# Jul 30, 2022 by Harshita Nandal

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Meenal Jain secured AIR 2 in CLAT 2022 and also AIR 1 in AILET 2022 for NLU Delhi. CLAT 2022 was held on 19th June & result was declared on 24th June . In this interview Meenal discusses her examination strategies, Mock test and some important books, that the students can follow who are preparing for CLAT examination.

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Harshita : Congratulations Meenal on achieving this feat, During the preparation did AILET AIR 1 & CLAT AIR 2 ever came across your mind?

Meenal : No, neither seemed realistic at that time. It was a pleasant surprise to see the results.

Harshita: There are different fields after 12th, what motivated you to make a career in law?

Meenal: I chose Humanities because of an interest in the subjects, it was simply an extension of that and of reading about the field and what it entails.

Harshita: Was this your first attempt at CLAT? When did you start preparing for the law entrance exams and what strategies you use in particular for your preparation?

Meenal : Yes, it was my first attempt. I started preparing about a year ago and preparation mostly consisted of strengthening the basics and analysis of mocks.

Harshita : Choosing the right Books and Preparation material have always been a concern for many students preparing for CLAT. So according to you which are some of the best books for preparation that you recommend for CLAT 2022 for each of the 5 sections and overall?

Meenal : There are no particular books, just revising the basics of law from any material for sections besides Gk. And newspaper and different sources depending on the topic for GK

Harshita: What advice would you like to give the future CLAT aspirants & share with us the strategies you used to stay motivated on your exam days.

Meenal: Majorly, just stay focused, and even if you feel demotivated keep on doing whatever you have planned for the day. Clat requires speed and comprehension together, so regular mocks are important.

Harshita : What is the ideal time to start taking mock Tests & What role do mock tests play in CLAT Preparation? What were your strategies in particular towards mock tests?

Meenal : As soon as possible. Even if all the topics are not covered, attempting mocks gives an idea of which area to strengthen and how to strengthen it.

Harshita: Mocks are important for CLAT because attempting a variety of mocks (different difficulty levels) prepares you and helps you build a strategy for the actual paper.

Meenal : I gave mocks regularly, and apart from mock to mock analysis, grouped together 3-4 mocks to identify the weak areas. This helped me pull up the score in most sections.

Students preparing for CLAT must go through the below CLAT Exam Pattern to start their preparation:

CLAT Exam Pattern for UG: 

The CLAT Exam Pattern in brief:



Mode of Examination


Exam Duration

2 hours


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

Type of Question


Total No. of Questions


Total Marks

150 marks

Negative Marking

0.25 for each wrong answer

Language of Paper

English only


CLAT Subject Wise Weightage:


No. of Questions


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



CLAT Marking Criteria:

Marking Criteria

Correct Answer


Incorrect Answer




About Author

Harshita Nandal
Harshita Nandal

Harshita Nandal has worked as a Creative head in Mitrakshar, University of Delhi. She has done her Graduation from the University of Delhi in English Honours. In her free time, she prefers to play the guitar, take short walks in between work and loves to watch Korean dramas. Currently, she is an author at Educere India to fulfil the desire of her passion for writing.