CLAT 2019 Exam

CLAT 2020

CLAT is a common law entrance test to pursue law in the various UG and PG courses offered by the National Law Universities and other law colleges. Students who want to apply for the undergraduate and postgraduate law courses have to clear CLAT. Various career options open up for students after the successful completion of a law course. such as law clerk, litigation, judicial services, advocate and LPO. CLAT 2020 exam date has been announced.i.e, 10th May 2020. The Application Form for CLAT 2020 is available on its official website. The last date to fill CLAT 2020 Application form is 31st March 2020.

CLAT Consortium has announced the changes in the exam pattern of the CLAT 2020 on 21st November 2019, which has left aspirants in confusion. The final notification for CLAT 2020 regarding important dates and the exam pattern has already been released on its official website. The no. of questions has been reduced to 150 and will focus on comprehension based questions. 

Aspirants seem to be confused and clueless about how to prepare and what to read. This article will give you all the relevant information about CLAT 2020.

First We Need To Know The Changes Made In CLAT 2020 : 
  1. No. of questions has been reduced to 150 (earlier it was 200) but the time will remain the same i.e,2 hours. 
  2. The questions will be comprehension based which will require efficient reading skills. It means students have to improve their reading skills.
  3. There will be subjects like Quantitative Techniques, English, Current affairs, Logical reasoning and Legal reasoning .
  4. The quantitative section will include questions from the 10th standard level. 
Now let’s understand the terms : 
Quantitative techniques: These in the use of numbers, symbols, mathematical expressions, other elements of quantities.

Logical reasoning: Logical reasoning relies on a general hypothesis or statement .the statement is used to reach a specific logical conclusion. 
For e.g, if A = B and B = C, then Logical reasoning tells us that  A = C.
Logical reasoning conclusions are drawn only from the information given in the question, not from the facts or our knowledge.

How to score well :

Since the comprehension based question and reasoning has gained more importance, Reading Tough Words and understanding their meanings has become very crucial.
  1. The committee’s press release clearly states that the new pattern will include current affairs. Thus reading the newspaper, making current affairs notes from them, noting down new words and making a summary in their own words will be of great use in scoring well.
  2. Good command over English will always put aspirants ahead of the others.
  3. The new exam pattern is indicating that the portion of the reasoning part will go up thus aspirants should practice reasoning and also can take reference from LSAT and GMAT practice paper. 

CLAT 2020: Quickview 

Particulars Description
Name of the exam Common Law Admission Test
Common name CLAT
Conducting body NUSRL, Ranchi
Mode of exam Offline
Number of questions 150
Question type MCQs
Number of seats Around 2500 for UG and 720 for postgraduate (NLUs only)
Number of test-takers More than 50,000
Participating NLUs 21
Courses offered BA LLB, B.Sc LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, BSW LLB, and, LLM

CLAT 2020 Important dates

Events Dates
Start date of filling the application form 1st January 2020
Last date of filing the application form 31st March 2020
Last date of online fee payment 31st March 2020
Release of admit card 26th April 2020
CLAT 2020 exam date 10th May 2020
Provisional Answer key released date 11th May 2020
Final Answer key released date 18th May 2020
Declaration of result 24th May 2020
Start date of the counseling process The first week of June 2020

CLAT 2020 Application Form 

CLAT 2020 application form has been released on 1st January 2020 and the last date to fill the form is 31st March 2020. Candidates need to fill the application form before due date in order to avoid last hour rush. The last date to apply for CLAT 2020 will be last week of March 2020. Before you start filling up the application form, keep ready all the documents along with you.

CLAT 2020 Application form important points 

  • The application form is available only in the online mode and the students have to visit the official website to fill the details to submit the form. 
  • It’s important to fill all the correct details in the application form to avoid any further consequences. Incorrect information will lead to the cancellation of the application form.
  •  Students should keep the login details of the portal safely as they would need these login details until the admission process is completed. 
  • After the successful completion of the application form, the applicants will have to upload the documents, signature, and photograph.
  •  It is advised that after submitting the form the students should print the form and keep it documented.

Application fees of CLAT 2020

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

CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates need to go through the eligibility criteria first. It is must to meet the eligibility criteria. If a candidate doesn’t meet the eligibility criteria, his/her candidature will be cancelled. 

CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria is prescribed below 

  • Aspirants belong 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 the +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.

CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates should always keep themselves updated with the exam pattern of exam they’re preparing for. This year CLAT consortium has intoduced some major changes in CLAT exam pattern that candidates should be aware of. Candidates can refer to this article to know about changes in the CLAT exam pattern.
  • The no. of questions reduced to 150 but the time will remain the same i.e, 2 hours.
  • The questions will be comprehension based.
  • The question paper will have questions from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning.
  • Candidates will be given OMR sheets, where they have to answer by coloring the correct option.
  • The question paper for the UG program will include 150 (MCQs)questions. No 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 - objective (100 questions) and subjective (2 questions), carrying 25 marks each, for a combined total of 50 marks.
  • Each objective type question will carry 1 mark, while for each incorrect attempt 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Important details related to CLAT 2020 Exam pattern 

Name Of Exam

Common Law Admission Test

Exam Date 

May 10, 2020


May 10, 2020


Offline (Pen Paper Mode)

Type Of Questions 

For UG - Multiple Type Questions (Mcqs)

For PG - Mcq Type - 100
Subjective Type - 2 

No. Of Questions 

UG -150 Objective Type Questions
PG- 100 Objective And 2 Subjective Question



Total Marks 

UG - 150
PG- 150 Marks

Marking Scheme 

For UG - With The Changes In The Exam Pattern Nlu Consortium May Make Changes In The Marking Scheme Also. Changes Will Be Reflected Here Once Notified.
For PG - objective- 100 marks
Subjective- 50 marks, each containing 25 marks . 

NOTE : For PG courses The candidates who secure 40% (35% in case of SC, ST & PWD) marks in the objective type test will be qualified for the evaluation of descriptive answers. There shall be 100 objective type questions.

CLAT 2020 Syllabus

AS per the notification released by the CLAT consortium, it is clear that the question paper will be comprehension based and will have questions from the current affairs section and the reasoning section will be given more priority.

Following the new syllabus aspirants should focus on reading newspapers and practice reasoning as much as they can this year CLAT will be having questions from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning.

How to Prepare for CLAT 2020

Before starting preparation for the CLAT 2020 aspirants should understand the exam pattern and the syllabus. After that aspirants should make a plan or strategy accordingly and remain stick to it They should make a daily routine giving each of the topics equal importance. Aspirants should maintain continuity in preparation. All these things are the key to successful preparation. Timely revision, Regular practice mock tests will b3 an effective measure in scoring higher marks.

CLAT Admit Card

The students can download the admit card online from the website by entering their login details on the portal. After the exam, students should keep their admit cards safely as it will be required at the time of admission. 

CLAT Answer key 2020 

After the CLAT 2020, the exam officials will release the CLAT 2020 provisional answer key on 11th May 2020. The candidates can challenge the provisional answer key in case of any fault by filling up the objection form. The objections will be invited from 12th May to 15th May 2020. After considering all the objections, the final answer key will be released on 18th May 2020. After the release of the Final Answer key, any change or objections would not be accepted.

CLAT Result

The tentative date of the result to be published in the last week of May 2020. The result will be published online and the students have to enter their login credentials to view the result. The students should save their results as it will be required at the time of admission

CLAT Merit List 2020

Candidates can check the merit list at the time of result declaration. CLAT authorities will release the three provisional merit list for CLAT 2020. The merit list would contain details like Name of the candidate, category of the candidate, state rank, category rank, etc.
CLAT Previous Year Cutoff
Name of the college Cut off- general SC cut off ST cut off OBC cut off
NLSIU 145.2 102.4 99.1 132.6
NALSAR 142 104 98.12 133
NUJS 136.56 86 71.23 104.6
NLU Jodhpur 131.88 81.23 83.77 104.6
NLIU 134.23 89 76 104.6
GNLU 125 73 62 111.23
HNLU 122.05 80 62 109.11
RMLNLU Lucknow 120.11 103 81 103
RGNUL Patiala 115.29 68 57 101.77

CLAT Counselling 2020

NUSRL, Ranchi will be conducting CLAT 2020 counseling and seat allotment process. The CLAT Counselling 2020 will be held in online mode. The candidates who have scored more than CLAT 2020 cutoff will be eligible for the counseling process. Eligible candidates will be issued counseling call letters that candidates can download from the official website of CLAT.
The qualified candidates will have to do registration for counseling, participate in the choice filling and locking process. 

CLAT 2020 Seat allotment process:

The CLAT 2020 seat allotment process will be done for all the 21 participating NLUs for UG and PG courses. Candidates who have been allotted seats will have to pay the required fees and complete other formalities to confirm their seats. Any candidate who wishes to withdraw / shift seats can do so before the start of the next round of seat allotment process.

CLAT Admission 2020

The candidates who have completed the counseling process and submitted all the required documents they have asked for, only they will be allowed for further admission process. Candidates will need to complete the admission process by submitting the required documents and the admission fee of the college they are offered admission to.
Documents needed for the admission process are - admit card, scorecard, all the educational documents like 10th mark sheet, 12th mark sheet, qualifying degree mark sheet, etc. After seat allotment, candidates have to visit the allotted college with their original documents to submit the fees and confirm their admission. 
The total no. of seats for CLAT 2020 is 2500 for UG programs and 750 for PG programs in 21 NLUs. There are more than 50000 candidates appearing in the CLAT exam every year.

Distribution of seats for UG and PG courses in NLUs 

S. No Name of NLU UG Seats PG seats
1 NLSIU Bangalore 80 50
2 NALSAR Hyderabad 105 50
3 NLIU Bhopal 122 60
4 WBNUJS Kolkata 115 42
5 NLU Jodhpur 120 50
6 HNLU Raipur 180 45
7 GNLU Gandhinagar 180 60
8 RMLNLU Lucknow 160 20
9 RGNLU Punjab 180 40
10 CNLU Patna 140 -
11 NUALS Kochi 60 40
12 NLUO Odisha 180 50
13 NUSRL Ranchi 120 50
14 NLUJA Assam 60 30
15 DSNLU Visakhapatnam 120 24
16 TNNLU Tiruchirappalli 120 18
17 MNLU Mumbai 100 50
18 MNLU Nagpur 120 20
19 MNLU Aurangabad 60 -
20 HPNLU Shimla 60 20
21 MPDNLU Jabalpur 120 -
Total 2502 719

Fee structure of NLUs for UG and PG Courses:

The fee structure for UG and PG programs varies as per the NLUs. In some of the NLUs, the fee may vary as per the category also. The fee structure of NLUs for the UG and PG program is given below.
S.no NLUs General SC/ ST
1 NLSIU, Bangalore Rs.2,62,000 p.a. 2,58,875 p.a.
2 NALSAR, Hyderabad Rs.2,42,000 p.a. 2,36,000 p.a.
3 NLIU, Bhopal Rs.2,40,250 p.a. Rs.2,40,250 p.a.
4 WBNUJS, Kolkata Rs.1,96,200 p.a. -
5 NLU, Jodhpur Rs.1,41,500 p.a. -
6 HNLU, Raipur Rs.1,75,000 p.a. -
7 GNLU, Gandhinagar Rs.2,36,000 p.a. -
8 RMLNLU, Lucknow Rs.1,19,000 p.a. -
9 RGNUL, Punjab Rs.2,06,000 p.a. -
10 CNLU, Patna Rs.2,04,000 p.a. -
11 NUALS, Kochi Rs.2,07,000 p.a.(outside Kerala)
Rs.2,06,800 p.a. (in Kerala)
12 NLUO, Odisha Rs.1,71,000 p.a. -
13 NUSRL, Ranchi Rs.2,27,000 p.a. -
14 NLUJA, Assam Rs.2,19,000 p.a. -
15 DSNLU, Visakhapatnam Rs.2,00,000 p.a. -
16 TNNLU, Tiruchirappalli Rs.2,23,000 p.a. -
17 MNLU, Mumbai Rs. 2,02,000 p.a. -
18 MNLU, Nagpur Rs.2,20,750 p.a. (for Maharashtra)
Rs.2,47,000 p.a. (for non-Maharashtra)
19 MNLU, Aurangabad Rs.2,13,490 p.a. (for Maharashtra)
Rs.2,45,250 p.a. (for non-Maharashtra)
20 HPNLU, Shimla Rs.2,20,500 p.a. -
21 MPDNLU, Jabalpur Rs.2,70,000 p.a (Girls)
Rs.2,50,000 p.a.(Boys)

CLAT PG Fee Structure

S.no NLUs General SC/ ST
1 NLSIU, Bangalore Rs.1,89,500 p.a. Rs.1,86,375 p.a.
2 NALSAR, Hyderabad Rs.1,75,000 p.a. Rs.1,69,000 p.a.
3 NLIU, Bhopal Rs.2,06,250 p.a. -
4 WBNUJS, Kolkata Rs.1,45,000 p.a. -
5 NLU, Jodhpur Rs.1,14,000 p.a. -
6 HNLU, Raipur Rs.1,03,500 p.a. -
7 GNLU, Gandhinagar Rs.1,80,000 p.a. -
8 RMLNLU, Lucknow Rs.79,000 p.a. -
9 RGNUL, Punjab Rs.1,62,000 p.a. -
10 NUALS, Kochi Rs.1,48,000 p.a. (outside Kerala)
Rs. 1,47,800 p.a. (for Kerala)
11 NLUO, Odisha Rs.1,11,000 p.a. -
12 NUSRL, Ranchi Rs.2,03,000 p.a. -
13 NLUJA, Assam Rs.1,89,500 p.a. -
14 DSNLU, Visakhapatnam Rs.1,80,000 p.a. -
15 TNNLU, Tiruchirappalli Rs.1,74,000 p.a. Rs.1,68,000 p.a.
16 MNLU, Mumbai Rs.2,15,000 p.a. (for Maharashtra)
Rs. 2,26,000 p.a. (All India)
17 MNLU, Nagpur Rs.1,54,250 p.a. (for Maharashtra)
Rs. 1,73,000 p.a. (All India)
18 HPNLU, Shimla Rs.1,71,500 p.a. Rs.1,68,500 p.a.

CLAT 2020 Points to Remember

  1. CLAT 2020 application form has been released on 1st January 2020. 
  2. CLAT 2020 will be having total no. of seats 2500 +. 
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