CLAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines
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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.

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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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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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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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