CLAT 2020 – Consortium of NLUs will conduct CLAT 2020 on August 22, 2020. The online registration for the exam has been extended until July 10, 2020, on consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Candidates are also given an opportunity to withdraw registration. CLAT is a national level law entrance exam. It will be held in computer based mode, for UG and PG law admission in LLB, LLB 5 year Integrated, LLM, etc courses. In all, 22 NLUs and various private / Government colleges accept the score of the exam. Check CLAT 2020 exam date, syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, and more details here.
Latest: Major changes have been notified in CLAT 2020. You can check it all below.
Looking at the corona virus and lockdown situation in Indian, Executive Committee (EC) of Consortium NLU has decided to conduct CLAT 2020 as on-line test at a large number of centres. This means that the examination will be held as a computer based test and all the norms of social distancing will be followed.
At the aforesaid meeting, the EC assessed the feasibility of conducting the Common Law admission Test, 2020 (the “CLAT 2020”) through various modes. It concluded that an off-line test, as initially contemplated, would require large scale movement of students to limited centres, and significant logistics in the handling of question papers and answer scripts, which is not possible during the prevalent pandemic conditions.
Further, an on-line test at home with technological measures cannot ensure transparency, fairness and integrity of a high stakes examination process or maintain equitable access to necessary facilities.
Hence, the EC concluded that an on-line test at a large number of centres compliant with physical distancing and public health safety prescriptions is in the best interests of the health and safety of candidates and test administrators.
- Click Here to read the entire notification.
The Consortium is also allowing candidates to withdraw registration. Candidates can do so by July 10, 2020. However, if a SC/ST candidate withdraws then Rs. 400 will be deducted and rest of the fee amount will be refunded. But in case of other categories, Rs. 500 will be deducted. Refund shall be made by July 18, 2020.
CLAT 2020 Latest Changes
Here are all the latest changes in CLAT 2020 that you should know about.
- Number of Test Centres – A total of 203 test centre locations are available for CLAT 2020. Candidates can choose any 3 centres as per their preference. Click here to check the official notice released in this regard.
- Number of questions in PG exam – This time, there will be 120 MCQ and there will be no descriptive questions.
- Number of questions in UG exam – The number of questions in CLAT has been reduced from 150 from 200.
- Change in seat matrix – There are few major changes in the seat matrix of NLU. Check here.
- Website – The website for CLAT has been changed and the address of the new website is consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
- Formation of consortium – Instead of one NLU, now CLAT is being conducted by the consortium of NLU.
- Questions in CLAT UG and PG entrance exam – Now, comprehension based questions will also be asked from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning.
- Cutoff marks – There is a possibility that Consortium might introduce cut off marks for LLM admission.
- Click here to check the pdf for all the changes.
CLAT 2020 Exam Date
All the NLUs take admission via CLAT 2020. However, NLU Delhi holds All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) to fill the seats. Every year, around 40k to 50k candidates apply for CLAT, in hopes to get admission in 2000+ seats. Check important date for CLAT 2020 from the table below.
|CLAT 2020||New Exam Dates||Old Dates|
|Online application form releases on||01 Jan 2020||–|
|Last date to submit the application form||10 Jul 2020||01 Jul 2020 |18 May 2020 | 25 Apr 2020 | 31 Mar 2020|
|Last date to choose test centres||10 Jul 2020||–|
|Admit card releases on||To be announced||by 11 May 2020|
|CLAT 2020 Exam Date||22 Aug 2020||21 Jun 2020 | 24 May 2020 | 10 May 2020|
|Publication of Official Answer Key||To be announced||25 May 2020 | 11 May 2020|
|Objections can be submitted from||To be announced||26 May 2020 | 12 to 15 May 2020|
|Last date to submit objections||To be announced||29 May 2020|
|Notification of final answer key||To be announced||May 2020 | 18 May 2020|
|Result declaration on||To be announced||May 2020 | 24 May 2020|
CLAT 2020 Application Form
The application form of CLAT is only available on the official website. To apply, candidates need to visit consortiumofnlus.ac.in or click on “Don’t have an account? Register”. Following this, a registration form for CLAT 2020 opens and in it, candidates have to enter following details:
- Mobile Number
- Confirm Password
Once all the details are submitted, candidates get an OTP in the mobile number and with the help of it, they can login and enter details and images in the application form.
CLAT 2020 Application Fee – The students need to pay the below-given application fee to submit the application form successfully:
|CLAT 2020 Application Form||Application fee|
|General / OBC / PWD/||Rs. 4000|
|NRI / PIO / OCI candidates||Rs. 4000|
|SC / ST / BPL candidates||Rs. 3500|
If you want to have the previous year question papers of CLAT 2020, then you have to pay an extra amount of Rs. 500 with the application fee.
Mode of Payment: The amount of application fee can only be paid online, via below given mediums.
- Net banking
- Credit Card
- Debit card.
CLAT 2020 Admit Card
The admit card of CLAT is released for all the registered candidates, on consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Candidates can download it from the official login by entering mobile number and password. CLAT 2020 admit card can be downloaded online, however, on the exam day candidates have to carry print copy of it. Personal and exam details are mentioned in the admit card and from it candidates get to know thier center, exam time, etc.
Along with the admit card, the candidate also have to carry a valid photo id along with it to the exam center. Without the admit card and a valid id their is not going to be a entry. It can be aadhaar card or PAN card or driving license or passport, etc.
CLAT 2020 Syllabus
There is no defined syllabus for CLAT 2020. However, Consortium has defined subjects from which the questions in the exams are asked and these are as follows:
Syllabus for undergraduate
- English Language
- Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
- Legal Reasoning
- Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative Techniques
Syllabus for postgraduate
- Constitutional Law
- Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.
CLAT 2020 UG Syllabus Explanation
It is true that there is no syllabus for CLAT. However, one a very broad scale one can say that following things are asked in the exam.
- English including comprehension – In English section, comprehension based question will be asked. On the basis of these questions, the candidate’s skills on understanding the passages and its central theme will be accessed.
- Current Affairs, including General Knowledge – In this section, questions are based on the national and international current affairs, general knowledge. Through these questions static, general knowledge and awareness of the candidate will be tested.
- Legal aptitude – In this section, questions will be asked on the basis of the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Through these questions, the interest of the candidate in legal propositions will be tested.
- Logical reasoning – In this sections, questions are based on syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies and the purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links, arguments.
CLAT 2020 Mock Test – Section Wise
Candidates can use the links below to access CLAT 2020 mock test. This mock test has been prepared by Aglasem for our users and the best part is that it is for free.
|Clat (English)||Click Here|
|Clat (GK & Current Affairs)||Click Here|
|Clat (Math)||Click Here|
|Clat (Logical Reasoning)||Click Here|
|Clat (Legal Aptitude)||Click Here|
CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern
To qualify in the examination candidates need to understand the exam pattern. Check the CLAT 2020 exam pattern from below:
CLAT 2020 exam pattern for UG admission:
Mode of Exam – Exam is held in computer based mode only.
Duration – Duration of exam is 2 hours.
Language – The question paper is only provided in the English language.
Total no of questions – The total number of questions for UG exam is 150.
Type of questions – All the questions are of multiple choice questions (MCQs)
Section – There are 5 section in exam, for:
- Quantitative Techniques
- Current Affairs
- Deductive Reasoning
- Logical Reasoning
Marking Scheme – Candidates will get 1 marks for a correct answer.
- For choosing incorrect answer option, negative marking of 0.25 marks will be done.
CLAT 2020 exam pattern for PG admission:
Mode of Exam – Exam is held in computer based mode mode
Duration – Duration of exam is 2 hours.
Language – The language of the question paper is always and only English.
Total no of questions – The total number of questions in the exam is 120.
Type of questions – The distribution of questions is as follows:
- Multiple choice questions (MCQs) -120 questions of one mark each
Section – There are 2 sections in the exam, for:
- Constitutional Law
- Other law subjects such as contract, torts, criminal law, international law, IPR, and jurisprudence
Marking Scheme – 1 marks is allocated for a correct answer and 0.25 is deducted as negative marking.
This year, CLAT 2020 will have a change in the pattern of the questions for the UG. Comprehension based questions would be asked from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. The number of questions are also reduced from 200 to 120-150 questions. Similarly, the PG admission test will also have comprehension based questions.
How To Prepare For CLAT 2020?
Candidates appearing for CLAT 2020 have to secure the qualifying marks for getting the admission to the universities of their choice. To help you with that we have given some tips for preparation. Check it out:
- English – For the preparation of English section, candidates must-read novels, it will help to increase vocabulary. It is also advised to practice from grammar book which have a lot of exercise to enhance command on the subject.
- Current Affairs – Best source to improve GK / current affairs is by reading a newspaper and watching news. It helps in staying update with what is happening around.
- Logical Reasoning – Daily practice questions related to logical reasoning. It will help you to increase speed to solve the questions.
- Legal Reasoning – Solve more and more question of legal propositions to clear the basic principles. Solve and practice questions in legal aptitude, arguments, legal amendments, criminal laws.
CLAT previous year question paper – for CLAT previous year question paper click here
Books To Prepare For CLAT 2020
candidates can refer to the table given below for help books to prepare for CLAT 2020
|Self Study Guide CLAT 2020||Click Here|
|Guide to CLAT & LL.B. Entrance Examination 2020-21||Click Here|
|CLAT & AILET Chapter Wise Solved Papers 2008-2019||Click Here|
|Latest 2019-2020 Guide to CLAT & LL.B. Entrance Examination||Click Here|
|Complete CLAT Companion with Free Current Affairs Booklet by Pearson||Click Here|
CLAT 2020 Exam Centers
Candidates can check the CLAT 2020 exam centres as per last year in the table below and choose them as per their convenience while filling the application form:
CLAT 2020 Answer Key
After some time the officials release the provisional answer key of CLAT for candidates to evaluate their score before the result. The answer key is released at the official website of CLAT. Now to check their course candidates need to know the marking scheme and question paper. If candidates found any mistake in the answer key they can raise an objection about it at the official website. After that, the board will release a final answer key with the rectified answers.
CLAT 2020 Result
On the basis of the final answer key, CLAT result is prepared. The result for CLAT is released at the official website. To check the score candidates are presented two options first with their candidate’s login and second with by adding application number and date of birth. Candidates can download their scorecard from any of this login. After this, the merit list for seat allocation is released by the universities. Based on the choices made by students at the time of filling the application form. To secure their seats candidates have to pay the counselling fee of Rs. 50.000/-
CLAT 2020 Cut Off
Each NLUs releases their opening and closing ranks for admission. Candidates can check the last year cutoff ranks for all the NLUs from the table below :
|Law School||Opening Rank||Closing Rank|
CLAT 2020 Counselling
When the first provisional seat allotment releases the counseling process is going to get started. Candidates having their names on the list have to register themselves for them by paying the counseling fee. The basis of allotment seats is merit-cum-preference. Based on the choices made by candidates during the filling of the application form. To know the instruction of counseling check below:
- Check your name in the merit list.
- If found then candidates have to follow the ‘Lock’ (you are happy with the allotted seat), ‘Upgrade’ (you want to apply for an upgrade to a better college), ‘Withdraw’ (you want to withdraw from the seat allotment process), ‘Refund’ (students who opt to withdraw from CLAT seat allotment process will be given a refund).
- With the right option visit the NLU to complete the admission process.
National Law University Accepting the Score of CLAT
Candidates can check the participating univeristy to apply for an check after the result of CLAT. Check them below:
|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
Candidates can check previous year seat data for now. As soon as the last seat matrix is released, we will update it here.
Click Here to check the Seat Matrix Change notice for some of NLUs.
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|
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|
CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must check the eligbility criteria as given below before applying for the CLAT 2020 exam:
For the UG Law Courses:
Age limit –No upper age limit for candidates who wish to apply for CLAT 2020.
Qualification – Candidates must have completed 10+2 from a recognized board. The percantage of candidates in the qualifying examination should be as follows:
- 45% marks – for General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI candidates.
- 40% marks – for SC / ST candidates.
Candidates studying in 10+2 can also apply. However they need to submit mark sheet during the time of admission. These candidates should fulfill the eligibility criteria at the time of admission.
For the PG law Courses:
Age limit –Again, there is no age limit for CLAT PG 2020 as well.
Qualification – Candidate must have completed LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination from a recognized university, which minimum of below given marks:
- 55% marks – for General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI candidates.
- 50% marks – for SC / ST candidates.
Candidates appearing for final year examination can also apply.
CLAT 2020 Exam Date Postponed Notice
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, government of India imposed a national level lockdown because of which CLAT 2020 had to be postponed. All the notices for it are as follows, chronologically.
March 27, 2020: CLAT 2020 was to be held on May 10, 2020. However, due to the lockdown the exam was postponed until May 24, 2020.
April 21, 2020: Exam date for CLAT 2020 changed again. Because the lockdown was extended, the exam date for CLAT was once again changed from May 24 to June 21, 2020. The official notice for it is as follows:
- Click here to check the CLAT 2020 exam date postponed notice.
For more details regarding CLAT 2020, download CLAT 2020 Notification.
Official Website: consortiumofnlus.ac.in
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.
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