Common Law Admission Test


Overview of the Exam

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admissions to candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 22 NLUs and other colleges/ universities accepting exam scores. Till 2018, the exam was conducted by NLUs on a rotational basis. However, from 2019 onwards it is being conducted by a permanent body formed by the universities, i.e. The Consortium of NLUs.

Mode of Exam


Exam Frequency




Validity of Exam Result

1 Subsequent Academic Session

Affiliated Institutes

Participating Colleges 22

Exam Preperation

Age Limit

As per the revised standards, there will be no upper age limit for UG /PG Program in CLAT 2020.

Minimum Qualification Needed

CLAT Eligibility for UG Course (LL.B.): A candidate must have secured minimum marks required in 12th standard, as per the category to which s/he belongs.

Subject Requirements and minimum percentage

CLAT Eligibility for UG Course (LL.B.): For Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories – A minimum of 45% marks required. For SC/ST Category – A minimum of 40% marks required.

Other eligibility criteria


Special provisions for reserved seats

Exam Pattern


Scheduled Class (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Below Poverty Line (BPL) Rs 3,500. General/Other Backward Class (OBC)/ Persons with Disability (PwD)/ Non-Resident Indians (NRI)/ Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas citizens (OCI) Rs 4,000

Format Objective

Objective- MCQ

Domains tested (syllabus)

    CLAT UG 2020: English (including Comprehension):20%, GK and Current Affairs:25%, Elementary Mathematics:10%, Legal Aptitude:25%, Logical Reasoning:20%. CLAT PG 2020: Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence will both have an equal weightage of 50 marks each

Weightage given to each domain

Subjects & Marks


    CLAT UG 2020:English (including Comprehension):28-32Questions, GK and Current Affairs: 35-39 Questions, Elementary Mathematics :13-17 Questions , Legal Aptitude:35-39 Questions, Logical Reasoning: 28-32 Questions

Important Dates

Announcement of the exam

Application Timeline

01/01/2020: July 10, 2020

Provision of Admit Cards

To be notified

Date of Exam

August 22, 2020

Adminssion Date