CLAT 2020

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.

CLAT 2020: Exam Overview

Here we present 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 Offline
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

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 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.

CLAT 2020: Exam Dates

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.

Events Dates (Revised)
Start of online application Form 01st January 2020
Last Date of Application Date (25th April, 2020) 18th May 2020
Issue of admit card Last week of May 2020 (Tentative)
CLAT 2020 exam (10th May 2020) June 21, 2020
Provisional Answer Key Date Available Soon
Objection window Available Soon
Final Answer Key Available Soon
Declaration of result (07th June 2020) Available Soon
Start of counselling Available Soon

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: UG Course

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.

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

CLAT Exam Pattern: PG Course

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.

Particulars Details
Maximum Marks 150
MCQ's 100
Marks per MCQ 1
Subjective Questions 2
Marks per Subjective Question 50 Marks
Duration 2 Hours
Negative Marking 0.25 for wrong answer in MCQ's

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: New Changes

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:

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 Application Form: Link

Click on the given link to apply online for CLAT 2020 exam.

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 First Week of June 2020
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 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

CLAT 2020 FAQs

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.