Tips to prepare for CLAT 2020 examination with updated syllabus


The CLAT Consortium of NLUs announced a few changes in the exam pattern of CLAT 2020 exam. The Consortium released the official notification on the modification on November 21, 2019, in which it gave detailed information on the changes. As per the latest CLAT exam pattern, the question paper will have 150 questions as against 200 questions earlier. Further, there will be comprehension-based questions and there will be cut-off marks in CLAT 2020 LLM. 

Changes in CLAT 2020 exam pattern

As the exam pattern forms the base of the preparation, candidates must be aware of every change. Find below the major changes introduced in the CLAT exam pattern and keep them in the mind when making your preparation plan to clear the law admission exam.

  • The number of questions will now be 150.
  • Quantitative aptitude questions will be of class 10th standard.
  • The question paper will have comprehensive questions from quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning sections.
  • From this year, CLAT 2020 LLM will have 40% minimum cut-off marks for objective test paper. To get a descriptive paper evaluated, candidates need to qualify in the objective test paper by securing the minimum cut-off marks.


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Tips to prepare for CLAT 2020 examination 

To maximize your chances of getting top score in the exam, you should update your CLAT preparation plan as per the latest exam pattern and the syllabus. Find below some helpful tips to save your time and start your preparation of CLAT 2020 exam.

Focus on the important topics

CLAT syllabus is very vast in nature and contains a lot of subtopics from subjects like constitutional law, legal awareness and general knowledge. Though the complete CLAT syllabus is important and you need to cover all the topics, there are some sections that can help you score well quickly. While making your study plan, spend more time on these important topics. Given below is the list of subject-wise important topics:


English Important Topics 



Questions from an unseen passage


Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words 

Choosing the correct spelling

Phrases, synonym and antonyms


One-word substitute 



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General Knowledge Important Topics 

General Knowledge

Current Affairs

National and international level current events  

New Appointments

Legal knowledge of laws, judgments etc.



Political Science




General Science






Mathematics Important Topics

  • Number Systems
  • Average
  • Profit Loss
  • Percentage
  • Areas Mensuration
  • Time Speed and Distance
  • Work and Time
  • Probability


Legal Aptitude Important Topics 

Legal Aptitude


History of Indian constitution

Important acts and amendments


Important laws like IPC, the law of torts etc.

Prepositions and facts

Important events related to legal and constitutional developments


Rights and Duties

Judiciary - Supreme Court and High Court

Parliament - Executive, Legislature, President

Current events related to Indian polity


Logical Reasoning Important Topics 

  • Series
  • Syllogisms
  • Logical sequences and matching
  • Analogies
  • Seating arrangement
  • Blood relations
  • Calendars and clocks


Focus on reasoning skills

As per the latest exam pattern, the focus will be on the evaluation the comprehension and reasoning skills of the candidates. So, along with prior knowledge of concepts for current affairs section, you should also work on your reasoning ability by solving as many mock tests as you can.

Get the updated study material

Books you refer for your exam preparation have a huge impact on your final score. To ensure that you are well-prepared for updated exam pattern, choose study material for CLAT with the latest versions. It will help you practice questions as per the exam pattern and form your strategies for the final day. 


CLAT 2020 Preparation Books

Book Name



Word Power Made Easy New Revised & Expanded Edition

Norman Lewis

Objective General English

R.S. Aggarwal

Current Affairs and General Knowledge

Manorama Yearbook 2020 (English)


Lucent’s General Knowledge


Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

R. S. Aggarwal

Magical Book on Quicker Maths

M. Tyra

Logical Reasoning

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning

R. S. Aggarwal

Analytical Reasoning

M. K. Pandey

Legal Reasoning

Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning: For CLAT and LL.B. Entrance Examinations

A. P. Bhardwaj


Group discussions

No matter how long you read newspapers or magazines, gaining all the knowledge of what's happening across the world is not possible. The easiest and beneficial study hack to cover subjects like current affairs and general knowledge is to have group discussions. It will help you cover non-touched areas and gain from the knowledge of peers.


Focus on quality than quantity

There are many students who make a mistake of focusing on the hours they study rather than what and how much they study. When preparing for CLAT, quality and your temperament matters more than the hours you sat with your books. So, make sure you focus on learning than the number of hours when making your study plan.


Solve online mock tests

Finding offline tests as per the latest exam pattern might be difficult. It has further got more difficult due to COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown. The best way in this situation is to solve online CLAT mock tests as per the latest exam pattern. Platforms like Eduwhere have ample mock tests prepared by the experienced faculty to help students not just acquaint themselves with the exam pattern but also work on their weaknesses with the help of the detailed performance analysis reports provided after each mock test. 


Be consistent in your preparation

Success in competitive exams like CLAT highly depends on consistency. There are students who were average in school and still scored well in CLAT with the help of their consistent preparation and a fixed strategy.

Use the tips given above and get ready to crack CLAT 2020. All the best for your preparation!


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