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WBNUJS, Kolkata - Admission Notice for Common Law Admission Test [CLAT] Session 2020-2021

WEST BENGAL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF JURIDICAL SCIENCES
Admission Notice for Common Law Admission Test
[CLAT] Session 2020-2021

IMPORTANT DATES

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

Description of CLAT Process

  • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralized test for admission to 22 National Law Universities in India. 43 other education institutes and two public sector institutes also use these scores for their individual admission processes. The test is conducted by The Consortium of National Law Universities.
  • The CLAT exam comprises an undergraduate and a post-graduate entrance. The examination can be taken after the Higher Secondary Examination or the 12th grade for admission to integrated undergraduate courses in Law: B.A. /B.Sc. /B.B.A. LL.B. of 5-year duration. Post-Graduate in Law for Master of Laws (LL.M) programmes are available for those with a prior LL.B. degree. At the Undergraduate level, the two-hour admission test consists of objective type covering questions on Elementary Mathematics or Numerical Ability, English with Comprehension, General knowledge and Current affairs, Legal Aptitude and Legal Awareness and Logical reasoning.

B.A./B.SC. LL.B (HONS.) Programme - Total Number and Allocation of Seats across Categories

Category LL.B LL.B West Bengal (Domicile) LL.B. Jammu & Kashmir (Domicile)
General 74 4 2
Scheduled Caste (S.C.) 13 2 ---
Scheduled Tribe (S.T.) 07 1 ---
Foreign Nationals 04 0 ---
NRIs/NRI-Sponsored 17 1 ---
OBC -A 0 1 ---
OBC -B 0 1 ---
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 6 [Horizontal Reservation] --- ---
In Case of non-availability of students of reserved Foreign Nationals category, the seats are treated as NRI (Sponsored).

LL.M - Total Number and Allocation of Seats across Categories

Category Total Seats
General 30
Scheduled Caste (S.C.) 06
Scheduled Tribe (S.T.) 03
Foreign Nationals 02
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 02 [Horizontal Reservation]
In Case of non-availability of students of reserved Foreign Nationals category, the seats are treated as unreserved.

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

  1. Maximum Marks
    200
  2. Duration of CLAT-2020 Exam
    02:00 Hours
  3. Multiple-Choice Questions
    200 questions of one mark each
  4. Subject areas with weight-age:
    1. English including comprehension
      40 Marks
    2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs
      50 Marks
    3. Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
      20 Marks
    4. Legal Aptitude
      50 Marks
    5. Logical Reasoning
      40 Marks
  5. Negative Marking
    0.25 Mark for each wrong answer

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

The pattern of the question paper for admission to the Post-Graduate Course for CLAT-2020 is as under:

  1. Maximum Marks
    150
  2. Duration of CLAT-2020 Exam
    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) on the topics of law and contemporary issues
  5. Syllabus:
    1. Constitutional Law
      40 Marks
    2. Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.
      60 Marks
  6. Negative Marking
    0.25 Mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
Source : https://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in/

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