Stages of CLAT preparation

The CLAT, Common Law Admission Test, is conducted every year by the consortium of NLUs in India for admissions to their undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. Every year thousands of students appear for CLAT and wish to get into the 22 CLAT accepting NLUs. The law aspirants spend months in preparation to secure their seats in the top NLUs. There are various stages of CLAT preparation in which students prepare for the exam, some start early and some do not. 

Every student thinks differently. Therefore, some start preparing in 11th, some in 12th, and some in the end months. No matter when you start preparing, it is essential that you practice religiously and follow a dedicated plan. This is where most students lose the battle because they don’t follow a strict schedule and work aimlessly. So this article will give you the perfect CLAT advice and CLAT preparation tips based on how many months you have. 

Also read: Tips to Prepare for English Language Section of CLAT

One-year Preparation 

If you have decided to prepare for the CLAT exam early in life, for instance, in the 11th or 12th standard, then it would definitely work in your favour. You will have more time to prepare as compared to other students who start preparing towards the end date of the exam. 

The aspirants in 12th standard will have to maintain a balance between their 12th boards and CLAT preparation. You can read our blog on “How to manage both boards and CLAT simultaneously“. To know more about how to prepare for the CLAT 2022 in one year, read further. 

Make a Plan: You must know that you’re preparing for the two most important examinations of your life. Hence you cannot take a chance. The first thing that you must do is get a hold of your CLAT syllabus and stick it on your study table. Then divide your syllabus into daily targets so it is easily achievable. 

Join a Coaching: It is not impossible to crack CLAT without coaching, but it will benefit you in many ways. Also, why take a chance. Coaching institute will not only guide you in the right direction but will also help you to complete the syllabus on time and will also clear your basic concepts. 

Distribute Your Time: You have to manage school, coaching and your personal activities simultaneously, hence you have to distribute your time wisely. Remember that you’ll have to devote at least 3-4 hours daily to your CLAT preparation if you want to crack a top NLU

Read GK Religiously: You must know that it is impossible to conquer GK in 3 or 4 months. So you’ll have to make a habit of reading a newspaper every day. Keep a close eye on all the current national and international events. 

Solve Mock Tests: Solve previous years’ question papers and mock test papers to analyze your preparation. The previous year’s papers will help you know the exam pattern and type of questions asked in the exam. 

Also read: Expert Tips to Prepare for CLAT Legal Reasoning 2022

1-3 Months 

It is the last stage of preparation and students need to buckle up; they can’t afford to lose even a minute. The idea is to put in all your efforts and confine yourself to the study room. Limit your social media and keep your luxuries at bay. The way you spend these precious months will decide your next five years of life. 

When you’re at this stage of preparation, keep the following things in mind:

No Casual Reading: Your time of casual reading is gone. Now you cannot spend 3-4 hours on reading your modules or books. This is the time when you focus on revision and practice as many questions as possible. 

Practice Mock Papers: In the last 1 or 2 months, solve at least one mock test per day. Then, analyze your test papers to understand your strengths and weaknesses. It will also help you avoid similar mistakes in the exam. 

Self-time Yourself: Always keep a close check on your time, so you don’t lose track of time in the exam. In the CLAT exam, you have to solve 150 questions in 120 minutes; hence you cannot afford to waste even a second. While preparing and taking tests, know which section you’ll attempt first and thereafter. 

Limit Time to Subjects: Investing 6 hours on GK will not help now. It should have been done earlier, now is the time to revise. GK is infinite, so in the end days, keep a check on the daily happenings but do not devote more than 2 hours. Focus more on revising everything you have learned so your memory is not washed away. 

Do Not Forget to Read Newspapers: Investing an hour in reading a good newspaper is very important. It will not only ensure that you’re in sync with the current news but also help you to brush up your vocabulary and increase your reading speed, which is very important to crack a CLAT exam. Use smart work to target subjects, so you revise better. 

Also read: Tips to Efficiently Manage Your Time in CLAT Exam

The Last Word

You might be at any juncture, but what matters is you prepare honestly and put in all your hard work. Acknowledge where you stand in the preparation, so you know how much effort is needed to achieve your goals. 

All the Best!

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