CLAT Exam Pattern 2020
Tuhina.malhotra, 17 Sep 2019, #CLAT
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CLAT Exam Pattern 2020 - National University Of Study And Research In Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will release the exam pattern for CLAT 2020 around the second week of January, 2020. The entrance exam will be conducted via offline mode for law aspirants. To prepare for CLAT, candidates must first know of the CLAT exam pattern 2020 to form the base of their preparations. The exam pattern of CLAT 2020 includes the sections that UG/PG Law programme aspirants need to prepare, types and total number of questions, marking scheme etc. In this article, candidates will find all the required details of CLAT 2020. With the help of CLAT 2020 exam pattern, candidates can structure their exam preparation; they will know where to begin and how to go about topics that they have not studied before or find difficult. Knowing the exam pattern for CLAT saves time and makes candidates time efficient. To guide the students, Careers360 brings the CLAT 2020 exam pattern for both undergraduate and postgraduate law aspirants. To get an overview of the exam, refer to the table given below. For future CLAT related updates stay tuned with us.

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CLAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Overview




Common Law Admission Test

Abbreviated Name


Exam Date

Second week of January, 2020


2 hours


Offline (pen paper mode)

Type of Questions

Multiple Type Questions (MCQs)

Number of Questions

Undergraduate Exam (BA LLB) - 200 objective type questions

Postgraduate Exam (LLM) - 100 objective and 2 subjective questions



Total Marks

UG - 200 marks
PG - 150 marks

Marking scheme

1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer objective or MCQ question. Also, an incorrect answer will invite a penalty of 0.25 marks.

In case of PG exam, the two (2) subjective questions will each carry 25 marks.

CLAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Exam Sections

A table of topics that need to be covered by the law aspirants while preparing for CLAT 2020 are given below. The topics have been bifurcated on the bases of the degree - CLAT for BA LLB for undergraduates and CLAT for LL.M for postgraduates.

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CLAT sections for UG/PG Law

Undergraduate Law Programme (LL.B)

Postgraduate Law Programme (LL.M)

English (Comprehension & grammar-based)

Law of Torts

Legal Aptitude

Family Law

Logical Reasoning

Criminal Law

Elementary Mathematics (Including Numerical Ability)

International Law

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Property Law


Law of Contracts

Intellectual Property Law

CLAT exam pattern 2020 - Marks Distribution for UG/PG Law courses

In the exam pattern for CLAT 2020, candidates will find the section wise marks distribution for both undergraduate and postgraduate common law entrance tests.

Marks Distribution for CLAT (UG)


Number of Questions


English including Comprehension



Legal Aptitude



Logical Reasoning



General Knowledge and Current Affairs



Elementary Mathematics and Numerical Ability






Marks Distribution for CLAT (PG) (MCQs only)


Number of MCQ questions


Constitutional Law



Other Law Subjects including Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.






Importance of CLAT Exam Pattern 2020

In order to achieve a goal, one needs to have a systematic plan that will help a student to move forward with their preparation. Following are the points that will explain the importance of knowing an exam pattern.

  • It saves time - Candidates can be time efficient while preparing for CLAT only if they are aware of the exam pattern. As exam pattern contains detailed information about the exam, students can structure their preparation which then leaves them with time for revision.

  • Makes you systematic - Knowing exam pattern helps candidates to structure their preparation. The candidates are able to evaluate their weak and strong points when they know the exam pattern. It also helps them to manage time while attempting the exam.

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I am from class 12th science and I want to get admission in NLU Jodhpur in 2020 what should I do for that. is it necessary to give clat

Shareef 20th Oct, 2019
Yes, ofcourse you should give CLAT entrance exam for Admission.when you are going to take an LLB course, CLAT is a mandatory thing for you.
And the University like NLU one of the top universities doesn't cooperate admissions without CLAT.
Check out the eligibility criteria for Admission,
  • One should be 10+2 passed with 45%
  • SC/ST students must be passed with 40%
  • Maximum age for general candidates is 20
  • maximum age for SC/ST is 22
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Which is the best institute for CLAT preparation in Kolkata , is it CLATapult or is it Career Launcher or any other ?

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i have completed my graduation with political science in 2019 . May i appear in CLAT UG Exams .

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

clat exam eligibility criteria is candidate need to pass 10+2 course from a recognized university with 45% marks (general category). candidate from any stream can apply for clat ug irrespective of their age, as age criteria has been removed by BCI. so you may apply for clat. hope I have solved your query.


What is clat exam? What are the courses that it includes?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

CLAT is an entrance examination for admission in NLUs(NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITIES) for their undergraduate course . Its an offline-based exam, CLAT is conducted at around 40 centres around the country for admitting candidates to undergraduate law programs in the 21 participating NLUs.

The application form of CLAT 2020 is expected to be released around the 2nd week of January; candidates will have around 3 months time to submit the application form. The admit card of CLAT 2020 will be released around the 2nd week of May. CLAT 2020 will be of 2 hours duration and include 200 multiple-choice questions of 1 marks each; note each incorrect attempt will invite penalty of 0.25 marks.

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