CLAT 2020: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2020) is basically an all India common entrance examination which is scheduled to take place on 22nd August 2020. The admit card for the same is going to release in August 2020. This entrance test is planned to be conducted on a rotation basis by 19 national law universities (NLUs) of India. The students qualifying this entrance test is going to get admission into UG and PG degree programs of law in various notable universities located in all over India. With the help of this article, we are going to give you major details regarding CLAT 2020 such as exam dates, admit card, exam pattern, etc.

CLAT 2020: Application Form

The Application form of CLAT 2020 has been available at the online official portal from 1st January 2020. Candidates were asked to fill the application form online by providing correct details in the application form. For online registration, candidates need to provide their email id. As soon as you are done with keying in all the credentials, you will be asked to attach the scanned copies of your photograph, required documents and signature along with the online application form. In the end, take a print out as it might be required at the time of the admission process.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of CLAT 2020 for UG and PG Programme differ in terms of qualification. For UG programme, candidates must have qualified the 12th standard or equivalent exam from a recognized board or university. On the other hand, for PG programme, the candidate must have a minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination such as LL.B or else in any other equivalent examination. There is no upper age limit for both UG and PG programme in CLAT 2020.

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Exam Date

Events Dates 2020
Application Form Release Date 1st January 2020
Application Form Last date of filling 10th July 2020
Release of Admit Card To Be Announced
Exam Date 22nd August 2020
Answer key released date To Be Announced
Objection window Open To Be Announced
Announcement of Final answer key To Be Announced
Result Declaration To Be Announced
Counselling Process release Date To Be Announced

Exam Pattern

The CLAT 2020 exam is scheduled to be conducted in offline mode. The candidate will be given two hours for attempting the law examinations. There will two sections in the PG programme exam paper i.e. Objective and Descriptive Section. There is going to be the total number of 150 (for UG) and 150 (for PG) of multiple choice questions asked in the question paper. For each correct answer, the candidate will be awarded one mark 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. The questions of CLAT 2020 are going to be conducted in English language only.


The complete syllabus of CLAT 2020 has been declared online and the applicants who are going to appear in the examination can check it by visiting the official online portal. The syllabus will include topics from various subjects such as English comprising comprehension, General knowledge and Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

Preparation Tips

Candidates should prepare important short notes for each topic from their syllabus so that they can easily revise it a few days before the examination. Prepare a time table for your study that you must follow thoroughly each day till the exam date arrives. To evaluate your preparation, the candidate must practice the mock test or solve sample paper, in this way they can also improve your question-solving speed.

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Answer Key

The provisional answer key of CLAT 2020 is going to be released by NLUO Cuttack from August 2020 on the official site. The candidates can get the access to answer key through online mode. In case of any issue regarding any answer provided in the answer key, candidates can also raise objections. The answer key will give candidates an estimate of the scores that they might achieve in the exam result. The final answer key is going to be released by the authorities in August 2020 after accepting the objections that have been raised by the students.

Cut-Off Marks

The CLAT cut off is going to be released along with the result and it is basically the minimum marks that the candidates must score in order to qualify for the admission into the law universities. The Cut off marks are going to be on the basis of many criteria and one of them is rank scored by the candidate in the CLAT 2020 entrance test. For the counselling process, only those candidates who will qualify the cut-off marks will be called to attend the process.

Application Fee

The application fee has to be paid necessarily in order to complete the registration process successfully. The fee can be paid online via debit card or credit card. The fee is divided on the basis of categories of students such as for General/OBC/PWD/SAP it is Rs. 4000 and Rs. 3500 for SC/ST candidates.

Admit Card

The admit card of CLAT 2020 is going to be released online for the Law aspirants. It is going to be released a few days before examination on the month of August 2020. In order to check the admit card candidates have to visit the official site and have to login by providing their login credentials correctly. It is advised to all the students appearing for this upcoming examination to bring the hard copy of their to admit card in the exam centre as entry without hall ticket in the examination hall is strictly restricted.

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Result Announcement

After the entrance test of CLAT 2020 is conducted, the result will be soon released by the authorities in September 2020. Candidate can easily get the access the CLAT result through online mode as it is going to available at the official online portal and in order to check that, the candidate must enter their correct login credentials at first. The CLAT 2020 result is going to include roll number, name of the candidate, marks scored, rank achieved, among many details.

Counselling Process

After the result is announced and the candidates qualifying the cut off marks are then going to attend the counselling and admission process. The seats will be allotted to the qualifying candidates based on the ranks scored in CLAT 2020 entrance test. The admission in UG and PG programme is completely going to be followed by centralized online counselling that will be held by the CLAT authority. After the document verification, the final admission will be offered to the qualified candidates.

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