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CLAT

What is CLAT?

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admissions to candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at National Law Universities (NLUs) and other colleges/ universities accepting exam scores.

Till 2018, the exam was conducted by NLUs on a rotational basis. However, in 2019 onwards it is being conducted by a permanent body formed by the universities i.e. The Consortium of NLUs. The consortium has its headquarter at NLSIU Bangalore and comprises:

  • An Executive Committee

  • The CLAT Convenor of the current year (NUSRL, Ranchi for CLAT 2020)

  • The CLAT Convenor of the following year 

  • Two co-opted Vice-Chancellors of NLUs

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

To appear for CLAT exam, candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria as under:

  • Candidates who have completed 10+2 or equivalent examination for national or state board of education.
  • 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. 
  • Candidates can apply for CLAT 2020 irrespective of their age as the age limit criteria have been removed by BCI. 

Read More: CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria, Minimum Marks, Age Limit 

CLAT 2020 Highlights

Exam NameCommon Law Admission Test
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOffline
Exam Duration2 hours
Test TakersApprox. 59,000
Accepting Colleges
Official Websitehttps://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in/

CLAT 2020 Dates and Events

Candidates can refer the table below for tentative dates of CLAT 2020:

Events

Dates

Salient Features

CLAT 2020 notification

November 2019

CLAT Consortium will release a notification for online applications on the website.

Online registrations begin 

By the second week of January 2020

Candidates need to register online before the last date 

Last date of application

By the third week of April 2020

All steps of application form need to be completed.

Last date of fee payment and form submission (registered candidates only)

By the fourth week of April 2020

All registered candidates must pay the application fee in online mode using Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking and in offline mode Bank Challan.

Release of admit cards

By the first or second week of May 2020

Candidates will be issued admit card in online mode to appear for the examination.

CLAT exam date

By the last week of May 2020

Appear for the examination at the allotted test centre as per the scheduled date and time. Carry the admit card along with a valid Photo Id proof.

CLAT result announcement 

By the third week of June 2020

The results will be announced on the official website and also, merit list for each NLU.

Courses offered through CLAT 2020

NLUs and other law colleges accepting CLAT scores offer five-year integrated LLB courses, as well as LLM courses as under:

  • BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts LLB)
  • BSc LLB (Bachelor of Science LLB)
  • BCom LLB (Bachelor of Commerce LLB)
  • BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration LLB)
  • BSW LLB (Bachelor of Social Work LLB)
  • LLM (Master of Laws)

Colleges accepting CLAT scores

CLAT is conducted for admissions to 22 NLUs and more than 50 private law colleges in India. Below is the list of colleges participating in CLAT Scores:

CLAT participating National Law Universities (NLUs)

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

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

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

National Law University, Jodhpur

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

Chanakya National Law University Patna

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

National Law University Odisha, Cuttack

National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi

National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) Visakhapatnam

The Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirapalli

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla

Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur

Dr B R Ambedkar National Law University Sonipat, Haryana

Read MoreList of colleges accepting CLAT scores with seat intake and other details

CLAT Exam Centers 2020

The CLAT consortium has mentioned 40 test cities where candidates can take the exam. However, it can add more exam cities to the list, refer the table below for tentative test centres:

CLAT Exam Centres

Allahabad

Aurangabad

Bengaluru

Bhopal

Bhubaneswar

Chandigarh

Chennai

Dehradun

Ernakulam

Faridabad

Gandhinagar

Ghaziabad

Gurugram

Guwahati

Hisar

Hyderabad

Indore

Jabalpur

Jaipur

Jammu

Jodhpur

Kanpur

Kolkata

Lucknow

Mumbai

Nagpur

New Delhi

Noida

Patiala

Patna

Pune

Raipur

Ranchi

Shimla

Siliguri

Trichy

Thiruvananthapuram

Varanasi

Vijayawada

Vishakapatnam

CLAT Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates appearing for the exam should be careful of the exam day instructions mentioned below:

  • Candidates should report their allotted test centres at least an hour before the exam timings. 
  • They should carry admit card for CLAT as well as one photo ID proof and a recent passport size photograph.
  • Candidates should also carry one HB pencil and at least two pens (ballpoint and black/ blue coloured ink).
  • Moreover, candidates must not carry study materialvaluable items or electronic devices with them as mobile phones, calculators, smartwatches or tablets are banned inside the examination hall.   

CLAT Exam Analysis by Experts 

Many law exam experts provide paper analysis along with expected cut off for CLAT on the exam day itself. 

Here are some CLAT exam analysis from the past years

Important FAQs regarding CLAT Exam

Q: Why is the CLAT exam important?

A: CLAT is one of the most popular law entrance exams for admissions to top law schools in India i.e. 22 National Law Universities (NLUs). Moreover, 40 other private law colleges and universities across India offer admission to candidates in UG and PG law courses on the basis of CLAT scores. Therefore, with just one law entrance exam, candidates get admission opportunity at prominent law schools in India.

Q: Who conducts the CLAT exam?

A: The law entrance exam is conducted by the CLAT convenor along with other members of the Consortium of NLUs conducts the exam. CLAT 2020 will be conducted by NUSRL, Ranchi. In 2019, NLU, Odisha conducted the exam on May 26.

Q: Is CLAT an online exam?

A: No, CLAT is an offline exam conducted as a pen-and-paper based test. However, until 2018, CLAT was conducted in online mode only.

Q: Is there any age limit to appear for CLAT?

A: No, there is no upper age limit or a lower age limit to appear for the CLAT exam.

Q: How many candidates take CLAT exam every year?

A: Around 50,000 candidates from different cities across India appear for the CLAT exam every year. 

CLAT 2020 Application Form, Dates, Pattern, Syllabus and Result

Updated On – September 25th 2019 by  Shweta

CLAT 2020 (Common Law Admission Test) is an All India common entrance test which is conducted for admission to Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree programmes. The exam will be conducted in the month of May 2020. There is no age limit to apply for the entrance test. CLAT is a Pen-based test which will consist of MCQ type questions. CLAT score will be accepted by 19 NLUs and the institutions having Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

  • CLAT Application Form 2020 will be released online at www.clat.ac.in in First week of January 2020.
  • Application fee for General category/ OBC and other category is INR 4000, whereas, SC/ST category candidates have to pay INR 3500.
  • CLAT Syllabus will include questions from English, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics
  • Upon successful registration, candidates can download their admit card from the third week of May 2020.
  • Candidates have to enter login credentials – registration no. and password of CLAT 2020 to access CLAT e-ticket.
  • It is mandatory to carry a valid Photo ID along with the hall ticket on the examination day.

CheckEligibility Criteria

Highlights of CLAT 2020

Exam LevelNational
Conducting BodyNational University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
Official Websiteclat.ac.in
Exam PeriodicityYearly
Exam DateSecond week of May 2020
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline, i.e. pen-paper mode
NLUs seat intake2984 – CheckCLAT Seat Matrix

Note: CLAT Counselling will be conducted in First week of June 2020. The admission will be granted based on the cutoff declared by the NLUs. Various PSUs also accept scores for recruitment. The post is for Legal Advisor at E 1 Level or Legal Executive Trainees. Check PSU Recruitment through CLAT

Trending Questions for CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)

Q. What is CLAT?

  • CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test.
  • It is the topmost law entrance examination conducted at the national level.
  • Each year, it is conducted by 19 law schools based on their establishment.
  • Intermediate graduates can apply for the LLB program, and Law graduates can apply for LLM programs.
  • Like CLAT, LSAT India is another top-notch exam which has joined the race of law examination. Know the Difference between CLAT and LSAT India?

 

 

CLAT Exam Pattern, CLAT Paper Pattern

 

 

Q. What programs are offered by the National Law Universities (NLUs)?

Law aspirants qualifying CLAT exam are eligible to secure admissions to the following programs:

BA LLB (Hons)BSc. LLB (Hons)
BBA LLB (Hons)BSW LLB (Hons)
B. Com LLB (Hons)LLM
  • The undergraduate programs will be for five years.
  • The postgraduate program will be for one year.

Q. How many students appeared for CLAT 2020?

  • CLAT 2020 witnessed record-breaking participation for the law entrance exam. Forty-five thousand forty aspirants appeared for the exam.
  • For CLAT 2020, nearly 47,106 candidates appeared for the law entrance exam.
  • The participation for this year is expected to be higher. The statistics for the same will be available shortly.

Check Other Decisions opted for CLAT 2020


CLAT 2020 Exam Dates

According to the official notification, tabulated below are the important dates of the CLAT exam:

EventDate 
CLAT 2020 Exam NotificationFirst week of January 2020
Availability of CLAT 2020 Application FormFirst week of January 2020
Last Date of filling Application FormLast week of March 2020
Availability of CLAT 2020 Admit Card

Third week of May 2020

CLAT Exam Date 2020Second week of May 2020
Uploading of Answer KeyThird week of May 2020
Declaration of CLAT 2020 Result (Merit List)Last week of May 2020
Publication of 1st Indicative Seat Allotment ListSecond week of June 2020
Payment of CLAT Counselling Fee (INR 50000)Third week of June 2020

Know More CLAT 2020 Exam Dates


CLAT Eligibility 2020

CLAT Core Committee defines the eligibility for UG and PG programs. The eligibility is measured on the following grounds:

For UG Program

  1. Age Limit: As per revised rules, there is no upper age limit for CLAT 2020.
  2. Academic Qualification: Candidate must have passed 10+2  or any equivalent examination.
  3. Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/ May 2020 are also eligible to appear in CLAT exam.  
Note: Candidates must convert their grades (if any) into a percentage for appearing in the examination.

For PG Program

  1. Age Limit: There is no upper age limit for the post-graduate program.
  2. Academic Qualification: Candidate must have an LLB or any other equivalent degree.
  3. Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2020 are also eligible to appear in the exam. However, they have to show a hard copy of the proof of their passing the qualifying examination in the respective National Law Universities at the time of admission.

Read More CLAT Eligibility


How to Fill CLAT Application Form 2020?

Registration window became functional from January 2020. Visit the CLAT Official Website to access the application form of the CLAT. Completing CLAT Registration primarily involves four steps – 

 

Step 1 – Filling Basic Information

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

 

CLATApplicationForm,CLATApplicationForm2018,CLAT2018ApplicationForm

 

Note: Enter Information carefully as it cannot be changed in later stages. Upon successful registration, the credentials will be sent to the registered E-mail and Mobile No.

Step 2 – Scanning and Uploading of Documents 

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. CheckPhoto and Signature Size Format

DocumentSize and Format
Photograph20 kb – 50 kb in JPEG only
Signature10 kb – 20 kb in JPEG only

Step 3 – Fill the CLAT Application Form

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:

  • Personal Details like name, DOB, mobile number, Parent’s name, Postal Address, Gender, category etc.
  • Qualification Details likemarks scored, percentage, passing year, Board name etc.
  • Preference for NLU as per your choice.

Step 4 – Payment of CLAT Application Fee

  • The final step is to pay the stipulated application fee.
  • It can be paid via online (Debit/Credit or Net Banking) or offline (Bank Challan).

Tabulated below is the application fee for each category:

CategoryApplication Fee (INR)
General/OBC/PWD/NRI4000
SC/ST/BPL3500
Note No hard copy of the online form and information brochure will be sold to any candidate under any circumstances.

CLAT Admit Card 2020

CLAT Admit Card released on Third week of May 2020 for successfully registered candidates. A valid photo ID proof (Aadhar Card/Voter ID/ Passport/Driving license) along with CLAT Admit Card is mandatory at the examination center.  

How to Download CLAT Admit Card?

Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT, i.e. clat.ac.in

Step 2: Click on ‘Download Admit Card’ tab.

Step 3: Enter Registered E-mail ID and Password

Step 4: Click on Login/ Submit tab. 

 

Step 5: Check and download the hall ticket.

Note In case a candidate forgets his/ her password; then there is another tab ‘Forget Password’. Click on the same and fill in the required fields.

CLAT Exam Pattern 

The national law entrance exam will be of two hours duration. The offline mode exam will have 200 objective type questions. Highlights of the exam pattern of CLAT is as follows:  

  • Mode of Examination: Offline
  • Number of Sections: In LLB- 5 Sections and In LLM – 3 sections
  • Nature of Questions: Objective type (MCQs)
  • Total Questions: 200 Questions in LLB and 150 Questions in LLM
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark of each question
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deducted for a wrong answer

Exam Pattern for LLB

  • For undergraduate courses, the question paper will contain five sections namely – English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
  • For every correct answer, a candidate will be awarded one mark, and the ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

The section-wise distribution in the question paper is mentioned below:

SUBJECTSNO. OF QUESTIONSMAXIMUM MARKS
English (including comprehension)4040
General Knowledge & Current Affairs5050
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)2020
Legal Aptitude5050
Logical Reasoning4040
Total200 questions200 marks
 

Exam Pattern for LLM

  • As per CLAT Paper Pattern, the postgraduate courses will contain three sections namely Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.
  • The question paper for postgraduate courses will have a total of 150 multiple choice questions.
  • In the LLM admission test, some subjective portion would also be included in 2020. 
  • The details of the subjective portion will be worked out by the CLAT Executive Committee.

Distribution of questions in each section is indicated in the table below:

SUBJECTSNO. OF QUESTIONSMAXIMUM MARKS
Constitutional Law5050
Jurisprudence5050
Rest of the topics like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.5050
Total150150

 

 


CLAT Syllabus

NLU Odisha, Cuttack has released 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

The questions in this section are from comprehension and grammar. They are designed to test a candidate’s aptitude in English. In the comprehension section, candidates are evaluated based on their understanding of the passage, its central theme, the meaning of words etc. In the grammar section, candidates are required to spot the errors, fill in the blanks with an appropriate choice etc. 

Section 2: General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Candidates are tested based on their awareness of national and international issues including static General Knowledge. It is important to keep oneself up-to-date with the news and other topics discussed in the print and digital media from January 2020 to April 2020.

Section 3: Mathematics

In this section, candidate’s aptitude for elementary Mathematics, i.e. Math taught up to Class 10 will be tested.

Section 4: Legal Aptitude

The section tests candidate’s interest in the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. The official website stats – ‘Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions (described in the paper), 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 theatre across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.’

Section 5: Logical Reasoning

The questions are designed to test candidate’s ability to identify patterns, rectify illogical arguments and relevant links. They will be framed around syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.


CLAT Books and Preparation Tips

The first step for preparation is to know about the paper pattern and syllabus of the exam. For undergraduate courses, students have to prepare five subjects namely English Comprehension, Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge & Current affairs, Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning. Out of all the sections,  Legal Aptitude is the most important section. For preparing this section, you can refer “Universal Guide to CLAT or A.P. Bhardwaj CLAT guide”. Do read newspapers regularly to prepare for current awareness questions. For elementary mathematics prepare syllabus of class 9th & 10th. In English comprehension, there will be 4-5 short passages on which around 20-22 questions will be asked 7-8 questions is based on antonyms & synonyms and rest questions will be on Grammar. For this, you can practice previous year mock test papers. You can also prepare these topics on online tutorials available for CLAT. Check Preparation tips for CLAT

Here we have compiled a small list of books which can prove to be helpful during your CLAT preparation:-

CLAT Books

CLAT BOOK NAMEAUTHOR/PUBLICATION
The Complete Success Package – CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2020Arihant  Experts
Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning For the CLAT and LL.B. Entrance ExaminationsA. P. Bhardwaj
The Pearson Guide to the CLATHarsh Gagrani
CLAT Solved & Previous Year PaperA. P. Bhardwaj

CLAT Answer Keys

The final answer keys for CLAT will be released on the official website. Candidates can access the answer Keys by entering their email id and password. Below given are the steps to check the answer keys:

Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT 2020 i.e. clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in.

Step 2: On the right side, a table of Important links will be there with the first link as ‘Click here to view Question and Answer Keys’. Click on it.

 

Step 3: A new page will appear, where a candidate has to provide his/her Registered Email ID and Password. Then click on the ‘Login’ tab.

 

Step 4: Post that a new window will appear in which five tabs will be displayed. Click on ‘Candidate Response’ tab. Here, the answer keys will be displayed. 

 

In this sheet, the candidate will be able to see the responses which they got right and wrong. The response sheet will have the following details:

  • Participant ID 
  • Participant Name
  • Test Center Name
  • Test Date
  • Test Time
  • Subject (CLAT 2020 UG/ CLAT 2020 PG)
  • Marks Obtained
  • Questions with correct answers 
  • Marks obtained as per the Questions

Download CLAT 2020 Answer Keys PDFs

Answer Keys for 5-year law program:

SeriesQuestion PaperAnswer Keys
Series AClick HereClick Here
Series BClick HereClick Here
Series CClick HereClick Here
Series DClick HereClick Here

Answer Keys for LLM Program:

SeriesQuestion PaperAnswer Keys
Series AClick HereClick Here
Series BClick HereClick Here
Series CClick HereClick Here
Series DClick HereClick Here

Results/ Scorecard

Visit CLAT Official Website to check the results, carrying the qualifying status of candidates in CLAT 2020. Enter the registered Email ID and Password to access CLAT Results. The document is released in the form of scorecard containing – 

  • CLAT Scores
  • All India Rank (AIR)
  • Category Rank in CLAT

Steps to check Results

Step 1: Go to the official website of the Common Law Admission Test (clat.ac.in)

Step 2: Click on ‘Result’ tab.

Step 3: Enter your Registration No./ Roll No., DOB (dd/mm/yyyy) and security code.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Login’ tab.

Step 5: View your results.

Important Points related to CLAT Results:

  • NLU Authorities prepare the results.
  • It is compiled based on a candidate’s score in the law entrance exam.
  • The authorities also issue a merit list.
  • It will include state merit list and India merit lists.
  • These lists are prepared as per candidate’s category, like, Unreserved/SC/ST/OBC/Women/SAP for CLAT 2020 exam.
Note: NLU Delhi does not accept CLAT Scores as they have their admission procedure.

CLAT Cut Off

With the increase in the number of test takers every year, the cut off also increases. This year it is expected to increase by 5 % to 10%. The statistics are declared by  CLAT Participating institutes individually.

  • Cut off is the minimum score that needs to be secured to participate in the counselling procedure. 
  • CLAT Cut Off forms the basis of counselling and seat allotment. 

The stats are calculated considering multiple factors listed below:

  • The difficulty level of the paper,
  • Availability of seats,
  • Average marks scored in the test
  • Total test population. 

CLAT Cut Off

CNLU Patna conducted CLAT 2018, and NUALS Kochi conducted CLAT 2019. Tabulated below is the first rank list:

National Law University NameNLU Cut off 2019NLU Cut off 2018
NLSIU Bangalore131 – 132139.5
NALSAR Hyderabad128 – 129132.75
WBNUJS Kolkata125 – 126124
NLIU Bhopal119 – 120119.75
NLU Jodhpur122 – 123119
GNLU Gandhinagar117 – 118116.75
HNLU Raipur113 – 114112.5
RMLNLU Lucknow112 – 113112.25
RGNUL Punjab111 – 112107.5
MNLU Mumbai115 – 116106.5
CNLU Patna109 – 110101.75
NLUO Odisha109 – 110101.25
NUALS Kochi109 – 110100.75
NUSRL Ranchi108 – 109100.5
NLUJA Assam(-)99.75

TNNLS Tiruchirappalli

106 – 10799.25
DSNLU Visakhapatnam106 – 10799.25
MNLU Nagpur105 – 10699
HPNLU(-)(-)

CLAT Counselling 2020 

Latest: Official CLAT 2020 Counselling Guidelines – Click Here

  • The CLAT Office will conduct the centralised counselling.
  • Candidates will be allocated seats as per ‘merit-cum-preference’ basis. 
  • Candidate must indicate their NLUs preference online where they want to take admission. 
  • Candidates have to deposit INR 50,000 for securing allotted seat during counselling procedure.

How to Attend CLAT Counselling?

Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT and click on ‘CLAT Counselling 2020’ link.

Step 2: Provide login details including User Id/ Registration Id and Password.

Step 3: Click on ‘Counselling’ tab.

Step 4: Go through the indicative seat allotment list of NLUs.

Step 5: Pay the requisite amount of CLAT 2020 counselling fee (applicable to only those candidates who have their names in the indicative list for the first time).

Step 6: Exercise ‘Seat Lock’ option given against the allotted NLU.

Step 7: Save a copy of the NLU seat allotted list. Click on Logout option

Documents Required for Counselling

  • CLAT 2020 Application Form
  • CLAT 2020 Admit Card
  • CLAT 2020 Score Card
  • Class 10th Marks-sheet (Date of Birth proof)
  • Class 12th Marks-sheet (Academic Qualification/ Eligibility Criteria)
  • Caste Certificate (If applicable)
  • Specially-Abled Certificate (If applicable)
  • NRI Certificate (If applicable)
  • Sponsored NRI Certificate (If applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (If applicable) 

Read More about CLAT 2020 Counselling


CLAT 2020 FAQs

Ques. When is CLAT exam conducted every year?

Ans. The Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is held on the second Sunday of May every year. Nearly 50 thousand candidates register online for the law entrance examination.

Ques. What is the age wise eligibility to appear for CLAT Exam?

Ans. From the year 2016, the authorities removed the upper age limit. But, the lower age limit to apply online is below 20 years of age as on 1st July 2020 (22 years in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disability candidates).CheckCLAT Eligibility

Ques. Is there an option to write CLAT in offline mode?

Ans. Yes, from 2020 onwards, the examination will be conducted in pen-paper mode, i.e. offline mode. Earlier, the examination was conducted in computer-based mode.

Ques. Is there any requirement of computer skills for appearing in CLAT 2020?

Ans. Law aspirants’ appearing for CLAT only needs to operate the computer mouse.

Ques. How many seats are there in National Law Universities?

Ans. For the year 2020, there are 19 NLUs offering admissions to law aspirants as per candidates score in CLAT 2020. The National Law Universities will offer a total of 2984 seats. As two new NLUs have been added, the number of seats has also increased.CheckCLAT Reservation.

Ques. Can a student apply to any other Law School / University using CLAT Score?

Ans. Yes, students can apply to several other private colleges using CLAT score. Some of the top Law Schools/ Universities, which accept CLAT Scores, are listed below.

  • Alliance University, Bangalore
  • Asian Law College, Noida
  • Amity University, UP
  • Azim Premji University, Bangalore
  • Delhi Institute of Rural Development, Holambi, Delhi
  • Institute of Law, Nirma University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
  • School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  • Manipal University, Jaipur
  • REVA University, Bangalore
  • SRM University, Delhi NCR

CheckCLAT Participating Universities

Ques. What are the other major Law Entrance Exams for Law at the undergraduate level?

Ans. Some of the other major law entrance exams in India are listed below:

  • AILET
  • SET
  • IPUCET
  • KLSAT
  • LSAT-India
  • Christ CET
  • ULSAT
  • Army Law School Entrance Test
  • Jamia Millia Islamia University, Faculty of Law – Common Entrance Test

Ques. If I do not clear the minimum CLAT Cut off 2020, will I still be eligible for final admissions?

Ans. No, it is necessary to qualify the minimum cut off for CLAT for further admission procedure. Failing in this step will make you ineligible to get admissions in any of the law schools accepting CLAT Scores.

Ques. When and how will I receive my CLAT Admit Card 2020?

Ans. Candidates who registered successfully will be issued their admit card online at clat.ac.in. The document will not be sent via post. Last date to download it is May 15, 2020.Know DetailsCLAT Admit Card

Ques. In case I lose or misplace my admit card at the exam center, can I download it later?

Ans. Yes, you must contact the concerned authorities and report the incident to them. They will help you with downloading the duplicate admit card.

Ques. On what occasions do students need to make payments on the CLAT website?

Ans. In the entire procedure for getting finally enrolled in the NLUs, candidates have to make payments on the following occasions:

  1. Submitting the Online Application Form
  2. If interested in downloading the Previous Year’s Question papers and
  3. While participating in the counselling session.

Ques. Will I be given extra sheets/ papers for calculations/ rough work?

Ans. Yes, candidates appearing for the law entrance examination will be given sheets for rough work or calculations at the exam center by the invigilators. However, no candidate can carry his or her notebooks or copies for any rough work.

Ques. How does CLAT Committee decide which NLU will hold the law exam?

Ans. The order is decided as per the NLU’s year of establishment.

Ques. Can you list down the items that are banned from being carried at CLAT Exam Center 2020?

Ans. Listed below are the items or material that are strictly prohibited at the centre:

  • Mobile Phones
  • Books/ chits/ sheets
  • Electronic Gadgets
  • Watches
  • Calculator
  • Stationary

Ques. Which are the colleges, which offer placements with salaries of 10 Lakh – 14 Lakh per annum?

Ans. Colleges, which offer placements with salaries of 10 Lakh – 14 Lakh per annum are:

  1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
  2. NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad
  3. The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata

Ques. Which are the colleges, which offer placements with salaries of 7 Lakh – 10 Lakh per annum?

Ans. Colleges that offer placements with salaries of 7 Lakh – 10 Lakh per annum are:

  1. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
  2. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
  3. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
  4. National Law University, Delhi
  5. Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  6. Symbiosis Law School, Noida
  7. Government Law College, Mumbai
  8. Indian Law Society, Pune

Ques. Who are the major Law Firms who recruit from National Law Universities?

Ans. The major Law Firms who recruit from National Law Universities are:

  1. Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co
  2. AZB & Partners
  3. Khaitan & Co
  4. J Sagar Associates
  5. Luthra & Luthra
  6. Trilegal
  7. Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
  8. Nishith Desai Associates
  9. Anand and Anand
  10. Desai & Diwanji
  11. Economic Laws Practice
  12. Wadia Ghandy & Co
  13. Phoenix Legal
  14. DSK Legal
  15. Fox Mandal

Ques. Who are the major MNCs who recruit from National Law Universities?

Ans. The major MNCs who recruit from National Law Universities are:

  1. ITC Ltd.
  2. SAIL
  3. ICICI Bank
  4. HDFC Bank
  5. Unilever
  6. P & G
  7. Nestle
  8. Tata
  9. Infosys

Ques. Is there any arrangement for SAPs or PwDs?

Ans. Yes, there are arrangements made for the categories. They are as follows:

  • They can opt either to arrange for his/ her scribe or to make a request to the CLAT office to provide one for them.
  • They will be entitled to a compensatory time of 40 minutes.

Check Guidelines for using Scribe in CLAT

Ques. How can I get past years CLAT question papers?

Ans. The past years CLAT question papers will be available at clat.ac.in. To download the previous year papers, a requisite fee need to be paid. For this year, INR 400 needs to be paid to access the papers.

Ques. Other than CLAT which other Law Exams should be kept in mind?

Ans. Apart from CLAT, there are various other state and a national level law examination that one should be aware of. They are as follows:

  1. AILET – All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admission in National Law University (NLU), Delhi.
  2. Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) conducted by the Symbiosis International University to get admission into Symbiosis Law School.
  3. CET IPU – The Common Entrance test conducted by Indraprastha University, Delhi for various law colleges situated in Delhi and NCR including Amity Noida.
  4. LSAT-India is a standardised test adopted as an admissions criterion by multiple law colleges across India.

Ques. What is the meaning of ‘Merit-cum-Preference’ basis in CLAT Counselling?

Ans. The term means that the allotment of seats will be given as per the candidate’s score in CLAT 2020 and the order of preference given by them at the time of registration. 

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