CLAT 2020 – The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is held for admission in the LLB/LLM/5 year integrated law courses offered by the 21 National Law Universities (NLUs) of the nation. The Consortium of 21 NLUs forms a committee to conduct CLAT. CLAT is a national level entrance exam held in offline mode. The students who qualify 10+2 in 2020, are eligible to apply for CLAT UG 2020 and candidates with LLB degree can apply for CLAT PG 2020. CLAT qualifying candidates are allotted seats in the NLUs based on their CLAT 2020 Ranks via a centralised counselling. Students can also use their CLAT scores to take admission in other law institutes of the nation. To know more details on CLAT 2020 like eligibility, cutoff marks, syllabus, how to prepare, how to apply, etc check this page below.
In CLAT 2020, there are questions asked from GK, English language, Maths, Logical Reasoning, and Legal Aptitude for the LLB aspirants. The LLM aspirants have to face questions on constitutional laws and Other Law Subjects. check the important dates of CLAT 2020 from the table below:
|CLAT 2020||Important Dates|
|CLAT 2020 Notification||1st week of Jan 2020|
|Registration starts||2nd week of Apr 2020|
|Last date to register||2nd week of Apr 2020|
|Last date to pay the registration fee||3rd week of Apr 2020|
|Admit card releases on||2nd week of May 2020|
|CLAT 2020 Exam Date||3rd week of May 2020|
|Publication of Official Answer Key||4th week of May 2020|
|Result declaration on||2nd week of Jun 2020|
CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria
CLAT 2020 aspirants can check below the eligibility requirement to be able to apply for the CLAT 2020 exam.
For the UG Law Courses:
Age Limit: No upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2020
Qualifying exam: 10+2
Minimum marks in qualifying exam: 45% for the General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates and 40% for the SC/ST candidates.
For the PG law Courses:
Age Limit: No upper age limit for PG Programme in CLAT 2020
Qualifying exam: LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination
Minimum marks in qualifying exam: 55% of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 50% of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
CLAT 2020 Syllabus
If you are aspiring to crack CLAT 2020, then it is important to know what to prepare. CLAT syllabus is thus made available in this section. The aspirants need to cover the areas and topics that are mentioned herein to prepare for CLAT 2020:
CLAT 2020 Syllabus for UG Aspirants
|English including comprehension: The English section tests the candidate’s proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs: The General knowledge is evaluated on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidate’s on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.|
|Mathematics: This section tests the candidate’s knowledge of elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught up to 10th Class/Standard.|
|Legal Aptitude: This section tests the candidate’s interest in the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), 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: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.|
CLAT 2020 Syllabus for PG Aspirants
The students are asked questions from the following areas:
Constitutional Law and Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.
CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern
The candidates can check below the marking scheme and the distribution of marks in the CLAT 2020 exam. The exam pattern gives an overview of the weightage of the marks that each of the section carries in the exam.
CLAT 2020 UG Exam Pattern:
Maximum Marks: 200
Total Questions: 200
Total Duration: 2 Hours
Type of questions: MCQs
Marks per question: 1
Negative marking: 0.25 Marks
Marks Distribution among the sections:
|English including comprehension||40|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||50|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20|
CLAT 2020 PG Exam Pattern:
Maximum Marks: 150
Total Questions: 102
Total Duration: 2 Hours
Type of questions: MCQs and 1 essay type questions
Negative marking: 0.25 Marks
Marks per question:
|Essay Type||25 Marks|
Marks Distribution among the sections:
|Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.||60|
Important Books For CLAT 2020 Preparation
The students can check some of the recommended books for the CLAT 2020 preparation:
Self Study Guide CLAT 2020
Complete CLAT Companion with Free Current Affairs Booklet
Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning: For CLAT and Other Law Entrance Examinations
A. P. Bhardwaj
CLAT Study Kit (Legal Reasoning, English, Logical Reasoning, Mathematics and Legal Awareness & General Knowledge)
Deepu Krishna & Remya Krishna
Previous Years’ Papers of CLAT, AILET and Other Law Entrance Examinations: With Answer Keys
How To Prepare For CLAT 2020
If you are someone who wishes to crack CLAT 2020 and get into one of the National Law Universities, then here is what works:
No.1: Analyse: You need to understand what is the level of the exam, how was the exam last year or the year before too. This gives you the trends the exam follows. The best way to understand this is to gather the previous years’ question papers and go through them to understand the marking scheme, rise or fall in the difficulty level, type of questions asked, etc.
No.2: Understand the syllabus: The students must check the syllabus and prepare as per it. Do not waste the time in preparing something apart from the syllabus. In the exam, everything asked is from the topics in the CLAT 2020 Syllabus.
No.3: Current Affairs: Any lawyer must be up to date and aware of what is going on in the nation. Therefore the CLAT exam also judges the candidate’s current general knowledge. Watch news, read newspapers and buy a yearbook to enrich your knowledge.
No.4: Mock Tests: No preparation is good enough unless you put the learnings into test and know how far you have come and how far y0u need to go. Therefore make sure to practice mock test papers available in books and online. Take at least one mock tests every day. Practice CLAT 2020 Mock Test from the links below:
|CLAT 2020||Duration – Questions||Mock Test|
|Full Test||2:30 hrs – 200 ques||Practice Here|
|English||20 mins – 40 ques||Practice Here|
|GK and Current Affairs||25 mins – 50 ques||Practice Here|
|Mathematics||10 mins – 20 ques||Practice Here|
|Logical Reasoning||20 mins – 40 ques||Practice Here|
|Legal Aptitude||20 mins – 40 ques||Practice Here|
CLAT 2020 Previous Years’ Question Papers
The students can check below the question paper of CLAT 2020 from the previous years. These question papers are a great source of preparation.
How much do need to rank to clear the cutoff ranks for admission in the NLUs – CLAT 2020 Cutoff Ranks
The students need to score certain minimum rank to be eligible for admission in one of the NLUs of the nation. The cutoff ranks vary every year based on the number of seats and the number of students appearing for the exam. Check below the CLAT cutoff ranks from last year to get an idea of how much you need to score to crack your way into one of the NLUs.
For the UG Courses
|NLU||1st List ( Last Rank)*||Last List (Last Rank)*|
*For the general category candidates only.
CLAT 2020 Application Form
The students have to fill in the online application form to apply for CLAT 2020. The online application form remains available for a certain period of time. The students completing the application form within the deadline are eligible to appear for the exam. Now below are the brief steps to apply for CLAT 2020 Application Form:
|Step 1: Register at the CLAT 2020 official website.|
|Step 2: Verify the registered mobile number via the OTP sent.|
|Step 3: Back on the website, log in using the registered mobile number and password you created at the time of registration.|
|Step 4: Fill the application form carefully, no form correction facility opens for CLAT 2020|
|Step 5: Upload the scanned images of your passport-sized photo and signature|
|Step 6: pay the application fee via online payment modes available.|
CLAT 2020 Application Fee: The students need to pay the below-given application fee to submit the application form successfully:
- Rs. 3500/- for SC/ST
- Rs. 4000/- for General, OBC, PWD/SAP
Mode of Payment: Pay the application form using net banking/credit/debit card.
CLAT 2020 Admit Card
The candidates who apply for CLAT 2020 successfully can next download the admit card for CLAT exam. The students who produce the CLAT 2020 Admit Card at the exam center are only allowed to enter the center. Note that the CLAT 2020 Admit card is issued in the online mode only on the official website. The candidates must use their registered mobile number and password to get the admit card.
The admit card must be accompanied at the exam center with any of the following ID proof:
- Aadhar Card
- Voter ID Card
- PAN Card
- Driving License
The students also need to carry 2 passport sized image at the exam center. Via the admit card the students can check their allotted exam center name and address.
CLAT 2020 Exam Centers
The students have to enter the choice of the city from where they are comfortable to appear for the CLAT 2020 exam. Note that exam conducting body allots the center of the exam in the preferred city of the candidates. Check below the cities where the CLAT 2020 exam shall be held:
CLAT 2020 Answer Key
The answer key for CLAT 2020 is released a few days after the exam is over. The students can check the PDF files of the answer key that is uploaded on the CLAT 2020 Website. To calculate the scores using the CLAT 2020 answer key, add 01 marks and deduct 0.25 marks for an incorrect answer for both PG and UG aspirants.
The official CLAT 2020 answer key is also available for challenge. If the challenges are considered then the changes are made in the answer key and a final answer key is released. The result of CLAT is based on the final answer key of CLAT 2020.
CLAT 2020 Result
The CLAT Result is also uploaded under the candidate’s login over the official website of CLAT 2020. The students can check their marks in the exam and the CLAT 2020 All India Rank. the category wise rank is also mentioned on the CLAT scorecard. The result is calculated based on the marking scheme of the exam.
The students must check their result and download the same in their device. On the day of the counselling they need to carry the printed copy of the scorecard for verification needs.
CLAT 2020 Counselling
The students are allotted seats in the National Law Universities via a centralised counselling process. The CLAT 2020 counselling is based on the ‘merit-cum-preference’. Each NLU releases the list of the selected candidates in a PDF format. The allotments are based on the choice of the NLU of the candidates that they have entered in their registration form. The students have to complete their admission process once they have been allotted seats in the NLUs.
The brief process of CLAT 2020 Counselling is below:
- Check your name for the publication of the 1st indicative list on the basis of merit cum preference
- Then make the payment of Counselling Fee and exercise the options – Lock, Shifting/ Up-gradation or Withdrawal.
- Visit the NLU where the document verification is done and the final admission process is completed.
National Law Universities Accepting CLAT 2020 Scores
Below is the list of the NLUs that accept CLAT 2020 Scores for admission in LLM, 5 years integrated law course and LLB courses:
|National Law School of India University(NLSIU), Bangalore|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU), Aurangabad|
|NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur(MNLU), Nagpur|
|Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla|
|National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU), Mumbai|
|West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences(WBNUJS), Kolkata|
|Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS) Tiruchirappalli|
|Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam|
|National Law University, Jodhpur|
|National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA), Assam|
|Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur|
|National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi|
|Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab|
|Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar|
|National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Odisha|
|National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi|
|Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna|
|National Law University, Jabalpur|
Private Universities Accepting CLAT 2020 Scores
Here is the list of private colleges that accept CLAT scores for admission:
|Shobhit University, NH-58, Modipuram, Meerut, U.P|
|RNB Global University, Bikaner, Rajasthan|
|ISBR Law College, Bangalore|
|LLOYD Law College, Greater Noida|
|Glocal Law School, Glocal University Saharanpur Uttar Pradesh|
|Indore Institute of Law, Indore|
|Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies|
|Xavier Law School, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar|
|Amity University, U.P.|
|Law College Dehradun|
|Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore|
|Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore|
|GITAM SCHOOL OF LAW, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam|
|Kalinga University, Naya Raipur, CG|
|ICFAI Law School, ICFAI University, Dehradun|
|Asian Law College, Noida|
|Siddharth Law College, Dehradun|
|Aryans College of Law, Punjab|
|School of Law, JIMS Engineering and Management Technical Campus Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh|
|GLA University Mathura, Uttar Pradesh|
|REVA University, Bangalore, Karnataka|
|Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat|
|School of Legal Studies, Mody University, Lakshmangarh Rajasthan|
|Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujrat|
|Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad|
|ICFAI University, Tripura|
|Gujurat Maritime University, Ahmedabad|
|Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed-to-be-University) Mumbai|
|Bennett University, Greater Noida, NCT Region UP|
|DIRD College, Delhi|
|SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat|
|Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat, Delhi NCR|
|Maharishi Law School, Maharishi University of Information Technology, NCR Delhi|
|NIMT Institute of Method and Law, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh|
|School of Law, Presidency University, Bengaluru|
|Manipal University, Jaipur, Rajasthan|
|School of Law, Oriental University, Indore, Madhya Pradesh|
|The North Cap University, Gurugram, Haryana|
|Academy of Law, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Jaipur|
|Dr. K N Modi University, Jaipur|
|Harlal School of Law, Knowledge Park I, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh|
|Galgotia University, Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh|
|Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Law, Bareilly Uttar Pradesh|
|Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur Rajasthan|
|The Raffles University, Alwar Rajasthan|
|IFIM Law School, Bangalore|
|Renaissance Law College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh|
|Jain University, Bangalore|
|ITM University Gwalior M.P.|
|FAIRFIELD-SCHOOL OF LAW, New Delhi|
|Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Tamil Nadu|
|TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi|
Seats Available in NLUs via CLAT 2020
The students can check below the category wise seats available in the NLUs of the nation. These seats are filled on the basis of CLAT 2020 ranks and scores only.
|UnderGraduate seat to be filled through CLAT|
|NLU||All India Category Seats||State Category Seats||Special Category Seats|
|NLSIU Bangalore, Karnataka||75||0||5|
|NALSAR Hyderabad, Telangana||86||22||15|
|NLIU Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh||80||28||20|
|WBNUJS Kolkata, West Bengal||94||10||23|
|NLU Jodhpur, Rajasthan||100||0||15|
|HNLU Raipur, Chhattisgarh||82||80||27|
|GNLU Gandhinagar, Gujarat||56||0||31|
|RMLNLU Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh||80||80||18|
|CNLU Patna, Bihar||60||60||20|
|NUALS Kochi, Kerala||33||27||08|
|NLUO Cuttack, Odisha||159||0||21|
|NUSRL Ranchi, Jharkhand||60||60||0|
|NLUJAA Guwahati, Assam||45||15||0|
|DSNLU Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh||48||60||12|
|TNNLS Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu||52||52||6|
|MNLU Mumbai, Maharashtra||25||25||10|
|MNLU Nagpur, Maharashtra||30||30||0|
|Post Graduate seat to be filled through CLAT|
|NLU||All India Category Seats||State Category Seats||Special Category Seats|
|NLSIU Bangalore, Karnataka||50||0||0|
|NALSAR Hyderabad, Telangana||40+2||10+1||10|
|NLIU Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh||25||15||0|
|WBNUJS Kolkata, West Bengal||40||0||2|
|NLU Jodhpur, Rajasthan||80||0||0|
|HNLU Raipur, Chhattisgarh||45||0||4|
|GNLU Gandhinagar, Gujarat||52||0||11|
|RMLNLU Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh||10||10||7|
|CNLU Patna, Bihar||0||0||0|
|NUALS Kochi, Kerala||21||19||0|
|NLUO Cuttack, Odisha||44||0||6|
|SRL Ranchi, Jharkhand||10||10||0|
|NLUJAA Guwahati, Assam||10||0||0|
|DSNLU Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh||10||12||2|
|TNNLS Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu||0||0||0|
|MNLU Mumbai, Maharashtra||0||0||2|
|MNLU Nagpur, Maharashtra||9||11||0|
CLAT 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 is an Offline Test of 2 hours. The paper for UG programmes have 200 Multiple choice Based questions of 1 mark each. And the paper for PG Programmes have 100 MCQs of 1 mark each and 2 Essay type questions of 25 marks each. There is a negative marking of 0.25 for both UG and PG programmes.
Ans : CLAT is conducted by 21 NLUs on a rotational basis. The conducting university is yet to be announced on the official website.
Ans : All the candidates must have passed the qualifying examination or equivalent examination with an aggregate of 45 % marks (for UG aspirants) and 55 % marks (for PG aspirants).
Ans : The syllabus for UG programme is - English Including Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. For PG Programme aspirants, the questions are asked from the Constitutional law and other subjects such a Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.
Ans : The cut off for CLAT 2020 will be released after the declaration of the Result on the official website.
Ans : 21 NLUs will accept the score of CLAT 2020. Apart from the NLUs, there are many other Private universities/ colleges which accepts the score of CLAT.
Ans : The mode of CLAT 2020 is Offline mode.
Ans : The difficulty level of CLAT 2020 is easy to moderate as per last year’s exam session.
Ans : The Selection of the candidates is done on the basis of Merit list.