CLAT Exam 2020 – Postponed, Revised Date, Application, Syllabus, Pattern

The Common Law Admission Test is a national level entrance exam for candidates who want to study in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 22 NLUs and other colleges or universities accepting exam scores.

NLU has postponed the admission test that was scheduled to be held on 10 May 2020, due to CoronaVirus (COVID-19) pushed back. 

Now, the CLAT Exam 2020 will be held on 24th May 2020 and the last date for applying for the exam has also been extended to 25th April 2020. Read this article, to get the latest details about CLAT Exam 2020, Postponed, Revised Date, Application, Syllabus, Pattern.

CLAT Exam Highlights 2020

CLAT is the national level law entrance exam in all over India. All the NLUs use CLAT score to take admission, other than NLU Delhi which conducts All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) to fill seats in colleges and Universities of India. Every year more than 40 to 50 thousands candidates apply for CLAT, in hopes to get admission in 2000+ seats. The CLAT Highlights takes the information about the exam 2020. It provides the Name of Exam, Frequencies, Mode of Exam, Time Duration and other important details about the Exam of CLAT 2020. The following details are given below in the tabular form:-

Exam Name

Common Law Admission Test

Frequency of CLAT Exam 2020

One time in a year

Mode of CLAT Exam 2020

Offline Mode

Time Duration of CLAT Exam 2020

2 Hours ( 120 Minutes)

Test Takers

59,000 Approx

Accepting Colleges

118 Colleges

Official Website

Exam Dates Of CLAT Exam 2020

The important dates of the CLAT Exams 2020 that are available on the official website. The candidates who want to fill the form can also check the details of the CLAT Exam Dates. The exam dates are very important and necessary for the candidates. CLAT Consortium announced the exam date and few changes in the exam pattern of CLAT 2020. The online application of CLAT 2020 started on the official website. All steps of application form are necessary to complete. There are various channels for admission for the candidates. The Exam date details are given below in the tabular form:-

CLAT Exam 2020 Events

Important Dates

Start date of filling application form

1 January 2020

Last date of filling application form

31 Mar 2020 25 April 2020

Release of admit card

May 2020

CLAT 2020 exam date

10 May 2020 24 May 2020

Answer key released date

11 May 2020 25 May 2020

Objection window

11 May 2020 25 May 2020

Final answer key release

18 May 2020 May 2020

Declaration of result

24 May 2020 May 2020

Start date of counselling process

First week of June 2020

Process Of CLAT Exam 2020

The candidates looking for admissions to NLU or law schools accepting CLAT scores have to follow the process as given below:-

1. Online Application

The CLAT opens the application form window in online mode on the official website of CLAT. The candidates looking admissions through CLAT exam have to apply before the last date of application after completing each step including, registration, filling up the form, uploading documents and fee payment etc.

2. Issuing Of Admit Card

The candidates who have successfully filled and submitted the application form of CLAT will be issued admit cards to appear for the examination and the admit card is very important documents for the Exam. The admit card of CLAT 2020 will contain details about the test-taking candidate, registration number, exam mode, exam centre name and location, and test schedule etc.

3. Appearing For the Exam

The candidates have to appear for the entrance exam at the test centres of CLAT 2020. The test timings for CLAT 2020 are 3 pm to 5 pm. The candidates should report to their test centre at 2 pm on the exam date and the candidates should have their admit card and a valid photo ID proof with them.

4. Declaration Of Results

The CLAT will announce results of CLAT 2020 on the official website along with a provisional merit list for each NLU and the candidates can check the information of results.

5. Admission Process

The counselling process of CLAT 2020 will begin in online mode with provisional seat allotment on the basis of the first merit list of the exam. The candidates have to confirm their seat after document verification and payment of counselling-cum-admission fee. 

Courses Offered Through CLAT Exam 2020

The National Law Universities in India except for the NLU Delhi and other top law colleges offer admissions to five-year integrated LLB courses, as well as LLM courses on the basis of CLAT scores. The courses offered details are given below:-

  • BA LLB (Bachelor of Art LLB)
  • BSc LLB (Bachelor of Science LLB)
  • BCom LLB (Bachelor of Commerce LLB)
  • BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration LLB)
  • BSW LLB (Bachelor of Social Work LLB)
  • LLM (Masters of Law)

Application Of CLAT Exam 2020

(i) The online enrollment for CLAT 2020 will open on 1st January 2020 and close on 25th May 2020.
(ii) The applications have to be submitted online only from website.
(iii) The CLAT 2020 examination will be held in the month of May 2020.
(iv) Candidates who want to Apply for CLAT Exam 2020, must read all instructions before applying the application form.
(v) Application Process for the CLAT of Courses will be started from 25th May 2020.
(vi) Go into the Filling option of the Application Form.
(vii) Then, fill all the required details for the Application form.
(viii) A registration number will be generated in your display, note the registration number, it is very important for the candidates.
(ix) The candidate at the relevant section and the certificates / documents produced at the time of admission, examination and admission process is found to be false or incorrect or if there is any discrepancy or mismatch between the information furnished, the provisional admission offered to the candidate shall stand cancelled with immediate effect without assigning any further reason and the candidate shall stand disqualified from being considered for further admission to the NLUs by the CLAT Consortium Office, the information furnished at any stage of the application
(x)Then, the Application Form requires some documents like Colored Photo and Scanned Signature. Candidates must fill the documents.
(xi) After that, the Application Form Fee process is coming, the candidates Paid the Application Form Fee.
(xii) Then, the application form will be completed. Take a print out of the Application fee for future references.

Application Fee Details are given in category wise:-


Application Fee

General Candidates

Rs. 4000/-

OBC Candidates

Rs. 4000/-

PWD Candidates

Rs. 4000/-

NRI Candidates

Rs. 4000/-

PIO Candidates

Rs. 4000/-

OCI Candidates

Rs. 4000/-

SC/ ST Candidates

Rs. 3500/-

BPL Candidates

Rs. 3500/-


Eligibility Criteria Of CLAT Exam 2020

CLAT provides the eligibility criteria for the candidates who want to fill the form of CLAT Exam 2020. Interested Candidates check the eligibility before applying for this application form. The eligibility process is very necessary for the candidates. The eligibility is described below:-

For the UG Law Courses

Age Limit

For the UG Law course in CLAT 2020 the candidates will have no upper age limit.


Candidates should have completed 12th from a recognized board or government board. The percentage of candidates which wants to fill the application form of CLAT 2020 in the qualifying examination should be as follows:-


Obtained Marks

General Candidates

45% Marks

OBC Candidates

45% Marks

PWD Candidates

45% Marks

NRI Candidates

45% Marks

PIO Candidates

45% Marks

OCI Candidates

45% Marks

SC/ ST Candidates

40% Marks

The candidates who are studying in 12th can also apply for the CLAT 2020 Exam. However, the candidates need to provide or submit the 12th mark sheet during the time of admission. These candidates should also complete the eligibility criteria at the time of admission in CLAT.

For the PG Law Courses

Age Limit

For the UG Law course in CLAT 2020 the candidates will have no upper age limit.


Candidates should have completed LL.B Degree from a recognized board or government board. The percentage of candidates which wants to fill the application form of CLAT 2020 in the qualifying examination should be as follows:-


Obtained Marks

General Candidates

55% Marks

OBC Candidates

55% Marks

PWD Candidates

55% Marks

NRI Candidates

55% Marks

PIO Candidates

55% Marks

OCI Candidates

55% Marks

SC/ ST Candidates

50% Marks

Admit Card Of CLAT Exam 2020

The candidates can download the CLAT EXam 2020 Admit Card on the official website CLAT. The Admit Card will be released in May 2020 on the official website. The candidates who successfully registered the Application form of CLAT are downloaded the Admit card of CLAT Exam 2020. The following steps are given below:-

  • Visit the official website of CLAT i.e;
  • Then, select the exam name and that is CLAT.
  • Click the given link of the “CLAT Admit Card 2020” link.
  • Then, read the instructions which are given and then select “Download Admit Card”
  • After that, the Admit Card display, the candidates can take a printout.

Details Mentioned on CLAT 2020 Admit Card

1. Candidate’s Name
2. Candidate’s Father and Mother’s Name
3. Photo and Signature of Candidates
4. Paper Code
5. Name and Address of Exam
6. Exam Timing and Dates
7. Exam Instruction.

CLAT Exam 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus is very important for the candidates who Apply for the Exam of CLAT Exam 2020. The candidates must check the Syllabus before starting the preparation of the CLAT Exam. The exam contains English Comprehension, General knowledge and Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and the details are given below:-


(i) Comprehension passages
(ii) Grammar
(iii) Word meanings
(iv) Incorrect/correct Sentences


(i) Algebra

(ii) Profit and loss

(iii) Time and work

(iv) Average, Speed and Distance

(v) Permutation-combination and Venn diagrams

(vi) Statistical estimation

(vii) Mensuration

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

(i) Static general knowledge including History, Polity, Geography, Environment, etc.

(ii) Current affairs- national of national and international importance, sports, new appointments, awards and honours etc.

Logical Reasoning

Logical and Analytical reasoning skills

Legal Aptitude

(i) Study of law

(ii) Research aptitude

(iii) Problem-solving ability

(iv) Questions based on hypothetical situations

(v) Important court decisions

Pattern Of CLAT Exam 2020

CLAT Exam 2020 patterns are very important for the candidates who are filling the CLAT Exam application form. The candidates check the exam pattern before starting the preparation of the CLAT Exam. The details of Exam Pattern is given below in the tabular form:-

CLAT Exam Pattern – UG

Mode of Examination


Duration of Examination

2 Hours (120 Minutes)

Language Options


Type of Questions


Total Number of Questions


Negative Marking

0.25 marks for each wrong questions

CLAT Exam Pattern – PG

Mode of Examination


Duration of Examination

2 Hours (120 Minutes)

Language Options


Type of Questions

Objective and Subjective

Total Number of Questions

100 (Objective Question) + 2 Essay type questions (800 word minimum) 

Negative Marking

0.25 marks for each wrong questions

CLAT Exam Center 2020

The candidates can choose the exam center of their relevant place. The options are given in the application form. The details of exam center is given below:-

  1. Allahabad
  2. Aurangabad
  3. Bengaluru
  4. Bhopal
  5. Bhubaneswar
  6. Chandigarh
  7. Chennai
  8. Dehradun
  9. Ernakulam
  10. Faridabad
  11. Gandhibagh
  12. Ghaziabad
  13. Gurugram
  14. Guwahati
  15. Hisar
  16. Hyderabad
  17. Indore
  18. Jabalpur
  19. Jaipur
  20. Jammu
  21. Jodhpur
  22. Kanpur
  23. Kolkata
  24. Lucknow
  25. Mumbai
  26. Nagpur
  27. New Delhi
  28. Noida
  29. Patiala
  30. Patna
  31. Pune
  32. Raipur
  33. Ranchi
  34. Shimla
  35. Siliguri
  36. Trichy
  37. Thiruvananthapuram
  38. Varanasi
  39. Vijayawada
  40. Visakhapatnam

CLAT Exam 2020 Cut Off

The cut off marks in the CLAT Exam 2020is basically based on various factors like appearing student number, difficulty of exam, candidates performance, and availability of seats.

Here the mark wise cut off details are given below in the tabular form:-

Law School

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

NLSIU Bangalore



NALSAR Hyderabad



NUJS Kolkata



NLIU Bhopal



NLU Jodhpur



GNLU Gandhinagar



HNLU Raipur



RMLNLU Lucknow



RGNUL Patiala



MNLU Mumbai



CNLU Patna



NLU Odisha






NUSRL Ranchi



NLUJA Guwahati



MNLU Nagpur



HPNLU Shimla






MNLU Aurangabad



DNLU Jabalpur



TNNLS, Tiruchirappalli



National Law University Accepting the Score of CLAT

Candidates can check the participating univeristy to apply for an check after the declaration of result to CLAT Exam 2020. Check the detail are given below in the tabular form:-

National Law School of India University(NLSIU), Bangalore

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU), Aurangabad

NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur(MNLU), Nagpur

Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla

National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU), Mumbai

West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences(WBNUJS), Kolkata

Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS) Tiruchirappalli

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam

National Law University, Jodhpur

National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA), Assam

Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur

National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar

National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Odisha

RMLNLU Lucknow

National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna

National Law University, Jabalpur

Private Universities Accepting CLAT 2020 Scores

The details of list of private colleges that accept CLAT scores for admission and there are following in the given table:-

Shobhit University, NH-58, Modipuram, Meerut, U.P

RNB Global University, Bikaner, Rajasthan

ISBR Law College, Bangalore

LLOYD Law College, Greater Noida

Glocal Law School, Glocal University Saharanpur Uttar Pradesh

Indore Institute of Law, Indore

Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies

Xavier Law School, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

Amity University, U.P.

Law College Dehradun

Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore

Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore

GITAM SCHOOL OF LAW, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam

Kalinga University, Naya Raipur, CG

ICFAI Law School, ICFAI University, Dehradun

Asian Law College, Noida

Siddharth Law College, Dehradun

Aryans College of Law, Punjab

School of Law, JIMS Engineering and Management Technical Campus Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

GLA University Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

REVA University, Bangalore, Karnataka

Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

School of Legal Studies, Mody University, Lakshmangarh Rajasthan

Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujrat

Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

ICFAI University, Tripura

Gujurat Maritime University, Ahmedabad

Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed-to-be-University) Mumbai

Bennett University, Greater Noida, NCT Region UP

DIRD College, Delhi

SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat

Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat, Delhi NCR

Maharishi Law School, Maharishi University of Information Technology, NCR Delhi

NIMT Institute of Method and Law, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

School of Law, Presidency University, Bengaluru

Manipal University, Jaipur, Rajasthan

School of Law, Oriental University, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

The North Cap University, Gurugram, Haryana

Academy of Law, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Jaipur

Dr. K N Modi University, Jaipur

Harlal School of Law, Knowledge Park I, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Galgotia University, Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh

Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Law, Bareilly Uttar Pradesh

Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur Rajasthan

The Raffles University, Alwar Rajasthan

IFIM Law School, Bangalore

Renaissance Law College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Jain University, Bangalore

ITM University Gwalior M.P.


Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Tamil Nadu

TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi

CLAT Exam Result 2020

The Result will be released in June 2020 after the CLAT 2020 Exam finishes. Candidates can check the result on the official website of CLAT. The following steps are given below:-

  • Visit the official website of CLAT and i.e;
  • Then, Click on “CLAT Result 2020”.
  • Fill the login details that is the Registration Number and Date of Birth.
  • After filling the required details click on the “Continue” button.
  • After that, download the PDF.
  • Then, Check your Roll No. in the PDF.


CLAT releases notifications of CLAT Exam every year and gives a better opportunity for those who want to study the related subject. I hope this blog can help you to know the CLAT requirements. CLAT Exam 2020,  that you have completed the article you know about What is the CLAT, 2nd is a highlight CLAT, then you know about the Exams Date and other important dates of CLAT exams then, eligible criteria, Syllabus, Exam Pattern of CLAT 2020 exams. If you want know about JCECE Exam 2020 then click on the given link.

Now, the candidates are advised that before applying to CLAT you should have to get all the details related to the CLAT exam. It helps you to perform better. At last, we only want to say that there is nothing big that we can not achieve. But only you should have to focus on their objectives.

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