How to Prepare for CLAT 2023 at Home?

By Anjali Chowdhury|Updated : June 15th, 2022

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level entrance exam organized by the Consortium Of National Law Universities for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered by 22 National Law Universities around the country. The CLAT 2022 exam is scheduled to be held on  19th June 2022 in a single slot from 2 PM-4 PM. The candidates aspiring to take the CLAT exam can follow the tips and strategies mentioned in this article to prepare for this exam at home. 

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CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is a gateway to get admission into the top NLUs and other leading educational institutes. Preparation for CLAT 2023 without coaching is definitely a tricky task but not impossible if you have a proper plan and strategy.

CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern

CLAT 2022 will be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. The candidates preparing for the CLAT 2022 exam can refer to the below given CLAT 2022 exam pattern. The candidates who are aspiring to take the CAT 2023 exam can also check the below given exam pattern. 


No. of Qs

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

Click here for detailed CLAT exam pattern 2022

CLAT 2023 Marking Scheme

The candidates need to check the given below marking scheme of the CLAT 2022 exam in order to score well. This will also give an idea to the candidates who aspire to appear for the CLAT 2023 exam.

  • For each correct answer, +1 mark will be awarded.

  • For each wrong answer, -0.25 mark will be deducted.

How to Prepare for CLAT 2023 at Home

Given below are some of the tips and tricks for the candidates who wish to prepare for the CLAT 2023 exam at home:

  1. Start Early- The aspiring CLAT exam candidates should start preparing as early as possible. The candidates dreaming to enter the top law university must start preparing from today onwards. Procrastination should be completely avoided. Proper study plan will help the candidates to ace this exam.

  2. Make a Plan- It is said that a goal without a plan is just a wish. An hour of planning could save your 10 hours of doing. Make a proper structure of plan at hands that make the implementation very easier and clearer.

  3. Know the Exam Patter- There are few changes done in the syllabus and pattern of the exam. Keep yourself updated about the changes as this will help to ace the CLAT exam easily.

  4. Subject Wise Preparation- The CLAT Syllabus is basically divided into five wings.

  • English Language

  • Current Affairs including General Knowledge

  • Legal Reasoning

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Quantitative Techniques

Keep yourself updated and prepare according to the subjects. Divide your time for each subject and then start practicing.

  1. Daily Practice- Practice is the key to success for any exam. Make a habit to practice mock tests, Solve previous year's question papers. There are lots of online classes and mock tests available on the internet. Use your resources wisely.

  2. Time Management – Speed and accuracy play a very important role. When you appear for the exam dealing with the pressure could be difficult. That may hamper your focus as well. But when you start practicing on a daily basis that will help you to maintain time management and you can easily overcome the exam pressure.

  3. Proper Study Material- When you are preparing for the exam at home, it is very important that you have the right study material in your hands. There is ample Online Study Material that could help you with your preparations. It is important to choose the trusted authors and publishers for your study.

Preparing for CLAT 2023 without Coaching can be difficult but not impossible. Hard work is the key to success. If you are on the right track with the planned strategies you can easily ace the CLAT 2023 exam without coaching.


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  • CLAT 2023 is expected to follow the same exam pattern as CLAT 2022. It has five subjects:

    • English Language
    • Current Affairs including General Knowledge
    • Legal Reasoning
    • Logical Reasoning
    • Quantitative Techniques
  • Here are some of the tips that will be handy if you are preparing for CLAT 2023 without coaching at home:

    • Plan a timetable
    • Be familiar with the CLAT syllabus and exam pattern
    • Get the right and best study materials
    • Take regular mock tests
    • Read newspapers every day to work on your reading and comprehension skills
  • CALT 2022 will be conducted in a single slot from 2 PM-4 PM.

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