According to the latest announcement, the CLAT Exam date is on August 22, 2020, using the social-distanced computer-based testing (SD-CBT). Even the last date to register for the examination is extended till July 10, 2020. The registration can be done on the official site of NLUs, so the candidates should apply as soon as possible to avoid the last day traffic congestion on the website.
CLAT Exam Date 2020
The application for the CLAT exam was started on January 1, 2020. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for Law students. The exam is held to offer admissions into various undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) organizes the CLAT 2020 exam. Various private and public law colleges in India will accept the scorecard based on their respective cut-off.
CLAT Exam Dates Details
Check the below points to know the important points of the CLAT exam.
|Exam Name||CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)|
|CLAT Exam Conducting Body||The consortium of National Law Universities|
|CLAT Exam Level||UG and PG|
|CLAT Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|CLAT Exam Mode||Offline|
|CLAT Exam Duration||120 Minutes|
|Number of Questions||UG: 150 and PG: 100|
|Question type||Objective Type|
|Marking||0.25 marks for each wrong answer|
|CLAT Exam Language||English|
|Number of seats||UG: 2538 seats PG: 742 seats|
|CLAT Exam Purpose||Admissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses|
CLAT 2020 Exam Date
The CLAT conducting body released the CLAT notification announcing that the online application for CLAT exam 2020 began on 01 January 2020. Also, the CLAT exam date 2020 registration last date is extended till 10 July 2020. The extension is due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Also, the exam is postponed t0 August 22, 2020. Check the below table for CLAT exam date 2020.
|Start of online application Form||01st January 2020|
|Last Date of Application Date||10th July 2020|
|Full List of Exam Centers||01st July 2020|
|Select/ Reconfirm Test Centres||10th July 2020|
|Withdraw of Registration Last Date||10th July 2020|
|Issue of admit card||August 2020 (Tentative)|
|CLAT 2020 exam||22nd August 2020, Saturday|
|Provisional Answer Key Date||Available Soon|
|Final Answer Key||Available Soon|
|Declaration of result||Available Soon|
|Start of counseling||Available Soon|
CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern
After the discussion held at the Consortium’s Permanent Secretariat, major changes have taken place in the CLAT 2020 examination. In previous year question papers, 200 questions were included which should be attempted in 120 minutes. But, this year the number of questions is reduced to 150. Below are the changes that are effective this year:
Exam mode: The exam will be conducted in online mode.
Time: The CLAT 2020 exam will be conducted for 120 minutes.
Type of questions: The questions in CLAT 2020 will be objective type questions.
The number of questions: A total of 150 questions will be asked this year.
CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern for UG Course
|No. of Questions||150|
|Marks per Question||1|
|Negative Marking||0.25 for each wrong answer|
CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern for PG Course
|Marks per MCQ||1|
|Marks per Subjective Question||50 marks|
|Negative Marking||0.25 for each wrong answer|
CLAT 2020 Exam Result Date
The results for the CLAT 2020 exam will be announced after the exam. The exact CLAT 2020 exam result date is not yet announced. The candidates can check their results on the official website. Candidates can check their results by entering their registration number and password to download the result and scorecard. Candidates who qualify the CLAT 2020 exam can further appear for CLAT counseling.
|Events||CLAT Exam Date 2020|
|CLAT 2020 exam date||22 August 2020|
|CLAT 2020 answer key (Provisional)||August 2020 (tentative)|
|Raising objections on the provisional answer key||September 2020 (tentative)|
|CLAT 2020 answer key (Final)||September 2020 (tentative)|
|CLAT 2020 result||Available Soon|
CLAT 2020 Application Fee
|Category||Fee||Mode of payment|
|General category/ OBC||Rs. 4000||Online|
|SC/ST category||Rs. 3500||Online|
CLAT Exam Date FAQs
Q). When will the application for CLAT 2020 exam begin?
A). The application process has begun from January 1, 2020, and as per the latest announcements, the CLAT exam date 2020 registration last date is extended till July 10, 2020.
Q). What is the mode of examination for CLAT 2020?
A). The CLAT 2020 examination will be conducted in online mode for both B.A.LLB and LLM Programs. Also, the descriptive section is removed for LLM programs.
Q). How many NLUs are participating this year in the CLAT 2020 exam?
A). There are 22 NLUs that are participating in CLAT 2020 exam this year.
Q). How many days does a candidate require to crack the CLAT 2020 exam?
A). A candidate can prepare for the CLAT 2020 exam in two months which should include concept clarifications, practicing of questions according to new patterns, and revision of the syllabus.
Q). What is the CLAT exam date and time?
A). The CLAT exam date is 22 August 2020 and is conducted from 3 pm to 5 pm across all test centers in India.
Q). When will the admit card be issued?
A). The exam conducting body will release the admit card at least 10 days before the exam date.