The Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is a national level entrance exam in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 22 National Law Universities (NLU's) and several other Law colleges/ universities. As you know the online applications for CLAT 2020 is released for CLAT 2020. The last date to apply for CLAT 2020 has been extended and the Exam Date has been postponed. Check the new dates in the table below.
Here we present the overview of the exam. Check the important points.
|Exam Name||CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)|
|CLAT Exam Conducting Body||Consortium of National Law Universities|
|CLAT Exam Level||UG and PG|
|CLAT Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|CLAT Exam Mode||Offline|
|CLAT Exam Duration||120 Minutes|
|Number of Questions||UG: 150 and PG: 100|
|Marking||0.25 marks for each wrong answer|
|CLAT Exam Language||English|
|Number of seats||UG: 2538 seats PG: 742 seats|
|CLAT Exam Purpose||Admissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses|
The common law admission test (CLAT 2020), is an all India common entrance examination. The CLAT 2020 Notification was released in the month of December 2019. The CLAT Application was started on 01st January 2020. It was scheduled to end on 25th April 2020, which is now extended to 18th May 2020. The exam was scheduled for 10th May is now postponed to 21st June 2020 due to the situation arises of lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Here we are providing all the CLAT Aspirants with the detailed syllabus and exam pattern for CLAT 2020 Exam.
The CLAT notification was released in the month of December 2019. The Online Application was started on 01st January 2020. The last Date of application is extended till the 18th May 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The exam is also postponed to 21st June 2020. Check all the important dates in the table below.
|Start of online application Form||01st January 2020|
|Last Date of Application Date|
|Issue of admit card||Last week of May 2020 (Tentative)|
|CLAT 2020 exam|
|Provisional Answer Key Date||Available Soon|
|Objection window||Available Soon|
|Final Answer Key||Available Soon|
|Declaration of result|
|Start of counselling||Available Soon|
CLAT is conducted for admissions to 22 NLUs and more than 50 private law colleges in India. Below is the list of colleges participating in CLAT Scores:
|NLUs Accepting CLAT Scores|
|National Law School of India University, Bangalore||National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad|
|The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata||National Law Institute University, Bhopal|
|National Law University, Jodhpur||Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur|
|Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar||Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow|
|Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala||Chanakya National Law University Patna|
|National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi||National Law University Odisha, Cuttack|
|National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi||National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam|
|Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) Visakhapatnam||The Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirapalli|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai||Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad||Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla|
|Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur||Dr B R Ambedkar National Law University Sonipat, Haryana|
Check the overview of the exam pattern of UG and PG Course under CLAT 2020. Click on the link given below, to check the detailed exam pattern, syllabus and marking scheme of the CLAT 2020.
The UG-CLAT 2020 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
|No. of Questions||150|
|Marks per Question||1|
|Negative Marking||0.25 for wrong answer|
CLAT Exam for PG Course will be a two-hour exam of 150 marks. There are two sections in CLAT PG Exam, one is of MCQ questions and the other contains the subjective questions.
|Marks per MCQ||1|
|Marks per Subjective Question||50 Marks|
|Negative Marking||0.25 for wrong answer in MCQ's|
You can check the details of the CLAT 2020 exam application fees from the table below:
|General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates||₹ 4000/-|
|SC/ST category candidates||₹ 3500/-|
Cut off marks have been introduced for objective paper. Candidates need to score minimum 40% (35% in case of SC, ST and PWD) marks in the objective paper, only then their descriptive paper will be evaluated.
Comprehension-based questions will also be asked
The terms and conditions that the candidate has to fulfill for appearing in CLAT 2020, depending on whether the candidate is seeking admission to UG or PG law course, are covered by CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria.
Education Qualification: The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognised university or board.
Percentage Requirement: A minimum of 45% marks in the qualifying degree is required to appear in CLAT 2020. SC and ST candidates need only 40% marks.
Age limit: There is no upper age limit.
Others: Such candidates who are appearing in the qualifying exam in March/April 2020 may also apply, subject to such candidates producing evidence of passing the qualifying exam at time of admission.
Education Qualification: The candidate must have passed LLB or equivalent exam from a recognised university.
Percentage Requirement: A minimum of 55% marks or its equivalent is required for candidates belonging to General/ OBC/ PWD/ NRI/ PIO/ OCI categories. SC/ ST candidates are eligible for 5% relaxation in minimum marks.
Age limit: There is no upper age limit.
Others: Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam in April/May 2020 may also apply.
Get registered by entering details like name, email id and mobile number
Next fill in all relevant sections in the application form, including personal, academic and contact details
Upload scanned copies of signature, photograph and other documents in prescribed specification. The size and format of pic is given below.
|Document||Size and Format|
|Photograph||20 kb – 50 kb in JPEG only|
|Signature||10 kb – 20 kb in JPEG only|
Proceed to fill in the other required details like personal and qualification details, and preference for NLUs in the application form.
Finally pay the application fee and then submit the completed application form.
Click on the given link to apply online for CLAT 2020 exam.
The candidate is generally allotted a CLAT test center opted by him/her at the time of filling out the application form, unless there is an unforeseen event, in which case one will be allotted an alternate center. Candidates can check the details of the allotted test center, like name and address, on the CLAT admit card.
|Bilaspur||Imphal||Navi Mubmai||New Delhi|
The CLAT Admit Card will be released around two weeks before the exam dates. As, the exam is scheduled to be held on 21st June 2020, the admit card tentatively will be released in the first week of June 2022.
|Availability of CLAT Admit Card||First Week of June 2020|
|Mode of Availability||Online|
|CLAT Official Website||consortiumofnlus.ac.in|
|Details on Admit Card||Test taker and examination details|
|Acceptable Photo ID Proof||PAN Card, Driving License, Aadhar Card Any Government Issued Identity Card|
|Helpline Number||1800 419 2929 | 09446899010|
The authority will announce the result of CLAT 2020 in July 2020 (tentatively). Candidate can access the CAT result through online mode only. The result will be consisting of the roll number, candidate details, marks scored of the candidate. To qualify the CLAT exam, candidate needs to obtain minimum qualifying marks.
|Events||CLAT 2020 Dates|
|CLAT 2020 exam||21st June 2020|
|CLAT 2020 answer key (Provisional)||22nd June 2020 (tentative)|
|Raising objections on the provisional answer key||22nd June 2020 to 26th June 2020 (tentative)|
|CLAT 2020 answer key (Final)||30th June 2020 (tentative)|
|CLAT 2020 result||Available Soon|
Q 1. What is examination mode of CLAT 2020.?
Ans. The exam will be in offline mode only.
Q 2. How many questions are there in PG paper.?
Ans. There are 100 questions in the PG exam.
Q 3. How many NLUs are there this year.?
Ans. There are 22 NLU this year.
Q 4. Is there a negative marking in CLAT.?
Ans. Yes, there is negative marking of 0.25 marks in CLAT.
Q 5. How many papers are there in CLAT.?
Ans. There is one paper for each UG and PG courses.