CLAT Study Timetable 2020
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CLAT Study Timetable 2020 - National Law University, Ranchi will conduct the most coveted law exam of India, CLAT 2020 tentatively in the 4th week of May 2020. CLAT 2020 exam will be conducted for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by participating NLUs. All aspirants preparing for CLAT 2020 will come across the big question - what is an effective CLAT study timetable. So, careers360 has prepared a CLAT study timetable 2020 that the candidate may use to cover all the topics included in CLAT syllabus. The study timetable for CLAT 2020 will ensure the candidate stays focused and completes the CLAT syllabus within time. The CLAT 2020 study time table will also highlight the importance of taking mock tests to brace for the exam. Go through the rest of the article to learn more about CLAT study timetable 2020.

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CLAT Exam Pattern 2020

Before starting the journey one should know how it will progress and where it will take. Candidates preparing for CLAT 2020 must know the exam pattern before anything because a blind shot may not meet the destination. The Consortium of National Law Universities has given the exam patterns and prescribed the syllabus of CLAT UG and CLAT PG. Here we will discuss the exam pattern and topic wise marks distribution of both CLAT UG and PG.

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The complete exam pattern is given in the table below -

CLAT Exam Pattern 2020 - UG Course

Particulars

Details

Name of exam

CLAT UG 2020

Exam type

Multiple Choice questions

Mode

Offline

Exam duration

120min

Total number of questions

200 questions of one mark each

Maximum marks

200

Negative marking

0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

CLAT 2020 UG Course - Topic-wise distribution of marks

Subjects

Marks

English

40

General Knowledge and Current affairs

50

Elementary Mathematics

20

Legal Aptitude

50

Logical Reasoning

40

CLAT Exam Pattern 2020 - PG Course

Particulars

Details

Name of exam

CLAT PG 2020

Exam type

Multiple choice questions and subjective questions

Mode

Offline

Exam duration

2 hours

Total number of Multiple Choice questions

100

Subjective questions

50

Maximum marks

200

Negative marking

0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

CLAT 2020 PG Exam - Topic-wise distribution of marks

CLAT PG exam 2020 will be conducted offline in multiple-choice format and include subjective questions. According to the official website of CLAT, questions will be asked from the topics given below:

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CLAT PG Syllabus 2020

Subjects

Marks

Multiple-choice questions

100 questions of one mark each

Constitutional Law

40

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

60

Subjective questions

2 questions of 25 marks each

Two essays type questions on the topics of law and contemporary issues (800 words each)

(25+25) = 50 marks

Total marks

150

CLAT Study Timetable 2020

After knowing the exam pattern and syllabus candidates should be clear of what they need to study. To start with, candidates should make a study timetable giving 8 to 12 hours each day for their CLAT 2020 preparation. Those who are in class 12th should give at least 5 - 6 hours for CLAT 2020 exam preparation.

Here, you should prepare CLAT 2020 smartly by giving time to each topic according to its weightage in the exam. From the exam pattern, we can understand that in CLAT UG course, some topics carry less weightage of marks than others.

For eg. Elementary maths carries only 20 marks, so one cannot afford to give too much time for this particular topic in solving tough questions. Rather it is a smart way to give more time to topics like legal aptitude, legal reasoning and English.

A study timetable for CLAT 2020 that should be referred by the candidates is given below -

Study Timetable for CLAT UG 2020

Subjects

Time to be given

Remarks

English

1-1.5 hours

You can refer to the books given below.

  • Word Power Made Easy

  • LexisNexis

General Knowledge and Current affairs

2 hours

Read the daily newspapers, also refer the following booklist.

  • GKToday

  • Manorama Year Book

  • India Year Book

Elementary Mathematics

1.5 hours

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Verbal Reasoning

  • Objective Arithmetic

Legal Aptitude

2 hours

You can refer to the books given below -

  • Universal’s CLAT Guide

  • LexisNexis Butterworths

  • Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj

Logical Reasoning

2 hours

Practice questions from the books given below -

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

Mock test

2 per day

Analyze the mock test after solving.

Study Timetable for CLAT PG 2020

Subject/topics

Time to be given

Remarks

Constitutional Law

At least 2- 3 hours

  • Dr. DD Basu's - The Introduction of Constitution

  • Constitutional Law of India by JN Pandey & Bare Act

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

3 - 4 hours

  • Dr. VD Mahajan's Jurisprudence

  • Tort Law: The Law of Torts by Ratanlal and Dhirajlal

Essays on the topics of law and contemporary issues

1 - 1.5 hours

Practice at least 1000 word essay writing within time.

Mock test

2 per day

Analyze the mock test after solving.

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Why reading newspaper is important for CLAT 2020?

Reading newspaper serves many purposes. When we talk about smart preparation, reading the newspaper becomes an inevitable part of study routine for CLAT aspirants. In CLAT 2020 a lot of questions will be asked from topics related to English language, constitutional law, current affairs and general knowledge. The candidate will be able to brush up many elements of these topics just by reading newspapers. Candidates must give at least one hour for reading newspapers.

What newspapers to read?

Candidates may choose any one of the newspapers given below -

  • The Hindu

  • The Indian Express

  • The Telegraph

Important tips to remember -

  • All aspirants should note that, once you have a CLAT study timetable, stick to it. Remember, for highly competitive exams like CLAT 2020, consistency is the key to success. Like CLAT 2019 topper Saumya Singh (AIR 1) says that you have to be consistent because the CLAT 2020 is based on practice. If you stop preparing two-three months before the CLAT 2020 exam, it becomes difficult to crack it.

  • There are many CLAT books in the market, and sometimes it is a bit confusing matter to choose the book list. Find the best books for CLAT 2020, and stick to these for your preparation.

  • Attempting mock tests - Mock tests are a very important part of CLAT preparation. Solving a mock test in a simulated atmosphere is beneficial in many aspects. It will help candidates identify weak points and get familiar with the structure of CLAT 2020 exam. At the same time, analyzing performance of mock tests will help the candidate how to pace the exam, cover different section in time, and learn time management.

For CLAT 2020 aspirants, careers360 has compiled previous year’s CLAT sample paper 2020.

  • Keep a track of all topics that you have covered so far and that are yet to be covered. Revise the topics that you have covered, especially legal terms, constitutional law and General knowledge sections.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CLAT Study Timetable 2020

Question: How much time it will take to prepare for CLAT 2020?

Answer:

It totally depends upon your understanding of subjects. Some candidates who are good in basic knowledge and current affairs will find it easy and hence will take less time, while those starting from the basics will need to give at least 10 months to their preparation.

Question: Which books should I refer for CLAT 2020 preparation?

Answer:

There are a lot of books available in the market for CLAT 2020 preparation. We would suggest you to use only standard books for CLAT 2020 to avoid confusion. There is a list of list of best books for CLAT 2020 you can find it in careers360.

Question: Can I clear for CLAT 2020 without coaching?

Answer:

Remember, hard work is the key to success. So,  Yes! You can definitely clear CLAT 2020 without coaching. Prepare according to your study timetable and give enough time to solving previous years’ paper. When it comes to study material, almost everything is available in online mode. Maybe you just needs to break the coaching myth and adopt a right approach towards CLAT 2020.

Question: Is there any age limit for CLAT 2020?

Answer:

No, there is no age limit for appearing in both CLAT UG and PG 2020.

Question: What educational qualification is required for appearing in CLAT 2020?

Answer:

According to the eligibility criteria, one should be a class 12the pass out with a minimum 45% marks for General category and 40% marks for SC category. One can also give CLAT 2020 while appearing in the board exams.

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Malini S N 15th Jan, 2020

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CLAT exam is for 21 NLU,s all over India .CLAT 2020, the caste certificate needed to be scanned and submited. Sc/St candidates can give the scanned copy , the certificate can be from state goverment , it is not noticed that you need a central government caste certificate.

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