CLAT 2020 – Online applications are invited for admission to Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate Degree (PG) Programs in Law for the academic session 2020-22 in Twenty One (21) National Law Universities of India.

CLAT Exam 2020

  • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 organized by Consortium of National Law University
  • NLU is going to conduct CLAT 2020 on 2nd week of May 2020. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level test which is conducted by various NLUs on a national basis.
  • Candidates can check complete details about CLAT LLB, BBA LLB, LLM Program 2020 including eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern etc from this page.

About CLAT 2020

  • The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted annually for admission to twenty one (21) National Law Universities for their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programs.
  • List of 21 participating NLUs are:
    • National Law School of India University, Bengaluru (NLSIU)
    • National Academy of Legal Study & Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
    • National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
    • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
    • National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
    • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
    • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
    • Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
    • Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Punjab (RGNUL)
    • Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
    • National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
    • National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
    • National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
    • National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA)
    • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
    • Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
    • Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
    • Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU)
    • Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU Aurangabad)
    • Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU) Ghandal, Shimla
    • Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur

CLAT 2020 Details

  • Organizing Institute: NLU
  • Level of the Exam: National level Entrance Test
  • Courses Offered: LLB, BBA LLB, LLM
  • Timings of the Exam: 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
  • Mode of the Exam: Offline (Pen-paper based test)
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Type Questions
  • Number of Questions: 150
  • Number of Participating Institutes: 21 NLUs and over 25 Private Law Schools

CLAT 2020 Important Dates

  • Issuance of Notification: 1st week of January 2020
  • Commencement of Submission of Online Application Form: 2nd week of January 2020
  • Last Date of Submission of duly filled in Online Application Form: 4th week of March 2020
  • CLAT Admit Card 2020 Download: Last week of April 2020
  • Date of CLAT 2019 Test (Offline Mode): 2nd week of May 2020 (Saturday, 03.00 PM to 05.00 PM)
  • Publication of Official Answer Key: 03rd week of May 2020
  • CLAT Result 2019: Last week of May 2020

Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2020

The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2020 for admission in UG and PG program are given below.

Undergraduate Program (Five Year Integrated LLB (Hons) Course)

  • Candidates should be Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of (i) Forty Five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially  Abled Persons (SAP)/NRI/NRI sponsored categories and (ii) Forty percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2020 are also eligible to apply.

Age Limit

  • Candidates should be below Twenty (20) years of age in case of Unreserved/NRI/NRI sponsored categories and below twenty-two (22) years in case of SC/ST /OBC/SAP categories as on 01st July 2020.

For UG Courses

  • It is a computer-based online exam which composes 5 sections for which aspirants shall be provided 2 hours to finish the exam. Negative marking of 0.25 mark is allotted for incorrect answers.


  • English using Comprehension – 40 No. of Questions & 40 Marks
  • General Knowledge /Current Affairs – 50 No. of Questions & 50 Marks
  • Elementary Mathematics – 20 No. of Questions & 20 Marks
  • Legal Aptitude – 50 No. of Questions & 50 Marks
  • Logical Reasoning – 40 No. of Questions & 40 Marks
  • For every correct answer, a candidate will be awarded 1 mark and ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer

CLAT Syllabus

UG Program
Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

  • English including Comprehension: The English section will test the candidate’s proficiency in English based on 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.
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs: The General knowledge will be evaluated on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidate’s on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
  • Mathematics: This section will test the candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught upto 10th Class/Standard.
  • Legal Aptitude: This section will test the candidate’s interest towards the study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
  • Logical Reasoning: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

Schedule of CLAT 2020 Exam

  • Mode of Examination: Offline (Pen-Paper)
  • Examination shall be conducted in one session of two hours. The scheduled date for Exam is  2nd week of May 2020 during 03.00 pm to 05.00 pm; Additional time shall be given to Specially Abled persons (Divyang) as per norms..

Admission Procedure

  • The admission to UG and PG programs in participating universities under CLAT-2020 shall be completed through centralised online counselling conducted by the CLAT Consortium Office.
  • The basis of allotment of seats shall be ‘merit-cum-preference’, i.e., the CLAT Rank, the order of preference given by the candidate in the CLAT application form and the category/categories selected by the candidate in the online application form and the number of seats and their division/break-up as available in each of the participating NLU. Online counselling shall start after the declaration of CLAT-2020 results.