CLAT Topper Interview 2022: Rishabh Shivani AIR 1

# Jul 23, 2022 by Harshita Nandal

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CLAT Topper Interview 2022: Rishabh Shivani AIR 1

Rishabh Shivani secured AIR I in CLAT 2022. CLAT 2022 was held on 19th June & result was declared on 24th June . In this interview Rishabh discusses his examination strategies, Mock test and some important books, that the students can follow who are preparing for CLAT examination.

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Here are the excerpts from the Interview:

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

Rishabh: It did come to my mind (obviously it was just a dream during my preparation days but in the end I was confident that if everything goes well, it’s a possibility)

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

Rishabh: I am really into debating, MUNs etc and that led me towards reading about the law and gaining an interest in it.

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

Rishabh: this was my first attempt at CLAT (I did take the 2021 paper for practice though)

• I started preparing from October 2020

• As for strategies, I was just consistent with my mock tests and my GK prep. I gave a lot of mock tests so that exposed me to a lot of variety which ultimately helped in the actual paper

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?

Rishabh: I think that the coaching material is sufficient and aspirants don’t need to buy any other books. Mock tests are the best prep material for clat in my opinion

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

Rishabh: I would advice the 2023 and 2024 CLAT takers to be ready for the unexpected because every year there is a surprise element in the paper

• Try to improve the basic skills such as speed, comprehension etc so that whatever may be asked, one is able to tackle that

• Do not get disheartened by your mock scores as they aren’t a reflection of your competency and your actual CLAT score

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

Rishabh: I think mock tests should be started from the first week itself because there is no set syllabus for clat (its just an aptitude based paper)

• I didn’t have any specific strategy towards mock tests but I did try different sequences of attempting the paper so that I get to know what’s best for me so that I can optimize

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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.