How to Crack CLAT 2019 in first attempt
Sonali.jolly, 17 Apr 2019, #CLAT
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How to crack CLAT 2019 in first attempt - With all the hype and fear created around CLAT, one thinks that cracking CLAT in the first attempt is impossible, but, this is not true. All you need to clear CLAT, is a dream which makes you want to push boundaries and the will to make that dream a reality. Apart from dedication and hard work, to crack CLAT 2019 in your first attempt, you also need a strategy; a strategy that will help you excel. We at careers360, have compiled expert tips and topper tricks to bring you the perfect blend for excellence. We hope that these tips and tricks ensure that you crack CLAT in your first attempt.

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How to crack CLAT 2019 in first attempt?

To crack CLAT 2019 in your first attempt, you should be familiar with the syllabus and the marking scheme. CLAT 2019 is a two hour long, offline examination comprising of 200 multiple choice questions. The test is held annually and its results are valid for a year. Every correct answer is awarded one mark and 0.25 mark is deducted for an incorrect answer.

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How to crack CLAT 2019 in first attempt - Syllabus


Number of Questions

Weightage in examination

English and Comprehension



General Knowledge and Current Affairs    






Legal Aptitude    



Logical Reasoning






“Early is a priceless timepiece owned by the successful”- Johnnie Dent Jr.

If you want to crack CLAT 2019 in your first attempt, you should start your preparation well in advance. Experts advice to start preparing as early as class XI. When you start early, you have the time to analyse and self introspect. You can analyse and evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. It gives you time to work on your weakness, and plan a strategy which allows you to benefit the most from your strengths.

Do not mug up facts if you want to crack CLAT 2019 in your first attempt

The purpose of any examination is to judge the potential of a candidate, and the question papers are designed to do so. Thus, understanding the basics is very important to score good marks in all the examinations.

Subject wise preparation strategy to clean bowled CLAT in your first attempt

“In case of a tie, the candidate having more marks in Legal Aptitude is given preference over others. Therefore, you need to concentrate a bit more on this section” Harsh Gagrani of LegalEdge Tutorials    

  • English- proficiency in a language cannot be built overnight. Thus regular study is a must for english language. Reading a newspaper and a magazine daily will help. Try to learn new words and start using them in your day to day conversations. Candidates can refer to Wren and Martin for Grammar.    

  • Mathematics- this section of CLAT deals with elementary mathematics. Clear the fundamentals     upto Class X. You can refer to NCERT textbooks for the same. 

  • General Knowledge- there is no shortcut to general knowledge. Read newspapers and keep yourself updated with the latest developments. Try to solve the question papers of previous years. Maintain a journal and note down all the important points. Revise these whenever you find time.

  • Legal Aptitude- this is the most important section for a law aspirant. Solve previous years question papers to get an idea about what can be asked and analyse the questions. For legal aptitude section refer to the Indian Constitution.    

  • Logical Reasoning- Logical     reasoning section is designed to test the candidates ability to identify patterns and correct illogical arguments. Again, previous years question papers and mock tests will help understand this part of the question paper.

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do”- Henry Ford

We all have the tendency to avoid facing our fears. The same is applicable with respect to preparation part of an examination. We try to take up the easy subjects first and keep the difficult ones for the end. This leaves us in a state of panic during the last months of preparation. To convert a difficult subject into an easy one, you need to put in more time and effort. Thus, such subjects should be dealt with in the beginning of your preparation. This will boost your confidence and give you more time to master the difficult section.

Stay motivated if you wish to clear CLAT in your first attempt

We often discuss with our peers our preparation strategy and our weaknesses. They tell us about their glorious mock tests and an exceptional preparation strategy. And we end up having sleepless nights and self doubt. Remember, do not get affected by what others do or say. You and you alone can decide what is good for you and what preparation strategy you should adopt. Be confident and calm, stay focused and keep preparing for your goals.

Solving multiple mock tests will take you closer to your dream

Experts cannot emphasize more on the importance of taking as many mock tests as possible. If you want to crack CLAT in your first attempt, try to recreate the exam room environment during a mock test. This will help you stay calm in any crisis situation during your real examination. Also, analyse your mock tests. Do not get disheartened by a bad result in a mock test. Try to find out why you scored less and work on those areas.

Rajendra Khadav of Crack CLAT Tutorials says “ Aspirants need to take as many as 5 to 6 online mock tests in a month during their preparatory days. This will help aspirants in improving their thinking and reacting capability in the stipulated time.”

Harsh Gagrani of LegalEdge Tutorials says “ When mock tests, taken in a simulated environment, replicate the actual CLAT taking experience. It is highly beneficial to the aspirants”.

Speed and accuracy are essential for cracking CLAT in first attempt

Rajendra Khadav of Crack CLAT Tutorials says “An aspirant should take care of increasing the speed and managing time while solving questions so that the test is completed well before time.”

Time is a crucial factor when attempting the CLAT question paper. Candidates should focus on increasing their speed and accuracy. This can be achieved by practicing, solving previous years question papers and mock tests will help achieve this.

Reading newspapers and magazines should be like morning tea for those who aspire to clear CLAT in first attempt

For the dynamic part of the examination, you should keep yourself updated with current affairs. Develop a habit of reading at least two newspapers in a day. This will not only improve your general knowledge but will also help you with your vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Toppers’ advice on how to crack CLAT in your first attempt

Aman Garg, AIR 1, CLAT 2018

Aman Garg shared a few pointers for all the future CLAT aspirants. He said “ Don’t take CLAT for granted as every year the competition is increasing while the exam is raising its bar. Start your CLAT preparations as early as Class 11 as an early bird advantage will always be there. Keep your study sources diversified. Don’t just consult one source material as it would not give you complete information. Keep taking regular mock tests and analyze them with a purpose to improve further. Keep good companies and avoid getting indulged in negative thoughts or people who would disturb your confidence. Keep yourself motivated and build your confidence every day. Balance your studies and take regular breaks to de-stress yourself.”

Shikhar Aggarwal, AIR 6, CLAT 2018

When asked about what advice he would like to give to the future aspirants, Shikhar said “Be calm, be focused. Have faith in yourself; and be free from fear. Don't let a bad mocks demoralize you. Don't get intimidated by what others are doing. What only matters is your performance on the day of the exam, and the effort behind it. Yet, respect fear, for it will keep you grounded.”

Who conducts CLAT?

The Consortium of National Law Universities was established in the year 2017 with the aim of improving the standards of legal education. The consortium conducts Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) which is a doorway to admission to the most prestigious law colleges in India. These National Law Universities are the dream of every student aspiring to have a career in law. CLAT 2019 will be held on May 26. The last date for registration of CLAT 2019 was April 15, 2019.

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I am from class 12th science and I want to get admission in NLU Jodhpur in 2020 what should I do for that. is it necessary to give clat

Shareef 20th Oct, 2019
Yes, ofcourse you should give CLAT entrance exam for Admission.when you are going to take an LLB course, CLAT is a mandatory thing for you.
And the University like NLU one of the top universities doesn't cooperate admissions without CLAT.
Check out the eligibility criteria for Admission,
  • One should be 10+2 passed with 45%
  • SC/ST students must be passed with 40%
  • Maximum age for general candidates is 20
  • maximum age for SC/ST is 22
If you want to know about college and it's details like reviews, placements, fees refer the below provided link.

Which is the best institute for CLAT preparation in Kolkata , is it CLATapult or is it Career Launcher or any other ?

Payal 19th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

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i have completed my graduation with political science in 2019 . May i appear in CLAT UG Exams .

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

clat exam eligibility criteria is candidate need to pass 10+2 course from a recognized university with 45% marks (general category). candidate from any stream can apply for clat ug irrespective of their age, as age criteria has been removed by BCI. so you may apply for clat. hope I have solved your query.


What is clat exam? What are the courses that it includes?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

CLAT is an entrance examination for admission in NLUs(NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITIES) for their undergraduate course . Its an offline-based exam, CLAT is conducted at around 40 centres around the country for admitting candidates to undergraduate law programs in the 21 participating NLUs.

The application form of CLAT 2020 is expected to be released around the 2nd week of January; candidates will have around 3 months time to submit the application form. The admit card of CLAT 2020 will be released around the 2nd week of May. CLAT 2020 will be of 2 hours duration and include 200 multiple-choice questions of 1 marks each; note each incorrect attempt will invite penalty of 0.25 marks.

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