BLAT 2020
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 - 10:18 a.m. IST by Manashjyoti
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BLAT 2020 - Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will conduct BLAT 2020 for admitting candidates to its 5-year BA LLB program; seat intake is anywhere between 30 and 60. BLAT 2020 entrance exam will be conducted tentatively in the 3rd week of May 2020, with candidates having the option to choose between pen-based and computer-based test (CBT) modes. The pen-based test will be available in 45 cities, whereas CBT mode will be administered in 115 cities across India. BLAT exam which comes under BHU UET will be MCQ-type and include 150 questions of 3 marks each. BLAT application form 2020 will commence around 2nd week of February and has to be filled before last date. Admit cards for BLAT 2020 exam will be issued tentatively in 1st week of May. The result of BLAT 2020 will be out sometime around the 3rd week of June; provisional and final answer keys will be released before that. Go through the rest of the article to know full details of BLAT 2020, including application process, eligibility, cutoff and counselling process.

BLAT 2020 - Highlights

Particular

Description

Name of Examination

Banaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test

Commonly name

BLAT

EXam conducting body

Banaras Hindu University

Purpose

Admission to 5-year integrated BA LLB (Hons) course

Mode of exam

Offline and online

Seats

Maximum - 30

Minimum - 60

Exam duration

2 hours

Exam Centres

Offline - 45

Computer-based - 115

Course fee

Rs. 60,000 per annum

BLAT Important Dates 2020

The candidate by consulting the important dates of BLAT 2020 can stay updated about the schedule of events related to the exam. BLAT 2020 important dates given in the table below are based on previous academic session, so are tentative only. The dates will be updated once notification for new session is released.

Important dates of BLAT 2020

Events

Tentative Dates

Start of online application

2nd week of February, 2020

Last date to submit application form

2nd week of April, 2020

Availability of admit card

1st week of May, 2020

BLAT 2020 exam date

3rd week of May, 2020

Release of BLAT 2020 answer key

1st week of June, 2020

Announcement of BLAT 2019 Results

3rd week of June, 2020

Start of counselling

1st week of July, 2020


BLAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

Admission to the BA LLB program is open to such candidates who meet the BLAT 2020 eligibility criteria prescribed by the university relating to qualifying exam passed and marks obtained in the qualifying exam. Any candidate who doesn’t meet the eligibility criteria of BLAT will not be offered admission under any circumstances.

Eligibility criteria of BLAT 2020 - A quick glance

  1. Qualifying exam - The candidate needs to have passed 10+2 or any equivalent exam from a recognized university.

  2. Marks in qualifying exam - The minimum cutoff marks in the qualifying exam is 50% for general, 45% for OBC and 40% for ST and SC candidates.

  3. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying exam in the exam year may also apply.

  4. Such candidates who have passed 10+2 exam or obtained Graduation/Post-graduation from Open University system aren’t eligible.

BLAT Application Form 2020

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will release the application form of BLAT 2020 in online mode sometime in the 2nd week of February. Candidates seeking admission to the 5-year integrated law program need to duly fill the BLAT 2020 application form before last date and pay the application fee. Considering admission will only be extended only to such candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, one needs to confirm one’s eligibility before filling the BLAT application form.

Steps to fill BLAT 2020 application form

  1. Registration

  2. Authentication of user ID

  3. Filling of form and selection of course

  4. Uploading of photograph and signature

  5. Payment of fee

  6. Submission of application form

BLAT 2020 registration fee

Category

Fees

General/OBC

Rs. 600

SC/ST

Rs. 300

BLAT Exam Pattern 2020

The candidate will be able to know what types of questions will be asked in the exam, marking scheme, subjects covered, and other such vital details by consulting the exam pattern of BLAT 2020. This information will enable the candidate to prepare for the exam with more clarity and be more effective. As per BLAT 2020 exam pattern, the exam will be held in pen-based (OMR based) and computer-based test (CBT) mode.

Exam pattern of BLAT 2020 - Key highlights

  • The exam will be conducted in both computer-based and pen-based modes.

  • One can select a mode at the time of filing the application form

  • The test will have one paper of 120 minutes.

  • Question type will be MCQ

  • There will be a total of 150 questions, each carrying 3 marks. There is a penalty of 1 mark for an incorrect response

  • Questions will be asked from General Awareness and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude and Mental Ability, and also Engish Comprehension.

BLAT Admit Card 2020

Exam authorities will upload the admit card of BLAT 2020 on the BHU entrance portal and also send it to the registered email id of the candidate. The BLAT 2020 admit card will be released about a week prior to the exam and is mandatory for appearing in the exam. It will carry important information like the name and roll number of the candidate, date and time of exam, and also exam centre details.

How to download BLAT 2020 admit card

  1. Click on the admit card download link (will be updated here once link goes live)

  2. Log-in using unique registration id.

  3. Upon successful log-in, the admit card will be displayed on screen.

  4. Check that details mentioned on it are legible and correct,

  5. Download and take a printout.

BLAT Exam Centres 2020

BHU authorities will conduct BLAT 2020 exam in both online and offline modes. The exam date and time for both the modes will be the same; meaning one cannot appear in both modes simultaneously. The pen-paper (OMR-based) test will be conducted at 45 cities, whereas those opting for computer-based test (CBT) mode will have 115 exam cities to choose from. One can select the test mode at the time of filing the application form. Considering once an option is exercised it cannot be changed afterwards, one needs to be careful when selecting a test city

BLAT Answer Key 2020

BHU will first release a provisional BHU 2020 answer key containing the answers to all 150 MCQs asked in the entrance exam. Using the answer key of BLAT 2020, the candidate will be able to calculate probable scores before declaration of result and thus their assess their chances of admission. When calculating probable scores, one must refer the official marking scheme. Any candidate who is not satisfied with a key given in provisional BLAT answer key 2020, they will be able to file their complaints. Exam officials after considering all such complaints or challenges received by it will then release the final BLAT answer key.

BLAT Result 2020

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will declare the result of BLAT 2020 in online mode around the 3rd week of June 2020 on BHU entrance portal; alternately the result link will also be updated on this page for the benefit of the candidate. To check BLAT 2020 result, the candidate needs to enter roll number and date of birth. BLAT result 2020 will include details like the registration and application number of the candidate, roll number, and also marks obtained in the entrance exam. Based on aggregate marks secured in the entrance exam by candidates, BLAT merit list 2020 will be prepared, which will be used to shortlist candidates for counselling.

BLAT Counselling 2020

Candidates who have qualified in the BLAT 2020 entrance exam and are included in the merit list will be eligible to participate in BLAT 2020 counselling. The counselling process will be conducted in online mode (computerized counselling). Shortlisted candidates will be issued BLAT 2020 counselling call letters, which the candidate has to download and produce at the time of counselling. BLAT counselling 2020 process will include various steps like online preference entry, document verification, and payment of admission fee.

The seat allotment of BLAT 2020 will be done based on the merit rank of the candidate and preference entry. Candidates who have opted for seat upgradation will be taken in subsequent rounds of counselling.

BLAT Cutoff 2020

The university will release the category-wise BLAT 2020 cutoff for admission to the 5-year integrated law program. The cutoff of BLAT 2020 is usually the last score (or rank) for which admission is offered. So, any candidate scoring below the cutoff score or rank will not be allotted seats. The BLAT cutoff 2020 will depend on factors like the number of applicants, sanctioned seats, category of the candidate, etc. If any of the aforementioned factors changes, the cutoff would also change. For example, if the university decides to increase the number of seats, the cutoff would go down, provided other parameters remain the same.

BLAT Cutoff 2019

Category

Cutoff Rank

Cutoff Marks

General

156

305

GEN - OBC

24

305

GEN - EWS

36

305

GEN - SC

1

313

OBC

78

282

SC

53

220

ST

26

161

BHU Employee

50

2

BHU Employee - EWS

2154

51

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - BLAT 2020

Question: Can I opt to appear in both online and offline modes in BLAT 2020?

Answer:

While BLAT 2020 entrance exam will be conducted in both pen-based (offline) and computer-based mode, the candidate can opt for any one option. It is because the exam in both modes will be conducted on the same day and at the same time.

Question: Who can participate in BLAT counselling?

Answer:

Those candidates whose names appear in BLAT 2020 merit list are eligible to participate in BLAT counselling.

Question: Can I get admission even if I score less than cutoff score?

Answer:

Generally, the cutoff score (or rank) is the last rank for which admission is allowed. So, it is always a safer option to score above the cutoff score (or rank) to have a good chance of admission. Also note that cutoff varies from year to year depending on factors like applications received, seats available, performance of applicants in the exam, etc.

Question: Will the admit card of BLAT sent by post to applicants?

Answer:

No, exam authorities will not send the admit card by post. Instead BLAT admit card 2020 will be available on BHU entrance portal and will also be sent to the registered email id of the candidate.

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