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CLAT Exam 2020

The Common Law Admission Test for 2020 is just around the corner. It becomes very important for the students to get idea about the pattern, difficulty level and analysis of the CLAT exam as concluded from previous years. This entrance exam is conducted every year for admission to various reputed law schools of India.The consortium of NLUs is going to conduct the entrance exam for CLAT 2020. The aim of this exam is to provide students with highest standards of legal education to make Indian legal studies comparable with the highly reputed international institutions for law. Not only the NLUs, but several private colleges and universities also accept the CLAT Score.

CLAT 2020 is being conducted for the admission of students to UG & PG law programs across 22 NLUs and nearly 52 private-aided and private-unaided institutions. The competition is moderately tough with almost 50k students appearing annually for 2300 seats across the national law schools of country. For current year, the date for CLAT 2020 exams has been postponed due to the pandemic outbreak. The old date for exam was on May 10, 2020 which is extended till further notice by the consortium of NLUs. Most likely, the CLAT exam is going to be conducted by the second or third week of August and the CLAT Result Date is yet to be notified. All you need is to keep a regular check at the official website of CLAT for the notification of exam date.

The eligibility criteria and exam paperpattern for CLAT UG & CLAT PG will help you understand the intricacies of this national level competitive exam.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

CLAT Eligibility for UG Program (LL.B/ B.A., LL.B/ BBA, LL.B etc.)

  • The applicants should have qualified in their Higher Secondary/ PUC/ 10+2 with minimum required marks as per their category from a recognized board of state or center.
  • A minimum of 45% marks is required for the candidates belonging to General/ OBC/ NRI/ PWD/ OCI and PIO categories in 10+ board exams.
  • A minimum of 40% marks is required for the candidates belonging to SC/ ST categories in 10+2 board exams.
  • Candidates appearing for board exams in 2020 are also eligible to apply.
  • The 12thboard result shall be produced as an evidence for CLAT Exam Results else the candidate might lose their right to admission.
  • There is no bar on the upper age limit.

CLAT UG 2020 Examination Pattern

The questions in the CLAT UG paper will be of MCQ type, based on a 400-450 words passage. The examination pattern for CLAT UG 2020 is given below in the table -

Exam Name CLAT UG, Common Law Admission Test
Exam Mode Offline
Question Type MCQ
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Total Marks 150
Negative Marking Yes (0.25)
Exam Paper language English only
Syllabus English, GK, Legal & Logical Reasoning
Official Website

CLAT Eligibility for PG Program (LL.M.)

  • The appearing candidates should have secured minimum qualifying marks in LLB/ Integrated LLB or any other equivalent from a recognized university of India.
  • The candidates belonging to General/ OBC/ NRI/ PWD/ PIO & OCI categories require 50% marks.
  • The candidates belonging to SC/ ST categories arerequired with a minimum of 45% marks.
  • The candidates appearing for qualifying exams in April/ May 2020 are also eligible to apply for CLAT Entrance Exam 2020.
  • There is no bar on the upper age limit.

CLAT PG 2020 Examination Pattern

Exam Name CLAT PG, Common Law Admission Test
Exam Mode Offline
Question Type MCQ + Passage writing
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Total Marks 150
Negative Marking Yes (0.25)
Exam Paper language English only
Syllabus Constitutional & Other Laws
Official Website

Note: The candidates who will secure at least 40% (35% for SC/ST) in the objective section will be qualified for evaluation in the passage writing section for CLAT PG.

CLAT Result

The candidates can check and download their result card for CLAT 2020 by following the below mentioned steps -

  • Visit the CLAT official website.
  • Click on the link - 'CLAT 2020 Results'
  • Enter Log-in details like registration/ application No and you DOB.
  • Click on the 'Submit' tab.
  • Go to the 'Score Card' tab & click on it.
  • Check your CLAT Score, rank or qualifyingstatus.
  • Download your result-sheet from the options.

The results for this year are going to be declared by the DNLU, Jabalpur in August tentatively according to the last notification.The CLAT 2020 Results will be published on the official website of The consortium. The website will firstly release a provisional answer key for the candidates to cross-check their responses in the exam.The results will be displayed after the final drafting of answer key. Candidates can check results anytime thereafter. The NLUs will release the cut-off on their official website once the result is declared.

CLAT Exam Centers

CLAT Exam Centers
Hyderabad Ahmedabad Srinagar Mumbai Bhubaneswar
Kota Varanasi Gandhinagar Vishakhapatnam Jamshedpur
Navi Cuttack Bardang Kanpur Vijayawada
Faridabad Ranchi Nagpur Amritsar Gangtok
Lucknow Guwahati Gurgaon Bangalore Thane
Mohali Chennai Dehradun Muzzafarpur Hisar
Mysore Pune Patiala Madurai Haldwani
Patna Kangra Kochi Imphal Jalandhar
Coimbatore Nainital Bilaspur Shimla Bhopal
Shillong Jaipur Agra Kolkata Raipur
Jammu Indore Delhi Jodhpur Noida

For detailed information about CLAT Exam visit and contact IESOnline.

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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