CLAT 2020: Schedule, more details on pattern published [Read NLU Consortium Press Release]

CLAT 2020: Schedule, more details on pattern published [Read NLU Consortium Press Release]

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The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has intimated the detailed schedule for the conduct of the next edition of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) in 2020. These details were discussed and approved at a meeting of the NLU Consortium, held on December 11.


  • As intimated earlier, CLAT will conducted on May 10, next year.
  • The issue of CLAT applications is scheduled for January 1, 2020.
  • The last date for submission of applications is March 31, 2020
  • The answer keys will be uploaded on the website of the NLU Consortium on May 11, 2020
  • Objections to the answer keys will be entertained between May 12 and May 15, 2020
  • The final answer key will be released  on May 18, 2020.
  • Final results will be declared on May 24, 2020.

Syllabus and pattern

  • A general guide to question format was approved to indicate the comprehension based Test;
  • Paper setter shall always keep in mind the 12th standard level of students appearing for CLAT 2020;
  • Quantitative analysis will be based on 10th standard mathematics content.
  • There shall be 150 objective type questions.

The areas to be covered by the exam are:

  • English
  • Current affairs/General Knowledge
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Techniques

Negative Marking

It has been announced that there shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer for both UG & PG level CLAT.

LL.M. Admission Test

Candidates who secure 40% (35% in case of SC, ST & PWD) marks in the objective type test will be qualified for evaluation of descriptive answers.

There will be 100 objective type questions.

[Read the Press Release]

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