IP University Law Admission through CLAT 2020 - Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) currently gives admission to law programmes through CLAT scores. IP University scrapped the IPU Law CET and gave admissions on the basis of CLAT scores for the first time in 2019. CLAT is a national level law entrance test conducted under Consortium of National Law Universities. There are already 21 NLUs and 53 private law colleges that participate in CLAT exam. IPU’s decision to consider CLAT scores for admissions reflect its efforts towards bringing its law education at par with any national law university of India. Law aspirants planning to take admission to GGSIPU will now have to appear in CLAT 2020 exams in order to get admission in various law programmes offered by the university. To know more about IP University law admission through CLAT 2020, including eligibility criteria, application form, and admission process, go through the rest of the article.
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GGSIPU has scrapped its law entrance test. From last year onwards, admissions to various law programmes offered by the university is through CLAT only. The various law programmes one can pursue at the university based on CLAT 2020 scores include BA LL.B, BBA LL.B, and LLM.
CLAT ( Common Law Admission Test) is an all India level law entrance exam conducted for admission to 21 participating NLUs. The entrance test gives admissions to both undergraduate (BA LLB and BBA LLB) and postgraduate (LLM) programmes. While the application forms for CLAT 2020 will be made available tentatively from second week of January 2020, the CLAT 2020 exam will be conducted around the 4the week of May, 2020. Below are the important dates for CLAT 2020, IPU law aspirants should mark the dates for future use.
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CLAT 2020 Important Dates
First week of December, 2020
Start of online application form
2nd week of January, 2020
Issue of admit card
2nd week of May, 2020
Date of examination
4th week of May, 2020
For admissions to law programmes, IP University will consider CLAT scores. So, for law aspirants of IPU, now it is important to know about every detail of CLAT, including exam pattern, calendar, and syllabus.
Eligibility for IPU Law programmes
The eligibility for IPU law programme will now be in accordance with the eligibility criteria for CLAT 2020 exam. The CLAT consortium has mentioned eligibility criteria for both undergraduate and graduate programmes of law.
Eligibility for undergraduate law programmes
The IP University will follow the following common eligibility criteria for considering an applicant for admission in BA LL.B or BBA LL.B programme.
The candidate should be passed in class 12th CBSE or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks.
Candidate must have passed English as a subject in its 10+2 school programmes.
Eligibility for Postgraduate programme - LLM
An LLB degree or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
Candidates appearing in the final semester of undergraduate programme will also be eligible.
There is no upper age limit for CLAT UG/PG programmes.
Only those applicants will be considered for admissions who have appeared in CLAT - UG/PG, 2020. IP university will not conduct its own law entrance test for admission, rather it will rely on the merit list prepared on the basis of CLAT 2020 exam.
Candidates will need to fill CLAT 2020 application form, as no applications will be released by IP University. CLAT application form 2020 will be released in online mode, tentatively in the second week of January 2020. All candidates will have to fill the application form along with document uploading and payment of fees on or before the final date of submission as asked by the exam authorities. The important dates regarding CLAT 2020 application form are given below.
CLAT 2020 Application form
Issue of CLAT 2020 notification
1st week of October, 2019
Last date to apply for CLAT 2020
3rd week of April, 2020
Issue of Admit card
Since, IP University is considering the CLAT exam 2020 for admissions, it is important for IPU law aspirants to look at the new exam pattern as per CLAT 2020. The exam pattern of CLAT includes multiple choice questions for which 2 hours will be given to all candidates.
IP University has two law programmes at undergraduate level namely, BA LL.B and BBA LL.B. while, at postgraduate level there are some LLM programmes for specialisation in different law fields. CLAT exam pattern 2020 is given below in the table.
CLAT - UG/PG Exam Pattern 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.
The CLAT exam authorities have prescribed syllabus for both CLAT UG and CLAT PG programmes on its official website. Law aspirants of IPU will also have to prepare themselves for entrance exam of CLAT. Below is given CLAT 2020 syllabus for both UG and PG programmes along with the marks distribution.
CLAT - UG syllabus 2020
English (Comprehension & grammar-based)
Elementary Mathematics (Including Numerical Ability)
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
CLAT PG syllabus 2020
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence
Two essays (800 words each)
The exam authorities will release the CLAT 2020 admit card tentatively in the second week of May, 2020. All applicants will have to download the admit card by logging into the official website with their registered mobile number and password. CLAT admit card 2020 is an important document that candidates will need to carry to their respective exam centres. Not having a CLAT 2020 admit card will make a candidate ineligible for appearing in CLAT 2020 exam.
All law aspirants of IP University will have to appear in CLAT exam 2020. The exam will be conducted in offline mode, tentatively in the fourth week of May. there will be a fixed time duration of 2 hours for attempting CLAT 2020 exam. The entire schedule and timings of CLAT exam will be made available in the admit card of the applicants.
After the exam is over, the conducting body will release CLAT answer key 2020 in the last week of May, 2020. The answer key will be released in two parts: provisional answer key and final answer key. After releasing the provisional answer key, the authorities will provide a window of 3 - 4 days, within which the candidates may raise their objections against the answers of CLAT answer key 2020. The conducting body will consider the objections raised by the candidates and subsequently a final answer key will be released with due modifications.
The authorities will release the CLAT 2020 result tentatively in the second week of June, 2020. The candidates will be able to check their result from the official website by logging into the portal. CLAT result 2020 will contain important details like candidate’s name, score in CLAT 2020, all India rank, category rank, etc.
The marks scored by the candidates will decide their rank in the merit list. Candidates getting higher score will be placed higher in the merit list, while those scoring less marks will find relatively lower rank in the merit list.
On the basis of CLAT 2020 merit list, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University will issue a counselling notice on its official website. The candidates will be called in the order of their merit. The first round of seat allotment for all 11 affiliated colleges of IP University will be declared tentatively in the fourth week of July, 2020.
There is no university level entrance test for law in IPU, instead aspirants have to apply through CLAT 2020 to be considered for admission.
The CLAT 2020 will be conducted in offline mode. Multiple choice questions will be asked in the CLAT exam and answers will be recorded offline in OMR sheets.
Yes. there will be a negative marking of 0.25 for each incorrect answer.
IP University offers both undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. The university offers BA LL.B and BBA LL.B at UG level while there is LLM at PG level.
Presently, there are a total of 1700 seats available in the IPU BA LL.B programme, while for BBA LL.B, there are a total of 660 seats available in all participating colleges of IP University.
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No it will not cause any issue as for 10th there is no eligibility criteria written as such for CLAT. But you have to score atleast 45% if you are unresearved category.
I hope this will solve your query.
You are eligible for CLAT PG because you will be considered as final year student. But you have to pass in all subjects atleast by the time of counselling. You should have all your documents by the time of counselling. Or else your admission will be cancelled.
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