How to prepare for CLAT 2019 in 1 month
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 - 12:26 p.m. IST by Manashjyoti
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How to prepare for CLAT 2020 in 1 month - There are many candidates who jump into the CLAT bandwagon only with a month or so left for the exam. But given the paucity of time for exam preparation in such short notice, it is only natural for these candidates to look for every trick in the book and thus figure out how to prepare for CLAT 2020 in 1 month. One question that candidates often have when preparing for CLAT 2020 in one month is “can it be done”? The answer to this question is the path is going to be bumpy, but if the CLAT aspirant puts a wholehearted effort and also follows the tricks listed here, one can qualify CLAT and also get a good rank.

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But before the candidate gets his or her hands dirty with CLAT 2020 preparation in one month, it makes sense to get acquainted with CLAT 2020 entrance exam. For example, the candidate needs to know what the exam is all about, mode of exam, types of questions asked, etc.

CLAT 2020 - A Snapshot

Exam conducting body

National University Of Study And Research In Law (NUSRL), Ranchi



Exam duration

2 hours

Language options


Number of Questions in examination

  1. UG course: 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs)

  2. PG course: 102 questions, including 100 MCQs and 2 essay-type questions

Marking scheme

Objective-type questions each carry 1 mark. In case of an incorrect attempt, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Meanwhile, each of the two essay-type questions will be of 25 marks.


UG Program:

English Comprehension


Legal Reasoning

General knowledge and current affairs

Logical Reasoning

How to prepare for CLAT 2020 in 1 month - Tips

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When you start a new topic, spend some time going through previous years question papers to check where you stand. Figure out your strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and also threats, if any. This will help you strategize for the exam better. It is no doubt the syllabus of CLAT is vast, and varied, and is impossible to complete in a months time. However, you can still prepare for CLAT 2020 in one month, and get good results by being smart, a point which is explained in our next subheading.

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Be realistic

If two months is all you have, unless you are superhuman, there is no way you are going to complete the entire syllabus. So, what should one do in such a situation? The answer is to this situation is to leave out some topics which carry low weightage. Also, if the candidate feels like some topics are taking more time than one can afford, it is better to move past them. Remember, if you try to do too much in too little time, you may burn the whole thing down. Reversely, if you are realistic about your situation and work it to your advantage, good things might happen.

Focus on speed

A simple qualification in CLAT 2020 will not guarantee a seat in a top NLU. In fact, you need to score at least 125 marks to get a NLU through CLAT. One key element to doing well in CLAT is to manage the two hours efficiently. This means the candidate needs to allocate sufficient time to each problem,as per their difficulty level, and complete the paper in time. This can be achieved by solving sample papers and taking CLAT mock tests.

Stay in the present and be steady!

Spend the first fifteen to do extensive preparation. After completing a topic, make it a point to solve questions given at the end of the chapter. Some experts advise that one shouldn’t attempt mock tests during this time. The logic behind this is you will not be able to solve a major portion of the test paper between Day 1-15 as you haven’t yet touched those portions. The result of the mock tests may be detrimental for you, as it will lead to a negative outlook towards the examination. At any point during the preparation, do not give up. Always remind yourself that it can be done and you will do it!

Take mock tests

When the goal is to prepare for CLAT in 30 days, every day counts and thus has to be maximized. The candidate can start taking mock tests from Day 16 onward; one great feature about CLAT mock tests is they offer an exam-like environment which will help the candidate prepare for the big day. The candidate must try to solve all the questions in the mock test in the stipulated time; doing this exercise again and again will help one improve speed and accuracy.

Subject wise CLAT 2020 preparation strategy

A subject-wise study plan will streamline exam preparation by taking into account the challenges posed by each of these subjects. This strategy will help one prepare for CLAT in 1 month.

General knowledge and current affairs

No specific syllabus has been fixed for this section. Also, while the internet contains news articles and general knowledge pieces from all sectors and places, the question is where does one start and read available contents to what extent. To prepare for CLAT in 1 month, one then needs to have a discerning eye, while also consulting previous years’ papers for guidance. Read only such articles which are pertinent to CLAT examination. As for current affairs section, one may take notes of important events. Allot one hours time for every month. This way, one can cover enough distance in limited time.

For the unchanging general knowledge section, one may read indian history and geography.


Questions in this section will mainly include questions from elementary mathematics. To answer these questions, one needs to have a strong mathematics base and know the key concepts well. This section of CLAT comprises of questions of Class X level. Frequently covered topics in this section are - percentage, time speed and distance, number system, probability, profit and loss, averages, fractions, time and work, ratio and proportion, simple and compound interest. Make a chart of important formulae and revise the same daily. Make it a point to study Mathematics for 30 minutes everyday, and solve question banks.


The syllabus for english is as vast as general knowledge. To cover the syllabus in given time will therefore need some doing. To bulk up on general knowledge and current affairs, one may read newspapers, novels, magazines, apart from general knowledge books.

Legal Reasoning

The faculty of being able to reason is a big tool in becoming a distinguished lawyer. And to do well in this section, one needs to have a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Indian legal framework. It is recommended that the candidate reads up on the fundamentals of Indian legal framework to prepare for this section.

Logical Reasoning

To truly master this section, one needs to practice extensively. Figure out the logic and devise a strategy for solving similar questions. Spend an hour daily on this section.

If you follow the above strategy for preparation, you would spend up 8-9 hours every day preparing for the exam.

Please remember that success cannot be achieved through shortcut. Further, just reading the above article isn’t enough, as the candidate needs to put in the hard yards. One also needs to keep the belief up and motivated during the whole course of exam preparation.

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what do we get after clearing CLAT exam?

Shubhangi sinha 20th Jan, 2020

Hello Utkarsh,

After clearing CLAT, one can get admission in NLUs and other goverment and good private colleges for pursuing law courses.

CLAT is a exam which conduct by NLU.

There are so many career opportunities available in this field. One may become judge, advocates,work in law firms etc.

Good luck,

Hope it helps :)


what are the subjects in which we should have commond to crack CLAT

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 20th Jan, 2020


The sort of readiness that CLAT requests is dynamic and requires smart work with proper analysis. An aggregate of the five areas are shrouded in the different decision question that incorporates Aptitude, English, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge / Current Affairs, and Elementary Mathematics - Numerical Ability.

Distinctively the CLAT test is directed for two hundred marks so you have to get ready for expanding most extraordinary scorekeeping as a main priority the last objective to get the spot from driving law college.

Now coming to specific areas:

GK and Current Affairs: Aspirant should be regularly in touch with the reading of newspapers, recollecting key identities, occasions, and honors is a helpful strategy in planning this segment. This part basically keeps an eye on the competitors learning in the current undertaking. The due importance is given to the current affairs and hence a candidate needs to read, listen, and watch NEWS on daily basis to stay updated with the latest in NEWS. Take up this area in a putting out fires mode. . In any case, prioritise to the most recent months (1st Half of the year).

Legal Aptitude: The applicant ought to likewise have an intensive reading of the constitution and an unmistakable comprehension of the Indian Penal Code. Here, it requires a deep understanding of the different sections used in the court of law.

Here start with the topic: Constitutional Law. Understand the basics and then solve questions.

Next, move on to the topics: Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, List of legal terms and maxims.

Finally come to Criminal Law

Elementary Mathematics: Practise has always been the key in MathYou need to make sure that topics like Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance (Problems on Boats and Streams, Trains), Averages, Problems on Ages, Profit, Loss and Discount should be done. These are easy compared to topics like number system and algebra. So, complete these first.

Logical Reasoning: Logical reasoning test is to discover law hopeful’s capacity to distinguish designs, consistent connections, and amend strange contentions. Topics like Blood Relations, Analogy, Directions and Distance, Logical Sequence, Syllogisms, Odd one out, Statements & Arguments/Statements & Conclusions. These are easy when compared to topics like puzzles.

English: Aspirants need to require the fundamental perception of the language. The knowledge required in this area can be improved easily by a general newspaper, magazines, and books from good writers. The more you read the more you add up to your knowledge bank. Make it a habit to study regularly the different types of the English sources.

Reading comprehension is the key in this section.

Regular practice from online sites can easily help you master it and increase accuracy.

Then do the topics like spot the errors, fill in the blanks with appropriate words, close test.Some general practices

Take frequent mock tests so that you can analyze your performance + it also acts as a learning tool. Wherever you go wrong, make sure you spend some time in analyzing those areas.

Try to identify your areas of strength and weakness. Decide now itself the sequence of sections while attempting the paper.

Time management is also important.

Hope this helps.


is there is any need to take maths in class 11 for to preparation of clat on new syllabus?

Yashu Shrivastava 19th Jan, 2020

Hello Shantanu

It is not mandatory to take Mathematics in 11th class to appear for 12th exam.But it will help you a lot if you have Mathematics in your +2.Because in new syllabus there are many topics of Mathematics which is related to 11th and 12th syllabus.

I Hope this Helps

Best Of Luck For The Exam !!!


do clat nlu merits will be based on my board marks or only clat marks

ayush mishra 19th Jan, 2020

Hey Ayushman!

In order for you to appear for the Common Law Admission Test, you would have to clear the eligibility criteria of the exam. One of the points in the eligibility criteria states that a candidate should have passed in 10+2 or an equivalent exam from a recognized board and general category students should have secured 45% in the qualifying exam while for SC and ST candidates, 40% in qualifying exam is necessary.

As long as you clear this and also the other eligibility criteria, it isn't any problem. Clat NLU results or merits are decided only on the basis of your CLAT Scores and your board marks would not have a say in it. However, it is advised to not take boards lightly as poor academic records would surely affect you in the longer run.

For more information about CLAT2020 and the eligibility criteria, refer this link

Hope this helps.


is there still in 2020 one and only clat the way to get addmision in ipu??reply must please

Harshita Gupta 19th Jan, 2020

If you want to take admission in Law courses, then CLAT is the only entrance examination.
For other courses, you have to give other entrance examinations.

Check the link below to know more about the university:

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