You need an effective study plan to cover all the subjects of the CLAT exam, which is considered one of the toughest law entrance exams.

Without a proper study plan, it is difficult to score good marks in the upcoming exam.

Karan Mehta, director of the Legal Edge (a pioneer in providing the best online guidance for law entrance exams) suggested some tips and strategies that would help you make the best CLAT Study Plan 2021.

2 months Study Plan for CLAT 2021

Before you proceed with the study plan, it is important to go through the syllabus and exam pattern, Karan quoted.

Check out the table below to know how to plan your CLAT preparation in 2 months.

Topic Preferred Time Allotment
Reading Newspaper 45 mins
Topics from Error Log 1 hour
Vocabulary 1 hour
Current Legal Knowledge 1 hour
Mathematics 1 hour
Puzzles/Analytical Reasoning 45 mins
Passages & Grammar 1-1.5 hours
Revision for the day and planning for the next day 1.5 hours
Practice Mock Tests Weekly Once

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CLAT 4 Months Study Plan

Have a look at the detailed 4 month study plan for CLAT 2021 that is designed by experts at LegalEdge. Following this plan would definitely help clear your exam in the first attempt.

1st Month: Know the subjects and begin preparation

  • It is very important to be thorough with the exam pattern and CLAT Syllabus before beginning with the preparation.
  • Ensure to study topics and concepts from GK and Legal Aptitude in the first month.

1st Month: Study Maths, Verbal and Logical Reasoning, English

  • Begin with studying topics from Maths, Verbal, and Reasoning, English one by one.
  • Make sure to read the English newspaper daily.
  • Ensure to complete as many as topics you can without fail.
  • Make a list of important terms from each topic so that it will be helpful in the revision period.

2nd Month: Study GK and Legal Aptitude

  • List out the topics from each subject in which you are strong and weak separately.
  • Begin with the preparation by allocating separate intervals for GK and legal aptitude
  • Acquire sound knowledge of judgment and amendments as most of the questions are directly based on law.
  • Every 15 days do your revision to remember whatever you have studied.
  • Try to attempt at least 1-2 previous year's papers in a week.

3rd Month: Begin Revision and Solve Question Papers

  • This month is entirely solving question papers and revising all the topics.
  • Try not to read any new topic now. This can create confusion and forget things.
  • Try to take up each question paper in the form of an exam environment.

4th Month: Practice Mock Tests

  • Attempt at least one CLAT Mock Test each day and also revise topics simultaneously.
  • This will help in analyzing your preparation levels.
  • Try to improvise on topics in which you are weak.

3 Week Study Plan for CLAT 2021

To know more about how to prepare a study plan, watch the video provided below.

What is CLAT 2021 Section Wise Study Plan?

After preparing a timetable, you are advised to follow the CLAT Preparation Tips as these tips will help you to know how to stick to the prepared plan, Karan said. Go through the subject-wise study plan from the post below and enhance your preparation for the upcoming CAT exam.

Study Plan for English

In the English section, around 28-32 questions will be asked. This section basically tests your proficiency in Vocabulary and Grammar. 

  • The English Language only comes with practice. Read, Re-Read to improve vocabulary
  • Be a voracious reader. Read everything you can lay your hands on.
  • Strengthen your grammar. Good Grammar ensures a good score in the English section
  • Try to learn at least 5-10 new words per day and use them in your daily life
  • Understand the usage of the words in sentences. 
  • Read Newspaper and Editorial columns to improve your vocabulary.
  • Practice the cloze test as it has become important for CLAT

CLAT English Preparation Tips

Study Plan for General Knowledge 

The GK section includes 35-39 questions from topics like Sports, History, Art & Culture, Economics and Govt. Policy, Books, Geography, Awards, National & International Events, Organizations, and people, Karan Said.

  • Make a habit of reading the newspaper daily
  • For current affairs, prefer major newspapers and monthly magazines.
  • Make sure to acquire a sound knowledge of what's happening in the country.
  • Also,  you can follow Daily Current Affairs to stay updated with all the latest issues happening across the globe.

CLAT GK Preparation Tips

Study Plan for CLAT Math

You need not be very good at Maths. Elementary and intermediate level mathematics is all you need to clear this exam.

The primary focus of the CLAT exam will be English, Legal Aptitude, and GK. However, if you need to get a good rank you need to brush up your mathematics to score well in this section or you will be left behind.

Identify the relevant topics and have a clear understanding of each concept. Practice CLAT Question Papers to know the type of questions and the difficulty level.

CLAT Maths Preparation Tips

Study Plan for CLAT Legal Aptitude

Legal aptitude continues to be the most important section of CLAT. Important book references for this would be the Constitution of India and the Legal Penal Code. You can refer to books on subjects like “Most commonly used legal terms” and “legal glossary terms”.

As a law aspirant, you need to have sound knowledge of the most commonly used legal terms. Be thorough with all the Judgements, laws, amendments, constitution articles.

Also, be aware of important articles in the constitution, IPC, Legal Know-how, important personalities in Law, Right to information, important articles, acts, bye-laws from the CLAT perspective.

CLAT Legal Aptitude Preparation Tips

Study Plan for CLAT Logical Reasoning

This section basically tests your logical thinking and reasoning ability. Most of the questions are asked from topics like Critical and Verbal Reasoning, Analogies, Number Series, and Fact inference judgment.

Hence, you are advised to allot at least one hour time for preparing all these topics on a daily basis. Also, solve puzzle-related questions and games that demand and logic.

A good Vocabulary will help you solve this section. Try to find the relationship between the two words in the right context.

CLAT Logical Reasoning Preparation Tips

CLAT Toppers Study Plan

Karan mentioned that following the study plan recommended by toppers will help you crack the CLAT 2021 exam easily.

  • Read the newspaper regularly till the end of the exam
  • Allot 1.5 to 2 hours of time daily for preparing the quantitative aptitude section. Note down all the important formulas in a notebook.
  • Try to attempt at least one CLAT Mock Test every 4-5 days.
  • After the completion of each mock test, spend at least 2- 3 hours analyzing the performance of each mock test.
  • At the end of the day, revise all the topics you prepared for that particular day.
  • Try to solve questions from analytical reasoning, legal reasoning, and grammar questions from other law entrance exams such as LSAT, AILET, SLAT, etc.
  • Focus on the most important topics of the year to score good marks in the current affairs section.
  • Solve 10-15 critical reasoning questions and 5 reading comprehension passages daily.
  • Follow yearly magazine to prepare the current affairs section.


Can I clear CLAT without coaching?

Yes, it is possible to crack CLAT without coaching if prepared well with a proper study plan and following expert suggestions. Our experts have curated detailed tips and tricks on how to prepare for CLAT without coaching which will help all aspirants in their preparation.

How much time does it take to prepare for CLAT 2021?

It completely depends on candidates and their understanding of topics. There are few candidates who are good at understanding and grasping concepts quickly while some are too slow. On average, if starting to prepare from basics it will take a minimum of 10 months.

Is it easy to follow the study plan provided in this post?

Yes, our experts have designed the study plans which are not hectic and confusing. Each candidate appearing for CLAT 2021 can go through the plan the prepare accordingly to crack the exam with a high score.

How do I improve my legal reasoning skills for the CLAT 2021 exam?

You can follow the simple tips mentioned below to improve your legal reasoning skills.

  • Read the principle very carefully
  • Try to keep your scope of understanding and application of the law limited to the principles provided
  • Instead of choosing the ideal option, lookout for the best suitable answer

How to select the best books for CLAT 2021?

Candidates must choose the best book that covers all the topics and sub-topics as per the CLAT syllabus. Choose a book that is easy to read. While checking the best books for CLAT, students should check the year of publication of the book as this will help them to be familiar with the latest syllabus and exam pattern.