Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

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Qualifying exam

  • Undergraduate Law Programmes : Candidates who have passed their Senior Secondary School Examination/ 12th Board Examination can apply.

 

  • Postgraduate Law Programmes : Aspirants applying for admission to the LLM program needs to hold a valid bachelor’s degree in law or any equivalent exam. Both five-year integrated and three-year law degrees are accepted.

Marks in qualifying exam

  • Undergraduate Law Programmes : Candidates who have passed their Senior Secondary School Examination/ 12th Board Examination can apply.

 

  • Postgraduate Law Programmes : Aspirants applying for admission to the LLM program needs to hold a valid bachelor’s degree in law or any equivalent exam. Both five-year integrated and three-year law degrees are accepted.

Number of Attempts

  • Undergraduate Law Programmes : There is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020 for UG program.

 

  • Postgraduate Law Programmes : Like in CLAT UG, there is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020 for PG program as well.

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a National level entrance exam for admission in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at NLUs (National Law Universities) and other universities. Till 2018 CLAT was conducted by NLUs on a rational basis but from 2019 it will conducted by a permanent body that is formed by the universities- The Consortium of NLUs (NLSIU Bangalore).  The application form of CLAT 2020 is available from 1sth January 2020 while the exam is held on 10th May.

Exam Pattern of CLAT

The following are the details of the exam pattern of CLAT 2020. By knowing about the exam pattern, the candidate gets familiar with the particulars like- mode, duration, section, marking scheme etc.

UG Exam Pattern-

CLAT 2020 exam pattern has been revised for UG courses. The number of questions has been reduced from 200 to 150 questions.

  • Time: The total time provided is 2 hours
  • Questions: 150 questions will be asked in CLAT UG
  • Language: exam language will be English only
  • Marking scheme: there will negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect response

PG Exam Pattern-

  • Time: The total time provided for completing exam is 2 hours
  • Questions: 150 questions will be asked in CLAT PG
  • Marking Scheme: for every correct answer the candidate will be awarded with 1 mark
  • Negative marking: there will negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect response by the candidate
  • Language: language of CLAT exam will be English only

Syllabus of CLAT 2020

UG Syllabus:

  1. English ( Reading comprehension, grammar section etc)
  2. General Knowledge and Current affairs
  3. Mathematics (elementary maths)
  4. Legal Aptitude (this section will test the law knowledge )
  5. Logical Reasoning ( syllogism, analogies etc)

Eligibility for CLAT exam      

Below will the eligibility criteria according to CLAT exam 2020:

UG Eligibility

  • Required qualification: Candidate should pass the Class XII or Equivalent exam from a recognized Board/universities
  • While student who are appearing in the exam of April can also apply
  • Marks/ Percentage: 45% in case of unreserved/OBC/specially abled person (SAP)

            40% in case of SC/ST candidates

  • Age Limit: there is no upper limit as such specified

              PG eligibility

  • Required qualification: Candidate must have done LL.B or equivalent exam
  • While student who are appearing in the final semester of the qualifying exam can also appear for the exam
  • Marks/Percentage: 55% in case of unreserved/OBC/specially abled person (SAP)

            50% in case of SC/ST candidates

  • Age Limit: there is no upper limit as such specified