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CLAT 2020 Registration - 2020 [Extension of Application Deadline & New Examination Date]

CLAT - 2020
Common Law Admission Test [CLAT] Registration - 2020
[Extension of Application Deadline & New Examination Date]
National Law Universities

Due to the concerns arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Consortium of National Law Universities has rescheduled the following:

  • The deadline for online applications - 25th April, 2020 [Saturday].
  • The examination date - 24th May, 2020, [Sunday] from 03:00 to 05:00 PM.

If candidates face any difficulty with the application process or the examination, they may reach us on email at clat@consortiumofnlus.ac.in, or on the phone at 08047162020 [Between 10:00 am to 05:00 pm on all working days].

CLAT 2020 registration process will be started on 1st January, 2020, by National Law Universities. Candidates who are willing to apply for CLAT 2020 can visit the official site at consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The last date to apply for the test is till 25th April, 2020.
CLAT 2020 Examination will be conducted on 24th May, 2020. Registrations will open on 1st January, 2020 and remain open until 25th April, 2020.

  • Opening date of application - 1st January, 2020
  • Closing date of application - 31st March, 2020 25th April, 2020
  • CLAT 2020 Examination - 10th May, 2020 24th May, 2020
  • Uploading of answer keys on Consortium of NLUs website - 11th May, 2020 25th May, 2020
  • Inviting objections - 12th & 15th May, 2020 26th May, 2020
  • Last date for Objections - 12th & 15th May, 2020 29th May, 2020
  • Notification of final answer key - 18th May, 2020 1st June, 2020
  • Declaration of the final results - 24th May, 2020 7th June, 2020

As per the notice released by the organisation, the paper will be set keeping in mind the 12th standard level of students appearing for CLAT 2020. The quantitative analysis will be on the basis of the 10th standard mathematics content.

The examination will comprise of 200 marks of multiple-choice questions. The syllabus includes English, legal aptitude, mathematics, and general knowledge. Each paper will either comprise of 40 marks questions or 50 marks question. There is negative marking for each wrong answer.

The candidates who secure 40 percent (35 percent in the case of SC, ST and PWD) marks in the objective type test will be qualified for the evaluation of descriptive answers. There shall be 100 objective type questions. For more related details, candidates can visit the official site of CLAT.

UNDER GRADUATE STUDENTS

  1. There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2020.
  2. As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:
    1. Forty five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories
    2. Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  3. 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 an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
  4. The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
  5. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
    1. Higher marks in the component / section on legal aptitude in the CLAT 2020 exam;
    2. Higher age;
    3. Computerised draw of lots.

The pattern of Question Paper for the UG Courses in CLAT 2020

  1. Maximum Marks - 150
  2. Duration of CLAT 2020 Examination - 02:00 Hours
  3. Multiple-Choice Questions - 150 questions of one mark each
  4. Subject areas with weight-age:
    1. English Language
    2. Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
    3. Legal Reasoning
    4. Logical Reasoning
    5. Quantitative Techniques
  5. Negative Marking - 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer

Important Instructions

  • The online enrollment for CLAT 2020 will open on 1st January 2020 and close on 31st March 2020.
  • The applications has to be submitted ONLINE only from consortiumofnlus.ac.in website.
  • The CLAT 2020 examination will be held in the month of May 2020
  • The CLAT 2020 examination will be held in OFFLINE mode
  • The candidates are first required to register themselves at the CLAT 2020 website by using personal mobile number and e-mail Id. Upon registration, an OTP will be sent to the given mobile number for validation. Once your mobile number is validated, you can login using your mobile number and the password you provided at the time of registration.
  • Please fill the form carefully. The Name of the candidate and the parents should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any change/alteration found may disqualify your candidature.
  • No alteration/editing in the online application form can be done after successful submission/final submission of the form. The information once furnished by the candidate with regard to the category to which the candidate belongs, the preference for the NLUs and the Centre of the Entrance Test submitted by the candidates through online application mode shall be final and no change whatsoever, shall be allowed thereafter under any circumstances.
  • The candidates are required to read the instructions carefully and furnish correct and authentic information. In case the information furnished at any stage of the application, examination and admission process is found to be false or incorrect or if there is any discrepancy or mismatch between the information furnished by the candidate at the relevant section and the certificates/documents produced at the time of admission, the provisional admission offered to the candidate shall stand cancelled with immediate effect without assigning any further reason and the candidate shall stand disqualified from being considered for further admission to the NLUs by the CLAT Consortium Office.
  • The candidate shall fill his/her preference order for all 21 NLUs at the time of online application itself. No change shall be allowed in the preference once the form is submitted by the candidate.

Documents to be uploaded with the Online Application

  1. Front facing passport size recent photograph with plain background
  2. Signature of the candidate
  3. Category certificate if you are applying under SC/ST/OBC
  4. Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are applying if candidate is P.W.D
  5. Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are coming under BPL category

NOTE

  • The original certificates/documents issued by the competent authority as specified in the brochure are to be submitted to the allotted University in the form and manner as specified by the respective universities at the time of admission.
  • The photograph and signature of the candidate need not be attested while submitting the Online Application Form.
  • All documents/certificates should be uploaded in pdf format only.

Application Fee

  • Application fees can be paid only online.
  • Application fee for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates : Rs.4,000/-
  • Application fee for SC/ST/BPL category candidates: Rs.3,500/-
  • The cost of previous years' question papers is Rs.500/- (not included in the CLAT 2020 application fee of Rs.4,000/- or Rs.3,500/- as the case may be.)
  • The candidates themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online. The actual bank transaction charges will be displayed in the payment gateway page after you choose the mode of payment.
  • Application Fees is non-refundable.

Other instructions

  • Indian Nationals/NRIs/PIO/OCI seeking admission in either of the UG programmes shall appear in CLAT 2020.
  • Foreign Nationals need not appear for the test
  • The application form, complete in all respects and after payment of fees must be finally submitted on or before 31st March, 2020 (11:59 P.M.). Incomplete application forms shall not be considered. The candidates shall fill and submit the application form well in time to avoid last minute hassles. The CLAT Office or the organizing University shall in no case be responsible for any incomplete information or misinformation or inconvenience faced by the candidate in this regard.
  • For any information relating to the 21 NLUs, the candidate may refer to the e-brochure of the respective Institutions available in the Consortium website.
  • For NRI/Foreign National seats, the applicants are advised to refer to the e-brochures as well as the websites of the respective NLUs for more details. All NRI Category candidates have to appear for the CLAT 2020 examination for those NLUs where such category is admitted through CLAT 2020 rankings and not admitted directly by the concerned Universities.

Admit Card/Hall ticket

  • The Admit Card/Hall ticket can be downloaded by the candidate by logging into his/her account. The exact date on which the hall tickets will be made available will be intimated on the website.

Other Important Instructions for the Candidates

  • Information regarding the details of intake, reservation policies and the courses offered along with the fee structures of various participating National Law Universities is available in the Information Brochure which can be accessed from the official website of CLAT and also from the websites of the participating NLUs. The candidates are, therefore, advised to thoroughly go through the rules, policies and the fee structure of the participating NLUs before filling in the application form for UG courses, and also for the NRI and Foreign National seats.
  • Information provided in the e-Brochure regarding the intake, reservation policy, fee, courses offered and the subjects taught at various levels including the areas of specialization, etc., has been specified very briefly. For detailed information regarding the same, the candidates may refer to the information available at the websites of the participating NLUs.
  • In the event of unforeseen incidents resulting in the cancellation of a Test city or centre, or insufficient or extra number of candidates opting to appear from a particular Test Centre, the Convenor, CLAT 2020 reserves the right to cancel such a City/Centre and shift the applicant to another City/Centre
  • In order to claim the benefit of reservation, the candidate must produce the relevant certificates as prescribed by the Government of India/State Government and as required by the respective NLU at the time of admission, as notified by them.
  • The CLAT 2020 application fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.
  • Participating National Law Universities reserve the right to change the total number of seats and break-up of seats as per their policy before the final allotment. The reservation policy is subject to change as decided by the concerned Government from time to time.
  • If a candidate has filled-in more than one online application form, the candidate's last online application form only will be considered. In such cases, the application fee for the previous application forms will not be refunded.
  • The allotment of seats and the offer for admission under CLAT 2020 shall be provisional and shall not create any right of admission in favour of a candidate.
  • Candidates are advised to visit CLAT 2020 website regularly for updates.

POST GRADUATE STUDENTS

  1. An LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty percent (50%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and Forty-Five percent (45%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  2. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2020 are also eligible to apply.
  3. No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT 2020.

The pattern of Question Paper and syllabus for the PG Programme in CLAT 2020

  1. Maximum Marks - 150
  2. Duration of CLAT-2019 Examination - 02:00 Hours
  3. Multiple-Choice Questions - 100 questions of one mark each
  4. Subjective Questions - 50 Marks (Two Essay type questions each of 25 Marks, 800 words per essay) on the topics of law and contemporary issues.
  5. Syllabus:
    1. Constitutional Law
    2. Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.
  6. Negative Marking - 0.25 Mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
Note : Only candidates who secure 40% (35% in case of SC, ST, and PWD) marks in the objective section will qualify for the evaluation of their answers in the descriptive section.

Important Instructions

  • The online enrollment for CLAT 2020 will open on 1st January 2020 and close on 31st March 2020.
  • The applications has to be submitted ONLINE only from consortiumofnlus.ac.in website.
  • The CLAT 2020 examination will be held in the month of May 2020
  • The CLAT 2020 examination will be held in OFFLINE mode
  • The candidates are first required to register themselves at the CLAT 2020 website by using personal mobile number and e-mail Id. Upon registration, an OTP will be sent to the given mobile number for validation. Once your mobile number is validated, you can login using your mobile number and the password you provided at the time of registration.
  • Please fill the form carefully. The Name of the candidate and the parents should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any change/alteration found may disqualify your candidature.
  • No alteration/editing in the online application form can be done after successful submission/final submission of the form. The information once furnished by the candidate with regard to the category to which the candidate belongs, the preference for the NLUs and the Centre of the Entrance Test submitted by the candidates through online application mode shall be final and no change whatsoever, shall be allowed thereafter under any circumstances.
  • The candidates are required to read the instructions carefully and furnish correct and authentic information. In case the information furnished at any stage of the application, examination and admission process is found to be false or incorrect or if there is any discrepancy or mismatch between the information furnished by the candidate at the relevant section and the certificates/documents produced at the time of admission, the provisional admission offered to the candidate shall stand cancelled with immediate effect without assigning any further reason and the candidate shall stand disqualified from being considered for further admission to the NLUs by the CLAT Consortium Office.
  • The candidate shall fill his/her preference order for all 21 NLUs at the time of online application itself. No change shall be allowed in the preference once the form is submitted by the candidate.

Documents to be uploaded with the Online Application

  1. Front facing passport size recent photograph with plain background
  2. Signature of the candidate
  3. Category certificate if you are applying under SC/ST/OBC
  4. Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are applying if candidate is P.W.D
  5. Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are coming under BPL category

NOTE

  • The original certificates/documents issued by the competent authority as specified in the brochure are to be submitted to the allotted University in the form and manner as specified by the respective universities at the time of admission.
  • The photograph and signature of the candidate need not be attested while submitting the Online Application Form.
  • All documents/certificates should be uploaded in pdf format only.

Application Fee

  • Application fees can be paid only online.
  • Application fee for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates : Rs.4,000/-
  • Application fee for SC/ST/BPL category candidates: Rs.3,500/-
  • The cost of previous years' question papers is Rs.500/- (not included in the CLAT 2020 application fee of Rs.4,000/- or Rs.3,500/- as the case may be.)
  • The candidates themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online. The actual bank transaction charges will be displayed in the payment gateway page after you choose the mode of payment.
  • Application Fees is non-refundable.

Other instructions

  • Indian Nationals/NRIs/PIO/OCI seeking admission in either of the UG programmes shall appear in CLAT 2020.
  • Foreign Nationals need not appear for the test
  • The application form, complete in all respects and after payment of fees must be finally submitted on or before 31st March, 2020 (11:59 P.M.). Incomplete application forms shall not be considered. The candidates shall fill and submit the application form well in time to avoid last minute hassles. The CLAT Office or the organizing University shall in no case be responsible for any incomplete information or misinformation or inconvenience faced by the candidate in this regard.
  • For any information relating to the 21 NLUs, the candidate may refer to the e-brochure of the respective Institutions available in the Consortium website.
  • For NRI/Foreign National seats, the applicants are advised to refer to the e-brochures as well as the websites of the respective NLUs for more details. All NRI Category candidates have to appear for the CLAT 2020 examination for those NLUs where such category is admitted through CLAT 2020 rankings and not admitted directly by the concerned Universities.

Admit Card/Hall ticket

  • The Admit Card/Hall ticket can be downloaded by the candidate by logging into his/her account. The exact date on which the hall tickets will be made available will be intimated on the website.

Other Important Instructions for the Candidates

  • Information regarding the details of intake, reservation policies and the courses offered along with the fee structures of various participating National Law Universities is available in the Information Brochure which can be accessed from the official website of CLAT and also from the websites of the participating NLUs. The candidates are, therefore, advised to thoroughly go through the rules, policies and the fee structure of the participating NLUs before filling in the application form for UG courses, and also for the NRI and Foreign National seats.
  • Information provided in the e-Brochure regarding the intake, reservation policy, fee, courses offered and the subjects taught at various levels including the areas of specialization, etc., has been specified very briefly. For detailed information regarding the same, the candidates may refer to the information available at the websites of the participating NLUs.
  • In the event of unforeseen incidents resulting in the cancellation of a Test city or centre, or insufficient or extra number of candidates opting to appear from a particular Test Centre, the Convenor, CLAT 2020 reserves the right to cancel such a City/Centre and shift the applicant to another City/Centre
  • In order to claim the benefit of reservation, the candidate must produce the relevant certificates as prescribed by the Government of India/State Government and as required by the respective NLU at the time of admission, as notified by them.
  • The CLAT 2020 application fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.
  • Participating National Law Universities reserve the right to change the total number of seats and break-up of seats as per their policy before the final allotment. The reservation policy is subject to change as decided by the concerned Government from time to time.
  • If a candidate has filled-in more than one online application form, the candidate's last online application form only will be considered. In such cases, the application fee for the previous application forms will not be refunded.
  • The allotment of seats and the offer for admission under CLAT 2020 shall be provisional and shall not create any right of admission in favour of a candidate.
  • Candidates are advised to visit CLAT 2020 website regularly for updates.
Source : consortiumofnlus.ac.in/

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