CLAT 2020

CLAT 2020:  Those candidates seeking admission in Law courses such as LL.B and LL.M, a national level law entrance exam conducted rotationally by 18 NLUs every year known as CLAT (Common Law Admission Test). CLAT Notification will be released in the last week of December  2019. Check here all the important information about CLAT 2020.

CLAT 2020 Schedule

Notification Last week of December 2019
Availability of Online Application Form 1st week of January 2020
Closing date of Application Submission 4th week of March 2020
Admit Card on 3rd week of April 2020
Exam Date 2nd week of May 2020
Answer Key released 3rd week of May 2020
Announcement of Result 4th week of May 2020
Counselling Commence 1st week of June 2020
Closure of Admission last week of July 2020

Eligibility Criteria

For Undergraduate course

  • The minimum age of the participants belonging to the Unreserved category is 20 year.
  • The minimum age of the participants for the Reserved category it is 22 years as on 01.07.2020.
  • Applicants should be 10 + 2 (Intermediate Exam) pass with minimum 45 % marks for the unreserved category like General / OBC candidates and 40% for students belonging to reserved category.
  • Applicants who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2020 are also eligible to apply.

For Postgraduate course

  • There will be no upper age for the applicants for PG courses.
  • Applicants who are attending the CLAT 2020 Examination must have secured 55% marks in LLB/ LLB (Hons.)/ any other equivalent exam (50% marks for reserved category).
  • Applicants if have appeared in the qualifying examination then they need to submit the Result.
  • The candidates without submitting the result will not be considered for admission.

CLAT 2020 Application Form

The application form will be available in January 2020 (tentatively). Before filling the application form, candidates must have to read the instruction carefully and must be ready with the required scanned documents. CLAT Registration 2020 can be done via online mode only. The online application form will be issued from the website.

Application Fee

  • The applicant can pay the fee either through Online or e-Challan.
  • Additional bank charges will also apply in case of online payment.
  • The application fee is non-refundable and non- transferable in any circumstances.
Category Fee amount
General/ OBC INR 4000/-
SC/ ST INR 3500/-
PwD INR 4000/-

CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern


  • Course Name: All the integrated UG law courses
  • Exam Medium: English
  • Exam Mode: Online (CBT- Computer Based Test)
  • Question Type: Objective Type (MCQs)
  • Exam Duration: 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Each question carries one mark and there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Logical Reasoning 40 Questions 40 Marks
Legal Aptitude 50 Questions 50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 Questions 20 Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 Questions 50 Marks
English including Comprehension 40 Questions 40 Marks
Total 200 Questions 200 Marks


  • Course Name: LL.M
  • Question Type: Objective Type (MCQs)
  • Exam Mode: Online (CBT- Computer Based Test)
  • Exam Duration: 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Exam Medium: English
Subjects No. Of Questions Max Marks
Constitutional Law 50 50
Jurisprudence 50 50
Rest of the topics like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. 50 50
Total 150 Questions 150 Marks

Marking Scheme for both UG and PG courses

Maximum score 200 points
Correct answer +1 per answer
Incorrect answer -0.25 per answer
Un-attempted question no score

In case of equal marks secured by candidates, the procedure to break the tie will be as per the following order:

  • Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT 2020
  • Higher age
  • The computerized draw of lots

Admit Card

  • The admit card will be available for download on the official website of CLAT as well as on the website of conducting NLU.
  • Candidates must bring their admit card along with an identity proof on the examination day.
  • ID proof can be one of Aadhar Card / Passport / Voter ID / Driving license
  • Candidate will not be allowed to give the exam, without the admit card.

Answer Key

  • The Answer Key will be published on the official website.
  • Answer Key will be released soon after the exams are completed.
  • The candidates can get an estimate about how much marks and score they will secure in the exam.


  • The exam result will be available on the official website of CLAT-
  • The result will be declared in May 2020 (tentative).
  • The merit list will be released after the declaration of result.

Cut Off

  • The cutoff is the minimum score declared by the Institute for the admission process.
  • It is calculated considering multiple factors such as availability of seats, average marks scored in the test, difficulty level of the paper and total test population.


  • Candidate must indicate their NLUs preference online where they want to take admission.
  • Via centralized counselling, the admission to UG and PG courses in CLAT 2020 participating universities will be done.
  • On the basis of the merit – cum – preference, the allocation of seats will be done.


The Syllabus for UG course will cover topics from

  • Mathematics (up to 10th class)
  • English including Comprehension
  • General Knowledge
  • Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning.

Syllabus for PG courses will cover topics from

  • Constitutional Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Other law subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law, and Human Rights.

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