CLAT 2020

  • CLAT
  • Exam Mode : Online
Exam was on28 Sep 2020*tentative

Exam Pattern

10 Sep 2020 12:13:25 PM

CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern: The CLAT 2020 exam pattern has been released by the Consortium of NLUS. the conducting body of the CLAT 2020 exam. Candidates seeking to appear for the Common Law Admission Test must be aware of the changes made in the exam pattern of CLAT 2020. CLAT is conducted for admission to 21 National Law Universities in India. Besides the NLUs, 43 other education institutes and two public sector institutes also use CLAT scores as the required criteria for accepting students to undergraduate law courses. Details of CLAT 2020 exam pattern have been provided in the article below. 

Overview of CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern

As per the CLAT 2020 exam pattern, the question paper will comprise 150 questions set according to Class 12 standard. The Quantitative Analysis section will, however, comprise Mathematics questions from the 10th standard. Other topics in CLAT 2020 will include Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques, English language, Current affairs and General Knowledge. CLAT 2020 will be a comprehension-based exam and the questions from each of the topics will be set in the same manner. 

The CLAT 2020 exam pattern has been mentioned in the table below. 



Maximum Marks

English (including Comprehension)



GK and Current Affairs



Quantitative Techniques



Legal Reasoning



Logical Reasoning




150 Questions

150 Marks

CLAT PG 2020 – Exam Pattern

CLAT PG 2020 will comprise questions from

  • Constitutional Law
  • Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.

The exam pattern of CLAT PG 2020 has been described  in the table below. 

Section Number of Questions Marks
Objective 100 100
Descriptive - 2 Essays 2 50 (25 marks each)

CLAT 2020 – Exam Duration

The national-level law exam for 5 years integrated program and LLB level courses would be held for 120 minutes, i.e., 2 hours, commencing at 3:00 pm. The offline question-response sheet of CLAT 2020 allotted to the candidates will be taken away at 5:00 pm.

The exam for postgraduate courses would also be held for 2 hours. Aspirants of postgraduate law programmes will be given 150 questions to attempt to qualify CLAT 2020.

CLAT 2020 – Examination Mode

While the application form is to be filled in online mode but the Common Law Admission Test will be held in the offline mode.

CLAT 2020 –Type & Number of Questions

The CLAT UG exam will comprise of 150 questions. The candidates will be asked multiple choice questions in the exam. For every question, 4 options will be made available. Since the exam will be conducted in the offline mode students will have to mark the correct answer in the OMR sheet. Candidates must ensure that they do not write anything on the question paper.

Each question of the CLAT 2020 exam carries 01 Mark. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer. 

The examination of CLAT PG 2020 will comprise 150 questions. The questions will be both objective and descriptive in nature. There will be 100 objective type questions and 2 essay questions of 25 marks each. 

CLAT 2020 – Marking Scheme

CLAT 2020 UG and PG exams will be for 150 marks each. According to the marking scheme of CLAT UG and PG 2020, the objective type questons in both the test will carry 1 mark each. There will also be a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer. 

CLAT 2020 – Sections in Exam for UG Courses

Candidates who will appear in CLAT 2020 to seek admission into the undergraduate law programmes will be examined on the following sections -

  • English (Comprehension & grammar-based)
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Elementary Mathematics (Including Numerical Ability)
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs

CLAT 2020 – Sections in Exam for PG Courses

Candidates to appear in CLAT 2020 to seek admission into the postgraduate law programmes need to attempt the law examination from the following sections.

  • Law of Torts
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • International Law
  • Property Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law of Contracts



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