Since students have started preparing for CLAT 2022, Law Prep has prepared a list of preparation tips and strategies by our CLAT 2021 toppers. These tips will help you get a closer insight into their secret recipe to succeed in the exam. Aspirants can follow these strategies to crack CLAT 2022.
CLAT preparation tips by 2021 toppers
CLAT 2021 Topper Deborshi Ghosh, who bagged AIR 24, shared the following things with the students who will appear for the exam next year:
- Read as much as you can.
- Acknowledge what you’re doing wrong and search for the correct way to do it.
- Practice reading long passages, so you’re not daunted by them in the exam.
- Practicing one mock paper per day helped me a lot to improve on my mistakes.
- Always self-time yourself while reading a newspaper or solving an assignment.
- Develop a strategy beforehand that you’ll follow in the exam.
- Stay connected to the world, so you know what’s happening around you.
- Analyze everything you do and ask questions such as where you went wrong, where you made a mistake, and what was your thinking behind a particular answer.
- Law Prep mocks helped me a lot to face a comprehensive paper.
Topper, Archita Sharma, who secured AIR 16 in CLAT 2021, shares the following preparation tips with CLAT 2022 aspirants:
- Reading and only reading more can save you.
- Law prep classes helped me a lot to complete the course on time and understand the basics.
- Reading editorials helped me in different sections of CLAT.
- Towards the end, practice mocks every day and then analyze them.
- If you secure low marks in mocks, give more time to analysis.
- Do not panic in the exam and move to other questions in case you don’t know any answers.
- Read the newspaper with a timer and try to complete the editorial in 3-4 minutes.
CLAT 2021 Topper, Prachi Mathur, AIR 12, recommends the following tips:
- Read one newspaper every day but also refer to other newspapers to have a broader perspective on any current issue.
- I religiously referred to all the materials that LPT provided us, which helped me clear all my concepts.
- Don’t hoard study materials; stick to the ones you decided at the start of your preparation.
- Ask doubts to your mentors or friends as this will help to enhance your knowledge.
- Do not procrastinate.
- Do not skip mocks.
- Be consistent and practice a lot.
- Make sure you revise everything time and again.
- Do not try to skip anything as CLAT is always full of surprises.
- Attempting mocks will give a clear idea about the actual exam.
CLAT 2021 Topper Karthik J Lal bagged AIR 3 shared his preparation tips with others:
- Read the newspaper regularly and do the newspaper analysis.
- First, I cleared my basics and then moved on to the questions.
- Read the Hindu every day but keep searching for the important issues on different platforms to have detailed information.
- Be curious, as then you’ll read more, which will help you to gain more knowledge.
- If a question is tricky for you, it will probably be difficult for others too, so don’t panic in the exam.
- You should practice as many mock tests as possible and review them afterward.
- The only way to crack CLAT is to read more books, practice a lot of questions and attempt mocks.
- Read non-fiction books during the preparation.
- Read the questions before reading the passage.
Let’s see what CLAT 2021 Topper Rohit Ray, who bagged AIR 35, has to say about his preparation strategy:
- While taking mocks, I noticed areas where I needed to improve and focused more on that.
- Practice a lot of mocks and sectional tests.
- I tried to stick to my sources but revising them on a regular basis.
- Only reading and reading more can help you to clear CLAT with good grades,
- Mocks will help you face lengthy passages and get used to the difficult questions you’ll face in the actual exam.
- Have a balanced mindset because if you give up early or are overconfident, it might work against you.
CLAT 2021 Topper, Shreyas Datar, who secured AIR 7, recommends a few tips to the CLAT aspirants:
- I want to tell everyone that the preparation phase is not easy, and it would require all your consistent efforts and hard work to get a 100 score in the mocks, but until that, you have to keep going.
- Solve as many mock tests and sectional tests as possible because it will make you familiar with the actual exam format.
- I read the Hindu, the Financial Express, the Indian Express every single page for 1-1.5 years every day.
- Make sure you complete your syllabus and revise it time and again.
- Remember, while taking mocks offline, do not solve them out of time; try to complete them within the time period.
- Analysis of the mock test paper is critical where you need to redo the wrong ones and recheck the right ones too.
- Law Prep mocks had long passages, which helped me get used to reading long passages.
- Lastly, engage in different hobbies to keep your mind fresh.