CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Age Limit, Qualification, Category

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    CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria has been announced by National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi. Candidates are advised to read the eligibility criteria carefully before applying for CLAT 2020 as every participating NLU has a separate eligibility criteria. If a candidate fails to meet any of the specified points during admission proces, chances of cancellation of his/her candidature rises.

    Register for CLAT 2020 before July 10. Click here

    For 2020 session, CLAT will be administered on August 22, 2020. The registrations have also been extended till July 10, 2020. The step has been taken as a precautionary measure against the prevailing health status in the nation due to COVID-19 pandemic.

    Common Law Admission Test is a single unified entrance test for candidates aspiring to pursue 3 year LLB, 5 year Integrated LLB and LLM. The law entrance examination is conducted annually for UG and PG programs. NLU’s conduct the national level exam on a rotational basis.

    The Consortium makes changes in CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern. Read here

    A candidate’s eligibility for the exam is based on the following factors:

    1. Academic Qualification
    2. Age Limit
    3. Nationality

    For information on CLAT 2020 eligbility, candidates can refer to this article. 

    CLAT Eligibility for UG Course (LL.B.)

    CLAT Eligibility for UG Course (LL.B.)

    CLAT Age Limit:

    As per the revised standards, there will be no upper age limit for UG Program in CLAT 2020. 

    CLAT Eligibility:

    1. Academic Qualification – A candidate must have secured minimum marks required in 12th standard, as per the category to which s/he belongs:
    • For Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories – A minimum of 45% marks required.
    • For SC/ST Category – A minimum of 40% marks required.
    1. 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 clearing 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: 
      (i) Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT 2020 
      (ii) Higher age
      (iii) A computerized draw of lots

    CLAT Eligibility for PG Course (LL.M.)

    CLAT Eligibility for PG Course (LL.M.)

    CLAT offers admissions to both national and NRI candidates in the One Year LLM Course offered at various NLUs and other institutes/ universities accepting CLAT Scores. 

    CLAT Age Limit:

    There is no upper age limit set for appearing in the examination.

    CLAT Eligibility:

    1. Academic Qualification – Aspirants appearing for CLAT LLM Program should have secured a minimum percentage in qualifying examination (i.e. LL.B./ 5-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/ any other equivalent exam). The marks vary as per candidate’s category. 

    • For Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories: a minimum of 50% marks are required.
    • For SC/ ST category – a minimum of 45% marks is required.
    • On the date of admission, he/ she must have passed or appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination. 
    • Submit the final result of qualifying examination within the time frame prescribed by the respective University/Institute. Till then such candidates are given provisional admission.
    1. General Criteria – In case of equal marks, the tie-breaking procedure is as follows: 
    • Higher age, the tie persists then;
    • Computerized draw of lots will be taken into consideration. 

    Check CLAT 2020 Syllabus


    CLAT Eligibility Criteria for NRI Students

    CLAT Eligibility for NRI

    NRI/ NRI Sponsored category candidates are offered seats under NRI Quota. Admissions is carried out by the concerned universities independently on the basis of CLAT merit. 

    Important points to keep in mind:

    • Candidates must contact the concerned university directly for admission formalities, eligibility, documents required and other related queries for seeking admission under NRI/NRI sponsored category.
    • WBNUJS, Kolkata (West Bengal) has different criteria for admissions.It is as follows:
      • There is a total of 17 seats for the candidates aspiring for admissions in the undergraduate courses whereas there are no seats available for the postgraduate program.
      • Through CLAT Office: CLAT Office will issue the list of students eligible for taking admission under this 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 student and willingness to fund the education of student over the next 5 years.
    Sponsors for NRI Sponsored Students
    a) The person who willingly sponsors candidates for admission is required to be a first-degree relation of the student and shall be residing abroad as a Non-Resident Indian.
    b) In case the student has no parents or near relatives or taken as a ward by some other nearest relative, such students also may be considered for admission. The guardian must have legally treated the applying candidate as a ward. Such guardian shall file an affidavit mentioning the interest in the education of the candidate and also their relationship with the candidate. It is mandatory for that person to also be a Non-Resident Indian and ordinarily residing abroad.

    Salient FAQs on CLAT 2020 Eligibility

    CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria FAQs

    Ques: What are the number of attempts that I can give for CLAT?

    Ans. According to CLAT 2020 eligibilty criteria, a candidate can appear as many times for the paper as they want.

    Ques: I belong to Scheduled Caste category. What is the minimum score I am required to get in to sit for CLAT 2020?

    Ans. For a candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe category, s/he is required to secure minimum of 40% marks in 12th standard in order to be eligible to appear for CLAT 2020 examination.

    Ques: I am a student with Commerce background. Can I appear for the exam?

    Ans. Yes. Students from all academic backgrounds (Science/Commerce/Humanities) are eligible to apply for the examination.

    Ques: I am a student belonging to reserved category. What documents am I required to produce at the time of admission?

    Ans. For students belonging to reserved categories, they are required to submit their caste certificate along with their academic qualification certificates at the time of admission.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    Comments

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    15 Comments
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    Sana parveen

    Hi, I'm Sana i got 44% marks in graduation am i eligible for llb?

    22 Jun, 2020 05:50
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sana, candidates applying for this exam must have passed intermediate with an aggregate of 45% to be eligible. Graduation marks will not be considered.

    22 Jun, 2020 13:52
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    Jagruti Sewakram Kurwe

    CAN CLAT IS FOR 3 YR LLB COURSE?

    19 Mar, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Jagruti, yes, CLAT exam is for 3-year LLB course and 5-year integrated LLB-LLM course.

    19 Mar, 2020 10:40
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    Kartavya Srivastav

    I m 42 years old. Am I eligible for this?

    20 Feb, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Kartavya, as there is no upper age limit to appear in this exam, thus, you are eligible for CLAT.

    20 Feb, 2020 15:55
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    Rahul kumar singh

    eligibility of cource after graduation

    20 Feb, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Rahul, kindly mention the course whose eligibility criteria you want to know.

    20 Feb, 2020 15:53
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    Ranvijay

    hi my daughter appear 12th board for 2020 , what is suggestion from your end to her about clat exam . dob 14.6.2003

    30 Dec, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ranvijay, she can apply for this exam after completion of intermediate. And, there is no age bar to appear in this exam.

    30 Dec, 2019 12:50
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    Santoshi bhaita

    I m 12th pass how can I take clat exam

    22 Aug, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Santoshi, you can check the Application Process for CLAT exam in detail from here.

    22 Aug, 2019 11:03
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    Shrishti

    I am graduted in bcom in year 2020 can i apply for ClAT pg exam in 2020 ??

    09 Aug, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shrishti, yes, you will be able to appear in CLAT PG 2020 provided you maintain your graduation aggregate at least 55% (50% if you are SC/ST).

    09 Aug, 2019 11:42
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    mohammmed yawar khan

    hello, i am a b.com graduate age 30 want to proceed for llb is there any eligibility criteria. I dont have any knowledge how to apply for llb kindly assist

    01 Mar, 2019 21:57
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Yawar, there is no upper age limit to apply for LLB.

    01 Mar, 2019 23:20
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    vandana khurana

    Hey, Can I appear for CLAT LLM course after doing my B.tech

    27 Dec, 2018 19:34
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Vandana, Firstly you need to fulfil the university or college admission requirement in LLM Course and after then you can apply with focus on the requirements.

    28 Dec, 2018 12:00
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    Vivek Prashar

    Hello, I have passed the 12 by CBSE but out ,of 6 subject I have passed 5 subject so does it affect qualification criteria

    25 Oct, 2018 13:51
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Vivek, The admission in LLB Course as mentioned above the Eligibility, As you need to all clear subject for the application.

    25 Oct, 2018 14:44
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    Shruti Pandey

    Hello , I will give 12 boards exam this year and my age is 17 years so can I give the clat exam this year ???

    25 Oct, 2018 00:20
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Shurti, CLAT Age Limit Eligibility Criteria:- 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.

    25 Oct, 2018 12:59
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    bikash kumar paswan

    i b.com graduate so i want to do law so tell me course

    07 Oct, 2018 00:20
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Bikash, You need to appear the entrance exam for the admission in LLB Course as mentioned above the Eligibility.

    10 Oct, 2018 18:20
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    Vaibhav sunil dakhare

    If I am a 10 2 student then my age will be min. Up to 18 or max 19 but the age limit is of 20

    14 Aug, 2018 00:20
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi VAibhav, CLAT Age Limit Eligibility Criteria:- Unreserved/ NRIs/ NRI Sponsored category candidates below 20 years of age as on July 01, 2018. SC/ ST/ OBC/ Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category candidates below 22 years of age as on July 01, 2018.

    14 Aug, 2018 12:46
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    sonali sahani

    I HAVE PASSED 12 FROM NIOS BOARD IS IT IS VALID IN CLAT

    09 Aug, 2018 23:38
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    Garima Bansal

    Hi Sonali, Law aspirants appearing for CLAT LLM Program should have secured a minimum percentage in qualifying examination (i.e. LL.B./ 5-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/ any other equivalent exam). The marks vary as per candidate’s category.

    10 Aug, 2018 14:54
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    Mukesh Gupta

    Hello there, Need some clarification about CLAT, Is it possible for a Graduate person to give the examinations of CLAT when he has 42% in B.Com [OBC category] for LL.B 3 year-course?

    11 Aug, 2017 00:20
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    Kalpana Sharma Expert

    Hi Mukesh, To get admission in L.L.B, please check these following CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

    Eligibility for LLB Program mandates a candidate to have a minimum aggregate of 45% marks in class 12th qualifying examination.

    For LLM Program, an aggregate of 50% marks in graduation is required.

    There is a 5% relaxation of marks for SC, ST, OBC and PWD candidates.

    The maximum age requirement to appear in CLAT is 20 years for LLB course. 2 years of relaxation is given to candidates belonging to SC/ST Category.

    There is no bar on age for candidates opting for LLM Course.

    01 Sep, 2017 14:27
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    Puneet K Thakur

    I am a graduate I want to go for LAW degree .what is the procedure for that .

    28 Jul, 2018 22:36
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Puneet, Please check this link for getting the information about the Application for this Entrance Exam.

    01 Aug, 2018 10:57

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