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.LATEST - CLAT application form has commenced; apply now!
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As per the CLAT 2020 exam pattern, the entrance exam will be conducted via offline mode like earlier. 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
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 marksPG - 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 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.
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 will be conducted on May 10, 2020.
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No there is no notification came out regarding to submit EWS certificate with the CLAT 2020 form. I suggest you to go the link before filling the form.
I hope this will solve your query.
No, IPU or GGSIPU conducts its own exam for entrance in its various courses.
The exam for law courses to get admission in IP university is IPU CET Law.
The Last date of Application submission for the exam is 1st week of May 2020 .
The Date of exam and Result
date would be 3rd week of May 2020 and 4th week of May 2020 respectively.
The application fees is 1000 Rs for all category students. The exam is of 600 marks and has 150 questions in total to attempt in 150 minutes.
About Clat, The Clat exam provides admission in several other law colleges all over the country including all the NUL's.
For further information on Clat exam you can visit:-
and for For IPU CET Law:-
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Yes, you can surely apply for the Common Law Admission Test while appearing for the board exams of class 12 for admission to UG courses. The eligibility criteria for CLAT states that the candidates
who have passed their class12th Board Examination or The Senior Secondary School Examination can apply for the exam. In addition to it, the aspirants have to secure a minimum of 45% marks in the qualifying exam for General Category and for SC and ST candidates, they need to secure 40% marks in qualifying exam. However, not only the students who have passed their class 12 examination can apply but
also the candidates who are appearing in their qualifying exam can appear. In the case of admission to UG courses, this qualifying exam refers to Class 12 examination and hence you have all the rights to appear for it and there is no problem in applying for the exam but you also have to ensure that you fulfill the educational (and also other) eligibility criteria for the exam.
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