How to get a high rank in CLAT 2019
Sonali.jolly, 17 Apr 2019, #CLAT
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How to get a high rank in CLAT 2019 - Are you a Law aspirant? Is your dream college a National Law University? Are you struggling with CLAT 2019 preparation? Do you want to secure a high rank in CLAT 2019? Well, you have planned the destination for yourself, and we will help you with the journey. The Common Law Admission Test  or CLAT is one of the most difficult entrance examinations in India. But no examination is difficult if you put your heart and soul into it. To get a high rank in CLAT 2019, the preparation phase can be broken down into different fragments. The most important fragment is to have an insight of the examination and the syllabus. Next step towards securing a high score in CLAT,  is dividing the syllabus into heads and subheads followed by a preparation strategy for each subject. This article will summarize CLAT 2019 for you and will help you plan a preparation strategy to score high in CLAT. Careers360 has also analysed the tips and tricks which will help you secure a high rank in CLAT 2019.

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CLAT 2019 Syllabus and Exam Pattern 



● No age limit


● Class XII or equivalent

● Minimum 45% marks in qualifying examination (GEN)

● Minimum 42% marks in qualifying examination (SC/ST)

Examination Mode


Language of Examination





English and Comprehension


General Knowledge and Current Affairs




Legal Aptitude


Logical Reasoning


Duration of the Examination

120 minutes

Number Of Questions


Marking Scheme

● One mark for each correct answer

● 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer

Preparation Tips from Experts on how to get a high rank in CLAT 2019 

To secure a high rank in CLAT 2019, one should have a rock solid preparation strategy. Anything and everything that can go wrong should be taken into consideration while preparing for the examination. Let us now read about what the experts’ suggestions are.

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Expert suggests Phase-wise preparation for securing a high rank in CLAT 2019

Rajneesh Singh, a CLAT mentor says that there are three phases for preparation for CLAT 2019

Phase I- developing conceptual clarity and the confidence to solve any type of question that can be asked in the exam.

Phase II- Developing speed and accuracy. Expert suggests that while solving a mock test one must try to solve a section in the minimum duration possible but with maximum accuracy. Rajneesh Singh indicates that the accuracy should be brought to 80-85%.

Phase III- Solving mock tests regularly and simulating exam conditions during mock tests. Analyse the outcome of mock tests.

“We often fall because, not knowing how to walk, but not knowing which way to choose”

When your goal is to get a higher rank in CLAT and not merely qualifying, it is very important that you choose the right study material. With commercialisation and new age marketing strategies, every book on a shelf looks utilitarian. But that is seldom the case. You need books which will not only help you clarify your concepts but will also prepare you for a range of questions that can be asked from a topic. Careers360 has collated a list of books suggested by CLAT experts. Refer to the table below for details of the books.

Expert Recommended Books for CLAT Preparation



English and Comprehension

● High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin

● Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

● English is Easy by Chetananand Singh

● Objective General English by RS Aggarwal

● Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

● India Year Book

● Competition Success Review

● Pratiyogita Darpan

● The Hindu Newspaper

● Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2019

● Lucent’s General Knowledge

● Manorama Year Book

● The Indian Express Newspaper

● Hindustan Times

● The Telegraph Newspaper


● Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal

● Class I-X NCERT Textbooks

Legal Aptitude

● Bare Acts of Indian Constitution

● Universal’s CLAT Guide

● Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj

● LexisNexis Butterworths

Logical Reasoning

● Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

● Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

● Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

Pave your way to success by taking Mock tests

Experts have time and again emphasized on the importance of mock tests to secure a high rank in CLAT 2019.

“A law aspirant should work on shortcomings and honing strengths further. He/she needs to understand that appearing in mock tests without seriousness will lead an aspirant nowhere. It is an indispensable part of the process,” says Siddharth Dey faculty CLATapult.

Mock test not only familiarize the candidate with online mode of examination, but also improves their test skills. It provides an exam like environment and thorough analysis of mock test result will yield good result in the real examination.

What is CLAT 2019?

The Consortium of National Law Universities conducts a common entrance test for admission into the most elite law schools of India. CLAT 2019 is the entrance test for admission in the 22 National Law Universities. CLAT 2019 will be conducted on May 26, 2019.

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Is CLAT entrance exam is sufficient to get seat in LLB banglore university?

Alok Mishra 19th Nov, 2019


If your query is related with doing 5-year BALLB program being offered at University Law College (ULC) I must say no. Because it has its own admission process. Basically, CLAT is an entrance exam for taking admission in NLUs. Eligibility Criteria for ULC's BALLB can be checked by following the link given:

I hope it helps!


kya 6 month me clat crack ho jayega? please answer

Shareef 19th Nov, 2019
It really depends on your Own Interest. If you focus on the things for best happening, you can definitely  crack CLAT examination.
Let me suggest you few tips,
  • Firstly make a timetable according to your comforts
  • Make a daily goals. It says you should complete this much of syllabus till this time
  • Go for weekend Tests
If you know the syllabus then that's fine. If not please refer the link mentioned here, it will help you out with the best books for preparation.

clat ki study ke liye kitne month ka time sufficient hai...? please answer

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Bablu

Every other person has a different brain which works in different frequencies.

What I can study in 10 hours, maybe you can study in 2.

So this is really irrelevant.

But still to answer your question, according to some statistics, a good amount of 4–5 hours a day can help you get into a tier 1 college, but those hours should be with complete dedication and for 5-6 months.


how much Marks should candidate score to clear clat for NLU jodhpur?

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Tanvi

It depends upon the Reservation Category and all. Considering General, you must need a rank of 120-140 for the admission. These were the last year cutoffs.

For more information on Cutoffs and all :


I score 56% in BA graduation degree and i am in general category. Now i am able to give CLAT exam and get admission in NLU?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

CLAT is for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. For CLAT PG, you should possess a Bachelor's degree in Law. But because your highest qualification is BA and that is not a law degree, you are not eligible for CLAT PG. But now talking about CLAT UG, you need to have completed your 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 45%. It is 45% for General Category and 40% for Reserved Categories. As there is no upper age limit for CLAT, you can appear for CLAT UG. Not based on your BA qualification but based on your 12th qualification. For more information, please visit our page at:

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