The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has announced a new exam date of CLAT 2020 (Common Law Admission Test) that will be conducted on 7 September 2020 (2 PM - 4 PM). This decision was taken by the General Body of the consortium on 10 August. The admit card of CLAT 2020 will be released in two weeks which will be around 25 August. The exam was previously scheduled to be conducted on 22 August 2020.
New Guidelines for CLAT 2020:
- The exam shall be conducted through a centre-based, online computer-based test.
- Medical and safety measures should be adopted strictly.
- The Consortium will review centre locations on an ongoing basis to ensure that students and staff are protected at all times.
- The Consortium is in the process of securing further permissions so that the Admit Cards of candidates shall be considered as Movement Passes by local authorities to allow candidates to move between Containment zones and travel to their designated examination centre.
- No candidate shall be allowed to enter any examination centre without a mask. Appropriate respiratory etiquette shall also be maintained at all times. Detailed instructions in this regard will be notified on the Consortium website.
CLAT 2020 Important Dates:
|Start Date of online application||January 1, 2020|
|Last date of form submission||July 10, 2020|
|Admit Card Release Date||August 25, 2020 (Tentative)|
|Exam Date||September 7, 2020|
|Result declaration||To be notified|
CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern:
According to the new pattern, the question pattern will have 150 questions based on English Language, Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.
|Type of Questions||Objective type (MCQs)|
|Total Questions||UG - 120
PG - 150
|Total marks||UG - 120
PG - 150
|Marking Scheme||Each correct answer carries 1 mark|
|Negative Marking||0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer|
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).