About CLAT PG 2020

The CLAT consortium conducts the CLAT PG exam for admitting candidates to LLM program offered by the 21 participating NLUs. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) PG would be an offline-based test, but the consortium has introduced cut off marks for the new session. CLAT applicants will now have to qualify in the objective paper, only then will their subjective paper be evaluated. The minimum qualifying marks in the objective paper is 40% (35% in case of SC, ST & PWD) marks. CLAT PG 2020 will be conducted on May 10, 2020 at more than 60 centres across the country. The application form of CLAT PG 2020 has opened in online mode on January 1, 2020. Eligible candidates will have to duly fill and submit CLAT application form 2020 by March 31. 

On May 11, 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 from May 12-15, post which the final key will be released on May 18. Meanwhile, CLAT 2020 result would be declared on May 24, 2020, 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 National University of Study and Research in Law Ranchi
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 4000 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Counselling Online
Participating Colleges 31
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Number of Seats 720 Seats

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CLAT PG 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

01 Jan, 2020 - 31 Mar, 2020

Application | Mode: Online Ongoing

10 May, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline

11 May, 2020

Answer Key - Provisional | Mode: Online

12 May, 2020 - 15 May, 2020

Answer Key - File objections against provisional key | Mode: Online

18 May, 2020

Answer Key - Final | Mode: Online

24 May, 2020

Result | 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.
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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:

  1. 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.   

  2. 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).

  3. Uploading of documents - Next, photograph, signature and domicile certificates have to be uploaded in the format specified in the table below:

    Document specifications

    Document

    Image size (maximum)

    Format

    Photograph

    500 KB

    -

    Signature

    100 KB

    -

    State of domicile certificate

    2 MB

    PDF

  4. 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.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 4000
OBC, General PWD Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 4000
ST, SC Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 3500

CLAT PG 2020 Syllabus

Constitutional law

Other law subjects such as contract, torts, criminal law, international law, IPR and jurisprudence

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. However, the descriptive section will remain as it is. Further, the consortium has also introduced cutoff marks from the new academic session, discussed in detail below. 

Exam pattern of CLAT PG 2020  

Subjects

Question type

Number of Questions

Marks

Constitutional Law

MCQ

40

40

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

MCQ

60

60

Essay on topics of law and contemporary issues (800 words each)

Subjective questions (each of 25 Marks)

2

50

Total


102

150


Mode of exam: Offline

Marking scheme for MCQs: Each question carries 1 mark. An incorrect answer will invite penalty of 0.25 marks. 

Exam duration: 2 hours

What's new: From new session, comprehension-based questions will be added. Also, cutoff marks may be incorporated as well.

Cutoff marks for CLAT PG 2020

  1. The consortium of NLUs has introduced cut off marks for the objective paper

  2. General category candidates has to score minimum 40% marks (35% in case of SC, ST & PWD candidates) to qualify in the objective paper

  3. It is mandatory for candidates to qualify in the objective paper, or else their subjective papers will not be evaluated.

  4. The number of objective questions stays at 100 (same as last session).  

The exam conducting authority will release the admit card of CLAT PG 2020 tentatively in the 2nd week of May 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 name is correctly spelled, 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:

  • Name
  • 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

State City
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Ghaziabad
Kanpur
Lucknow
Noida
Varanasi
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Indore
Jabalpur
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Punjab Chandigarh
Patiala
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Tiruchirapalli
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Faridabad
Gurgaon
Hisar
Gujarat Gandhinagar
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jodhpur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Mumbai
Nagpur
Pune
Aurangabad
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Karnataka Bengaluru

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. 

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The exam conducting authority will declare the result of CLAT PG 2020 on May 24, 2020. 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 21 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

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: 1. When will application form of CLAT PG 2020 open?

Answer:

The online application form of CLAT PG 2020 will open on January 1, 2020. 

Question: 2. Can candidates who haven't yet appeared in their qualifying exam still appear in CLAT PG 2020?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

The offline-based CLAT PG 2020 exam will be conducted on May 10, 2020. 

Question: 5. Will CLAT PG scores used for admission to NLUs only?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

No, there is no upper age limit for appearing in the postgraduate exam.

Questions related to CLAT PG

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CLAT PG 2020 best books can u please help me with the best books which should be needed for the preparation of CLAT PG i repeat CLAT PG not CLAT UG cause i can not get CLAT PG books in my locality if u suggest me i can purchase it online

Khushi 23rd Jan, 2020

Hi Harsha

These are the best books for CLAT PG 2020

  • Universal’s LLM Entrance Guide
  • Lexis Nexis Butterworths
  • Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2020
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

Hope this helps!

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When started the CLAT PG 2020 online application?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 5th Jan, 2020
Hi Aparna

CLAT 2020 application form for both UG and PG has been released on 1st January

And the last date to fill the online application form of CLAT 2020 is 31st March 2020.

If you want to fill the application form in online mode then you can fill it by visiting its official website i.e https:// consortiumofnlus.ac.in/clat-2020

Steps you need to follow while filling the form are:-

  • First of all you need to visit the official website i.e https:// consortiumofnlus.ac.in/clat-2020 and do online Registration
  • Then you need to fill your application form
  • Now, upload your documents
  • Now you need to make payment of application fee
  • Finally you need to take a print out of confirmation page

For detailed information go through https://law.careers360.com/articles/how-fill-clat-application-form

I hope that you find this helpful

Good luck for your CLAT examination


Good luck
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i scored 49 % in B.A.LLB and i am ST can i apply for CLAT

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 4th Jan, 2020
A ST category candidate need to score at least 50% marks in the graduation. But as you have obtained 49% marks, you are not eligible to write CLAT PG Exam. Any candidate who doesn't meet the prescribed eligibility criteria will not be given admission.
http://law.careers360.com/articles/clat-eligibility-criteria/amp
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which MCQs book is best for clat pg entrance exam?

sarthak goel 31st Dec, 2019

Hello Anamika,

There are many books, the best thing is to purchase previous year paper book, that has around 10 years of previous year papers.

Some of the good books are mentioned below:

  1. Word Power Made Easy

  2. Butterworths

  3. Lexis Nexis

  4. Analytical Reasoning

  5. Verbal Reasoning

  6. Analytical and Logical Reasoning

  7. Objective Arithmetic

  8. GK Today

  9. Manorama Year Book

  10. India Year Book

  11. Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide

You may please refer to the below article for downloading books or knowing other good books for CLAT PG:

https://law.careers360.com/download/clat-pg-ebooks

https://law.careers360.com/articles/best-books-for-clat

Hope this Helps



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What reference books are required for CLAT 2020

Aditya kumar Student Expert 22nd Dec, 2019
Hello there!

Greetings!

You can go for following books for CLAT 2020 preparation.

  • Word Power Made Easy
  • Butterworths
  • Lexis Nexis
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
    • Objective Arithmetic
    • GK Today
    • Manorama Year Book
    • India Year Book
    • Universals LLB Entrance Guide
For detailed information go through our page for which link is provided below :-

https://law.careers360.com/articles/best-books-for-clat

Thankyou

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