- There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2020.
- As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:
- Forty five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories
- 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 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.
- 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.
- In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
- Higher marks in the component / section on legal aptitude in the CLAT 2020 exam;
- Higher age;
- Computerised draw of lots.
Program Duration and Curriculum
5-year integrated degree course covers subject like Law of Crimes, Indian Penal Code, Public Law Skills, Political Science, Family Law, Constitutional Law, Property Law, Law of Evidence, Administrative Law etc.,
The Executive Committee of the Consortium of NLUs met at the Permanent Secretariat in NLSIU, Bangalore on 11.12.2019 at 10 a.m.
The Executive Committee elaborately discussed the modalities that were initiated in the previous meeting in planning for the CLAT 2020. The following agenda was discussed:
1. The schedule for CLAT 2020 was discussed and approved. The details tentative of schedule are given below:
|1||Issue of Applications||01.01.2020|
|2||Last date for submission of applications||31.03.2020|
|3||Date of CLAT 2020 Test||10.05.2020|
|4||Uploading of answer keys on Consortium of NLUs website||11.05.2020|
|5||Inviting objections||12.05.2020 to 15.05.2020|
|6||Notification of final answer key||18.05.2020|
|7||Declaration of the final results||24.05.2020|
2. The proposed content for CLAT 2020 was discussed in detail:
a) A general guide to question format was approved to indicate the comprehension based Test;
b) Paper setter shall always keep in mind the 12th standard level of students appearing for CLAT 2020;
c) Quantitative analysis will be based on 10th standard mathematics content.
d) There shall be 150 objective type questions.
i) English language
ii) Current affairs including general knowledge
iii) Legal Reasoning
iv) Logical Reasoning
v) Quantitative Techniques
f) Consortium of NLUs website shall provide the necessary guidelines, sample questions, model question paper, answer keys and online learning examination materials to registered candidates.
g) Candidates who enroll for CLAT 2020 alone shall be permitted to access these details from the website of Consortium of NLUs.
h) There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer for both UG & PG.
i) LL.M. Admission Test – The candidates who secure 40% (35% in case of SC, ST & PWD) marks in the objective type test will be
qualified for evaluation of descriptive answers. There shall be 100 objective type questions.
|Subject Areas with weightage:||(approximate number of questions)|
|English Language||28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper|
|Current Affairs, including General Knowledge||35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper|
|Legal Reasoning||35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper|
|Logical Reasoning||28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper|
|Quantitative Techniques||13-17 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper|
New Exam Pattern:
The UG-CLAT 2020 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:
- English Language
- Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
- Legal Reasoning
- Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative Techniques
In this section of the UG-CLAT 2020, you will be provided passages of about 450 words each. These passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing, and would be of a standard that a 12th standard student may be able to read in about 5-7 minutes.
Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your comprehension and language skills, including your abilities to:
- Read and comprehend the main point discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
- Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage;
- Summarise the passage;
- Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage; and
- Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage.
Current Affairs Including General Knowledge
In this section, you will be provided passages of up to 450 words each. The passages will be derived from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing. The questions may include an examination of legal information or knowledge discussed in or related to the passage, but would not require any additional knowledge of the law beyond the passage.
Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge, including:
- Contemporary events of significance from India and the world;
- Arts and culture;
- International affairs; and
- Historical events of continuing significance.
In this section, you will be expected to read passages of around 450 words each. The passages may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. You will not require any prior knowledge of law. You will benefit from a general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues to better apply general principles or propositions to the given fact scenarios.
Each passage would be followed by a series of questions that will require you to:
- Identify and infer the rules and principles set out in the passage;
- Apply such rules and principles to various fact situations; and
- Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.
The Logical Reasoning section of the UG-CLAT 2020 will include a series of short passages of about 300 words each. Each passage will be followed by one or more questions that will require you to:
- Recognize an argument, its premises and conclusions;
- Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage;
- Critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence;
- Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations;
- Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.
The Quantitative Techniques section of the UG-CLAT 2020 will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. You will be required to derive information from such passages, graphs, or other representations, and apply mathematical operations on such information.
The questions will require you to:
- Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and
- Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.