How to get a high rank in CLAT 2020
Updated on Dec 30, 2019 - 4:29 p.m. IST by Shubham Bhakuni
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How to get a high rank in CLAT 2020 - Getting admission to a top National Law University will be a dream for many CLAT aspirants and to realize this, getting a high rank in CLAT 2020 will be the prerequisite. With a changed CLAT exam pattern and changes in other modalities, getting a high rank in CLAT 2020 will require some meticulous preparation and execution on May 10. Looking at the last years’ cut off data of CLAT, we can easily understand that those getting a high rank in CLAT 2020 end up securing seats in NLSIU Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences and some other top Law colleges. So, what it takes to get a high rank in CLAT? The answer lies within the article, to know how to get a high rank in CLAT 2020 read below.

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How to get a high rank in CLAT 2020

The basics for CLAT 2020 remains the same i.e knowing the CLAT syllabus 2020 and understanding the new exam pattern. To secure a high rank in CLAT 2020, candidates are expected to be aware of the changes introduced in exam pattern this year. If getting a high rank in CLAT is the target, candidates must be aware of a few things such as.

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  • What should be the safe score to get a high rank in CLAT 2020?

  • What was the previous year’s cut off in top National Law Universities?

  • How the CLAT papers are designed, i.e level of difficulty, topics covered under, exam pattern etc.

What should be a safe score to get a high rank in CLAT 2020?

Last year, the CLAT topper Saumya Singh got 177.25 marks out of a total of 200. And interestingly, those secured top 49 ranks, got admission to NLSIU Bangalore, the top-ranked law college of India. The 50th ranked, Sonak Eeshan Mahesh opted for NALSAR Hyderabad. Checking the marks of some of the CLAT toppers may answer what could be the safe score to a high rank in CLAT 2020.

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Now, with the questions coming down from 200 to 150, required for securing a high rank will also change, much depending upon the level of exam, the number of students applying for CLAT 2020, individual preparation etc. Anything above 130 is expected to secure a high rank in CLAT 2020.

CLAT previous year cut off for top law colleges (For general category)

How to get a high rank in CLAT 2020 - Preparation tips

CLAT is said to be the toughest law entrance exam and securing a high CLAT 2020 will take some hard work, determination and effort of some level. When it is about how to get a high rank in CLAT 2020? Targeted preparation combined with the practice of solving mock tests may benefit the candidates in multiple ways. Some general preparation tips for securing a high rank in CLAT 2020 are given below.

Always start early to stay ahead!

Preparing for CLAT 2020 is not an overnight job, it takes some time to understand CLAT, so starting early ensures that you are giving yourself enough time to complete the syllabus and also attempting the mock tests. Moreover, by starting in advance, candidates find themselves in a position where they can critically analyse their preparation. The ideal time for CLAT preparation is believed to be the intermediate class, but with good knowledge of basics, one can still clear CLAT in just 5-6 months.

Revise the CLAT important topics on a regular interval

Revision ensures that whatever you are reading/learning, it stays with you. It brings confidence, clarity and ensures that you are up with the topics that you have read so far. Candidates must revise the CLAT important topics for more effective preparation.

Do not forget to attempt mock tests

To sharpen your preparation and ensure effective execution, there is no better way than solving mock tests. Candidates should solve at least 2 CLAT mock tests every day, and then take time for evaluating the mock test and analyzing the outcomes. The importance of mock tests is also validated by last year top rankers. Regarding the utility of solving mock test, Harsh Tomar (AIR-2), 2019 says ‘It prepares you for the d-day. You get into the habit of solving questions in a defined time. But, merely solving mock tests is not enough, you have to analyse them. Rectifying your mistakes is more important’

Check the previous year’s papers

The CLAT syllabus is vast and not exactly defined by the conducting body. So, solving the previous years’ paper not only helps in understanding the exam pattern and exam level but will also help in identifying the topics from which questions will be asked, thus, indirect giving hints to the syllabus of CLAT.

How to get a high rank in CLAT 2020 - Exam day guidelines

The correct execution of CLAT preparation is very important to secure a high rank in CLAT 2020 as the last day becomes the most uneasy day for the aspirants. Some of the CLAT exam day guidelines are given here below.

  • On the day of the exam, do not try to read anything new as that may create confusion and fear of not knowing certain topics.

  • Reach the exam hall within time, at least half an hour before the prescribed time.

  • Never forget to carry your admit card, photo, and valid id proof in the last-minute rush.

  • Keep yourself calm and take the necessary food and water.

  • Attempt the complete test paper but try to avoid the negative marking as it may put clouds on your chances of getting a high rank.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to get a high rank in CLAT 2020

Question: Can I clear for CLAT 2020 without coaching?


Yes. it is absolutely possible to clear CLAT 2020 without coaching, many have already done it in the past. What you need is a determination, hard work and some guide to prepare CLAT 2020 without coaching.

Question: When will CLAT 2020 be conducted?


CLAT 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on May 10, 2020.

Question: What changes are introduced in CLAT exam pattern 2020?


As per the latest CLAT exam pattern 2020, the number of questions are reduced to 150 from 200. Also, cut-off marks have been introduced in CLAT LLM.

Question: Why solving CLAT mock tests are important?


The CLAT mock tests 2020 are extremely helpful in CLAT preparation as it makes the candidate accustomed to actual test paper while giving a review to the qualitative aspect of preparation.

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can we appear the CLAT exam in pursuing the graduation help me

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 28th Jan, 2020

CLAT exam is the entrance examination for admission to both Bachelor and Masters Law programmes. For CLAT UG, you need to have atleast completed your 12th. Now there are also 5 year Integrated Law Courses under CLAT UG and there is no upper age limit for this, But for CLAT PG, you need to have a relevant Bachelor's degree. So in order to study LLM under CLAT PG, you should be a LLB graduate. Now you haven't mentioned your Graduation stream. If it is a non Law course you can appear for CLAT UG and if it is a Law Course, you need to complete your Graduation and then appear for CLAT PG.


please name the books that I prefer for clat 2020 after 12th class of all subjects?

KUNAL LANJEWAR 26th Jan, 2020


CLAT ( Common Law Entrance Test ) is an exam conducted to take admission into the 21 National Law Universities of India and 43 other Educational Institutes. National University of Study And Research In Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will conduct CLAT 2020 in offline mode on May 10, 2020.

Given below are some books suggested by the experts that you can prefer for preparing for the CLAT 2020 examination.

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after 12 can i get admission in PU or there is any exam like CLAT for admission

Sanjay Khandelwal 25th Jan, 2020
Punjab university conducts its own entrance examination for admission in law courses. That is for BA LLB or BCOM LLB. One will have to apply for application of the college and will have to appear for the entrance examination conducted by Punjab university for admission.
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Do I need to upload EWS Certificate along with CLAT Application form

Md Azmer 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

No there is no notification came out regarding to submit EWS certificate with the CLAT 2020 form. I suggest you to go the link before filling the form.


I hope this will solve your query.

Good Luck


can i get admission in Indra Prastha university on the basis of my rank in CLAT

akshat a. jha 24th Jan, 2020

No, IPU or GGSIPU conducts its own exam for entrance in its various courses.

The exam for law courses to get admission in IP university is IPU CET Law.

The Last date of Application submission for the exam is 1st week of May 2020 .

The Date of exam  and Result date would be 3rd  week of May 2020  and 4th week of May 2020  respectively.

The application fees is 1000 Rs for all category students. The exam is of 600 marks and has 150 questions in total to attempt in 150 minutes.

About Clat, The Clat exam provides admission in several other law colleges all over the country including all the NUL's.

For further information on Clat exam you can visit:-

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