Best time to prepare for CLAT 2020
Manashjyoti, 21 Aug 2019, #CLAT
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Best time to prepare for CLAT 2020 - Preparing for an exam like CLAT is no walk in the park. For one the large number of test takers, more than 50, 000 every year, make it very competitive. Second, CLAT is considered to be more difficult than most exams worth their salt. So, simple exam preparation may not cut it. Many CLAT aspirants even want to know whether there is a best time to prepare for CLAT 2020. Now the answer to a question like what is the “best time to prepare for CLAT 2020” is not an easy one, as each student is mentally and physically different. Still we have done some research on this topic and tried to come up with some answers, as to what is the best time to prepare for CLAT 2020.

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CLAT National University Of Study And Research In Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will take over the responsibility of conducting CLAT 2020. The exam will be conducted in pen-and-paper based mode. Application form of CLAT 2020 will open tentatively in the 2nd week of January.

What is the best time to prepare for CLAT 2020?

  • If one goes through the syllabus of CLAT, one would see that questions for 5-year integrated law program are asked from five sections; refer the syllabus section below.

  • If you look closely, the syllabus covers a gamut of topics from English to aptitude to general mathematics.

  • Now to get a good score, and consequently a good rank, one needs to do well in all of these sections.

  • If the candidate is strong in all of these sections, then he or she may need less time to complete the syllabus. Consequently, even if they start their CLAT 2020 preparation late, they can catch up.

  • Alternately, if the candidate is weak in any of the sections, he/she will need more time to complete the syllabus. In fact, the more the number of weak areas, more time will be needed to complete the syllabus.

  • Generally speaking, one should ideally have a years time to prepare for CLAT 2020. This way the candidate will have enough time to do deep reading of all the important topics.

  • As part of one’s preparation, one must solve CLAT sample and previous years’ question papers. This will help the candidate identify his or her weak areas, and thus plug the gaps.

  • CLAT mock tests are also all the rage these days, as they give a exam-like situation for the candidate to do a dry run before the D-day.

  • As for what is the best time to prepare for CLAT, morning hours are considered the most productive. So the candidate, unless a night owl, might consider not staying up until late in the night.

CLAT exam pattern 2020

When preparing for CLAT 2020, the candidate needs to consult the exam pattern of CLAT 2020 as this will give the candidate proper direction. In fact, the exam pattern may also guide the candidate in deciding the best time to prepare for CLAT 2020.

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CLAT 2020 exam pattern

  • The exam will be of 2 hour duration and offline-based

  • Question type will be MCQ for undergraduate. The PG paper will in addition also have subjective questions.

  • The postgraduate paper will have 100 objective and 2 (two) subjective questions, while undergraduate test will have 200 objective questions only

  • The language of the paper will be English only.

  • Each objective question will carry 1 mark, while for incorrect attempt 0.25 marks will be deducted.

  • The undergraduate (BA LLB) test will include questions from five sections - English, Mathematics, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, and Legal Aptitude.

CLAT 2020 Syllabus

Like the exam pattern, the syllabus is also a crucial part of exam preparation, as contains information on subjects covered number of questions, and also weightage carried by various sections. It must be noted that CLAT syllabus is different for UG and PG courses.

CLAT Syllabus 2020 - BA LLB programme


Number of Questions


English and comprehension



Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)



General Knowledge and Current Affairs



Logical Reasoning



Legal Aptitude






CLAT Syllabus 2020 - LLM programme



Number of Questions



Constitutional Law




Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.






Subjective type questions:

The paper will also have subjective questions of 50 marks - two essays of 25 marks each. Word limit for each essay is 800 words. The topics could be law and contemporary issues.

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exam date of clat & colleges for gate

thomas joy 11th Dec, 2019
Hi Ruchika,
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), for the asmission of Law courses is conducted by NLU's
For CLAT 2020 the important dates are
  • Application opening -Jan,1 2020
  • Application closing- 3rd week of April
  • CLAT Admit card- 2nd week of may 2020
  • CLAT Exam- May 10 ,2020

some of the Top colleges in India accepting GATE score are
  • NITK, Surathkal
  • GNDU, Punjab
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT, Madras
  • Cillege of Engineering, Pune
  • PSG College of Engineering, Coimbatore
  • Bahra University
  • BIT, Coimbatore
  • OPJU , Chattisgarh
  • SKP, Tamilnadu
  • DIET, west Bengal
  • KCET, Punjab
  • VIT, Vellore
  • Delhi Technological University
  • Indian institute of Engineering shibapur

Hope you get it, please do comment If you have any doubts.
Thank you

How can I give CLAT after failing NEET?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 11th Dec, 2019


Yes, you must fulfill the eligibility criteria for CLAT to be eligible to appear for CLAT and the eligibility criteria is that a candidate must have passed 10+2 or it's equivalent from a recognised board or university. Candidates belonging to general category must have passed with atleast 45% aggregate and candidates belonging to SC/ST must have atleast 40% aggregate in 10+2.

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clat paper hindi me bhi hota h kya

Sanjay Khandelwal 11th Dec, 2019
CLAT common law admission test is conducted for law entrance exam. The exam is conducted in offline mode. The paper comes is in English. Paper doesn't come in Hindi or any other regional language. So, Hindi is not an option here. You have to give the exam in English only.

clat paper hindi me hota h kya

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 11th Dec, 2019
The Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is an offline entrance exam conducted by NLUs in India. CLAT paper doesn't come in Hindi. CLAT paper is conducted in English only. There are around 2500 for UG and 720 for postgraduate (NLUs only) through CLAT.

whose branch of carrier lancher is the best in Delhi for clat 2020

Sanjanaleekha 9th Dec, 2019

Hi there,

Career launcher has many branches in Delhi one of its main branch is in Connaught place, for preparation of CLAT 2020 you can also go through the previous year CLAT question paper for analysing the previous year paper pattern which can be accessed here,

If you want to prepare for CLAT 2020 yourself then also we have compiled a list f books which you can refer for your CLAT preparation,

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