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CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2020


    It is a national level leading law entrance examination for admission to 22 National Law Universities (NLU) in India. The examination was scheduled on 28 September 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak. Candidates who were suspected with COVID-19 were not allowed to appear for the CLAT 2020 examination as per the guidelines of the Government of India. This measure is taken for the safety of other candidates who appeared in the examination.

    The CLAT 2020 consists of the following four steps:
  • 1. Registration - Candidates have to apply online on CLAT official website- https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in
  • 2. Online exam- It is of 2 types:
  • Under Graduate (UG) Program
  • Post Graduate (PG) Program
  • 1. The result- It will be declared on the official website in the form of merit list.
  • 2. Counselling/Admission- It is done after the declaration of results and seat allocation is done based on merit preference as per schedule.

Exam Notifications


Overview of CLAT

    CLAT

    Common Law Admission Test

    Type of Exam

    Online Computer Based Test
    Administrator CLAT Consortium, Bar council of India
    Purpose of CLAT Entrance to NLU, Self-financed law college and PSUs
    Duration of exam 2 Hours
    Validity of score card One year
    Offered Annually
    Language English
    Qualification Rate 3%
    Official website https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in
    Participating National Law Universities:

    There are 22 NLIUs around the country for admission to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes.

    S No.

    University

    City

    1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bengaluru
    2 NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad
    3 National Law Institute University (NLIU) Bhopal
    4 The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS) 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 Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU) Lucknow
    9 Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala, Punjab
    10 Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna
    11 National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi
    12 National Law University Odisha (NLUO) Odisha, Cuttack
    13 National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL) Ranchi
    14 National Law School and Judicial Academy (NLUJA) Guwahati, Assam
    15 Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) Visakhapatnam
    16 Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU) 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 (HPNLU) Shimla
    21 Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU) Jabalpur
    22 Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU) Sonipat, Haryana

        

    CLAT Notification 2020

    The notification page of PRAADIS keeps you informed with all the latest updates related to the CLAT-UG & PG exam. This page will help you with exam pattern, syllabus, marking scheme of the exam, important dates of the exam and latest news for the counselling, result and cut-off marks. This app allows aspirants to learn extensively and enhance their ability to learn and memorize.

    CLAT 2020 Updates
  • Release of CLAT 2020 Results
  • CLAT 2020 - Counselling invite list - UG
  • CLAT 2020 - Counselling invite list - PG
  • Consolidated All India Merit List - CLAT 2020 - UG
  • Consolidated All India Merit List - CLAT 2020 - PG
  • Ist Provisional Seat Allotment
  • Latest news
  • COVID-19 were not permitted to take the CLAT 2020 exam
  • 1st provisional seat allotment was done

        

Application Form and Process:

    Registration Process of CLAT 2020: Registration process is done in 4 steps:-

    1. Visit CLAT 2020 official website-
  • https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/
  • 2. Click on New Registration- The registration form opens below:
  • 3. Enter details like- Name, Mobile number, Create New Password and Confirm Password
  • 4. Click on Register
  • 5. The candidate will receive OTP while entering the mobile number at the time of generation.
  • 6. Enter OTP, then Submit
  • 7. Application form opens:
  • 8. Enter Personal Details, contact information, academic details, work experience, program preference, and exam centre preference
  • 9. Documents upload
  • Front-facing passport size recent photograph with a plain background
  • Signature
  • Category certificate if a candidate is under SC/ST/OBC category
  • Relevant certificate of competent authority if a candidate is P.W.D
  • Relevant certificate of competent authority if a candidate is under the BPL category
  • Original document or certificates
  • Attested Photograph and Signature
  • All documents to be uploaded in PDF format only.
  • 10. Payment procedure:
  • Mode of Payment

    Online

    Application Fees For General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates Rs.4,000/-
    Application fee for SC/ST/BPL category Rs.3,500/-
    Previous years question papers Rs.500/-
    Refund Process Application Fees is Non-refundable
    Counselling Fess 50000(Adjustable at the time of admission to the university)

        

CLAT 2020 Exam and Important Event Dates
    Application Date 01-01-2020
    Application Last Date 01-07-2020
    CLAT 2020 Examination 28-09-2020
    Provisional Answer Key Upload 28-09-2020
    Inviting Objections 28-09-2020
    Objections Last Date 29-09-2020
    Amended Answer key Date 03-10-2020
    Declaration of Result 05-10-2020
    Payment of counselling fees 06-10-2020 to 07-10-2020
    Counselling/Admission 09-10-2020 to 15-10-2020
    Note: Candidates are requested to pay Rs. 50000, at the time of counselling which will be adjustable at the time of admission fee payable at the University.

        

Eligibility Criteria

    Eligibility

    Under Graduate

    Post Graduate

    Age Limit No upper age limit No upper age limit
    Minimum Qualification 10+2 or equivalent- General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories-45% of marks SC/ST categories-40% of marks LLB degree or equivalent-General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories -50% of marks SC/ST categories-45% of marks
    Qualifying Examination to appear in CLAT 2020 March/April, 2020 April/May 2020
    TIE Breaker Rules- In case of equal marks i. Higher marks in the component / section on legal aptitude in the CLAT 2020 exam;
    ii. Higher age;
    iii. Computerised draw of lots.
    i. Higher age
    ii. Computerised draw of lots.
    Result of Qualifying Exam 10+2 or Equivalent course mark sheet will be submitted at the time of admission LLB or Equivalent result will be submitted before applying
    Nationality Indian Nationals
    NRI
    Foreign Nationals- Direct contact the concerned universities for taking admission
    Indian Nationals
    NRI
    Foreign Nationals- Direct contact the concerned universities for taking admission

        

CLAT Admit Card 2020
  • Candidate can download admit card by logging into his/her account. That date on which admit card will be available will be intimated on CLAT 2020 official website:
  • https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
  • Process of downloading admit card
  • https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/
  • To download e-Admit card, candidates will require Registration id followed by Date of Birth (DD-MM-YY)
  • Enter captcha word, then log in.
  • In case of any discrepancy in downloading admit card, candidates can reach out to below contact details for help: 08047162020 or email at clat@consortiumofnlus.ac.in from 10 am to 5 pm on all working days
  • Instructions to candidates
  • The examination centre in the admit card will not be changed in any circumstances.
  • Candidates are required to carry documents like, CLAT Admit Card, duly filled and signed medical self-declaration, and a valid original photo identity card (Aadhaar Card, Ration Card, PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID, Driving License, or other government authorized document) that is not expired to the exam centre. Admit card, medical self-declaration and ID proof verification will be done at the entrance of the examination centre.
  • Candidates are allowed to bring any rough sheet. Candidates will get the Rough Blank Sheet from the examination centre.
  • Candidates are required to write the roll number in the blank rough sheet. After the examination, those rough sheets will be dropped in the drop-box of the examination centre.
  • PWD candidates opted for scribe have to bring their PWD certificates along with educational qualifications and identity of the scribe at the examination centre.
  • Candidates are required to sign on the admit card in front of invigilator as signed in the online application form.
  • Candidate should all the personal belonging outside the exam hall at their own risk.
  • Candidates can visit the centre in advance only up to the main entrance gate.
  • Mapping of room number or lab of the candidate is done, once the verification of admit card and ID proof is completed at the entrance.

        

CLAT Exam Pattern 2020

    Under Graduate (UG Exam Pattern): In Under Graduate exam, the total number of questions 150 of one mark each, Maximum marks is 150, Duration of Exam is 2 hours, and negative marking is 0.25 for each incorrect answer. Question paper is Objective type.

    Subject

    Number of Questions

    Percentage weightage

    Maximum Marks

    English Language 28-32 20% 28-32 marks
    Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 35-39 25% 35-39 marks
    Legal Reasoning 35-39 25% 35-39 marks
    Logical Reasoning 28-32 20% 28-32 marks
    Quantitative Techniques 13-17 10% 13-17 marks
    Total 150 100% 150 marks

    Post Graduate Exam Pattern: In Post Graduate Exam, Duration of hours is 2 hours, Total number of questions 120 of one mark each and negative marking is 0.25 for each incorrect answer. Question paper is Objective type.

    Subject

    Number of Questions

    Maximum Marks

    Constitutional Law 60 60
    Other areas of law such as Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law 60 60
    Total 120 120

        

CLAT Syllabus 2020
    Under Graduate Syllabus
  • English Language
  • Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • English Language

    In this section of the UG-CLAT 2020, you will be provided passages of about 450 words each. These passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing, and would be of a standard that a 12th standard student may be able to read in about 5-7 minutes.

    Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your comprehension and language skills, including your abilities to:

  • Read and comprehend the main point discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
  • Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage;
  • Summarise the passage;
  • Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage; and
  • Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage.
  • Current Affairs Including General Knowledge

    In this section, you will be provided passages of up to 450 words each. The passages will be derived from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing. The questions may include an examination of legal information or knowledge discussed in or related to the passage, but would not require any additional knowledge of the law beyond the passage.

    Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge, including:

  • Contemporary events of significance from India and the world;
  • Arts and culture;
  • International affairs; and
  • Historical events of continuing significance.
  • Legal Reasoning

    In this section, you will be expected to read passages of around 450 words each. The passages may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. You will not require any prior knowledge of law. You will benefit from a general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues to better apply general principles or propositions to the given fact scenarios.

    Each passage would be followed by a series of questions that will require you to:

  • Identify and infer the rules and principles set out in the passage;
  • Apply such rules and principles to various fact situations; and
  • Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.
  • Logical Reasoning

    The Logical Reasoning section of the UG-CLAT 2020 will include a series of short passages of about 300 words each. Each passage will be followed by one or more questions that will require you to:

  • Recognize an argument, its premises and conclusions;
  • Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage;
  • Critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence;
  • Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations;
  • Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.
  • Quantitative Techniques

    The Quantitative Techniques section of the UG-CLAT 2020 will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. You will be required to derive information from such passages, graphs, or other representations, and apply mathematical operations on such information.

    The questions will require you to:

  • Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and
  • Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.
  • Post Graduate Syllabus
  • Constitutional Law
  • 2. Other areas of law such as Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law

        

CLAT 2020 Reference Books:
    Aptitude/Mathematics:
  • Quantitative aptitude by RS Agarwal
  • Magic book on quicker Maths
  • Mathematics for CLAT by Shailesh Kumar
  • English:
  • Norman Lewis' Word power made easy
  • Pearson's Objective English
  • RK Gupta's English for CLAT
  • Wren & Martin's High School English Grammar and Composition
  • Arihant's Objective General English by SP Bakshi
  • Legal Aptitude:
  • LST'S Legal Reasoning Module
  • Legal Aptitude by RK Gupta
  • Legal Aptitude for CLAT: A Workbook by AP Bhardwaj
  • Logical Reasoning:
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
  • RK Gupta's Logical Reasoning
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs:
  • Lucent's General Knowledge 2019
  • General Knowledge by Edgar Thorpe
  • Arihant's General Knowledge 2019
  • Manorama Yearbook 2019

        

CLAT 2020 Expected Cut off

    CLAT 2020 cut off is done based on the difficulty of the exam, the total number of candidates appearing in the exam, the total number of seats and the previous year's cut off.

    The Cut-off will be different of each NLU.

    CLAT-UG expected opening & closing cut-off of top 5 universities:

    Colleges

    Opening cut-off

    Closing cut-off

    National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru

    119.5

    120.5

    NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

    114

    115

    National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

    107

    108

    The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata

    112

    113

    National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur

    109

    111

    The top 3 scores of CLAT-UG merit list candidates:
  • 1. C028010109- 127.25 marks
  • 2. C028010463- 120.75 marks
  • 3. C028040254- 120.25 marks
  • CLAT- UG 2019 Cut-off- General Category

    S No.

    University

    City

    Round 1

    Round 2

    Round 3

    1

    National Law School of India University (NLSIU)

    Bengaluru

    50

    114

    136

    2

    NALSAR University of Law

    Hyderabad

    88

    200

    219

    3

    National Law Institute University (NLIU)

    Bhopal

    141

    297

    321

    4

    The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS)

    Kolkata

    624

    398

    442

    5

    National Law University (NLU)

    Jodhpur

    213

    446

    513

    6

    Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU)

    Raipur

    290

    505

    680

    7

    Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)

    Gandhinagar

    259

    470

    580

    8

    Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU)

    Lucknow

    90

    122

    -

    9

    Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL)

    Patiala, Punjab

    311

    538

    683

    11

    National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS)

    Kochi

    350

    583

    723

    12

    National Law University Odisha (NLUO)

    Odisha, Cuttack

    385

    621

    764

    13

    National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL)

    Ranchi

    387

    586

    753

    14

    National Law School and Judicial Academy (NLUJA)

    Guwahati, Assam

    417

    650

    788

    15

    Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU)

    Visakhapatnam

    419

    649

    773

    16

    Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU)

    Tiruchirappalli

    399

    625

    734

    17

    Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU)

    Mumbai

    228

    476

    649

    18

    Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU)

    Nagpur

    353

    622

    733

        

CLAT Previous Year Question Papers

    The previous year question paper gives you an overview of the questions and difficulty level of the test. This will help you to get confidence as well as help you manage your time during the exam to complete the paper on time. In an application form of CLAT, you will get an option to buy previous years question paper worth Rs. 500, which is entirely optional.

    It provides a platform for knowing how questions are set. Previous year papers will help you understand the format and pattern of the questions, weightage of the question, and thus, your strategy for the exam will be developed.

    Therefore, please do not consider the previous year's question papers as the least important, as they can become a treasure to get a better percentage when appropriately used.

    Preparation Tips to Ace CLAT 2020
    Plan your study smartly
  • A study plan is an organized program that outlines study time and learning goals. Along with the work or school schedule, college students should develop a schedule that sets the time devoted to study each week. Planning your study is important because you need self-discipline and determination to complete your studies without an instructor.
  • Identify your best time to study.
    Use a calendar to block all your permanent commitments, including classes, work and extracurricular activities. This practice will allow you to see how much time is already being spoken, and how much time you have for studying.
    Stick to your study schedule
  • There are many distractions in our mind that we study something else which is not according to the schedule we have set. But this will mean that whatever study plan we have scheduled for us will get disturbed. Therefore, the study schedule we have prepared/planned for ourselves will be sustained.
  • Analyse previous years' question papers and take ample of mock tests:
  • The best way to prepare for your exam is to solve as many previous years' papers and mock tests as possible and analyse them to improve your skills and abilities. This medium will give you an idea of the exam pattern, its weightage, the difficulty level of the questions. It will also help to provide an easy hook on the puzzling questions. While solving the mock test and previous year's paper, we get to know how much time we take for a single question and which our weak zone is. Therefore, aspirants must solve ample of papers and mock tests.
  • Consistency
  • Throughout consistency is required when you are preparing for any competitive exams. You cannot take things lightly and disturb your curriculum by thinking that you will complete the syllabi later at the time of the exam. This casual attitude towards your preparation will lead to failure. So, consistency in your daily sitting and strategies you prepare for the exam is must to ace your CLAT Exam.
  • Identify weaknesses and strength.
  • If you want to clear the CLAT exam, then the candidates need to identify weaknesses and strengths. Focus on your weakness will help you in gaining your strength. Solving multiple mock tests and previous years question paper will help you to identify your weakness. Regular practice on those weaknesses will help you a lot to face the exam.
  • All the Best.

        

CLAT Result 2020

    The result of CLAT was declared on 05-10-2020 on the official website of CLAT. The scorecard has been released that contains details like sectional and overall marks, AIR, CR. The merit list of the candidate has also been released that includes details like Roll number of the candidate, marks and category. The counselling is done as per the merit lists.

    Candidate can directly log in to their account to download the scorecard or download by below procedure:

  • 1.  Click on
  • 2. Enter CLAT Application Number / Admit Card Number
  • 3. Then Date of Birth
  • 4. Print scorecard.

        

CLAT FAQs ?

    What is CLAT?

    CLAT is a Common Law Admission Test. It is a national level leading law entrance examination for admission to 22 National Law Universities (NLU) in India.

    When was CLAT exam scheduled?

    The CLAT exam was scheduled on 28 September 2020.

    From where aspirants can register for CLAT?

    Aspirants can register for CLAT from its official website website

    What is the purpose of CLAT?

    The purpose of CLAT is to get admission in NLU, Self-financed Law College and PSUs.

    What is the validity of CLAT exam scorecard?

    The validity of CLAT exam scorecard is one year.

    What is the educational qualification required for Under Graduate (UG) candidate to appear in the CLAT exam?

    The Minimum qualification for Under Graduate (UG) candidate is 10+2 or equivalent.

    What is the educational qualification required for Post Graduate (PG) candidate to appear in the CLAT exam?

    The Minimum qualification for Post Graduate (PG) candidate is LLB degree or equivalent.

    What is the age criteria to appear in the CLAT exam?

    As such, there is no age bar set to appear in the CLAT exam.

    What is the procedure of filling the application form?

    The procedure for filling the application form are as follows:
    1. Visit CLAT 2020 official
    website- /Click on New Registration.
    2. Enter name, mobile number, create a new password and confirm password.
    3. Click on Register
    4. The candidate will receive OTP while entering the mobile number at the time of generation.
    5. Enter OTP, then Submit
    6. Application form opens:
    7. Enter Personal Details, contact information, academic details, work experience, program preference, and exam centre preference.
    7. Enter Personal Details, contact information, academic details, work experience, program preference, and exam centre preference.
    8. Documents upload
    9. Payment

    Will CLAT exam has descriptive questions?

    No, CLAT exam has only objective type questions.

    What is the application fees for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates ?

    The application fees for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates is Rs.4000.

    What is the application fees for SC/ST/BPL candidates?

    the application fees for SC/ST/BPL candidates is Rs.3500.

    Will candidates get a refund of their application form?

    Application fees are non-refundable.

    From where candidates can download admit card?

    Candidate can download admit card from the official website of CLAT, i.e. https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in

    How CLAT admit card is downloaded?

    Admit card downloading procedure
    1. To download e-Admit card, candidates will require Registration id followed by Date of Birth (DD-MM-YY)
    2. Enter captcha word, then log in.
    3. After Logging in, you will find an option to download the admit card.

    Is there any dress code for the CLAT exam?

    Candidates are required to wear clothes with half sleeves.

    How is the CLAT exam selection process done?

    CLAT selection process: Registration√† Online exam A† Result A† Counselling.

    Are there any fees for counselling session of CLAT exam?

    Rs 50000 is to be paid for a counselling session of CLAT exam.

    What is the minimum percentage required for CLAT-UG exam?

    Minimum percentage required for CLAT- UG exam is 45% for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 40% for SC/ST categories.

    What is the minimum percentage required for CLAT-PG exam?

    Minimum percentage required for CLAT- PG exam is 50% for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 45% for SC/ST categories.

    Is there any negative marking in CLAT exam?

    Negative marking is 0.25 for each incorrect answer.

    What is the total number of question asked in CLAT-UG exam?

    The Total number of question asked is 150 in CLAT-UG exam.

    What is the total number of question asked in CLAT-PG exam?

    The Total number of question asked is 120 in CLAT-PG exam.

    What is the duration of the CLAT exam?

    The duration of CLAT exam is 2 hours.