CLAT Preparation 2024: Section-wise Tips and Tricks
CLAT Preparation 2024: The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will conduct CLAT 2024 on December 3, 2023. CLAT is a national-level entrance exam. The Consortium of NLUs conducts the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for admission to UG and PG law courses. As the exam date is near, candidates appearing for the exam should have solid preparation and revision strategy. Moreover, they must have a good study plan to crack the exam.
The CLAT exam is one of the most challenging and competitive exams for admission to NLUs. Thus, candidates should make a strategy and focus on their preparation. Moreover, they must review the CLAT syllabus and exam pattern before drafting their strategy. It will help them know various exam topics and the paper structure. To help candidates, we have provided preparation tips and strategies here. So, scroll down to find out more.
Latest Update: – CLAT 2024 Exam will be held on December 3, 2023.
How to Prepare for CLAT 2024?
CLAT 2024 for UG admissions consists of five sections, each with its own importance. So, candidates need to plan and study for all five sections. Check the pointers below and prepare well for the CLAT 2024.
Start Early: Starting the preparation early will help candidates complete the syllabus well in time and get time for revision. Learn the topics in-depth and practice CLAT sample papers to understand the types of questions asked in each section.
Have Complete Knowledge of the CLAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern: A clear idea of what topics to study is fundamental. Thus, understanding the CLAT syllabus and CLAT exam pattern becomes important. Candidates must study according to the prescribed syllabus and segregate the topics depending on their weightage.
Have a Preparation Strategy: The preparation strategy varies from candidate to candidate, but here are a few tips to help out:
Segregate the topics based on the weightage of marks, difficulty level and time needed to learn them.
Closely examine the type of questions asked and the difficulty level of the questions.
Choose books wisely and refer to the sample papers and previous year’s question papers.
Start preparing the topics which carry the maximum marks. Collect previous year’s question papers and note the important topics.
Set long-term and short-term targets and accomplish them. Also, if necessary, candidates must be open to changing their strategies.
Practice and Revise Regularly: Have a clear understanding of the basics and solve a sufficient number of practice questions. Also, regular revisions help a lot in scoring good marks. Revising the concepts learned will help aspirants refresh the facts they already know.
Know Weakness and Strengths: Once candidates know their strengths and weaknesses, they can invest more time to learn the topics they are weak at. Besides that, they can study the easy topics completely and attempt these questions first in the exam according to a predefined attempt strategy.
Solve Previous Year’s question papers: Once done with the revision, candidates should shift their focus to solving the previous year’s CLAT question papers. Solving previous years’ CLAT question papers will help aspirants improve their weak points, note their mistakes and improve their time management skills. Solving previous year’s CLAT question papers gives aspirants a clear idea about the exam pattern, frequently asked questions, weightage of questions, and the marking scheme.
Mock tests: Candidates can solve CLAT mock test papers as a source of quick revision. Embibe provides a whole range of mock test papers with the same exam pattern, difficulty level, and marking scheme. Solving mock test papers can help aspirants improve their time management skills and also help them improve their exam anxiety issues.
Manage Time: Time is a crucial factor. Candidates must complete the CLAT syllabus on time and regularly revise the topics. Also, in the exam, candidates need to solve 120 questions in 120 minutes. On average, candidates need to solve each question in 36 seconds, including the time to read, understand and answer the question. So, work on improving the speed and accuracy.
Section-wise CLAT Preparation Tips 2024
The CLAT exam has 5 sections, each with a different strategy. Let us go through the subject-wise CLAT Preparation tips:
CLAT Preparation Tips for the English Language
Some tips are as follows,
This section will check the candidate’s proficiency in the English Language.
The core preparation in this section is reading comprehension and grammar. Candidates will be given passages that need to be read, understood and answered, spending minimum time. To achieve this, candidates need to develop their reading skills.
Besides that, candidates have to brush up on English grammar rules and practice questions to ensure they have mastered the application and usage of grammatical rules.
CLAT Preparation Tips for General Knowledge & Current Affairs
There is no fixed syllabus for this section. Questions are asked on a variety of topics.
To prepare for this section, one needs to develop reading habits as candidates must remember a lot of information on various topics.
Read newspapers regularly.
Review previous year’s papers to see what type of questions were asked from static GK. Then focus mainly on those topics.
Read on topics like Awards, UN bodies, History, Geography, Indian Constitution, and the Indian Judiciary. Following current affairs for a long time will help candidates to perform better in the current affairs section.
CLAT Preparation Tips for Legal Aptitude
Legal Aptitude is one of the important sections of the CLAT UG exam. Candidates often feel that this section is tougher because of the vast syllabus. Also, it is not the usual subject taught in schools. The four major topics in this section are Criminal Court, Law Of Tort, Contract Act and the Indian Constitution.
Focus on all these four sections.
Since the syllabus is vast, do not expect to know all the technicalities in depth. Instead, have a good knowledge of the fundamental concepts.
This section also checks the candidate’s reasoning ability based on a case or situation. Thus, understand the basics and practice questions to grasp this section better.
CLAT Preparation Tips for Elementary Mathematics
Some tips are as follows,
Candidates need to be familiar with the various topics of basic Mathematics at the Class 10 level.
Candidates have to understand the basic concept of all the topics.
Note down all the formulae and memorize them by heart.
Go through the example problems and solve enough questions to improve problem-solving skills quickly and accurately.
CLAT Preparation Tips for Logical Reasoning
Some tips are as follows,
This section is about checking the candidate’s logical and analytical skills.
Candidates need to understand the underlying theory of the concepts.
Start with topics that need common sense (Classification, Odd Man Out, Distance and Direction, etc.) and are easy to finish. Try to finish these topics as early as possible.
Do the difficult topics that need critical thinking and analytical skills later.
Cultivate the habit of reading questions carefully and making diagrams whenever required.
Go through examples and learn the right way to approach the questions.
Learn the tricks and practice the questions from different topics to command this section better.
Take online tests and solve a variety of questions from different books.
CLAT Preparation 2024 Overview
Candidates can check the table below for an overview of the CLAT 2024 exam:
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
Law Entrance Exam
The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs)
Purpose of Entrance Exam
For Admission to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Law Programs
BBA LLB, BA LLB, BCom LLB, B.Sc LLB, BSW LLB, LLB (3 years) and LLM
General Category/ OBC – INR 4000/- SC/ ST category – INR 3500/-
Candidates appearing for CLAT 2024 must know about the exam pattern before preparing the study plan. Check the table below to know the CLAT exam pattern.
Exam Highlights Details
Mode of Exam
Medium of Exam
English Medium Only
Duration of Exam
UG Level: 2 Hours, i.e. 120 Minutes PG Level: 2 Hours, i.e. 120 Minutes
Number of Questions
UG Level: Total 120 150 MCQs PG Level: Total 120 MCQs
Types of Questions
UG Level: Multiple-Choice Questions PG Level: Multiple-Choice Questions
Once a year
UG Level: Total 120 150 marks PG Level: Total 150 marks
0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer
Marks Per Question
UG Level: 1 mark for every correct answer PG Level: 1 mark for every correct answer in MCQs
Division of Paper
UG Level: The question paper will be divided into five parts: 1. English Language 2. Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 3. Legal Reasoning 4. Logical Reasoning 5. Quantitative Techniques
PG Level: The question paper will be divided into two parts: 1. Constitutional Law 2. Other Law Subjects include Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.
Subject-wise CLAT UG Syllabus
Candidates must know the detailed syllabus of CLAT 2024 before designing the study plan. The table below to know the subject-wise CLAT 2024 syllabus for the UG level.
Comprehension and language skills Ability to draw inferences and conclusions Ability to summarise the passage Identify arguments and viewpoints Word meaning and phrases
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
Contemporary events of significance from India and the world; Arts and culture; International affairs; and Historical events of continuing significance.
General awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues Identify and infer the rules and principles given in the passage. Apply rules and principles to various fact situations Ability to understand how changes to the rules or principles may change their application to various fact situations.
Ability to identify arguments and their premises and draw conclusions, Ability to critically analyse patterns of reasoning and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence, Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations, Draw relationships and analogies, Identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.
Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and Apply various 10th-standard mathematical operations.
FAQs on CLAT Preparation Tips 2024
Find below some frequently asked questions related to CLAT 2024 preparation tips:
Q: Is CLAT 2024 easy to crack?
Ans: CLAT has the reputation of being the toughest examination in our country. Candidates have to be fully aware of the syllabus and strategise their preparation to clear CLAT 2024 examination.
Q: Are the sample questions on the official website helpful for CLAT 2024 preparation?
Ans: Yes, the sample question paper gives a better idea of the types of questions asked, difficulty level etc. Candidates can refer to that to improvise their preparation.
Q: When will the CLAT 2024 be conducted?
Ans: The CLAT 2024 exam will be held on December 3, 2023.
Q: Where can I get the UG syllabus for CLAT 2024?
Ans: Candidates can get the CLAT UG syllabus from this page or visit the official website for more details.
Q: How many sections are there in the CLAT 2024 exam?
Ans: CLAT 2024 has five sections, namely English Language, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques, and Current Affairs, including General Knowledge.
We hope the above article has answered all your doubts and queries. Embibe wishes you good luck and all the best for CLAT 2024.
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