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.
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:
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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.
Image size (maximum)
State domicile certificate
Application fee: Depending on the category of the candidate, the application fee may vary as shown in the table below.
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 -
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)
CLAT Exam Pattern (OLD)
Number of Questions
English including Comprehension
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Elementary Mathematics and Numerical Ability
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:
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.
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.
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
NLU Odisha Cuttack
Mode of Counselling:
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.
For Lsat preparation the minimum time one should give is approx 120-150 hours in a 2-3 month period. Some students who wants to top and get best spends 250-300 hours.
And also it depends on your catching power that how you grab the things and in how much time.
If you are not able to give this much time and you only have 10 hours to give per week so you should start alot earlier.
For CLAT PG, the subjects that are covered are Constitution, Jurisprudence, Tort, Criminal law, Administrative law, IPR, Contract and Public International law. All these subjects are important for answering subjective and objective type of questions. Few books that can help you are:
Constitution book by V.N.Shukla
Constitution book by J.N. Pandey
Multiple Choice Questions on Constitution of India
Jurisprudence and Legal theory by V.D.Mahajan
Studies in Jurisprudence and legal theory by N.V.Parajape
Decoding the Jurisprudence
Law of Torts by B.M.Gandhi
IPC bu K.D.Gaur
Law of Contract and Specific Relief
Text book on International law by Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh
You can also benefit from the previous sample papers available at: https://law.careers360.com/download/sample-papers/clat-pg-question-paper-and-answer-key-2019?icn=exam-view&ici=exam-view_related-ebook-samplepaper
Arhan, CLAT syllabus has been changed and to give you a gist of the changed syllabus, the no. of questions asked will be reduced from 200 to 120/125 but the time duration will be the same. If you pay attention to the smallest but most important things, you can easily score good marks.
English: There will be no more direct vocabulary questions. This section will have 40 questions and each carries 1 mark. This section will test your vocabulary and grammar. Reading newspapers on a regular basis will improve your word base and vocabulary.
GK: Static GK will be removed and only your knowledge on current affairs will be tested. This section consists of 50 questions and each question carries 1 mark. Questions will be asked from Current affairs and Static General Knowledge like History, Geography and Sciences. This is the most easiest section if you can read newspapers daily.
Mathematics: Only DI based questions. This section carries 20 marks and is based on Class 10th Mathematics. Constant practise of basic Mathematics is the key. You should practise quantitative aptitude questions like Percentages, Numbers and number systems, Time and work. Time Speed and Distance, Co-ordinate Geometry, Trigonometry and Probability
Logical Reasoning: More emphasis on critical reasoning questions. There will be 40 questions asked, each carrying 1 mark. The questions might include topics like Family tree, Syllogisms, Coding and Decoding, Arrangements and Critical Reasoning. Out of 40, you should atleast aim to answer 35 questions.
So do help us which section exactly do you want us to help you with.
The prescribed application forms are either available online or from the local authorities, i.e. the Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Tehsildar's office/Revenue Department/District Collector's Office, or any other authority as specified in the State/UT of your residence. You will be required to produce proof of continuous residence in the State/UT for a specified minimum period, or that of holding land in the State/UT, depending on the rules in the State/UT concerned. Documents for proving your identity, attestation of the form by officers with the necessary authority, school certificates and the Tehsil Enquiry Report may also be required.
Documents required for obtaining domicile certificate:-
roof of residence-license, voter card,etc.
2-Proof of his Birth- birth certificate, school certificate, or 10th or 12th marks.
two latest passport size photographs
4-Proof of identity-voter card, Aadhar card, Driving license, and others as specified by the State Government.
Hope this will help,please feel free to ask if you have any further queries.
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