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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I cant understand MHT CET . Is this different from CLAT? and which is easy to prepare only in one month ? and AILET also i cant understand properly

Sanjanaleekha 15th Dec, 2019

Hi there,

If you are willing then it is not difficult to prepare for CLAT or AILET in just one month, You need to focus on current affairs and recent legal development in the country, also brush up your english language and comprehension, also study and analyse the exam pattern and previous year question papers. MH CET is a bit easy than CLAT mainly because the number of students who sit for CLAT are more than MH CET. I have attached the link to the exam pattern of CLAT and AILET for your reference,




best coaching institute for clat exam in west delhi

Kanupriya Gupta 15th Dec, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

For admission into undergraduate and postgraduate(PG) law courses offered at NLUs and other colleges/universities accepting exam scores, the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam that is present. These are the colleges that accept CLAT :National Law School of India University, Bangalore,National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad,The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, National Law Institute University, Bhopal, National Law University, Jodhpur, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Chanakya National Law University Patna National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

The CLAT Eligibility for five-year Integrated courses is that the candidates should have completed 10+2 or equivalent examination for national or state board of education. They should have also obtained a minimum 45% marks if belonging to General/ Other Backward Class (OBC) / Specially-abled categories and, 40% marks if belonging to Scheduled Class (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories.

Coaching is a very fine idea for the preparation of the CLAT exam. In New Delhi, the following are coaching centres:

1. Success Mantra

2.Ease Vidya- Success Mantra

3.Edu Mentor Educational Services Pvt. Ltd.

4.Clear Exam by Success Mantra

5.Maansarovar Law Centre

6.Smart Prep Eduction Pvt. Ltd

7.Knowledge Nation Law Centre


9.Vidhiwise(one stop solution)

Hope this helps. All the best !


please one month strategy for CLAT

KISHORE LOHRA 15th Dec, 2019

Dear Prachi Nema

Ready for the challenge?

Then let's do IT.

1) Devote 2 hrs daily for 5 days for any recent monthly current affairs magazine (Just go through it, don't make notes)

In 30 days you'd finish 6 months current affairs.

2) Solve 1 previous year paper on every odd day (1st, 3rd etc)

Skip the current affairs part.

In 30 days you'd solve 15 papers.

3) On even days, analyse you weaker areas and work on them.



which coaching institute is best for one month crash course of CLAT in jabalpur (M.P) ?

Himanshu 15th Dec, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test and if you have decided to build your career in Law then scoring good marks in CLAT and securing a seat in some good college of the country. For preparations yes you can do a crash course as from 2020 onwards CLAT exam is conducted offline and here are the list of few coaching centres for crash course of CLAT in Jabalpur:

  • Law Coaching Classes
  • T.I.M.E
  • IMS Jabalpur
  • Career Launcher (Purchasing Mock-Test Series only)

Hope this information is helpful.
Have a great day!


can i go through coaching class of CLAT only for one month ?

Ameya Narendra Parkar 15th Dec, 2019
Dear Prachi,
I would like to tell you that it depends on the coaching classes.
If coaching classes are ready to take you for a month then you can otherwise I'm afraid you can't.
You need to talk to coaching classes for this matter.
Also there are questions paper and books available in market for preparation of Examination.

I hope this information helps you

All the best
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