CLAT 2020 Latest News and Updates
Updated on Dec 21, 2019 - 10:25 a.m. IST by Shubham Bhakuni
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CLAT 2020 Latest News and Updates - The Consortium of National Law Universities has released the CLAT application form 2020, on January 1, in online mode. Candidates can submit the application form till March 31. The official CLAT website was released on December 23. Earlier, the conducting body had announced the schedule of CLAT 2020. And, accordingly, the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2020) will be conducted on May 10. The Executive Committee of NLUs, in a meeting, held on December 11, has approved some major changes to the CLAT exam pattern 2020 and other particulars of CLAT. As per the latest updates, the CLAT 2020 notification is expected to be out in the last week of December 2019. All CLAT latest news and updates on the exam will be covered in this article. Read below to know more on CLAT 2020 latest news and updates.

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January 1 - The application form of CLAT 2020 has been released at the official CLAT website; candidates can apply till March 31.

December 23 - The Conducting body has updated the official CLAT website 2020 which contains the detailed schedule of CLAT 2020 and other information such as new exam pattern, syllabus, marking scheme, list of participating institutes etc.

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December 11 - CLAT 2020 schedule and major changes to the exam pattern are approved.

The Executive Committee provided a press release through which major changes to CLAT 2020 were approved along with the approval of date schedule for CLAT 2020. The important points from the press release are mentioned below.

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The conducting body approved the CLAT important dates 2020. And, as per the press release, the CLAT 2020 application form was to be open from January 1 and the last date to submit application form will be March 31; CLAT 2020 will be conducted on May 10 and the final result will be declared on May 24.

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  1. There will be a comprehension based test for CLAT 2020, with 150 objective type test in CLAT UG and 100 questions in LLM admission test.

  2. For CLAT PG (LLM), cut off marks are introduced, i.e, candidates will now have to qualify the objective test with a minimum of 40% (35% for SC/ST/PWD) candidates. Only on the qualification of the objective test, descriptive answers will be evaluated.

  3. In CLAT 2020 UG, the test paper will be prepared while taking the 12th standard of students into consideration.

  4. The section containing quantitative aptitude will be of class 10th standard.

  5. CLAT syllabus 2020 will be asked from areas including English, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Logical reasoning, Legal reasoning and quantitative ability.

  6. The conducting body will provide a general guide to question format to indicate the comprehension based test.

  7. As part of the marking scheme, the negative marking of 0.25 will be there for each wrong answer.

CLAT 2020 Latest news: November 21, 2019 - CLAT press release

The Consortium of NLUs announced the application and exam dates and discussed the proposed changes to the CLAT exam pattern in CLAT UG to introduce comprehensive based questions in sections like Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning.

Explaining the motive, the outgoing president Prof. Mustafa said the changes are being introduced to get better students to National Law Universities with competence in reading texts and demonstrate skills in inferential reasoning.

Further, it was discussed to bring down the number of questions from 200 to around 120-150. The Consortium also authorised the CLAT executive council to discuss the possibility of bringing cut-offs marks for CLAT PG.

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can we appear the CLAT exam in pursuing the graduation help me

Kanupriya Gupta 28th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

CLAT is one of the most popular and important law entrance exams of the country. It stands for Common Law Admission Test. CLAT has 19 national universities participating in the test. It is conducted on rotational basis by the participating institutes. For instance, For the academic session 2018- 19, CLAT will be conducted by National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi. CLAT offers 3000 seats in all National universities under it. So the success rate for the same is 6% as 50,000 students appear for this exam.

To appear for the same, candidates should clear class 12th with a minimum aggregate percentage of 45.  Candidates appearing for 12th in the same year are also eligible to apply. There is no upper age limit.

Hope this helps. All the best!


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.

Given below are some books suggested by the experts that you can prefer for preparing for the CLAT 2020 examination.

  • Word Power Made Easy

  • Butterworths

  • Lexis Nexis

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Verbal Reasoning

  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning

  • Objective Arithmetic

  • GK Today

  • Manorama Year Book

  • India Year Book

  • Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide

Best Wishes.


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:-

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