CLAT 2020: Exam (Postponed again), Application Form (Till 01 July)


CLAT 2020 Exam has been postponed again by the authority. The Application form last date has been extended till 01 July 2020. CLAT 2020 is also known as Common Law Admission Test 2020. This entrance exam is the national level exam conducted Consortium of Law University. CLAT offers admission in the undergraduate and postgraduate law program. CLAT is one of the famous National Law Entrance Exams that is conducted by 21 National Law Universities (NLUs) on a rotational basis. It is an All India Level Common Law Entrance Examination for the students aspiring to seek admissions in Integrated LL.B. and LL.M. program. Interested candidates can go through the following article for the detailed information regarding CLAT exam like exam date, application form, eligibility, syllabus etc.

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Latest Update:

  • 18 May 2020: CLAT 2020 Exam has been postponed again by the authority.
  • 18 May 2020: CLAT 2020 application form last date has been extended again till 01 July 2020.
  •  Exam has been postponed by CLU and will be conducted on 21 June 2020. 
  •  Application Form has been extended till 18 May 2020. 

CLAT 2020 Important Dates

The important dates of CLAT exam is given below.

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CLAT 2020 Important Dates
Events Dates(Announced)
Start date of filling application form 01 January 2020
Last date of filling application form 31 March 2020   25 April 2020

01 July 2020(Extended)

Last date of online fee payment Last week of March 2020
Release of admit card Will be announced
CLAT 2020 exam date 10 May 2020      24 May 2020

21 June 2020


Answer key released date 11 May 2020
Objection window 12–15 May 2020
Final answer key release 18 May 2020
Declaration of result 24 May 2020
Start date of counselling process First week of June 2020

These are the confirmed dates regarding CLAT 2020 examination.

CLAT 2020 Exam Postponed

The CLAT exam has been postponed again on 18 May 2020. As per the last revision by the authority, the exam was about to be conducted on 21 June 2020 by the Consortium of Law University. However, The authority has postponed the exam again and new dates will be released by 01 July 2020. Candidates may check the official notice below:


CLAT 2020 Application Form

The vital information regarding CLAT application form 2020 is given below.

  • CLAT application form is available from 01 January 2020.
  • The registration form has been released in online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to fill the application form through the official website.
  • The last date of filling the form is 01 July 2020(Extended).
  • Applicants are requested to fill valid and working details in the form.
  • Candidates will have to register themselves for filling the application form.
  • After that applicant has to upload the scan copies of documents, signature and PP size photograph.
  • The official authority will provide the application form correction window.
  • Multiple forms of the single candidate will be rejected by the officials.

Application Fee

The category wise application fee of CLAT 2020 is given below.

CLAT 2020 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 /-
  • Mode of Payment: The application fee will be paid through online mode via:
    • Credit Card
    • Debit Card
    • Net Banking

Note: Once the fee paid will be not refunded in any circumstances.

How to fill the CLAT 2020 application form?

The procedure of filling the application form is given below.

  • Go to the official website. i.e.
  • Click on “Apply” button.
  • The registration form will appear on the screen.
  • Then applicants need to register themselves making a log in the account using their E-mail ID.
  • An OTP will be sent to the mobile number for the verification.
  • Candidate are requested to fill the form correctly.
  • If any mistake is in application form candidate are requested to cancel the for and apply for the fresh form.
  • Then, aspirant also have to fill the preference of all 21 NLU’s along with other details.
  • After that applicant have to upload their documents.

The list of the documents that have to be uploaded are:

  • Qualifying degree details
  • Valid Email id and mobile number
  • Fee Payment details
  • Front-facing recent passport size photograph (with plain background)
  • Candidates scanned signature
  • Category certificate (if SC/ ST)

Common-Law Admission Test 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2020 is given below.

Age Limit for UG course: The maximum permissible age limit of the applicant be less than or equal to 20 Years (as on 01 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).

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.

CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria
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

The vital information regarding the admit card of CLAT 2020 is given below.

  • Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 Admit Card is available soon.
  • 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 detailed information regarding the CLAT Syllabus is given below.

  • For 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:

CLAT 2020 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 2020 Preparation Tips

The tips to prepare for the CLAT exam are given below:

  • Start the preparation early to complete the syllabus on time.
  • Go through the exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Gather the complete study material needed for the preparation.
  • Make a proper study schedule for the preparation.
  • Make short notes for the preparation and revise them.
  • Solve previous year papers and evaluate the performance.

CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of CLAT exam pattern is given below.

Mode of Exam Offline (Pen & Paper Based Test)
Duration of Exam 2 Hours
Question Type MCQ/ Objective Type
Number of Questions 120 – 150 (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

Course Subjects Marks
For UG courses (Integrated) Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20
Legal Aptitude 50
Logical Reasoning 40
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50
English including comprehension 40
For PG Courses Jurisprudence 50
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc 50
Constitutional Law 50

CLAT 2020 Result

The detailed information regarding the CLAT Result is given below.

  • The result will be released soon by the authority.
  • Scorecard will be released in online mode.
  • Candidates can check the result from the official website.
  • The result will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidate in the exam.
  • On the basis of the result of the candidates, the authority will release the cutoff list.
  • Candidates have to take the print out of the result for further use.

How to check CLAT Result?

The procedure of checking the CLAT Result is given below.

  • Candidates need to go to the Official website of Common Law Admission Test 2020.
  • Click on the CLAT Result 2020 link.
  • Then, Applicants will have to fill a registration number or roll number along with the DOB (date of birth).
  • The result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidate can then download their CLAT Result.

Common-Law Admission Test 2020 Cutoff

The details regarding the CLAT 2020 Cutoff are given below:

  • National Law University Odisha (NLUO) Cuttack will issue the cutoff of Common Law Admission Test 2020 after the announcement of the result.
  • The cutoff list will be released in online mode by the authority.
  • Candidates will be able to download the cutoff list from the official website.
  • 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 counselling and admissions to the undergraduate law programs.

CLAT 2020 Counselling

The details regarding the CLAT 2020 Counselling are given below:

  • CLAT Counselling proceeds will start after the release of the cutoff list.
  • The authority will invite the shortlisted candidates for the counselling process.
  • Candidates will have to register themselves for the counselling process.
  • Candidates have to bring the original documents as well as photocopies.
  • The authority will verify the documents to check the eligibility of the candidate.

Required Documents at Counselling

The documents required for the counselling process are listed below:

  • 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)

FAQs of CLAT 2020

When will the CLAT 2020 be conducted?

CLAT 2020 will be conducted on 10 May 2020.

How many colleges will participate in CLAT 2020?

21 National Law Universities will be participating in CLAT 2020. Apart from 21 NLUs, several other colleges will also use CLAT scores for admissions.

What changes are introduced in CLAT 2020?

This year, CLAT 2020 (UG) will have 150 questions while cut-offs are introduced in CLAT LLM admission test.

What is the last date to apply for CLAT 2020

The application form of CLAT 2020 will be closed on 31 March 2020.

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