CLAT 2020

Exam Date : August 22, 2020
Result Date : August 30, 2020

Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an All-India centralized examination that allows the students to get admission in the 21 National Law Universities in India for law courses such as LLB and LLM.

Latest Update:

  • July 1, 2020: The last date to register for CLAT 2020 is extended to July 10, 2020. The complete set of exam centres will be updated on July 1, 2020. Registered candidates can make changes in their exam centres or withdraw their registration on or before July 10, 2020.
  • July 1, 2020: The CLAT 2020 examination will be conducted on August 22, 2020.


What is CLAT?

CLAT is a National Level Law entrance exam that helps the students to get admission into government and private law colleges in the country. This exam is conducted by National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack.

CLAT 2019

This examination is conducted once every academic year and it is conducted offline i.e. Pen and Paper Based Test -PBT (New Pattern).

  • Qualification: Candidates who have cleared their 12th are eligible to appear for this LLB entrance exam.
  • Admissions: CLAT 2020 scores help candidates to get admission in courses such as BA LLB (Hons), B.Com LLB (Hons), B.Sc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons) and LLM programs that are offered by various National Law Universities.
  • Attempts: There are no restrictions on the number of attempts for CLAT.
  • Availability of Seats: About 2,700 seats are available for admission under CLAT for the LLB program while the intake for LLM courses across the national law universities is about 700 seats.
  • Placement: Some public sector companies (PSUs) like ONGC, BHEL, and Power Grid Corporation of India use the CLAT score of LLM aspirants while recruiting candidates for legal posts.
  • New in CLAT 2020: Due to technical glitches in the previous years, this year onwards CLAT will be conducted offline (Pen and Paper Based Test) as per the official notification released by CLAT Consortium of NLUs in October 2018.

CLAT 2020 Highlights

The candidates who clear CLAT can obtain seats in 16 National Law Universities in India. It has been reviewed as one of the toughest exams in India.

CLAT 2020 Highlights
Exam Name Common-Law Admission Test
Acronym CLAT
Conducting Body National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
Level National Level
Category Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Mode of Exam Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT)
Medium English
Duration 2 Hours or 120 Minutes
CLAT Helpdesk [email protected]+91 97415 21069, 94825 67257(Bengaluru), +91 84807 18979 (Odisha)
CLAT Official Website

Note: The candidates can check other common exams accepted by law colleges to know which exam suits them. Because students have to take an entrance exam after completing 12th science to avail seats at top law colleges.

CLAT 2020 Exam Dates

Candidates can register for the examination till July 10, 2020 and they should satisfy all the eligibility criteria to be allowed to appear for the examination. For more information regarding the CLAT 2020 exam dates candidate can check the schedule mentioned below:

CLAT 2020 Exam Dates
Important Events Tentative Exam Dates
First admission notification December 31, 2019
CLAT 2020 Online Application starts January 1, 2020
CLAT 2020 Online Application ends July 10, 2020
Availability of CLAT 2020 Admit card August 10, 2020
CLAT 2020 Examination Date August 22, 2020
CLAT 2020 Result Date To be announced
CLAT 2020 Counselling To be announced

CLAT 2020 Eligibility

Eligibility criteria for CLAT 2020 are divided into two sections, one is for undergraduates and another on are postgraduates.

Upper Age Limit: As per the CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria, there is no upper age limit to apply for CLAT 2020. 

Qualification Criteria for Undergraduate Students

  • Candidate should be 12th pass by scoring a minimum 45% aggregate for Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories
  • Candidate should be 12th pass by scoring a minimum 40% aggregate for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.
  • Candidates who are appearing in the 12th examination in March/April of 2020 are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2020 entrance examination but the candidate needs to should show the evidence of them clearing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.
CLAT Qualification Requirement
Education 10+2 or equivalent
Age Limit No Age Limit

Qualification criteria for Postgraduate students

  • Candidate should have graduated from a related course (LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/any other equivalent exams) with a minimum 55% aggregate score for Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories.
  • Candidate should have graduated from a related course (LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/any other equivalent exams) with a minimum 50% aggregate score for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.
  • Candidates who are appearing for the final year examination of their bachelor's degree are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2020 entrance examination but the candidate needs to show the evidence of clearing the qualifying examination during the counselling.

CLAT 2020 Syllabus

Candidate should know about the examination syllabus for the preparation of the exam. The mentioned syllabus is based on last year's examination syllabus. Candidates can check the CLAT 2020 syllabus below-

For UG Programmes

English including comprehension- Includes correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling in the blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
General Knowledge and Current Affairs- Includes national and international current affairs and GK.
Mathematics- Includes 10th Standard maths.
Aptitude- Includes legal propositions and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
Logical Reasoning- Includes logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc.

For PG Programmes

Constitutional Law- Includes laws related to the nation etc.
Jurisprudence- Includes legal systems, legal reasoning, legal institutions and their role in the society.
Other Law Subjects such as Contract Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR- These section includes family laws, cyber law, civil law etc.

CLAT 2020 Application Form

The application form is available on the official website for CLAT. Mode of filling the application form will be online. Candidate needs to fill the valid details in the application form. Steps involved in filling the application form will be- personal details, qualification details, uploading of signature and photograph, payment of application fee.

CLAT 2020 Application Fee

The below-mentioned fee details are based as per the last year fee details.

  • Rs. 4000/- for General, OBC, PWD/SAP
  • Rs. 3500/- for SC/ST
CLAT 2020 Application Details
Mode Online
Registration Fee General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI - INR 4000/-
SC/ST/BPL - INR 3500/-
CLAT Previous Years Question Papers Request INR 500/- (Optional)
Photograph Size 20 KB to 50 KB
Signature Size 10 KB to 20 KB

CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern

For the preparation of this examination, the candidate should know about the exam pattern. Information regarding the CLAT 2020 exam pattern is given below. The mentioned information is based on last year information.

  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Maximum Marks: 150
  • Type of Questions: MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
  • Mode of Examination: Online
  • Marking Scheme: +1 for each correct answer and -0.25 marks for each wrong answer
Mode Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT)
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ's)
Duration 2 hours or 120 Minutes
Total Marks UG - 150 Marks PG - 150 Marks
Marking Scheme +1 Marks for Correct Answers -0.25 Marks for Incorrect Answers
Medium English

CLAT 2020 Admit Card

After registering successfully online, All applicants can download the admit cards from the official website.

  • Availability: Admit card will be available on the official website of CLAT from August 10, 2020.
  • Login Credentials: Enter your CLAT 2020 login credentials i.e. Registration No. and Password to access the CLAT admit card.
  • Valid Proof: Candidate should carry a valid photo ID proof (Aadhar Card/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Driving license) along with the admit card to the examination centre.

CLAT 2020 Exam Centres

  • Exam Cities: CLAT 2020 will be conducted in 66 cities across the country.
  • Preference: Candidates can choose a maximum of three cities as the preferred exam centres while filling their CLAT 2020 application form.
  • ID Proof: It is mandatory to carry a valid photo ID proof along with the hall ticket to the CLAT exam centre.
  • The authorities will try their best to provide an exam Centre in the city of the Candidate's first preference. However, the authority reserves all rights to allocate the candidate a test centre in any of the three cities he/she has already chosen.

CLAT 2020 Result

  • Result Announcement: Results will be announced on the official website.
  • Credentials: Login ID and Password will serve as the credentials to check and download the results once it has been published on the official website of CLAT 2020.
  • Scorecard: The result will be released in the form of a scorecard, having details such as Roll Number, Category, Score, Ranks, and Qualifying Status.
  • Authority: Admission to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in participating universities under CLAT 2020 shall be completed through centralized online counselling conducted by the CLAT Consortium Office after the declaration of CLAT 2020 Results.

CLAT 2020 Cut off

The cutoffs for CLAT 2020 will be announced shortly after the declaration of results as per the schedule laid out by the Consortium of National Law Universities. The dates are expected to change by a little according to the situation. The cutoffs for this year's exam are based on the data and the trends that have been observed in the last few years.

The most sought after universities of law, for example, NLSIU Bangalore and NALSAR Hyderabad tend to close their admissive ranks by the count of 100-120. You can check the details for CLAT 2020 Cut-off here.

CLAT 2020 Counseling

  • Counselling: After the declaration of results, candidates need to take part in Centralised Counselling conducted by the CLAT authorities.
  • Counselling Rounds: As per previous year trends, there will be a minimum of 3 rounds of Counselling.
  • Seat Allotment: The seat allotment will be done on a merit-cum-preference basis. This means that the admissions are done based on the CLAT 2020 Rank, the order of preference given by the candidate in the CLAT 2020 application form and the category/categories selected by the candidate in the online application form and the number of seats and their division/break-up as available in each of the participating NLU.
  • Counselling Fees: Candidates must deposit INR 50,000/- for securing allotted seat during the admission procedure.
  • Get more information about CLAT 2020 Counselling.

CLAT 2020 Important Instructions:

  • Information regarding the details of intake, reservation policies and the courses offered along with the fee structures of various participating National Law Universities is available in the Information Brochure which can be accessed from the official website of CLAT and also from the websites of the participating NLUs.
  • The candidates are, therefore, advised to thoroughly go through the rules, policies and the fee structure of the participating NLUs before filling in the application form for UG as well as PG courses, and also for the NRI/ NRI Sponsored and Foreign National seats.
  • Information provided in the e-Brochure regarding the intake, reservation policy, fee, courses offered and the subjects taught at various levels including the areas of specialization, etc., has been specified very briefly.
  • For detailed information regarding the same, the candidates may refer to the information available at the websites of the participating NLUs.
  • In the event of unforeseeable incidents resulting in the cancellation of a Test city or centre, or insufficient or extra number of candidates opting to appear from a particular Test Centre, the Convenor, CLAT reserves the right to cancel such a City/ Centre and shift the applicant to an another City/ Cente.
  • To claim the benefit of reservation, the candidate must produce the relevant certificates as prescribed by the Government of India/ State Government and as required by the respective NLU at the time of admission, as notified by them.
  • The CLAT 2020 Application Fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.
  • Over 59,300 candidates appeared in the CLAT 2018 for LLB and LLM seats, with around 300-500 students attempting at each test centre. And last year there were 260 test venues across the country.
  • Participating in National Law Universities reserve the right to change the total number of seats and break-up of seats as per their policy before the final allotment. The reservation policy is subject to change as decided by the concerned Government from time to time.
  • If a candidate has filled-in more than one online Application Form, the candidate's last online application form only will be considered. In such cases, the application fee for the previous application forms will not be refunded.
  • The allotment of seats and the offer for admission under CLAT 2020 shall be provisional and shall not create any right of admission in favour of a candidate.
  • Candidates are advised to visit the CLAT 2020 website regularly for updates.

CLAT 2020 Examination Guidelines:

CLAT Guidelines
  • Reporting Time: The candidate is advised to report to the exam venue as per the reporting time mentioned on the CLAT Admit card 2020.
CLAT Guidelines
  • Note: Candidates are not allowed to enter the examination hall after the commencement of the examination.
CLAT Guidelines
  • Rough Work: Scratch papers are provided to all candidate for rough work at the examination hall. Rough work cannot be done any other paper sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. Upon completion of the test, candidates will have to hand back all the scratch paper to the administrator.
CLAT Guidelines
  • Personal Belongings: The candidate is not allowed to carry any personal belongings to the CLAT 2020 exam centre including but not limited to wrist-watch, cell phones, calculators, etc., In case of candidate carry the personal item, it will have to be kept outside the examination hall at your own risk. The examination centre will not responsible for any loss or damage to such items.
CLAT Guidelines
  • Punctual: If the candidate completes the exam before the scheduled end time, he/she will not be allowed to leave the exam hall. The candidate is allowed to leave the exam only after the scheduled three hours of the exam are over.
CLAT Guidelines
  • Photograph and Signature: Candidates should ensure that the signatures appended and photographs uploaded by them in their Application Form and Admit Card should be identical and there should be no variation of any kind.

CLAT 2020 Contact Details:

  • Address: National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Kathajodi Campus, Sec – 13, CDA, Cuttack, Odisha, India, Pin - 753015.
  • Helpline: +91 97415 21069, 94825 67257 (Bengaluru), +91 84807 18979 (Odisha)
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

The CLAT 2020 exam will be conducted in the offline mode after four years of being conducted in the online mode. The CLAT 2020 is going to be a Pen and Paper-Based Test (PBT) as per the Consortium of NLUs.

The number of questions for CLAT UG is 150 MCQs whereas for CLAT PG it is 100 MCQs and 2 essay type questions.

The conducting body has introduced cut-offs for the test and as per the new pattern the evaluation of the descriptive paper will be done only if the candidate has crossed the cut-off of 40% (35% incase of SC/ST).

Yes, as per the Consortium of NLUs, the questions will be more descriptive and comprehensive in nature for the year 2020.

The Consortium of National Law Universities is the conducting authority for CLAT 2020.

The number of questions has been reduced from 200 to 150 Multiple choice questions.

Candidates can solve mock tests and CLAT sample papers as they will help in improving the skills required for the offline CLAT. Candidates can put their answers down on paper instead of on a computer and this will allow them to get an idea of how the exam will be.

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Colleges which accept [CLAT]

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Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] + Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.], batch of 2019
11 Jun 2020
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

As per the BCI recommendation, class XII students are eligible for the course.

UWSL accepts CLAT/LSAT scores or students may appear for Karnavati University Admission Test (KUAT). For the selection process, there are two rounds which include group discussion and a personal interview.

Want to get in ?
BBA LLb, batch of 2022
06 May 2020
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  1. The eligibility for BA or BBA LL.B program, the candidate should have passed the class 12th CBSE or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks. Besides students should have cleared the required cutoff in CET or CLAT.
  2. I took the CET which is conducted by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.
  3. The cut off varies every year.

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Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] + Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.], batch of 2023
29 Apr 2020
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Well, I did took IPU CET & Cut Off was the criteria. My rank somewhere in IPU CET Rank was 1600 & procedure was as the cut off as university site of admission portal did published the cut offs for 3 rounds of counselling then there was a sliding round & at last spot round. Eligibility was the clearance of IPU CET paper & requisite cut off being proposed by the University for the individual institutions. Typical cut offs depends on the the category so if you're OD category below 2000 is must i should say & If D then you can afford to be on as 4000-5000 IPU CET RANK. Rn I suppose admissions are through CLAT so do check the college site & help desk for further clearance.

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Bachelor of Laws [LLB], batch of 2019
29 Apr 2020
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

One should get admission by registering in common entrance test CUCET and if qualified can get admission. Admission procedure is feasible and is not a bar for a meritorious student. 

And CLAT Scores are also accepted 

cut off depends upon number of students applying for the course. 

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Ballb , batch of 2019
23 Jul 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

1. through clat marks and through entrance exam with personal interview 2. 12 class with recognised board with 45percent marks

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Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] + Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.], batch of 2023
11 Jul 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility criteria for admission in BBA LLB is that the students should pass 10+2 from the recognised board above 50%. Admission will be taken on the basis of CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) score.

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Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] + Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.], batch of 2022
08 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The course is for a period of 5 years. The first two years will deal with both BBA and LL. B subjects, and from the third year it will be exclusively for the law subjects. If you have a good percentage in 12th standard(distinction), you can surely get in the college. The college also accepts CLAT marks.

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BA.LLB, batch of 2021
14 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

MOHANLAL SUKHADIA UNIVERSITY is one of Rajasthan's highly reputed University situated in Udaipur. There are several Departments . University offers courses of arts ,commerce, humanities, social sciences,science and law. To get admission in University college of law, in any course students need to either clear CLAT or RULET or they must pass 12th class by either 45% or more percentile for BA/B.COM, LLB .

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Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.] {Hons.}, batch of 2019
08 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

For admission in the course of LLB Hons. lucknow university conducts an entrance examination. The exam includes general aptitude, current affairs, general awareness, and legal aspects. It is more like based on the formate of CLAT(Common Law Admission Test). Before the year 2017, the entrance was based on merit. Now such procedure is removed. There is the total of 120 seats for boys and girls.

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B.Com LLB Honours specialisation in taxation laws, batch of 2021
01 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility criteria for B.Com LLB are as follows Eligibility Criteria Admission CriteriaMinimum 60% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and Minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level (12th) Admission procedure is UPES is that either you can get admitted through CLAT examination or you can appear for UPES entrance exam that is UPESAT I had given CLAT but score was not good enough so I had appeared for the UPESAT examination. It flactuates from 75% to 80 %

Discussion Forum

Will I get the extra sheets or rough paper in the CLAT Exam for calculations?

Will I get the extra sheets or rough paper in the CLAT Exam for calculations?

Asked By: Yogesh Anand,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Yogesh,

Yes, you will get extra rough papers in the examination hall for calculations. To know more about the CLAT exam Click Here.

do i need computer skills to write the CLAT exam?

do i need computer skills to write the CLAT exam?

Asked By: Pooja Jain,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Pooja,

Not any such computer skills required. You should know how to operate a mouse for the CLAT EXAM.

Which are the best books to prepare for CLAT 2018?

Which are the best books to prepare for CLAT 2018?

Asked By: uma shankar,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Uma,

Arihant and Universal are the best books for the preparation of CLAT 2018. You can also refer to Reference books for more books.

Good Luck!

Is Kolkata one of the exam centres for CLAT 2018?

Is Kolkata one of the exam centres for CLAT 2018?

Asked By: abigail jhala,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Abigail,

Yes, the exam centres include kolkata for giving CLAT EXAM.

Good Luck!

CLAT 2017 practise and mock tests

Is there any way that I could practise for CLAT 2017?

Asked By: Ankit Ramesh,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Mock Test will be available on the Official Website ( shortly.

The candidate can use the same and practise as many times as he/she wants. This will give look and feel of the format of online examination (Computer Based Test) in a simulation environment.

It can also be downloaded and can be installed on a stand-alone computer with NO COST.

CLAT 2017 exam level

Is the CLAT exam a National level exam?

Asked By: Jatin Manohar,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, the CLAT exam is a National Level exam.

Age criteria for CLAT 2017.

What is the age criteria for the CLAT 2017?

Asked By: Arun Vijay,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

To be eligible to appear for the CLAT examination 2017, candidates from general category must not be older than 20 years as on July 1st, 2017. Candidates from SC and ST category should not be less than 22 years as, on July 1st, 2017 or they aren't eligible. There is no upper age limit specified and candidates above the specified age limit are eligible to apply for the CLAT exam.


Only Indian candidates are eligible to apply for the examination. Students with a compartment in 12th also are eligible to apply for CLAT 2017.

Even NRI's are eligible to appear for the exams.

Only candidates who have appeared and passed the in the qualifying exam are eligible to write the CLAT. The candidates who have written the supplementary are also eligible to appear for CLAT provided they produce proof of having cleared the supplementary.

National Law Universities associated college in Bangalore.

What is the name of the Law University associated college in Bangalore for CLAT 2017?

Asked By: Shekar C,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

National Law School of India University is the name of the Law University associated college in Bangalore. 

National Law Universities associated colleges.

How many National Law Universities associated colleges are there In India for CLAT 2017

Asked By: Nanda K,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

There is 16 National Law Universities association in India for CLAT 2017 examination. 

Courses offered by NLUs for CLAT.

What are the courses offered by NLUs for CLAT 2017?

Asked By: Athul M,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  1. B.S.W. LL.B. (Hons.)
  2. B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.)
  3. B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.)
  4. L.L.M.
  5. B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
  6. B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

These are the courses offered by the NLUs for CLAT 2017.