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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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 -
Name of exam
CLAT UG 2020
Multiple Choice questions
Total number of questions
200 questions of one mark each
0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
General Knowledge and Current affairs
CLAT PG 2020
Multiple choice questions and subjective questions
Total number of Multiple Choice questions
0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
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:
100 questions of one mark each
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.
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
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 -
Time to be given
You can refer to the books given below.
Word Power Made Easy
Read the daily newspapers, also refer the following booklist.
Manorama Year Book
India Year Book
You can refer to the books given below -
Universal’s CLAT Guide
Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj
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
2 per day
Analyze the mock test after solving.
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.
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.
Candidates may choose any one of the newspapers given below -
The Indian Express
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.
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.
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.
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.
No, there is no age limit for appearing in both CLAT UG and PG 2020.
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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For Lsat preparation the minimum time one should give is approx 120-150 hours in a 2-3 month period. Some students who wants to top and get best spends 250-300 hours.
And also it depends on your catching power that how you grab the things and in how much time.
If you are not able to give this much time and you only have 10 hours to give per week so you should start alot earlier.
For CLAT PG, the subjects that are covered are Constitution, Jurisprudence, Tort, Criminal law, Administrative law, IPR, Contract and Public International law. All these subjects are important for answering subjective and objective type of questions. Few books that can help you are:
Constitution book by V.N.Shukla
Constitution book by J.N. Pandey
Multiple Choice Questions on Constitution of India
Jurisprudence and Legal theory by V.D.Mahajan
Studies in Jurisprudence and legal theory by N.V.Parajape
Decoding the Jurisprudence
Law of Torts by B.M.Gandhi
IPC bu K.D.Gaur
Law of Contract and Specific Relief
Text book on International law by Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh
You can also benefit from the previous sample papers available at: https://law.careers360.com/download/sample-papers/clat-pg-question-paper-and-answer-key-2019?icn=exam-view&ici=exam-view_related-ebook-samplepaper
Arhan, CLAT syllabus has been changed and to give you a gist of the changed syllabus, the no. of questions asked will be reduced from 200 to 120/125 but the time duration will be the same. If you pay attention to the smallest but most important things, you can easily score good marks.
English: There will be no more direct vocabulary questions. This section will have 40 questions and each carries 1 mark. This section will test your vocabulary and grammar. Reading newspapers on a regular basis will improve your word base and vocabulary.
GK: Static GK will be removed and only your knowledge on current affairs will be tested. This section consists of 50 questions and each question carries 1 mark. Questions will be asked from Current affairs and Static General Knowledge like History, Geography and Sciences. This is the most easiest section if you can read newspapers daily.
Mathematics: Only DI based questions. This section carries 20 marks and is based on Class 10th Mathematics. Constant practise of basic Mathematics is the key. You should practise quantitative aptitude questions like Percentages, Numbers and number systems, Time and work. Time Speed and Distance, Co-ordinate Geometry, Trigonometry and Probability
Logical Reasoning: More emphasis on critical reasoning questions. There will be 40 questions asked, each carrying 1 mark. The questions might include topics like Family tree, Syllogisms, Coding and Decoding, Arrangements and Critical Reasoning. Out of 40, you should atleast aim to answer 35 questions.
So do help us which section exactly do you want us to help you with.
The prescribed application forms are either available online or from the local authorities, i.e. the Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Tehsildar's office/Revenue Department/District Collector's Office, or any other authority as specified in the State/UT of your residence. You will be required to produce proof of continuous residence in the State/UT for a specified minimum period, or that of holding land in the State/UT, depending on the rules in the State/UT concerned. Documents for proving your identity, attestation of the form by officers with the necessary authority, school certificates and the Tehsil Enquiry Report may also be required.
Documents required for obtaining domicile certificate:-
roof of residence-license, voter card,etc.
2-Proof of his Birth- birth certificate, school certificate, or 10th or 12th marks.
two latest passport size photographs
4-Proof of identity-voter card, Aadhar card, Driving license, and others as specified by the State Government.
Hope this will help,please feel free to ask if you have any further queries.
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