How to prepare for CLAT 2020 with mock test
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How to prepare for CLAT 2020 with mock test - Success doesn’t come to everybody, but to those who have a definite plan, stick to that plan, and resourcefully try to achieve it. The same goes with trying to ace the CLAT 2020 exam, as the candidate needs to make all the right moves, including taking mock tests for CLAT 2020. In fact the role of mock tests is so vital in doing well in the national-level exam that “how to prepare for CLAT 2020 with mock tests” is a question almost on every candidate’s lips. But is simply taking a few mock tests enough, or one should scatter their preparation time table with mock tests. Many CLAT aspirants also want to know how effective are these mock tests. So, in this article on “how to prepare for CLAT 2020 with mock tests’ we answer some of the pressing questions candidates have about these tests.

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The offline-based CLAT 2020 is likely to be conducted in the 4th week of May. Application form of CLAT 2020 will open around the 2nd week of January 2020.

The argument in favor of CLAT 2020 mock tests

  1. The candidate by taking the mock test of CLAT 2020 will be able to experience an exam-like environment that will help them get ready for D-day.

  2. Also, considering mock tests are dry run of the actual thing, it will include many ingredients like a timer as in the actual exam. So, the mock test can help candidates learn time management.

  3. Mock tests are best tools to improve one’s accuracy. After every exam, the candidate may check the mistakes and find out if there is a pattern. If yes, the candidate must find a way to fix the loose ends.

  4. Yet another benefit of taking CLAT 2020 mock test for preparation is it will help the candidate gauge exam environment, and how to handle pressure. Remember, it is this pressure which causes the candidate to make silly mistakes to otherwise straightforward answers.

Rajneesh Singh, a seasoned law exam expert says, “CLAT aspirants must take as many online tests, mock tests and section tests as possible to improve speed and accuracy.”

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How many mock tests are sufficient for CLAT 2020 preparation?

Strictly speaking, no definite number can be assigned to this question, as every candidate is different, as they bring different skill sets to the table. The solution to this open-ended question then is to take as many mock tests as possible until one gathers enough confidence about one’s accuracy and time management skills, and exam readiness.

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Ideally one should start taking mock tests from the very start, for example after completing a topic. The candidate can solve all relevant questions to that topic. As the candidate completes more and more chapters, as the days start rolling, the candidate can solve more and more questions in the mock tests.

How to prepare for CLAT 2020 with mock test- Self-analysis of performance

It must be noted that the mere solving of CLAT mock test will not yield the desired result without proper analysis of one’s performance in these tests.

Here are some ways in which the candidates can analyze their performance and hone their CLAT 2020 preparation.

  • Mock tests will contain questions ranging from easy to moderate to difficult. Candidates have to finish the test within the stipulated time. So, in a way the candidate will learn how to best use his or her time. Also, solving CLAT 2020 mock tests will teach the candidate which section to tackle first, or what to do with an immovable question.

  • Mock tests can be used to identify strong and weak areas. While solving mock tests during their preparation for CLAT 2020, candidates will be confronted with sections that will challenge them. In such cases, it depends entirely on the candidate to decide whether they would like to fix their weak areas or leave them due to paucity of time or difficulty level. Nikita Garg, who bagged AIR 1 in the year 2014 has this to say, “I used to take regular mock tests to assess my progress which gave me proper direction towards SWOT (Strength Weakness Opportunity Threat) analysis.” Once she knew her weak areas, she set upon fixing the weaknesses.

  • Mock tests can help candidates increase their speed. Typically, the more mock tests one takes, the faster one is likely to get and thus complete the CLAT question paper with time to spare.

  • Saumya Singh, who bagged AIR 1 in CLAT 2019, started taking mock tests since he was in Class XI, “I solved around 30 mock tests when I was in class XI and around 50 in class XII. There is no ideal time to start taking mock tests since nobody can actually complete the CLAT preparation. There is no syllabus. One can easily start taking mock tests after one-two months of preparation. This will help you keep a check on what has been done and what is remaining.

Last week preparation tips for CLAT 2020 with mock test

The last week leading up to the exam should comprise extensively of CLAT 2020 mock test, may be up to 3-4 a day, which tallies to around 20-25 for the week. The success in these mock tests will stand testament to the readiness of the candidate for the CLAT 2020 exam. Alternately, if the candidate falters in any area, he/she would need to work on those areas to plug the holes. Also, along with mock tests, one must also continue revision of all important topics, update oneself on current affairs.

Rajendra Khadav, Crack CLAT Tutorials Director, while discussing the role of mock tests in the last week of preparation, quipped, “During the last week of CLAT preparation, one should start taking at least three mock tests on a daily basis, which means by the time they appear for the national-level law entrance exam, they must have gone through 20-21 full-length mock tests.” He stresses, “These tests would help candidates improve their thinking and reacting capability in the stipulated time.”

Considering the last week is the fag end of CLAT 2020 preparation, one must one stick to topic that the candidate has already dealt with, and stay away from new topics.

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how to apply.ihave already applied for clat

Yash Dev Student Expert 26th Feb, 2020

Hello student you need not to apply again if you're already applied for clat once and paid for the application form successfully. In case if a candidate fill the form more than one time and pay for it also. Then in that case the last filled application form is countable only and no refund will be given.

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What exactly to study like we know the subjects but I camt find any detailed syllabus for CLAT

Manisha Gupta Expert 26th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

CLAT syllabus for undergraduate entrance test will include topics like general knowledge & current affairs, English, legal aptitude and logical reasoning. To know the detailed syllabus of CLAT, You can go through with the given below link.

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Can I study llm in abroad after Finishing llb @ christ University??

Suryashis Chakraborty 26th Feb, 2020

Hello Tony,

Pursuing a LLM course abroad strain the candidates because if the need to fulfill a lot of formalities but is highly rewarding.

Firstly, it is imperative to know about which course to specialize in. General LLM courses

Here are some of the best colleges to pursue permit Law students to take up a number of unrelated subjects like International Arbitration Law with Entertainment Law or Intelligence Law. Secondly, a candidate needs to work on his/her financial budget before applying as different universities across different regions require different degrees of investment. Letters of recommendation must be kept in handy as most colleges seek students to have one.

Some of the best institutions to study Law abroad are as follows:

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Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!



I m from an engineering background can I appear for this exam ??? and my what is the minimum percentage required in graduation to appear for this??

Shubham Dhane 25th Feb, 2020


Yow will get admission in LLB after bachelor's in Engineering.For admission in LLB through CLAT a candidate must have passed 10+2 or its equivalent and must have passed bachelor's degree in any discipline.General candidates must have 45% in degree for SC/ST it is 40% from a recognised board or university.

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jse clat ke paper ka pattern change hua hai to ab current affairs aayenge so hum pichle ek saal ki news kaise padhe is there any easy way or something we can do because my boards r going on and how m gonna study the news and current affairs of whole last year in 20 days need a quick nd urgent rply

hrithik jain 25th Feb, 2020


I can suggest you some tips which will help you in preparing better for the same:

1. Check out the last year questions papers: it will help you to analyze a pattern and types of questions they ask in the Paper.

2. Take all the monthly magazine for the whole year: this will help you to read the news faster.

3. Check out the current affairs website/e-paper to get bulletins or short summary of the affairs.

4. Write down notes (but it might take longer time so do it as per the time limit)

5. Make sure that you complete a good amount of reading in a day. Do not go on for reading and remembering the whole news. Look out for a pattern of reading the current affairs which will help you in the exam as you have less time and a lot of syllabus to cover.

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