CLAT-UG : Study Plan

CLAT is the most difficult entrance examination for Law Aspirants. Approximately 70,000 students appeared for CLAT every year, a number that keeps on increasing every year. The level of difficulty in the entrance is high, experts advise that with a proper study plan and ample amount of time Aspirants will be able to encounter any sort of difficulties.

The amount of time before your exam is a life-changing period. Do not forget that thousands of Law Aspirants competing for seeking admission in India's Top NLUs for a few seats. Make sure to adhere to the time-table and not waste your time. Plan ahead of time and start preparing honestly.

Our experts at CLATATHON have curated the best Study Plan for CLAT to ease out your preparation. Try to follow all the tips given in the post below and make the best study plan to better succeed in the upcoming CLAT exam.

One of the essential things, before you start planning your schedule, is to know about Syllabus, Exam pattern, Imporatant Books.

CLAT-UG Syllabus

The CLAT-UG shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:

  • English Language
  • Current Affairs, including General Knowledge.
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Techniques 


Go through the CLAT-UG Syllabus

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CLAT UG Exam Pattern

The below table explains the subject-wise weight-age of questions. Before studying any topic.


Number of questions

Percentage weightage

English Language

28-32 questions


Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

35-39 questions


Legal Reasoning

35-39 questions


Logical Reasoning

28-32 questions


Quantitative Techniques

13-17 questions



Go through the CLAT-UG Exam Pattern

What is the Section Wise CLAT Study Plan ?

Many of you may have queries on subject-wise preparation like what are the important topics, what should be focused on more, etc.

Well, go through the subject-wise study plan from the article below and enhance your preparation for the upcoming CLAT-UG 2023 exam.

CLAT-UG : Study Plan for English Language

English is one of the common subjects included in all entrance exams. As per the latest CLAT-UG Exam Pattern, each section includes 450 words passages followed by 4-5 questions. These passages will be taken from historically or con-temporarily important non-fiction and fiction works.

There will be a total of about 28-32 questions under the English section. Around 20% of the CLAT-UG question paper comprises English questions. It would be of the standard of a Class 12 student.

You are mainly tested on proficiency in Vocabulary and Grammar.

. The topics for the English section are comprehension, the transformation of sentences, subject-verb agreement, synonyms, antonyms, one-word substitution, spotting of common errors, and idioms.

. It is crucial to manage time and dictate yourself in improving your English vocabulary to the best of your capability.

. The English Language only comes with practice. Read, Re-Read to improve vocabulary

. Be a voracious reader. Read everything you can lay your hands on.

. Strengthen your grammar. Good Grammar ensures a good score in the English section.

. Try to learn at least 5-10 new words per day and use them in your daily life.

. Understand the usage of the words in sentences.

. Read Newspaper and Editorial columns to improve your vocabulary.

. Practice the cloze test as it has become important for CLAT.

What are the Important Topics in CLAT English?

Go through the important topics that need to be prepared for the English section and plan your preparation accordingly.

 Sentence Correction

 Fill in the Blanks

 Sentence Rearrangement

 Idioms and Phrases

 Comprehension-Based Questions

 Foreign Language Words

 Spelling Check

Check: CLAT-UG English Preparation Tips

Test Series

CLAT-UG : Study Plan for General Knowledge including Current Affairs

CLAT-UG General Knowledge and Current Affairs has 450-word passages that are derived from journalistic papers, newspaper articles or of culture/historical significance. This section tests how aware and knowledgeable the candidates are of the recent events nationally and internationally. To prepare for the section, candidates are advised to read and be updated with recent news and other topics around the world.The GK section includes 35-39 questions from topics like Sports, History, Art & Culture, Economics, and Govt. Policy, Books, Geography, Awards, National & International Events, Organizations, and people,

  • Make a habit of reading the newspaper daily.

  • For current affairs, prefer major newspapers and monthly magazines.

  • Make sure to acquire a sound knowledge of what's happening in the country.

Also, watch the news regularly to stay updated with all the latest issues happening across the globe.

What are the Important Topics in CLAT General Knowledge ?

Given below are some important topics asked for CLAT-UG General Knowledge section.

 Indian & World History


 Science & Technology

 International News

 Government and Politics

 Arts and Literature


 Business and economy

 Awards and Honors

 Sports and Movies

Check: CLAT-UG GK & CA Preparation Tips

CLAT-UG : Study Plan for Legal Reasoning

Legal reasoning continues to be the most important section of CLAT-UG. Important book references for this would be the Constitution of India and the Legal Penal Code. You can refer to books on subjects like “Most commonly used legal terms” and “legal glossary terms”.

. As a law aspirant, you need to have sound knowledge of the most commonly used legal terms. Be thorough with all the Judgements, laws, amendments, constitution articles.

. Also, be aware of important articles in the constitution, IPC, Legal Know-how, important personalities in Law, Right to information, important articles, acts, bye-laws from the CLAT perspective.

Check: CLAT-UG Legal Reasoning Preparation Tips

CLAT-UG : Study Plan for Logical Reasoning

This section basically tests your logical thinking and reasoning ability. Most of the questions are asked from topics like Critical and Verbal Reasoning, Analogies, Number Series, and Fact inference judgment.

Hence, you are advised to allot at least one hour time for preparing all these topics on a daily basis. Also, solve puzzle-related questions and games that demand and logic.

. A good Vocabulary will help you solve this section.

. Try to find the relationship between the two words in the right context.

Check: CLAT-UG Logical Reasoning Preparation Tips

CLAT-UG : Study Plan for Quantitative Techniques

You need not be very good at Quantitative Techniques. Elementary and intermediate level mathematics is all you need to clear this exam.

The primary focus of the CLAT-UG exam will be English, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and GK & CA section. However, if you need to get a good rank you need to brush up your mathematics to score well in this section or you will be left behind.

. Identify the relevant topics and have a clear understanding of each concept.

. Practice previous year's question papers to know the type of questions and the difficulty level.

. Try to analyze your performance after completion of each question paper and improve in weaker areas.

Check: CLAT-UG Quantitative Techniques Preparation Tips

What are the Prerequisites for Making the Best Study Plan for CLAT-UG ?

Firstly,  Aspirant should focussing on your strengths and weaknesses and allocate the time accordingly. Also, making the study plan for the CLAT-UG exam depends on the number of days left for the exam.

Second, divide the topics from most important to least important as per the weightage from each subject.

Third, make sure to distribute all the subjects in your daily plan.

Fourth, ensure to give extra time to the relevant mapping of cases while preparing legal topics.

Fifth, try to review your weak areas and allocate more time to topics that have a scope of improvement.

Sixth, don’t begin your preparation with a tricky and tedious subject.

Seventh, take up the subject or topic that you love the most first and later move to other subjects.

Also, make sure to keep sufficient time for revision at the end of the day.

What are the Prerequisites for Making the Best Study Plan for CLAT-UG?

1. Aspirants should require focussing on your strengths and weaknesses and allocate the time accordingly. Also, making the study plan for the CLAT exam depends on the number of days left for the exam.

2. Divide the topics from most important to least important as per the weightage from each subject.

3. Make sure to distribute all the subjects in your daily plan.

4. Ensure to give extra time to the relevant mapping of cases while preparing legal topics.

5. Try to review your weak areas and allocate more time to topics that have a scope of improvement.

6. Don’t begin your preparation with a tricky and tedious subject.

7. Take up the subject or topic that you love the most first and later move to other subjects.

Also, make sure to keep sufficient time for revision at the end of the day.

What Should I Include in the Daily CLAT-UG Study Plan ?

Remember study plan doesn’t mean 24x7 you need to study. It is very essential to relax and take breaks.

Along with completing the syllabus, the other aspects of preparation such as revision, practicing CLAT Question Papers, attempting mock tests should also be considered while making the study plan.


 Preferred Time Allotment 

Reading Newspaper

45 mins

Topics from Error Log

1 hour


1 hour

Current Legal Knowledge

1 hour


1 hour

Puzzles/Analytical Reasoning

45 mins

Passages & Grammar

1-1.5 hours

Revision for the day and planning for the next day 

1.5 hours

Solve Previous Year Papers

Weekly twice

Practice Mock Tests

Weekly Once


Important CLAT Books for Preparation

Aspirants, who are targeting to appear for CLAT-UG, check out the section-wise list of important CLAT-UG books for preparation:

Important CLAT Books for English

Оbjeсtive Generаl English 

RS Аggаrwаl

The Pearson Guide to the CLAT (English)


Wоrd Роwer Mаde Eаsy

Nоrmаn Lewis

Оbjeсtive Generаl English 

SР Bаkshi

High School English Grammar and Composition Key

Wren & Martin

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

RS Аggаrwаl

English Is Easy

Chetananand Singh

Pocket Guide to Vocabulary


СLАT Guide

Tаtа MсGrаw-Hill

Word Power Made Easy New Revised & Expanded Edition (English)

Norman Lewis

High School English Grammar & Composition (English)

PC Wren, H Martin

A comprehensive study for CLAT & LLB Entrance Examinations- SET, AILET, LSAT by Padma Parupudi and Sirisha Naresh


Important CLAT Books for General Knowledge & Currents Affairs

Manorama Yearbook (English)

General Knowledge (English)

Lucent’s General Knowledge (English)

Pratiyogita Darpan

Pearson’s Concise GK Manual

Competition Review Yearbook 


Important CLAT Books for Legal Reasoning

Legal Awareness Legal Reasoning

AP Bhardwaj

Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance Examinations

AP Bhardwaj

Universal’s CLAT Guide


Legal Aptitude

RK Gupta,Lexis Nexis

Universal's Constitution of India Bare Act with Short Notes



Important CLAT Books for Logical Reasoning

Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT and other Law Entrance Exams

Jain Prateek

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

RS Agarwal

A New Approach to Verbal and Analytical Reasoning


Analytical and Logical Reasoning

RS Agarwal

Logical Reasoning

RK Gupta and Samiksha Gupta

Analytical Reasoning (English)

MK Pandey

501 Challenging Logical Reasoning Practice Book

RS Agarwal

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning

RS Agarwal


Important CLAT Books for Quantitative Techniques

30 Days Wonder for Maths

S Chand’s

Quantitative Aptitude


First Track Objective Arithmetic


Class 10 NCERT book



Exam Day Instruction for CLAT-UG 

Reach the examination centre at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the exam.

. Do not forget to carry important document such as CLAT-UG Admit Card, identity proof which must be produced at the CLAT-UG exam centres on the exam date.

. Do not try cramming up new topics on the day of examination.

. Check the CLAT admit card or hall ticket for the reporting time so that you and plan when to start from your home accordingly.

. Check the seating arrangements if not mentioned in the hall ticket or admit card.

. Read the CLAT question paper instructions carefully before you start attempting them.

. Check if the number of questions and pages are in sync with the instructions provided on the CLAT-UG question papers.

If the current question seems difficult, it is recommended that you must move to the following questions. Later on, you can turn your focus on the unattempted questions.


Q. How much time does it takes to prepare for CLAT?

• With proper study plan and regularly studying each topic can help in preparation for CLAT. Ensure to study each topic from the right book and practice previous year papers for understanding the difficulty level. Also, make sure to attempt the mock test series regularly to analyze preparation levels.

Q. Is the CLAT Exam difficult?

• The difficulty level of the exam depends on the candidate's mindset and preparation levels. If prepared well for all topics, then it is easier to answer any question asked in the exam. Candidates must also ensure not to get tensed while taking up the exam this helps in answering better all questions. The question paper might be lengthy but it depends on how a candidate answers the questions.

Q. Which newspaper is best for CLAT Preparation?

• CLATATHON recommends you The Hindu, The Telegraph and the Times of India Newspapers, which is the best material for the CLAT Preparation of General Awareness section.

Q. How can I improve my accuracy in the CLAT exam?

• Aspirants can easily improve your speed and accuracy in the CLAT Exam by solving as many sample papers as possible. Practicing mock tests would definitely improve your time management skills and problem-solving techniques. So, it is advisable to solve mock tests on a daily basis.

Q. How do I prepare for CLAT at the last minute?

• The last-minute preparation refers to revision and giving a quick glance to all topics. This time is utilized for solving previous year papers, attempting mock tests, and revising each topic from all subjects.