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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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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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.
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
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
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 - UG
HPNLU - PG
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 -
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
4th week of May, 2020
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.
Pen and paper based test/ OMR test
Type of exam paper
Objective type question paper
Total number of questions
For UG - 200 questions
For PG - (100 questions objective + 2 essays of 800 words each)
For UG - 200
For PG - 150 (100 + 50)
Each correct answer will carry 1 mark
For every incorrect answer, 0.25marks will be deducted.
English (Comprehension & grammar-based)
Elementary Mathematics (Including Numerical Ability)
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence
Two essays (800 words each)
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.
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.
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 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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CLAT is a National level Common law Entrance test to pursue law Course. The Basic eligibility criteria is one must have passed 10+2 from a recognised Board of University with minimum 50% of marks. All the final year Intermediate students are also eligible to write CLAT exam.
CLAT is a Common Law Admission Test . It is an All India Entrance Examination conducted by National law schools/University for admissions to LLB & LLM. There is no particular entrance test for Commerce students. Commerce students can write CLAT exam and can pursue Law Course.
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