Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 for Admission to Law Courses at NLUs in India

CLAT 2020 – Consortium of National Law Universities invites online applications for admission to Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate Degree (PG) Programs in Law for the academic session 2020 – 21 in Twenty One (21) National Law Universities of India.


CLAT 2020 Exam

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 organized by Consortium of National Law University. CLAT is a centralised test for admission to 21 National Law Universities in India. 43 other education institutes and two public sector institutes also use these scores for granting admission. The test is conducted by the 21 participating law schools in rotation, in the order of their establishment. CLAT 2020 will be conducted on 10th May 2020 (Saturday, 03.00 PM to 05.00 PM) (Offline Mode) . The test can be taken after the Higher Secondary Examination or the 12th grade for admission to integrated undergraduate programs in Law and after Graduation in Law for Master of Laws (LL.M) programs.

Candidates can check complete details about CLAT LLB, BBA LLB, LLM Program 2020 including eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern etc from this page.


CLAT 2020 Dates

Issuance of Notification
1st January 2020
Application form will be available from
2nd week of January 2020
Last date for submission of online application 
4th week of March 2020
Downloading of Admit card
Last week of April 2020
Date of CLAT 2020 Test (Offline Mode)
10th May 2020 (Saturday, 03.00 PM to 05.00 PM)
Publication of Official Answer Key
03rd week of May 2020
CLAT Result 2020
Last week of May 2020


CLAT 2020 Information

Examination Name
CLAT 2020  – Common Law Admission Test
Conducting Body 
Consortium of National Law University
Mode of Examination 
0FFLINE mode (Pen and Paper based)
Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2020 
Undergraduate Program (Five Year Integrated LLB (Hons) Course)Candidates should have passed Higher Secondary School/Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability). Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2020 are also eligible to apply.Age Limit: There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2020
Post-Graduate Program (One Year LLM Course)Candidates must be LLB or equivalent degree with a minimum of (55% marks in case of Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories and Fifty 50% in case of SC/ST categories. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April / May 2020 are also eligible to apply.
Application Form – How to Register for CLAT 2020
The CLAT 2020 Registration is going  to start on online mode only at the official website or The aspirants need to register first and then proceed to fill in the details in the CLAT 2020 Application Form.. First step is to register for the exam by providing your personal details.The second step is to fill in other necessary information in the Application Form and upload images. The third and final step  of the CLAT 2020 application process is to pay the requisite amount of the Application Fee
Application Fee (For Exam Centres in India)
Application fees can be paid only online.Application Fee for General /OBC/PWD/NRI/ PIO/OCI candidates is Rs.4000/-Application Fee for SC/ST/BPL category candidates is Rs.3500/-
CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern
For UG CoursesThe test will be  held in offline mode. Aspirants shall be provided 2 hours to finish the exam. Negative marking of 0.25 marks is allotted for incorrect answers.SectionEnglish using Comprehension – 40 No. of Questions & 40 MarksGeneral Knowledge /Current Affairs – 50 No. of Questions & 50 MarksElementary Mathematics – 20 No. of Questions & 20 MarksLegal Aptitude – 50 No. of Questions & 50 MarksLogical Reasoning – 40 No. of Questions & 40 MarksFor PG CoursesThe question paper consists of two sections Multiple choice Question (100 Marks )  from Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and Other Law subjects such as contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, Property Law and Subjective Question (50 marks) on the topics of law and contemporary issuesAspirants will be given 2 hours time to complete the exam and negative marking of 0.25 marks will be implied for an incorrect answer.
CLAT 2020 Exam Syllabus
Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas for UG CoursesEnglish 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..
CLAT Admit Card 2020 
The Admit Card/Hall ticket can be downloaded by the candidate by logging into his/her account. The exact date on which the hall tickets will be made available will be intimated on the website.
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.


List of Participating 21 National Law Universities

  • 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)
  • Dr. 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