CLAT 2020 - Application Form (Extended Dates), Exam Pattern, Syllabus

CLAT 2020 - Application Form (Extended Dates), Exam Pattern, Syllabus

CLAT 2020 will be conducted by NUSRL at Ranchi on 21 June (Date Extended). The exam will be pen-and-paper based and will last for two hours. CLAT is carried out for admission to 5-yr integrated law and LLM courses offered through the 22 collaborating NLUs as well as the other private colleges who use CLAT scores for admission. NLUs have approx 2622 undergraduates and 720 postgraduate seats in a combine. The CLAT 2020 online application form is available from 1 January and the last date for submitting the application form is 18 May.

The NLUs Consortium has announced major changes in the CLAT 2020 exam pattern. Earlier the exam pattern consists of 200 questions that were to be attempted in 120 minutes (2 Hours) but for the CLAT 2020, the exam will have 150 questions with a total duration of 120 minutes. In addition, comprehension-based questions will be asked in both UG and PG examinations. The exam duration, test mode, and descriptive questions will remain unchanged in the exam. Check the full article to know all of CLAT's information including the schedule of events, application process, syllabus, etc.

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  • The last date for filing the application form is May 18, 2020. (Date Extended due to COVID-19 Pandemic)
  • For the LLM Admission Test, candidates who obtain 40% (35% in the case of SCT / ST / PWD) of the 100 objective questions will be eligible to evaluate their descriptive answers.
  • Class 12 candidates, with 45% marks (40%to SC, ST) are eligible for CLAT 2020 LLB program. There is no restriction on their age to qualify for the examination.
  • The application fee for General, OBC and EWS category is INR 4000 and INR 3500 for SC and ST candidates.
  • Candidates may download their CLAT 2020 Admit card from the third week of April 2020 on successful registration.
  • The CLAT 2020 will fill approximately 2400 LLB and 550 LLM seats.
  • CLAT 2020 Cutoff will be released separately in the month of July 2020 for 21 NLUs.

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CLAT 2020 Dates

Events Dates
Online Application Starts 1st January 2020
Online Application Closes 18th May 2020 (Extended)
Admit Card Release Last week of May 2020 (Tentative)
CLAT 2020 Exam Date 21st June 2020 (Date Extended)
Publication of answer key 22nd June 2020
Publication of final answer key July 2020
Result Announcement July 2020

CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidate has to fulfill the following terms and conditions for appearing in CLAT 2020. The CLAT eligibility criteria for UG & PG law courses are as follows:-

Eligibility criteria for UG program:

  • Candidate must have passed 10+2 from a recognized board or university.
  • There is no upper age limit for CLAT 2020.
  • General and OBC candidates require 45% marks to appear in CLAT 2020 whereas SC & ST candidates require 40% marks.
  • Candidates who appeared in the March / April 2020 qualifying exam are also qualified to appear in CLAT 2020.

Eligibility criteria for PG program:

  • There is no upper age limit for CLAT 2020.
  • Candidate must have passed the LLB or equivalent exam from a recognized university.
  • General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI category candidates require 55% marks or its equivalent to qualify whereas SC/ST candidates get 5% relaxation in minimum marks.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam in April/May 2020 may also apply.

CLAT 2020 Application Form

Candidate looking for admission to UG and PG law courses offered by participating NLUs had to fill the online application form of CLAT 2020. Candidate needs to visit the official CLAT website to access the Common Law Admission Test application form from 1 January. The last date to fill CLAT application form is May 18, 2020. Below are the steps to be followed for CLAT 2020 Registration:-

  1. Candidate has to register first by entering the details - name, date of birth, email id and mobile number.
  2. Proceed to fill the required section details in the application form that includes personal details, qualification details, and contact details.
  3. Upload scanned copies of photograph and signature with required documents as per the defined guidelines.
  4. The final step is to pay the application fee via online mode (Debit/Credit or Net Banking) or offline (Bank Challan).
Category Application Fee (INR)
General/OBC Rs. 4000
SC/ST Rs. 3500

CLAT 2020 Admit Card

CLAT 2020 Admit Card is an important document that is required not only for sitting in the exam but also for the completion of other admission formalities, such as counselling. Therefore, until the admission process is over the candidate must keep the CLAT 2020 card safe and secure. CLAT Admit Card will be released in the first week of May 2020. To download the Admit Card, candidate must visit the official website and login by entering the registration ID and password.

Steps to download CLAT Admit Card

Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT (

Step 2: Click on the tab ‘Download Admit Card’.

Step 3: Enter Registered E-mail ID and Password.

Step 4: Click on Login/ Submit tab.

Step 5: Check and download the hall ticket.

CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidate must go through the CLAT 2020 exam pattern before preparing for the exam. It allows the candidate to obtain important exam information, such as the nature of questions, exam duration, marking scheme and the mode of examination. The highlights of the CLAT exam pattern are as follows:-

Examination Mode Offline
Total Sections LLB - 5 Sections
LLM - 3 sections
Nature of Questions Objective type (MCQs)
Total Questions 150
Marking Scheme 1 mark of correct answer
Negative Marking 0.25 marks deducted for a wrong answer

CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern for UG (LLB Course)

  • The question paper will contain five sections for undergraduate courses, which include- English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
  • Question paper for the UG program will cover 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQ).
  • The candidate will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer, and the ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
Sections No. of Questions Marks
English Comprehension 30 30
Current Affairs 30 30
Elementary Mathematics 30 30
Legal Aptitude 30 30
Logical Reasoning 30 30
Total 150 questions 150 marks

Exam Pattern for PG (LLM Course)

  • Postgraduate courses will include three sections - Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR, etc.
  • Question paper for the PG program will have 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQ).
  • Each question carries 1 mark and the ¼ mark will be deducted for the wrong attempt.
  • PG course will also have 2 subjective questions carrying 25 marks each and a combined total of 50 marks.
Sections No. of Questions Marks
Constitutional Law 40 40
Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.

Law topics and Contemporary issues 2 descriptive questions 50 (25 marks for each)

CLAT 2020 Syllabus

The NLU Consortium releases the official CLAT Syllabus, and there are no changes to the curriculum. The CLAT 2020 Syllabus for the UG program is as follows:

Sections Topics
English Comprehension passages
General Knowledge and Current Affairs Current affairs - national and international issues
Static general knowledge
Mathematics Elementary mathematics (maths taught up to Class 10th
Legal Aptitude Study of law
Research aptitude
Problem solving ability
Logical Reasoning Logical and Analytical reasoning skills

CLAT 2020 Answer Key

The officials will release the provisional answer key of CLAT 2020 after the completion of exam. The provisional answer key for CLAT 2020 will be released for all four paper codes-A, B, C, and D-and will include code-wise keys to all questions raised during the examination. For UG and PG programs the answer key will be different.

The final answer key for CLAT will be published on the official website. Candidates can download the answer key by entering the e-mail ID and password. Below are the steps to check the answer key:

Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT 2020. (Click Here)

Step 2: There will be a table of important links on the right, with the first link as ' Click here to view Question and Answer Keys. ' Just click on it.

Step 3: A new page will appear, candidate has to 'Login' with their Registered Email ID and Password.

Step 4: After that, a new window appears in which five tabs will be displayed. Click the 'Candidate Response' tab. The answer keys will be displayed here.

Download Previous Year (CLAT 2019) Answer Key

Answer Keys for LLB program:

Series Question Paper Answer Keys
Series A Click Here Click Here
Series B Click Here Click Here
Series C Click Here Click Here
Series D Click Here Click Here

Answer Keys for LLM program:

Series Question Paper Answer Keys
Series A Click Here Click Here
Series B Click Here Click Here
Series C Click Here Click Here
Series D Click Here Click Here

CLAT 2020 Result

NUSRL, Ranchi will declare the result of CLAT 2020 in the July month. Candidate can check the result by entering registered Email ID and Password into the result portal. The CLAT result will show important details such as the candidate's qualifying status, marks, and rank obtained in the exam. Below are the steps to check CLAT result:

Step 1: Visit the official website.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Result’ tab.

Step 3: Fill the required details such as; Roll No., DOB and security code.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Login’ tab.

Step 5: Check your results.

CLAT 2020 Cut off

Cut off is the minimum score required to be obtained to take part in the counselling procedure. In order to be admitted to the participating NLU, the candidate must meet the CLAT 2020 cut-off for the specific institute and the category to which they belong.

Candidates must score at least 40% (35% for SC, ST & PWD) marks in order to qualify in the objective paper. Only those candidates who qualify for the objective paper will be included in the descriptive paper. The paper will consist of 100 objective type questions.

Previous year Cut off

CLAT 2019 Cut-off

CLAT 2020 Counselling

The CLAT 2020 counselling and seat allotment process will be carried out in online mode by NUSRL, Ranchi. The counseling process is open to CLAT-qualified candidates only; eligible candidates would be provided with counseling call letters to be downloaded. Candidates will be allocated seats on a merit-cum-preference basis. Candidates must indicate their online preference for NLUs where they want to take admission.

How to attend CLAT Counselling?

Step 1: Visit the official CLAT website and click the 'CLAT Counselling 2020' link.

Step 2: Log in with User Id and Password.

Step 3: Click on the 'Counseling' tab.

Step 4: Go through the NLU's indicative seat allocation list.

Step 5: Pay the required amount of CLAT 2020 counselling fee.

Step 6: Exercise the‘ Seat Lock’ option given against the allotted NLU.

Step 7: Save a copy of the allocated list of NLU seats.

Documents Required for CLAT Counselling

  • CLAT application form 2020
  • CLAT admit card 2020
  • CLAT scorecard 2020
  • Class 10th and 12th mark sheet for proof of date of birth
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Specially-abled certificate
  • NRI certificate
  • Domicile certificate

CLAT 2020 FAQs

Common Law Admission Test or CLAT exam is conducted on the month of MAY every year.

The authorities have removed the upper age limit since 2016. However, the lower age limit to be applied online is less than 20 years of age as of 1 July 2020 (22 years in the case of SC / ST and Disability Candidates).

There are 2300 seats available for UG law programme and 507 seats for PG law programme through CLAT 2020.

CLAT 2020 exam will be conducted in offline mode, the exam will be pen-paper based. Previously, the exam was conducted in computer-based mode.

There are 19 NLUs providing admission to law-aspirants as per their scores in CLAT 2020. There are total 2984 seats offered by National Law Universities. The number of seats has also increased, as two additional NLUs have been added.

Some of the other major law entrance examinations in India are listed below:
• LSAT-India
• Christ CET
• Army Law School Entrance Test
• Jamia Millia Islamia University, Faculty of Law – Common Entrance Test

Candidates who have successfully registered on will be given their admit card online. The document will not be sent by post. The last download date is May 15, 2020.

Yes, candidates will get an extra sheet for their rough work by the invigilators. No candidate is allowed to carry their notebooks or copies for any rough work.

The order is determined in accordance with the establishment year of the NLU.

The items or materials which are strictly prohibited at the center are listed below:
• Mobile Phones
• Books/ chits/ sheets
• Electronic Gadgets
• Watches
• Calculator
• Stationary

Yes, the past years CLAT question papers will be available at The required fee should be paid to download the previous year's papers. 400 INR should be paid to access the paper of this year.

There are various state and national level law exams that should be taken into consideration apart from CLAT. They are as follows:

AILET - All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admission to National Law University (NLU), Delhi.

Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) conducted by the Symbiosis International University to get admission into Symbiosis Law School.

CET IPU - The Common Entrance test conducted by Indraprastha University, Delhi for various law colleges situated in Delhi and NCR including Amity Noida.

LSAT-India is a standardised test adopted as an admissions criterion by multiple law colleges across India.

The term means the allocation of seats will be given according to the score of the candidate in CLAT 2020 and the order of preference given at the time of registration.


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