CLAT UG 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Application Form 2020

CLAT UG 2019

Attention Aspirants, the notification for Common Law Admission Test 2020 (CLAT 2020) entrance exam is published. Those who want to appear for the CLAT 2020 entrance exam need to visit the official website and apply for CLAT 2020 Admission Form from the first week of Jan 2020. Hope you all have applied for the exam and now you all are looking to take admission in CLAT 2020.

If you want to score great on Common Law Admission Test 2020 and looking to have a better preparation strategy, then you are in the right place. This post will let you know about the CLAT 2020 Admission, Syllabus, CutOff, Preparation tips, Counselling Schedule, Result declaration, Datesheet etc. Have a look.

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What is CLAT (Common Law Admission Test 2020)?


Common-Law Admission Test is also known as CLAT. It is an all India entrance exam conducted by the National Law Schools/Universities for admissions to their under-graduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M). 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) programme, 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.

Why Choose CLAT 2020?


Before going deep, let us have a look at some of the salient features of CLAT 2020 Which will give you the answer why choose this Entrance Exam.

  • National Law Institute is a group of colleges in India and considered among the best in India. If you want to get admission into these colleges then you have to qualify a CLAT 2020 exam with good scores.
  • It is the apex organization in India for those who have an interest in Common Law.
  • It is conducted as per a National Law University Odisha, Cuttack.

So, if you have already made your mind to be a part of it, then the very first thing you have to do is to read this article carefully. You will find all the detailed information about CLAT Admission Test 2020. Let us first have a brief look at the Vacancy, Eligibility Criteria and Exam Pattern of CLAT UG Entrance Exam 2020.

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 www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in/

Exam Dates (Announced)
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Applications Open 01 Jan 2020
Application Deadline 25 April 2020
Admit Card 2nd week of May 2020
CLAT 2020 Examination 24 May 2020(3:00-5:00 PM)
Uploading of Answer Keys 1st week of June 2020
Inviting Objections 2nd week of June 2020
Last date for Objections 2nd week of June 2020
Notification of Final Answer Key 3rd week of June 2020
Declaration of Final Results 4th week of June 2020

The aspirant can check details about CLAT 2020 including the application form, exam pattern, exam dates, syllabus and preparation tips below.

Eligibility Criteria


Here are the updated eligibility criteria for the CLAT 2020.

Under Graduate (UG)

Qualifications

  • 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)

Qualification

  • 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.

To Know full detailed Eligibility Criteria Eligibility Criteria

Application Process


CLAT 2020 exam will be conducted on 10th May 2020 every year. One should follow these simple steps to apply for the CLAT UG 2020 Admission form.

  • One has to visit the official website of CLAT (Official Website)
  • Click on the apply online or register
  • Fill the personal details carefully.
  • After Filling the personal detail, one has to select the subject for which He/She is applying.
  • Upload the photo and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Pay the application fee online.
  • Save the Application form for future use.

Application Fee Structure


Category-wise Application Fees for the CLAT Application form 2020 is mentioned below.

Fee
Fee
CLAT UG 2020 Application Fee
Unreserved/SAP/OBC/ any other category students Rs 4,000
SC/ST category students Rs 3,500

Mode Of Payment

  • Debit/Credit
  • Online Banking
  • Bank Demand Draft

Important Note:

  • Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstance.
  • Staff candidates are exempted from payment of examination fee and intimation charges.
  • Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.

Exam Pattern


CLAT 2020 consist of different exam pattern for UG and PG. The CLAT authority has approved some major changes to the CLAT 2020 exam pattern. These include:

  • Reducing the number of questions to 150 from 200.
  • Comprehension-based questions will be asked
  • It will be from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning.

The updated CLAT 2020 exam pattern is provided here as notified by the conducting body.

Old Exam Pattern

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

To know new exam pattern Click Here

Syllabus


Here is the updated Syllabus for the CLAT 2020.

  1. English including Comprehension– You need to focus on English based comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
  2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs– In this Section the General knowledge will be evaluated on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions will be asked on current affairs will test the candidate’s on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
  3. Mathematics with Numerical Ability– The questions will generally of the numerical ability type of Class 10th standard.
  4. Legal Aptitude– The section will majorly test your interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. The questions will be framed on legal propositions and set of facts satisfying the propositions. The propositions may not be true in the real sense and you will have to assume the true proposition based on the set of facts and answer the questions accordingly.
  5. Logical Reasoning– The question of these section of the purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the applicant’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. under this section the variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

To know full syllabus according to UG and PG Click Here

Books


Candidates preparing for the exam are getting tensed about the Study Materials and Books required to crack the Exam. But if your preparation is effective and you are working with proper planning then you can easily clear the cut-off. All you need to do to know best books for CLAT Exam is Click Here

Preparation Tips


There is given below Important Tips related to CLAT 2020

  • Firstly, know all the details about the officially prescribed syllabus for the examination.
  • Practice mock test & previous year question papers.
  • Make a proper time-table for your preparations.
  • Consider the good preparation of books and study materials.
  • Consider the good preparation of books and study materials.
  • Stay stress-free & healthy while preparing for exams.

Exam Centers

State City
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Ghaziabad
Kanpur
Lucknow
Noida
Varanasi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Indore
Jabalpur
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Tiruchirapalli
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Faridabad
Gurgaon
Hisar
Gujarat Gandhinagar
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jodhpur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
West Bengal Kolkata
Siliguri
Maharashtra Mumbai
Nagpur
Pune
Punjab Patiala
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam

Admit Card


The admit card for the CLAT UG 2020 will be released online from May 2020. The Admit Card or commonly known as Call Later can be download from the official website. The admit card is the mandatory document to carry during the Exam hall at the time of written examination. If a candidate fails to show His/Her CLAT 2020 Admit Card at the time of the written exam, then he/she shall not be allowed to appear for the test. You can follow these steps to download the admit card for CLAT UG 2020 Entrance examination.

How to download CLAT admit card
How to download CLAT admit card

To know detailed information Click Here

Exam day guidelines

To help the candidates appearing for the examination have a hassle-free day and keep them stress-free and calm on Exam Day, we have made some Exam day guidelines for CLAT 2020.

What to carry on the exam day? ()

  • CLAT 2020 admit card
  • Two passport size photographs (preferably same as the one submitted with the application form)
  • A valid photo Id proof (Passport/ Aadhaar card, Driving Licence, PAN Card)
  • PWD Certificate (if applicable)

What not to carry? (×)

  • A stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Pen, Calculator, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, Calculator, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner, etc.
  • Communication devices like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band, etc.
  • Other items like Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap Watch/Wrist Watch, Bracelet, Camera, etc.
  • Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle, tea, coffee, cold drinks, etc.
  • Any other item which could be used for unfair means, by hiding communication devices like a microchip, camera, Bluetooth device, etc.
  • Candidates suffering from diabetes are allowed to carry eatables (with prior intimation) like sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/apple/orange) and transparent water bottle. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like chocolate/ candy/sandwich, etc.

Answer Key


The final answer key of CLAT 2020 will be released on 18 May 2020. CLAT Answer Key will be published via online mode through the website. The aspirant may have an opportunity for an online challenge against the answer key. All of the right answers to the questions asked in the offline entrance examination of CLAT 2020 will be present in the answer key.

Result


Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) Result will be declared on 24 May 2020. The result will release online on the website. Students can Cheak their results by entering their roll number and other required details are given below.
Aspirants need to follow the below given important Steps for CLAT UG 2020

  • Go to the official website of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).
  • Click on “CLAT Result” tab/link mentioned on the official website.
  • Enter any two details from – Roll number, date of birth and application number.
  • Click on Submit button.
  • View result and download CLAT scorecard.

Cut-Off


Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) cut-off will be Mention after the declaration of results. Exam committee considers various factors for calculating the cut-off marks like difficulty level of question paper, the number of candidates attempted the exam and previous years cut-off trends. Check CLAT Expected (2020) & Previous Year Cut off Click Here

UG Merit List


Here’s update info for CLAT UG 2020 Marit list-

  • Common-Law Admission Test 2020 Marit List will issue Separate for UG and PG programmes.
  • Category-wise merit list will be announced along with the result.
  • Merit list will indicate state as well as All India Rank of examinees.

Counselling


Here’s update info for CLAT UG 2020 Counselling-

  • Admission to UG and PG programmes in participating NLUs will be done through centralized counselling organized by CLAT office.
  • CLAT UG 2020 counselling will commence from 10 June 2020 (expected).
  • The online counselling shall be conducted in 4 rounds.
  • Allotment of seats will be on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’.
  • Selected Candidates for admission has to pay the counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- with CLAT Office.

Documents Required for Counselling


The candidates are required to bring the documents such as

  • Allotment letter.
  • Admit Card/Hall Ticket.
  • Rank/Score Card.
  • X and XII result.
  • Medical certificate.
  • Community Certificate.
  • 4-6 Passport Size photos.

To know the whole procedure of counselling don’t worry Click here

Seat Allotment


Seat allotment Process
Seat allotment Process
  • The seats will be allotted to the candidates on the counselling day.
  • The candidates will be given an allotment letter on his email id.
  • If in case there are any technical issues with the website, then it is the responsibility of the Authorities to fix it.
  • The candidate has to download and print the allocation letter.
  • He/She has to visit the allotted institute with this letter for further proceedings.

For detailed information Click Here

All Campuses of CLAT


Here’s given blow Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) Campuses-

Contact Details


For registration related queries:
Email-Id:- clat2020@nls.ac.in
Contact Number:- +91 97415 21069, 94825 67257 (Bengaluru) and +91 84807 18979 (Odisha) 10:00 am to 05:00 pm on all working days

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. What is CLAT course?

A. CLAT stands for Common Law Admissions Test. It is an all India entrance examination conducted by the National Law Schools/Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M).

Q. Why is CLAT important?

A. Importance of CLAT Preparation Like every other competitive exam, CLAT has a remarkably high demand. Moreover, with the desire to get admission in one of the best NLUs, students work very hard. The determination power is on a full charge and they are willing to compromise on anything for their seat.

Q. Who can give CLAT exam?

A. CLAT Eligibility. Candidates should have passed Higher Secondary School/Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability). Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination can also appear provisionally.

Q. Can I give CLAT exam after 12th?

A. Yes, you can give CLAT UG after your 12 class exams. The CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is a National Level Law Entrance Exam held each year for the law aspirants of the country to get admissions and start their career with the top and most prestigious law institutes of the country.

Q. What is the salary of CLAT?

A. The starting salaries at most other places are alright, but not astronomical. Sadly, neither the media nor the CLAT mentors tell you about this. Renowned firms like Kochhar & Co., Crawford Bayley & Co. have a salary package of 4-6 lakhs per annum. A Supreme Court judicial clerkship pays Rupees 30,000 a month.

Q. Is CLAT negative marking?

A. Yes, Each question will carry one mark. Negative Marking: There will be negative marking process. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Q. Is CLAT exam tough?

A. With over 40000 applicants and around 600 seats (for top NLUs), I would say pretty hard. Because of this, clearing the exam will be tough regardless of the level of the paper. Chose CLAT over procrastination This exam is based on std X level so it is easy for almost everyone.

Q. What is the passing marks of CLAT exam?

A. To be eligible for CLAT, the students must have secured: (A) Forty-five per cent (45%) marks in Qualifying Exam (Class XII examination) in case of students belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories. (B) Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of students belonging to SC/ST categories.

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2 thoughts on “CLAT UG 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern”

  1. hello sir i am clear clat exams and my rank All india rank 51926. and All india SC rank is 3515. sir how can direct admission in university.

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    • Dear Amit, admission to undergraduate Law courses is made through CLAT score and a centralised counselling process. To get direct admission in private university based on your CLAT UG score card you may ask our counsellor by visiting the following link. >> https://rmgoe.org/

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