Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT)
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is one of the national level entrance exams after graduation. The 22 National Law Universities and other universities and colleges consider this test score for the postgraduate law courses’ admission.
Approximately, 60,000 (round figure) aspirants sit for this highly competitive law exam. The number of test-takers continues to rise each year.
A consortium of the NLUs, seated at NLSIU Banglore, oversees the exam affairs conducted by an NLU on rotational basis.
The online registrations for this national level test start off in the first week of January tentatively.
CLAT 2020 Exam Overview
The below table offers you a brief about the CLAT 2020 exam. Read through the whole article for a comprehensive understanding of this popular test.
|CLAT Exam Conducting Body||The Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLU)|
|CLAT Exam Frequency||Once in a year|
|CLAT Exam Mode||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|CLAT Exam Duration||2 hours|
|CLAT Exam Question Types||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Medium of the CLAT Exam||English|
|Courses Offered Through the CLAT Exam||PG & UG|
CLAT 2020 Exam Dates and Events
Take a look at the CLAT 2020 exam calendar events. The timetable may change due to the pandemic, the Covid-19. So the candidates are advised to keep a close watch at the CLAT 2020 exam dates and events.
|CLAT 2020 Online Registrations Commencement||Apply online||1 January 2020|
|CLAT 2020 Online Application Closure||Complete all the necessary steps of your application||10 July 2020|
|CLAT 2020 Admit Card||The Admit Card will be released online||29 August 2020 (Tentative)|
|CLAT 2020 Exam Date||Sit for the exam at the test centre||28 September 2020|
|CLAT 2020 Results||The CNLU will announce the results and the merit list||To Be Updated|
CLAT Admission Process
Here is the list of the CLAT 2020 exam admission process in a nutshell.
- Step 1: Online Application Submission
- Step 2: Admit Card Downloading
- Step 3: CLAT Exam
- Step 4: Results Declaration
- Step 5: Counselling
PG CLAT 2020 Exam Eligibility
Since the CLAT exam is conducted both for the UG and the PG aspirants, we discuss here only the eligibility criteria for the graduates (= aspiring PG students).
- An LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum 50% of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 45% of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
- Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2020 are also eligible to apply.
- No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT 2020.
PG CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern
The CLAT 2020 for the PG aspirants looks like in the pattern given below.
|PG CLAT Exam Duration||2 hours|
|PG CLAT Exam Question Type||MCQs|
|Total Questions in PG CLAT||120|
|Total Marks in PG CLAT||120|
|Marking System||· 1 mark for each correct attempt
· ¼ mark cut for each incorrect attempt
· No mark cut for unanswered questions
|Medium of the PG CLAT Exam||English|
PG CLAT 2020 Syllabus
The syllabus for the PG CLAT 2020 exam includes the important subjects from the Undergraduate (UG) program. It includes Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Company Law,Criminal Law,Environmental Law, Jurisprudence,Family Law,Law of Contract, Labour & Industrial Law, Property Law,Public International Law,Tax Law, and Torts.
About 122 law institutions accept the CLAT score for the admissions into the undergraduate/postgraduate courses.
Participating NLUs for CLAT 2020
The following 22 NLUs participate in the CLAT 2020 exam. That is, they accept the CLAT exam score for both UG and PG admissions. Take a look at the list of the NLUs.
CLAT 2020 Exam FAQs
1.Is there any age limit to sit for the CLAT exam?
A: No, there is not. Candidates of any age can appear for the exam without worrying about the age.
2.Is the CLAT 2020 exam an online test?
A: Yes, it’s a Computer Based Test (CBT).
3.Does the CLAT counselling take place offline?
A: No, it’s not. The counselling takes place through online only.
4.Do they refund my counselling fee of Rs. 50,000 I do not want to join for the year?
A: Yes, they do. But they will cut Rs. 10,000 and refund the remaining amount.
5.How many colleges accept the CLAT exam score?
A: Apart from the 22 NLUs, about 122 law institutes accept the score for admission.
6.I qualified in the CLAT exam but did not pay the counselling fee. What happens?
A: Nothing happens, except for the cancellation of your candidature for admission for that academic year.