CLAT 2020:Application (Released).

  • 31Jan,2020

    Common Law Admission Test is only known as CLAT. It is a national level entrance exam for admission to candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at NLUs and other colleges/ universities accepting exam scores. CLAT 2020 Registration Form is available on the official website from January 1, 2020. NUSRL, Ranchi will conduct CLAT 2020 on May 10, 2020. CLAT is conducted to grant admission to students in LLB and LLM programs offered by 21 NLUs, 53 private colleges and other participating colleges.


    CLAT Eligibility for five-year Integrated courses:

    For LLB Program

    For LLM Program

    CLAT Exam Core Committee defines the eligibility for LLB and LLM program. The eligibility is measured on the following grounds: 

    1:- Candidates who have completed 10+2 or equivalent examination for national or state board of education.

    2:- They should have obtained minimum 45% marks if belonging to General/ Other Backward Class (OBC) / Specially-abled categories and, 40% marks if belonging to Scheduled Class (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories. 

    3:- Candidates can apply for CLAT 2020 irrespective of their age as the age limit criteria have been removed by BCI. 

    How To Fill Application Form:

    CLAT 2020 Registration window has become functional from January 1, 2020. Visit the CLAT Official Website to access the application form of CLAT 2020. Completing CLAT 2020.

    Steps to apply:

    Registration primarily involves four steps – 

    Step 1:- Law aspirants have to register first to get a provisional Registration ID and Password. The following details will be required.

    Step 2:- Login with the provisional ID and Password, and upload the documents as per the defined guidelines. Tabulated below is a brief of size and format of the Photo and Signature.

    Step 3:- Proceed to fill in the other required details in the application form. The information can be entered in any order. The sections are as follows:

    1: Personal Details like name, DOB, mobile number, Parent’s name, Postal Address, Gender, category etc.

    2: Qualification Details likemarks scored, percentage, passing year, Board name etc.

    3: Preference for NLU as per your choice.

    Step 4:-

    1: The final step is to pay the stipulated application fee.

    2: It can be paid via online (Debit/Credit or Net Banking) or offline (Bank Challan). Login with the provisional ID and Password, and upload the documents as per the defined guidelines. Tabulated below is a brief of size and format of the Photo and Signature.

    Read here, Tips which will help CLAT aspirants to nail the exam easily


    The consortium of NLUs releases the official CLAT Syllabus, and there are no changes in the curriculum. CLAT Syllabus for UG program as mentioned on the official website is as follows:

    Section 1: English including Comprehension

    Section 2: General Knowledge and Current Affairs

    Section 3: Mathematics

    Section 4: Legal Aptitude

    Section 5: Logical Reasoning

    Exam Pattern:

    When preparing for the exam, it is recommended that one goes through the exam pattern of CLAT 2020. It will help the candidate get vital details about the exam, like the types of questions asked, total and section-wise questions asked, marking scheme, and mode of exam. Please note that CLAT consortium has announced a slew of changes to the CLAT exam pattern including reduction in the number of questions and inclusion of comprehension based questions Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning.

    Mode of Examination: Offline

    Number of Sections: In LLB- 5 Sections and In LLM – 3 sectionsIn LLB- 5 Sections and In LLM – 3 sections

    Nature of Questions: Objective type (MCQs)

    Marking Scheme: 1 mark of each question

    Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deducted for a wrong answer

    Apart from the NLUs, there are 52 other private institutes and one university that also use CLAT scores for admission purpose.There are 22 NLUs that are participating institutes of CLAT 2020; the NLUs are government institutes. As participating institutes, the NLUs will use CLAT 2020 scores for admitting candidates to their undergraduate and postgraduate law programs. Any candidate who wishes to withdraw/shift seats can do so before the start of subsequent rounds of CLAT seat allotment 2020.

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