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: CLAT 2020 Application Forms were Released on January 1, 2020. The last date to apply has been extended to April 25, 2020. The exam that was to be held on May 10, 2020 has also been postponed to May 24, 2020 due to the increasing threat of COVID-19.
- What is CLAT?
- CLAT 2020 Exam Date
- CLAT 2020 Eligibility
- CLAT 2020 Syllabus
- CLAT 2020 Application Form Released
- CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern
- CLAT 2020 Admit Card
- CLAT 2020 Exam Centres
- CLAT 2020 Results
- CLAT 2020 Cut-off
- CLAT 2020 Counseling
- CLAT Question Paper Analysis
- Exam Instructions
- Contact Details
- CLAT Related Law Exams
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.
This examination is conducted once every academic year and it is conducted through offline mode 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.
- CLAT 2020 Rescheduled: To avoid clashing with the upcoming Lok Sabha Election 2020, CLAT 2020 exam has been rescheduled from 12th May 2020 to May 24, 2020. The rest of the details of the exam will remain the same as mentioned in the official notification.
- New in CLAT# year: Due to technical glitches in the previous years, this year onwards CLAT will be conducted in offline mode or Pen and Paper Based Test (PBT) 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 from 16 National Law Universities in India. It has been created as one of the toughest exams in india.
|Exam Name||Common Law Admission Test|
|Conducting Body||National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack|
|Category||Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate|
|CLAT 2020 Exam Date||May 24, 2020 (tentative)|
|Mode of Exam||Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT)|
|Duration||2 Hours or 120 Minutes|
|CLAT Helpdesk||[email protected]+91 97415 21069, 94825 67257(Bengaluru), +91 84807 18979 (Odisha)|
|CLAT Official Website||clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in|
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
Candidate should register the application form till the last date and candidate should full fill all the eligibility criteria then he/she will be only allowed for appearing the examination. For more information regarding the CLAT 2020 exam dates candidate can see the below-mentioned schedule-
|Important Events||Tentative Exam Dates|
|First admission notification||December 31, 2019|
|CLAT 2020 Online Application starts||January 1, 2020|
|CLAT 2020 Online Application ends||April 25, 2020|
|Availability of CLAT 2020 Admit card||April 15, 2020|
|CLAT 2020 Examination Date||May 24, 2020|
|Release of CLAT 2020 Answer Key||May 11, 2020|
|Invitations of Objections||May 12, 2020|
|Last date for Objections||May 15, 2020|
|CLAT 2020 Result Date||June 10, 2020 (Tentative)|
|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. Candidate can check the eligibility criteria from the below-mentioned information. The below-mentioned information is based as per last years' information.
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 2020 are also eligible to appear in CLAT-2020 entrance examination but the candidate needs to should show the evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.
|Education||10+2 or equivalent|
|Age Limit||No Age Limit|
Qualification criteria for Postgraduate students
- Candidate should be graduated (LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/any other equivalent exams) by scoring a minimum 55% aggregate for Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories.
- Candidate should be graduated (LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/any other equivalent exams) by scoring minimum 50% aggregate for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.
- Candidates who are appearing the final year examination are also eligible to appear in CLAT-2020 entrance examination but the candidate needs to show the evidence of the final result of qualifying examination within the given time-period.
CLAT 2020 Syllabus
Candidate should know about the examination syllabus for the preparation of the exam. From the syllabus, the candidate knows about the specified topics that what to be prepared and how to prepare for CLAT exam. The mentioned syllabus is based on last year examination syllabus. Candidates can see the CLAT 2020 syllabus from 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 CLAT official website. 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.
CLAT 2020 Application Fee
The below-mentioned fee details are based as per the last year fee details.
- Rs. 4000/- forGeneral, OBC, PWD/SAP
- Rs. 3500/- for SC/ST
|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. 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|
CLAT 2020 Admit Card
- Availability: Admit card will be available on the official website of CLAT from April 15, 2020.
- Login Credentials: Enter your CLAT 2020 login credentials i.e. Registration No. and Password to access 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 center.
- Get more information about CLAT 2020 Admit Card.
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.
- Get more information about CLAT 2020 Exam Centres.
CLAT 2020 Result
- Result Announcement: Results will be announced by the last week of May 2020.
- 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 counseling 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 on May 24, 2020, as per the schedule laid out by the Consortium of National Law Universities. The dates are expected to change by a little as and when there happens a delay in the events. 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
- Counseling: After the declaration of results, candidates need to take part in Centralised Counselling conducted by CLAT authorities which will be held by the first week of June 2020.
- 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 on the basis of 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.
- Counseling Fees: Candidates must deposit INR 50,000/- for securing allotted seat during the admission procedure.
- Get more information about CLAT 2020 Counselling.
CLAT 2018 Question Paper Analysis:
|Section||Number of Questions||Attempts(Expected)||Score (Expected)||Difficulty Level|
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 center, 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.
- In order 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 center. And last year there were 260 test venues across the country.
- Participating 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 favor of a candidate.
- Candidates are advised to visit CLAT 2020 website regularly for updates.
CLAT 2020 Examination 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.
- Note: Candidates are not allowed to enter the examination hall after the commencement of examination.
- 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.
- Personal Belongings: The candidate is not allowed to carry any personal belongings to the CLAT 2020 exam center 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 center will not responsible for any loss or damage to such items.
- 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.
- 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]