Want to be a lawyer and fight for justice? CLAT, or Common Law Aptitude Exam is the best exam for you then! This is a national level exam for entrance into graduate and postgraduate level law courses. Admissions to 22 national law universities come under this exam.

Eligibility Criteria

CriteriaGeneral / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categoriesSC/ST categories
Higher Secondary/XII/+2/ Equivalent level45%40%
AgeNo upper age limitNo upper age limit

Students who are awaiting their results at time of application are also eligible. However, they would need to show proof of marks at time of admission, if selected.

Exam Details

Duration : 2 hours

Mode: Online

Sections: 5

Total Questions: 150

Exam Pattern

SectionNumber of questions
English Language20%
Current Affairs and GK25%
Legal Reasoning25%
Logical Reasoning20%
Quantitative Techniques10%

Marking Scheme:

Each correct answer = 1 mark

Each incorrect answer = – 0.25 marks

Subject overview: As per CLAT Consortium

Section I: English Language

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:

Section II: Current Affairs Including General Knowledge

  • 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.

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.

Section III: Legal Reasoning

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.

Section IV: Logical Reasoning

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.

Section V: Quantitative Techniques

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.

Exam Centres

The entrance exam is held all over India.

Important Dates

DateParticulars/Events
29th June 2020Application Submission
22nd AugustCLAT exam

Total Seats

2598

Admission Process

  1. Register online: Fill up personal and academic details. Select venue for SA_MP_PI.
  2. Pay the registration fees: Registration fees is Rs. 1000 for students. The fees is payable online only, through debit/credit cards and netbanking
  3. Generate 9 digit application number, admit card and print application form and admit card: Download and print your application form!
  4. Appear for exam: Appear for your exam. Don’t forget to carry your application form signed by guardians, originals and photocopies of class Xth and XIIth marksheets, transfer certificates, migration certificates and photo ID!
  5. Check results: Check your results on the official website.
  6. Appear for SA_MP_PI: Candidates who clear the first stage are then called in for a written test, micropresentation and a personal interview. Please carry essential documents specified.
  7. Final results declared: Once the merit list is prepared, you will receive an intimation mail
  8. Application and Fees: Fill up online application for admission and pay the course fees.
  9. Report for Admission: Time for college. Yay!