CLAT 2020: Register Online, Applications Out, Apply here for Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Results, Cut-Off & Counselling….

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CLAT or Common Law Admission Test 2020 is an All India Entrance Exam conducted on a rotational basis by 19 law Universities across India.

It organizes admission to various UG and PG courses for those interested to learn law.  The CLAT exam is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities. The CLAT scorecard is accepted across many private and public law colleges in India.

In a recent executive meeting of the Consortium of NLU’s a discussion regarding the schedule of CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) was discussed and approved. Based on the discussion it was stated that CLAT 2020 will be conducted on 10th May 2020. The Application process for the same will begin from 1st January 2020.

The schedule of CLAT 2020 is as tabulated below:

Events Date
Application process starts January 1st, 2020
Last date for application submission March 31st, 2020
CLAT 2020 Exam May 10th, 2020
Uploading of answer keys on the Consortium of NLU’s website May 11th, 2020
Inviting Objections May 12th, 2020 to May 15th, 2020
Notification of final Answer key May 18th, 2020
Declaration of Results May 24th, 2020

What details were discussed?

A general guide to the question paper and the format of CLAT will be discussed in detail. The paper setter should keep the 12th standard level in appearing for the CLAT.

A quantitative analysis paper will be framed on the 10th standard level.  The topics included are English, Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning.

Applicants enrolled for the CLAT 2020 can check their cards from the Consortium website. A negative marking scheme of 0.25 marks is given for each wrong answer done for UG and PG courses.

The CLAT Entrance Exam Schedule

CLAT entrance exam application forms had been released on 1st January 2020. The Application Form is available online for the candidates. The applicants have the opportunity to fill the Application Forms latest by 31st March 2020.  CLAT entrance exam will be held in May 2020.

It is a recommended process to check the CLAT 2020 Application Form before applying for the exam.  The candidates have to register themselves online. All registration processes began from 1st January 2020.

Candidates can fill the application forms up to 31st March 2020. They have to register their email id and phone number for receiving intimations regarding the CLAT entrance exam schedules.

OTP (One Time Password) will be sent to the registered email id and mobile number for verification purposes during the filling of the Application Form.

Any changes or corrections by the candidate is not allowed after the submission of Application Forms. Therefore, all candidates have to fill up the details correctly and they should be of recent.

If the candidate makes any mistake(s) while filling the Application Form, they would have to cancel the application form and apply for a fresh application form. The candidates have to fill the preference form for all 21 NLU’s along with other specified details.

Any change in the list of preferences will not be entertained later. All applicants must upload their recent scanned photo and signature in the prescribe format.

They must take special care while uploading the documents and other details in the PDF format only.  There is no need to send any hard copy of the Application Form to the Consortium.  Take printouts of the Application from until the admission process is over.

Documents Required for Filling of the Application Form

  • 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)
  • Relevant certificate issued by competent authority (if PwD)
  • Relevant certificate issued by competent authority (if under BPL category)
  • Relevant certificate for respective state of Domicile, etc.

CLAT 2020 Exam Criteria

There is no age limit for the UG programme in CLAT 2020. Candidates must pass the 12th standard or equivalent exam from a recognized Board/ University. A minimum of 45% marks in case of the candidates belonging to unreserved/OBC/specially abled person (SAP) and other categories and 40% marks in case of the candidates belonging to SC or ST categories should be achieved to qualify.

Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying exam in March/April 2018 also eligible for the appearing in CLAT 2018 online examination. They must produce a proof of their passing of the qualifying exam at the admission time, otherwise they will not be eligible for admission.

CLAT 2020 Important Dates

Events Dates 2020
Start date of filling application form 1st January 2020
Last date of filling application form 31st March 2020
Last date of online fee payment Last week of March 2020
Release of admit card Third week of April 2020
CLAT 2020 exam date 10th May 2020
Answer key released date 11th May 2020
Objection window 12th – 15th May 2020
Final answer key release 18th May 2020
Declaration of result 24th May 2020
Start date of counselling process First week of June 2020

CLAT 2020 Exam Process

The application form for CLAT exam is available by online only. The CLAT Application form will be made available from 1st week of January 2020. All applicants have to fill their valid details correctly. The candidates have to produce their valid email id at the online registration time.

After the candidate creates a login id and password, they must upload the scanned documents and copies of their photo, signature and necessary documents.  Any type of correction facility is provided by the official authority after the completion of the Application Form.

Applicants must submit the form and take printouts for the admission procedure. An application fee of Rs. 4000/- for the General Category and Rs.3500/- for the SC/ST category candidates. The application fee can be paid online via debit card/credit card.

CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern

The CLAT 2020 exam will be held offline. The entrance exam is of a two hour duration for all candidates. There will be a total of 200 questions for the UG and 150 questions for the PG as multiple choice question format.

Every correct answer will fetch you 1 mark and each wrong answer will be of 0.25 marks deducted from the overall score. The question paper is framed in English only.

A break down of marks and the question wise distribution is shown below:

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

Application Process Summarized

Visit the official website. on the Home page click on Apply Online”. Now, click on Click Here for New Registration Tab. Read the Instructional guidelines and click on Continue.

Fill in details like father’s name, mother’s name, email id and phone number. Click on Save & Next Button. A message indicating login details and credentials is generated. Check your email for the login procedure.

Fill the login details appropriately and click on Submit. Upload the specified scanned images and signature. Click the next button. Later on, fill in the details like qualification, category and NLU’s Preference.

Click on Verify your Details and then Save & Next. Review the details entered. Click on Final and take enough printouts for the future.

CLAT 2020 Exam Syllabus

English including comprehension

In the comprehension section candidate will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meaning of words used therein, etc. the grammar section requires correction and incorrect in 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. Question on current affaires will test the candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.


This section will test the candidate’s knowledge of elementary mathematics.

Legal Aptitude

The section will test the candidate’s interest toward the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Some preposition may not be “true” in the real sense, candidate will have to assume the “truth” of these prepositions and answer the question accordingly.

Logical Reasoning

It may include the variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogism, logical sequences or analogies etc.

CLAT 2020 Admit Card

All candidates who have registered successfully will be able to download their CLAT Admit Cards via online. Candidates have to download their Admit Card using their login credentials. Candidates be aware, that they will not receive any Admit Card by post or other offline mediums.

They should carry the admit card to the exam centre along with other documents mentioned in the application form guidelines. They can download the Admit Card this year in the second week of May 2020.

The admit card is open for download till the exam date. Concerned authorities will conduct the entrance exam on 10th May 2020.

How to Download the Admit Card

Visit the official website mentioned. A new page will be displayed.

Enter the details like Registered Application Number, Password and Security Code with care.

After the filling of details, click on Login button.

The Admit card is generated online.

Download it and take copies as needed till the admission process is over.

Details on the Admit Card

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Category
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • Signature
  • Photograph
  • Registration ID/ Roll Number
  • Exam Date & Timing
  • Centre of Exam
  • Course Applied for
  • Instructions for exam

Documents to be brought to the Exam Hall

  • Aadhaar Card.
  • PAN Card.
  • Driving License.
  • Passport.
  • Voter ID Card.
  • Any other official document issued by Union or State Government.

CLAT 2020 Exam Results

The NTA of Ranchi will declare the results of CLAT 2020 entrance exam online in the 2nd week of June 2020. The CLAT results will be displayed as a scorecard with detailed marks shown. The applicants can check their CLAT exam results by visiting the result portal and logging in using their registered application number and date of birth.

Merit lists are prepared based on the CLAT exam results. All shortlisted candidates will be called for counselling and seat allotment process.

How to check the CLAT Exam Results?

Click on the Result Link. The candidate will be directed to a login window. They need to fill in their registered application number and date of birth.  Upon successful logging, the CLAT exam will be displayed. You can download and take printouts as necessary.

Key Details to be present on the CLAT Exam Scorecard

  • Name and roll number of the candidate
  • Parent’s name
  • Programme applied for admission
  • Category of the candidate
  • CLAT 2020 score
  • CLAT 2020 All India Rank (AIR)
  • CLAT 2020 category rank (CR)
  • NRI Rank (only if applied under NRI category)
  • NRI sponsored rank (if applicable)

CLAT 2020 Exam Cut Off Marks

CLAT 2020 exam cut off marks would be released tentatively in the 2nd week of June and counselling thereafter. Each candidate should be aware that the participating institutes will have separate criteria for the cut off marks set.

The cut off marks is decided by factors such as seat availability, applications received for admission and many others.

CLAT 2020 Counselling

The National Study of Research and Law will schedule the first round of counselling in the second week of June 2020. The next round will be organized in fourth week of June 2020. All the rounds will be conducted online. Those candidates who received the call letters for counselling will proceed to the Merit List of CLAT 2020.

The CLAT Counselling Schedule is as illustrated below:

Events Dates (Tentative)
CLAT 2020 – Result Second week of June, 2020
First Seat Allotment List – Provisional Second week of June, 2020
Date for Payment of Counselling Fee Second/Third week of June, 2020
Second Seat Allotment List – Provisional Fourth week of June, 2020
Date for Payment of Counselling Fee Fourth week of June, 2020
Third Seat Allotment List – Provisional Fourth week of June, 2020
Date for Payment of Counselling Fee Last week of June, 2020

CLAT Counselling Required Documents

  • CLAT Application Form 2020
  • CLAT Admit Card 2020
  • CLAT Scorecard 2020
  • Marksheets of 10th and 12th
  • Specially-abled certificate (If applicable)
  • Caste certificate (If applicable)
  • NRI Certificate (If applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (If applicable)
  • Sponsored NRI Certificate (If applicable)


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