CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2020
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CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2020 – National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will be announcing CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria. Candidates applying for national level law entrance exam can refer to this article for information on various subjects such as minimum academic qualification, age bar, etc. It should be noted that every NLU participating in CLAT 2020 has its own respective eligibility criteria of CLAT 2020. Therefore, candidates are advised to read the eligibility criteria prior to filling CLAT application form. Any applicant found ineligible as per the eligibility criteria during the later stages of the admission process, his/her application will be cancelled and no further communication will be entertained. In this article, the aspirants will find information related to CLAT eligibility criteria 2020 for both undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. For further updates stay tuned.

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CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Undergraduate Law Programmes

Before filling the application form of CLAT 2020 for undergraduate admission, candidates are urged to carefully go through CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria as elucidated below:

  • Qualifying exam: Candidates who have passed their Senior Secondary School Examination/ 12th Board Examination can apply.

  • Marks in qualifying exam: A minimum of 45% marks in the qualifying degree is required to appear in CLAT 2020. SC and ST candidates need only 40% marks.

  • Age limit: There is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020 for UG program

CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Postgraduate Law Programmes

The eligibility criteria of CLAT 2020 for candidates seeking admission to postgraduate courses are different from those required for undergraduate courses. Check the points below to find out whether you meet the prescribed CLAT eligibility criteria for LLM program.

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  • Qualifying exam: Aspirants applying for admission to the LLM program needs to hold a valid bachelor’s degree in law or any equivalent exam. Both five-year integrated and three-year law degrees are accepted.

  • Marks in qualifying marks: Aspirants need to score at least 55% in the qualifying degree. SC/ST category candidates will be granted 5% relaxation in minimum marks.

  • Age limit: Like in CLAT UG, there is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020 for PG program as well.

CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria- Number of Attempts

A candidate appear in CLAT as many times as he/she wants to.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Highlights

The key takeaways from CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria prescribed by CLAT authorities include the following:

  • There is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020; and this applies for UG and PG program. So, a candidate of any age can appear for admission in either UG or PG program through CLAT, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria.

  • The candidate will have to pass the qualifying exam as per the course they have applied for admission, for exam PG aspirants need to hold a bachelor's degree in law.

  • Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying exam in March/April (UG program) or April/May (PG program) may also apply.

  • SC and ST candidates are eligible for 5% relaxation in minimum marks in the qualifying exam.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

Question: How many times can I appear in CLAT 2020?


As per CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria, a candidate may appear as many times as they want. 

Question: Is there any age limit for appear in CLAT 2020?


There is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020. The candidate however needs to meet other eligibility criteria including that of qualifying exam passed and minimum marks.

Question: I belong to SC/ST category? Do I get benefit of relaxation in minimum marks in CLAT 2020?


Candidates belonging to SC and ST categories are eligible for relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying marks. This means SC/ST candidates need to score only 50% marks in aggregate in qualifying exam to be eligible. 

Question: What happens if I don't meet the CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria?


Any candidate who doesn't meet the prescribed eligibility criteria will not be given admission, so it is advisable that the candidate refers to the complete eligibility guidelines before appearing in the CLAT 2020 exam.

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I am in my final year,B.A. History(Hons.)..Can I give CLAT 2020 Exam?

Payal 14th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt .

here is the eligibility criteria for clat 2020.

A candidate must have passed class 10+2 from any recognized college. Also the cadidate belonging to general category should have 45 percent marks in their qualifying degree and those belonging to obc, scor should have 40 percent marks in their qualifying degree.there is no age limit for this exam.  If yoh follow all these criteria then you are eligible for clat exam.

I hope my answer will help you out

Good luck


Hi, iam Harsh. My english was not so great. How to make my English Session Strong? I will go for CLAT .

Anupam Kumar Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

Hey there

If you want to go for CLAT then ofcourse you need to have good English. For that you'll have to focus on grammar, reading comprehension, vocab also. For grammar you'll have to refer to standard books like rein and Martin etc. For reading comprehension try reading novels and newspapers on a daily basis. Pick difficult words from what you read and then write them in a copy and revise them daily it will boost your vocabulary also.

Good luck


Hi , My name is Harshvardhan Sharma. I will go for CLAT . Now iam in 11th this year . How to start my preparation for CLAT from class 11th?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant.

its good to know that you are preparing for clat from 11th. clat undergraduate exam duration is 2 hours. questions will be total 200 marks, 1 mark for each question. the topics you need to cover is

English including comprehension

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

Legal Aptitude

Logical Reasoning

right now you can practice the english and numerical aptitude.

there is a book available for clat , by arihant publication. you can follow this.


best coachinf for clat in india

Payal 10th Oct, 2019

hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt.

Here I am providing you list of some top clat coaching centre in India. These are

Teachwell Institute.

Success Mantra.

Universal Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) .

AB Tutorials.

Pahuja Law Academy.

Maansarovar Law Center.

Sriram Law Academy.

I hope my answer will help you out

Good luck


date for filling form for CLAT entrance test

Apurv 9th Oct, 2019

Hello Shristi, the form filling process for CLAT for the year 2020 has not begun yet. So, don't panic. The form filling will start by the second week of january 2020 and will end by third week of april. For those who have registered but not yet paid the application fee, the last deadline would be 4th week of april 2020 for payment of fees. Admit cards will be released by second week of may 2020

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