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.
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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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.
|Conducting Body||Consortium of NLUs|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Sections in the paper||5|
|Negative Marking||Yes (-0.25)|
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:
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Weightage for each topic is listed below:
|Sections||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Weightage|
|Current Affairs, including General Knowledge||35-39||35-39||25%|
|Quantitative Techniques (Elementary Mathematics up to Class 10)||13-17||13-17||10%|
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.|
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
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to practise papers for CLAT Logical Reasoning Preparation?
What books to read in order to prepare the CLAT English Syllabus?
Which are the best books for CLAT Legal Aptitude section?
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.
How many questions are asked in CLAT General Knowledge section?
In CLAT GK Section, around 35-39 questions are asked.
Is 1 month enough for CLAT Preparation?
Do really solving mock tests will help improve my time management skills in the CLAT exam?