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CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is a centralized exam conducted every year for law entrance admissions to 22 National Law Universities (NLUs). The CLAT entrance exam is generally conducted on the second Sunday of May for students vying to get into the coveted integrated five year law undergraduate course at the National Law Universities (NLUs).

In terms of the Exam Pattern, the CLAT Exam contains 5 broad sections namely: English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Maths, Legal Aptitude and, Logical Reasoning. The candidates will have 120 minutes to solve 150 questions distributed across the 5 sections.

In light of the current coronavirus outbreak and the ongoing Lockdown arising out of the CoronaVirus outbreak, the Consortium of National Law Universities has rescheduled the CLAT 2020 exam. CLAT 2020 registrations have been extended till 1st July, 2020. The Consortium of National Law Universities will announce the exam date for CLAT 2020 at least three weeks before the exam. 

You are advised to regularly check your registered email ID and the Consortium’s official website for any updates. https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/

 

EventsTentative Dates
Issue of NotificationDecember 31, 2019
Start of online application formJanuary 1, 2020
Application form closesJuly 1,  2020
Issue of Admit CardTBA
CLAT 2020 ExamTBA
Publication of Official Answer KeyTBA
CLAT 2020 ResultsTBA
Start of CounsellingTBA

Before we get into the details of the CLAT 2020 Exam, we can have a look at the highlights of the exam which will give you a bird’s eye view about the CLAT Exam. The exam highlights for CLAT 2020 is given below:

Exam Highlights

Details

Exam Name

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)

CLAT Exam Conducting Body

Consortium of National Law Universities

CLAT Exam Level

UG and PG

CLAT Exam Frequency

Once a year

CLAT Exam Mode

Offline

CLAT Exam Duration

120 Minutes

CLAT Exam Language

English

CLAT Exam Purpose

Admissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses

The CLAT Exam is a test of one’s aptitude and reasoning abilities. It comprises of five sections namely: Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Legal Aptitude.

Each question carries 1 mark and for every incorrect attempt, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

To read about the new pattern in detail, click here

Subject/Section

Topic

English Language

28-32 (20% of the paper)

Quantitative Aptitude

13-17 (10% of the paper)

Logical Reasoning

28-32 (20% of the paper)

General Awareness

35-39 (25% of the paper)

Legal Aptitude

35-39 (25% of the paper)

Total Marks

150

Total Time (min)

120

Negative Marking

0.25 marks for each wrong answer

 

The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2020 are primarily based on two factors:

  • Educational Qualification
  • Age Limit

CLAT 2020 Educational Qualification: Any candidate who has completed 10+2 or equivalent examination is eligible to apply for CLAT 2020 Exam. Minimum marks required for different categories are listed below:

  • 45% marks for General/ Other Backward Class (OBC)/ Specially abled persons categories
  • 40% marks for Scheduled Class (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories

Note: Candidates appearing for their Class 12th examination in March/ April 2020 are also eligible for CLAT 2020 Exam. Such candidates need to give evidence of passing their Class 12th exam at the time of admission. Candidates who fail to fulfill this will lose their right for admission through CLAT exam.

 

CLAT 2020 Age Limit: There is no upper age limit to apply for CLAT 2020 Exam.

Candidates seeking admission to undergraduate law courses offered by the participating NLUs need to fill the application form of CLAT 2020, which can be done on the official CLAT website (https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/clat-2020/). The last date to fill the application form of CLAT will be tentatively 4th week of May. The steps to fill CLAT 2020 application form is given below-

  • Online registration
  • Filling of the application form
  • Uploading of documents
  • Application fee payment

To read about the new pattern in detail, click here

 

Category

Amount

General, OBC

Rs. 4000

ST, SC

Rs. 3500

CLAT results can be accessed by individually logging in to the registered account on the official CLAT website. In the result, the candidate will be able to check their score, All India Rank and category rank (if published).

In the last week of May, CLAT will also publish the College Allotment List, after which the candidates who have been allotted the seat in an NLU, will be required to pay the counselling fee of Rs. Fifty Thousand Only, within the stipulated dates, failing which the candidate will lose his/her seat and will not be considered for further process of admission in 2020.

The cut-offs for each Institute are individually declared by every CLAT Participating Institutes. CLAT Cut Off is important as it forms the basis of counselling and seat allotment.

The cut offs are calculated considering multiple factors listed below:

  • CLAT Paper difficulty level
  • Availability of seats
  • Average marks scored by students in the CLAT Exam
  • Total test population.

To read about the new pattern in detail, click here

The admission process to UG and PG programs in participating universities under CLAT-2020 is completed through centralised online counselling conducted by the CLAT Consortium Office. The admission process for CLAT 2020 starts with filling of application form and then qualifying in the national-level exam. At the time of filling up the form, the candidate has to fill, in order of preference, the choice of NLUs. The seat allotment of CLAT 2020 will be done on the basis of merit-cum-preference. This means both CLAT 2020 rank and choices opted (in the order of preference) will be considered for allotment. The result of seat allotment will be released alongside CLAT result.

CLAT 2020 shall be conducted in offline mode where the paper will have 150 questions from five different subjects including English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

English Language: The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages. Students will be given passages of about 450 words each and such passages could be fiction/ non-fiction, contemporary/historical etc. Candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. Inference would be key here, candidates will have to comprehend the main idea discussed in the passage including any counter-arguments used in the passage.

Current Affairs including General Knowledge: This section would again consist of passages instead of direct questions which were asked earlier. The passages would again be of 450 words each and the same would be derived from news, journals etc. Questions based on such passages would be asked. Such question can cover static portion as well, candidates are therefore advised not to forgo the static portion entirely. Reading Newspaper daily, specifically articles containing any Bill or Judgments or legal information should help in preparing for this section.

Quantitative Aptitude: The Quantitative Technique or Maths section will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. The questions will be in the form of Data Interpretation i.e. candidates would be required to infer information from the given passage and answer accordingly.

Legal Reasoning: This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions would again be based on passages relating to facts or scenarios involving legal matters. The passage would contain certain rules and principles which should be identified and accordingly applied to the questions. The passages would be of approximately 450 words each.

Logical Reasoning: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. The questions would be based on passage of 300 words.

To read about the syllabus in detail, click here

To get a fair idea of how to prepare for CLAT i.e. the Common Law Admission Test, we have listed below important points for CLAT 2020 Preparation Tips:

  • Be well-versed with CLAT Exam Pattern and CLAT Syllabus
  • Practice CLAT Mock Tests and CLAT Sample Papers to get a good grip over the CLAT Exam.
  • Study hard and study smart
  • Do a regular revision
  • Study from the best books suggested for the CLAT Exam

All the candidates who have successfully registered and applied for CLAT 2020 will be able to download the admit card for the CLAT exam from the official website of CLAT consortium https://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac. 

The Consortium of NLUs will release the list of exam centres of CLAT 2020 where the national-level exam will be conducted. In the current academic session also, it is expected that there will be 40 test centres of CLAT where the offline exam will be conducted, like last year. In case CLAT authorities decide to add or deduct to the existing number of CLAT 2020 exam centres, it will be updated here.

Typically a candidate will be allotted a CLAT test centre opted by him/her at the time of filling out the application form, unless there is an unforeseen event, in which case one will be allotted an alternate centre. Candidates can check the details of the allotted test centre, like name and address, on the CLAT admit card.

The ultimate objective of each candidate in the CLAT 2020 Exam is to get into the best law college available. Therefore the CLAT 2020 Colleges take utmost importance.

The following National Law Universities (NLUs) (along with intake) accept CLAT scores to admit students to their five-year LLB programs every year:

National Law University

Location

National Law School of India University

Bangalore

NALSAR University of Law

Hyderabad

National Law Institute University

Bhopal

WB National University of Juridical Sciences

Kolkata

National Law University

Jodhpur

Hidayatullah National Law University

Raipur

Gujarat National Law University

Gandhinagar

Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University

Lucknow

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law

Patiala

Chankaya National Law University

Patna

National University of Advanced Legal Studies

Kochi

National Law University Odisha

Cuttack

National University of Study and Research in Law

Ranchi

National Law University and Judicial Academy

Guwahati

DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University

Vishakhapatnam

Tamil Nadu National Law School

Tirruchirappalli

Maharashtra National Law University

Mumbai

Maharashtra National Law University

Nagpur

Maharashtra National Law University

Aurangabad

Dharmashastra National Law University

Jabalpur

Himachal Pradesh National Law University

Shimla

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University

Sonipat

*Please Note:Intake includes all categories and special seats.

Course Features

  • Lectures 8
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Skill level All level
  • Language English
  • Students 273
  • Assessments Yes
  • Type of Tests 6

    Testing has been one of the most important tools of preparation since years’ and at Nikhil Thakkar’s Legal Minds we take testing at-most seriously. There are multiple type of tests that are conducted during the curriculum

    • Lecture1.1
      Full Length Mocks Tests
    • Lecture1.2
      Mocks
    • Lecture1.3
      Topic-Level Tests
    • Lecture1.4
      Current Affairs Tests
    • Lecture1.5
      ConstiQuiz
    • Lecture1.6
      GK Maestro
  • Class Events 2

    • Lecture2.1
      ConstiQuiz
    • Lecture2.2
      GK Maestro

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