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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the most important of all the law entrances in India after Class XII. 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 in the 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.

Exam Name

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2020

Exam for Course Level

UG & PG Level

Exam Mode

Offline (Pen and Paper mode)

Test Duration

120 minutes

No. of Test Cities

63 cities in India

Courses Offered

BA LLB/ BCom LLB/ BSc LLB/ BBA LLB/ BSW LLB/ LLM 

Application mode

Online

Availability of Application form

Second week of January 2020

Exam Date

Last week of May 2020

Exam Helpdesk No.

+91 97415 21069, 94825 67257 (Bengaluru)

+91 84807 18979 (Odisha)

Exam Website & Email

clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in

clat2020@nls.ac.in


The following National Law Universities (along with intake) accept CLAT scores to admit students to their five year LLB programs every year:

National Law University

Location

Intake

National Law School of India University

Bangalore

80

NALSAR University of Law

Hyderabad

120

National Law Institute University

Bhopal

128

WB National University of Juridical Sciences

Kolkata

133

National Law University

Jodhpur

115

Hidayatullah National Law University

Raipur

187

Gujarat National Law University

Gandhinagar

187

Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University

Lucknow

178

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law

Patiala

196

Chanakya National Law University

Patna

140

National University of Advanced Legal Studies

Kochi

68

National Law University Odisha

Cuttack

180

National University of Study and Research in Law

Ranchi

120

National Law University and Judicial Academy

Guwahati

60

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University

Visakhapatnam

120

Tamil Nadu National Law School

Tiruchirappalli

110

Maharashtra National Law University

Mumbai

60

Maharashtra National Law University

Nagpur

60


CLAT 2020 - General Information CLAT includes 5 sections in the exam namely:

  1. CLAT 2020: Important Dates [Official], Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Prediction CLAT Notes | EduRev
    Mock Test Series for CLAT 2020
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  2.  CLAT 2020: Important Dates [Official], Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Prediction CLAT Notes | EduRev
    Legal Aptitude for CLAT 2020 Preparation
    Includes 23 docs, 81 videos & 51 tests

  3. CLAT 2020: Important Dates [Official], Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Prediction CLAT Notes | EduRev
    English for CLAT 2020 Preparation
    Includes 10 docs & 43 tests 

  4. CLAT 2020: Important Dates [Official], Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Prediction CLAT Notes | EduRev
    Reasoning for CLAT 2020 Preparation
    Includes 16 docs & 55 tests

  5.  CLAT 2020: Important Dates [Official], Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Prediction CLAT Notes | EduRev
    Quantitative Aptitude for CLAT 2020 Preparation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR CLAT 2020

CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria requires candidates to fulfill multiple aspects so that they can apply and thereafter appear for this law entrance exam. Candidates would be eligible to apply for CLAT 2020 if they have completed their 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of:

  1. Forty Five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/Specially abled persons categories

  2. Forty percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category.

Also, candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2020 are also eligible to apply.

AGE LIMIT 
There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2020, CLAT 2020 Application Process CLAT is a national level examination which candidates need to clear, in order to secure admissions at 18 NLUs in India. CLAT exam was made online in 2015, thus, every aspect of the exam right from application stage to the counseling process will be done online.

  • Step 1: Fill CLAT 2020 Application Form, Candidates can apply for CLAT exam on the official website for CLAT 2020. No hard copy of CLAT Application Form and Information Brochure will be sold to a candidate under any circumstance. CLAT 2020 Application Fee: General/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP)  - Rs 4,000, SC/ST - Rs 3,500.
  • Step 2: Download CLAT 2020 Admit Card Candidates can download their CLAT Hall-Ticket/Admit Card through their Login Account which they have to create at the time of registration. Candidates need to take the printout of their CLAT 2020 Admit Card and carry the same to the Examination Hall.
  • Step 3: Give CLAT 2020 Exam, CLAT 2020 will be a two hour exam. Candidates will have to give CLAT exam in offline mode. Subjects covered in the exam would include English including Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
  • Step 4: 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 comprise of an overall merit list with names of candidates along with their CLAT scores and categories. Apart from this, state specific as well as all India merit lists shall be prepared for various categories like– Unreserved/SC/ST/OBC/Women/ PWD etc. Candidates can view their CLAT results through their personal Login Account.
  • Step 5: Appear for CLAT 2020 Counselling The Counselling for CLAT 2020 will be conducted online after the results for the exam are announced. Candidates shortlisted for counselling will have to appear for online counselling to fill seats available in the participating NLUs. Candidates can take part in online counselling through their personal login account. Candidates need to pay Rs 50,000 as fee for counselling either online or offline by means of bank challan on the official website.

ONLINE ADMISSION PROCEDURE

The admission to UG and PG programmes in participating universities under CLAT-2020 shall be completed through centralised online counselling conducted by the CLAT Consortium Office. The basis of allotment of seats shall be 'merit-cum-preference', i.e., the CLAT Rank, the order of preference given by the candidate in the CLAT application form and the category/categories selected by the candidate in the online application form and the number of seats and their division/break-up as available in each of the participating NLU. Online counselling shall start after the declaration of CLAT-2020 results.

CLAT ADMIT CARD 2020

The conducting body of CLAT 2020, NLU odisha, Cuttack will release the admit card of CLAT 2020 by the last week of April 2020. Candidates can get access of the same in online mode by entering their registration id and password. CLAT 2020 Admit card is an important document for the candidates as it is the hall ticket to enter the examination hall and write exam. 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 PATTERN AND MARKING SCHEME

This law entrance exam will be of two hours duration. CLAT 2020 will be an online exam which will comprise of 200 multiple choice questions which candidates need to attempt to get shortlisted for admissions into the various participating law institutions. Candidates will be evaluated out of 200 marks in CLAT. The exam paper will comprise of questions from different areas of law such as: 

Subject Areas

Weightage

English including Comprehension

40 marks

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50 marks

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

20 marks

Legal Aptitude

50 marks

Logical Reasoning

40 marks

Total No. of Questions

200 marks

 

CLAT 2020 marking scheme: For every correct answer in CLAT 2020, candidates will be awarded one mark. However, for every wrong option selected by candidates, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

CLAT 2020 CUT-OFFS

There is of course a variation in CLAT cut-offs from year to year. The cutoffs for CLAT exam depend on multiple criteria which are:

  1. Difficulty level of the exam

  2. Total number of seats available that year

The cut-offs for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) signify the score/rank at which aspirants are offered admission in different colleges accepting CLAT scores/ranks for admission. CLAT cutoffs form the basis on which candidates are offered admission in different NLUs.


CLAT 2018 RANK CUTOFFS

Name of NLU

Highest Rank

Lowest Rank

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

1

66

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

11

137

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

44

428

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

43

268

National Law University, Jodhpur

129

376

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

401

657

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

142

522

Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow

354

671

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

358

924

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

290

928

Chanakya National Law University, Patna

718

1186

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam

223

1432

National Law University Odisha, Cuttack

564

1167

National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

705

1255

National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati

1016

1556

Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli

459

1571

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai

246

503

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur

520

1532

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Aurangabad

1254

1588

Total Seats

2141

 

CLAT CUTOFF RANK

The table below mentions closing rank (CLAT cutoff rank) for admissions into the respective NLUs.

CLAT 2018 Participating NLUs

CLAT Cutoff 2018

CLAT Cutoff 2017^

CLAT Closing Rank 2017*

CLAT Cut off Rank 2016

CLAT Cut off Rank (2015)

National Law School of India University

66

59

1779

58

54

National Academy of Legal Studies and Research

135

130

5098

123

125

National Law Institute University

386

351

17348

339

285

West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences

260

213

7556

221

203

National Law University Jodhpur

376

343

8051

347

308

Hidayatullah National Law University

657

574

29835

555

500

Gujarat National Law University

494

453

10585

465

398

Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University

668

627

28216

626

569

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law

924

801

12580

759

697

Chanakya National Law University

1186

909

16614

911

877

National University of Advanced Legal Studies

928

826

24087

918

814

National Law University Odisha

1167

1023

15734

1038

888

National University of Study and Research in Law

1255

1051

28174

1037

3284

National Law University and Judicial Academy

1556

1124

17322

1103

2192

Tamil Nadu National Law School

1571

1151

25604

1160

4134

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University

1432

1180

38156

1132

7758

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

503

478

17294

466

Did not participate in CLAT 2015

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

1532

1126

39573

Did not participate in CLAT 2016

Did not participate in CLAT 2015

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

1588

Did not participate in CLAT 2017

Did not participate in CLAT 2017

Did not participate in CLAT 2017

Did not participate in CLAT 2017


^The cut off for All India Unreserved (General) Category for the first round of NLU admissions

*It's the AIR of the candidate who have been shortlisted for admissions in the first counselling of CLAT 2017; However it is not the AI Unreserved category list but mentions all other categories' rank too including Domicile, SAP, Reserved Category.


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PREPARATION FOR CLAT 2020

The preparation time of any examination is really exhaustive. Due to the increasing aspirants for law studies over the time the competition is going to become very tough. So, you need some good preparation tips and strategy to be able to get desired results.

 

CLAT SYLLABUS

The syllabus for CLAT 2020 for UG course admissions as mentioned on the official website for the exam is as follows:

Section 1: English including comprehension

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English for CLAT 2020 Preparation
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  • 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 of incorrect grammatical sentences given, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.


Section 2: General Knowledge and Currents Affairs

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

Section 3: Mathematics

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Quantitative Aptitude for CLAT 2020 Preparation
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  • The Quantitative section of CLAT evaluates the Elementary Mathematics knowledge of the candidate which includes the various maths concepts students have studied upto class 10.

Section 4: Legal Aptitude

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Legal Aptitude for CLAT 2020 Preparation
Includes 23 docs, 81 videos & 51 tests


  • The Legal Aptitude section is all about testing a candidate’s aptitude or interest in law, research aptitude as well as 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 will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly”.

Section 5: Logical Reasoning

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Reasoning for CLAT 2020 Preparation

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

OTHER IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CANDIDATES

  • Information regarding the details of intake, reservation policies and the courses offered along with the fee structures of various participating National Law Universities is available in the Information Brochure which can be accessed from the official website of CLAT and also from the websites of the participating NLUs. The candidates are, therefore, advised to thoroughly go through the rules, policies and the fee structure of the participating NLUs before filling in the application form for UG as well as PG courses, and also for the NRI and Foreign National seats.
  • Information provided in the e-Brochure regarding the intake, reservation policy, fee, courses offered and the subjects taught at various levels including the areas of specialization, etc., has been specified very briefly. For detailed information regarding the same, the candidates may refer to the information available at the websites of the participating NLUs.
  • In the event of unforeseen incidents resulting in the cancellation of a Test city or centre, or insufficient or extra number of candidates opting to appear from a particular Test Centre, the Convenor, CLAT-2020 reserves the right to cancel such a City/Centre and shift the applicant to another City/Centre
  • In order to claim the benefit of reservation, the candidate must produce the relevant certificates as prescribed by the Government of India/State Government and as required by the respective NLU at the time of admission, as notified by them.
  • The CLAT-2020 application fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.
  • Participating National Law Universities reserve the right to change the total number of seats and break-up of seats as per their policy before the final allotment. The reservation policy is subject to change as decided by the concerned Government from time to time.
  • If a candidate has filled-in more than one online application form, the candidate's last online application form only will be considered. In such cases, the application fee for the previous application forms will not be refunded.
  • The allotment of seats and the offer for admission under CLAT-2020 shall be provisional and shall not create any right of admission in favour of a candidate.
  • Candidates are advised to visit CLAT-2020 website regularly for updates.

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