About CLAT PG 2020
The CLAT consortium conducts the CLAT PG exam for admitting candidates to LLM program offered by the 22 participating NLUs. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 PG will be conducted on September 7. The consortium has removed the cut off marks and a descriptive section after introducing it under new pattern. The application form of CLAT PG 2020 is open until July 10. The CLAT 2020 sample papers for UG/PG are available now through candidate log-in accounts.
A day after conduct of CLAT PG 2020 exam, authorities will release provisional answer keys containing answers to questions asked in the exam. The candidate by consulting these keys would be able to estimate probable scores. Candidates will also be able to challenge the provisional keys within a given time period, post which the final key will be released. Meanwhile, CLAT 2020 result would be declared after the exam, which will be followed by counselling for shortlisted candidates.
CLAT PG 2020 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Common Law Admission Test for LLM|
|Short Exam Name||CLAT PG|
|Conducting Body||Consortium of NLUs|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||4000 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Online|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
|Number of Seats||742 Seats|
CLAT PG 2020 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
01 Jan, 2020 - 15 Aug, 2020
Application | Mode: Online Ongoing
07 Sep, 2020
Exam | Mode: Online
The eligibility criteria of CLAT PG 2020 will be decided by the CLAT consortium. These eligibility criteria pertain to qualifying exam passed, minimum marks in the qualifying exam, and age limits. Applicants will have to meet all the terms and conditions mentioned in the CLAT PG eligibility criteria 2020, or else they will be disqualified from the admission process.
Eligibility criteria of CLAT PG 2020
- Qualifying exam: The candidate needs to have completed LLB or any equivalent degree.
- Marks in qualifying exam: /OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI category candidates need to score minimum 55% marks or an equivalent grade. SC/ST candidates, however, need only 50% marks or an equivalent grade.
- Appearing in qualifying exam: Those who are appearing in the qualifying exam in April/May 2020 may also apply.
- Upper age limit: There is no upper age limit.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
The CLAT consortium has released the application form of CLAT PG 2020 in online mode on January 1, 2020. Eligible candidates have to fill the CLAT PG application form using correct and verifiable data, as false information can lead to disqualification. The application form filling process is described in brief below.
Steps to fill CLAT PG application form:
Online Registration - The first step is registration, wherein the candidate will create an applicant account by entering details like - name, phone number, and email. A password would also have to be created for the new account.
Filling of application form - This step will have various sections like personal, correspondence, and address details. The candidate will also have to select the course (in this case LLM).
Uploading of documents - Next, photograph, signature and domicile certificates have to be uploaded in the format specified in the table below:
Image size (maximum)
State of domicile certificate
Payment of application fee - After confirming the application is duly filled, pay the fee. Only online payment option is available through net banking, credit or debit cards.
|General, OBC||Online||Male, Transgender, Female||₹ 4000|
|General, OBC||PWD||Online||Male, Transgender, Female||₹ 4000|
|ST, SC||Online||Male, Transgender, Female||₹ 3500|
CLAT PG 2020 Syllabus
Other areas of law such as jurisprudence, administrative law, law of contract, torts, family law, criminal law, property law, company law, public international law, tax law, environmental law, and labour and industrial law
Essay on topics of law and contemporary issues
For the new academic session, CLAT PG consortium has made a few changes to the CLAT PG 2020 exam pattern. This include the inclusion of comprehension-based questions. Further, the consortium has also introduced cutoff marks from the new academic session, discussed in detail below.
Exam pattern of CLAT PG 2020 - Highlights
- The descriptive section has been dropped
- There will be 120 Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)
- Questions will be comprehension based
- +1 mark will be awarded for correct, while -1/4 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer
- Questions will be asked from:
Other areas of law such as Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law
Mode of exam: Online
Exam duration: 2 hours
Cutoff marks for CLAT PG 2020
The consortium of NLUs has introduced cut off marks for the objective paper
General category candidates has to score minimum 40% marks (35% in case of SC, ST & PWD candidates) to qualify in the objective paper
It is mandatory for candidates to qualify in the objective paper, or else their subjective papers will not be evaluated.
The number of objective questions stays at 100 (same as last session).
Exam pattern of CLAT PG 2019
Number of Questions
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.
Essay on topics of law and contemporary issues (800 words each)
|Subjective questions (each of 25 Marks)|
The exam conducting authority will release the admit card of CLAT PG 2020 for all successfully registered candidates. An essential document for appearing in the CLAT PG exam, the admit card will also be required for post-exam events like counselling. So one needs to carefully preserve the CLAT PG admit card even after conclusion of the exam.
How to download CLAT PG admit card 2020
- Go to the official site (link will be updated here once admit card is available)
- Log-in by entering registration number and password
- On successful log-in, the admit card will be displayed on screen.
- Download and take a printout of CLAT PG 2020 admit card
What if there is any discrepancy in the CLAT PG admit card 2020?
After or before downloading the admit card, check that details like the name is correctly spelt, that the right photo is included, and that the information is legible. In case it is not so, and there is an issue like a wrong photo is uploaded in place of the applicant, he/she needs to get in touch with exam officials immediately and get it rectified.
Details mentioned on the CLAT PG admit card:
- Roll number
- Date and time of CLAT PG 2020 exam
- Name and address of exam centre
- Exam day guidelines
CLAT PG 2020 exam day document checklist : Along with the admit card, the candidate also needs to bring with them a valid photo id proof, including Aadhaar card/PAN card/driving license/passport, etc.
CLAT PG 2020 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- CLAT PG admit card 2020
- A valid photo id proof
Within a few days of conduct of the exam, exam conducting authorities will release a provisional answer keys of CLAT PG 2020 for all the paper codes (A, B, C, and D). These answer keys will then contain the code-wise answers to questions asked in the entrance exam. The candidate by consulting CLAT PG answer key 2020 will be able to calculate their expected score; for calculating marks, one must refer the official marking scheme only. In case the candidate feels like there is any discrepancy in any of the keys, he/she may even challenge the provisional key(s) within a given time frame. Exam officials will notify a window during which candidates may send in their challenges.
And after considering all objections against the provisional answer key, the officials will release the final answer key of CLAT PG 2020. An important distinction between the final and provisional keys is the keys mentioned in the former would be final and so deemed to be correct. Also, no challenges to the final keys will be entertained.
The exam conducting authority will declare the result of CLAT PG 2020 soon after the release of the answer key. CLAT 2020 result would be declared in the form of score cards and would include details like the score, category, and AIl India Rank (AIR). To check CLAT PG result 2020, the candidate has to follow the steps listed below.
How to check CLAT PG 2020 result
- Click on the result link (will be provided here once result is declared)
- Next enter registration/application number and date of birth
- The result would be displayed on screen
- Download and take a print of CLAT PG result.
Preparation of CLAT PG merit list
The marks obtained by candidates in the CLAT PG exam would be used to prepare the CLAT PG merit list 2020 which will be used for counselling and seat allotment process. In such a case where two or more candidates score the same marks in CLAT PG 2020 exam, tie-breaking procedure would be adopted to decide the merit rank.
The CLAT PG 2020 cutoff is the minimum rank or score that a candidate has to obtain in order to obtain admission to the LLM course at any of the participating 22 NLUs. The CLAT PG cutoff 2020 would be category-specific and released separately for the NLUs. This means the candidate needs to meet the cutoff criteria for his/her category for the applied institute to be considered for admission, or else the candidate would be likely out of the admission process.
The CLAT PG cutoff depends on following factors:
- The number of candidates appearing in CLAT PG 2020
- The performance of applicants in the exam
- The number of applicants to the college in question
- Number of sanctioned seats
- The category of the candidate.
If any of the above parameters change, the CLAT PG cutoff would also change.
Mode of Counselling: Online
Authorities will conduct the counselling of CLAT PG 2020 in online mode for admission to the NLUs.
Candidates will be shortlisted for counselling based on the merit list, which in turn will be prepared using marks scored by candidates in the offline-based exam. As part of the CLAT PG 2020 counselling process, the candidate has to get registered and then participate in choice filling and locking process.
There will be three CLAT PG 2020 counselling rounds, and for each round a separate seat allotment will be made. The allotment of seats will be made based on the merit rank of the candidate and also college opted for admission. Typically, the higher ranked the candidate, the higher is the chance of admission (or of being offered a higher preference seat).
Documents Required at Counselling
- CLAT PG admit card 2020
- CLAT PG application form 2020
- CLAT PG score card 2020
- Class 12th marksheet (academic qualification/ eligibility criteria)
- Class 10th marksheet (date of birth proof)
- Domicile certificate (if applicable)
- Sponsored NRI certificate (if applicable)
- NRI certificate (if applicable)
- Specially-abled certificate (if applicable)
- Caste Certificate (If applicable)
- L.L.B marksheet
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: 1. When will application form of CLAT PG 2020 open?
The online application form of CLAT PG 2020 has been released on January 1, Last date to submit the application form is August 15.
Question: 2. Can candidates who haven't yet appeared in their qualifying exam still appear in CLAT PG 2020?
Any candidate who will be appearing in final LLB or any equivalent exam in April/May 2020 are eligible to take CLAT PG 2020.
Question: 3. Are there any changes to the exam pattern for the new session?
Yes, NLU consortium has notified that for the new session, the CLAT PG 2020 question paper will include comprehension-based questions. Also, there are discussions to introduce cutoff marks for LLM admission.
Question: 4. When will CLAT PG 2020 entrance exam be conducted?
The online-based CLAT PG 2020 exam has been postponed till further notice.
Question: 5. Will CLAT PG scores used for admission to NLUs only?
There are 21 NLUs that are participating institutes of CLAT PG exam and use CLAT PG scores for admission purpose. In addition, there are 52 private institutes as well as Dr. B R Ambedkar National Law University Sonipat, Haryana that will admit candidates based on CLAT PG scores.
Question: 6. What is the full form of CLAT PG?
CLAT PG is the short form of Common Law Admission Test for Post Graduate.
Question: 7. Is there any upper age limit for appearing in CLAT PG 2020?
No, there is no upper age limit for appearing in the postgraduate exam.
Questions related to CLAT PG
clat pg 2020 new pattern sample papers
CLAT Sample Papers 2020 - The Consortium of National Law Universities has released the CLAT 2020 sample papers based on the new CLAT exam pattern. All sample papers of CLAT 2020 are given below in the article. Candidates can access the CLAT sample papers pdf at free of cost from this page. The CLAT conducting body has also released the CLAT supplementary materials to help the students in their preparation.
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could you please provide me the fees structure of clat pg course!
Hi aspirant ,
It will depend on the fact, which college you have chosen or going to choose. For example NLU Jodhpur (http://www.nlujodhpur.ac.in/uploads/15051705260239.pdf) charges (http://www.nlujodhpur.ac.in/uploads/15051705260239.pdf) : Rs. 124500/ per year. (http://www.nlujodhpur.ac.in/uploads/15051705260239.pdf)
A t NLSIU Bangalore it is (https://www.nls.ac.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=809&Itemid=12)
for General Category Rs. 1,26,200/- p.a.
for SC / ST Category Rs. 1,23,700/- p.a.
for Foreign Nationals USD 4164
Hope it helps
Best of luck
Can you please let me know about some of the good books for CLAT PG, also with any other study material useful for the same.
Following are some good books for CLAT PG :-
AK Jain LLM guide book.
Universal's judicial service guide book
Rainmaker AIBE study material.
Arihant's fast track objective arithmetic.
Magical book on quicker Maths
Quantitative aptitude by RS Aggarwal.
Class notes by Rakesh Yadav.
You can also download free books at CLAT PG BOOKS
You can also refer some online study material like YouTube, Forums, practice previous years papers.
Hope this helps
Ive completed b.com can i apply for clat pg??
CLAT PG is the entrance exam if you wish to pursue LLM. The eligibility is you should have passed the three year integrated LLB or equivalent LLB degree from recognised university.
As you have completed B Com you can apply yo CLAT UG and pursue LLB first and then LLM
For more information do visit
Hope this helps
I need clat(pg) LLM 2018 question paper pdf
For preparation of the exam, you can download online study material as lot of free study material is available online. Appear for Mock Tests - You can prepare for the exam by appearing for several Mock Tests also.
You can get past year CLAT(PG) papers on the following site:
Hope this helps!