CLAT 2020 (Common Law Admission Test) 2020
Exam Date: Exam State: All India Last Date: 10/07/2020
Exam Details:

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered by 22 National Law Universities around the country.
CLAT is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of the representative universities.

The Consortium of National Law Universities  aim to improve the standard of legal education in the country and justice system. It was established on 19th August, 2017. It has a head quarters in NLSIU, Bengaluru.

The Consortium is intended to provide for better coordination amongst National Law Schools to achieve highest standards of legal education in the country. 21 National Law Universities have joined the Consortium as founder members.

CLAT 2020 Exam is Offline.

Participating Universities

  1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
  2. National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad
  3. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata
  5. National Law University (NLU), 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), Punjab
  10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
  11. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
  12. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
  13. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
  14. National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
  16. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli
  17. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
  18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
  19. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad
  20. Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HNLU), Shimla
  21. Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur

Pattern of Question Papers for admission to UG Program in CLAT 2020

(a) Maximum Marks : 200

(b) Duration of CLAT 2020 Exam : 02:00 Hours

(c) Multiple-Choice Questions : 200 questions of one mark each

(d) Subject areas with weightage:

  1. English including Comprehension : 40 Marks
  2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs : 50 Marks
  3. Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) : 20 Marks
  4. Legal Aptitude : 50 Marks
  5. Logical Reasoning : 40 Marks

(e) Negative Marking : 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer.

The CLAT 2020 examination will be held in OFFLINE mode

Pattern of Question Papers for admission to PG Program in CLAT 2020

(a) Maximum Marks : 150

(b) Duration of CLAT 2020 Exam : 02:00 Hours

(c) Multiple-Choice Questions : 150 questions of one mark each  Questions will be asked from the following areas of law:

  1. Constitutional Law : 50
  2. Jurisprudence : 50
  3. Other law subjects : 50

such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights

(e)  Negative Marking : 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Eligibility:

UG Program

Age: No upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2020

Candidate must have to pass 10+2 with minimum percentage of marks as follows-

  • 45%  marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
  • 40% marks in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.

Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April, 2020 are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2020 online examination.

In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:

Higher marks in the component /section on legal aptitude in the CLAT 2020 exam;

Higher age;

Computerised draw of lots.

 

PG Program

Age: No upper age limit for PG Programme in CLAT 2020.

 Candidate must have to pass  LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.) any other equivalent exam with minimum percentage of marks as follows

  • 55% marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
  • 50% marks in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.

In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by procedure and order as under:

Higher age, Computerized draw of lots.

How To Apply:

The applications has to be submitted ONLINE only from website clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in

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. 

Documents to be uploaded with the Online Application

  • Front facing passport size recent photograph with plain background
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Category certificate if you are applying under SC/ST/OBC
  • Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are applying if candidate is P.W.D
  • Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are coming under BPL category
  • Relevant certificate for your respective State of Domicile. Issued by revenue department/taluk office. Please note that this upload is optional at the time of application. However, you will need to produce this document at the time of admission, if you are claiming reservation under the domicile category.

Application Fee

For General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates: Rs.4,000/-

For SC/ST/BPL category candidates: Rs.3,500/-

The cost of previous years' question papers is Rs.500/- (not included in the CLAT-2019 application fee of Rs.4,000/- or Rs.3,500/- as the case may be.)

The candidates themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online. The actual bank transaction charges will be displayed in the payment gateway page after you choose the mode of payment.

Application Fees is non-refundable.

Important Dates:

CLAT 2020 Dates

CLAT  2020 

To be Notified

Application invites

01 January 2020

Last date to submit application

10 July 2020

Declaration of final result

24 May 2020

Comments:
Contact
CLAT Consortium of NLU
P.O. Bag 7201
Nagarbhavi
Bangalore - 560 072
Karnnataka, India
Email: lat2019@nls.ac.in, clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in
Ph No: +91 97415 21069, 94825 67257 (Bengaluru), +91 84807 18979 (Odisha)
website: https://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in
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