CLAT Exam 2020: CLAT 2020 Examination has been postponed due to CoronaVirus COVID 19 pandemic spread in the world. The exam has now been scheduled on May 24, 2020. The application deadline has also been extended to April 25. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered by 22 National Law Universities around the country. CLAT is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of the representative universities.


CLAT Exam 2020The Consortium of National Law Universities was established on 19th August, 2017 with the aim of improving the standard of legal education in the country and justice system through legal education with Prof. R. Venkata Rao, erstwhile Vice-Chancellor, NLSIU as President and Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR, as Vice-President. NLUs were created on the pattern of IIMs and IITs. NLUs have changed the face of legal education in India. Infact, India, is the only country in the world which has Universities for legal discipline alone. Today, we have 23 NLUs out of which 22 are admitting students through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) (National Law University, Delhi having its own separate test).From 1987 to 2007, there were only seven NLUs each having its own test.


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Important Dates

Applications Open
Jan 01, 2020
Application Deadline
Mar 31 (Extended Till Apr 25, 2020)
CLAT 2020 Examination
May 10 (New Date May 24, 2020)
Uploading of Answer Keys
Last week of May, 2020
Result Date
Last week of May, 2020
Application fees for Application fee for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI
INR 4000
Application fee for SC/ST/BPL
INR 3500
The cost of previous years' question papers
INR 500




Under Graduate (UG):

  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.

Post Graduate (PG):

  1. An LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty percent (50%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and Forty-Five percent (45%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  2. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2020 are also eligible to apply.
  3. No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT 2020.

Question Paper Format


Maximum Marks
Duration of CLAT 2020 Exam
120 Minute
120 Minute
Multiple-Choice Questions
Negative Marking
0.25 Mark for each wrong ans
0.25 Mark for each wrong ans
Subject Areas
50 Q
28-32 Q
Current Affairs, including GK
35-39 Q
Legal Reasoning
35-39 Q
Logical Reasoning
28-32 Q
Quantitative Techniques
13-17 Q



  1. Constitutional Law.
  2. Other areas of law such as Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law.

**Only candidates who secure 40% (35% in case of SC, ST, and PWD) marks in the objective section will qualify for the evaluation of their answers in the descriptive section.



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