CLAT 2022: Things you must know while CLAT Preparation

By Prakhyati Chauhan|Updated : July 24th, 2021

Law is one of the most sought professions in India nowadays. If you are someone preparing for the law entrance exam, it is crucial to keep important things in mind to be able to ace the exam. Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) is considered one of the most difficult exams in India. The consortium of National Law Universities is the conducting body and every year 22 NLUs take participate and more than three lac students apply for it for a handful of seats in NLUs.

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Having said that, let’s talk about the things you must keep in mind while preparing for CLAT and trying to reserve your seat in top NLUs.

Exam Pattern

This is the most important thing. The most important thing to know before you start the preparations is the latest exam pattern of CLAT. The Consortium has changed the exam pattern and below are the highlights of the pattern.

  • The CLAT 2022 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple choice questions carrying one mark each for the correct answers.

  • The negative marking of 0.25 marks will be there for every wrong answer.

  • CLAT 2021 is designed to be a test of aptitude and skills that are required for a legal education rather than prior knowledge, though the Current Affair section may need prior knowledge.

  • Keep yourself updated about the changes because the preparation and performance of the candidate get deeply affected.

  • The questions in the exam will now appear in passage form. There will be passages of approximately 400 words based on which multiple choice questions will be asked on each passage.

  • The syllabus is categorized into 5 wings that are discussed as follows

CLAT 2022: Pattern for UG Course


No. of Questions

English Language


28-32 questions

Current Affairs including General Knowledge


35-39 questions

Legal Reasoning


35-39 questions

Logical Reasoning


28-32 questions

Quantitative Techniques

13-17 questions


Strategy and Planning

You must have a proper strategy in order to crack the examination. Procrastination is not the option anymore. Make a plan and start and take off your flight for future endeavors through the runway of CLAT 2022. Prepare a proper schedule and allocate time for all the sections and stick to your schedule.

Previous years question papers

To know exactly what kind of questions are asked in the examination, the previous year's question papers are the best resource. When you solve those questions, you will also understand how much time you need for a particular section. In addition, you get an idea about what to expect in the exam.

Positive attitude and health practices

Positivity and confidence are vital ingredients for you to score more marks. You just need to put your hundred percent in the exam and don’t get stressed and anxious during the exam. You might have spent some sleepless nights; this is why you need to take care of your health as well. If you fall sick during the exam, all your hard work will go in vain.

So, these are some most crucial things you must know while preparing for CLAT 2022. Just take small breaks in between your study routine, relax your body, make proper time management and you are all set for CLAT 2022.

Know the Law Schools

There is a total number of 22 National Law Universities that take actively participate in CLAT every year. The most prestigious National Law Universities offer 5 year LLB program to students right after class 12. The students enter into the field with a dream to book their seat in the top five NLU's. Some of the most prominent NLU's are:

  • NLSIU Bangalore

  • NALSAR Hyderabad

  • NUJS Kolkata

  • NLU Jodhpur

  • GNLU Gandhinagar etc. 

Does Stream in Class 12 matter?

That would be a No. Law as a course is no longer considered as chosen by students from the particular stream. CLAT does not require a particular stream like NEET and JEE. Candidates from any stream like Science, Arts, Humanities can go for CLAT. Law is taken as a first priority by a lot of people, and students appearing for CLAT are increasing with every passing year.

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