CLAT 2020 Exam Date Postponed Again

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. CLAT is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of the representative universities. As you know the online applications for CLAT 2020 is over on 10th July and all candidates who fill the online application for CLAT 2020 exam are egarly waiting for the new exam date for CLAT 2020 exam. This article talks about CLAT 2020 Exam Date, Notification Details, Online Application, Application Fee, Admit Card, CLAT Courses, CLAT Colleges, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Exam Cetres etc.

The CLAT 2020 examination for both UG and PG candidates scheduled for 7th September, 2020 has been postponed to Monday, the 28th September, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM.

CLAT 2020 New Exam Date Out

A notice has been released by Consortium of NLUs to notify the information about CLAT 2020 Exam Date. As per the General Body of the Consortium of National Law Universities, the online exam of CLAT 2020 exam will be conducted on 28th September 2020. Earlier the exam was scheduled to be conducted on 7th, September 2020. Check the official update of CLAT 2020 Exam Date.


CLAT 2020 Exam Overview

The Consortium of National Law University has again postponed the CLAT 2020 examination. The information regarding the postponement was provided on the official website, or Here we presenting the overview of the exam. Check the important points.

Exam Highlights Details
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 Online
CLAT Exam Duration 120 Minutes
Number of Questions UG: 150 and PG: 100
Question type MCQs
Marking 0.25 marks for each wrong answer
CLAT Exam Language English
Number of seats UG: 2538 seats PG: 742 seats
Participating NLUs 22
CLAT Exam Purpose Admissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses
Phone 080 47162020
(between 10:00 a .m. and 5:00 p.m.) on all working days

CLAT 2020 Admit Card

The admit card for CLAT 2020 exam, will be made available to download by the 2nd week of September 2020. All candidates can download CLAT 2020 admit card by clicking on the link mentioned below:

CLAT 2020 Admit Card

CLAT 2020 Notification

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 first extended till 18th May 2020, then extended till 10th July 2020.

CLAT Exam Date 2020

The new exam schedule has been released for CLAT 2020 exam. Now, the exam is re-scheduled to be conducted on 28th September 2020. Earlier CLAT 2020 exam was postponed multiple times due to COVID-19 situation and the rising number of cases. The exam was set to be conducted in the month of April which was then postponed for May 24, then for June 21, August 22nd and then for September 7. Check all the important dates in the table below.

Events Dates (Revised)
Start of online application Form 01st January 2020
Last Date of Application Date (18th May 2020) 10th July 2020
Full List of Exam Centers 01st July 2020
Select/ Reconfirm Test Centres 10th July 2020
Withdraw of Registration Last Date 10th July 2020
Issue of admit card September 2020
CLAT 2020 exam 28th September, 2020
Provisional Answer Key Date Available Soon
Final Answer Key Available Soon
Declaration of result Available Soon
Start of counselling Available Soon

Official Notice: Rescheduling of the CLAT 2020 Examination

CLAT Admission Process

In order to get admission in one of the 22 participating NLU’s, candidates need to appear for the CLAT 2020 online entrance exam, which will be conducted by NUALS Kochi this year.

Post that, counselling round will start after the declaration of result, where the candidates will be granted a seat in the preference order of the NLU (as filled in the online application form), based on seat availability and merit list.

Thus, the CLAT 2020 recruitment process will be held in the following stages:

1. Online Test
2. Counselling
3. Merit List

Courses offered through CLAT 2020

The National Law Universities (NLUs) in India (except for the NLU Delhi) and other top law colleges offer admissions to five-year integrated LLB courses, as well as LLM courses on the basis of CLAT scores. The courses offered are:

1. BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts LLB)

2. BSc LLB (Bachelor of Science LLB)

3. BCom LLB (Bachelor of Commerce LLB)

4. BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration LLB)

5. BSW LLB (Bachelor of Social Work LLB)

6. LLM (Master of Laws)

Colleges accepting CLAT scores

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

CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern

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.

CLAT Exam Pattern for UG Course

The CLAT question paper for UG Course will only be available in the English language. The UG-CLAT 2020 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. Also, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

Particulars Details
Maximum Marks 150
No. of Questions 150
Marks per Question 1
Duration 2 Hours
Negative Marking 0.25 for wrong answer

These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:
English Language,
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge,
Legal Reasoning,
Logical Reasoning,
Quantitative Techniques.

Below you can check out the detailed CLAT 2020 UG exam pattern:

Name of the SectionNumber of QuestionsDuration
English Language28-322 hours (120 mins.)
Quantitative Techniques13-17
Current Affairs including General Knowledge35-39
Logical Reasoning28-32
Legal Reasoning35-39

CLAT Exam Pattern for PG Course

CLAT Exam for PG Course will be a two-hour exam of 120 marks. There are two sections in CLAT PG Exam, one is of MCQ questions and the other contains the subjective questions. There shall be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

Particulars Details
Maximum Marks 120
MCQ's 120
Marks per MCQ 1
Duration 2 Hours
Negative Marking 0.25 for wrong answer in MCQ's

The questions will be asked from the following sections:

1. Constitutional Law
2. Other areas of law such as Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law

CLAT 2020: Application Fees

You can check the details of the CLAT 2020 exam application fees from the table below:

Category Application Fee
General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates ₹ 4000/-
SC/ST category candidates ₹ 3500/-

CLAT 2020: Eligibility Criteria

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.

Eligibility criteria for UG program:

Eligibility criteria for PG program:

CLAT 2020 Application Form

The Online Application was started on 01st January 2020. The last Date of application was extended till the 10th July 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Click on the given link to apply online for CLAT 2020 exam.

Steps to fill CLAT 2020 Application Form

Document Size and Format
Photograph 20 kb – 50 kb in JPEG only
Signature 10 kb – 20 kb in JPEG only

CLAT 2020: Exam Centres

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.

Agra Gandhinagar Kolkota Shimla
Ahmedabad Gangtok Kota Siliguri
Allahabad Ghaziabad Kurukshetra Sonepat
Amritsar Gorakhpur Lucknow Srinagar
Aurangabad Greater Noida Madurai Thane
Barasat Gurugram Mohali Thiruvananthapuram
Barrackpore Guwahati Mumbai Trichy
Bangalaru Haldwani Muzzaffarpur Varanashi
Bhopal Hisar Mysore Vijayawada
Bhubaneswar Hyderabad Nagpur Vishakapatnam
Bilaspur Imphal Navi Mubmai New Delhi
Calicut Indore Jabalpur Noida
Chennai Jaipur Patiala Chandigarh
Coimbatore Jalandhar Patna Raipur
Dehradun Jammu Jamshedpur Durg
Faridabad Kanpur Shillong Ranchi
Ernakulum Jodhpur

CLAT 2020 Admit Card

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 15 Days before the Exam
Mode of Availability Online
CLAT Official Website
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

CLAT 2020 Result

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 Postponed
CLAT 2020 answer key (Provisional) To be notified later
Raising objections on the provisional answer key To be notified later
CLAT 2020 answer key (Final) To be notified later
CLAT 2020 result To be notified later

CLAT 2020 FAQs

Q 1. When will the CLAT 2020 examination be conducted?

Ans. As per the latest schedule of General Body of the Consortium of National Law Universities, The CLAT 2020 examination for both UG and PG candidates will be held on 28th, September 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Q 2. What is examination mode of CLAT 2020?

Ans. The exam will be in online mode only.

Q 3. How many questions are there in PG paper?

Ans. There are 100 questions in the PG exam.

Q 4. How many NLUs are there this year?

Ans. There are 22 NLU this year.

Q 5. Is there a negative marking in CLAT 2020 exam?

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking of 0.25 marks in CLAT.

Q 6. How many papers are there in CLAT 2020 exam?

Ans. There is one paper for each UG and PG courses.