How to prepare for CLAT 2020 with mock test
Manashjyoti, 27 Aug 2019, #CLAT
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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.

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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Is CLAT entrance exam is sufficient to get seat in LLB banglore university?

Alok Mishra 19th Nov, 2019


If your query is related with doing 5-year BALLB program being offered at University Law College (ULC) I must say no. Because it has its own admission process. Basically, CLAT is an entrance exam for taking admission in NLUs. Eligibility Criteria for ULC's BALLB can be checked by following the link given:

I hope it helps!


kya 6 month me clat crack ho jayega? please answer

Shareef 19th Nov, 2019
It really depends on your Own Interest. If you focus on the things for best happening, you can definitely  crack CLAT examination.
Let me suggest you few tips,
  • Firstly make a timetable according to your comforts
  • Make a daily goals. It says you should complete this much of syllabus till this time
  • Go for weekend Tests
If you know the syllabus then that's fine. If not please refer the link mentioned here, it will help you out with the best books for preparation.

clat ki study ke liye kitne month ka time sufficient hai...? please answer

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Bablu

Every other person has a different brain which works in different frequencies.

What I can study in 10 hours, maybe you can study in 2.

So this is really irrelevant.

But still to answer your question, according to some statistics, a good amount of 4–5 hours a day can help you get into a tier 1 college, but those hours should be with complete dedication and for 5-6 months.


how much Marks should candidate score to clear clat for NLU jodhpur?

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Tanvi

It depends upon the Reservation Category and all. Considering General, you must need a rank of 120-140 for the admission. These were the last year cutoffs.

For more information on Cutoffs and all :


I score 56% in BA graduation degree and i am in general category. Now i am able to give CLAT exam and get admission in NLU?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

CLAT is for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. For CLAT PG, you should possess a Bachelor's degree in Law. But because your highest qualification is BA and that is not a law degree, you are not eligible for CLAT PG. But now talking about CLAT UG, you need to have completed your 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 45%. It is 45% for General Category and 40% for Reserved Categories. As there is no upper age limit for CLAT, you can appear for CLAT UG. Not based on your BA qualification but based on your 12th qualification. For more information, please visit our page at:

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