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:

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  • 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.

  • 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 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?


SC/ST candidates need to score only 50% marks in aggregate in qualifying exam to be eligible to apply for CLAT 2020

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 must refer to the complete eligibility guidelines before applying for CLAT 2020.

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How can I give CLAT after failing NEET?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 11th Dec, 2019


Yes, you must fulfill the eligibility criteria for CLAT to be eligible to appear for CLAT and the eligibility criteria is that a candidate must have passed 10+2 or it's equivalent from a recognised board or university. Candidates belonging to general category must have passed with atleast 45% aggregate and candidates belonging to SC/ST must have atleast 40% aggregate in 10+2.

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clat paper hindi me bhi hota h kya

Sanjay Khandelwal 11th Dec, 2019
CLAT common law admission test is conducted for law entrance exam. The exam is conducted in offline mode. The paper comes is in English. Paper doesn't come in Hindi or any other regional language. So, Hindi is not an option here. You have to give the exam in English only.

clat paper hindi me hota h kya

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 11th Dec, 2019
The Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is an offline entrance exam conducted by NLUs in India. CLAT paper doesn't come in Hindi. CLAT paper is conducted in English only. There are around 2500 for UG and 720 for postgraduate (NLUs only) through CLAT.

whose branch of carrier lancher is the best in Delhi for clat 2020

Sanjanaleekha 9th Dec, 2019

Hi there,

Career launcher has many branches in Delhi one of its main branch is in Connaught place, for preparation of CLAT 2020 you can also go through the previous year CLAT question paper for analysing the previous year paper pattern which can be accessed here,

If you want to prepare for CLAT 2020 yourself then also we have compiled a list f books which you can refer for your CLAT preparation,


how many south Indian government universities of clat

ÑÍthesh 7th Dec, 2019

Hello srikanth !!
There are 6 government universities in south india that accepts clat examination.

here is the list of the government universities accepts clat in India as per state wise,you just go through it you will get the profiles of universities.I hope this helps you.

Good luck!!

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