How to prepare for CLAT 2019 in 1 month
Manashjyoti, 28 Aug 2019, #CLAT
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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.

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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which books are best for clat preparation

Mayank Chowdhary 11th Nov, 2019

Yes I'll enlist down some of the top books that will help you in the CLAT preparation. For improving your English and Grammar you can go with High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin, you can take help of Word Power made Easy by Norman Lewis as well. For Analytical and Logical reasoning, go with RS AGGARWAL AND MK PANDEY books. For Legal Aptitude, AK Bharadwaj is quite famous. For mathematics, use RS AGGARWAL and for GK and Current affairs, use Pearson GK Today and read newspapers and blogs regularly to keep yourself updated.

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i started the clat 2020 preparation yet so when i should start current affairs section ? what in the ideal time to start it?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019


current affair is a section which you need to revise every day. other wise there is chances for forgetting it. so I would suggest you to daily follow any one of the news paper or you may follow bankers adda magazine. every day spend 1 hr for studying. you will surely get success.


can I prepare on my own for the CLAT exam 2021 ? if yes how much time should I give to study for clat?

Apoorva Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

Hello dear student,

Yes you can prepare for the exam just consistency should be maintained . The law aspirants need to check CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria to ensure they follow the right protocols prescribed for the admission process; refer the bullet points given below for complete details.

Eligibility requirement for UG program:

Qualifying exam: The candidate must have passed 10+2 or an equivalent exam from a recognised university or board.

Marks in qualifying exam: General category candidates need minimum 45% marks in the qualifying exam,  while SC and ST candidates need only 40% marks.

Age limit: There is no upper age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020

Candidates who are appearing in qualifying exam in March/April 2020: Such candidates may also apply, subject to the condition they produce evidence of passing the qualifying exam at time of admission

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Are CLAT or LSAT marks required for ifim law college Bangalore?

Siddhi Shenoy 10th Nov, 2019

Hello aspirant,

As per my knowledge, to get admission in IFIM Law college in Bangalore, you need to fulfill the eligibility criteria, which includes that the candidate must qualify either of the entrance exams (CLAT, LSAT, AILET or ILAT).

Also, the applicant should have passed PUC with atleast 45% marks.

Good luck.


can I apply for llb course by giving clat after my graduation for nlu collage..

Manisha Gupta Expert 8th Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

CLAT is the entrance exam for the admission to 5 years Integrated law program & LLM (PG) program. CLAT is not for the admission to three years law program, If you want to apply for CLAT entrance exam then you can apply as there is no any age limit.

Good Luck!

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