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Why Legal Profession?

The Legal profession is one of the most sought- after profession across the Globe.The profession is open myriad of career opportunities for the students. Besides offering a good career opportunity, the legal profession commands enormous respect in the Society. This is so because legal profession helps enormously in upholding the ideals of the Society.

It’s a legal fraternity which plays a dominant role in dispensation of justice, be it court or an arguing Advocates. The Advocates are also called the officers of the court as they help Court to understand various aspects of Law and in dispensation of justice applying facts and law. The judiciary steps in wherever there are gaps in legislation by filling those gaps.

The judiciary steps in wherever the other pillars of Democracy i.e. executive or legisla-ture fails to perform its Public duties.

A law graduate has many options to choose from after obtaining degree in law. Some of the options are as follows:

CLAT Recapitulation

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admissions to candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered at 21 National Law Universities (NLUs) and other colleges/ universities accepting exam scores. Till 2018, the exam was conducted by NLUs on a rotational basis. However, from 2019 onwards it is being conducted by a permanent body formed by the universities i.e. The Consortium of NLUs. The CLAT Convenor of the current year is NUSRL, Ranchi. Students planning to appear for the exam must have a crystal-clear knowledge of it.

CLAT 2020 Notification

Name of The Exam Common Law Admission Test 2020
Organising Authority NUSRL, Ranchi
Application Mode Online
Examination Level National
Stage One
Mode of Exam Offline
Exam Duration 120 Minutes
Exam HelpDesk Number 9741521069, 9482567257 (Bangaluru)
Official Website

Tentative Dates of CLAT 2020

Commencement Date of Online Registration First Week of January 2020
Last Date of Online Registration Last week of March 2020
Releasing Date of CLAT Admit Card Third week of April 2020
CLAT 2020 Exam Date 10th of May 2020
Release of Answer key Third week of May 2020
Declaration of CLAT Result Last week of May 2020
Start date of Counselling Process First week of June 2020

Eligibility for Common Law Aptitude Test 2020

Please check out the Eligibility Conditions for CLAT 2020 for admission to Law Courses in the Top Law Colleges.

Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is a single unified entrance test for candidates aspiring to pursue 5-year Integrated LLB. The law entrance examination is conducted annually for UG programmes.

Eligibility criteria must be checked by the candidates before filling the application form. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India level entrance exam. The exam will be held for the candidates who are interested in undergraduate programmes. CLAT exam will be managed by the Consortium of National Law Universities. Through this exam, candidates will get admission in various universities in all over India.

Eligibility Criteria for UG LLB (5 Years)

CLAT offers admissions to both national and NRI candidates in the Five Year Integrated LLB Course offered in various National Law Universities (NLUs) across India. The standards are given below.

    CLAT Age Limit Eligibility Criteria

  • As per the revised standards, there will be no upper age limit for UG Program in CLAT.

  • Earlier, the age criteria for the exam was: Unreserved/ NRIs/ NRI Sponsored category candidates below 20 years of age as on July 01, 2019.

  • SC/ ST/ OBC/ Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category candidates below 22 years of age as on July 01, 2019.

    CLAT Eligibility: Academic Qualification

    In class 12th or equivalent examination, they must have secured:

  • For Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories – A mini-mum of 45% marks required.

  • For SC/ST Category – A minimum of 40% marks required.

    CLAT Eligibility - General Criteria

    Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2020 are eligible to register for Common Law Admission Test. They must submit an evidence of their successfully clear-ing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they will lose their right to be considered for admission.

    Submit the result of qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) at the time of CLAT Admission.

    In case of equal marks, the tie-breaking procedure is as follows:

  • Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT 2020

  • Higher age

    CLAT Eligibility for NRI

    NRI/ NRI Sponsored category candidates are offered seats under NRI Quota. The admissions are not carried out by the CLAT office, but by the concerned universities independently on the basis of CLAT merit.

    Candidates must contact the concerned university directly for admission formalities, eligibil-ity, documents required and other related queries for seeking admission under NRI/NRI sponsored category.

    Documents required by the NRI Candidates at the time of CLAT Admission:

  • Copy of Valid Indian Passport of the Student

  • Copy of Visas obtained in the last 12 months

  • Certificate from the local embassy stating that the person is an NRI/OCI or PIO Card

  • Documents required by NRI Sponsored Candidates at the time of admission:

  • Copy of Valid Indian Passport of the Sponsor

  • Copy of Visas obtained in the last 12 months by the Sponsor

  • Certificate from the local embassy stating that the Sponsor is an NRI/ OCI or PIO Card

An affidavit by the sponsor indicating the interest shown in the education affairs of the stu-dent and willingness to fund the education of student over the next 5 years.

Process to Apply for CLAT 2020

Candidates can apply for CLAT 2020 by following the steps as under:

Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT:

Step 2: now Click on “Apply Now”.

Step 3: Now click on “Click here for new registration”.

Step 4: Enter the necessary details and click on “Submit” to register yourself. Your User ID and Password will be sent to your registered Email ID.

Step 5: Use your User ID and Password to login.

Step 6: Now enter your personal, academic and other details.

Step 7: Upload scanned copies for your photograph, signature, and other necessary documents.

Step 8: Click on “Final Submit.”

Step 9: Make payment of the CLAT application fees.

Step 10: Now take a print of form for future reference.

CLAT 2020 Application Fees Structure

Candidate applying for CLAT 2020 can opt any mode of payment like offline or online.

For offline- They can pay through bank challan.

For online- They can either pay through Debit Cards, Credit Cards or Net Banking.

General category candidate fees- Rs. 4000

SC category candidates’ fees- Rs. 3500

ST category candidates’ fees- Rs. 3500


CLAT Cut off 2019 for NLUs Opening rank Closing rank
National Law School of India University, Bangalore 1 2733
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 50 9059
National Law Institute University, Bhopal 148 19817
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata 82 16816
National Law University, Jodhpur 76 6849
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 329 40536
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 124 14307
Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow 342 24763
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala 442 18520
Chanakya National Law University, Patna 623 22294
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 474 32104
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 465 23920
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 688 55666
Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli 436 50604
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam 830 33221
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 338 46734
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur 589 55342
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad 710 56092
National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam 968 41841
Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur 577 30583
Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla 622 28801


The details mentioned herein are based on previous year’s notification. It will be updated once the data for new session is released.

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