CLAT 2020 to be Conducted Online on August 22, Check Major Changes in the law entrance exam, CLAT 2020 Exam pattern as by Consortium of NLUs, CLAT 2020 application withdrawl
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CLAT 2020 Exam to be Conducted Online on August 22, Check Major Changes

After a much wait, the Executive Committee (EC) of the Consortium of NLUs has announced the much-delayed Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 to be conducted on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Also, the CLAT 2020 exam will now be conducted in online computer-based, centre-based mode; previously it was conducted in pen-paper mode.

T he committee announced to conduct the online exam at a large number of exam centres, where public safety and social distancing norms can be maintained. The committee informed that the changes in CLAT 2020 exam pattern has been made keeping in mind the safety concerns of students and those involved in the conduct of the national-level exam.



The committee has also extended the CLAT 2020 application deadline until July 10, 2020 (from July 1). Students who have not applied can apply by Friday, July 10, 2020. The candidates would first have to register themselves at consortiumofnlus.ac.in to appear for the CLAT 2020.


This year, Law Entrance Exam postponed thrice due to Corona virus pandemic in the country. Firstly, the exam scheduled to be conducted on May 10, 2020. Then, it was postponed to May 24 and further, it was postponed to June 21, and now its rescheduled for August 22, 2020.

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CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility to appear for the CLAT 2020 UG Entrance exam is that the candidate should have cleared the 10+2 examination with a minimum of 45% (40% for SC/ST candidates).

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For CLAT PG Entrance exam, the candidate must have LLB Degree or equivalent with a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST) of marks.

There is no upper age limit to appear for the CLAT exam.

Latest Announcements by the NLU Consortium

  1. Date and Time of entrance exam: The CLAT 2020 exam will be conducted on August 22, 2020 from 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm.
  2. Change in mode of exam: The CLAT 202 exam will now be conducted in online, computer-based mode.
  3. List of exam centres: The consortium will announce the full list of CLAT 2020 exam centres, where the computer-based exam will be held.
  4. CLAT Application form Submission deadline Extended: The last date to submit CLAT 2020 application form has been extended to July 10, 2020.
  5. Already registered candidates need to select or re-confirm their test centres.

CLAT 2020 Application Withdrawl

Any candidate who does not wish to appear for CLAT 2020 entrance exam can withdraw their CLAT 2020 registration by July 10, 2020. However, the consortium will deduct an amount of INR 400 for SC/ST candidates and INR 500 for other category applicants, before refunding the remaining registration fee. The refund will be made by July 18, 2020.

CLAT PG 2020 Exam Pattern

The consortium has notified that the CLAT 2020 exam for the LLM programme will no longer have the descriptive section.

Category CLAT PG Old Pattern CLAT PG New Pattern
Duration 2 hours 2 hours
Mode Offline (pen-paper mode) Online computer-based
Type of Questions Both MCQ and Descriptive questions MCQs only
Number of Questions 100 MCQ + 2 Descriptive questions 120 MCQs. (The descriptive section has been dropped)

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The Common Law Admission Test is a national level entrance exam for admissions to graduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered by National Law Universities (NLUs) and other top Law Schools in country. CLAT is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of the representative universities.

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