All about CLAT exam

The Common law Admission test, known as CLAT, is the candidates’ entrance exam to take admission in Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in Law in 21 NLUs and other 120 colleges accepting scores. This year approximately 59,000 candidates appeared for the CLAT Exam.

Admission process

  • Candidates have to first fill the online application for the official website The online registration begins from January 1, 2020, to July 10, 2020. The online registration form includes details regarding the candidates, uploading of necessary documents, and fee payment.
  • After registering, candidates would be issued CLAT Admit card 2020 with details pertaining to the examination center, location, and date & time. On 15 September 2020 admit cards were released online.
  • The candidates then have to appear for the examination of their allotted test centers. CLAT 2020 was from 3 PM to 5 PM, and candidates were asked to report by 2 PM. The exam was conducted amidst Corona Virus Pandemic safely on 28 September 2020.
  • The CLAT results were then announced on 5th October 2020 on the official website.
  • The final admission will take place after the online counseling process, and seats will be allocated accordingly. Candidates are asked to fill their preference lists. Based upon their merit rank and preference list, they are allocated college.

CLAT exam eligibility

  • Candidates who appeared for their 10+2 examination for national or state board examination can appear for the CLAT exam.
  • For the five-year integrated course, General category students must score a minimum of 45% while SC/ST and other scheduled class candidates who have scored at least 40%.
  • There isn’t any criteria for age as the Bar Council of India removed the age criteria.

Exam Pattern

The Law exam consists of 2 hours. The exam is taken out every year for admission in UG/PG Law courses. After the CLAT Admit card is issued, the candidates have to take its print out to sit in the examination. The question paper comprises 150 multiple choice based questions. In total, five sections are there in the paper comprising of the subject:

  • Current affairs including General Knowledge- 37 marks
  • Quantitative Techniques – 15 marks
  • Logical Reasoning – 30 marks
  • Legal Reasoning – 38 marks
  • English including Comprehension – 30 marks

Courses offered via the CLAT exam

After CLAT results are declared, candidates can take admission to their desired colleges in the below-stated courses:

  • Bachelor of Arts LLB
  • Bachelor of Science LLB
  • Bachelor of Commerce LLB
  • Bachelor of Business Administration LLB
  • Bachelor of Social Work LLB
  • Master of Laws

These courses are five years of integrated courses offered by 21 NLU and several other private colleges in India.

CLAT Exam guidelines

  • Candidates must check all the necessary things to carry along with them on the exam day.
  • They should appear an hour before the exam time.
  • Print out of Admit card, photo id proof, and one passport size photo to be carried along at the exam center.
  • They should also carry one HB pencil and two black/blue pint pens.
  • No other study material or equipment like calculators, smartphones, and smartwatches are allowed inside the hall.

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