CLAT 2020

Exam Date : May 26, 2020

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***CLAT 2019 First Provisional List Released - Check Now***

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.

CLAT 2020 Introduction

CLAT is a National Level Law entrance exam which helps the students to get admission in 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 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 26, 2020. 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:

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
CLAT 2020 Exam Date May 26, 2020 (tentative)
Mode of Exam Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT)
Medium English
Duration 2 Hours or 120 Minutes
CLAT Helpdesk clat2019@nls.ac.in+91 97415 21069, 94825 67257(Bengaluru), +91 84807 18979 (Odisha)

CLAT 2020 Important 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, Important dates candidate can see the below-mentioned schedule-

CLAT 2020 Important dates
CLAT 2020 Important Dates (Tentative)
Start Date of filling Application Form January 1, 2020
Last Date of filling Application Form March 25, 2020
Last date of Online Fee Payment Last week of Mar 2020
Last date for printing/downloading application 02nd week of May 2020
Release Date of Admit Card April 15, 2020
CLAT Examination Date May 26, 2020
Answer Key Release Date 3 rd week of May 2020
Declaration of results/issue of Merit List Last week of May 2020
Publication of the First Allotment List 02nd week of Jun 2020
The date for payment of Counselling fee, locking of allotted
seats/Exercising of option for upgradation
03rd week of Jun 2020

CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for CLAT 2O020 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 the last year information.

Upper Age Limit: As per the CLAT 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.
CLAT Qualification Requirement
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 will be available at 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.

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
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. Mentioned information is based on last year information.

  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Maximum Marks: 200
  • 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 - 200 Marks

PG - 150 Marks

Marking Scheme

 +1 Marks for Correct Answers

-0.25 Marks for Incorrect Answers

Medium

English 

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 Centre.


CLAT 2020 Syllabus:

  • Subjects: CLAT exam Syllabus 2020 includes topics such as English, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude.

  • Syllabus: The Syllabus for all the undergraduate and postgraduate programs differs from each other.

  • Difficulty: Questions in CLAT exam are framed from the subjects studied in the Higher Secondary Level and Bachelor's Program. The level of questions will be usually moderate to difficult.

  • Get more information about CLAT 2020 Syllabus.


CLAT 2020 Results:

  • 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 scorecard, having details such as Roll Number, Category, Score, Ranks, and Qualifying Status.

  • Authority: Admission to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes 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.

  • Read more about CLAT 2020 Results.


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 Paper Analysis:

Section

Number of Questions

Attempts(Expected)

Score (Expected)

Difficulty Level

Legal Aptitude

50

40-42

37-38

Moderate

Logical Reasoning

40

35-36

32-34

Easy

Elementary mathematics

20

10-12

8-10

Moderate-Difficult

G.K/Current Affairs

50

37-40

30-32

Moderate

English

40

33-35

30-32

Moderate

Total

200

160-165

140-145

Easy-Moderate


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:

CLAT Guidelines

  • Reporting Time: The candidate is Advised to report to the exam venue as per the reporting time mentioned on the CLAT 2020 Admit card.

CLAT Guidelines

  • Note: Candidates are not allowed to enter the examination hall after the commencement of 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 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.

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: clat2019@nls.ac.in


 

Colleges which accept [CLAT]


Want to get in ?
Umesh
Ballb , batch of 2019
23 Jul 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
4/10

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



Want to get in ?
Srikant
Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] + Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.], batch of 2023
11 Jul 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
9/10

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.



Want to get in ?
Hrishika
Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] + Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.], batch of 2022
08 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
9/10

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.



Want to get in ?
Shweta
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 .



Want to get in ?
GAURAV
Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.] {Hons.}, batch of 2019
08 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
4/10

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.



Want to get in ?
Paritosh
B.Com LLB Honours specialisation in taxation laws, batch of 2021
01 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
8/10

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 %



Want to get in ?
Shrey
Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws [BA LLB], batch of 2021
05 Mar 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
5/10

There is no entrance exam as they take admission on CLAT scores It doesn't matter that what your score is they eventually take you



Want to get in ?
Bhava
Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws [BA LLB], batch of 2022
04 Mar 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
6/10

The admissions in the college are based solely on the ranking in the Common law admission test (CLAT).The closing rank is generally around 900.



Want to get in ?
Anjudavis
BBA,LLB (Hons), batch of 2020
03 Mar 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
6/10

CLAT or LSAT score along with the senior secondary board exam score will be considered. There will be a Group Discussion & Personal Interview for the final selection.



Want to get in ?
Alvin
B. A., LL.B,(Hons.), batch of 2020
02 Mar 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
8/10

Admission to National Law University Jodhpur is through appearing for an exam called Common Law Admission Test (more details on http://www.clat.ac.in, this year exam is on May 13).It is an aptitude based test consisting of 200 and 120 minutes. There will 50 questions on GK, 50 on basic legal knowledge, 40 on English, 40 on logic and 20 on Mathematics. Students of any academic background can appear for this. It is a normal aptitude tertiary which can be cracked easily. Admission is happening to 19 Universities, which are considered to be topmost law schools in India is happening through CLAT this time. Any person who complied 10+2 can appear for same( can also appear when results for 10+2 is awaited). Application details available on the website. Cutoffs changes each year, still less than 300 out of more than a lack is needed to get into top 5 colleges. NLU offers BBA LLB and BA LLB and LLM of Law also



Discussion Forum



Q
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,

A
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.



Q
do i need computer skills to write the CLAT exam?

do i need computer skills to write the CLAT exam?

Asked By: Pooja Jain,

A
Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Pooja,

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



Q
Which are the best books to prepare for CLAT 2018?

Which are the best books to prepare for CLAT 2018?

Asked By: uma shankar,

A
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!



Q
Is Kolkata one of the exam centres for CLAT 2018?

Is Kolkata one of the exam centres for CLAT 2018?

Asked By: abigail jhala,

A
Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Abigail,

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

Good Luck!



Q
CLAT 2017 practise and mock tests

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

Asked By: Ankit Ramesh,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Mock Test will be available on the Official Website (www.clat.ac.in) 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.



Q
CLAT 2017 exam level

Is the CLAT exam a National level exam?

Asked By: Jatin Manohar,

A
Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, the CLAT exam is a National Level exam.



Q
Age criteria for CLAT 2017.

What is the age criteria for the CLAT 2017?

Asked By: Arun Vijay,

A
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.

Note: 

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.



Q
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,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

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



Q
National Law Universities associated colleges.

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

Asked By: Nanda K,

A
Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

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



Q
Courses offered by NLUs for CLAT.

What are the courses offered by NLUs for CLAT 2017?

Asked By: Athul M,

A
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.


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