Legal Aptitude also, reading will help a lot. So read the topics in great detail. Memorise Legal terms and Maxims for better understanding. 

There are numerous books available online and offline from which you can practice tons of questions. Make flashcards for vocabulary, formula charts for Quant, and tricks and shortcuts for logical reasoning. These notes will help you revise better. 

Take Mock Tests Seriously 

Practising is the key to cracking any competitive exam. Hence you need to take a lot of CLAT practice tests to ace your preparation. 

  • Taking sectional tests and quizzes will help students understand how well they know the subjects and individual topics. 
  • Taking mock tests will help you understand the exam pattern and give you the confidence to complete the paper in the given time period.
  • Taking mock tests will improve your speed and accuracy. 
  • It will help you make a full-proof strategy before D-day. 
  • It will help you handle the pressure in the exam. 

Make sure you give at least 2-3 weeks to mock tests before the actual exam. 

The Last Word

Do Not Procrastinate. These 6 months of your preparation are a life-changing period. So make sure you adhere to the schedule and do not waste your time. All the best, and start preparing honestly. 

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