What is CLAT?

Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) also known as CLAT is conducted by National Law Universities in India. It’s a centralized test conducted for admission in 21 National Law Universities in India. Other than that 43 other institutes and two public sectors are also eligible to use these scores. The exam is conducted by 21 participating law universities rotationally. The test is taken after the higher secondary education or 12th grade for admission to undergraduate courses and after post-graduation in law.  

What’s New in CLAT 2020?

Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) is one of the top law entrance exams conducted to shortlist candidates for admission in top-ranked national law schools in the country. Website – The website for CLAT has been changed and the address of the new website is The number of questions – The number of questions in CLAT has been reduced from 150 to 200. 3.Questions in CLAT UG  – Now, comprehension based questions will also be asked from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning. CLAT 2020 Syllabus English Language Current Affairs, including General Knowledge Legal Reasoning Logical Reasoning Quantitative Techniques

CLAT 2020 UG Syllabus Explanation

English including comprehension – In English section, comprehension based questions will be asked. On the basis of these questions, the candidate’s skills on understanding the passages and its central theme will be accessed.

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge – In this section, questions are based on national and international current affairs, general knowledge. Through these questions static, general knowledge and awareness of the candidate will be tested.

Legal aptitude – In this section, questions will be asked on the basis of the study of law, research aptitude, and problem-solving ability. Through these questions, the interest of the candidate in legal propositions will be tested.

Logical reasoning – In this section, questions are based on syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies and the purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links, arguments.

CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam – Exam is held in offline mode only.

Duration – The duration of the exam is 2 hours.

Language – The question paper is only provided in the English language.

Total no of questions – The total number of questions in the exam is 150 Type of questions – All the questions are of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) Section – There are 5 sections in the exam, for Quantitative Techniques English Current Affairs Deductive Reasoning Logical Reasoning Marking Scheme – Candidates will get 1 mark for a correct answer.


Age limit – No upper age limit for candidates who wish to apply for CLAT 2020.

Qualification – Candidates must have completed 10+2 from a recognized board. The percentage of candidates in the qualifying examination should be as follows 45% marks – for General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI candidates. 40% marks – for SC / ST candidates. Candidates studying in 10+2 can also apply. However, they need to submit the mark sheet during the time of admission. These candidates should fulfill the eligibility criteria at the time of admission.

CLAT 2020 Important Dates
Online application form releases on 01 Jan 2020
Last date to submit the application form 31 Mar 2020
Admit card releases on To be announced
CLAT 2020 Exam Date 10 May 2020
Publication of Official Answer Key 11 May 2020
Objections can be submitted from 12 to 15 May 2020
Notification of final answer key 18 May 2020
Result declaration on 24 May 2020

CLAT 2020 Application Fee 

CLAT 2020 Application Form Application fee
General / OBC / PWD/ Rs. 4000
NRI / PIO / OCI candidates Rs. 4000
SC / ST / BPL candidates Rs. 3500

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