The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by 14 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs (LL.B and LL.M). The first CLAT Core Committee consisting of Vice-Chancellors of the seven participating NLUs at that time decided that the test shall be conducted by rotation in the order of their establishment. Accordingly, the first Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) was conducted in 2008. Now there are 14 participating NLUs. But admission to Delhi's National Law University is not done on the basis of CLAT but on the basis of All India Law Entrance Test, AILET
. This year, CLAT Exam will be managed by the National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO).
Top colleges accepting CLAT scores:
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata
National Law University (NLUJ), Jodhpur
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJAA), Assam
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad
*Apart from these universities, CLAT is also accepted by major Law Schools.
Courses offered by NLUs:
B.S.W. LL.B. (Hons.)
B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.
B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.)
B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
CLAT 2020 Schedule:
|Admission Notification Release||20th of December 2019|
|Application Form Availability||10th January 2020|
|Last date for online Application||20th April 2020|
|Last date for offline Application||12th May 2020 (5 pm)|
|Downloading of Admit Card Starts||25th of April 2020|
|Date of CLAT Entrance Exam||26th of May 2020 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)|
|Answer Key Release||Last week of May 2020|
|Result/Merit List Declaration||June 1st – June 30th, 2020|
|First Indicative Seat Allocation Publication||10th of June 2020|
|Date for payment of counselling fee||June 10th – June 14th 2020|
Last Date To Apply for CLAT 2019 Extended
CLAT 2020 Admit Card:
Those candidates who have successfully registered themselves for the entrance exam will be able to download their admit cards online. The admit card is expected to be available on the website from the 25th of April for the 2020 entrance exam.
How to Download CLAT 2019 Admit Card?
Visit the official website of CLAT 2019
Click on ‘Download Admit Card’ tab.
Enter Registered E-mail ID and Password
Click on the log in/ Submit tab.
Check and download the hall ticket.
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CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern:
|Mode||Offline mode (Pen & paper-based test)|
|Type of Questions||Objective type (MCQs)|
|Total Marks||200 marks|
|Marking Scheme||Each correct answer carries 1 mark|
|Negative Marking||0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer|
Exam Pattern: (LLB)
|Subjects||No of questions||Maximum marks|
|English (including comprehension)||40||40|
|General Knowledge & Current Affairs||50||50|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20||20|
|Total||200 questions||200 marks|
Exam Pattern: (LLM)
|Subjects||No of questions||Maximum marks|
|Rest of the topics like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.||50||50|
CLAT 2020 Cut Off:
The cut off is the minimum mark required by the students to be eligible for the counselling session. As the no of applicants increases every year, so is the cut off mark. For the 2020 entrance exam, the cut off is expected to be increased by 5% to 10%. The cut off is affected by certain parameters. These are the no of applicants, available seat no, average mark secured in the exam, level of difficulty in the exam.
CLAT 2020 Application Form:
The registration for CLAT 2020 is going on now. Interested candidate can access the application form online. To apply, the candidates need to visit the official website for CLAT 2020.
How to Apply CLAT 2020 Application Form Online?
Visit the official website of CLAT 2020
On the home page click 'CLAT 2020 apply' link
Register and fill up the application form
Upload required documents/images
Make the required fee payment and save the payment details for future
CLAT 2020 Application Fee:
The application fee payment can be paid through credit card/debit card/net banking/pay wallet/RuPay, etc. Candidates can also make payment through the offline mode of transaction (Bank Challan). The application fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.
|General/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) & other categories||Rs. 4000 + extra charges|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)||Rs. 3500 + extra charges|
CLAT 2020 Exam Centres:
CLAT 2020 Counselling:
The counselling session for CLAT 2020 will be conducted offline at the CLAT office. The seats will be allotted to the qualified candidates as per their merit scored in the exam. The candidate will be given the option to choose their preferable NLU for their admission. They have to choose their preference before appearing for the counselling session. The eligible candidates will be intimated for the counselling session. The candidates need to register themselves for the counselling session online on the official website of CLAT 2020. All the original documents are also required for the document verification process.
CLAT 2020 Result:
The result for CLAT 2020 will be declared online on the official website of CLAT 2020. The candidates can check their results by logging in to the official website. The candidates will require their registration no, roll no, DOB, email ID & password to check their result online. The candidate can get their CLAT result as well as All India Rank & Category rank from the Official result.
How To Check CLAT 2020 Result Online?
Visit the official website of CLAT 2020
Go to the 'Result' tab
Log in to the website using your Registration No./ Roll No., DOB (dd/mm/yyyy)
View your result on the screen
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CLAT 2020 Answer Key:
The answer key for CLAT 2020 will be released on the official website. It is expected to be released on the 15th of May this year. If there are any issues with the answer, then it can be reported to the authorities between 16th to 18th of May(Tentative). The candidate can access the answer key by logging in with their Email ID and Password. The answer key will help the candidates to evaluate their result before the release official result.
CLAT 2020 Eligibility:
Interested candidate must have passed 12th with minimum 45% marks for general category and 40% for SC/ST category and the candidates who have given the examination but their result is not out yet, they can also apply for this examination.
The Candidates should not be more than the age of 20 years old as of 1st July 2019. If you belong to SC, ST category then 22 years old candidates can also apply for it.
Interested candidates must have done LLB (5-year Integrated LLB degree) from a recognized with minimum 55% marks for general candidates and 50% marks for ST/SC candidates.
CLAT 2020 FAQs:
Q: What is the examination mode of CLAT 2020?
A: The Common Law Admission Test mode is way back to an offline pattern after being administered online for the last four years. CLAT 2020 will be a paper-pen based test administered by CLAT Consortium.
Q: Has CLAT eligibility criteria changed?
A: Yes, the CLAT eligibility criteria had been changed two years back after the. According to the revised eligibility criteria, candidates irrespective of their age limit can apply for the NLUs admission test. Earlier, the Bar Council of India (BCI) had put an age bar, following which candidates attaining an age of 20 years or less as on the date of admission year, could only apply for the national-level law entrance exam for undergraduate programmes and those belonging to SC, ST, Other Backward Classes, and Specially-Abled Persons (SAP) were given an upper age relaxation of 2 years, i.e., 22 years of age as on the same date for being considered eligible for CLAT.
Q: What will be the medium of online CLAT?
A: CLAT 2020 will be held in English medium only.
Q: How can I practice for offline CLAT?
A: Candidates can take mock tests and also solve CLAT as they will help in practising for the offline CLAT. The sample papers and well as mock tests will prove quite helpful because they provide a look and feel of the format of the actual Common Law Admission Test.
Q: Is the application is non-refundable?
A: The application fee is non refundable.
Q: Can we deposit the fee offline?
A: We can deposit the application fee through offline mode by Bank challan.
Q: Can we deposit the application form by post?
A: The application form will be deposited by online mode only. Submission of application form through other medium is not acceptable.
Q: What is the minimum eligible marks for the enrollment process?
A: The student should have scored minimum 45% (General ) and 40% (Reserved category) in 12th.
Q: Will be exam be in pen and paper mode?
A: Yes the exam will be held in pen and paper i.e. Offline mode.
Q: Is there any negative marking in this examination?
A: Yes there is a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer.