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COMMON LAW ADMISSION TEST 2020

Form Date: 10 Jan - 15 Apr 2020

Pen & Paper Mode

Form Date: 10 Jan - 15 Apr 2020

CLAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 4,000
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:CLAT Consortium of NLU (CCNLU)
  • Courses:LLB, LLM
  • Streams:Law

CLAT 2020 - Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Syllabus

Updated On - November 16th 2019 by Akriti Maurya

CLAT 2020 Application Form will be released in January 2020 on the official website. It is also known as the Common-Law Admission Test 2020  which is a National Level Entrance Test organized by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) in rotation which is changed every year. Common-Law Admission Test is organized to offer admission in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs of Law these Universities have. The courses offered are 3-year Bachelors Law Program (LLB), 5-year Bachelors Law Programs (BA LLB, etc.) All the famous and highly recommended Law Universities across India consider CLAT to be one of the most reliable entrance exams to offer admission to Law aspirants. 

CLAT 2020 Application Form

CLAT  Application Form 2020 will be released online by the exam conducting National Law University on their official website. CLAT Application forms will be available by the First week of January 2020 and last till last week of March 2020. All the aspirants are requested to go through the details on what all to keep in mind when candidate's fill the CLAT 2020 form:

  • Applicants must fill all the required information correctly and there should be no fault entries made by the applicants as it can lead to cancellation of candidature at any stage of admission if found by the authorities.
  • Scanned photograph and signatures of the candidate.
  • Scanned copy of 10th Class Public Examination certificate for Name and proof of date of birth.
  • Scanned copy of 10+2 Class mark sheet (if already passed 10+2 examination).
  • Scanned images of category certificate (SC/ST/OBC-NCL-Undertaking).
  • Scanned copy of PwD/Dyslexia/Scribe certificate, if applicable.

CLAT 2020 Application Fee

CLAT Application Fee 2020 is mentioned category wise:

Mode of Payment: Online via Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card etc.

CLAT 2020 Registration Fees

Category

Fees

General/OBC/PwD/SAP

Rs 4000/-

SC/ST

Rs 3500/-

The form fee once paid will not be refunded by the authority in any case.

CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria is quoted below. The applicants must go through the same before filling the application form.

For CLAT UG Programme:

  • Age Limit: There will be no upper age limit for any UG program offered in CLAT 2020.
  • Educational Qualification: Candidate should qualify the class 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board/university.
  • Percentage: 45% marks in case of the candidate belong to unreserved/OBC/specially-abled person (SAP) and other categories and 40% marks in case of the candidate belong to SC/ST category.
  • Appearing candidates: Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying exam in March/April 2020 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT 2020 online examination. They shall be required to produce a proof of the passing of their qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which their candidature shall be cancelled.

For CLAT PG Programme:

  • Age limit: No upper age limit would be there for candidates appearing for CLAT 2020.
  • Qualifying Exam: The candidate must have a minimum of 55% marks in case if the candidate belongs to the unreserved category/OBC and other categories. 50% marks in case of candidate belonging to SC/ST in their LLB or any other equivalent exam.
  • Appearing Candidates: The candidate must be passed/appeared in the final semester or final year of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission.

Three-year LLB entrance exams: There is no upper age limit for admission. However, a candidate must be at least 17 years of age on the date of application. A graduation degree with 45% marks (40% for reserved category) is the basic qualification required. Universities like DU and BHU require a minimum 50% marks while universities like Kurukshetra, Rohtak, Meerut require only 45% marks in graduation.

Five-year LLB entrance exams: Any student who has passed Class 12 with 50% marks (less 5 % for reserved categories) or has appeared for the Class 12 is eligible to write CLAT. A candidate was needed to be below 20 years of age as on July 1 to be eligible for CLAT, however, the criteria have now been scrapped after a Supreme Court's order in 2015. 

  • As per the recent directive by Bar Council of India, an applicant who has passed 10+2 or has a graduation degree through distance learning or correspondence mode will also be considered eligible for admission for the integrated five-year or three year LLB course.

CLAT 2020 Admit Card

CLAT Admit Card 2020 will be posted online on the official website by the third week of April 2020 of whatever the organizing National Law University is, Candidates must keep these guidelines in their mind related to admit card:

  • Applicants are supposed to download their Admit cards from the official website as the Admit Cards will not be sent by post under any circumstances.
  • Candidates must take their Admit Cards along with themselves to the examination centre without which they might be debarred.
  • Applicants must carry a government Photo ID proof in original for cross verification and a self-attested photocopy if mentioned.

CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern

CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern is present in the tabular form, Candidates can check it out to have a better preparation and make a proper strategy for CLAT Examination 2020:

Exam Mode

Offline

Duration

120 minutes (2 hours)

Number and Type of Questions

200 (UG), 150 (PG) & MCQ type

Marking Scheme

+1 for Correct and -0.25 for Incorrect

The medium of the examination

English language

Below table shows the section-wise marks distribution:

Course

Subjects

Marks

 

 

UG Courses (Integrated)

Elementary Mathematics

(Numerical Ability)

20

Legal Aptitude

50

Logical Reasoning

40

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50

English and Comprehension

40

 

PG Courses

Jurisprudence

50

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

50

Constitutional Law

50

For any change in exam pattern the applicants are requested to keep visiting the page to know the updates.

 CLAT 2020 Syllabus

CLAT 2020 syllabus subject/topic wise is mentioned below which should be followed in a hard and fast manner:

  • English including comprehension: Candidates' proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, vocabulary, etc. The grammar section requires the correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs: The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test knowledge of national and international current affairs.
  • Mathematics: This section will test a candidate's knowledge of elementary mathematics, i.e., mathematics up to 10th Class/standard.
  • Legal Aptitude: This section will test the applicant's interest in the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be "true" in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the "truth" of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
  • Logical Reasoning: The motive of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate's ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, analogies, logical sequences, etc.

CLAT 2020 Preparation Tips

CLAT 2020 Preparation Tips are stated below for good result:

  • Aspirants are requested to go through the Syllabus first and then prepare accordingly.
  • Once the preparation chart is ready, start with the preparation which will include studying all the important topics in-depth, not so important topics in brief but do not miss on any topic as this test tests the ability.
  • Make notes of everything as it is easier to refer to notes than going through all over again.
  • Give time for recreation which is an important part as it helps to release stress time to time and it doesn’t pile up.
  • Daily revision is an important aspect as whatever the candidate's studied becomes faded which needs to be polished time and again.

CLAT 2020 Result

CLAT 2020 Result will be posted online on the official website by last week of May 2020. After the result declaration, candidates will be provided with a merit list of all the Candidates who are eligible for participating in the CLAT 2020 Counselling organized by the National Law University.

CLAT 2020 Counselling

CLAT Counselling 2020 will be commencing on the First week of June 2020 wherein all the eligible candidates will participate and will be granted admission in the respective colleges and courses they must have applied for based on their merit and vacancy of seats in those Universities/Colleges. Candidates must bring their Original Documents along with the self-attested photocopies of those.

CLAT 2020 Highlights

The highlights of CLAT examination 2020 are as follows:

Exam Name

CLAT 2020

CLAT Full form

Common-Law Admission Test

Conducting Body

National Law Universities

Level

National Level

Course

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses in Law

CLAT Official website

https://nludelhi.ac.in

Exam Mode

Offline

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in various Undergraduate and Postgraduate Law Courses across India 

About Consortium of National Law Universities

The CNLU was established on 19 August 2017 with the aim of providing the standard of legal education in the country and justice system through legal education. The Consortium of National Law Universities headquarter is in NLSIU, Bengaluru. 

The Consortium is intended to provide for better coordination amongst National Law Schools to achieve highest standards of legal education in the country. 21 National Law Universities have joined the Consortium as founder members.

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CLAT Important Dates

Title
Dates
CLAT 2020 Form Date10 Jan - 15 Apr 2020
Admit card20 Apr 2020
CLAT 2020 Exam Date26 May 2020
CLAT 2020 Result31 May 2020

COMMON LAW ADMISSION TEST 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:

200

Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions, Objective

Negative Marking:

No

S.No
Subjects
Questions
Marks
Total
1---2001200

Instructions:The CLAT exam for PG Programme will have 150 MCQs of 1 mark each.

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