How to get Success in CLAT 2019
Madhuwrita Nandi, 18 Jan 2019, #CLAT
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How to get Success in CLAT 2019 - With CLAT 2020 set to be held around the 4th week of May, candidates should ideally start their preparation, if they haven't already. Having sufficient time in hand will allow the CLAT aspirant to complete the basics without having to rush through, before moving to more advanced topics. Sometimes during exam preparation, a test taker may get confused as to how to best strategize their preparation for CLAT 2019 and the key areas they should work on to get sure-shot success. Careers360 brings to law aspirants an advisory on how to get success in CLAT 2020. From preparation tips and strategies to suggestions from CLAT experts and toppers, candidates will find it all in the page. Candidates must refer to these tips to prepare for CLAT 2020 and secure a high score in the entrance examination.

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CLAT, also known as Common Law Admission Test, is set to be administered by the National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL) Ranchi, for admissions to 5-year integrated LLB programme offered by 21 NLUs and 25 private schools. Candidates applying for CLAT will be competing for approximately 2500 UG seats and 720 PG seats.

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For CLAT 2020 preparation and success tips, comments from experts and toppers, and last minute tips, keep reading.

How to get Success in CLAT 2019 - Exam Pattern and Syllabus

One of the stepping stones to get success in CLAT 2019 is a complete awareness of the CLAT syllabus 2020. Along with the syllabus, candidates should also be aware of the CLAT exam pattern 2020 to gain mastery over the pattern and difficulty level of the paper. By this time, test takers should be thoroughly aware of the exam pattern and syllabus. Nevertheless, here is a run through again so that candidates can confirm the key details about the exam pattern and syllabus.

CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern


Mode of conduct


Maximum marks



Two hours

Total number of questions

UG program: 200 objective-type questions of 1 mark each

PG program: 100 objective-type questions of 1 mark each, and 2 essay-type questions, each carrying 25 marks

Marking scheme

1 mark for correct answers, 0.25 marks deduction for incorrect answers

CLAT 2019 Syllabus - UG Programme


Number of Questions


English including Comprehension



Legal Aptitude



Logical Reasoning



General Knowledge and Current Affairs



Elementary Mathematics and Numerical Ability






Focus on Conceptual Clarity and Clearing of Doubts

The focus during CLAT 2019 preparation should be assignment of preparation time for each key area. We advise that candidates devote the first few months to only strengthening the basics of the subjects. A rigorous practice of questions from each topic will surely help them to get a grip over them.

It is also during this time that candidates should get their doubts cleared as and when they arise while practising for CLAT 2020. They could either consult their teachers/mentors or seniors and coaching experts. Intensive doubt clearing sessions help candidates to make their basics stronger and thus give an extra edge to candidates’ preparation for CLAT.

CLAT Expert Recommended Books to practice from

As mentioned above that while preparing for CLAT 2020 in the first few months, candidates should solve generous amount of questions for each topic. Given below are few expert recommended books which will aid candidates’ CLAT 2019 preparation towards this end.

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

  • English is Easy by Chetnanand Singh

  • Butterworths Lexis Nexis

  • Analytical Reasoning by M. K.Pandey

  • Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

  • Objective Arithmetic by R.S. Aggarwal

  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

  • GK Today

  • Manorama Year Book

  • India Year Book

  • Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide

Solving CLAT Mock Test 2020 on a Regular Basis

A foolproof way to crack CLAT 2020 is to practice a copious number of mock tests. Sufficient practice helps candidates to get habituated to the paper pattern and difficulty level and the concepts covered in the test. This pays off candidates in various ways as it helps them to increase in attempting speed and strengthen their concepts.

For the initial two months, candidates can start off with solving at least CLAT 2020 mock test while preparing for CLAT. Once candidates arrive at the third month, they should increase the number to twenty-thirty each week while revising the syllabus as well to attain success in CLAT.

Staying up to Date on Current Affairs

While candidates revise the CLAT syllabus 2020 and static GK section in the last few months, candidates should simultaneously update themselves on the current affairs. They should make it a habit to read newspapers daily and various general knowledge books mentioned above during CLAT preparation. As internet is a repository for news and the latest information, candidates can also make use of the internet to catch up with the current affairs to prepare for CLAT 2019.

Section-wise Preparation

During their preparation for CLAT 2020, candidates should focus on strengthening each section of the entrance test. However, it is recommended that if there are certain sections which candidates cannot bring themselves to master, they should not spend much time on them while preparing for CLAT 2020. Instead, they should work on bettering their stronger areas.

Since candidates who are just out of school may not have much idea about the legal section. Apart from brushing the basics with the help of the expert recommended books, candidates may strengthen their legal section further by practicing adequate number of mock tests and analyzing the legal section. A good way to give their preparation for legal aptitude an extra edge will be to familiarize themselves with legal maxims.

Experts recommendation for section wise preparation for CLAT 2020

Prof. Hema Raman, Director, Sri Ram Law Academy, says, “For English, one should focus on grammar and vocabulary. For Maths, all elementary chapters such as Time and Distance, Time & Work, Profit & Loss etc., are important. For GK, both current affairs as well as static GK deserve attention. For Logical Reasoning, one should focus on critical reasoning and for Legal Aptitude; the focus should be on legal reasoning problems.” Furthermore, she says, “It’s smart to prepare for CLAT in a systematic manner. CLAT aspirants need to have a clear concept of all the sections, know the question pattern and focus on necessary components of the law entrance exam.”

How to get Success in CLAT 2020 - General Preparation Tips

  • Rajendra Khadav, Director of CrackCLAT Tutorials says, “I would suggest CLAT aspirants go for a routine study of 8-9 hours daily. However, the study hours may differ for different candidates..Relaxing in between the study hours is essential as it helps your brain to memorize and revise the last round of study.”

  • As candidates may be aware that their preparation for CLAT 2019 and for class 12th boards examinations will overlap, this could turn out to be a tough situation handle for candidates. Experts recommend that a well-drawn out strategy comes to a candidate’s rescue in such situations. Prof. Hema Raman, Director, Sri Ram Law Academy, opines, “Aspirants appearing for the first time will have only one month’s time after their boards so they need to strategize their preparation at the earliest.”

  • To attain success in CLAT 2019, it is important for candidates to devise a time-table and organize the entire syllabus and mock test sessions within that time-table. Candidates should remember that they should be particular about fulfilling daily agendas to cover the monthly time-tables.

  • After solving mock tests while preparing for CLAT 2019, candidates should analyze their performance and attempting trends so that they can devise time management and exam day strategies which they can apply on the day of the exam.

  • One of the main aims of candidates while solving mock tests should be to increase their speed while maintaining accuracy intact. As Amit Poddar, CLAT expert from T.I.M.E Coaching advises, “The CLAT 2019 aspirants need to focus on time management and attempt accuracy. When it comes to attempting 200 questions in 200 minutes in an offline exam, time management is the most crucial point which should be taken care of. The candidates should strategize their attempt plan in accordance with the subjects. The CLAT aspirants should attempt the questions section-wise depending upon their question-type. However, the strategy of each test taker will vary.”

How to get Success in CLAT 2020 - Last week Preparation Tips

  • Candidates should reserve the last week for solving mock tests to prepare for CLAT 2020. Rather than trying out new things, candidates should only focus on bettering their existing preparation by solving mock tests.

  • Nevertheless, along with the mock tests, candidates should keep a tab on the current affairs during the last week as well.

How to get Success in CLAT 2020 - Last Day Preparation Tips

  • The foremost last day preparation tip for CLAT 2020 is that candidates should shouldn't allow worries to cloud their minds. They should have faith in their preparations and remain confident throughout.

  • Also, don't read any new stuff on this day, as it will only put your mind under unwelcome pressure. Candidates should only focus on the areas or sections that they have studied thoroughly.

  • If the candidate can adjust a mock test or two on the last day so that their grip on the subject remains intact is a good idea. A quick look into the current affairs and general knowledge will suffice for the last day.

  • Make sure that you get enough sleep before the day of the exam so that your mind is fresh and active on the day of the exam.

  • Also, candidates should arrange their stationery material, admit card, and valid identity proof, and other exam essentials on the day before the exam so that they avoid unnecessary hassles and getting late on the day of the exam.

  • Follow the above instructions and also the ones mentioned in the admit card of CLAT 2020. Candidates should remember that along with their preparation, what also matters in success in CLAT 2020 is their adherence to exam day instructions.

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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
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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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