CLAT Exam Pattern 2020, Marking Scheme, Question Paper Pattern

clat 2020CLAT Exam Pattern 2020 will be comprised of types of questions, number of questions, marking scheme, etc. CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is an all India level entrance test which regulated by the Consortium of National Law Universities. This exam will be held for admissions into various UG courses in law and after graduation in law for Masters of Law programme. CLAT Score Card will be accepted by various private law colleges and government undertaking colleges across the country.In this article, we are providing the detailed information about CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern.

CLAT Exam Pattern 2020

CLAT Exam will be held through offline mode in the 2nd week of May 2020. The CLAT exam pattern for UG & PG programmes are given below:

CLAT Under Graduate (UG) Exam Pattern:

  • Duration: The duration of the examination will be two hours.
  • Number of Questions: 200 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • Language: The question paper will be asked in English language only.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of 200 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: Each question will carry one mark.
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking process. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The questions will come from the following sections and the number of marks for each section is given below:

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks Allotted per Section
English including Comprehension 40 40
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 50
Elementary Mathematics( Numerical Ability) 20 20
Legal Aptitude 50 50
Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 200 200

CLAT Post Graduate( PG) Exam Pattern:

  • Duration: The exam duration will be two hours.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of 150 marks.
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of objective and subjective type.
  • Medium of Exam: The question paper will be asked in English language only.
  • Marking Scheme: For correct answer, one marks will be given to the candidates.
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking process. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The questions will be asked in the question paper of the given sections:

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks Allotted per Section
Constitutional Law5050
Other Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights.5050
 Total 150150 

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CLAT Syllabus 2020

There will be no prescribed CLAT 2020 syllabus. For UG courses, the questions will be asked from English including Comprehension, General Knowledge, Mathematics (taught up to 10th class), Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning sections. For PG courses, the questions will be asked from  Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and other law subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights topics. Candidates can prepare from model papers & last year question papers.

It will help you to check the difficulty level of question paper & will aware about the type of questions. Candidates are advised not to get panic & also allot sufficient time for sleep. Take healthy diet, and keep last few days only for revision.

If you have any doubt regarding CLAT Exam Pattern 2020, you can ask your query in the comment box given below.

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  1. Kartik says:

    Sir I completed my UG from MDU so can I apply for clat exam for pg course LLB and what is the maximum age limit for apply of clay general category

  2. kiran yadav says:

    this is must or not required that the date of photo taken and name of candidate should be on the photo of the candidate

  3. Safeer says:

    Which book will be good for preparation of this examination?

  4. Bhoomika says:

    What opportunities do we get after studying 5 years law course

  5. Jyoti says:

    Sir, please share the marking structures how much marks consists of objective questions and the subjects??

    What subjects includes subjective and of how much marks?

  6. Satya Prakash says:

    Sir i applied for clat2018
    I want to know What is the
    MEDIUM of question in hindi or english or both?
    plesae give me your valuable ans

  7. Moromi says:

    Where can I get the previous years question papers for CLAT LLM ?? Help plz

  8. ANNIE says:

    why does the site for aiims application not work?????????????

  9. Sir passing mark kya hoge aur purane cut off kitne gai…plz explain it..

  10. Ishita says:

    My 1&2 year LLB score is 52% 3rd year result is not yet declared m I eligible for appearing for CLAT because of Mumbai University exam issues our exam got delayed & SEM 5 results is not yet declared

  11. Lalfakzuali says:

    What is the exam pattern for L. L. M course? Is it same with the P. G exam pattern.

  12. Lalfakzuali says:

    What is the exam pattern for L. L. M course?

  13. Bhavish Prachhak says:

    i am studying BBA right now in last semester. so in which group i should choose either UG or PG??? our exams of last semester will possibly arranged in March’s mid. session and results of will be given with in two or three months. please suggest.

  14. amir shaikh says:

    Can diploma Automobile holders can apply to clat examination.

  15. Agathiyan.p says:

    In clat has any negative marks

  16. anwar ahmad says:

    sir,when application for clat-2018 will be invited

  17. Meera says:

    I’m finished BA. now I’m going to do LLB whether it’s my UG or PG which entrance exam i have to prepare?

  18. Not know says:

    Sir how many time i can give clat examinatin

  19. Nitish Kumar says:

    Is clat exam also available in hindi medium or not???

  20. sunil dhariwal says:

    what is pg and ug

    • Your Name...Emad says:

      (PG) postgraduate means u have completed ur graduation and u can applying for 3 year course
      (UG) undergraduate means u have completed ur 12th board but not graduation and u can apply for 5 years course

  21. sunil dhariwal says:

    Sir, im in 12 th now ,and i have not prepared for clat yet , so what should i do , should i drop 1 year or practice for it .

  22. Priya says:

    Plz tell me the detailed subject of clat in llm apart from const nd juris

  23. Priya says:

    Plzz help me with the subjects for pg in clat aall the subject which are required for clat pg

  24. Harshita says:

    How much precent do we require in 12 th STD to appear for clat?

  25. Pratibha says:

    hello. i would like to know what is the cutt off marks for NALSAR-HYD and NLSIU-BLR. Which author books would be preferable for the preparation of exam. i have completed 10+2 this year and pursuing B.Com and cleared CA-CPT 2016.


    How many students are applied for llm and Wt about sports qota

  27. S.Prudvi Kanth says:

    Whether clat 2016 exam is conducted in online or offline ??

  28. arsalan says:

    Is the exam online or on paper..?
    And how many students are appearing for LLM..??

  29. gkc says:

    please provide the detailed syllabus of clay llm syllabus apart from constitutional & jurisprudence(100 marks)..(i.e) other subjects include 50marks..what are all the subjects in detail in this?

  30. piyush choudhary says:

    The question paper in both medium hindi and english ???
    About the medium of question paper

    • Anitha P says:

      Are there CLAT entrance exam preparatory courses for students who would like to join the UG course after their 12th ? if simultaneous preparation for the same is carried out during the 2nd half of the 12th grade itself…. it would benefit the children who do not have any sort of link to the subject beforehand.

  31. Uday says:

    The question paper for the PG courses will have objective questions or subjective questions.

  32. shruti maheshwari says:

    i am persuing economic honours (3rd yr) and i am thinking to do post graduation from law. is that possible and if i give the clat entrance which exam should i give for ug or pg?

  33. Ankita says:

    These subjects for PG entrance keep on changing evry year? Actually i am bit confused abt this thing…

  34. Your Name...akanksha singh says:

    can u tell me that what other subjects are there in llm exam…

  35. Nishant sharma says:

    Can you please clearly specify that in other laws except constitution and jurisprudence how many and what are those other subjects of law which comes in clat.

  36. gurpreet says:

    What is the exam pattern of clat ll.m 2016 and which is the best book for preparation?

  37. Aradhya says:

    Respected Team
    What are the subjects comprised in Other laws for the PG course

  38. K.K.Y.Giri says:

    In PG course how many subjects are there ( except costitutiinal law and jurisprudence).

  39. aparna says:

    for LLM Clat, for how many marks do we have the essay type questions?

  40. Ruchi Sharma says:

    Would CLAT 2016 for LLM be multiple questions paper or subjectve ?

  41. rajasree says:

    please let me know what are the topics for the pg entrance

  42. krishnarao Varanasi says:

    What are the colleges to be joined after clat eligibility. What is the duration for under graduation law course

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