National University of Study And Research In Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will conduct CLAT 2020 in offline mode on May 10, 2020.  CLAT 2020 will be held at more than 60 centres around the country for admitting candidates to undergraduate law programs offered by the 21 participating NLUs. The total seat intake for UG programs at the NLUs is around 2500. The application form of CLAT 2020 has commenced on January 1; Last date to submit the application form is March 31. The admit card of CLAT 2020 will be released around the 2nd week of May. 

The CLAT consortium has, on November 21, approved a slew of changes in the exam pattern for the new session, including reducing the number of questions to 150 from 200. Also, comprehension-based questions will be asked from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. The reduction in number of questions is done to reduce the mental stress on candidates, explained Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR . Also, the inclusion of comprehension based questions is aimed at attracting candidates with competence in reading texts and demonstrated skills in inferential reasoning. 

CLAT 2020 result will be declared on May 24. Also, apart from the 21 participating NLUs, 52 private universities as well as DBRANLU Sonipat, Haryana, will use CLAT 2020 scores for admission purpose.

Based on CLAT 2020 scores, admission will be offered to various law programs like BA LLB, B.Sc LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, and BSW LLB. The minimum eligibility criteria for appearing in the national-level exam is a 10+2 pass scoring minimum 45% marks (relaxation in minimum marks applies to reserved categories). Also, there is no upper age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020.

 

The law aspirants need to check CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria to ensure they follow the right protocols prescribed for the admission process; refer the bullet points given below for complete details.

Eligibility requirement for UG program:

  • Qualifying exam: The candidate must have passed 10+2 or an equivalent exam from a recognised university or board.
  • Marks in qualifying exam: General category candidates need minimum 45% marks in the qualifying exam,  while SC and ST candidates need only 40% marks.
  • Age limit: There is no upper age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020
  • Candidates who are appearing in qualifying exam in March/April 2020: Such candidates may also apply, subject to the condition they produce evidence of passing the qualifying exam at time of admission.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

CLAT application form 2020 has been released in online mode on January 1; last date to apply for CLAT 2020 is March 31. When filling the CLAT 2020 application form, one must use only genuine and verifiable information; if caught sharing false information, one can be disqualified at any stage of the admission process. Also, it is recommended that the candidate goes through the information brochure and understands all the nuances so that the application process is simple and error-free.  For example, the candidate can check out what exam centres are available, or what are the specifications of the images that have to be uploaded (which is also included here for the convenience of the candidate).

How to fill CLAT 2020 application form

  • Registration: The first step in the application process, the candidate has to register by entering details their name, email id, mobile number, and other details. 

  • Fill in relevant details: The application form will have various sections like personal, academic and contact details which have to be duly filled.

  • Upload documents: Scanned copies of signature, photograph and other documents in prescribed specification (refer table below) has to be uploaded.

Document specification                   

Document

Image size (maximum)

Format

Photograph

500 KB

Signature

100 KB

State domicile certificate

2 MB

PDF

  • Application fee: Depending on the category of the candidate, the application fee may vary as shown in the table below.

Application Fees

CategoryQuotaModeGenderAmount
ST, SC OnlineMale, Female, Transgender₹ 3500
General, OBC OnlineMale, Female, Transgender₹ 4000
General, OBCPWDOnlineMale, Female, Transgender₹ 4000
Section
English including comprehension
General knowledge and current affairs
Elementary mathematics (numerical ability)
Legal aptitude
Logical reasoning

The CLAT consortium has approved some major changes to the CLAT 2020 exam pattern. These include reducing the number of questions to 150 from 200. Also, comprehension-based questions will be asked from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. The updated CLAT 2020 exam pattern is provided here as notified by the conducting body.

CLAT Exam pattern 2020 (Updated)

Exam modeOffline
LanguageEnglish
Type of questionsCLAT UG – Objective type test 
 CLAT PG – Objective + Subjective type questions
Total number of questionCLAT UG – 100 MCQs 
CLAT PG – 100 MCQs + 2 subjective type questions
Exam duration2 hours
Negative marking0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer

CLAT Exam Pattern (OLD)

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

English including Comprehension

40

40

Legal Aptitude

50

50

Logical Reasoning

40

40

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50

50

Elementary Mathematics and Numerical Ability

20

20

Total

200

200

The CLAT consortium has approved some major changes to the CLAT 2020 exam pattern. These include reducing the number of questions to 150 from 200. Also, comprehension-based questions will be asked from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. The updated CLAT 2020 exam pattern is provided here as notified by the conducting body.

CLAT Exam pattern 2020 (Updated)

Exam modeOffline
LanguageEnglish
Type of questionsCLAT UG – Objective type test 
 CLAT PG – Objective + Subjective type questions
Total number of questionCLAT UG – 100 MCQs 
CLAT PG – 100 MCQs + 2 subjective type questions
Exam duration2 hours
Negative marking0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer

CLAT Exam Pattern (OLD)

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

English including Comprehension

40

40

Legal Aptitude

50

50

Logical Reasoning

40

40

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50

50

Elementary Mathematics and Numerical Ability

20

20

Total

200

200

National Level Exam

English

Once a year

2 Hours

National University of Study and Research in Law Ranchi

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