How to Prepare for Current Affairs and GK for CLAT 2022

Earlier CLAT GK pattern was simple. There were 50 questions which came from static general knowledge, current affairs and legal GK.

When CLAT was introduced in 2008, the paper used to carry equal weightage on Static G.K and Current Affairs. The paper tests the student based on the knowledge of the historical and contemporary affairs of the country and the world. However, this trend changed. In 2013 G.K paper was divided equally which half consisted of current affairs. This trend did not stop here, gradually the number of questions kept increasing till 2016 when it was anywhere between 32-40 marks.

Things got very interesting in 2017 when except one question the entire GK. The section consisted of current affairs. While it cannot be said with absolute certainty that it will be repeated, it says a lot about the changing trends and inclination towards current affairs.

In 2020, CLAT paper will consist of around 32-35 Current Affairs / Gk questions based on comprehension. There will be around 5 questions in each passage. Passages can be from economics, politics, law or social issues.


  1. This section is the fastest to solve and fetches the highest marks.
  2. You can join Online coaching for CLAT 2022 for CLAT preparation.
  3. The total time should be between 8-12 minutes for average candidates.
  4. It helps in pacifying the otherwise lack of time to solve other sections of the paper.
  5. With proper preparation, candidates should aim to score anywhere between 28-32 marks in the section to gain a competitive edge.
  6. How to prepare for current affairs and general knowledge?
    There are a few things that a candidate must keep in mind while preparing for this section.

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Discipline: The biggest factor in the preparation of General Knowledge is discipline. You cannot skip three weeks of preparation and hope to cover it, remember, the course is already shaped like a mountain. Keep a slow and steady pace during your preparation.

Yearbook: So all these yearbooks have the same content? Good. This means that the content is important and you have to go through them. Studying a yearbook is important, it not only covers important events of the previous year, it all helps you to prepare for steady GK from a single book.

Newspaper: Make a habit of reading news every morning. While you're at it, read the editorial section too. It will help you build your vocabulary as well as keep pace with the world. Don't read any newspaper, read good editors like Statesman/Hindu/Telegraph etc.

Notes: It is important that you prepare notes for this section. Whenever you read GK, keep your copy and pen handy and write down the important points. Think of it as quality revision as well as an insurance to better retain the facts. Check out how to prepare for CLAT 2022.

Revision: General Knowledge is an endless field and if you manage to read everything, there is a good chance that you will forget it completely or partially. You will get marks in both of these.

key points

  1. It is recommended to watch one hour news daily to know about the daily happenings of the world. Please don't waste time in prime time debates, instead, watch Doordarshan news or Akashvani news.
  2. It is advisable to read a good national daily thoroughly and maintain notes for each day.
  3. While reading, pay special attention to the editorial sections as they are based on the candidate's current affairs and polished vocabulary.
  4. A good journal like Competition in Focus or Outlook can be referred on a monthly basis, in short, for matters of the month.
  5. Make bullet-point notes to revise later.
  6. Maintain a steady preparation plan of 2-4 hours daily for at least 1.5 months.

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