How to Clear CLAT 2021 Exam in the First Attempt

How to Clear CLAT 2021 Exam in the First Attempt

A lot of candidates feel nervous when they think about clearing the CLAT exam, especially on the first attempt. It is right that there are many misconceptions like the CLAT examination can’t be cleared at the first attempt which is not true. Yes! It takes so much effort and hard work to crack the CLAT examination as well as a Well-Planned strategy which will help the candidates to clear the CLAT exam in the first attempt.

What’s New in CLAT 2021!

Check out the key changes below.

  • The number of questions was reduced from 200 to 150 for the CLAT UG Admission test.
  • The number of questions was reduced from 200 to 120 for the CLAT  PG Admission test.
  • In the CLAT PG Admission test, candidates had to answer 120 objective comprehension based questions in 120 minutes.

Note: 1 mark will be given for each correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer

First Step to Crack CLAT 2021: Syllabus

Subject Number of QuestionsWeightage in examination
English and Comprehension28-3220%
General Knowledge and Current Affairs35-3925%
Legal Aptitude28-3220%
Logical Reasoning13-1710%

Prepare in Advance to get success 

Well, as per the expert’s guidance you need to get yourself prepared very early to clear the CLAT 2021 examination. You need to start preparing after class XI, it helps you to examine and think about yourself. You can analyze and work on your skills and drawbacks. You will also get time to prepare a well-planned strategy to stand out on your strength.

The main purpose behind conducting the exams is to check the potential and ability of a candidate, and the question papers are made to do so. Therefore, it is very important to understand the basics of all the exams to score good marks.

Prepare Subject Wise 

English and Comprehension – The number of questions is 28-32, and the weightage in the examination is 20% for CLAT 2021 Exam. Right, this is the truth that no one becomes an expert in the language in a single day, it takes time. Newspapers and magazines can be beneficial for preparation, and it really helps to increase your vocabulary on a daily basis.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs – The number of questions are 35-39, and the weightage in the examination is 25% for CLAT 2021 Exam. Sorry to say, It’s the Myth only that there are shortcuts for success in knowledge. Always try to make yourself better than yesterday, keep yourself updated by reading magazines, newspapers, and articles.

Mathematics – The number of questions is 35-39, and the weightage in the examination is 25% for CLAT 2021 Exam. To clear the exam candidates have to deal with basic mathematics only (Upto Class 10th). Solve question papers from previous years to get an idea of what can be asked and analyze the questions

Legal Aptitude  – The number of questions is 28-32, and the weightage in the examination is 20% for CLAT 2021 Exam. If the candidate got a tie on the score, then the candidate who scored more marks in Legal Aptitude will be given preference. So, candidates need to pay special attention to Legal Aptitude.

Logical Reasoning – The number of questions is 13-17, and the weightage in the examination is 10% for CLAT 2021 Exam. This section is designed to examine the ability of a candidate to know patterns and correct illogical arguments.

We all tend to avoid being confronted with our fears. The same applies to the preparation part of an exam. First, we try to take up the easy subjects and finally keep the hard ones. This leaves us in the last months of preparation in a state of panic. You need to put more time and effort into converting a difficult subject into an easy one. Such topics should therefore be dealt with at the start of your preparation. This will increase your trust and give you more time to master the challenging section.

Stay motivated & inspired to clear the CLAT examination in the first attempt

Because if a candidate will not stay motivated then it creates a doubt on your mind whether you can do it or not? Always keep in mind never get affected by what others say to you. You are enough for yourself to decide what is best for you and what should be your strategy to clear the CLAT examination.

Only one thing candidates need to remember  “Be focused and confident on your goals.”

Attempting Mock Test – Everything Become Easier in the Exam

Yes! This feature of this activity generates the difference most. KBE experts will never guide or ask students to attempt unlimited mock tests for preparation. But instead of that candidates first need to create an exam hall environment and then try to attempt mock tests. This helps you remain calm during your real examination in any condition. Never get disappointed if you get bad marks while attempting mock tests despite always trying to analyze your mistakes. So, the next time or in the exam you will not make the same mistakes again & again.

Mind Alert! Time Management 

Right! Right! It is time management which makes the CLAT exam difficult. Candidate keeps the time management in mind and always tries to solve the exam well before the time. Time is an important factor while appearing for CLAT Exam. It can be easily done by practicing the mock paper, which will help to accomplish this.

Yes! Candidates need to stay up to date with current affairs for the vibrant portion of the examination. Develop a reading habit of at least two newspapers daily. Not only will this enhance your overall understanding, but it will also assist you with your vocabulary and understanding abilities.


CLAT is a very energy draining exam and candidates DO NOT get even a minute to relax. Make sure to build your stamina from the start. Don’t indulge in a question too much to have wasted time on other sections/ questions on tough ones. Move from stronger areas towards weaker ones and also, easy ones to tough ones. Follow the well-planned strategies to crack the CLAT Exam 2021 in the First Attempt.

List of NLUs Accepting CLAT 2021 Score

As per the previous iteration of the exam, the following National Law Universities conduct admission to law programs based on CLAT 2021 score:

National Law School of India University(NLSIU), Bangalore

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU), Aurangabad

NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur(MNLU), Nagpur

Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla

National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU), Mumbai

West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences(WBNUJS), Kolkata

Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS) Tiruchirappalli

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam

National Law University, Jodhpur

National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA), Assam

Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur

National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar

National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Odisha

National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna

National Law University, Jabalpur

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