IP University Law Admission through CLAT 2020
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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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IPU Law CET scrapped!

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.

What is CLAT?

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


Dates (Tentative)

Notification release

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.

  1. The candidate should be passed in class 12th CBSE or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks.

  2. Candidate must have passed English as a subject in its 10+2 school programmes.

  • Eligibility for Postgraduate programme - LLM

  1. An LLB degree or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.

  2. Candidates appearing in the final semester of undergraduate programme will also be eligible.

  3. There is no upper age limit for CLAT UG/PG programmes.

Admission Criteria for IPU LLB admissions

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.

Application form for IPU LLB 2020

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


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 Exam Pattern 2020 for UG/PG

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



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 Syllabus 2020

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)


Legal Aptitude


Elementary Mathematics (Including Numerical Ability)


General Knowledge and Current Affairs


Logical Reasoning


CLAT PG syllabus 2020



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

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.

CLAT 2020 - Exam and Answer key

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.

CLAT Result 2020

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.

IP University law admission through CLAT 2020 merit list

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.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IP University Law Admission through CLAT 2020

Question: How can I apply for IP University law programmes?


There is no university level entrance test for law in IPU, instead aspirants have to apply through CLAT 2020 to be considered for admission.

Question: What will be the exam mode for CLAT 2020?


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.

Question: Will there be any negative marking in CLAT 2020?


Yes. there will be a negative marking of 0.25 for each incorrect answer.

Question: What are the law programmes available in IP University?


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.

Question: How many seats are available in IPU law undergraduate programmes?


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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I m in class 11 now in 2019 i will give my board exams in 2021 so can i appear for clat and ailet exam next year in 2020 when i will be in 12 class?

Bhaskar Nakkina Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019


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.


Is any difference between clat examination and clat for commerce??

Bhaskar Nakkina Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019


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.


Is there any official notification regarding CLAT 2020 released?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi will release the official notification for CLAT tentatively in the month of December. The online applications will be released tentatively in the month of January amd the exam will be held in May 2020. As of now these dates are tentative. Please keepnan eye on the official website. Meanwhile for information on no.of seats available, eligibility, etc please visit our page at: https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat

can a small town student (Raebareli) like me will be able to crack clat and enrolled in top nlus? I am presently studying for it in Lucknow but regarding the competition from all over india like Delhi kolkata Bangalore I have started doubting myself

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019
Do you know how many cities are in India? There are approximately 300. And in a country which has more than a billion population, there are just 300 cities. Even assuming a million people live in these cities, the rest are from villages and small towns. Which means, most of the talent and resources come from small towns and villages and people like you and me who come from them. And small towns and Villages are the ones which are called the back bone of this country. Nit everyone who made it big was born in a City. So if anyone can crack CLAT, it is you. All you need to do is focus on studying and leave the rest which are beyond your control. It doesn't matter where you are from. What matters is how you move ahead. Stressing over factors which are unnecessary only spoil your confidence and preparation. Do not let geographical location undermine your talent. Go through our page at:
https://law.careers360.com/articles/how-prepare-for-clat-without-coaching as how to prepare for CLAT.

can I crack clat in 5 months and get a good nlu

Ashish pal Student Expert 16th Nov, 2019

Hello dear aspirant.

For your kind information you can surely crack clat in 5 months this time is sufficient for you to qualify and get a good nlu. If in this much time you utilise most of your time in studies and solve practice paper and previous year sample papers and join some test serieses to evaluate yourself, believe me you can surely succeed in this much time.

Hope you get it.

Good luck

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