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Preparation for the CLAT 2023 Exam

CLAT 2023 was successfully conducted on December 18th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, by the Consortium of NLUs. Candidates appearing for CLAT 2023 must focus on preparation strategy based on the revised CLAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus.

Before getting into CLAT 2023 preparation tips, let us understand what CLAT exam is all about:

  • The CLAT exam is conducted by the consortium of NLUs.
  • CLAT 2023 scores will be used by the 22 participating institutes for admission to their 5-year Integrated and LLM programs.

CLAT 2023 Preparation Plan

6-Steps: CLAT 2023 Preparation tips

  • Be aware of the syllabus and exam pattern of CLAT with changes and weightage.
  • Collect study materials with sample papers, books, and expert tips articles.
  • Analyze your strong and weak topics from the syllabus.
  • Make a study plan and start your preparation for each section.
  • Practise CLAT previous years papers and mock test papers.
  • Do thorough revisions in the remaining days of the exam.

Section-wise preparation for CLAT 2023

Aspirants should spend enough time for the preparation of CLAT sections equally. However, it is dependent on the interests, strengths, and weaknesses of each candidate's particular subject that how much effort they require to put in its preparation. Well, all the sections must be prepared, irrespective of the fact.

Here are the tips to prepare for an individual section of the CLAT 2023 exam

CLAT Preparation Tips for English Section

The focus of this section is to test the comprehension, grammar, analytical, and vocabulary skills of the candidates. The candidates will be required to correct the incorrect grammatical sentences, fill in the blanks with suitable words, etc. Some of the main topics that candidates should prepare for the English section of the CLAT 2023 exam are in the table below.

Grammar Vocabulary Reading Comprehension
Word Meanings Idioms and Phrases Antonyms/Synonyms

The English section of the CLAT question paper cannot be attempted by mugging up the syllabus, it requires to be prepared consistently. Therefore, candidates can study the language by picking up one topic a day with regular practice including reading and writing. Hence the candidate will develop speed and score well in the exam.

CLAT Preparation Tips for Current Affairs including GK section

This section can be prepared easily if the candidate regularly keeps a track of all current news and events around the world and of national importance. They must follow all the controversial stories, legal judgments regarding current events, besides general knowledge related to science & technology, industries, trades as well as entertainment news. For GK, candidates should cover important topics such as History and Art & culture.

Here’s are some newspapers, magazines, and apps that candidates can refer to keep their GK and Current Affairs up to date:

  • Newspaper- Economic Times, The Hindu, GK Today
  • Magazines-Outlook India, India Today, The Chronicles
  • Apps-Twitter, Business Insider, Inshorts

CLAT Preparation Tips for Legal Reasoning Section

CLAT Legal Reasoning is one of the highest weightage sections of the exam and thus should not be taken easily. The section will include reading passages of about 450 words on legal topics, public policy questions, and moral philosophical inquiries.

Spend about 2-3 hours every day reading good newspapers and articles related to current legal issues. Also, reading the editorial section of the newspaper is a must.Be aware of all the important cases decided in the last year, including all new amendments and enactments made in the parliament and all other contemporary issues.

CLAT Preparation Tips for Logical Reasoning Section

For this section, candidates should know the topics, understand them and analyze the concepts before starting to practice the questions. The Logical Reasoning section can be the trickiest yet easy to score if candidates have adequately prepared each topic from the Syllabus. One question can be asked in different ways, therefore the candidates should know the alternatives around the topic.

Some of the key topics to prepare for this section are:

  • Analogies
  • Relationships
  • Arguments
  • Logical sequences

CLAT Preparation Tips for Mathematics Section

Candidates need to recall fundamentals of the class 10th mathematics syllabus. They will have to cover the topics by understanding one concept per day and practicing mock papers alongside. Important topics to prepare for this section are:

  • Statistics
  • Basic Algebra
  • Ratios & Proportions
  • Mensuration

Section-wise CLAT Books 2023

CLAT Sections CLAT Books
CLAT- English Section
  • The Pearson Guide to the CLAT
  • Objective General English 2023 by SP Bakshi
  • CLAT Guide by TATA McGraw-Hill
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
CLAT- Current Affairs including GK Section
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge- 2023
  • Manorama Year Book
  • General Knowledge 2023, 2020 by Arihant Publications
CLAT- Legal Reasoning Section
  • Pearson’s Guide to the CLAT
  • Universal’s Guide to CLAT LLB Entrance Examination
  • Pearson’s Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning
CLAT- Logical Reasoning Section
  • Arihant’s A New Approach to Verbal and Analytical Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
CLAT- Quantitative Technique Section
  • Pearson’s Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
  • 30 days wonder for Maths by S Chand
  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal

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CLAT 2023 will be conducted on December 18, 2022.
Candidate is advised to visit the page for re-printout of application form, generate the printout and keep the hard copy and soft copy (printout) of the application.
Yes, you are eligible for the CLAT 2023 examination.
CLAT 2023 examination will be conducted through online mode.
There is no age limit for appearing in the exam.
The examination would be conducted by the consortium of National Law Universities (NLU)
Each year the CLAT exam is attempted by more than 50,000 candidates.
LST session is conducted usually for two hours in which a student is acquainted with the basic concepts of the topic in hand with the help of examples and instances for the best possible understanding. Much emphasis is laid on practice as it is considered to be the key to crack competitive exams. Class exercises are handed over to the students followed by rigorous discussion. CL believes in interactive learning so that the students are at ease and do not hesitate to come up with doubts or clarifications.
This completely depends on one's ability to grasp concepts and to learn. Anything between 8 to 16 months is good for preparation, depending on the average number of hours invested per day and the quality of preparation.
Yes. Being Government institutions, there are reservations in different National Law Universities. All NLUs have reservations for SCs and STs and quite a few of them have seats for OBCs as well. Fewer have regional quotas and some also have reservations for women, wards of defense personnel and even NRI sponsored Candidates.
Yes. Though law is a subject of humanities, students of any stream can sit for the law exam. The paper is evenly balanced so that no particular stream is given a complete edge over the other. In fact, most of the students who sit and qualify the law exam over the years have been science students as it was the most popular stream. It is only in recent years that Arts and Commerce students are also seen appearing in sizable numbers.

Apart from CLAT, which is the gateway to the 18 National Law Schools in India' certain other entrance exams which any law aspirant should keep in mind and appear for are:

  • AILET - All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admission in National Law University (NLU), Delhi.
  • Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) conducted by the Symbiosis International University to get admission into Symbiosis Law School.
  • CET IPU - The Common Entrance test conducted by Indraprastha University, Delhi for various law colleges situated in Delhi and NCR including Amity Noida.
  • LSAT-India is a standardized test adopted as an admissions criterion by multiple law colleges across India.
  • Christ University Law Entrance Exam - conducted by Christ University, Bangalore for admission to School of Law, Christ University.