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CLAT 2020: Application, Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

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. Read this article, to get latest details about CLAT 2020 including, dates, application form, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern etc.

CLAT 2020 Exam Dates

Check tentative CLAT Exam Dates from the table given below:

Events Dates
Start date of filling application form First week of January 2020
Last date of filling application form Last week of March 2020
Last date of online fee payment Last week of March 2020
Release of admit card Third week of April 2020
CLAT 2020 exam date Second week of May 2020
Answer key released date Third week of May 2020
Declaration of result Last week of May 2020
Start date of counselling process First 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 will be available through online mode
  • CLAT application formwill be available from the first week of January 2020.
  • Candidate needs to fill the valid detailsin the application form.
  • Candidate will need their email idfor the online registration.
  • Once candidate will create the login id and password after that they have toupload the scanned copies of documents, signature and passport size photograph.
  • Correctionwill be provided by the official authority after the completion of application form.
  • Submit the application form and take the printoutof 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:

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


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 2018 also eligible for the appearing in CLAT 2018 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:

  • Agelimit: 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

The exam pattern for CLAT 2020 is as follow:

  • 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 200 (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.
Course Subjects Marks
For UG courses (Integrated) Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20
Legal Aptitude 50
Logical Reasoning 40
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50
English including comprehension 40
For PG Courses Jurisprudence 50
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc 50
Constitutional Law 50

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.


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.

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 in the second week of 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 in the last week of 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.


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