CLAT 2023: Last week preparation tips to ace national level law entrance exam

In the last few days of CLAT 2023 exam, candidates should study smartly and avoid wasting time on less important sections.

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Damini Aggarwal | Dec 13, 2022 - 4:27 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will conduct the CLAT 2023 exam on December 18, 2022, from 2 pm to 4 pm at the designated centres across the country. Around 60,000 candidates are expected to participate in the national level law entrance exam, CLAT 2023.

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With only a few days left for the examination, candidates should start preparing themselves for the exam day. The CLAT preparation in the last week should largely be confined to revising important topics and practicing the sample papers and previous year question papers.

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Last week preparation tips for CLAT 2023

Here are some preparation tips for CLAT 2023 that will help the candidates prepare for the examination in the last week.

  • Till now, CLAT exam pattern and syllabus would be clear to everyone who is participating in the exam. Candidates should also know the sectional division of marks to concentrate more on areas with high marks.

  • Since the legal reasoning and current affairs section carries 50% of the syllabus, it is practical to devote more hours such as 3-4 hours of the day to practicing these two sections and avoid losing any marks in it.

  • English language and logical reasoning should also be given at least 1-2 hours daily as it carries 40% of the weightage in CLAT exam 2023.

  • People who are good at quantitative techniques can skip it to the last day and concentrate on other sections while preparing for CLAT 2023.

  • It is advised to avoid learning something new in the last days of exams and revise the topics already studied in the last few months.

  • The maximum time of the day should be devoted to practising and solving the mock test papers and getting hands over the paper attempting speed and marking scheme.

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How was CLAT last year?

As per the previous year CLAT exam analysis, the question paper was moderate to difficult. Most of the students said that the question paper was very lengthy, and it was difficult to attempt it within two hours. Therefore, candidates appearing in CLAT 2023 should prepare themselves for a lengthy paper, and focus on time management.

Candidates can make use of the CLAT previous year exam analysis to focus on important areas.

CLAT previous year exam analysis


Level of Difficulty

Important topics covered in previous year



3 reading comprehensions out of 6 were easy based on day-to-day familiarity but another 3 were a little technical.

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge


Passages were based on Drone rules, 2021, Science and technology, SAGAR mission, ISRO, etc.

Legal Reasoning

Easy-moderate but lengthy

Passages were based on Monism and dualism, Special Marriage Act, Contract Act, Bigamy and Constitution

Logical Reasoning


Critical reasoning, passages based on the Child Offences Act, and the COVID-19 outbreak

Quantitative Techniques

Moderate but tricky

Ratio and proportion and percentage

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