About CLAT 2020

National University of Study And Research In Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will conduct CLAT 2020 in offline mode on May 10, 2020.  CLAT 2020 will be held at more than 60 centres around the country for admitting candidates to undergraduate law programs offered by the 21 participating NLUs. The total seat intake for UG programs at the NLUs is around 2500. The application form of CLAT 2020 has commenced on January 1; Last date to submit the application form is March 31. The admit card of CLAT 2020 will be released around the 2nd week of May. 

The CLAT consortium has, on November 21, approved a slew of changes in the exam pattern for the new session, including reducing the number of questions to 150 from 200. Also, comprehension-based questions will be asked from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. The reduction in number of questions is done to reduce the mental stress on candidates, explained Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR . Also, the inclusion of comprehension based questions is aimed at attracting candidates with competence in reading texts and demonstrated skills in inferential reasoning. 

CLAT 2020 result will be declared on May 24. Apart from the 22 participating NLUs, many private universities will also use CLAT 2020 scores for admission purpose.

Based on CLAT 2020 scores, admission will be offered to various law programs like BA LLB, B.Sc LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, and BSW LLB. The minimum eligibility criteria for appearing in the national-level exam is a 10+2 pass scoring minimum 45% marks (relaxation in minimum marks applies to reserved categories). Also, there is no upper age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: National University of Study and Research in Law Ranchi
Duration 2 Hours

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CLAT 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

01 Jan, 2020 - 31 Mar, 2020

Application | Mode: Online Ongoing

08 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

10 May, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline

11 May, 2020

Answer Key - Provisional | Mode: Online

12 May, 2020 - 15 May, 2020

Answer Key - Filing objections | Mode: Online

18 May, 2020

Answer Key - Final answer key | Mode: Online

24 May, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

The law aspirants need to check CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria to ensure they follow the right protocols prescribed for the admission process; refer the bullet points given below for complete details.

Eligibility requirement for UG program:

  • Qualifying exam: The candidate must have passed 10+2 or an equivalent exam from a recognised university or board.
  • Marks in qualifying exam: General category candidates need minimum 45% marks in the qualifying exam,  while SC and ST candidates need only 40% marks.
  • Age limit: There is no upper age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020
  • Candidates who are appearing in qualifying exam in March/April 2020: Such candidates may also apply, subject to the condition they produce evidence of passing the qualifying exam at time of admission.
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Mode of Application : Online

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CLAT application form 2020 has been released in online mode on January 1; last date to apply for CLAT 2020 is March 31. When filling the CLAT 2020 application form, one must use only genuine and verifiable information; if caught sharing false information, one can be disqualified at any stage of the admission process. Also, it is recommended that the candidate goes through the information brochure and understands all the nuances so that the application process is simple and error-free.  For example, the candidate can check out what exam centres are available, or what are the specifications of the images that have to be uploaded (which is also included here for the convenience of the candidate).

How to fill CLAT 2020 application form

  • Registration: The first step in the application process, the candidate has to register by entering details their name, email id, mobile number, and other details. 

  • Fill in relevant details: The application form will have various sections like personal, academic and contact details which have to be duly filled.

  • Upload documents: Scanned copies of signature, photograph and other documents in prescribed specification (refer table below) has to be uploaded.

Document specification                   

Document

Image size (maximum)

Format

Photograph

500 KB

-

Signature

100 KB

-

State domicile certificate

2 MB

PDF


  • Application fee: Depending on the category of the candidate, the application fee may vary as shown in the table below.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
SC, ST Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 3500
General, OBC Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 4000
General, OBC PWD Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 4000
English including comprehension
General knowledge and current affairs
Elementary mathematics (numerical ability)
Legal aptitude
Logical reasoning

CLAT 2020 Preparation Tips

With the help of CLAT preparation tips 2020, candidates will get a fair idea of how to prepare for the Common Law Admission Test. Candidates can check here the important points of CLAT 2020 Preparation Tips - 

  • Candidates need to be well-versed with the exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Practice sufficient mock tests and sample papers to edify learning and to hone problem solving skills.
  • CLAT aspirants are also advised to follow a proper time-table for preparation.
  • Candidates should choose books that are easy to follow, meet the quality standards, and contain lots of practice material to prepare for the exam.
  • Regular revision is the key to score good marks in exam.
  • Maintaining equanimity is crucial for effective preparation. To achieve that stay in the moment, instead of flying into the future or pondering the past. 

The CLAT consortium has approved some major changes to the CLAT 2020 exam pattern. These include reducing the number of questions to 150 from 200. Also, comprehension-based questions will be asked from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. The updated CLAT 2020 exam pattern is provided here as notified by the conducting body.

CLAT Exam pattern 2020 (Updated)

Exam modeOffline
LanguageEnglish
Type of questionsCLAT UG - Objective type test 

CLAT PG - Objective + Subjective type questions
Total number of questionCLAT UG - 100 MCQs 
CLAT PG - 100 MCQs + 2 subjective type questions
Exam duration2 hours
Negative marking0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer


CLAT Exam Pattern (OLD)

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

English including Comprehension

40

40

Legal Aptitude

50

50

Logical Reasoning

40

40

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50

50

Elementary Mathematics and Numerical Ability

20

20

Total

200

200

Candidates appearing in the national-level exam could access the CLAT 2020 mock test online. There are multiple benefits of taking CLAT mock test 2020, some of which are enumerated below:

  • Mock tests contain similar type of questions to those asked in the entrance exam. So, solving these problems will help the candidate judge the difficultly level of the exam and plan accordingly.
  • The success in mock tests can be taken as indicative of exam readiness or lack of it. If readiness is lacking, one may need to pull up one's socks and try harder.
  • Success in these tests would also give the candidate lot of confidence that he/she can carry to the exam.
  • Mock tests will teach the candidate time management skills and also how to wriggle out of a tricky problem by keeping a cool head.
  • Effective prioritising of questions is an art that can be cultivated by solving CLAT mock test. Students who master this art will be able to lock down all the sure-shot questions first, before moving on to tricky and not-so sure questions. 

NUSRL Ranchi  will release the CLAT 2020 admit card tentatively in the 2nd week of May, 2020. To download the CLAT admit card, one needs to log-in by entering one's mobile number and password. On exam day, the applicant needs to carry with them the admit card of CLAT 2020 without fail, along with a valid photo ID proof. 

The CLAT admit card would carry such details like the name and address of the exam venue, date and time of CLAT 2020 entrance exam, and roll number of the candidate. Candidates are also advised to carefully go through all the exam day guidelines mentioned on the CLAT 2020 admit card to stay out of trouble. Keep the CLAT admit card safe until the admission process is over.

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Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Ghaziabad
Kanpur
Lucknow
Noida
Varanasi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Indore
Jabalpur
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
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
Siliguri
Maharashtra Mumbai
Nagpur
Pune
Punjab Patiala
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam

Documents Required at Exam

  • CLAT admit card 2020
  • An identity proof in original (Driving License/Aadhaar Card/PAN Card)

The provisional answer key of CLAT 2020 will be released on May 11. By consulting keys given in the provisional CLAT 2020 answer key, the candidate will be able to calculate the number of questions they managed to respond correctly. Now using the official CLAT 2020 marking scheme, the candidate will be able to calculate probable score, and in turn their chances of admission (use previous years' cutoff data for the purpose). Any candidate who has any objections regarding any of the key (s) will be allowed to filed objections from May 12 to May 15. Authorities, after considering all complaints will release the final answer key of CLAT 2020 on May 18. The keys given in the final CLAT 2020 answer key will be considered to be the final authority or correct answers to questions asked in the exam.

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National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will announce the result of CLAT 2020 on May 24. Candidates can access the CLAT 2020 result in online mode by logging in using their registration/application number and date of birth. The result would contain important details like the qualifying status of the candidate, section-wise and overall marks. After the declaration of the result, candidates will be shortlisted for the counselling and seat allotment process.

National University Of Study And Research In Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will release the cutoff of CLAT 2020 after the declaration of the CLAT result. The CLAT Cutoff 2020 is usually the minimum marks (or lowest rank) for which admissions into an NLU is offered. The various parameters on which CLAT 2020 cutoff would depend include - number of applications received for admission, sanctioned seat intake, performance of applicants in the entrance exam, etc.

CLAT 2019 Cutoff

NLUs

General

SC

ST

Opening

Rank

Closing

Rank

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

NLSIU Bangalore

1

58

363

2018

69

2575

NALSAR Hyderabad

50

129

144

3564

1777

4533

NLIU Bhopal

148

376

3097

4940

5840

8374

WBNUJS Kolkata

82

227

1862

4891

2853

6849

NLU Jodhpur

76

354

2268

5350

4533

8468

HNLU Raipur

329

638

4940

8070

7712

11822

GNLU Gandhinagar

124

468

4984

7305

5569

8001

RMLNLU Lucknow

342

694

4259

11916

12311

29911

RGNLU Patiala

442

926

5207

10339

10435

16406

CNLU Patna

623

1091

7313

18898

20349

25719

NUALS Kochi

474

983

4891

15715

19528

19528

NLU Odisha Cuttack

465

953

6276

10310

9832

21681

NUSRL Ranchi

688

1091

7707

11546

7207

18557

TNNLS Tiruchirappalli

436

1412

5681

12051

13383

19587

DSNLU Vishakhapatnam

830

1292

20733

25136

20413

44885

MNLU Mumbai

383

512

5734

18833

18152

35981

MNLU Nagpur

589

1190

11256

25363

33321

55856

MNLU Aurangabad

710

1344

14219

26653

41201

53549

NLUJAA Guwahati

968

1296

12648

31022

21542

42768

HPNLU Shimla

622

1471

6896

12042

13464

21253

DNLU Jabalpur

991

1447

8550

11827

11121

20359

Mode of Counselling: Online

Candidates who have qualified in the CLAT 2020 exam will be eligible to participate in the CLAT 2020 counselling process, which will be conducted in online mode sometime in 2nd week of June 2020. All eligible candidates will be issued counselling call letters, which has to be downloaded and taken a printout of. Next the candidate has to register for CLAT counselling 2020 online by clicking on the counselling link and providing user id/ registration id and password. As part of the counselling registration, one has to enter their choices of colleges and courses. The CLAT 2020 seat allotment will be based on both the merit rank of the candidate and choices opted for admission, so one needs to bear caution and only enter the best matches.  

Another feature of the CLAT 2020 counselling and seat allotment process is document verification, wherein all candidates need to get their documents verified. Only such candidates who successfully complete the verification will be deemed eligible for allotment, while rest will be disqualified.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Printout of CLAT application form 2020
  • CLAT admit card 2020
  • CLAT score card 2020
  • Class 10th marksheet (for date of birth rroof)
  • Class 12th marksheet (academic qualification)
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Specially-abled certificate (if applicable)
  • NRI certificate (if applicable)
  • Sponsored NRI certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile certificate (if applicable)

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is there is any need to take maths in class 11 for to preparation of clat on new syllabus?

Yashu Shrivastava 19th Jan, 2020

Hello Shantanu

It is not mandatory to take Mathematics in 11th class to appear for 12th exam.But it will help you a lot if you have Mathematics in your +2.Because in new syllabus there are many topics of Mathematics which is related to 11th and 12th syllabus.

I Hope this Helps

Best Of Luck For The Exam !!!

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do clat nlu merits will be based on my board marks or only clat marks

ayush mishra 19th Jan, 2020

Hey Ayushman!

In order for you to appear for the Common Law Admission Test, you would have to clear the eligibility criteria of the exam. One of the points in the eligibility criteria states that a candidate should have passed in 10+2 or an equivalent exam from a recognized board and general category students should have secured 45% in the qualifying exam while for SC and ST candidates, 40% in qualifying exam is necessary.

As long as you clear this and also the other eligibility criteria, it isn't any problem. Clat NLU results or merits are decided only on the basis of your CLAT Scores and your board marks would not have a say in it. However, it is advised to not take boards lightly as poor academic records would surely affect you in the longer run.

For more information about CLAT2020 and the eligibility criteria, refer this link https://law.careers360.com/exams/clat

Hope this helps.

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is there still in 2020 one and only clat the way to get addmision in ipu??reply must please

Harshita Gupta 19th Jan, 2020
Priya,

If you want to take admission in Law courses, then CLAT is the only entrance examination.
For other courses, you have to give other entrance examinations.

Check the link below to know more about the university:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/university.careers360.com/articles/ip-university-admission/amp

Hope this helps!
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hello sir/maam, How can we make our career by giving CLAT exam after class 12 ?

Kanupriya Gupta 17th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is conducted by National Law Universities all around India for law aspirants who want to pursue it from the best institutes around the country. It has many opportunities in various sectors as law graduates are in high demand in today's world and their work varies from workplace to workplace.

The career opportunities you can consider after CLAT therefore are:

1) Indian Corporate Law Services

ICLS is a test under Central Civil Services Exam, so to have a job here, the candidate needs to clear Civil Services exam help by UPSC. This career option is highly respectable and in demand when it comes to graduates in law. There are many such services in law available at the state level and which have a similar pattern of examination though conducted at a state level.

2) Law Firms

These are formed through partnerships between lawyers who wish to offer legal advice to their clients under a brand name. This business is one of the highest-grossing at the moment in India due to its appeal to the clients and sincere partnerships. These firms are also involved in a lot of college placements opportunities which a candidate can seek. The packages offered here are pretty good and the skills of all individuals are thoroughly assessed due to the same. This is literally like a dream job for law students.

3) Professor/Lecturer

This is one of the most respected professions in any field. Since the demand for law practitioners is increasing, so is for those who can give them the correct guidance. The salary for this job is fairly good and if you have taste for this kind of work which requires you to have a passion for knowledge and imparting it as well, this might be the job for you.

4) Corporate Sector Jobs

Corporate is the biggest job-providing groups. With the growth of these giants, there has emerged a need for a legal department in each one of them which deals with the regular legal affairs within and outside the company. A lot of public sector jobs like those in PSUs and banks are also a viable option.

5) Judiciary

From lawyer to judge, it is a pretty strong job that requires great decision-making skills and a lot of experience with a great deal of honesty. There are State Level Judiciary Exams for the same.

So, CLAT can give you a bright future. Choose your career wisely.

Hope this helps. All the best!

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Can student residing in hyderabad use n upload the maharshtra state caste certificate whille filling the form for CLAT 2020 ??

Pankhuri Kumari 17th Jan, 2020
Hii Reet!
You need to produce the caste certificate from the state of your permanent residence, that is from the state you belong to ( your native place ). If it is maharashtra in your case, then you can produce the caste certificate from there, hyderabad being your current residence and not permanent. You cannot produce the caste certificate of another state being native to one state. Refer the following link for more details -
https://www.google.com/amp/s/law.careers360.com/articles/clat-application-form/amp
Hope this helps.
Good luck!

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