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CLAT 2020

CLAT 2020 Events CLAT 2020 Important Dates
Start of online application Form January 1, 2020
Application form closes New Date - July 10, 2020
Old Date - March 31, 2020
Issue of admit card First Week of August 2020 (Tentative)
CLAT exam date 2020 New Date - Sep 28, 2020
Old Date - May 10, 2020
Publication of the provisional answer key New Date - Sep 28, 2020
Old Date - May 25, 2020
Objection Window New Date - Sep 28, 2020 - Sep 29, 2020
Old Date - May 26, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Publication of the final answer key New Date - Oct 3, 2020
Old Date - June 1, 2020
Declaration of result New Date - Oct 5, 2020
Old Date - June 7, 2020
Start of counseling Oct 9, 2020 to Oct 15, 2020

CLAT Exam 2020:

The Entrance exam for CLAT is conducted every year for admissions to undergrad and postgrad law programs provided in 22 National Law Universities across the country. Several of the self-financed and private law schools in India use the score of CLAT for admissions.A huge number of public sector undertakings in India like BHEL, ONGC, Oil India, Coal India, Steel Authority of India etc. also recruit the students at legal positions in the companies through CLAT PG score. The exam of CLAT is conducted and organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of the representative universities in India.

CLAT Full Form

CLAT Full Form is Common Law Admission Test which has been organized by a group of National Law University. A core committee of Vice-Chancellors across seven participating NLUs decided to conduct a common entrance test organized by them in rotation as per their year of establishment. Correspondingly, the first Common Law Admission Test was conducted by the Nation Law School of India University, Bangalore in the year 2008. In the subsequent years from 2009 to 2019, the exams were being conducted by the representative members in rotation. It was in the March 2019 when a Consortium of NLUs was formed to conduct the entrance exam for CLAT. List of NLUs who conducted CLAT after 2008 -

  • 2009 - NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  • 2010 - National Law Institute University
  • 2011 - The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
  • 2012 - National Law University, Jodhpur
  • 2013 - Hidayatullah National Law University, Gujarat
  • 2014 - National Law University
  • 2015 - Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
  • 2016 - Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
  • 2017 - Chanakya National Law University
  • 2018 - National University of Advanced Legal Studies[13] and
  • 2019 - National Law University Odisha

The above colleges have been organizing the exam for almost 10 years which has been finally handed over to the consortium of NLUs. The consortium of NLUs is going to conduct the CLAT Examination in 2020.

CLAT 2020 Syllabus

Candidates are offered the UG & PG level law courses through CLAT which is a national level entrance exam. The syllabus is not very vast, rather it requires precise speculation of a situation. CLAT 2020 Syllabus for undergrads is based on the 12th standard subject matters and also a few quantitative techniques from class10th. The question paper for CLAT UG 2020 exams will be based on Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques, Logical reasoning and English language. Most of the questions are in the form of passages (around 450 words) to which 4-5 multiple choice questions are based upon.The questions asked are also based upon derivation, inference and manipulation. The syllabus for CLAT PG requires the study of Constitutional law and the other areas of laws as such Jurisprudence, Administrative law, Torts, Law of contract, Property law, Criminal law, Company law, Tax law etc. The questions are passage based and one section is for paragraph writing on any two topics, so writing skill does matter in the exams of CLAT PG.

For more information visit CLAT 2020 Syllabus.

CLAT Exam Fees

Students appearing for CLAT 2020 can download the form and register themselves by paying the CLAT Form Fees. The application fee varies from INR 3.5k to 4k depending upon the category of the candidates. The form fee for CLAT is comparatively higher than the other UG/ PG entrance exams and the sole reason is the exam being conducted by the NLUs on their own. Though the committee also feels that the application fee charged for CLAT is way above the required finances for conducting exams. The consortium has made it clear saying that the application fee for CLAT is similar to the other law entrance exams.

For more information visit CLAT Exam Fees.

CLAT 2020 Application Form

Each year more than 50k students compete for the admissions to various National Law Universities across the country. This year also, a huge multitude of law aspirants have applied for UG and PG law programs. Candidates are required to visit the CLAT Official Website in order to apply. The application and registration process for CLAT 2020 exams can be fulfilled online. Those candidates who couldn't applied for CLAT 2020, can apply now as the final date has been extended from March 31, 2020 to July 1, 2020.The candidates are required to complete each steps properly while filling up the form and registering themselves at the website.After the submission of complete details, a pop-up will open on the screen for the confirmation regarding registration process. Candidates are informed to activate an account linked with their mobile number.Fill up all your personal and academic details and submit with necessary enclosures and documents. CLAT 2020 Registration will be completed upon the application fee submission. The application form fee differs category-wise.

For more information visit CLAT 2020 Application Form.

CLAT Exam

CLAT Exam is conducted each year for the enrolment of candidates under UG & PG law courses across the National Law universities in India. A consortium of NLUs is going to conduct CLAT Examination 2020 and has been given authority for the same. The scores obtained in this exam will be valid for the session 2020-21 only and can be referred to any government or private affiliated law colleges for admission under law programs.The CLAT UG exam is for two hours duration with a total of 150 marks for 150 questions. There is negative marking system as well.Different sections of the exam paper carry different set of question numbers. The CLAT PG exam paper contains 100 MCQ for 100 marks and two essays for 50 marks with a negative marking scheme.The exam duration is two hours.

For more information visit CLAT Exam.

CLAT College Ranking

Lots of Top CLAT Colleges including government and private institutions are taking part in the entrance exam for admission of students under UG & PG degree programs in the field of law.Students mostly seek and prefer the National Law Universities for the study of law. Today, a number of private institutions are imparting quality education in law field and have gained a good ranking status among the premier institutions across India. The top ranked NLUs are also recognized globally for their world-class infrastructure and career prospects. Some of the top ranked government and private colleges/ universities participating in the CLAT 2020 Exams are -

  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  • National Law Institute University, Bhopal
  • National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
  • West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata
  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna
  • National Law University Odisha, Cuttack
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala
  • National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati
  • Alliance School of Law, Bangalore
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Asian Law College, Noida

For more information visit CLAT College Ranking.

CLAT Counseling

The admission procedure to UG/ PG program in the participating universities will be initiated by the NUSRL, Ranchi for 2020-21 session as this NLU is going to moderate the exam. The online and centralized CLAT Counseling is yet to be notified by the consortium.The entire schedule has been delayed due to the pandemic stroke and so the counseling. Those candidates who will qualify in the CLAT will be eligible for counseling process. This counseling is conducted in three phases where students have to fill the college of their choice from a seat matrix provided online at the time of counseling. After the allotment of seats, the candidates can approach the concerned law institute for the admission. The admission will be confirmed after the submission of admission fee.

For more information visit CLAT Counseling.

NLU Consortium is yet to announce the exam date for CLAT 2020.However due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, there are various safety issues in regards to conducting the exam in a traditional pen-paper mode. So, it is safe to assume that the exam date and mode of examination will be announced after once this disease has been curbed.
Candidate is advised to visit the page for re-printout of application form, generate the printout and keep the hard copy and soft copy (printout) of the application.
Yes, you are eligible for the CLAT 2020 examination.
CLAT 2020 examination will be conducted through online mode.
There is no age limit for appearing in the exam.
The examination would be conducted by the consortium of National Law Universities (NLU)
Each year the CLAT exam is attempted by more than 50,000 candidates.
LST session is conducted usually for two hours in which a student is acquainted with the basic concepts of the topic in hand with the help of examples and instances for the best possible understanding. Much emphasis is laid on practice as it is considered to be the key to crack competitive exams. Class exercises are handed over to the students followed by rigorous discussion. CL believes in interactive learning so that the students are at ease and do not hesitate to come up with doubts or clarifications.
This completely depends on one's ability to grasp concepts and to learn. Anything between 8 to 16 months is good for preparation, depending on the average number of hours invested per day and the quality of preparation.
Yes. Being Government institutions, there are reservations in different National Law Universities. All NLUs have reservations for SCs and STs and quite a few of them have seats for OBCs as well. Fewer have regional quotas and some also have reservations for women, wards of defense personnel and even NRI sponsored Candidates.
Yes. Though law is a subject of humanities, students of any stream can sit for the law exam. The paper is evenly balanced so that no particular stream is given a complete edge over the other. In fact, most of the students who sit and qualify the law exam over the years have been science students as it was the most popular stream. It is only in recent years that Arts and Commerce students are also seen appearing in sizable numbers.

Apart from CLAT, which is the gateway to the 18 National Law Schools in India' certain other entrance exams which any law aspirant should keep in mind and appear for are:

  • AILET - All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admission in National Law University (NLU), Delhi.
  • Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) conducted by the Symbiosis International University to get admission into Symbiosis Law School.
  • CET IPU - The Common Entrance test conducted by Indraprastha University, Delhi for various law colleges situated in Delhi and NCR including Amity Noida.
  • LSAT-India is a standardized test adopted as an admissions criterion by multiple law colleges across India.
  • Christ University Law Entrance Exam - conducted by Christ University, Bangalore for admission to School of Law, Christ University.

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