CLAT 2020 which is going to held on May 10, 2020 changed its pattern by reducing no. of questions to 150 with a focus on comprehension-based questions from quantitative techniques, English, current affairs, and logical reasoning.

“The CLAT 2020 has introduced some major changes in the exam pattern . In a meeting on November 21 held by CLAT Consortium, The number of questions has been reduced from 200 to 120-150 and also the questions will be comprehension based. But the time will remain the same i.e, 2 hrs .The president of the consortium, Prof. Faizan Mustafa, also Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. said that asking students to answer 200 questions in 120 minutes is not right as it puts students under a lot of mental stress.
The full details of CLAT 2020 exam pattern will be known when exam notification is released in the last week of December 2019.
Information about the changed exam pattern of CLAT 2020 will help the CLAT aspirants in their preparations . Let’s have an overview on the key points of the CLAT 2020 : 
  • The no. of questions reduced to 150 but the time will remain the same i.e, 2 hours .
  • The questions will be comprehension based that means student would require efficient reading skills 
  • The question paper will have questions from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning.
  • Know more about difference between Inductive and Deductive Reasoning click here
  • Candidates will be given OMR sheets, where they have to answer by colouring the correct option.
  • Question paper for UG program will include 200 multiple-choice type (MCQs)questionsNo subjective questions will be asked.
  • The PG Admission test will also have the comprehension based questions but the descriptive portion will remain the same .
  • PG paper will have both types of questions - subjective (100 questions) and objective (2 questions).
  • Each objective type question will carry 1 mark, while for incorrect attempt 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • Meanwhile, the two subjective questions will each carry 25 marks, for a combined total of 50 marks.
  • First time the Carbonised OMR Sheet will also be provided to the aspirants . 
Name of the exam CLAT 2020
Date of the exam 10th may, 2020
Conducting body NUSRL, Ranchi
Mode of the exam Offline
No. of questions  120-150
Question type  Objective 
No. of Participating NLUs  21
No. of seats  Around 2500 for UG and 720 for postgraduate (NLUs only)
Total no. of aspirants  More than 50000 
Courses offered BA LLB, B.Sc LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, BSW LLB, andLLM
  • Candidates should keep themselves Up to date of all the changes in the exam patterns as well as the schedule and other information related to the CLAT 2020. Here are the tentative dates for the CLAT 2020 mentioned however it can change so students are requested to check the time table on a regular basis .The dates will be updated once the official notification will be released.


Issue of notification  Last week of december
Start of application form  1st january 2020
Last date of application form  3rd week of april
Issue of Admit card 2 weeks before the exam
Date of exam  10th may 2020


  • Aspirants belongs to the general category or OBC category or specially abled category having 45% marks or above in their +2 exam can apply.
  • Aspirants who belong to the SC or ST category having 40% marks or more in their +2 exam can apply
  • Also, those students who are appearing for +2 exam in March/ April of the year of the CLAT exam can apply.
  • There is no upper age limit to appear in CLAT 2020.


First candidates have to go to CLAT Consortium official website site and do the registration . After the registration is done, students should keep the username and password safely. There are other details which need to be mentioned in the CLAT application form:
  1. Personal details - Name, email, phone number and address
  2. Your educational background- Marks or CGPA obtained in the qualifying grade XII exam
  3. The course which you are interested in taking up if in case you are selected
  4. Three test centers in the order of preference.
The list of documents that students must keep ready before starting to fill application form are:
  •  passport or birth certificate
  • Mark sheets of the high school
  • Mark sheet of the qualifying exam
  • The category certificate if applicable
  • The disability certificate if applicable
  • Special certificate applicable to those who are wards and dependents of freedom fighters of Bihar and Kashmiri migrants
  • NRI and NRI sponsored certificate if applicable
  • Domicile certificate under state quota
  • The applicants have to upload a photograph and signature on the form. the photo and The signature should be of size 100 kb and the photograph should be of 30m*45mm in size.
  • And at last student have to do the fee payment . 

Application fees of CLAT 2020 

Category Amount
General, OBC Rs. 4000
ST, SC Rs. 3500


Before starting preparation for CLAT 2020, Aspirants must know the syllabus CLAT 2020 as it will help them to prepare in the right direction. knowing the syllabus will give them an idea for what to read and what not to read and how much preference should be given to which subject accordingly . here is the brief of the syllabus : 

FOR UG Programmes : 
Sections Topics
  • comprehension passages
  • Grammar
  • word meanings
  • incorrect/correct sentences
  • fill in the blanks with appropriate words


  • algebra
  • profit and loss
  • time and work
  • average, speed and distance
  • permutation-combination and venn diagrams
  • numerical ability
  • any topic covered in Xth class/standard

General Knowledge & Current Affairs
  • Static general knowledge
  • Current affairs- national
  • Current affairs- international

Logical Reasoning

Logical and Analytical reasoning skills

Legal Aptitude

  • Study of law
  • Research aptitude
  • Problem solving ability
  • Questions based on hypothetical situations
For PG Programmes: 
  1.  Constitutional Law
  2. Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.
Preparation in the right way leads to guaranteed success . Students should know how to prepare for that exam . CLAT is known as one of the most prestigious exams to appear for after 12th for the students who are willing to pursue Law after their 12th. CLAT 2020 has introduced some major changes like change in exam pattern i.e, No.of question has been reduced to 120-150 and the questions will be comprehension based which emphasize on the efficient reading skills of the students. Here are some tips that should be kept in mind during preparation of CLAT 2020 .
  • Early preparation
  • Stay updated with the pattern and the syllabus
  • Make a plan or strategy and remain stick to it
  • Maintain the continuity
  • Time to time revision
  • Practice mock tests and sample papers
  • Clear doubts.
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