HPNLU Admission through CLAT 2020
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HPNLU Admission through CLAT 2020 - Last year, Himachal Pradesh National Law University dissolved its own entrance exam HPNET, and became one of the participating institutes of CLAT 2019. According to prof. Jaiswal, the step to abolish HPNET and joining hands with CLAT is aimed towards the betterment of law institute and its students. The law aspirants of HPNLU will now have to apply through CLAT 2020 for taking admission to the institution.Common Law Entrance Exam(CLAT) is a very popular law entrance exam conducted for admission to UG and PG law programmes of 21 participating NLUs. While the applications for CLAT will be accepted tentatively from the second week of January, 2020, the exam will be conducted around the 4th week of May, 2020. To know more about HPNLU admission through CLAT 2020, eligibility criteria, CLAT application form, admit card and exam, read the complete article.

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What is CLAT?

CLAT is a national level law entrance exam conducted by the 21 National Law Universities on a rotational basis. NLU Ranchi will conduct the CLAT exam 2020. Admissions through CLAT are given in all participating NLUs and 53 other law universities/colleges.

CLAT is conducted for both law under graduate level and post graduate level programmes. While, at UG level, there are 5 - year integrated programmes namely - BA LL.B and BBA LL.B, at PG level LLM courses are offered by NLUs.

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Eligibility criteria for HPNLU / CLAT

CLAT eligibility criteria 2020 varies according to the law entrance exams conducted by the authorities. There will be two CLAT exams, the first one will be CLAT undergraduate exam (BA LL.B and BBA LL.B) while the other one is for CLAT postgraduate level for admission to the LLM programme.

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CLAT 2020 - UG eligibility

According to the CLAT consortium website, CLAT UG eligibility criteria will be as per the following -

  • To appear in CLAT UG 2020, the candidate should have passed the senior secondary exams with a minimum 45 % for candidates belonging to the Gen/OBC categories. For SC/ST candidates 40% marks are required for appearing in the examination.

  • Candidates who are appearing in their senior secondary exams will also be considered eligible general category, however, the candidates will have to produce qualifying documents at the time of admission, else, they will be disqualified.

  • There will be no upper age limit for CLAT 2020

CLAT 2020 - PG eligibility

Under post graduation programme, HPNLU has LLM one year programme. The eligibility for LLM programme will be as given below.

  • Candidate should be an LLB graduate for appearing in CLAT - PG. Having any other graduation qualification that is considered equivalent of LLB will also make the candidates eligible for CLAT - 2020.

  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam will also be considered eligible to apply.

  • There will be no upper age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020

Programmes offered by HPNLU

HPNLU offers admission to both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of law. while the UG programmes are 5 - year integrated law programmes, the PG programme is of one year duration. the details of law programmes is given below in the table.

HPNLU Programmes and seats

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CLAT 2020 - Application form

The CLAT Consortium will release CLAT application form 2020 in online mode tentatively in the second week of January, 2020. Applicants will need to register themselves before applying for CLAT 2020. The CLAT application form includes the steps like registration, document uploading and fees submission.

The important dates regarding CLAT 2020 application form are given below -

CLAT 2020 - Application form


Tentative dates

Issue of CLAT 2020 notification

1st week of October, 2019

Start of online application form

2nd week of January, 2020

Last date to apply for CLAT 2020

3rd week of April, 2020

Issue of Admit card

2nd week of May, 2020

Exam date

4th week of May, 2020

CLAT 2020 - exam pattern and syllabus

The CLAT Consortium has given a syllabus and exam pattern for NLU aspirants. Law aspirants of HPNLU will also have the same CLAT exam pattern 2020 for their law entrance test. Candidates may refer to the following exam pattern and syllabus for streamlining their preparation for CLAT 2020.

CLAT - UG/PG Exam Pattern 2020


Pen and paper based test/ OMR test

Type of exam paper

Objective type question paper



Exam duration

2 hours

Total number of questions

For UG - 200 questions

For PG - (100 questions objective + 2 essays of 800 words each)

Total marks

For UG - 200

For PG - 150 (100 + 50)

Marking Scheme

  • Each correct answer will carry 1 mark

  • For every incorrect answer, 0.25marks will be deducted.

CLAT 2020 - UG syllabus



English (Comprehension & grammar-based)


Legal Aptitude


Elementary Mathematics (Including Numerical Ability)


General Knowledge and Current Affairs


Logical Reasoning


CLAT 2020 - PG syllabus



Constitutional Law


Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence


Two essays (800 words each)


CLAT 2020 - Admit Card

Before the CLAT 2020 exam, the authorities will release the CLAT admit card 2020 tentatively in the second week of May, 2020. The admit card for CLAT 2020 will be available in the official website for download. Candidates will have to mandatorily carry their CLAT 2020 admit card to the exam venue and produce it to the exam officials before sitting in the CLAT 2020 exam.

CLAT 2020 - Exam and Answer key

The entrance exam for both CLAT UG and CLAT PG will be conducted tentatively in the 4th week of May, 2020. Candidates will have 2 hours to attempt all the questions in offline mode as asked in the CLAT 2020 exam. After few days of CLAT exam, the authorities will release the provisional CLAT answer key 2020. Candidates who attempted CLAT 2020 exam will be able to raise objections against answers of provisional answer key of CLAT. After taking due consideration to the objections raised by the candidates, the authorities will release a final answer key for CLAT 2020.

CLAT result

The exam authorities will release the CLAT 2020 result tentatively in the second week of June, 2020. All candidates will be able to check their results on the official website by logging into the CLAT result portal. CLAT result 2020 will contain important details like candidate’s name, score obtained in CLAT 2020, all India rank, category rank, etc.

HP NLU admission through CLAT 2020 - Counselling and Cutoff

HP NLU will follow the CLAT counselling schedule for admissions to law programmes at UG and PG level. For this year, NLU Ranchi is going to conduct CLAT counselling of first round tentatively in the second week of June 2020; there will be multiple rounds of counselling, depending upon the seats left vacant after every round of counselling.

After every round of CLAT counselling 2020, conducting body will release a cut off list, containing the names, roll numbers and category of the candidates who are provisionally accepted for admission into the NLUs. CLAT cutoff 2020 will vary in all NLUs depending upon the seats available in NLUs, applications received for admission and preference of candidates.

HPNLU will also release the cut off list for its law programmes, and candidates coming under the purview of HPNLU will be considered for further admission process.

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Can you please tell the best colleges of CLAT in maharashtra.

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020


these are some of the best colleges you have through clat in Maharashtra -

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad

Kirit P Mehta School of Law, Mumbai

Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune

Hope this helps.


what do we get after clearing CLAT exam?

Shubhangi sinha 20th Jan, 2020

Hello Utkarsh,

After clearing CLAT, one can get admission in NLUs and other goverment and good private colleges for pursuing law courses.

CLAT is a exam which conduct by NLU.

There are so many career opportunities available in this field. One may become judge, advocates,work in law firms etc.

Good luck,

Hope it helps :)


what are the subjects in which we should have commond to crack CLAT

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 20th Jan, 2020


The sort of readiness that CLAT requests is dynamic and requires smart work with proper analysis. An aggregate of the five areas are shrouded in the different decision question that incorporates Aptitude, English, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge / Current Affairs, and Elementary Mathematics - Numerical Ability.

Distinctively the CLAT test is directed for two hundred marks so you have to get ready for expanding most extraordinary scorekeeping as a main priority the last objective to get the spot from driving law college.

Now coming to specific areas:

GK and Current Affairs: Aspirant should be regularly in touch with the reading of newspapers, recollecting key identities, occasions, and honors is a helpful strategy in planning this segment. This part basically keeps an eye on the competitors learning in the current undertaking. The due importance is given to the current affairs and hence a candidate needs to read, listen, and watch NEWS on daily basis to stay updated with the latest in NEWS. Take up this area in a putting out fires mode. . In any case, prioritise to the most recent months (1st Half of the year).

Legal Aptitude: The applicant ought to likewise have an intensive reading of the constitution and an unmistakable comprehension of the Indian Penal Code. Here, it requires a deep understanding of the different sections used in the court of law.

Here start with the topic: Constitutional Law. Understand the basics and then solve questions.

Next, move on to the topics: Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, List of legal terms and maxims.

Finally come to Criminal Law

Elementary Mathematics: Practise has always been the key in MathYou need to make sure that topics like Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance (Problems on Boats and Streams, Trains), Averages, Problems on Ages, Profit, Loss and Discount should be done. These are easy compared to topics like number system and algebra. So, complete these first.

Logical Reasoning: Logical reasoning test is to discover law hopeful’s capacity to distinguish designs, consistent connections, and amend strange contentions. Topics like Blood Relations, Analogy, Directions and Distance, Logical Sequence, Syllogisms, Odd one out, Statements & Arguments/Statements & Conclusions. These are easy when compared to topics like puzzles.

English: Aspirants need to require the fundamental perception of the language. The knowledge required in this area can be improved easily by a general newspaper, magazines, and books from good writers. The more you read the more you add up to your knowledge bank. Make it a habit to study regularly the different types of the English sources.

Reading comprehension is the key in this section.

Regular practice from online sites can easily help you master it and increase accuracy.

Then do the topics like spot the errors, fill in the blanks with appropriate words, close test.Some general practices

Take frequent mock tests so that you can analyze your performance + it also acts as a learning tool. Wherever you go wrong, make sure you spend some time in analyzing those areas.

Try to identify your areas of strength and weakness. Decide now itself the sequence of sections while attempting the paper.

Time management is also important.

Hope this helps.


is there is any need to take maths in class 11 for to preparation of clat on new syllabus?

Yashu Shrivastava 19th Jan, 2020

Hello Shantanu

It is not mandatory to take Mathematics in 11th class to appear for 12th exam.But it will help you a lot if you have Mathematics in your +2.Because in new syllabus there are many topics of Mathematics which is related to 11th and 12th syllabus.

I Hope this Helps

Best Of Luck For The Exam !!!


if two student get same score in clat then how there rank are decided?

ayush mishra 21st Jan, 2020

Hey Ayushman!

The calculation of rank in the situation of two or more candidates securing the same score in CLAT is done by taking into consideration the CLAT Tiebreaker rules. Therefore, it may be possible that many candidates score the same marks but get different ranks. The criteria for tie breaker is as follows:-

• The candidate scoring more marks in Legal Aptitude Section is ranked higher. Therefore, many exam experts advise the aspirants to work harder for this section as it could prove to be the difference maker in the examination.

• If still the two or more candidates can't be separated and the tie still remains, then the older candidate will be ranked higher.

• If still the tie persists, then a computerized draw of lots is done to do the final ranking and end the tie.

I hope it clears your query. Good luck for the exam.

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