About CLAT

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered by 21 National Law Universities around the country. CLAT is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of the representative universities.

21 National Law Universities

 

  1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
  2. National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
  3. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
  4. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata
  5. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
  7. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
  8. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab
  10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
  11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
  12. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
  13. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
  14. National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
  16. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
  17. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
  18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad
  19. Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla
  20. Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur
  21. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat

 

 

The pattern of Question Paper for the UG Courses in CLAT 2020

 

  1. Maximum Marks : 150
  2. Duration of CLAT 2020 Exam:  02:00 Hours
  3. Multiple-Choice Questions: 150 questions of one mark each
  4. Subject areas with weight-age:
    1. English Language
    2. Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
    3. Legal Reasoning
    4. Logical Reasoning
    5. Quantitative Techniques
  5. Negative Marking: 25 Mark for each wrong answer

 

Eligibility (UG Programme)

 

  1. There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2020.
  2. As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:
    1. Forty five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories
    2. Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  3. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April, 2020 are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2020 examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
  4. The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
  5. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
    1. Higher marks in the component / section on legal aptitude in the CLAT 2020 exam;
    2. Higher age;
    3. Computerised draw of lots.