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CLAT Two Years Study Plan 2024

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : January 9, 2023


The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) every year to provide UG and PG law programs offered by 22 NLUs.

Nearly 50,000 to 70,000 students compete for 2000 - 3000 CLAT seats every year. Cracking the exam and obtaining a seat in top Law institutions can be very challenging without a proper strategy. 

Therefore we have curated CLAT Two Years Study Plan 2024 to help you determine the appropriate preparation method, details about the CLAT examination, such as the pattern and syllabus, and how to prepare and approach the CLAT exam.

Is 2 Years Ample Time for CLAT Exam Preparations?

In our research, it was found that in several educational platforms, students informed their preparation time varied from 45 days to 2 years to crack the entrance exam.

With this vast variation in preparation time shown by the CLAT aspirants, we can arrive at the conclusion that it solely depends on the individual preparing for the exam. 

However, it wouldn’t hurt to start your studies at the earliest. The faster you start with your CLAT preparation, the easier it is to crack the exam.

Although preparation time can vary from student to student! 2 years is still an adequate amount of time to prepare and revise the syllabus.

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Let’s Dive into CLAT Entrance Exam Particulars

To prepare for any exam, you must be aware of the exam pattern, total marks, syllabus, and books to refer to during your studies. The information is related to the UG CLAT Exam. 

CLAT 2024 Exam Highlights

Exam CLAT 
Conducting Body Consortium of NLUs
Duration 2 Hours
Medium English
Mode of Exam Offline
Total Marks 150
Sections in the paper 5
Negative Marking Yes (-0.25)

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern 

The paper consists of 150 MCQ-type questions, with the correct answer carrying 1 mark and incorrect with -0.25 marks. Hence it is advised to be mindful of the questions you attend. 

According to the CLAT Exam pattern, the paper is divided into 5 sections, as explained below: 

  • English language/ reading comprehension section: You will be asked to comprehend, understand, derive conclusions, summarize, verbalize arguments or viewpoints and understand various words and phrases used in the question passage.
  • Current affairs: You must be familiar with contemporary events of significance across India and the world, Arts and culture, International affairs, and Historical events of continuing significance.
  • Legal Reasoning: The paper consists of a passage; one must identify the rules and principles set in the passage. Then apply the rules and principles to various fact situations. Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various situations.
  • Logical reasoning: You are required to understand the argument and summarize conclusions. Question the situation based on evidence, develop analogies, and identify contradictions and equivalence. 
  • Quantitative reasoning: It involves numerical-type questions based on passages, diagrams, standard 10th numerical questions, and more.

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CLAT 2024 Exam Weightage

Weightage for each topic is listed below:

Sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks Weightage
English Language 28-32 28-32 20%
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 35-39 35-39 25%
Logical Reasoning 28-32 28-32 20%
Legal Reasoning 35-39 35-39 25%
Quantitative Techniques (Elementary Mathematics up to Class 10) 13-17 13-17 10%
Total 150 150 100

CLAT 2024 Exam Syllabus

As well know, the questions asked in the exam are now comprehension-based. So, being aware of the detailed CLAT syllabus and pattern make it easier to pay additional attention to topics that carry more weightage.

5 Parts of CLAT 2024 Syllabus to Cover
English Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies, Word Rearrangement, Cloze Test, Spotting Errors, Spelling Errors, Reading Comprehension, Idioms & Phrases, Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Improvement, One Word Substitution, Fill in the blanks
Quantitative Techniques Percentage, Partnerships, Discounts, Areas, and Volumes, Simplification & Approximation, Averages, Ratio, HCF & LCM, Surds & Indices, Proportion, Interest, Fractions & Decimals, Square Roots, Number Systems, Profit & Loss
General Knowledge & Current Affairs Static GK, current happenings, Books, Authors, Science & Technology, Persons and Places, Sports, Economics
Logical Reasoning Coding-Decoding, Distance and Direction, Ranking, Syllogism, Series, Number Test, analogy, Statement & Assumption/ Argument/ Conclusion/ Course of action, Time & Sequence, Blood Relations, Alphabet Test, Classification
Legal Aptitude Supreme Court Judgments and recent acts, amendments of the legislature, Contract law, Criminal law, tort law and Constitutional law, Legal GK, Current affairs, International treaties and conventions affecting national legal framework etc.

CLAT 2024 Exam Reference Books

the following are some of the best preparation Books for CLAT, as these books cover all the topics as per the syllabus.

Logical Reasoning - Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey, A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Agarwal, Logical Reasoning by RK Gupta and Samiksha Gupta, Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT by Jain.

Quantitative techniques - Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha, Quаntitаtive Арtitude fоr Соmрetitive Exаminаtiоns by Рeаrsоn’s, Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publications, Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal

English - Objective General English 2024 by A P Bhardwaj, English is Easy by Chetananand Singh, Objective General English by SP Bakshi.

Current affairs and general knowledge - Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2024, Manorama Yearbook 2021 by Mammen Mathew, Current Affairs Yearly 2021 by Arihant, Competition Success Review

Legal Reasoning - Bare Acts of Indian Constitution, Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj, Universal’s CLAT Guide by Universal, Legal Aptitude by RK Gupta

CLAT Mock Tests

CLAT Mock Tests

How to Approach the CLAT Exam 2024 with a Good Study Plan? 

You should be smart enough while allocate time to each subject in your study plan, as all subjects play a vital role in qualifying for the exam.

The following are some important points you must keep in mind while making the CLAT Study Plan.

  • Note the exam date to plan your preparation strategy accordingly. 
  • Timing is everything! Therefore start your preparations beforehand to study thoroughly, revise, relax, and be prepared for the exams. 
  • With changes in protocols due to COVID constraints, you must keep a note of the latest updates on the official website.
  • Choose feasible studying hours and prepare a timetable to stick to it rigidly.
  • Understand the exam pattern and if there are any changes implemented in the current exam. 
  • Check the weightage of each section. Go through the syllabus and cover all the essential topics thoroughly.
  • Do to hesitate to ask for help! If you think you require coaching? Several online and offline coaching centres are available to help you in your journey. 
  • Refer to relevant authors and textbooks.
  • Study the sample and previous year's question papers for CLAT, and try solving a minimum of the last 3-year question papers. Also, try finding solved question papers to understand the explanations for the correct answers.
  • Our experts at LegalEdge can help you with preparations for CLAT; we advise you to check relevant youtube channels and social media platforms. 
  • When the exam dates are approaching soon, do not concentrate on new topics but revise the concepts you are well prepared with. 
  • Lastly, do not get carried away only with your studies; find time to rest and care for your health. Staying positive and confident is the best way to approach your CLAT exams.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can practise the Model papers that are offered by the CLAT Consortium. Apart from this, you can also practice the previous year's question papers from the LNAT and the LSAT. Although the examinations are quite different, it will help you to practice and know more about the topic of logical reasoning. Only with repeated practice can you excel in this section.
The books that you should read to prepare the CLAT English Syllabus in the correct way are as follows, Pearson Guide to CLAT  by Pearson, A comprehensive study for CLAT & LLB Entrance Examinations: SET, AILET, LSAT by Padma Parupudi and Sirisha Naresh, Word Power Made Easy by Norman.

Some of the best books for the CLAT Legal Aptitude section are Legal Aptitude for CLAT and other Law Exams: Workbook by A. P Bhardwaj, Our Judiciary (National Book Trust) by National Book Trust, Legal Aptitude (CLAT) by R. K Gupta and Samiksha Gupta.

In CLAT GK Section, around 35-39 questions are asked. 

If you are spending 6-7 hours every day meticulously, you can crack the CLAT exam with one month of preparation. You need to put in extra effort for the best results. You can refer to our post on in a month and follow the tips and strategies provided by experts.
Yes. Solving CLAT mock tests before the exam will help improve your time management skills and problem-solving skills.


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