CLAT Exam Pattern 2020 -
The CLAT Consortium of NLUs has approved the changes to CLAT 2020 exam pattern. The changes in the exam pattern of CLAT 2020, include reducing the number of questions to 150 from 200 as asked earlier. Also, the question paper will now include comprehension-based questions from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning sections. Candidates appearing in CLAT PG must note that the conducting body has introduced cut off marks in CLAT 2020 LLM. Only on qualifying the objective paper, the subjective answers will be evaluated. The full details of CLAT exam pattern 2020 are given in this article.
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As per the CLAT 2020 exam pattern, the entrance exam will be conducted in offline mode. Candidates must know the CLAT exam pattern 2020 which forms 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, read below to know more.
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Exam pattern of CLAT 2020
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The exam pattern of CLAT 2020 as mentioned above is set to undergo some major changes. The table below lists the exam pattern of CLAT from last session. It will be updated once the full details of the exam pattern is released.
Common Law Admission Test
May 10, 2020
Offline (pen-paper mode)
Type of Questions
Multiple Type Questions (MCQs)
Number of Questions
Undergraduate Exam (BA LLB) - 150 objective type questions
Postgraduate Exam (LLM) - 100 objective and 2 subjective questions
UG - 150 marks
PG - 150 marks
Each objective question (both UG and PG) will carry 1 mark. An incorrect question will invite a penalty of 0.25 marks.
In case of PG exam, the two (2) subjective questions will each carry 25 marks.
A table of topics that need to be covered by the law aspirants while preparing for
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.
CLAT sections for UG/PG Law
Undergraduate Law Programme (LL.B)
Postgraduate Law Programme (LL.M)
English (Comprehension & grammar-based)
Law of Torts
Elementary Mathematics (Including Numerical Ability)
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Law of Contracts
Intellectual Property Law
In the exam pattern for CLAT 2020, candidates will find the section-wise marks distribution for both undergraduate and postgraduate common law entrance tests. With the latest changes introduced in the exam pattern, CLAT - UG, 2020 subject - wise marks distribution have also been changed accordingly. Candidates may refer to the subject - wise marks distribution of last year from the given table.
CLAT exam pattern 2020 - Subject wise marks distribution
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Marks Distribution for CLAT (PG) (MCQs only)
Number of MCQ questions
Other Law Subjects including Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.
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.
As per the latest update in the exam pattern, there will be 150 questions in CLAT 2020 (UG) exam.
CLAT 2020 exam date will be announced on July 1
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Consortium of NLUs conducts CLAT for admission to various Law colleges for different undergraduate and postgraduate law courses.
There are total 2538 seats for undergraduate law courses in different NLUs and 738 seats for LLM is offered through CLAT. For above intake near about 50,000-55,000 students appear for CLAT 2020.
For more details about CLAT 2020 you should refer to the link given below :-
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I am extremely sorry to tell you dear but as of now your CLAT 2020 examination date is not clear
This is because,
In earlier update, your CLAT 2020 was scheduled to be conducted on 21st june but now it has been further postponed due to coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown caused by it till further notice
Also the dates to fill the application form has been extended to 1st july
And as of now, no dates have been released for the exam .The fresh dates are expected to be announced soon.
So you need to wait for the release of notification for examination date
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List of best books for CLAT are listed below subject wise
GK & CURRENT AFFAIRS
Manorama Year Book
General Knowledge 2020 and 2019 by Arihant Publications
Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant Publications
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning (English) by M K Pandey
Quantitative Aptitude ebook (ALL Parts Solved) by R S Agarwal
Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson
Objective Legal Aptitude by Rs Agarwal
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic, Arihant Publications
30 days wonder for Maths ,by S Chand
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Pearson's
Objective General English 2020 by A P Bhardwaj
Objective General English 2020 by R S Aggarwal
Word Power Made Easy by Norman
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