CLAT 2020: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus


CLAT 2020 is one of the famous National Law Entrance Exams that is conducted by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) on a rotational basis. National Law University Odisha NLUO to conduct CLAT 2020 Examination. It is an All India Level Law Common Entrance Examination for the students aspiring to seek admissions in Integrated LL.B. and LL.M. program. The Common Law Admission Test takes place on the Second Sunday of May every year. Various private law colleges and government undertaking law colleges across the country consider CLAT Scores for offering admissions to the aspirants. The aspiring candidates must read the below article for complete and detailed information related to CLAT 2020.

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Students can seek admissions into integrated programs like LL.B. and LL.M. The exam of CLAT 2020 will be managed by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies. In 2020, National Law University (NLU) Odisha will conduct the CLAT 2020 – Common Law Admission Test. CLAT Core Committee Consortium at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi announced this decision. To know more, visit the official website. The link for the same is given below.

CLAT 2020 Important Dates


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CLAT 2020 Exam Dates:

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Events Dates
Availability of Online Application Form January 2020
Online Fee Payment March 2020
Last date to submit the fee in the bank March 2020
Closing date of Application Submission along with an order of preferences for NLUs April 2020
Issue Date of CLAT Admit Card May 2020
Date of CLAT 2020 offline exam May 2020
Publishing of Answer Key May 2020
Representation, if any, relating to the exam, questions or key
June 2020
The date for uploading the amended answer key (if required)
June 2020
Result Announcement Date (issue of merit list) June 2020
Payment of counselling fee June 2020
2 Round of seat allotment list June 2020
Counselling fee payment June 2020
3 Round of seat allotment list June 2020
Payment of full fees by the candidates whose name appear for the first time in the third allotment list to the allotted Universities June 2020
Receiving status of admissions from the participating NLU (s) in the CLAT office July 2020

CLAT 2020 Application Form

Given below are the steps to fill the application form of CLAT 2020. Follow them to fill it.

  1. Firstly, the aspirants can fill the application form of CLAT 2020 only through online mode.
  2. Also, the online application form is available on the official website of CLAT from 13 January 2020.
  3. Firstly, the applicants need to register themselves on the website by making a LOGIN account using their E-Mail ID.
  4. The students also need to fill their preferences for National Law Universities while filling the online application form.
  5. The aspirants also need to upload their recent signature and photograph (30 mm X 45 mm) with the maximum permissible size of 100 KB.
  6. The applicants need not send any hard copy of the complete online application to the office of CLAT.

Application Fee

Category Application Form Fee
Unreserved / Other Backward Classes / Specially Abled Persons / Other Category Candidates Rs. 4,000 /-
Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes and BPL Categories Rs. 3,500 /-

Common-Law Admission Test 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit for UG course: The maximum permissible age limit of the applicant be less than or equal to 20 Years (as on 1 July 2020) (for Unreserved / Non-Residential Indians / Non-Residential Indian Sponsored Candidates) and 22 Years (Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Other Backward Classes / Specially Abled Persons).

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Age Limit for PG course: There is no maximum permissible age limit that is prescribed for Post Graduate Courses.

Qualifying Marks: For Undergraduate the minimum necessary marks are 45% (40% for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes). And for Postgraduation The minimum necessary marks are 55% (50% for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes).

Qualification Criteria: Following are the qualification criteria for UG & PG course.

Course Qualification Examination
Under Graduate The candidates who pass 10 + 2 or equivalent examination are eligible for the application.

The aspirants appearing in the qualifying examination in March 2020 / April 2020 will also be eligible for the examination. But, these candidates need to provide their proof of passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.

Post Graduate The candidates who have completed LL.B. / Five Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.) / Equivalent Examinations will be eligible for application.

The aspirants who are currently appearing in Final Semester Examination / Final Year Examination will also be eligible for the examination.

CLAT 2020 Admit Card

  • Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 Admit Card is available from 13 May 2020.
  • Applicants will be required to login to their registered accounts to download the Common Law Admission Test 2020 Admit card.
  • The law candidates must carry their Hall Ticket at the examination centre of the Common Law Admission Test.
  • Entry is prohibited without the CLAT Admit Card in the Examination Hall.
  • Moreover, applicants are also advised to check all the information mentioned on the CLAT Admit Card.
  • It is also advised to download and take a copy of Common Law Admission Test 2020 Admit card for future references.

CLAT 2020 Syllabus

The Common Law Admission Test 2020 syllabus of UG courses will include the following sections, i.e. English consist of Comprehension, General Knowledge, and Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning.

For PG courses, applicants can study from these sections, i.e. Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence & Other Law Subjects.

Briefing of Syllabus:

Subjects Syllabus
English including comprehension It consists of comprehension passages and grammar like the meaning of words used therein, understanding of the passage, fill up the blanks in sentences with proper words, correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, etc.
General Knowledge & Current Affairs It consists of general awareness like static general knowledge, questions on national and international current affairs, etc.
Mathematics Mathematics test will check the applicant’s knowledge of elementary mathematics(studied in class 10th).
Legal Aptitude Legal Aptitude test will be judged to check the interest of applicants towards the study of law, problem-solving ability, legal propositions (given in the paper), research aptitude etc.
Logical Reasoning It consists of syllogisms, logical sequences, identifies patterns, rectifies illogical arguments, logical links, analogies, etc.

CLAT Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam Offline (Pen & Paper Based Test)
Duration of Exam 2 Hours
Question Type MCQ/ Objective Type
Number of Questions 200 (For UG Candidates)

150 (For PG Candidates)

Total No. of Marks 200
Negative Marking 0.25 Marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer
Language English

Marking Scheme of Common Law Admission 2020

Subjects No. of Questions Marks
English including Comprehension 40 40
Legal Aptitude 50 50
Logical Reasoning 40 40
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 50
Elementary Mathematics and Numerical Ability 20 20
Total 200 200

How to check CLAT Result?

  • NLUO Cuttack will declare the result of Common Law Admission Test 2020 in June 2020.
  • Applicants will get access to the CLAT Result in online mode.
  • Firstly, candidates need to go to the Official website of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020.
  • Secondly, to check CLAT Result 2020, applicants will have to fill a registration number or roll number along with the DOB (date of birth) to download their CLAT Result 2020.
  • Finally, after the announcement of the result, applicants will be called for the counseling and admission procedure.

Common-Law Admission Test 2020 Counselling

National Law University Odisha (NLUO) Cuttack will issue the cutoff of Common Law Admission Test 2020 after the announcement of the result. It should be noted that CLAT Cutoff 2020 is considered as minimum marks to be secured by applicants for admissions into the NLUs. Moreover, Applicants need to know that the CLAT cutoff is also assumed to be the last rank by which an aspirant is shortlisted for counseling and admissions to the undergraduate law programs.

Required Documents at Counselling

  • Common-Law Admission Test 2020 Application Form
  • Common-Law Admission Test 2020 Admit Card
  • 10th class Marksheet (as Date of Birth proof)
  • 12th class Marksheet
  • Caste Certificate (If applicable)
  • Specially-Abled Certificate (If applicable)
  • NRI Certificate (If applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (If applicable)

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