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.
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.
The Consortium of National Law University has again postponed the CLAT 2020 examination. The information regarding the postponement was provided on the official website, clat.ac.in or consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Here we presenting 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||Online|
|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|
(between 10:00 a .m. and 5:00 p.m.) on all working days
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:
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.
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.
|Start of online application Form||01st January 2020|
|Last Date of Application Date|
|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|
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
3. Merit List
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)
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 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.
|No. of Questions||150|
|Marks per Question||1|
|Negative Marking||0.25 for wrong answer|
These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge,
Below you can check out the detailed CLAT 2020 UG exam pattern:
|Name of the Section||Number of Questions||Duration|
|English Language||28-32||2 hours (120 mins.)|
|Current Affairs including General Knowledge||35-39|
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.
|Marks per MCQ||1|
|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
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/-|
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.
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.
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.
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||15 Days before the Exam|
|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||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|
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.