Top 10 Tips for Qualifying CLAT 2022

By Prakhyati Chauhan|Updated : August 27th, 2021

Law is one of the most sought professions in India now-a-days. 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 as one of the most difficult exams in India. 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 10 most important things to qualify CLAT 2022. You must keep these points in mind while preparing for CLAT and trying to reserve your seat in top NLUs.

Start Preparing Early

To be prepared is the half victory. There are so many advantages you can take by being an early bird. You will have sufficient time to know the course and pattern of CLAT 2022. There is no time for procrastination. Do it from today only and reserve your seat in top law colleges.

Know the Exam Pattern of CLAT 2022

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.


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

Marking Scheme

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

  • There will be +1 for every correct answer.
  • CLAT 2022 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.


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.

Set your targets you think are achievable. When deciding study hours, check if you can handle your schedule. Divide your study hours according to the topic holding weightage in CLAT 2022 Syllabus. Some topics might need very little time and effort.

Previous years question papers

To know exactly what kind of questions are asked in the examination, the previous year 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.

Revision is the key here

Only reading the topics without proper understanding will take you one step backward. There is no point in reading without learning anything. Always remember that the difficult topics would require frequent revision. Start making study notes so that you can revise faster. Also, study notes will help you at the last-minute preparations.

Resolving all your doubts

It is pretty obvious that when you start preparing for CLAT 2022, there will be so many topics that will create doubts and confusion in your mind. Take the help of your teacher, mentor or someone able to explain and clarify it to you.

Developing Time Management Skills

The CLAT 2022 exam will include 150 objective-type questions that have to be completed in 120 minutes. This means that you will get less than a minute to answer a question. In such situation, time management and accuracy are assets that will pay rich dividends.

Positive attitude and health practices

Positivity and confidence are the vital ingredient 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.

Calm down your Nerves

You may feel nervous and anxious at the exam day, which is completely normal. Rather be level headed, smile, and have fun. This way, you won’t feel like the pressure of the world is on your shoulders.

Give your best shot

Time isn’t the main thing, it’s the only thing. Give your best shot and grab the opportunity. It is the result of your preparation, hard work.

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.


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