The common law admission test (CLAT 2020), is an all India common entrance examination. It is conducted on a rotation basis by 19 national law universities (NLUs) of India. It is organizes for offering admission into UG and PG degree programs of law. Through this examination, appearing candidate can get admission in various universities in all over India. Read this article, to get latest details about CLAT 2020 including, dates, application form, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern etc.
CLAT 2020 Application Form
Check application details given below carefully and follow it to fill the online application form:
- The application form will be available through online mode only.
- CLAT application form will be available from the first week of January 2020.
- Candidate needs to fill the valid details in the application form.
- Candidate will need their email id for the online registration.
- Once candidate will create the login id and password after that they have to upload the scanned copies of documents, signature and passport size photograph.
- Correction will be provided by the official authority after the completion of application form.
- Submit the application form and take the printout of it. Keep the printout till the admission procedure.
Application fee can be paid through online (by debit card/credit card) mode. The application fee is given below:
- Rs. 4000/- for General/OBC/PWD/SAP
- Rs. 3500/- for SC/ST
CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Information regarding the eligibility criteria, candidates can see the details mentioned below:
- Age Limit: There will be no upper age limit for UG programme in CLAT 2020.
- Qualifying Exam: Candidate should qualify the class 12th or equivalent exam from a recognized board or university.
- Percentage: 45% marks in case of the candidates belonging to unreserved/OBC/specially abled person (SAP) and other categories and 40% marks in case of the candidates belonging to SC or ST categories.
- Appearing candidates: Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying exam in March/April 2018 also eligible for the appearing in CLAT 2018 online examination. They shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing of their qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
- Age limit: No upper age limit prescribed for appearing CLAT 2020.
- Qualifying Exam: The candidate must have minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination i.e. LL.B or any other equivalent exam.
- Minimum Marks: 55% marks in case of the candidate is belonging to unreserved categories/OBC and other categories. 50% marks in case of candidate belonging to schedule cast/ schedule tribe.
- Appearing Candidates: The candidate must passed/appeared in the final semester or final year of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission
CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern
For the preparation of the examination, the candidate should know about the Exam Pattern. Information regarding the CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern is given below. Mentioned information is based on the last year information.
- Duration: 2 Hours
- Maximum Marks: 200
- Type of Questions: MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
- Mode of Examination: Online
- Marking Scheme: +1 for each correct answer and -0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
|English including comprehension
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Exam Pattern for the PG Courses:
- Time Duration: 2 Hours
- Total Marks: 150
- Type of Questions: MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
- Mode of Examination: Online
- Marking Scheme: +1 for each correct answer, and -0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
|Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.
CLAT 2020 Syllabus
Candidate should know about the examination syllabus for the preparation of the exam. From the syllabus, candidate knows about the specified topics that what to be prepared for the examination. The mentioned syllabus is based on the last year examination syllabus. Candidates can see the CLAT 2020 syllabus from below-
- English including comprehension- Includes correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling in the blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
- General Knowledge and Current Affairs- Includes national and international current affairs and GK
- Mathematics- Includes 10th Standard maths.
- Legal Aptitude- Includes legal propositions and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
- Logical Reasoning- Includes logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc
- Constitutional Law- Includes laws related to the nation etc.
- Jurisprudence- Includes legal systems, legal reasoning, legal institutions and their role in the society.
- Other Law Subjects such as Contract Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR- These section includes family laws, cyber law, civil law etc.
CLAT 2019 - The Common Law Admission Test for the admission year 2019-2020 will be held by National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO) on May 26, 2019 (Sunday). Unlike the previous years, the national-level law examination for admissions into NLUs will be administered offline. Further, the most-sought after law entrance exam, CLAT 2019 will be conducted for 21 NLUs including Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU) and Himachal Pradesh National Law University . The CLAT 2019 conducting body, NLU Odisha has announced the admission notification of Common Law Admission Test on January 1, 2019, following by its application process commencing from January 13, 2019. Earlier, it was decided that CLAT 2019 application form would be available on January 10, 2019. The CLAT is held every year by an NLU for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes in the participating National Law Universities of the CLAT Core Committee. In addition to the NLUs participating in CLAT, over 25 private law schools will be accepting CLAT 2019 scores for their BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB BSc LLB and LLM programmes.
Careers360 in aid to help CLAT aspirants like you have compiled the CLAT 2019 preparation tips from experts and toppers, suggesting important books and topics, which may eventually help you in qualifying the Common Law Admission Test.
Before we begin with the preparation strategy of CLAT 2019, let us take an overview of CLAT where will know what’s new this year, the CLAT eligibility criteria, the exam pattern and syllabus of CLAT 2019.
What’s new in CLAT 2019: Major changes and Updates
- April 16, 2019 - CLAT 2019 application deadline extended for candidates who have previously registered for the test but could not complete the application process till April 20, 2019.
- March 18, 2019 : CLAT rescheduled to May 26, 2019 owing to Lok Sabha elections. The application deadline has alos been extended to April 15, 2019.
- January 9, 2019 - CLAT 2019 application form postponed by three days.
- January 9, 2019 - CLAT 2019 official website launched.
- January 7, 2019 - CLAT 2019 website will be launched soon.
- January 5, 2019 - CLAT Application Form 2019 will be available from January 13 to March 31, 2019 as per the official notification of National Law University Odisha, Cuttack.
- October 4, 2018 - CLAT 2019 will be conducted on May 12, 2019 as announced by the CLAT Committee.
- Further, this year the the CLAT takers will appear for the law entrance exam for admissions to as many as 21 NLUs, even as Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh DNLU) and Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla (HPNLU) has been inducted in the CLAT 2019 Core Committee. With the ‘new’ NLU participating in CLAT, the undergraduate seats have gone up by 120, increasing it to 2420.
- CLAT 2019 will be conducted in offline mode.
CLAT 2019: Overview
Common Law Admission Test
Undergraduate and Postgraduate
National Law University Odisha Cuttack
Total Number of Participating Institutes
21 NLUs and over 25 Private Law Schools
Total Number of Offered Seats
Total Number of Test Takers
What all are needed for a better CLAT 2019 preparation?
To qualify CLAT 2019, candidates will need the following:
Fail-proof CLAT 2019 preparation strategy
Understanding of CLAT syllabus 2019
Complete awareness of CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern
Important topics from Common Law Admission Test
Recommended books for CLAT 2019
Tips from exam experts and CLAT toppers
Let us now proceed to integrities of CLAT 2019, while we discuss the exam pattern and syllabus of CLAT.
CLAT 2019: Exam Pattern
NLU Odisha, this year’s Common Law Admission Test administering NLU has announced CLAT 2019 exam pattern. However, the law aspirants can check here the exam pattern of CLAT, which is not expected to change this year too. With the CLAT exam pattern, aspirants will have a fair idea of the CLAT paper including number of questions, type of questions, marks and marking scheme.
CLAT 2019 Exam Mode - The Common Law Admission Test will be held offline, where the candidates will be seated against the computer machines allotted to them.
CLAT 2019 Examination Duration - The national-level law exam will be held for 120 minutes, i.e., 2 hours, commencing at 3:00 pm. The offline question-response sheet of CLAT 2019 allotted to the candidates will be taken away at 5:00 pm.
CLAT 2019 Questions - The CLAT applicants will have to answer as many as 200 questions. The questions will be of objective-nature with multiple-choice answer options. The law aspirants will need to choose the correct answer for the question by clicking on it.
CLAT 2019 Marks - The offline paper of CLAT will carry a total marks of 200, which means every question carries one mark.
CLAT 2019 Marking Scheme - Candidates attempting each question correctly will be awarded one mark. If any question is attempted wrong, there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks from the total CLAT 2019 score.
CLAT 2019 Question Language - All the questions in the offline CLAT 2019 paper will be in English language only.
CLAT 2019 Subjects and Important Topics - The Common Law Admission Test will have questions from as many as five subjects including Elementary Mathematics, English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
CLAT 2019 Subject-wise distribution of Questions - Of the five subjects, English and Logical Reasoning subjects will have 40 questions, General Knowledge and Legal Aptitude subjects will have 50 questions and there will be as many as 20 questions from Mathematics subject.
Below is the info-graphics which will help you in getting a fair idea of the subject-wise distribution of questions in CLAT 2019.
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WHAT IS CLAT
Common Law Admission Test, commonly known as CLAT is conducted annually by National Law Universities (NLUs) for admission to their undergraduate Law programmes (BA LLB, B.Com LLB and B.Sc. LLB). The entrance exam for admission to more that 2250 seats across 17 NLUs is held in online mode.
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CLAT 2017 – Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna will be conducting Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) this year. CLAT 2017 will be conducted on May 14 as the applications will begin from January 1, 2017. CLAT is one of the most popular law entrance examinations among law aspirants seeking admissions for five-year integrated law programmes (BA LLB, B.Com LLB, B.Sc LLB and BBA LLB) into National Law Universities (NLUs) and other law schools accepting scores of the common law admission test. In addition to the undergraduate law programmes, CLAT is also conducted for postgraduate law programmes including LLM. Candidates aspiring for this national level law admission test can check details about CLAT 2017 including important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, examination centres, result, score card, cut off, counselling and seat allotment.
CLAT– Did you know?
Common Law Admission Test is conducted every year by one of the National Law Universities (NLUs) in rotation. The organising NLU is chosen one among those in CLAT committee by the year of their establishments. The CLAT committee currently comprises 17 NLUs including Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Mumbai.
Before proceeding to details about CLAT 2017, let us have a brief about the Common Law Admission Test–
CLAT: Briefing about the exam
Exam name – Common Law Admission Test
Abbreviated name – CLAT
Exam type – Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Exam level – National
Exam mode – Online
Conducting authority – Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna
Organising body – CLAT Committee
Total number of seats offered – 2252 for undergraduate programmes and 604 for postgraduate programmes
Number of test takers – 40000 (approximately) for UG programmes and 5500 (approximately) for postgraduate programmes
CLAT Admission Process 2017
Aspirants seeking admission into undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes need to appear for CLAT 2017. The admission process of CLAT begins with the examination notification and availability of application forms. The CLAT 2017 applicants then will have to appear for the common law admission test. Based on their performance in the law examination, candidates will be awarded All India Ranks (AIRs) and CLAT 2017 scores which will be accepted by various law schools including NLUs. The CLAT committee will be organising CLAT 2017 counselling upon which they will be allotted seats in different NLUs under centralised counselling system.
CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2017
Candidates need to go through eligibility criteria of CLAT 2017 as specified by the law examination committee. Knowing CLAT eligibility conditions are important because these are the defined prerequisite norms for appearing in the law examination. CLAT 2017 eligibility criteria mentions minimum academic qualifications and marks percentage along with the age bar for applying for the law programmes. Following the common eligibility criteria of CLAT 2017, candidates applying for UG law programmes need to qualify 12th board examination (Intermediate examination) of 10+2 educational system, scoring at least 45% marks in the aggregate of subjects studied at 10+2 level. Continuing with the common criteria, those who are applying for postgraduate programmes need to have an LL.B degree with a minimum score of 55% marks in the final year of law degree examination. Moreover, those applying for five-year undergraduate programmes through CLAT 2017 need to be equal to or less than 20 years of age, as per the new change in admission policy after a BCI order.
CLAT Application Form 2017
CNLU Patna will begin application form of CLAT 2017 from January 1. Law aspirants can fill CLAT 2017 online application form only after registering themselves for the common law admission test. CLAT registrations can be done by providing a valid e-mail id and mobile number. The online applications of CLAT 2017 can be filled after logging into the application form window through CLAT 2017 registered account and password. Candidates will also need to pay an application fee of Rs. 4000 before submitting the form. CLAT 2017 application form needs to be filled before the last date, i.e., March 31, 2017; otherwise no applications will be entertained thereafter.
CLAT Syllabus 2017
Candidates need to check syllabus of CLAT 2017 as it’ll help them in preparing for the law entrance exam. CLAT 2017 syllabus mentions important sections and their topics. With CLAT syllabus, candidates will be able to know which topics should be focussed more and the unimportant topics that should be left out. The exam syllabus of CLAT mentions topics from different sections – English & Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
CLAT Exam Pattern 2017
CNLU Patna will be announcing exam pattern of CLAT 2017 in January. The common law admission test will be held on May 14, 2017. CLAT 2017 exam pattern needs to be gone through as the NLU administered admission test is one of the competitive examinations and with a better understanding of the question pattern, one could tackle the paper. As per CLAT 2017 exam pattern (paper pattern), the exam will be held online. The candidates can attempt a total of 200 questions carrying one mark each in two hours test duration. CLAT committee follows negative marking policy, under which 0.25 marks each will be deducted from the total scored marks for wrong answers.
CLAT Exam Centres 2017
The exam centres of CLAT 2017 list out the cities across India where the online examination will be conducted. CLAT 2017 exam centres will be announced by CNLU Patna in January, as the exam will be held in over 175 testing locations across the country. Applicants will be communicated about their admission testing venue through their CLAT 2017 admit cards. No request will be entertained for change of CLAT 2017 examination centre, once it has been allotted to the candidates.
CLAT Sample Paper 2017
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CLAT Answer Key 2017
CNLU Patna will be releasing answer keys of CLAT 2017 in May. Candidates will also receive their response sheets along with CLAT 2017 answer key and question papers. CLAT official answer keys will help law aspirants in knowing correct answer to the questions and know probable scores of the admission test. Candidates can also report to CLAT committee in case of any discrepancy in the official answer key of CLAT 2017, for which the candidates will be allowed to submit their grievances regarding the CLAT questions and their answers within a stipulated time. In case of any changes, the CLAT committee will be issuing final answer key of CLAT 2017.
CLAT Result 2017
CNLU Patna will be announcing result of CLAT 2017 on May 25, after it has released the final answer key. Candidates can access CLAT 2017 results and check their scores in the law admission test through their registered CLAT accounts. The CLAT result will mention candidates’ All India Rank (AIR), State Rank (SR) and Category Rank (CR) besides the scores.
CLAT Merit List (Rank List) 2017
CNLU Patna will be releasing merit list of CLAT 2017 along with the results. The merit list can also be considered as CLAT 2017 rank list as it will mention All India Ranks (AIRs) of all the candidates appearing the common law admission test. CLAT 2017 merit list (rank list) will specify total number of test takers, their scores, subject-wise marks and State Ranks besides AIRs. It has been made practice from the year 2015 to issue CLAT merit list in public so as to maintain transparency in the examination system.
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