CLAT Exam: 2020 Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

Common Law Admission Test [CLAT]

CLAT - Common Law Admission Test

CLAT or Common Law Admission Test happens to be a national level entrance examination which is commended every year. The examination is held tentatively in the month of May. It is conducted for providing admission Integrated L.L.M and L.L.B courses which are offered by 18 National Law Institutes in India.  Chanakya National Law University, Patna is going to organize this entrance test in the year of 2018. In the previous year, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab managed this entrance examination.

Candidates who are willing to seek admission in LAW courses via require filling the application form. The registration form will be available for students from 1st week of the month of January. Candidates can fill the application form from the official website .

Candidates can pay the application fee via e-Challan in online mode. The entrance examination will be conducted for a time duration of 2 hours. There are 200 multiple choice questions in total in the question paper. Students are awarded one mark for every correct answer whereas 1/4th mark is deducted for each wrong answer. 

It is essential for the candidates to meet the eligibility criteria for appearing in Entrance Test. Candidates should check the criteria carefully before filling the registration form as failing to meet the criteria may result in disqualification of the candidate at a later off stage.

Entrance examination happens to be an online exam. It is recognized to be a computer based test. The medium of entrance test will be English. 2 hours will be allotted for completing the question paper.

The syllabus for entrance test covers different sections such as Logical Reasoning, Legal Aptitude, Mathematics, English, Current Affairs and general Knowledge. The syllabus for the entrance test is prepared by the conducting university. Candidates require completing the syllabus for preparing better in the entrance examination.

CLAT Exam Date

Starting date for submission of online application form alongwith order of preferences for NLUs1st January, 2019. Last date for submission of filled-in online application form alongwith order of preferences for NLUs 31st March, 2019. Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets, From 15th April, 2019. Date of Online examination 8th May, 2019,  Declaration of results, i.e., issue of Merit List (Category-wise) 23nd May, 2019

Description of Specific Activities Date and Day

Description of Specific Activities Date and Day
Starting date for submission of online application form alongwith order of preferences for NLUs 1st January, 2019
Last date for submission of filled-in online application form alongwith order of preferences for NLUs 31st March, 2019

CLAT Eligibility criteria

For UG courses: Students require filling the eligibility criteria for appearing in entrance examination. Student requires qualifying 12th or equivalent exam from a recognized university. General candidates require scoring an aggregate of 45% marks whereas Schedule caste and schedule tribe should score an aggregate of at least 40% marks.

Candidates who are going to appear in 12th or equivalent entrance examination have the eligibility for appearing in the entrance examination. 

CLAT Application Form & fees

Candidates who are willing to seek admission in law courses and qualifying entrance examination should be filling the application form.

The application form will be available online only. Candidates require submitting documents, signature, photograph while filling the application form. The last date to submit the application form is 31st March 2019.

Candidates do not require sending the application form via the offline procedure. General candidates require paying an application fee of Rs. 4000 whereas SC/ ST candidates require paying Rs. 3500.

CLAT Syllabus & Exam Pattern

CLAT contributes to being a computer based entrance examination. There are 200 multiple choice questions in the question paper. For every correct answer, candidates are awarded one mark whereas 1/4 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. A time allotment of 2 hours is there for completing this question paper.

It is essential to check the syllabus for entrance examination before starting the preparation. The syllabus for the entrance examination will cover different sections of Mathematics, English, Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, etc.

The English section includes logical reasoning and comprehension which comprises of 40 marks each. There will be 20 marks in the mathematics section.

CLAT Admit Card

After filling the application form, candidates require downloading the admit card . The admit card can be availed on the official website tentatively from the month of April in 2019.

Candidates need to carry the admit card at the time of exam. Students should bring ID proof documents along with the admit card. The card will have different important details such as name and roll number of the candidate, date, time and venue of the examination center.

CLAT Results & Score Card

The results will be announced tentatively in the 3rd week of the month of May. Candidates can view the result on the official website. Students can download the result by login from the official website with their personal login details. Merit list will be prepared in accordance with the marks obtained by the candidate which will be published on the official website.

CLAT Counselling & Admission

The admission in participating universities will be done in different PG and UG programs via centralized counseling.

The allotment of seats will be done in accordance with merit-cum-preference. This will be done in accordance with in order of preference and score. After the declaration of results, the counseling process will start tentatively from 6th June.

The counseling procedure will be conducted in four rounds. Candidates require paying counseling fee of Rs. 50,5000 for showing seriousness in seeking admission in the participating institutes.

CLAT Participating Colleges

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India entrance examination, conducted on rotation by 17 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate degree programmes. The 17 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment are:

List of CLAT examination centres

Testing Venues in the following 42 Cities

Agra Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bangalore,

Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun,

Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gantok, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur,

Greate Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Haldwani, Hyderabad,

Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kochi, Kolkata,

Kurushetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Noida, Patiala, Patna,

Raipur, Ranchi, Shilong, Shimla, Srinagar, Tiruchirappali,

Varanasi, Vijayawada & Visakhapatnam

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Mobile Number +91 7087629402, +91 7087649702
Timings: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM on all working days

Ask & Answers

I want to know the process of filling Application Form? 

Process of filling Application Form: 

  • Application form has to be filled via online mode.
  • Availability of Application form will be made available in the official website. 
  • Aspirants need to register firstly by creating LOGIN account using their email id. 
  • At the time of filling the complete details, the candidates need to enter the order of the preferences for NLU’s.
  • Aspirants need to upload the scanned passport size photo and signature in the prescribed format.

My I know the Eligibility criteria for UG Integrated programs?  

Details on Eligibility Criteria FOR UG Integrated programs:

  • Qualification criteria: The candidates should have qualified in 12th examination from recognized board for the eligibility.
  • Percentage Criteria: 45% marks aggregate (For SC/ST candidates, it is 40%).
  • Age criteria: There is no upper age limit for applying to CLAT exam.
  • Final year 12th candidates can also apply for CLAT exam.


how much will be Application form fee?

Application Form Fee Details:

  • After filling up the Application Form, they need to pay the Application form fee.
  • For General/OBC/PwD/SAP cadre, Application Form fee costs Rs 4000.
  • For SC/ST cadre candidates, it is Rs 3500.
  • The payment of Application Form has to be done via online mode i.e. Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking or offline mode i.e. Bank Challan.


which all sections do we have in Exam pattern and the duration of exam

Details on Exam Pattern:

  • Exam will be conducted in online mode i.e. Computer based Test.  
  • Exam will have sections such as: Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge &Current Affairs, English including Comprehension, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
  • Exam pattern, The Total Number of marks is 200.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 Hours.
  • Exam pattern, for every right answer 1 mark will be provided.
  • Negative marking is applicable, as 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.


Where can I avail previous years Question Papers? 

Availability of previous years Question Papers:

  • The candidates can avail the previous year’s Question Papers via official website.
  • To avail the previous Question papers, they need to make the payment which costs Rs 4000.
  • Payment can be made via online mode.