CLAT- Common Law Admission Test

Overview of CLAT 2020
 Exam Name
Common Law Admission test
Offline (Pen Paper)
Exam Frequency
Once in a Year
Exam Duration
2 hours
Test Takers
Accepting colleges
Exam Language
No. of cities
Test centers across the nation
Official website
CLAT 2020: Important Dates [Official], Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result

What is CLAT?

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admission to candidate in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at NLUs and other colleges/universities accepting exam score.CLAT began in 2008 and today more than 40,000 students write the entrance exam every year to secure a seat in one of the top participating National Law University including NLSIU Bangalore-the Harvard of the East. CLAT is conducted every year to select students for 19 National Law Universities in India, other than National Law University-Delhi and HP National Law University-Shimla, which have their own process to select the students.

CLAT Score is also accepted by other law schools including NMIMS, Mumbai, UPES Dehradun and Nirma University, Ahmedabad, to name a few. After passing CLAT examination, you are eligible to be admitted to any of the following National Law Universities to continue your studies in Law stream. After completion of Law courses in NLUs you get good placements on campus. You can then even become successful LAWYER and JUDGE and you may even reach higher positions thereafter like High court lawyer, chief justice, Solicitor general, Legal advisor and more.

CLAT 2020 Exam Dates and other events



CLAT 2020 Notification

21 Nov, 2019

CLAT 2020 detailed notification

14 Dec, 2019

Online registration begin

1 jan, 2020

Last date for application

21 Mar, 2020

Last date for fee payment nd form submission (only registered candidates)

31 Mar, 2020

Release of CLAT 2020 Admit card 

By the first or second week on May

CLAT Exam date

10 May, 2020

CLAT Result announcement 

24 May, 2020


The CLAT syllabus 2020 for UG course admission as mentioned on the official website for the exam is as follow

Section 1: English including comprehension

  • In this section, the candidates are tested in their proficiency in the English subject.They are asked questions related to comprehension passages and grammar in the exam. 

  • In the comprehension section, a passage is given and candidates are asked questions related to that passage, its central theme, meanings of words used in the passage etc. The grammar section requires correction in given incorrect grammatical sentences, filling up the blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

Section 2: General Knowledge and Currents Affairs

  • This section is all about evaluating the candidates general awareness including static general knowledge. Candidates are expected to have a good knowledge of current affairs and hence, all the questions are current affairs based. Candidates are supposed to be up to date with news and other topics discussed in mainstream media from March 2016 to April 2020.


Section 3: Mathematics

  • The Quantitative section of CLAT evaluates the Elementary Mathematics knowledge of the candidate which includes the various math concepts students have studied upto class 10.

Section 4: Legal Aptitude

  • The Legal Aptitude section is all about testing a candidate’s aptitude and interest in law, research aptitude and also, problem solving abilities. 

  • According to the official website for CLAT: “Questions in this section will be framed with the help of legal propositions and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense (e.g. the legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theater across India for one year). Candidates would have to assume these propositions as “true” and answer the questions accordingly”.

Section 5: Logical Reasoning

  • To evaluate a candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links as well as rectify illogical arguments, the Reasoning section is included in CLAT.

  • This section includes logical reasoning questions for various topics like syllogisms, analogies, logical sequences, etc. But, visual reasoning will not be tested.

CLAT 2020 eligibility

CLAT Eligibility for five year integrated courses:

  • Candidate who have completed 10 2 or equivalent examinations for the national or state board of education:

  • They should have obtained minimum 45% marks if belonging to general/ others Backward class (OBC) / Specially abled categories and40% marks belonging to scheduled class(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST categories)

  • Candidates can apply for CLAT 2020 irrespective of their age as the limit criteria have been removed.


CLAT Eligibility for LLM Course: 

  • Candidates should have completed their graduation with at least 55% marks if belonging to geral / other Backward Class(OBC)/ sSpecially abled person categories and at least 50% marks if belonging to scheduled class(SC) / scheduled Tribe(ST) categories.

  • Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation degree can also apply for CLAT 2020. However, they shou;d submit the proof of the qualifying the final examination and completing the graduation degree at the time of admission formalities.

  • There is no upper age limit to apply for the CLAT 2020 Exam.

CLAT Mock test 2020

CLAT Mock test 2020 is essential for everyone. They complete your preparation and ensure that you clear the examination with a good score. Candidates can also download the CLAT mock test which is now available and practise at home offline.These mock tests of CLAT 2020 have been designed to be solved in under 2 hours, thus Using the released CLAT mock test, the candidates will be able to prepare well for the upcoming examination. Since the mock test will have the same structure as the CLAT 2020 examination, the candidates will be familiar with the pattern and analyze their preparation. Time management can also be practiced using the CLAT 2020 mock test. 

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CLAT Exam Pattern 2020

The consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has announced few changes in CLAT 2020 Exam pattern. The consortium has also shared a sectional weightage/ question paper format of CLAT 2020 on 1st Jan along with the application form.



Exam Mode 

Paper pen mode

Exam Duration

120 minutes

Exam Language


Type of questions

Multiple choice questions


5 subjects

Total questions

150 questions

Are there any subjective questions?

Only the question paper of the LLM course will have descriptive questions.

There will be no descriptive questions for the CLAT UG paper. 

Total Marks

150 Marks


CLAT 2020 sectional weightage 

The question paper of CLAT 2020 will comprise of 150 questions and the sectional wise allotment of the following is given below:


Subjects areas

Questions per section

Marks per sections

English including comprehensions

28 - 32 MCQs

28 - 32 marks

Current affairs including general knowledge

35 - 39 MCQs

35 - 39 marks

Quantitative techniques 

35 - 39 MCQs

35 - 39 marks

Legal reasoning

28 - 32 MCQs

28 - 32 marks

Logical reasoning

13 - 17 MCQs

13 - 17 marks

Total questions

150 MCQ

150 Marks


CLAT 2020 Making Scherm

Unlike the exam pattern, the marking scheme of CLAT 2020 will remains the same as earlier, i.e.

  • For every correct answer, a candidate. will be awarded one mark. 

  • However, for every wrong attempt, 0.25 marks are deducted from their total score.

  • No marks will be awarded or deducted for questions not attempted.

CLAT Question Papers

The consortium of National Law University (NLUs) has published an official sample paper for the common Law Admission Test 2020 on 1st January. The sample paper is based on the new exam pattern of CLAT 2020 and will be helpful for candidates appearing in the upcoming. Also the past year CLAT question papers are quite very helpful for the students who wish to score good marks because they give you an idea of the type of the questions and help you evaluate yourself. Past years Clat question papers tell you about your weak points and thus you can improve it and gain a good score.  

CLAT - Past Year Paper 2019

CLAT - Past Year Paper 2018

CLAT - Past Year Paper 2017

CLAT - Past Year Paper 2016

CLAT - Past Year Paper 2015

CLAT - Past Year Paper 2014

CLAT - Past Year Paper 2013

CLAT - Past Year Paper 2012

CLAT - Past Year Paper 2011

CLAT Past Year Papers 2010

CLAT - Past Year Paper 2009

CLAT - Past Year Paper 2008

CLAT Application form

The Online Registration and Application process has started from 1st January onwards and the last date to submit the CLAT application form is 31st MARCh. Following steps to carry out application process is given below:


Step 1: Register for CLAT

Register on the official website( Candidates need to enter their details to register. Once registered, candidates need to activate their account by entering their mobile number, this will generate an OTP on your number. Fill that OTP and then login by setting a password. Then click on the register for the CLAT 2020 button.

Step 2: Fill the CLAT Application form

Candidates need to enter their personal details, academic details, communication details, category, exam centre preference details etc. After taking a preview of the form you can click on the submit button.

Step 3: Upload Documents 

Candidates are supposed to upload their signature, photograph and a copy of the domicile and category certificate. Otherwise, their Clat application form is not completed.


Step 4: Candidates can pay the application fee for CLAT 2020 in online mode using (debit card/ credit card/ net banking) as well as offline (bank challan) modes. CLAT Application fee for different categories is an mentioned in the table below:


CLAT Application Fee

General/other Backward class (OBC)/ Persons with Disability(PwD)/ Non- Resident Indian(NRI)/ Person of Indian Origin(PIO)/ Overseas Citizens(OCI)


Scheduled Class(SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Below Poverty Line



The conducting body of CLAT 2020, NLU odisha, Cuttack will be releasing the admit card of CLAT 2020 by the last week of April 2020. Candidates can get access for the same in online mode by entering their registration id and password. CLAT 2020 Admit card is a hall ticket to enter the examination hall thus it is an important document for the candidate. Without the admit card of CLAT 2020, no candidates will be allowed to enter the examination hall under any circumstances. Candidates are advised to check all the details like the name of the candidates, roll number, subject code, examination centre and date before downloading the same. Candidates should also take a print out of the same for future references.

CLAT Result 2020

Check CLAT 2020 Result, As per the CLAT exam dates, the results for CLAT 2020 will be published on the official website ( CLAT results will be composed of an overall merit list with names of the candidates along with their CLAT score and categories. Apart from this, the state specific as well as all India Merit list shall be prepared for various categories like- Unreserved/ SC/ ST/ OBC/ women/ PWd etc. candidates can view their personal Login account.

CLAT cut off 2020

A variation seen in CLAT Cutoff every year. The cutoff of CLAT depends on multiple criteria and they are as follows: 

  1. Difficulty level of the exam

  2. Total number of seats available that year

The Cut Off for the common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the score or rank at which aspirants are offered admission in different colleges accepting their CLAT score. Thus, CLAT Cut Off forms a basis on which the candidates are offered admission in different NLUs.

CLAT Cutoff 2019 for NLUs

Opening Rank

Closing rank

National law school of Indian university, bangalore



NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad



National Law institute University, Bhopal



 The West Bengal National University for Juridical science, Kolkata



National Law University, Jodhpur



Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur



Gujarat National Law University, Gandinagar



Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow 



Rajiv gandhi National University of Law, Patiala



Chanakya National University, Patna



National university of Advanced Legal studies, Kochi



National Law universityOdisha, cuttack



National university of study and research in law, Ranchi



Tamil Nadu National Law school, Tiruchirappalli



Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam



Maharashtra National Law University(MNLU), Mumbai



Maharashtra National Law University(MNLU), Nagpur



Maharashtra National Law University(MNLU), Aurangabad



Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur



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