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How to Prepare for CLAT 2023 amid COVID

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: August 08, 2022 05:59 pm IST | CLAT

Strengthening the CLAT Preparation amid COVID is essential to crack the law exam. Here are a few tips and a detailed guide on How to Prepare for CLAT during the COVID era.

How to Prepare for CLAT amid COVID

CLAT 2023 is the most popular  law entrance exam in India and hence, it is imperative for aspirants to strengthen their exam preparation. In order to get admission to one of the  top NLUs, law aspirants need to be aware of all the tips and strategies to prepare for CLAT amid COVID-19. 

CLAT 2023 application form has been released on August 8, 2022 and interested candidates can submit their filled application form by November 13, 2022. For many candidates, it is quite a stressful task to appear for one of the top exams in India such as CLAT during COVID. As CLAT 2023 dates are out, it is important for the candidates to keep themselves focused and calm to crack the law entrance test. 

Due to the nationwide spread of COVID-19, applicants are encouraged to go through the  self-study guide for law entrance exams! Captured here are a few suggestions explaining how to prepare for CLAT amid COVID. Candidates can go through them in order to extract the best performance.

Expert’s CLAT Preparation Tips amid COVID

We bring you the preparation tips from experts explaining how to prepare and tackle the CLAT exam amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Tip #1: Plan out the Strategy

Chalking out a plan and designing a strategy is crucial to kick start the preparation for the exam. Candidates are advised to prioritize the subjects and topics as per their respective learning styles, strengths and weaknesses. It is crucial to understand the value of time management and allocate time wisely to each section.

Tip #2: Know the Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Being aware of the syllabus and exam pattern of CLAT 2023 is extremely important to understand the essence of the exam. An individual must be aware of the marking scheme, type of questions, medium of instruction and number of questions so that they can prepare accordingly. Try covering all the topics as questions can be asked from any section or topic of the entire syllabus.

Will CLAT 2023 be Conducted Online?

Tip #3: Pick out the Right Books

The CLAT study materials have the potential to make or break the final exam performance. An individual must check out the name of the author/ publisher before picking up any book or study material. The books must be of the latest edition as old books might reflect outdated information.

Best Books for CLAT 2023

Tip #4: Practice from Mock Tests

The CLAT Mock Tests helps in building the stamina for the exam and prepare an individual with practice questions. An aspirant gets an idea about the nature of questions and understands how much time each question or section requires in order to get the maximum result.

CLAT Mock Tests

Tip #5: Last Year’s Question Papers are Beneficial

The previous year’s question papers of CLAT provide a clear picture of the number of questions asked and their nature. Solving the sample papers or last year’s question papers increases speed and accuracy which in turn provide a good CLAT score.

CLAT Question Papers with Solutions - Download Here

Tip #6: Don’t Depend Entirely on Coaching Institutes

Due to COVID, many candidates are taking online CLAT coaching classes. However, it is always better to take some time out for self-study. Studying on one’s own helps an individual in focusing on their respective strong and weak areas. An individual can plan out a schedule keeping in mind his/ her convenience and routine.

How to Prepare for CLAT Without Coaching

Tip #7: Maintain Consistency

Maintaining consistency is the requirement of CLAT preparation. By being consistent with the practice and preparation, an individual gets to deeply understand the concepts and build confidence. 

Tip #8: Do Not Skip Revision

Revision is the key factor that is responsible to determine the final performance in the CLAT exam. An individual must create the exam timetable in a manner that he/she leaves aside at least 3-4 weeks for revision. Doing proper revision helps in retaining memory, increasing confidence and reducing exam anxiety.

Tip #9: Stay Calm

The COVID-19 outbreak has taken a toll on many CLAT aspirants but it is important for the candidates to stay calm and keep trying to achieve success. Do not study for a long stretch of time, take short breaks after studying for 1-2 hours. Utilise the breaks to eat healthy food or relax by doing your favourite thing such as reading books, listening to songs, painting, cooking and so on.

Also Read: Last Minute Preparation Tips for CLAT 2023

CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern

To prepare for CLAT 2023, candidates should have a thorough understanding of the exam pattern completely. CLAT 2023 exam pattern has been presented below:

  • The exam will be conducted in the English language.
  • The total time duration of CLAT 2023 is 2 hours.
  • CLAT 2023 question paper will have MCQs.
  • CLAT LL.B exam will have 150 questions whereas 120 questions will be given in CLAT LL.M. 
  • Each question will be one mark and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • For the UG exam, questions will be asked from the following sections: Legal Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Techniques, Logical Reasoning and English Language.

CLAT UG 2023 Marks Distribution

The subject-wise marks distribution for CLAT LL.B 2023 is given below:


Number of Questions


English Language

28-32 questions


Legal Reasoning

35-39 questions


Logical Reasoning

28-32 questions


Quantitative Techniques

13-17 questions


Current Affairs including General Knowledge

35-39 questions


CLAT PG 2023 Marks Distribution

Presented below is the CLAT LL.M 2023 subject-wise marks distribution. 


Number of Questions


Constitutional Law



Other Law Subjects, including Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence 



Best Books for CLAT 2023 Preparation

For preparing for an exam, books play a crucial role in the candidate’s preparation. We have provided the names of the CLAT 2023 best books as mentioned by the experts and the toppers.  

CLAT 2023 Best Books According to Experts

Read the latest edition of these suggested books to improve your CLAT 2023 preparation.

GK Today

Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide

Lexis Nexis

Objective Arithmetic

India Year Book

Analytical & Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

Word Power Made Easy

Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal


Manorma Year Book

Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

CLAT 2023 Best Books According to Toppers

We have presented below the names of the books as suggested by previous years’ CLAT toppers.


Books Recommended by CLAT Toppers

Logical Reasoning

  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

General English & Comprehension

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin

Legal Aptitude

  • Lexis Nexis
  • Legal Awareness & Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj
  • Butterworths
  • Bare Acts of the Indian Constitution
  • Universal’s CLAT Guide

General Knowledge & Current Affairs

  • Manorma Year Book 
  • Lucent’s GK
  • Pratiyogita Darpan

Elementary Mathematics & Numerical Ability

  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal

CLAT Preparation Guide for 2023

Here is the all-in-one preparation guide for CLAT 2023. Interested candidates can click on the links to find out what and how to prepare for CLAT 2023.

Preparation Tips for CLAT Logical Reasoning 2023

Tips to Prepare for Current Affairs Section of CLAT 2023

Tips to Prepare for CLAT 2023 Quantitative Techniques Section

Preparation Tips for CLAT 2023 Legal Reasoning Section

Tips to Prepare for English Language Section of CLAT 2023

CLAT Preparation and Study Time Table for 60 Days

Popular Colleges Accepting CLAT Scores for Law Admissions

Enlisted below are some of the finest colleges that accept CLAT scores for law admissions. Applicants can either click on the links to directly apply for admission or dial the toll-free number 1800-572-9877 to get assistance from experts. You are also free to fill the Common Application Form.

College Name


Raffles University

Neemrana, Rajasthan

The ICFAI University

West Tripura, Tripura

Jain University

Bangalore, Karnataka

Mody University

Sikar, Rajasthan

GITAM Institute of Management

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Kalinga University

Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Galgotias University

Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Bennett University - School of Management

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

The Faculty of Law, ICFAI University

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Alliance University

Bangalore, Karnataka

Check the Detailed List of Colleges Accepting CLAT Scores here!

Also Read: CLAT 2023 Important Topics: Subject Wise Weightage

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