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CLAT 2020 - Common Law Admission Test acronym as CLAT is conducted on the National level by one of the seven top Law institutes of India in more than 20 main cities of the country. It is an entrance exam for students who want to pursue 5 years integrated law course and PG Course in 21 National Law Universities - the best law institutes of India.

Some of the other prestigious law institutes of India also consider CLAT scores as the criterion to give admission to law aspirants. Performance in Common Admission Test or CLAT, followed by Group Discussions and Personal Interviews, serves as the basis for admission.

CLAT 2020 is being conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala this year in Online mode.


Common-Law Admission Test CLAT 2020 Important Dates

Date of  Notification and Start of Online Registration

StartingDate of Online Application: 1 January, 2015  
Last Date of Online Application: 31 March, 2015
Date of Examination CLAT 2015 : 10 May, 2015
  • 1st January 2020

Last Date of submission of Online Application

  • 31st March 2020

Date of Availablity of Admit Cards for Download

  • April 2020

Date of Examination

  • 10th May 2020

Date of Availability of Answer Key

  • 11th May 2020

Date of Declaration of Results       

  • May 2020

CLAT 2019 was held on

  • 26th May 2019 


CLAT 2020 Exam Eligibility

Educational Qualification
For UG Courses
To be eligible to appear in CLAT the aspiring candidate should have obtained a Senior Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC and ST candidates).

Age Limit
The candidates should be below 20 years of age as on 1st July 2020 (22 years in case of SC and ST candidates).

Note: Candidates who are appearing or have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test. However, such candidates are required to have passed the qualifying examination at the time of their admission and must be able to submit proofs in support of their claims. 

For PG Courses
Aspiring candidates should have obtained an LL.B/B.L. Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC and  ST candidates).

Note: The candidates who have passed the qualifying degree examination through supplementary/ compartment and repeat attempts are also eligible for appearing in the test and taking admission provided that such candidates will have to produce the proof of having passed the qualifying examination with fifty-five/fifty per cent marks, as the case may be, on the date of their admission or within the time allowed by the respective universities.

The candidates who are appearing or have appeared in the qualifying degree examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test.


CLAT 2020 Exam Syllabus

CLAT 2020 consists of the following topics.

English Including Comprehension
The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar.

  • In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage given, its central theme and meanings of the words used therein, etc.
  • The grammar section will focus on the correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in the given sentences with appropriate words, etc.

General Knowledge and Currents Affairs
As far as general knowledge is concerned; the candidates will be assessed on their general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test a candidate’s knowledge of current affairs.

This section will test the candidate’s knowledge of elementary mathematics, i.e. mathematics taught up to Class X.

Legal Aptitude
This section will test the candidate’s interest in the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Questions asked may comprise of legal propositions/ principles and a set of facts to which the said proposition/ principle has to be applied to arrive at a most reasonable conclusion. Such propositions may or may not be ‘true’ in the real sense, yet the candidates will have to assume that the given propositions are true and answer the questions accordingly. An example of such a legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others who are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theatre across India for one year.

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 will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.


CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a multiple-choice based entrance exam consisting of 200 questions from the following topics.

For UG Courses

Sr. No.


No. of Ques.




General English





2 Hrs.


General Knowledge/Current Affairs




Elementary Mathematics




Legal Aptitude




Logical Reasoning







For PG Courses

Sr. No.


No. of Ques.




Long Essay Type Descriptive Questions (Covering Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence)
Long Essay Type Descriptive Questions. (Covering Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence)

4 (25 marks each)


2 Hrs.


Multiple-Choice Questions (Covering all compulsory law subjects prescribed by the BCI for the Under-Graduate Course except Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence)

50 (1 mark each)






 There shall be Negative Marking both for UG/PG, wherein 0.25 mark will be deducted for each of the wrong answers to multiple-choice questions.


CLAT 2020 Exam Dates
This Law Entrance Test is normally held in the second week of May.

CLAT 2020 Exam process
The admission process to India’s topmost Law institutes consists of the following few steps:

  • Performance in CLAT is the primary basis for shortlisting candidates for the second round of admission process, which comprises of GD(PI) or personal interview.
  • After the GD/PI round, admission offers are made by the law institutes to successful candidates. The ranking and final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes and may include performance in CLAT, and performance in GD/PI.


How to apply for CLAT 2020 Exam?
Candidates can apply Online by visiting and following the instructions given on the website ( The online payment for applying for CLAT 2020 can be made through net-banking, debit card, credit card, etc. In case of an online application, the candidates will have to bear the additional transaction costs for remitting the fees online through payment gateways.

Mode of Applying
Application for CLAT-2020 can also be made through online ( including online payment of application fees and uploading of the passport size (3.5 x 4.5) photograph and scanned copy of the signature through electronic mode. Candidates applying online must visit and carefully read the instructions given on the CLAT website ( The online payment can be made through net-banking, debit card, credit card, etc. In case of an online application, the candidates will have to bear the additional transaction costs for remitting the fees online through payment gateways.

Note: Incomplete application or application received after the last date shall not be considered. University shall not be responsible for any postal/courier delay.


CLAT 2020 Exam Fees
CLAT exam Fee will be as follows.

  • Rs.4000/- for General/OBC/SAP candidates
  • Rs.3500/- for SC/ST candidates


CLAT 2020 Exam Test Centres
CLAT exam will be held at the following centres.

Centre Codes

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CLAT Exam Participating Institutes

  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  2. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal 
  4. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata 
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur 
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 
  7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Punjab
  10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna
  11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
  12. National Law University, Cuttack
  13. National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi
  14. National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
  16. Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
  17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
  18. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
  19. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 
  20. Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla
  21. Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur

Private law colleges accepting CLAT scores are:

  1. Alliance School of Law, Bangalore
  2. Asian Law College, Noida
  3. Amity University, Noida
  4. Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
  5. Delhi Institute of Rural Development, Holambi, Delhi
  6. Disha Law College, Raipur
  7. Galgotias University, Greater Noida
  8. Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat
  9. Harlal School of Law, Greater Noida
  10. IFIM Law College, Bengaluru
  11. Indore Institute of Law, Indore
  12. Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmadabad
  13. Jagannath University, Jaipur
  14. JECRC University, Jaipur
  15. JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus School of Law, Greater Noida
  16. Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
  17. Maharaja Surajmal Brij University, Bharatpur
  18. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
  19. Manipal University, Jaipur
  20. MATS University, Raipur
  21. Mewar University, Chittorgarh
  22. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  23. NIMT Institute of Method & Law, Delhi NCR
  24. Prestige Institute of Management & Research, Indore
  25. RNB Global University, Bikaner
  26. Ramaiah Institute of Legal Studies, Bengaluru
  27. Renaissance Law College, Indore
  28. School of Law, THE NorthCap University, Gurugram, Haryana
  29. Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
  30. Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun
  31. SRM University, Haryana
  32. Vivekanand Global University, Jaipur

Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) accepting CLAT scores are

  1. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, Dehradun
  2. Oil India Limited
  3. GAIL India Limited

CLAT 2020 Contact Details