CLAT 2020: National University Of Study And Research In Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will conduct CLAT exam tentatively in the 4th week of May. CLAT is held every year for admission into UG and PG law courses offered by the 21 participating NLUs, who conduct the exam on a rotational basis, moving from older NLUs to newer ones. Note that NLU Delhi is out CLAT ambit, as they conduct their own exam, AILET, for admission to their 5-year integrated and postgraduate law programs. Around 2500 graduate and 720 postgraduate seats are offered by the participating NLUs of CLAT. Additionally, 53 private universities, including DBRANLU Sonipat, Haryana, also use CLAT scores for admission. Application form of CLAT 2020 will open in online mode around 2nd week of January, 2020. Admit cards will be issued around 2nd week of May, while CLAT 2020 results would be out around 2nd week of June. Candidates who qualify in the exam will be eligible for CLAT counselling. Go through the complete article to learn full details of CLAT including event schedule, application process, syllabus, etc.
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Name of the exam
Common Law Admission Test
Mode of exam
Number of seats
Around 2500 for UG and 720 for postgraduate (NLUs only)
Number of test takers
More than 50,000
Candidates by following the important dates of CLAT 2020 can keep track of all upcoming events, release of exam notification and start of application form. The CLAT 2020 important dates have been presented in a chronological manner in the table below. Please note that the dates mentioned are tentative only, and will be updated once the details for new session is available.
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Issue of Notification
1st week of October, 2019
Start of online application Form
2nd week of January, 2020
Application form closes
3rd week of April, 2020
Issue of admit card
2nd week of May, 2020
CLAT 2020 exam
4th week of May, 2020
Publication of the provisional answer key
Last week of May, 2020
Publication of the final answer key
1st week of June, 2020
Declaration of result
2nd week of June, 2020
Start of counselling
The candidate has to first successfully fill the application form of CLAT 2020 and then qualify in the national-level exam. The seat allotment of CLAT 2020 will be done in merit-cum-preference basis. This means both the CLAT 2020 rank and choices opted (in the order of preference) will be considered for allotment. Choice filling for all 21 NLUs (which must be done in the order of preference) has to be done at the time of filling the CLAT application form itself. The result of seat allotment will be released alongside CLAT result.
The terms and conditions that the candidate has to fulfill for appearing in CLAT 2020, depending on whether the candidate is seeking admission to UG or PG law course, are covered by CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria. Among the important eligibility criteria of CLAT 2020 include that of qualifying exam passed, minimum marks in the qualifying exam, and age limit. As per CLAT eligibility criteria 2020, for admission to UG course, one needs to have passed 10+2 or an equivalent exam scoring 45% marks in aggregate; SC and ST candidates need only 40% marks to be eligible. Another interesting feature mentioned in CLAT eligibility criteria is there is no upper age limit for appearing in CLAT for either UG or PG courses.
Candidates seeking admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses offered by the participating NLUs need to fill the application form of CLAT 2020, which will open in online mode sometime in the second week of January. The last date to fill the application form of CLAT will be tentatively 3rd week of April. Candidates must note that the application for UG and PG courses is the same; one can opt for any one of them at the time of filling the application form. In such cases where the candidate fills more than one application form, only the last one will be considered.
Filling of the application form
Uploading of documents
Application fee payment
CLAT 2020 application fee
General category/ OBC
NUSRL, Ranchi 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.
Candidate can find out what subjects and topics are covered in CLAT exam by consulting the official syllabus of CLAT 2020. CLAT authorities publish CLAT syllabus outlining details like subject-wise topics, pattern of questions, and marking scheme for both UG and PG courses. CLAT syllabus 2020 will help the candidate stay on track and not waste time on irrelevant stuff.
CLAT 2020 Syllabus (UG program)
When preparing for the exam, it is recommended that one goes through the exam pattern of CLAT 2020. It will help the candidate get vital details about the exam, like the types of questions asked, total and section-wise questions asked, marking scheme, and mode of exam. Check the details of CLAT 2020 exam patter below.
Exam pattern of CLAT 2020 - A quick glance
When preparing for a national-level exam like CLAT, one must try every trick in the book. And one very useful trick the candidate should adopt is solve CLAT sample papers, which have similar type of questions to those asked in the exam. Consequently the candidate will be able to prepare at a level which is required for the exam; this will build confidence in the candidate. Also, the more sample papers of CLAT 2020, the problem solving ability will keep on increasing, which in turn will help in time management. Previous years’ CLAT questions papers are another very dependable preparation material.
In the last month leading up to the exam, one must also include CLAT 2020 mock tests in their preparation routine. Since mock tests are simulations of the real thing, the candidate by participating in CLAT mock tests will learn about the layout of the exam, For example, different sections will be presented in the mock tests just like they would be on the CLAT exam. Also, mock tests would also have a clock that will indicate time passed and time left. This way the candidate will learn time management, which is such an integral ingredient to succeed in an exam like CLAT. To tune the body clock with the exam day timings, one may even take the mock test of CLAT at the same time of the day (around 3 pm).
Currently eight (8) out of the top 15 law colleges listed in NIRF rankings list are NLUs. NLSIU Bangalore is in fact the number one ranked institute in the country, while NULSAR came in third. With so many top colleges in the fray, it is only natural that the CLAT exam will be very competitive. To succeed then would require that the candidate doesn't do things in half measures, but instead takes a holistic approach to CLAT 2020 preparation. Here are some tips that the candidate can fall back upon if they need any help.
Tips to ace CLAT 2020
The admit card of CLAT 2020 is an important document that is not only required for sitting in the exam, but also for completing other admission formalities like counselling. So, the candidate must keep the CLAT 2020 admit card safe and in an undamaged condition until the admission process is over. The admission authority will release the CLAT admit card in online mode around the 2nd week of May. To download the admit card, one has to go to the official website and login by entering one’s registration id and password.
After completion of CLAT exam, exam officials will first release a provisional answer key of CLAT 2020 around the last week of May. It will contain keys to all questions asked in the entrance exam. Candidates may go through the provisional CLAT 2020 answer keys and compare their answers with the official version and thus calculate probable scores. Also, if the candidate feels like any key in the answer key is wrong, they can even challenge the key (s). The final CLAT answer key 2020 will be published after considering all such grievances of candidates, before declaration of result.
NUSRL, Ranchi, which is the exam conducting body, will declare the result of CLAT 2020 tentatively in the second week of June. CLAT 2020 result can be checked online by logging into the result portal by entering one’s application or registration number and date of birth. Important details like the qualifying status of the candidate, marks and rank obtained in the exam will be displayed in the CLAT result.
Candidates who have appeared in the offline exam would be able to check CLAT 2020 merit list at the time of declaration of result. CLAT authorities will release a total of three provisional merit lists of CLAT 2020. Also, the merit lists would be institute-specific and contain details like the name of the merit list candidate, category, state and category-rank. A key feature of CLAT merit rank 2020 is it will be used for shortlisting candidates for counselling and making seat allotments.
NUSRL, Ranchi, is responsible for conducting the CLAT 2020 counselling and seat allotment process, which will be held in online mode. The counselling process is open to CLAT-qualified candidates only; eligible candidates would be issued counselling call letters, which have to be downloaded. The eligible candidate has to next get registered for counselling, participate in choice filling and locking process. Once should take care when filling choices during counselling of CLAT, as apart from the merit rank, opted choices will also be taken into account when making seat allotments.
The admission conducting authority will make the seat allotment of CLAT 2020 for the 21 participating NLUs in three rounds, for both UG and PG courses. The first round of CLAT 2020 seat allotment will be declared sometime in the second week of June. CLAT seat allotment result would include details like the state (or All India) rank of the candidate, category, admit card number, and also the status of admission. Candidates who have been allotted seats will have to pay the necessary fees and complete other formalities to confirm their seats. Any candidate who wishes to withdraw/shift seats can do so before the start of subsequent rounds of CLAT seat allotment 2020.
To get admission into a participating NLU, the candidate needs to meet the CLAT 2020 cutoff for the specific institute and the category they belong to. It is because the CLAT cutoff 2020 is usually the last rank (or score) for which admission is offered. Any candidate who scores below the CLAT 2020 cutoff rank will have little chance of admission.
CLAT 2019 Cutoff
There are 21 NLUs that are participating institutes of CLAT 2020; the NLUs are government institutes. As participating institutes, the NLUs will use CLAT 2020 scores for admitting candidates to their undergraduate and postgraduate law programs.
Apart from the NLUs, there are 52 other private institutes and one university that also use CLAT scores for admission purpose.
Name of NLU
CLAT Fee 2020
The fee structure for undergraduate and postgraduate programs may vary from one NLU to another, and also as per the category of the candidate; consult the tables below for institute-wise fee structure.
UG Fee Structure
SC / ST
Rs.2,07,000 p.a.(outside Kerala)
Rs.2,06,800 p.a. (in Kerala)
Rs. 2,02,000 p.a.
Rs.2,20,750 p.a. (for Maharashtra)
Rs.2,47,000 p.a. (for non-Maharashtra)
Rs.2,13,490 p.a. (for Maharashtra)
Rs.2,45,250 p.a. (for non-Maharashtra)
Rs.2,70,000 p.a (Girls)
PG Fee Structure
Rs.1,48,000 p.a. (outside Kerala)
Rs. 1,47,800 p.a. (for Kerala)
Rs.2,15,000 p.a. (for Maharashtra)
Rs. 2,26,000 p.a. (All India)
Rs.1,54,250 p.a. (for Maharashtra)
Rs. 1,73,000 p.a. (All India)
A candidate will be allotted an exam centre that he or she has opted at the time of filing CLAT 2020 application form. It is only in unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances that the candidate will be allotted another centre.
The admit card will be available only through candidate log-in accounts, and will not be sent by email or any other means.
CLAT authorities haven’t set any upper age limit for the exam, so candidates of any age group can apply.
If the candidate opts for upgrade option, then he/she will be offered a higher preference seat in subsequent rounds of counselling, provided there are available seats. In case there are no available seats, the candidate will retain current seat.
No, the option to edit entered choices is available only till payment of counselling fee. Once the payment is made, no further change is allowed.
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CLAT is an entrance examination for admission in
NLUs(NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITIES)
. Its an offline-based exam, CLAT is conducted at around 40 centres around the country for admitting candidates to undergraduate law programs in the 21 participating NLUs.
The application form of CLAT 2020 is expected to be released around the 2nd week of January; candidates will have around 3 months time to submit the application form. The admit card of CLAT 2020 will be released around the 2nd week of May. CLAT 2020 will be of
duration and include
200 multiple-choice questions
of 1 marks each; note each incorrect attempt will invite penalty of 0.25 marks.
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