CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2020
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CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2020 – NUSRL, Ranchi will be announcing CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria for admission to 5-year integrated and LLM courses offered by participating NLUs. Candidates applying for national level law entrance exam can refer to this article for information on eligibility criteria pertaining to academic qualification, age bar, etc. Only such candidate who meets prescribed CLAT eligibility criteria 2020 will be considered for admission. The eligibility of the candidate would be ascertained during the document verification process, which will be held during CLAT 2020 counselling. Also, any candidate trying to fake eligibility will be automatically disqualified if caught. So, one must carefully read the eligibility criteria prior to filling CLAT application form. In this article, the aspirants will find information related to CLAT eligibility criteria 2020 for both undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes.
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CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Undergraduate Law Programmes

The eligibility criteria of CLAT 2020 will different for undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Given below is CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria for 5-year integrated law program:

  • 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

  • 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 can appear in CLAT as many times as he/she wants to.

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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 minimum 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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Can I study llm in abroad after Finishing llb @ christ University??

Suryashis Chakraborty 26th Feb, 2020

Hello Tony,

Pursuing a LLM course abroad strain the candidates because if the need to fulfill a lot of formalities but is highly rewarding.

Firstly, it is imperative to know about which course to specialize in. General LLM courses

Here are some of the best colleges to pursue permit Law students to take up a number of unrelated subjects like International Arbitration Law with Entertainment Law or Intelligence Law. Secondly, a candidate needs to work on his/her financial budget before applying as different universities across different regions require different degrees of investment. Letters of recommendation must be kept in handy as most colleges seek students to have one.

Some of the best institutions to study Law abroad are as follows:

University of Alberta, Canada

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University of Windsor, Canada

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Stanford University, USA

Dalhousie University, Canada

RMIT University, Australia

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Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!



I m from an engineering background can I appear for this exam ??? and my what is the minimum percentage required in graduation to appear for this??

Shubham Dhane 25th Feb, 2020


Yow will get admission in LLB after bachelor's in Engineering.For admission in LLB through CLAT a candidate must have passed 10+2 or its equivalent and must have passed bachelor's degree in any discipline.General candidates must have 45% in degree for SC/ST it is 40% from a recognised board or university.

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jse clat ke paper ka pattern change hua hai to ab current affairs aayenge so hum pichle ek saal ki news kaise padhe is there any easy way or something we can do because my boards r going on and how m gonna study the news and current affairs of whole last year in 20 days need a quick nd urgent rply

hrithik jain 25th Feb, 2020


I can suggest you some tips which will help you in preparing better for the same:

1. Check out the last year questions papers: it will help you to analyze a pattern and types of questions they ask in the Paper.

2. Take all the monthly magazine for the whole year: this will help you to read the news faster.

3. Check out the current affairs website/e-paper to get bulletins or short summary of the affairs.

4. Write down notes (but it might take longer time so do it as per the time limit)

5. Make sure that you complete a good amount of reading in a day. Do not go on for reading and remembering the whole news. Look out for a pattern of reading the current affairs which will help you in the exam as you have less time and a lot of syllabus to cover.


what should I fill in clat from in %column best of 5 Or best of 6 because in class 12 I had 6 subjects in which I cleared 5 subjects accept physics and got declared pass by cbse and also have passing certificate.?

Yastika Kumar 25th Feb, 2020

Hi Abhishek,

A pass ceritficate issued by any educational board certifies that the candidate has cleared all subjects scoring passing marks and is eligible to take up degree courses in other institutions. Since you have it you should proceed with completing the application.


how I can manage my school and clat preparation by myself Right now I m in class 11 and the time when I will give my clat I have to prepare for my boreds also??

Srishti jha 24th Feb, 2020

Hello aspirant, I hope you are doing good.

It's good to know you are interested in CLAT . But yes, clearing boards with marks is more important , but now take just 1 hours extra to prepare for CLAT. But after giving 12th exam, make to get into a crash course of CLAT . This will really help you a lot.

I hope this helps.

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