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How to Prepare for CLAT 2022 Without Coaching

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: May 15, 2022 07:57 pm IST | CLAT

CLAT is a popular law entrance exam. Due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, candidates are unable to step out of their homes for CLAT 2022 preparation. Here are a few tips, tricks and books that a candidate can consider to ensure a good score in CLAT 2022 even without coaching.

Preparation for CLAT without coaching

CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is a centralised test that provides admission to 22 National Law Universities (NLU) in India. Besides the NLUs, some leading educational institutes also grant admission through CLAT 2022. The aspirants often prepare for CLAT so as to ensure a bright future in the field of law. Preparation for CLAT 2022 without coaching is a tricky task if the student does not have a clear strategy planned.

With the help of proper management of time and study, it becomes easy for a candidate to crack the CLAT 2022. Discussed at length ahead is a self-study guide of tips, tricks and best books that a student must consider.    

Preparation Tips for CLAT 2022 Without Coaching

It is not difficult to prepare for CLAT 2022 without coaching if the candidate has the right strategy in place. Here are some tips that will help the aspirant in preparing well even without the coaching.

Start Early- Procrastination and keeping things for the end should be completely avoided by the candidate preparing for CLAT 2022. An individual must have sufficient time at his hands for preparation as well as revision of the syllabus. Starting early is the best plan that an aspirant must not ignore. With enough time at hand, the candidate will get to study the entire syllabus in-depth, revise it and practise through the mock tests of CLAT 2022.

Make a Plan- Chalking out a plan and structuring it out in the paper is very essential. With a proper plan in place, the process of implementation becomes easier and clearer. The plan formulated should cater to the needs and comfort of the student. For instance, if a candidate is comfortable studying at night, he/she should distribute more study hours for the nighttime.

Know your Syllabus- Knowing the syllabus and exam pattern for CLAT 2022 is a must. With wrong or insufficient information about the exam pattern and the syllabus of CLAT 2022, the performance and preparation of the candidate get deeply affected. The candidate is required to go through and comprehend the syllabus and exam pattern before starting or sketching the actual preparation plan.

Revision- Studying right and revising enough is very crucial for the students preparing for CLAT 2022 without coaching. CLAT 2022 syllabus is immense and without sufficient revision, a candidate might forget a thing or two before the actual exam. The aspirants are advised to maintain a notebook for writing the key or essential information that they might want to revisit before the CLAT 2022 exam.

Practice is the Key- Practice is the key behind every tricky lock of CLAT 2022. The candidate must ensure that he/she is not skipping the mock tests and previous year’s question papers of CLAT 2022 amidst the preparation routine. Through rigorous solving of CLAT 2022 sample papers, previous year’s question papers and mock test, the aspirant will get a hold of the exam pattern and his/her doubts will get cleared. Also through regular study and practice, the candidate will get a clearer picture of the kind of questions that might come in the CLAT 2022 exam.

Right Study Resources- The aspirants are advised to pick only the right study material for the CLAT 2022 preparation. It is important to choose trusted authors and publishers for studies. The aspirant must make sure that the books are as per the latest developments of CLAT 2022. Devoting time to the wrong study material is just wasting the time at hand and it might hamper the final performance of the candidate.

Time Management- CLAT 2022 preparation without coaching requires lots of hard work and time management. If a candidate has recognised his/her strengths and weaknesses, he/she should manage the time accordingly. In the chaos of preparation without coaching for CLAT 2022 the aspirant must ensure that he/she is not devoting the entire time to studies. It is very vital to take breaks between the studying session as it will help in keeping the mind fresh.

Stay Optimistic- The candidate appearing for CLAT 2022 is required to have a positive outlook as the thoughts will end up reflecting on the CLAT preparation of the candidate. With an optimistic approach, a candidate would not get room for doubts and negativity which will save him/her a lot of time for study and rejuvenation.

Also Read: CLAT 2022 Preparation and Study Time Table for 60 Days (2 Months)

Section-wise Preparation Tips for CLAT 2022 Without Coaching

A candidate can also go through the section-wise preparation for the CLAT 2022 to ensure admission to the top law colleges of India. CLAT 2022 covers sections of Legal Reasoning, English Language, Current Affairs, Quantitative Techniques and Logical Reasoning. Here is how you can prepare for each of the aforementioned sections.

Tips to Prepare for CLAT 2022 Legal Reasoning Section

Tips to Prepare for the English Language Section of CLAT 2022

Tips to Prepare for Current Affairs Section of CLAT 2022

Tips to Prepare for CLAT 2022 Quantitative Techniques Section

Tips to Prepare for CLAT Logical Reasoning 2022

Best Books for CLAT 2022 Without Coaching

Books are the best friend of candidates preparing for the CLAT 2022 without coaching. With the right and apt books, a candidate comes a little closer to cracking the CLAT 2022. Enlisted below are the books that a candidate can consider for preparation without coaching for CLAT 2022.


Name of the Books


  • Word Power Made Easy New Revised & Expanded Edition (English) by Norman Lewis
  • Objective General English (English) by RS Aggarwal
  • The Pearson Guide to the CLAT (English)
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • High School English Grammar & Composition (English) by P C Wren, H Martin

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

  • Lucent's General Knowledge (English)
  • Pearson’s Concise GK Manual
  • Pratiyogita Darpan
  • Competition Review Yearbook

Elementary Mathematics

  • S Chand’s 30 days wonder for Maths
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (English) by RS Aggarwal

Logical Reasoning

  • Analytical Reasoning (English) by M K Pandey
  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • 501 Challenging Logical reasoning Practice Book

Legal Aptitude

  • LST’s Legal Reasoning Module
  • Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning: For CLAT and LLB Entrance Examinations (English)

Also Read: What is a Good Score in CLAT 2022?

Preparing for CLAT 2022 without coaching is not at all difficult if the strategies and moves taken by the candidates are right. In a nutshell, with an apt plan, right study resources, hard work and time management an aspirant can ace the CLAT 2022 even without coaching. In case of any questions, drop your queries in the QnA zone.

For more updates on CLAT 2022, keep visiting CollegeDekho.

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