CLAT 2020 Registration Extended upto 10th July, Register Here

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by 14 National Law Universities (NLUs)  i.e. The Consortium of NLUs for admissions to their undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs (LL.B and LL.M). The first CLAT Core Committee consisting of Vice-Chancellors of the seven participating NLUs at that time decided that the test shall be conducted by rotation in the order of their establishment. Accordingly, the first Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) was conducted in 2008. Now there are 14 participating NLUs. But admission to Delhi's National Law University is not done on the basis of CLAT but on the basis of All India Law Entrance Test, AILET. This year, CLAT Exam will be managed by the National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO).

Top colleges accepting CLAT scores:

1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

2. National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad

3. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata

5. National Law University (NLUJ), Jodhpur

6. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur

7. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar

8. Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow

9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala

10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna

11. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack

12. National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi

13. National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJAA), Assam

14. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam

15. The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli

16. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai

17. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur

18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad


*Apart from these universities, CLAT is also accepted by major Law Schools.


Courses offered by NLUs:

1. B.S.W. LL.B. (Hons.)

2. B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.

3. B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.)

4. L.L.M.

5. B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)



Exam Name Common-Law Admission Test
Exam organizing authority Consortium of NLU
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Number of Sections 5 Section of L.L.B (U.G.) and 3 Sections L.L.M (P.G.)
Official Website

Latest Updates:

1. CLAT 2020 Registration Last Date Extended. Check Schedule Here

2. CLAT Important Dates Declared. Click Here 


CLAT 2020 Schedule:

The schedule is always declared officially on its official website. The schedule contains the details of important events and its dates. These events are generally the exam day, starting day of application, day of issue of result etc. It is very important for the students to check the schedule beforehand so as to avoid any kind of confusion in dates. The official notification was released on 11 December 2019 for the Schedule and pattern. Application form of CLAT exam will be available in online mode from January 1, 2020.  


CLAT 2020 Important events and their Dates:

CLAT online registration Registration for the CLAT 2020 is sheduled to begin on 1 January 2020 and is going to be concluded on the date 1st July 2020. 
CLAT admit card release  The admit card will be available in online mode only and it will be published by the NLU Ranchi . The admit card is expected to be published after the completion of the application process.
CLAT exam date Exam is Scheduled to be conducted on 21st June 2020. It will be held in offline mode in more than 40 test centers.
CLAT result announcement After the completion of the exam, results will be published in the form of the merit lists and also, candidates will be issued scorecards that they can download by login using application number and password/ date of birth.
CLAT Counselling On basis of merit list published for each National Law University (NLU), the first round of counselling will begin from the first or second week of July 2020.

CLAT 2020 Schedule:



Application Form Availability 1st January 2020
Last date for online Application 18th May 2020
Downloading of Admit Card Starts 22nd April 2020 (Tentative)
Date of CLAT Entrance Exam 21st June 2020
Answer Key Release to be notified
Result/Merit List Declaration to be notified
First Indicative Seat Allocation Publication to be notified


CLAT 2020 Admit Card:

Those candidates who have successfully registered themselves for the entrance exam will be able to download their admit cards online. The admit card is expected to be available on the website in the month of May 2020 for the entrance exam. It is an advice for the students to check the details mentioned in the admit card before downloading the same. If any kind of error is found then the student can apply for change of the admit card. The complain should be given to the exam authority and then only the new admit card will be issued by them to the candidate. If the student does not rectify the error with in the correction window then he/she will not be allowed to participate in the examination. There are some general information of the candidate like the candidate's name, roll number, registration number, photo etc that is mentioned in the admit card. 


Details Mentioned in Admit Card:

How to Download CLAT 2020 Admit Card?


Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to download their CLAT hall ticket:-

1. Visit the official website of CLAT consortium -

2. Click on the “Login” button 

3. Enter registered mobile number and password to login for admit card

4. The admit card will appear on the screen mentioning details regarding the exam appearing candidates and exam centre details besides CLAT exam schedule

5. Cross-verify all the details and proceed to download it 

6. Get at least 3 printouts of the admit card on an A4 sheet for future references


Steps to Recover Password for Admit Card Login:-

If, a candidates forgets the password required to login to their registered accounts, they can follow the below-mentioned steps to recover the same:

1. On the login window for CLAT Admit Card, click on the 'Forgot Password' button at the bottom 

2. It will redirect to a new page, where candidates need to enter the registered mobile number  

3. Click on Request OTP button and it will be sent on the registered mobile number

4. A pop-up will appear – Click on OK button

5. Enter mobile number, OTP (received on the mobile) and the new password

6. Click on Reset Password button

7. A new password will be successfully generated

Now, the candidates can log in to their registered accounts using the mobile number and new password to download their CLAT hall ticket.  


Exam Day Instructions Mentioned in Card:

Time to Reach Exam Center All candidates are required to reach the exam centers one hour prior to the examination time.
Admit Card One of the most mandatory document to be carried to the exam hall is the admit card. The admit card should be printed properly.

Related Documents Required 

Along with Admit card there are some identify proof documents that are needed to be carried to the exam hall. This is required to cross check the identity of the exam appearing candidate
Things not to carry to the exam center Prior to entering the exam hall, all candidates must ensure that they are not carrying any kind of unwanted materials or items, like electronic gadgets, pieces of paper, stationery, eatables, etc, into the examination hall. Candidates who are found violating the rule will be debarred from the examination and possibly restricted from attempting the examination, depending on the gravity of the situation
Attendance Once all the candidates have entered the examination hall, the invigilators will take attendance of the candidates who are present to appear the entrance examination. If the candidate has not signed the attendance sheet then he/she will be marked as absent.


CLAT 2020 Syllabus:

The Organising authority of the CLAT always publishes the syllabus of the entrance exam along with the exam prospectus on its official website with all the necessary details. The general details mentioned in the syllabus are the important subjects and their important chapters that will be asked on the questionnaire of the entrance examination. If there is a change in the syllabus then it will be notified through an official notification regarding the same. The new revised syllabus will be uploaded then after. Therefore it is very important for the students to check the syllabus very carefully in order to avoid any kind of confusion during the preparation process.


CLAT Syllabus for U.G. Exam


English including comprehension General Knowledge and Currents Affairs Mathematics Legal Aptitude Logical Reasoning
Comprehension Passages  Outline of Indian Economy  Algebra Study of law Logical Puzzles 
Subject-Verb Agreement  Indian History  Profit and Loss Research aptitude Statement Conclusions Derivation of Conclusions 
Noun  Current affairs- national of national and international importance, sports, new appointments, awards, and honors, etc Time and Work Problem-solving ability Cause & Effect Reasoning 
incorrect/correct sentences Major Industries in India Average, Speed and Distance Questions based on hypothetical situations Statements Assumptions and Statement Arguments
word meanings Indian Tax Structure Permutation-combination and Venn diagrams Important court decisions  
Pronoun  Banking & Finance Statistical estimation    
Adjective and Determinants  Indian Polity Mensuration    
Adverb Indian Geography      
Active Passive Voice Indian Environment      

CLAT Syllabus 2020 for PG Exam:

The CLAT PG 2020 question paper will be based on areas such as Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Contract Law, Torts, International Law, Intellectual Property, Jurisprudence and important judgments from the recent past. Questions in CLAT PG 2020 will be both of objective and subjective nature.


It is the theoretical study of law studied to gain a deeper understanding of legal systems, legal reasoning, legal institutions and their role in the society.
Law of Torts It is a new common law development supplemented by codifying statutes including statutes governing damages.
Criminal Law It is a body which deals with crimes. It includes threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people inclusive of one's self.
Family Law This section will include questions related to marriage, domestic partnership, adoption, paternity, child custody, surrogacy and juvenile law.
International Law It is the set of rules generally regarded and accepted as binding in relations between states and between nations. It serves as a framework for the practice of stable and organized international relations.
Property Law Property law is the area of law that governs the various forms of ownership and tenancy in real property and in personal property, within the common law legal system.
Intellectual Property Law It deals with the rules for securing and enforcing legal rights to inventions, designs, and artistic works. Just as the law protects ownership of personal property and real estate, so too does it protect the exclusive control of intangible assets.
Law of Contracts A contract is an agreement between two or more parties to perform a service, provide a product or commit to an act and is enforceable by law. There are several types of contracts, and each has specific terms and conditions. The law governing the same can be defined as the law of contracts.


Click Here For Detailed Syllabus for CLAT

CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern:

The Consortium of National Law University (NLUs) has announced the changes in CLAT 2020 exam pattern. According to new pattern the question pattern will have 150 questions based on English Language, Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques. For LLM paper candidates  have to secure at least 40% marks (35% for SC/ ST) out of total 100 objective types of questions to be qualified for 'Descriptive paper'. The Consortium has also shared sectional weightage/ question paper format of CLAT 2020 on January 1 along with the application form.


Category Pattern
Mode Offline mode (Pen & paper-based test)
Duration 2 hours
Type of Questions Objective type (MCQs)
Total Marks 200 marks
Marking Scheme Each correct answer carries 1 mark
Negative Marking 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer

Exam Pattern: (LLB)

Subjects No of questions Maximum marks
English (including comprehension) 40 40
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 50 50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 20
Legal Aptitude 50 50
Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 200 questions 200 marks

Exam Pattern: (LLM)

Subjects No of questions Maximum marks
Constitutional Law 50 50
Jurisprudence 50 50
Rest of the topics like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. 50 50
Total 150 150


CLAT 2020 Cut Off:

The cut off is the minimum mark required by the students to be eligible for the counseling session. The cutoff will be published on the official website of Consortium of NLU's.  The cut-off will be determined by the conducting authority i.e the  As the no of applicants increases every year, so is the cut off mark. For the 2020 entrance exam, the cut off is expected to be increased by 5% to 10%.
The cut off is affected by certain parameters, some of them are mentioned below:


Expected Cut-off for CLAT 2020:

The expected Cutoff of CLAT 2020 is shared by the exam experts by analyzing the previous year cut-offs of CLAT. The expected cut-off is mentioned below:
Section CLAT 2019 Expected Cut-off Marks
English including Comprehension 30
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 30
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 14
Legal Aptitude 35
Logical Reasoning 30
Total  149

Previous Cut-off for U.G. Courses:

CLAT Cut off 2019 for NLUs Opening rank Closing rank
National Law School of India University, Bangalore 1 2733
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 50 9059
National Law Institute University, Bhopal 148 19817
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata 82 16816
National Law University, Jodhpur 76 6849
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 329 40536
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 124 14307
Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow 342 24763
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala 442 18520
Chanakya National Law University, Patna 623 22294
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 474 32104
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 465 23920
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 688 55666
Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli 436 50604
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam 830 33221
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 338 46734
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur 589 55342
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad 710 56092
National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam 968 41841
Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur 577 30583
Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla 622 28801

Previous Year Cut-off of P.G. Course:

CLAT Cutoffs 2018 Name of NLU Highest Rank Lowest Rank
NLSIU, Bangalore 1 66
NALSAR, Hyderabad 11 137
NLIU, Bhopal 44 428
WBNUJS, Kolkata 43 268
NLU, Jodhpur 129 376
HNLU, Raipur 401 657
GNLU, Gandhinagar 142 522
RMLNLU, Lucknow 354 671
RGNUL, Patiala 358 924
NUALS, Kochi 290 928
CNLU, Patna 718 1186
DSNLU, Visakhapatnam 223 1432
NLUO, Cuttack 564 1164
NUSRL, Ranchi 705 1255
NLSJA, Assam 1016 1556
TNNLU, Tiruchirappalli 459 1571
MNLU, Mumbai 246 503
MNLU, Nagpur 520 1532
MNLU, Aurangabad 1254 1588


CLAT 2018 Cut-off:

  CLAT 2018: First Cut-off   CLAT 2018: Closing Cut-off  
College Score Rank  Score Rank
NLSIU Bangalore 135.5 58 135.5 60
NALSAR Hyderabad 128.25 130 128 135
NLIU Bhopal 120 355 118.75 395
WBNUJS Kolkata 122.5 215 122 240
NLU Jodhpur 120 350 118.75 400
HNLU Raipur 116.5 555 112 850
GNLU Gandhinagar 118 450 117.25 510
RMLNLU Lucknow 115.25 620 112.5 800
RGNLU Patiala 113 780 110 1050
NUALS Kochi 111 900 108 1200
CNLU Patna  111 900 104.5 1600
DSNLU Visakhapatnam 108 1200 92 3500
NLUO, Cuttack  110.5 1050 104.5 1600
NUSRL Ranchi 110.5 1050 97 2600
NLUJAA Guwahati 110.5 1060 92 3500
TNNLU Tiruchirapalli 110.5 1160 92 3500
MNLU Mumbai 116.25 575 110.5 1050
MNLU Nagpur 108 1200 90 4000
MNLU Aurangabad 107.75 1250 90 4000

2018 CLAT Cut-off Other than NLUs

College Last Rank Cut-off for CLAT 2018 Marks Rank
Narsee Monjee Mumbai 2500 85 6000
UPES Dehradun 3000 79 8000
KIIT Bhubaneswar 3000 79 8000
Other Private Law Schools 12000 72-50 10000-25000

CLAT 2017 Cut off:

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna conducted Common Law Admission Test 2017. The cutoffs for CLAT 2017 were quite high as the law entrance exam was not very difficult. Cut-offs in CLAT 2017 first rank list is as mentioned below:
College CLAT 2017 Cut-off Marks CLAT Closing Rank
NLSIU Bangalore 139.5 58
NALSAR Hyderabad 132.25 130
NLIU Bhopal 119.75 410
West Bengal NUJS Kolkata 124 245
NLU Jodhpur  119 440
HNLU Raipur 112.5 750
GNLU Gandhinagar 116.75 540
RGNLU Patiala 107.5 980
NUALS Kochi 100.75 1580
CNLU Patna 101.75 1450
DSNLU Visakhapatnam 99.25 1750
NLUO Cuttack 101.25 1500
NUSRL Ranchi 100.5 1600
NLUJAA Guwahati 99.75 1700
TNNLS Tiruchirappalli 99.25 1750
MNLU Mumbai 106.5 1050
MNLU Nagpur 99 1800
Institute of Law, Nirma University 101 1550

CLAT 2020 Application Form:

The registration for CLAT 2020 has begun from January 1 2020. Interested candidate can access the application form online. To apply, the candidates need to visit the official website for CLAT 2020 as no offline mode of application is available. After the CLAT Application fee can be paid by online using Debit, Credit or Net Banking. 


Pre-Requisites for Filling of Application:

1. Working E-mail id.

2. Working Mobile Number.

Class Xth and XIIth Marksheet

3. Details mentioned in ID proof and address proof. (Aadhaar Card/ Driving License/ Pan Card)

4. Scanned Passport sized photograph (Format JPEG Maximum size 500kb)

5. Scanned Signature (Format JPEG, Maximum Size 100 kb)

6. Scanned Copy of Domicile certificate (Format PDF, maximum size 2mb)


How to Apply CLAT 2020 Application Form Online?

Step 1 Registration: 

1. Visit the official website of CLAT 2020 and Click on New Registration 

To register, candidates first need to visit the official website of the CLAT Consortium.  To register, candidates first need to visit the official website of the CLAT Consortium.

2. Once registered, candidates need to activate their accounts by entering the mobile number and OTP (received on their mobile during the registration process) on the displayed screen. Once the details are submitted, a dialogue box opens, stating, "You are going to activate your account, Please confirm”. Candidates need to click the 'OK' button.

3.Enter the OTP for your registered mobile number as in the image below

4. After activation, the message will appear on the screen as under:


Step 2 Fill CLAT  Application Form:

Fill the asked details in the application form with proper details. The information given should be true to the best of the candidate's knowledge. If any kind of mis information is given then the total registration will be cancelled.


Details Asked in Application Form:

Personal details

Full name


Date of birth

Father's name

Mother's name


All India category

If NRI sponsored category

Whether the candidate is a Person with Disability (PwD)

Percentage of disability (if applicable)

Scribe requirement (if applicable)

Whether Below Poverty Line (BPL)

State of domicile

State of residence

State of nativity

Communication  details

Address for correspondence

State of correspondence address

District of correspondence address

Pin of correspondence address

Permanent address

State of permanent address

District of permanent address

Pin of permanent address

Mobile number of the applicant

Alternative contact number (mobile number/ Landline number)

Email ID of the applicant

Academic qualification details

Qualified exam

Name of board/ university

Month of passing

Exam status (appearing/ appeared or passed)

Year of passing


Course selection Select the course of admission i.e. Undergraduate or Postgraduate course in law
If require previous years CLAT question Yes/No
Reservation category General/ OBC/ PWD/ NRI/ SC/ ST/ PIO/ BPL/ OCI
CLAT exam centre preference Select three cities from the list
NLU preference Mark NLUs in order of preference from most preferred to least preferred


Validate and Submit CLAT Application Form:

Once all the details are filled up, the candidates can have a preview of the application form before submitting it. After checking the details of the application form  the students can submit the application form. The details should be thoroughly checked as the details cannot be chnaged after the final submit.

Step 3 Upload required documents/images

After filling up the application form the students have to upload the asked documents on the website. The documents should be in the prescribed format otherwise the documents cannot be uploaded on the website.

Documents  Format
Scanned Passport sized photograph Format JPEG, Maximum size 500kb
Scanned Signature Format JPEG, Maximum Size 100 kb
Scanned Copy of Domicile certificate  Format PDF, maximum size 2mb


Step 4 CLAT 2020 Application Fee:

The application fee payment can be paid through credit card/debit card/net banking/pay wallet/RuPay, etc. Candidates can also make payment through the offline mode of transaction (Bank Challan). The application fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.

Category Application Fee
General/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) & other categories Rs. 4000 + extra charges
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) Rs. 3500 + extra charges


Important Notes:

Some of the things that candidates need to keep in mind at the time of filling CLAT application form include:
1. No hard copy of the filled-in application form is to be sent to the CLAT Consortium Office.
2. CLAT application form correction facility is not available. Therefore, candidates are advised to furnish all details in the online application form very carefully.  
3. It is not mandatory to complete the CLAT application process in one sitting. Candidates can save the CLAT application form at any stage and always come back and continue from where they left. The system automatically shows the page from where candidates need to continue.
4. Candidates must spell their parents’ and their names correctly as mentioned in the certificates/ mark sheets/ identity proof. Any alteration in the name of the candidate or his/ her parents may disqualify the candidature.
5. Candidates should ensure that all the information provided by them in the application form is correct and authentic.
6. No change in the preference order for the 22 NLUs is allowed after the final submission of the application form. Therefore, candidates are advised to give their preference for NLUs very carefully.   
7. In case, candidates fill more than one application form, only their last online application form is considered. CLAT application fee for previous forms, in such cases, is not refunded.  

Steps to recover CLAT login password

In case, candidates forget their password required to login to their registered account, they can recover it by following the steps mentioned below:
1. Visit the official website of CLAT Consortium
2. Click on ‘Login’
3. Click on ‘Forgot Password’
4. Enter the registered mobile number
5. Click on ‘Request OTP’
6. Enter the One Time Password (OTP) received on mobile
7. Create a new password

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CLAT 2020 Counselling:

The counselling session for CLAT 2020 will be conducted offline at the CLAT office. The seats will be allotted to the qualified candidates as per their merit scored in the exam. The candidate will be given the option to choose their preferable NLU for their admission. They have to choose their preference before appearing for the counselling session. The eligible candidates will be intimated for the counselling session. The candidates need to register themselves for the counselling session online on the official website of CLAT 2020. All the original documents are also required for the document verification process.

CLAT 2020 Counselling Process:

1. Publication of 1st Admission List:
CLAT Consortium will release a separate merit list for each NLU based on all India ranks and preference marked by candidates during their application process. Candidates can check the merit list for each NLU and participate in the online counselling accordingly
2. Publication of 2nd Admission List:
After the publication of the 1st publication list the students who were in the waiting list will get second chance if there are some vacant seats available
3. Publication of 3rd Admission List:
This the final admission list for the admission into various law courses. But if the seats remain vacant then the organizing authority may again publish a waiting list of shortlisted candidates.
4. Counselling Fee Payment:
As per the admission list, candidates have to confirm their admission by fee payment and choice locking. The counselling fee Rs. 50000 has to be paid within the specified dates. Once, the counselling fee has been paid, candidates need to exercise the options below:
Lock option: This option is used by candidates to confirm their choice of NLU. Once lock option is used, candidates seats at the allotted NLU will be frozen and it won't be used for further seat allotment process. Moreover, the candidates need not participate in further seat allotment rounds (unless they withdraw admission). 
Upgrade: This option is used when candidates want to change the allotted institute to his or her higher choice (upward shifting). Such candidates will have to wait to next seat allotment list and they will be allotted seats only in the upper list of colleges as per their preferences marked in their CLAT 2020 application form and depending on the availability of vacant seats. 
5. Completing admission formalities
1. After seat allotment, candidates have to report to the allotted NLUs for further admission formalities like document verification and payment of remaining admission fees.
2. Candidates have to carry all the documents required for verification in original as well as copies (to be submitted with the NLU)
3. Candidates not reporting to their respective NLUs will not be confirmed for final admission. Moreover, no fee refund will be given to them i.e. Rs. 50000 amount paid as counselling fee will be forfeited. 
4. Moreover, if candidates are found ineligible during document verification then their admission will be cancelled. Such candidates will also not be refunded any admission fee.

Documents required for Counseling Process:

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CLAT 2020 Result:

The result for CLAT 2020 will be declared online on the official website of CLAT 2020. The candidates can check their results by logging in to the official website. The result section shows the total marks secured, it also shows the marks secured in each section. The candidates will require their registration no, roll no, DOB, email ID & password to check their result online. The candidate can get their CLAT result as well as All India Rank & Category rank from the Official result.

How To Check CLAT 2020 Result Online?

Details Mentioned In Scorecard:

How the Ties in Merit List is Resolved:

1. CLAT Consortium will break the ties in scores of the qualified candidates to allot ranks while preparing the CLAT merit list/ rank list. Tie-breaking is done in a situation where scores of two or more candidates qualifying CLAT exam is same. Below is the method used to resolve ties in the merit list of CLAT: 

2. The candidate with higher marks in the Legal Aptitude section of CLAT exam is ranked higher

The candidate who has a higher age (the older candidate) is ranked higher

3. Computerised draw of lots – Here, the candidate whose name appears in the draw is ranked higher


Important events after Results Publication:

1.  Publication of Cut-off:

Once the result is published by the Consortium of NLU's, the cut-off will be released soon after on the official website. The cutoff is basically the minimum marks/rank that aspirants need to secure in order to qualify this law entrance exam.

2. Publication of Merit List:

 CLAT Consortium will publish the merit list of CLAT 2020 after announcing the results. Each merit list will mention ranks of candidates, their category and other details. The listed candidates can participate in CLAT 2020 counselling for seat allotment procedure at the NLUs. Basically, CLAT merit list is the list of qualified candidates mentioning their All India Ranks.

3. CLAT Counselling:

After the release of the Cut-off and Merit List, the selected candidates whose names have been mentioned in the merit list will be  invited for the counselling process.  It is through the Counselling process only the students can secure admission into U.G. & P.G. programs.


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CLAT 2020 Answer Key:

The answer key for CLAT 2020 will be released on the official website. It is expected to be released on the 15th of May this year. If there are any issues with the answer, then it can be reported to the authorities between 16th to 18th of May(Tentative). The candidate can access the answer key by logging in with their Email ID and Password. The answer key will help the candidates to evaluate their results before the release official result.

Steps to Download Answer Key:

If the student is not satisfied with the Answer Key, then he/she can raise a complaint regarding the same to the concerned Organizing Authority. For this, the students need to choose the answers to be challenged and upload the valid proof of documents for the complaint. The organizing authority will look into the complaint and take necessary actions to recorrect the answer key if required and the Final Answer Key for CLAT 2020 will be released soon after.

Steps To Challenge Answer Key:

Step 1: Go to the official website of Consortium of National Law Universities 
Step 2: Click on the Answer key Tab.
Step 3: Enter with the valid login credentials
Step 4: Click on the Challenge the Answer Key
Step 5: Choose the answers to be challenged and then Click on "Save your Claims"
Step 6: Upload the Required proof of Documents .
Step 7: Click on the "Save your Claims" and Pay the Fee if Required.

How is CLAT Answer Key Helpful:-

CLAT Consortium releases the answer keys for CLAT exam so that:
1. Candidates can determine their expected scores in CLAT 2020.
2. Candidates can file/raise objections on the answer key in case they find any incorrect question or options mentioned in their question paper set.
3. Candidates can also get an idea of CLAT cut off and hence, use CLAT College Predictor Tool to know the college in which they can secure admission.
Overall, the answer key is released before the result announcement for CLAT exam, so that their is transparency in result evaluation and the need for rechecking or re-evaluating results is not required.

CLAT 2020 Eligibility:

There are certain eligibility criteria that the aspirant needs to full fill in order to be eligible for the CLAT 2020 entrance examination. There are many criteria of eligibility like the minimum required  qualification of the student, maximum and minimum age of the student, minimum eligible marks etc. The eligibility for Undergraduate is very different from that of the Post graduate courses. It is advisable for the aspirants to check the eligibility before registering themselves. This is because if it is found that the aspirant is not eligible for the examination then the whole registration of the aspirant will be cancelled and the registration amount will not be refunded. Admit card will be only published to those candidates those who are considered as eligible and those who have successfully filled up the application form.


UG Courses:

Qualifying Exam: 

Candidates who have passed their Senior Secondary School Examination/ 12th Board Examination can apply

Qualifying marks:

Interested candidate must have passed 12th with minimum 45% marks for general category and 40% for SC/ST category and the candidates who have given the examination but their result is not out yet, they can also apply for this examination.

Age Limit:

The Candidates should not be more than the age of 20 years old as of 1st July 2019. If you belong to SC, ST category then 22 years old candidates can also apply for it.


PG Courses:

Minimum Qualification: Interested candidates must have done LLB (5-year Integrated LLB degree) from a recognized university

Minimum marks: Minimum 55% marks for general candidates and 50% marks for ST/SC candidates.

Age Limit: There is no maximum age limit 


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CLAT 2020 FAQs:

Q: What is the examination mode of CLAT 2020?
A: The Common Law Admission Test mode is way back to an offline pattern after being administered online for the last four years. CLAT 2020 will be a paper-pen based test administered by CLAT Consortium.
Q: Has CLAT eligibility criteria changed?
A: Yes, the CLAT eligibility criteria had been changed two years back after the. According to the revised eligibility criteria, candidates irrespective of their age limit can apply for the NLUs admission test. Earlier, the Bar Council of India (BCI) had put an age bar, following which candidates attaining an age of 20 years or less as on the date of admission year, could only apply for the national-level law entrance exam for undergraduate programmes and those belonging to SC, ST, Other Backward Classes, and Specially-Abled Persons (SAP) were given an upper age relaxation of 2 years, i.e., 22 years of age as on the same date for being considered eligible for CLAT.
Q: What will be the medium of online CLAT?
A: CLAT 2020 will be held in English medium only.
Q: How can I practice for offline CLAT?
A: Candidates can take mock tests and also solve CLAT as they will help in practising for the offline CLAT. The sample papers and well as mock tests will prove quite helpful because they provide a look and feel of the format of the actual Common Law Admission Test.
Q: Is the application is non-refundable?
A: The application fee is non refundable.
Q: Can we deposit the fee offline?
A: We can deposit the application fee through offline mode by Bank challan.
Q: Can we deposit the application form by post?
A: The application form will be deposited by online mode only. Submission of application form through other medium is not acceptable.
Q: What is the minimum eligible marks for the enrollment process?
A: The student should have scored minimum 45% (General ) and 40% (Reserved category) in 12th.
Q: Will be exam be in pen and paper mode?
A: Yes the exam will be held in pen and paper i.e. Offline mode.
Q: Is there any negative marking in this examination?
A: Yes there is a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer.


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