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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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

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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.

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