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How to Prepare for CLAT PG 2024?

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : April 19, 2023


Summary - Well, well, well! It looks like someone's gearing up to take on the CLAT PG 2024! Congratulations on deciding to take the plunge into the world of law. But before you start imagining yourself in the top NLUs, let's talk about the elephant in the room - the CLAT PG exam.

The first choice for any student who wishes to pursue LLM is at one of the top NLUs, and its only entry is through CLAT PG 2024; this makes it highly competitive. Looking at the previous year's paper, it's safe to say that the question paper had a moderate-tough difficulty level. 

Note that this is not shared to put you through anxiety but let you know that your preparations must be a mixture of intelligence and hard work.

The CLAT PG exam pattern has seen some significant changes in recent years, and CLAT PG preparations will require time and dedication.

Without further delays, let's check how to prepare for CLAT PG 2024.

Recent Changes in the CLAT PG Exam

  • In recent years the CLAT PG has become an objective-type question paper.
  • Earlier Consortium used to provide a subject-wise weightage, so the preparation for CLAT PG was much easier.
  • As the Consortium does not give much topic-wise weightage, you must cover entire subjects and sub-topics.
  • However, we will help you with the number of questions in each topic so that you can prioritize and give more preparation time for essential topics. 
  • Your CLAT PG preparations must begin only after you know these changes. 

What is the Ideal Time to Start CLAT LLM Preparation 2024?

"Better to start early than finish late." 

Two sets of students took CLAT PG, namely:

  • Those interested in Public Sector Undertakings should rank in the top 20, which necessitates a year of diligent study because the subjects are vast, and questions might be asked from any angle.
  • Those interested in pursuing an LL.M. from top NLUs: Anyone with a good understanding of the law can get into NLUs with six months of preparation. However, you'll have to work hard to get into elite NLUs like NLSIU or NALSAR.

Therefore CLAT PG preparations will differ with the pursuit of taking the exam. 

CLAT PG preparation tips and suggestions to keep a note of to devise the best strategies to help you succeed with CLAT PG preparations.

  • Thorough understanding of the syllabus: It is not just sufficient to know the syllabus but to prioritize them. Constitutional law is fundamental as it suffices the maximum number of questions in the paper. 
  • Prioritize: The first and most fundamental step is understanding the CLAT PG Syllabus 2024after which you must prioritize what you learn. Understand the basics; most of the paper will require you to understand the primary legal concepts in fields like law, regulations, and statutes. Questions will need you to have specific knowledge for memory-based questions. However, most question papers will require you to understand the basics. ​​​
  • Recent Judgements: Stay tuned for recent developments. Sureshot questions will be asked about the recent legal developments in our country.
  • Time management: Divide your time wisely. Giving more time to cover the topics with maximum marks is simple. 
  • Important Topics: First, focus on highlighted subjects having the maximum weightage; Constitutional law, Advanced Jurisprudence, and International Law. These three subjects usually carry maximum marks and require maximum attention. 
  • Practise: CLAT PG is MCQ based paper. Therefore, the best way to prepare is to solve comprehension passage-based MCQs. Doing this will help you practice the syllabus and improve your solving speed. 

Include Current Affairs

  • Read current affairs daily as it has been an inseparable part of the exam.
  • Recently,  RTI  Act and Sedition- (related sections 124- A, Right to Protest) were in the news. 

Use a Mapping Strategy

  • Try to connect important sections and topics. Map important landmark judgments. This will not only help you to connect, relate and remember but also will improve your understanding.
  • Practice Landmark Judgement Questions For CLAT PG 2024. In CLAT Exam, understanding various concepts of law plays a crucial role. 
  • Since the trend changes, focus on recent judgments and make tables to learn them.
  • Apart from the exam point of view, Jurisprudence is also essential for day-to-day affairs. So, focus on the Jurisprudence subject.

CLAT PG Online Coaching

CLAT PG Online Coaching

Read Newspapers

  • Reading newspapers will help you in a multitude of ways. 
  • First, as CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2024 is comprehension-based, reading newspapers daily will enhance reading and understanding speed.  
  • Second, it will also help you with current affairs.

Practice Mock Tests

  • Practice as many mock tests as possible to get familiar with exam levels, patterns, and strengths and weaknesses.
  • Without solving mocks, CLAT PG preparations might go in vain. 

Practice Comprehension-based Questions

  • Go through Important Topics for CLAT PG
  • Practice as many comprehension-based questions as possible from sample papers and previous year's papers.
  • It will help you devise your problem-solving strategy under exam hall pressure.

Revision is the Key

  • Incorporate daily, weekly, and monthly revision strategies in your CLAT PG preparations.

Follow a Strict Schedule

  • Make a study schedule that you can stick to it. 
  • Instead of setting huge targets, start with a smaller study goal. And cross out your targets on completing them.
  • You will understand how far you have come with your CLAT PG preparations and keep you motivated. Manage your time wisely.

CLAT PG Mock Tests

CLAT PG Mock Tests

Subject-wise Distribution in CLAT PG

Topics and related questions for 2020, 2021, and 2022 are listed below. 

CLAT PG Topics Number of questions CLAT 2020 Paper Number of questions CLAT 2021 Paper Number of questions CLAT 2022 Paper
Constitutional Law 50 36 28
Jurisprudence 20 6 12
Administrative Law 10 0 0
Family Law 10 12 10
Law of Contracts 0 18 14
International Law 10 18 12
Criminal Law 10 24 24
Labour Law 10 0 10
Environment Law 0 18 10

Prioritize your syllabus accordingly. 

CLAT PG Preparations Books 2024

For each topic in CLAT PG, refer to the list of Best Books for CLAT PG 2024 mentioned below: 

  • Constitutional Law refers to the Constitutional Law of India (Part 1&2) by Dr Ashok K Jain and The constitution of India by MP Bakshi.
  • For the Law of contract, refer to the Indian contract act by Dr Paras Diwan and the contract by R.K Bangia. 
  • For administrative law, refer to Administrative law by Dr I.P. Massey.
  • For Torts, refer to the law of torts by R.K Bangia.
  • For International Law, refer to International law by Dr Rakesh Kumar Singh and Public international law by Dr Ashok K Jain.
  • For criminal law, refer to PSA Pillai's criminal law by V L Vibhute.
  • For IPC, refer to The India Penal Code by Ratanlal and Dhirajlal.
  • Family and property law relates to author Poonam Pradhan.
  • For company law, refer to Company law by Avatar Singh.
  • For Jurisprudence, refer to Salmond on Jurisprudence by P J Fitzgerald.

Practice questions from Universal Guide to LLM entrance exam, S.S. HandBook for the LLM entrance exam, and Singhal's solved paper for LLM.

Check Now: CLAT PG Preparation Strategy for Company Law

Frequently Asked Questions

CLAT PG is a postgraduate (PG) law program offered by National Law Universities forming the part of the consortium of NLUs around the country.

Yes, you can prepare for CLAT PG from home. Get the correct guidance on how and what to read from Toprankers

Yes, you can prepare for CLAT PG in 6 months if you follow the correct strategy. Check Toprankers CLAT PG section for more guidance.
Considering the question, Constitutional Law has a maximum weightage, it requires more attention. 

Yes, The PSUs that take CLAT LLM scores are –  

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL).
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Limited.
  • Oil India Limited (OIL).
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited.
  • Power System Operation Corporation Limited.


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