CLAT 2020: Application (Released), Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern

clat 2020CLAT 2020 Application Form has been released from 1st January 2020. The exam will be held on 10th May 2020. The common law admission test (CLAT 2020), is an all India common entrance examination. It is conducted on a rotation basis by 19 national law universities (NLUs) of India. It is organizes for offering admission into UG and PG degree programs of law. Through this examination, appearing candidate can get admission in various universities in all over India. CLAT 2020 Application Form is starting from 1st January 2020. Read this article, to get latest details about CLAT 2020 including, dates, application form, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern etc.

Exam Dates Application Form Eligibility

Exam Pattern FAQs Syllabus

CLAT 2020 Notifications – Application Released

newiconCLAT 2020 application form has been started from 1st January 2020.Check Here for application details.

newiconCLAT 2020 Exam Date has been announced. The exam will be held on 10th May 2020.Check Here for exam dates.

newiconCLAT 2020 Exam Pattern has been revised.Check Here for pattern details.

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New Changes Introduced This Year:

  • There is change in the pattern of the questions asked for UG courses. The number of questions has been reduced from 200 to 150 – 120.
  • Comprehension based questions will be asked from Quantitative Techniques, Current Affairs, English, Deductive Reasoning & Logical Reasoning.

CLAT 2020 Exam Dates

Check CLAT Exam Dates from the table given below:

EventsDates 2020
Start date of filling application form1st January 2020
Last date of filling application form31st March 2020
Last date of online fee paymentLast week of March 2020
Release of admit cardThird week of April 2020
CLAT 2020 exam date10th May 2020
Answer key released date11th May 2020
Objection window12th – 15th May 2020
Final answer key release18th May 2020
Declaration of result24th May 2020
Start date of counselling processFirst week of June 2020

CLAT 2020 Application Form

Check application details given below carefully and follow it to fill the online application form:

  • The application form is available through online mode only.
  • CLAT application form is available from 1st January 2020.
  • Candidate needs to fill the valid details in the application form.
  • Candidate will need their email id for the online registration.
  • Once candidate will create the login id and password after that they have to upload the scanned copies of documents, signature and passport size photograph.
  • Correction will be provided by the official authority after the completion of application form.
  • Submit the application form and take the printout of it. Keep the printout till the admission procedure.

Application Fee:

Application fee can be paid through online (by debit card/credit card) mode. The application fee is given below:

  • Rs. 4000/- for General/OBC/PWD/SAP
  • Rs. 3500/- for SC/ST

Check here– How to Fill CLAT Application Form

CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Information regarding the eligibility criteria, candidates can see the details mentioned below:

UG Programme:

  • Age Limit: There will be no upper age limit for UG programme in CLAT 2020.
  • Qualifying Exam: Candidate should qualify the class 12th or equivalent exam from a recognized board or university.
  • Percentage: 45% marks in case of the candidates belonging to unreserved/OBC/specially abled person (SAP) and other categories and 40% marks in case of the candidates belonging to SC or ST categories.
  • Appearing candidates: Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying exam in March/April 2020 also eligible for the appearing in CLAT 2020 online examination. They shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing of their qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

PG Programme:

  • Age limit: No upper age limit prescribed for appearing CLAT 2020.
  • Qualifying Exam: The candidate must have minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination i.e. LL.B or any other equivalent exam.
  • Minimum Marks: 55% marks in case of the candidate is belonging to unreserved categories/OBC and other categories. 50% marks in case of candidate belonging to schedule cast/ schedule tribe.
  • Appearing Candidates: The candidate must passed/appeared in the final semester or final year of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission.

CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern (Revised)

The exam pattern for CLAT 2020 is as follows:

  • Exam Mode: As per the CLAT 2020 exam pattern, the test will be held in offline mode.
  • Duration: Candidate will be given two hours to attempt the law examinations.
  • Number & Type of Questions: There will be total 150 (for UG) & 150 (for PG) of multiple choice questions.
  • Marking: Each correct answer will be awarded one mark each and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • Language: The questions of CLAT 2020 will be in English language only.
CourseSubjectsMarks
For UG courses (Integrated)Quantitative Techniques
Legal Reasoning
Logical Reasoning
Current affairs including general knowledge

English language

For PG CoursesJurisprudence
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc
Constitutional Law

CLAT 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus of CLAT 2020, candidates can see the details mentioned below:

English including comprehension

In the comprehension section candidate will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meaning of words used therein, etc. the grammar section requires correction and incorrect in grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

General knowledge And Current Affairs

The general knowledge will be evaluated on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Question on current affaires will test the candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.

Mathematics

This section will test the candidate’s knowledge of elementary mathematics.

Legal Aptitude

The section will test the candidate’s interest toward the study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Some preposition may not be “true” in the real sense, candidate will have to assume the “truth” of these prepositions and answer the question accordingly.

Logical Reasoning

It may include the variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogism, logical sequences or analogies etc.

Preparation Tips

Candidate can follow the below mentioned CLAT preparation tips to appear in the exam:

  • Notes Making: Candidates need to make notes for the particular subject after they studied.
  • Time Table: Before the exam preparation candidate should make the study time table. This will help the candidate to make estimation that which particular subject will take less time.
  • Section wise Preparation: Candidate firstly go through the exam pattern before starting the preparation for the examination.
  • Mock Test: Candidate should practice the mock test regularly to check the speed of solving questions.

Also Check:

CLAT Preparation Books

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: CLAT 2020 application form has been released from 1st January 2020.

Answer: CLAT 2020 examination will be conducted through online mode.

Answer: 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.

Answer: 45% marks in qualifying exam (class 12th or equivalent) and 40% for the ST/SC candidates.

Answer: 55% marks in case of candidate belonging from unreserved category and in case of reserved category (SC/ST) candidate should have 50% marks in the final year of the exam.

Answer: Yes, you are eligible for the CLAT 2020 examination.

Answer: Go to the CLAT 2020 login page and click on ‘forgot password’.

CLAT 2020 Admit Card

Law aspirants of CLAT 2020 will access the admit card through online mode. It will be available from the on third week of April 2020. Candidate will be required to login their registered account to download the admit card.

Candidates are also advised to check the details mentioned on CLAT admit card 2020. Also it is advised to save a copy of CLAT admit card for future references.

CLAT 2020 Answer key

NLUO Cuttack will release the answer key of CLAT 2020 from 11th May 2020. Candidate will get access of the CLAT answer key 2020 through online mode.

Candidates are advised to check the details mentioned on answer key and then download the same. Candidate can calculate marks by giving 1 mark for the correct answer and deduct 0.25 marks for an incorrect answer.

CLAT 2020 Result

The exam conducting authority will announce the result of CLAT 2020 on 24th May 2020. Candidate can access the result through online mode.

The result will be consisting of the roll number and name of the candidate. To qualify the entrance exam, candidate needs to obtain minimum qualifying marks.

CLAT 202O Cut Off

CLAT 2020 cut off will be the minimum marks to be scored by candidates for securing admission into the law universities. Cut off will be based on rank scored be candidate in the CLAT 2020 entrance examination. It will be release after declaration of result.

Cut off will be based on multiple criteria that are difficulty level of exam and the total number of available seats. Only those candidates will be invited for the counselling who will score the cut off marks.

CLAT 2020 Counselling

The allotment of seats will be done on the basis of CLAT 2020 ranks, in order to college, category and number of seats. CLAT 2020 admission in UG and PG programme will be completely followed by centralized online counseling conducted by the CLAT authority.

The candidate needs to submit the counseling fee of Rs 50,000 for participation in CLAT 2020 counselling. The final admission will be offered only after the verification of documents.

For any other queries regarding CLAT 2020, you can ask us by leaving your comments below.

Displaying 73 Comments
  1. Muzzammil ali says:

    I am studying in 12 class now
    I want to know about that i am eligible for this exam or not.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying exam in March/April 2020 also eligible for the appearing in CLAT 2020 online examination. They shall be required to produce an evidence of their qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

  2. Rahul Prasad says:

    I have done B.Tech in Civil Engineering. Am I eligible for LLM ?

  3. Mohd Afzal says:

    I have done B.Tech(ME).
    Can I do Post Graduation in Law? or firstly LLB please tell me…

  4. Sanjeev Kumar Misha says:

    I want to clarify that reservation in clat for ward of Armed Forces available or not.

  5. shivashanker says:

    its a dayrobber see the counselling fee 50,000
    u r from poor background and mertious aspirant of clat
    please reduce the counselling fee
    i am requeting

  6. Sandeep gurjar says:

    Sir i passed 12 level in 2015 with 82.6% . can I apply this flat form . Please sir confirm me. But My graduation is appearing in final year. Which course is apply UG Or PG.Sir please confirm me

  7. Gargi jain says:

    Sir,
    I am in 12with arts now and want to do law and want government college so can i able to appear in clat 2020

  8. Narmada p says:

    I passed intermediate (private) but I got below 45% marks how can apply for clat exam

  9. Abhishek Tiwari says:

    I passed 12th exam to open school i qualified yes and not.pl. tell me

  10. Mona shah says:

    Sir I m third year law student and my sem 5 is complete but sem 6 exam is April 2020 so I m eligible to clat pg exam IN 2020

  11. Monika singh says:

    Sir muja clat karna h bt ager ma clat clear karti hu to muja benifit kya milaga?

  12. Achan says:

    I have done my BA in education honours.am I eligible to give CLATE exam for PG

  13. kirti bansal says:

    when will authorities officially declare the change in syllabus of clat 2020 on their official website

  14. Bapyai Malo says:

    I’m in class 12th. Some, my query is that Can i write the law entrance exam in 2020?

  15. Sharma Jay Ashok says:

    Respected Sir,
    Is it compulsory to attend the counseling session to get admission in LLB courses for UG? can’t we get admission directly through the colleges?

  16. Reethu Rachel Raj says:

    Sir im currently doing my 2nd puc will i be able to apply for the clat exam of may 2020

  17. Nirupama Singh says:

    Sir,
    Whether legal aptitude is removed from exam pattern of clat2020

  18. Vasuki says:

    Sir i am very much interested in doing law i am not a clear cut idea about that which book is very useful to prepare for clat pls tell me.

  19. DP sharma says:

    Sir
    I am doing 10+2 in commerce stream and want to do B.Com LL.B Five Year integrated. So I want to know that which NLU have B.Com or BBA LL.B. Stream. You are requested to please update me

  20. Bhawan says:

    Sir I am a B.E graduate with CGPA 6.4 in OC category
    Am I eligible to write the exam?

  21. Ishika Chaubey says:

    Dear sir
    Now I am in class 11 and I want to give clat exam
    Can I register for clat exam

  22. Chaitali gange says:

    I cleared 12th in 2018 can I apply for clat 2020

  23. DP sharma says:

    Sir,
    You are requested to please inform or update me about CLAT 2020
    Thanks

  24. harshal panday says:

    is it compulsory to attend the counseling session to get admission in llb courses for UG? can’t we get admission directly through the colleges?

  25. Ashutosh Yadav says:

    My query is that I am CBSE open student and board will not issue slc.then how can I take admission in any govt College. is there any solution of this problem? Or not kindly reply me as soon as possible

  26. Anuvind p says:

    what was the cutoff mark for CLAT UG exam in 2019

  27. Debasish pramanik says:

    I am a student of class 12 .I can apply clat exam

  28. Laxmi jaiswar says:

    Sir I am 12th std. Can I apply for CLAT exam.

  29. Piyush Kumar says:

    I am appearing for 12th,Am I eligible for CLAT?

  30. Jansi says:

    Wat is the minimum mark( passmark) to be scored…

  31. Ssc says:

    The exam conducted by in which city, distric ,.where ….

  32. Bharat kute says:

    Today I am in 12th science, can I apply in January 2020 clat exam? For 5 year LLB course

  33. Jaya Mishra says:

    is there any upper age limit for clat 2020 for ug course

  34. Archana says:

    Sir, I completed LLb in 2018 & I’m also enrolled as an advocate then I’m also passed in AIBE bar exam. Then what is the procedure to became an Oath commissioner

  35. Monty Malusare says:

    I have a failed 12th Class Twice Through Science Stream.
    I Want to try my hand in LLB.
    As i am appearing for 12th Arts this year, can i be able to appear for CLAT same time?

  36. Kajal says:

    I was passed my 12th std with medical…….. Bt now i m not interested in medical field… So can i give CLAT enterance exam in 2020???

  37. Chhavi Chaudhary says:

    Passing Marks for CLAT?

  38. abhishek jain says:

    sir is it necessary to have graduation in law for the eligibility of CLAT PG.
    I have done BCom so can I eligible for clat pg program

  39. Pradeep Kumar says:

    What is CLAT passing marks ?
    Since the college I have opted they need CLAT qualifiers for admission.
    So, kindly tell me the pass marks of CLAT.
    Thank you

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      For applying in any NLU, you should have cleared the CLAT exam. The official authority will release the admission list on the basis of your filled preference at the time of filling admission form.

  40. aliya iram says:

    with MPC can i write CLAT

  41. sukesh says:

    I am done with my B.Tech(CSE) , Can I write CLAT for PG Programme directly or I have start from UG(LLB)

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      The candidate must have minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination i.e. LL.B or any other equivalent exam.

  42. Vinay kumar says:

    After graduation in B.Sc
    LL.B is a UG course or PG

  43. Glito davis says:

    I’m now studying in 12th.I will complete my 12th this march.Can i register for clat 2020

  44. Vinita Bhardwaj says:

    Rank is important or marks

  45. M balyanaik says:

    Sir, I did my postgraduate in geology, 2014 pass out now am eligible for clat 2020 to do LLB in national universities???

  46. Navya Ananya Mishra says:

    I will be in 12th in 2020.Will I be eligible to appear in the exam in 2020.

  47. Bed prakash sharma says:

    What is the minimum marks for qualify the clat exam
    And send the fee in detial of integrated BALLB

  48. Ritu yadav says:

    I just want to know what is the clat entrance syllabus for LLM

  49. Pallash Pamnani says:

    Can you please give more details about the counselling?

  50. Your Name... Ravi says:

    Waht is counseling fee?

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