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The application process for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) has been further extended by the Consortium of National Law University (NLU). Due to the Coronavirus outbreak in and extension of lockdown in India, the Consortium of NLUs has extended the application date as well as reexamination date for CLAT 2020. The candidates can now apply for the entrance examination upto May 18, 2020. The application forms are available on the official website i.e. consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The authorities have notified that CLAT 2020 entrance examination will be held in the pen and paper mode on June 21, 2020. The exam was earlier scheduled to be held on May 10 which has been rescheduled to May 24 from 3 pm to 5 pm.
CLAT 2020: Revised Dates
Applications Open – 01 January 2020
Application Deadline – 18 May 2020 (Revised)
CLAT 2020 Examination – 21 June 2020
Uploading of Answer Keys – June 2020
Inviting Objections – Notified soon
CLAT 2020: Revised Exam Pattern
The University has also revised the exam pattern for this year.
UG Programme: The 1200 marks exam will be two-hour-long where Multiple-Choice Questions will be asked. There will be 120-150 questions of one mark each and there is a negative marking of 0.25 mark for each wrong answer.
Subject areas: English including comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
PG Programme: The paper will have comprehension based questions. The exam will be two-hour long.
CLAT 2020: UG Eligibility Criteria
– There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2020.
– As regards the minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured;
(i) Forty-five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories.
(ii) Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2020 are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2020 examination. However, they shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.