CLAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines
Tuhina.malhotra, 17 Sep 2019, #CLAT
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CLAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines - CLAT 2020 will be conducted by the National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL) tentatively in the fourth week of May, 2020. There will be 40 exam centres for CLAT 2020 which will be conducted in online mode across India. The Law course offers 2300 seats in the undergraduate programmes and 600 seats in the post graduate programmes offered by the NLUs which is one of the reasons that makes CLAT one of the toughest entrance exams. It will be conducted for those students interested in undergoing the five year integrated law programme such as BA LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB and B.Sc LLB, as well as for post graduate programme, LLM at 21 National Law Universities (NLUs) and other law colleges across the nation.

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Since CLAT 2020 is one of the greatest exams for law aspirants, therefore it requires exceptional efforts by the students while preparing for it. Through this article, Careers360 brings forward the CLAT 2020 exam day guidelines for the aspirants.

CLAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines - Basic Facts

  • The exam will be conducted via online mode tentatively in the fourth week of May, 2020.

  • The exam will contain 200 Multiple Choice Questions

  • Candidates will have to 5 topics for the CLAT 2020 which are- Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, English (including Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs and Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability).

  • Every correct answer will be given 1 mark and for every negative answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

  • The exam will enable candidates to answer questions from the section of their choice and as per their preference. It will also help the candidates to view the status of questions – Answered, Left Unanswered or Marked for Review - as selected by them, and answer the remaining questions before the exam concludes.

CLAT 2020 - Exam Day Guidelines

On the day of the exams, students wish to know tips and tricks to apply a few hours before the exam to succeed in their exams. They often become anxious and experience performance pressure which is why Careers360 has come up with an article to help the candidates deal with the pressure.

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Rest Hours - It's very important for the candidates to take a proper 6-7 hours of sleep to keep their minds clear and thought process functional.

Document Checklist - Though the candidates will keep all the necessary documents handy for the exam day yet it is advised that they should cross verify them to avoid minutest of the chances of skipping any document. Do not forget to carry your CLAT 2020 admit card along with an identity proof such as Aadhaar card/ driving license/PAN card etc.

Do not begin a new topic - Often candidates feel that they could use up extra time to read something new once their course is over and revised. DO NOT begin a new topic. It will only take up your memory and burden you with extra information which may lead to forgetfulness during the exam. Students often panic when they start mugging up additional information instead of revising the prepared course and relaxing.

Know the exam centre location - Candidates must have prior information about the exam centre such as its location, distance from home to the centre, commuting time, popular landmarks nearby etc to avoid any kind of trouble while reaching the exam centre.

Do not carry unnecessary items - Candidates must not carry unnecessary articles such as electronic gadgets like mobile phones, digital watches, calculators etc to the exam hall. Only admit card, id proof and basic stationary such as pencil, pen and eraser is permitted. Anyone found not following the established rules will be debarred from the exam.

Reporting - Punctuality is important. Hence it is highly advised to reach on time on the exam centre 45 minutes to 1 hour prior to the exam to avoid inconveniences such as traffic jams, vehicle breakdown, etc.

Check seating arrangement - Candidates should check the seating arrangements as soon as he/she reaches the exam centre. The seating arrangement should be checked along with other details including name, roll number and date of birth so as to ensure the identified seat is correct and to avoid wastage of time in finding the seat after reporting time.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CLAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

Question: If i forget misplace my admit card then what?


If the admit card is misplaced, no candidate will be allowed to sit for the exam or enter the exam hall as it is the entry ticket. In case of misplacement, it is highly advised that students must have another copy of the admit card and should retain it till the admission procedure gets over.

Question: How many id proofs are needed on the exam day?


Candidates are required to carry one identity proof for verification and reference. It can be any valid id proof such as Aadhaar card, PAN card, driving license, etc.

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Is CLAT entrance exam is sufficient to get seat in LLB banglore university?

Alok Mishra 19th Nov, 2019


If your query is related with doing 5-year BALLB program being offered at University Law College (ULC) I must say no. Because it has its own admission process. Basically, CLAT is an entrance exam for taking admission in NLUs. Eligibility Criteria for ULC's BALLB can be checked by following the link given:

I hope it helps!


kya 6 month me clat crack ho jayega? please answer

Shareef 19th Nov, 2019
It really depends on your Own Interest. If you focus on the things for best happening, you can definitely  crack CLAT examination.
Let me suggest you few tips,
  • Firstly make a timetable according to your comforts
  • Make a daily goals. It says you should complete this much of syllabus till this time
  • Go for weekend Tests
If you know the syllabus then that's fine. If not please refer the link mentioned here, it will help you out with the best books for preparation.

clat ki study ke liye kitne month ka time sufficient hai...? please answer

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Bablu

Every other person has a different brain which works in different frequencies.

What I can study in 10 hours, maybe you can study in 2.

So this is really irrelevant.

But still to answer your question, according to some statistics, a good amount of 4–5 hours a day can help you get into a tier 1 college, but those hours should be with complete dedication and for 5-6 months.


how much Marks should candidate score to clear clat for NLU jodhpur?

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Tanvi

It depends upon the Reservation Category and all. Considering General, you must need a rank of 120-140 for the admission. These were the last year cutoffs.

For more information on Cutoffs and all :


I score 56% in BA graduation degree and i am in general category. Now i am able to give CLAT exam and get admission in NLU?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

CLAT is for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. For CLAT PG, you should possess a Bachelor's degree in Law. But because your highest qualification is BA and that is not a law degree, you are not eligible for CLAT PG. But now talking about CLAT UG, you need to have completed your 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 45%. It is 45% for General Category and 40% for Reserved Categories. As there is no upper age limit for CLAT, you can appear for CLAT UG. Not based on your BA qualification but based on your 12th qualification. For more information, please visit our page at:

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