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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I am in my final year,B.A. History(Hons.)..Can I give CLAT 2020 Exam?

Payal 14th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt .

here is the eligibility criteria for clat 2020.

A candidate must have passed class 10+2 from any recognized college. Also the cadidate belonging to general category should have 45 percent marks in their qualifying degree and those belonging to obc, scor should have 40 percent marks in their qualifying degree.there is no age limit for this exam.  If yoh follow all these criteria then you are eligible for clat exam.

I hope my answer will help you out

Good luck


Hi, iam Harsh. My english was not so great. How to make my English Session Strong? I will go for CLAT .

Anupam Kumar Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

Hey there

If you want to go for CLAT then ofcourse you need to have good English. For that you'll have to focus on grammar, reading comprehension, vocab also. For grammar you'll have to refer to standard books like rein and Martin etc. For reading comprehension try reading novels and newspapers on a daily basis. Pick difficult words from what you read and then write them in a copy and revise them daily it will boost your vocabulary also.

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Hi , My name is Harshvardhan Sharma. I will go for CLAT . Now iam in 11th this year . How to start my preparation for CLAT from class 11th?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant.

its good to know that you are preparing for clat from 11th. clat undergraduate exam duration is 2 hours. questions will be total 200 marks, 1 mark for each question. the topics you need to cover is

English including comprehension

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

Legal Aptitude

Logical Reasoning

right now you can practice the english and numerical aptitude.

there is a book available for clat , by arihant publication. you can follow this.


best coachinf for clat in india

Payal 10th Oct, 2019

hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt.

Here I am providing you list of some top clat coaching centre in India. These are

Teachwell Institute.

Success Mantra.

Universal Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) .

AB Tutorials.

Pahuja Law Academy.

Maansarovar Law Center.

Sriram Law Academy.

I hope my answer will help you out

Good luck


date for filling form for CLAT entrance test

Apurv 9th Oct, 2019

Hello Shristi, the form filling process for CLAT for the year 2020 has not begun yet. So, don't panic. The form filling will start by the second week of january 2020 and will end by third week of april. For those who have registered but not yet paid the application fee, the last deadline would be 4th week of april 2020 for payment of fees. Admit cards will be released by second week of may 2020

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