CLAT FAQs 2020
Updated on Dec 30, 2019 - 5:42 p.m. IST by Shubham Bhakuni
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CLAT FAQs 2020 - The Consortium of NLUs will conduct CLAT 2020 on May 10. With the beginning of the CLAT application form 2020 on January 1, candidates will come across several CLAT 2020 FAQs regarding the application form, eligibility criteria, conduct of exam and others. CLAT faqs 2020 is a one-stop page to answer all your queries regarding Common Law Admission Test. This year, the Consortium of National Law Universities has updated several modalities of CLAT such as exam pattern, changes in the type of questions and others. CLAT FAQs 2020, being an inclusive writeup, tries to clear all your doubts related to CLAT exam procedure and admission process. Read the complete article to get answers to all CLAT FAQs 2020.
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Candidates appearing in CLAT 2020 can find answers to various questions including exam pattern, participating institutes, specially-abled persons (SAP), admit card, scorecard, and counselling process of the common law admission test

CLAT 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: How can I apply for CLAT 2020?

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Answer: You will have to fill the CLAT application form 2020, which will be available in online mode from January 1 to March 31.

Question: When will the Common Law Admission Test be conducted?
Answer: CLAT 2020 will be conducted online on May 12, which is the second Sunday of May month.

Question: What is examination mode of CLAT 2020?
Answer: The Common Law Admission Test mode is way back to an offline pattern after being administered online for the last four years. CLAT 2020 will be a paper-pen based test administered by CLAT Consortium.

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Question: Won't this year's CLAT be held in Computer-Based mode/online?
Answer: No, the CLAT 2020 will not be conducted in online or computer-based mode.

Question: Has CLAT eligibility criteria changed?
Answer: No, the CLAT eligibility criteria was changed only two years back following the Supreme Court order on BCI's age cap which made it clear that candidates irrespective of their age can apply for CLAT.

Question: How many questions will be asked this year in CLAT 2020?

Answer: As per the CLAT exam pattern 2020, there will be a total of 150 questions in CLAT UG while 100 MCQs and 2 objective type questions will be asked in CLAT PG.

Question: Will there be any changes in the type of questions asked in CLAT?

Answer: Yes, as per the updates, there will be more descriptive, comprehensive type questions will be asked this year.

Question: What changes in CLAT PG are introduced this year?

Answer: The conducting body has introduced cut-offs in LLM admission test. And, as per the new exam pattern of CLAT 2020, The evaluation of descriptive type papers will be done only when the candidates will score more than 40% (35% for SC/ST candidates).

Question: What changes are introduced in CLAT UG?

Answer: This year, the number of questions in CLAT will be down to 150 from the earlier 200. Also, there will be comprehension type questions in CLAT UG.

Question: Is there any arrangement for Specially-Abled Persons (SAPs)?
Answer: Yes, the specially-abled persons can opt either to arrange for his/ her own scribe or to make a request to the CLAT office to provide one for them. In the case of the first option, candidates will need to download the scribe declaration form at the time of filling the CLAT application form. Moreover, the SAPs will be entitled to a compensatory time of 40 minutes.

Question: Will I be given extra sheets/papers for rough work and calculations?
Answer: Yes, examination centres will be providing the rough sheets for calculations. However, no electronic devices will be allowed in the CLAT examination centres.

Question: How can I practice for offline CLAT?
Answer: Candidates can take mock tests and also solve CLAT sample papers as they will help in practising for the offline CLAT. The sample papers and well as mock tests will prove quite helpful because they provide a look and feel of the format of the actual Common Law Admission Test.

Question: Is there any negative marking for CLAT 2020?
Answer: CLAT 2020 follows a negative marking policy where 0.25 marks each will be deducted for every wrong answer. Check here the CLAT exam pattern.

Question: Do I need to send hard copies of any document or filled CLAT applications to the CLAT Office?
Answer: The candidates need not send any document or CLAT application form to the CLAT office. However, it is advised that candidates should keep a hard copy of the filled-in CLAT 2020 application form for his/her own record and future correspondences with the CLAT office.

Question: How many times can I change/modify/make changes in CLAT application?
Answer: A CLAT aspirant can make changes in the application form as many times as he/she wishes before paying the CLAT application fee. No changes can be made after the payment of fees and once the application form has been submitted.

Question: How can I receive the CLAT 2020 admit card?
Answer: CLAT admit card 2020 will be issued in around the first week of May, which can be downloaded by accessing your login account using your CLAT user id and password. Candidates should note that no hard copy of admit card will be sent to any of the candidates or not even through e-mails. Candidates must ensure that every information printed on the CLAT admit card is correct and in case of any misprint including spelling mistakes, they should immediately bring it to the notice of CLAT authorities.

Question: What things do I need to carry to the CLAT exam centre on the day of the exam?

Answer: You must carry the admit card of CLAT 2020 along with a valid identity proof (Aadhar Card/ Voter Id card/ Driving License/ Passport, etc.) to their respective examination centres.

Question: What if I receive a zero/blank application number after submitting the CLAT form?
Answer: It means that the application form of CLAT 2020 has not been submitted successfully and you’ll be required to fill the application afresh.

Question: What details should I retain after completion of CLAT applications?
Answer: The CLAT aspirants should retain the following details after completion of the application form–

  1. Hard-copy of CLAT 2020 application form

  2. Fee receipt detail

  3. Auto-generated id and password

Question: What is the syllabus of CLAT 2020?
Answer: CLAT syllabus includes important topics from each of the offered five sections– English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning.

Question: When can I provide my choice options for NLUs?
Answer: Candidates can provide their NLU choices while applying for CLAT.

Question: Can I change my NLU choices subsequently?
Answer: No, once a candidate has indicated and submitted his/ her choices of NLUs, it’ll be treated as final. However, in case of multiple applications for CLAT, the last submitted form will be treated as final.

Question: Is there any seat available for NRI/ NRI sponsored/ foreign national candidates?
Answer: Yes, some of the NLUs offer seats to BRI/ NRO sponsored/ foreign national candidates. Candidates need to go through the official website to know more about NRI seats.

Question: What is the minimum cut-off score/ sectional cut off for CLAT 2020?
Answer: There is no such minimum cut off score/sectional cut off score to qualify CLAT. However, admissions to NLUs will be offered based on candidates’ performance in the law entrance examination, in the order of merit.

Question: What is the CLAT counselling fee?
Answer: Candidates will have to deposit a counselling fee of Rs. 50,000 at the CLAT office. The counselling fee is not a separate fee but will be adjusted in the admission fees at the time of admission in the allotted NLU.

Question: Will I be refunded the CLAT counselling fee, if I don’t want to take admission?
Answer: Candidates must note that there shall be no refund of counselling fee after the last date of withdrawal from the admission process, i.e., tentatively in the month June. Those candidates who have withdrawn their seats up to the last scheduled date will be refunded after deducting Rs. 10,000 from the CLAT counselling fee.

Question: Am I eligible for some reservation if applying under state domicile quota?
Answer: Yes, some of the participating NLUs offer seats under state domicile quota. Candidates need to find the details of state domicile seats by visiting each of the official brochures of NLUs.

Question: Are there any reserved seats for women/ female candidates?
Answer: Yes, there are a number of NLUs where seats are reserved for the female candidates. Candidates need to look the details of such seats by visiting official brochures of the NLUs.

Question: Do CLAT participating institutes have common rules of reservation?
Answer: No, the CLAT participating NLUs don’t have common reservation rules. Each of the NLUs has its own set of rules and regulations for reservation prescribed by their Acts/ State Governments.

Question: What will happen in case of some problem in the computer during online CLAT?
Answer: In such cases of computer system failure or any other related problems, the candidates should intimate the examination invigilator. However, there will be enough buffer systems available at the examination system to take care of such problems. Moreover, the time lost in changing of systems will be duly counted and compensated as every second will be recorded by the examination server.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CLAT FAQs 2020

Question: When will the CLAT 2020 be conducted?


CLAT 2020 will be conducted on May 10.

Question: How many colleges will participate in CLAT 2020?


There are 21 National Law Universities that will be participating in CLAT 2020. Apart from 21 NLUs, several other colleges will also use CLAT scores for admissions. 

Question: What changes are introduced in CLAT 2020?


This year, CLAT 2020 (UG) will have 150 questions while cut-offs are introduced in CLAT LLM admission test.

Question: What is the last date to apply for CLAT 2020


The application form of CLAT 2020 will be closed on March 31.

Question: Will the conducting body release the CLAT 2020 answer key?


Yes, NLU Consortium will release the CLAT answer key on 11 May.

Question: When will the CLAT result 2020 be declared?


The result of CLAT 2020 will be declared on May 24.

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please name the books that I prefer for clat 2020 after 12th class of all subjects?

KUNAL LANJEWAR 26th Jan, 2020


CLAT ( Common Law Entrance Test ) is an exam conducted to take admission into the 21 National Law Universities of India and 43 other Educational Institutes. National University of Study And Research In Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will conduct CLAT 2020 in offline mode on May 10, 2020.

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  • Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide

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after 12 can i get admission in PU or there is any exam like CLAT for admission

Sanjay Khandelwal 25th Jan, 2020
Punjab university conducts its own entrance examination for admission in law courses. That is for BA LLB or BCOM LLB. One will have to apply for application of the college and will have to appear for the entrance examination conducted by Punjab university for admission.
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Do I need to upload EWS Certificate along with CLAT Application form

Md Azmer 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

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.

Good Luck


can i get admission in Indra Prastha university on the basis of my rank in CLAT

akshat a. jha 24th Jan, 2020

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:-


I am 28 now. Can i get admission in basis of CLAT ot LSAT Score

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020
There is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020 for UG program as well as in CLAT PG exam. So if you are able to fetch decent score, then you can get admission on the basis of that score. There is also no upper age limit for appearing in LSAT India Examination. But you can check the age limit specified by individual colleges wherein you want to seek admission.
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