CLAT UG 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit, Qualification, Nationality

    CLAT Eligibility Criteria
    CLAT Eligibility Criteria

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    CLAT UG 2019Attention Aspirants, the CLAT Authority has recently going to conduct written test on 10 May 2020 for admission in its 17 National Law Colleges spread all across the country (CLAT Colleges in India). Throughout the article, we will discuss the CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2020. Get updated information on Age, Nationality, Reservation and Educational Qualification before filling up the form of CLAT 2020.
    Aspirants are advised to read the full article carefully to get every bit of information related to the very prestigious examination. One needs to read the eligibility criteria for the Common Law Admission Test 2020 to get detailed about the selection procedure.

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    About CLAT 2020 Exam

    The Common Law Admission Test is also known as CLAT. The exam is conducted as per a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in India. The authority will conduct Common Law Admission Test 2020 to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum- preference’ to each University for admission to their Under-Graduate (UG)/Post-Graduate (PG) programmes, according to eligibility, reservation, and other criteria. Before we go deep with the information, let us first have a look at the Major Features of the Common Law Admission Test 2020 Admission notification.

    Brief Description

    Conducting Body National Law University Odisha, Cuttack
    Name of the Exam Common Admission Test (UG) 2020
    Level of Exam National Level
    Online Application Starts From 1st January 2020
    Frequency Once in a Year
    Duration 2 Hours
    Exam Mode Offline
    Official Website

    Exam Dates (Announced)new-flash-gif-animation

    Applications Open 01 Jan 2020
    Application Deadline 31 Mar 2020
    Admit Card Last week of April 2020
    CLAT 2020 Examination 10 May 2020
    Uploading of Answer Keys 11 May 2020
    Inviting Objections 12 May 2020
    Last date for Objections 15 May 2020
    Notification of Final Answer Key 18 May 2020
    Declaration of Final Results 24 May 2020

    Eligibility Criteria

    Here are the updated CLAT eligibility criteria 2020 for 2020 entrance exam.

    Under Graduate (UG)


    • An aspirant will be considered eligible for CLAT if he/she has passed the 12th examination with minimum 45% marks (40% for SC/ST candidates).
    • Aspirant appearing the 12th examination in March/April will also be eligible for CLAT 2020. Such candidates have to produce the proof of passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.

    Age Limit

    No upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2020.

    Post-Graduate (PG)


    • The prescribed qualification for LL.M. is LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/ any other equivalent exam.
    • Minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination should be 55% for unreserved /OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP). In case of SC/ST, the minimum marks would be 50%.
    • Aspirant appearing in the qualifying exam in April/May 2020 may also apply.

    Age Limit

    No prescribed maximum age limit for PG courses.


    • Citizen of India, or
    • A subject of Nepal, or a subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

    Caste Criteria:

    • Candidate’s seeking reservation as SC/ST/OBC shall have to produce a certificate in the prescribed proforma ONLY, meant for appointment to posts under the Government of India from the designated authority indicating clearly the candidate’s case, the Act/Order under which the caste is recognised as SC/ST/OBC and the Village/Town the candidate is ordinarily a resident of.
    • They must also ensure that the name of their caste/community and its spelling in their caste/community certificate should be exactly as mentioned in the lists notified by the central government from time to time (for OBC category list of castes recognized by the Govt. of India as OBC castes in the central list is available on the site, for ST category the list caste for each state is available on the site and for SC category the list of castes for each state is available on the site
    • Further, the OBC certificate should also clearly indicate that the candidate does not belong to the creamy layer as defined by the Government of India for applying to posts and services under the Central Government.
    • The OBC claim of a candidate will be determined in relation to the State (or part of the State) to which his/her father originally belongs. A candidate who has migrated from one State (or part of the State) to another should, therefore, produce an OBC certificate which should have been issued to him/her based on his/her father’s OBC certificate from the State to which he (father) originally belongs.
    • No change in the community status already indicated in the online application by a candidate for this examination will be allowed.
    • Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of document verification.

    Reservation of seats

    The categories considered for the reservation of seats are as follows:

    • Scheduled Caste (SC)
    • Scheduled Tribe (ST)
    • Other Backward Classes (OBC)
    • Physically Disabled Candidates (PwD)
    • State Quota for the candidates in which NLU is located
    • NRI/Foreign National candidates
    • Candidates belonging to the North-Eastern States
    • Kashmiri Migrants

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