5 Effective tips to manage CLAT 2021 preparations along with Board Exams

By Neeraj Mishra|Updated : November 12th, 2019

All About 5 Effective tips to manage CLAT 2021 preparations along with Board Exams

This Article will guide you for preparations of CLAT 2021 along with Board Exams. So Must read the article to Know the Effective tips to manage CLAT 2021 preparations and Board Exams together

How to simultaneously prepare both CLAT and Board Exams: It’s pretty certain that the topic of this article is a question which is wandering in approximately 60,000 odd young minds that have decided to appear in the upcoming CLAT examination. Each and every applicant is a prospective alumnus of the Elite National law universities, but the prospects or rather dreams of only 3% turn into reality.

In this article we will try to resolve the dilemma between board exams and CLAT faced by class 12th Students, and how they can successfully secure a top NLU berth partnered with a decent score in their board examination as well. 

Be a Strategist: Prepare an action plan and stick to it

It’s undoubtedly true that the lifestyle of a student who is going to appear for CLAT as well as Senior Secondary board examination in the same year is quite hectic, but if proper plans are made and executed with a positive attitude then achieving laurels in both the examinations hand in hand is not impossible.

Even the resources of the sharpest mind go in vain without an action plan, and even an average mind can do wonders with the help of a properly measured action plan. The action plan should be the means of achieving your goal of clearing CLAT along with board preparations.

It should always be remembered that a goal without a plan is just a wish.

An action plan clears the vision and the path towards success becomes visible.

Strictly following that action plan is even more vital then preparing it, because without a proper execution it will be nothing more than a waste.

A decent action plan may vary, depending upon the daily life routine of each aspirant, but some features are ubiquitous in all triumphant action plans. Such features are:

  • Your timetable or action plan should establish a work-life balance.
  • Study time should be divided into small intervals with leisure breaks to relax the mind.
  • Some sort of physical exercise or Yoga should be performed routinely.
  • Don’t devote your whole day to one subject in your timetable, instead study different subjects in smaller time frames.
  • Testing that whether your preparation is on the right track or not is necessary, so give mock tests regularly to trace your progress.
  • Early to bed, early to rise is not a myth but a reality. It reaps positive results.

Managing CLAT preparation: Work smartly, think wisely

If you want to succeed in any field then you need to flourish in your managerial skills.

  • Every good manager is not a successful person but every successful person is a good manager. So, it can also be said that management is the key to success for a CLAT aspirant.
  • Management here denotes managing life and time in order to reap the best possible output from each passing second.


Keeping CLAT preparations on right track along with preparation for board exams is not a piece of cake. The students need to work effectively as well as efficiently in order to manage their CLAT preparation without disturbing or hindering their Board examinations prospects.

Devoting just six quality hours per week consistently for a period of six months can make you capable enough to crack CLAT.

  • Six hours per week imply that you have to devote just less than an hour per day to CLAT preparation out of the allotted 24 hours, which will certainly leave a lot of time in your bounty for board exam preparations.
  • Hard work might pay off but smart work definitely pays off. If you can work smartly than your name could be the focal point in CLAT as well as Board result. 

Identify the common links between CLAT and your board syllabus:

Some topics are common in your CLAT and your board examination’s syllabus. The weightage of such topics may vary depending on your stream in class 12th, but the presence of such topics is pervasive to all class 12th streams.

  • On a simple analysis of your syllabus, you can easily identify these common links (topics).
  • For instance, ‘An Unseen passage’ forms a part of CLAT paper as well as Class 12th English paper.
  • Similarly, students of Humanities stream studying disciplines like History, Geography and Political science for their board exam also covers a considerable part of static G.K asked in the G.K & Current affairs section of CLAT paper.
  • By excelling yourself in these common topics you can hit two targets with one arrow. Preparing for these topics will enable you to prepare for CLAT as well as boards in one single shot. 

CLAT 2021: Subject wise tips

 The Common law admission test is divided into 5 different subjects, and the tips to manage your preparation for each subject within the allotted time limit are given below:

The pattern of CLAT Exam

CLAT UG Exam Pattern 2021

CLAT 2021 will be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

S. No.

Name of the Section

Number of Questions

Marks allotted to each section


English Language




Quantitative Techniques




Current Affairs including General Knowledge




Logical Reasoning




Legal Reasoning






CLAT Marking scheme

  • For each correct answer, +1 mark will be awarded.
  • Negative Marking - For each wrong answer, 0.25 mark will be deducted.


1. English including Comprehension

  • This section has a strength of 28-32 questions, including 5-7 questions from reading comprehension.
  • This section aims to test the examinee’s grammar and reading skills as well as knowledge of vocabulary.
  • A regular habit of reading quality literature, like novels and editorial sections of newspapers could help you in surpassing this section.

2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs

  • This section has a lot of 35-39 questions. The ratio of static G.K as to Current affairs is 25:75.
  • Since a majority of questions are asked from Current affairs.
  • The candidates can secure a good score in this section if they keep themselves updated with daily happenings around the world by way of newspapers.
  • It should be noted that newspapers like ‘The Indian express’ and ‘The Hindu’ are the best asset for preparation for this section, and 20 minutes reading through their columns daily will help you to get a whooping score in this section.

3. Quantitative Techniques

  • This section consists of 13-17 questions. The questions are from the DI.
  • For this section, practicing just 5 questions every alternate day (approx 25 minutes) will make you capable enough to crack it.

4. Logical Reasoning

  • This section has a total of 28-32 questions. It is aimed to test your critical reasoning aptitude.
  • Since the questions are easy but time consuming that’s why the prime objective for this section is not only to get the right answer but to get it within minimum possible time.
  • Practicing 5 questions every alternate day (approx 25 minutes) can make a big difference when you will solve this section in your CLAT examination 6 months later.

5. Legal Reasoning

  • This section consists of 25-39 questions. It is an alien section for each CLAT aspirant because none of you has studied law earlier (except those who have opted for legal studies as their optional subject in 12th).
  • Solving 10 questions each alternate day can make a big difference when you appear for CLAT after 6 months.


Crack CLAT 2023 & Reach Your Dream NLU! So, why wait? 
CLAT 2023: A Comprehensive Course (with Foundation module) :
Start Free Trial Now! 

Remember that failing to plan means planning to fail, and have the confidence to crack!

Check other links also:

Monthly Legal Updates: Download PDF 

Attempt Daily Current Quizzes Here  

Read Daily Current Affairs Article Here




write a comment

Follow us for latest updates