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    CLAT PG 2020 Exam Dates, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result and Cut Off

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
    Exams Prep Master

    CLAT LLM, a postgraduate entrance test, is scheduled to be conducted on June 21, 2020. The admit card for the same will be available for download from first week of May 2020 (tentatively).

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    CLAT LLM is the single unified entrance test for 21 NLUs and other law schools accepting CLAT scores. Aspirants seeking admissions to LLB and LLM Program across India can apply online on the official website of exam. CLAT 2020 will be conducted by NUSRL Ranchi through OFFLINE mode. In 2008, around 8000 students appeared for the exam whereas in 2019, the number increased to more than 60,000 students. This is a huge jump in itself and the number is expected to increase in the coming years. 

    The article provides details of CLAT LLM – Eligibility, Registration, Pattern, Syllabus.

    • On the whole, there are approximately 550 seats available for LLM Program by the National Law Universities.
    • CLAT Scores are also considered by various private law colleges and government undertaking colleges across the country.
    • The CLAT LLM Exam Pattern includes 100 MCQs and 2 essay-type questions of 25 marks each..
    • All Indian Nationals/ NRIs/PIOs/OCIs who want to take admission to LLM in India have to appear for CLAT 2020 exam. 
    • For CLAT LLM Syllabus, it will be of graduate level i.e. whatever the law graduates have studied in their Bachelors.

    CLAT 2020 Important Dates for LLM

    CLAT 2020 Important Dates for LLM

    EventDate
    Availability of CLAT 2019 LLM Application FormJanuary 1, 2020 – May 18, 2020
    Release of CLAT LLM Admit Card1st week of May 2020 (tentative)
    CLAT LLM 2019 Exam DateJune 21, 2020
    Uploading CLAT LLM Answer KeyTo be notified
    Objections related to LLM Exam, Questions & KeysTo be notified
    Declaration of LLM Result and Merit ListTo be notified
    Publication of 1st Indicative Seat Allocation ListTo be notified
    Commencement of CLAT LLM CounsellingTo be notified

    Check CLAT Exam Dates 2020


    Eligibility Criteria for LLM Program

    CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria for LLM Program

    The Consortium of NLUs has defined the eligibility criteria for the PG Program. A brief about the same is listed below:

    Academic Qualification

    • Minimum percentage of marks required in the qualifying examination (3 year LLB, 5-year Integrated LLB/ any other equivalent exam) is as under:
    1. 50% marks for Unreserved/ OBC/ SAP and other categories and
    2. 45% marks for SC/ ST categories
    • Candidate must have passed/ appeared in the final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his/ her admission.
    • Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examination must submit his/ her final result of the examination within the provided time frame by the respective University.

    There is no upper age limit prescribed by the authorities for appearing in CLAT LLM 2020.

    Check CLAT LLM Eligibility


    Registration for LLM Program

    CLAT 2020 Registration for LLM Program

    The application form is available online from the month of January 2020. Interested and eligible candidates can submit their applications on the official website i.e. clat.ac.in. A stepwise procedure to fill the online form is as follows:

    • Read the instructions carefully before filling the application form. Any mismatch between the details filled in the application form and in the original documents will lead to cancellation of the application form.
    • Check all the spellings of the names in the application form. No editing can be done once the candidate submits the application form.
    • The candidates have to fill in their preference order for all 21 NLUs at the time of filling the application form.
    • All documents uploaded must be in PDF format.

    Step 1 – Filling Basic Information

    Visit CLAT Official Website and Click ‘Apply Online’. Register as a new user and enter your Name, Email ID, Mobile No. and captcha code. Upon registration, an OPT will be sent to the candidate using which the candidate has to re-login and access their CLAT Application Form.

    Documents Required

    1. Recent passport size photograph with a plain background
    2. Signature of the candidate
    3. Category Certificate (for SC/ST/OBC)
    4. Category Certificate (for PWD/BPL Category/State of Domicile) 

    Step 2 – Scanning and Uploading of Document

    In this step, scan and upload your photograph and signature as per the specifications defined by NUALS Kochi.

    DocumentSize and Format
    PhotographBetween 20 kb – 50 kb in JPEG/ JPG
    SignatureBetween 10 kb – 20 kb in JPEG/ JPG

    Check CLAT Guidelines for Uploading Photo and Signature

    Step 3 – Fill CLAT Application Form

    Now, fill in all the sections as per the given order. Listed below are the sections in the online LLM Form:

    Personal Details – selecting gender, nationality, state of domicile, nativity etc.

    Qualification Details – enter year of passing, board name, marks and percentage etc.

     Preference of NLU – choosing the National Law University as per your preference.

    Fee Details – making the payment as per your category via online mode:

    Pay INR 4,000 as application fee for general/ OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI category

    Pay INR 3,500 as application fee for SC/ST/BPL category

     Check CLAT Cut Off


    CLAT 2020 Admit Card for LLM Program

    CLAT LLM 2020 Admit Card is scheduled to release in first week of May (tentatively). The candidates can check the admit card using their Registration Number and Password from the official website. 

    Follow the mentioned steps for downloading the admit card:

    STEP 1. Visit the official website of CLAT 2020 i.e. clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in

    STEP 2. Click on the link provided for downloading the admit card. 

    STEP 3. Fill the details – Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth

    STEP 4. Click on ‘Print’

    While going to take the exam, in addition to the admit card, also take along a photocopy of residence proof with you. 


    CLAT 2020 Paper Pattern for LLM Program

    CLAT 2020 Paper Pattern for LLM Program

    The exam pattern for PG program is similar to UG program. Tabulated below are the highlights for LLM Exam Pattern:

    Exam ModeOffline
    Duration of CLAT LLM2 hours
    Nature of QuestionsObjective Type (MCQs) + Subjective type (Essay)
    Objective Type Questions 100
    Subjective Type Questions 50 ( 2 essay type – each question of 25 marks;800 words per essay)
    Medium of ExamEnglish
    Maximum Questions150
    Maximum Marks150
    CLAT LLM Marking Scheme+1 mark for each correct answer
    -0.25 mark for each wrong answer

    Read More CLAT Exam Pattern

    Section-wise distribution of questions are as follows:

    SectionNo. of Questions
    Jurisprudence50
    Constitutional Law50
    Other Law subjects50
    Total150 questions

    Out of a total 150 questions, there will be Multiple Choice Questions as well as Long Essay Type Questions. The various topics on which the questions will be based on are –

    • Constitutional Law
    • Jurisprudence
    • Law of Contracts
    • Law of Torts
    • Criminal Law
    • International Law
    • Family Law
    • Property Law
    • Intellectual Property Law, etc.


    CLAT 2020 Result and Counselling for LLM Program

    CLAT 2020 Result and Counselling for LLM Program

    CLAT Result is announced around a month after the exam takes place. Declaration of the result is tentatively scheduled in July 2020. 

    After CLAT Result 2020, the last step in the admission of CLAT 2020 is Centralized Online Counseling procedure. CLAT Counseling every year is conducted by CLAT Consortium Office.

    • The allotment of seats is done on the basis of merit cum preference basis. 
    • Online counselling starts soon after the CLAT 2020 Result is declared. 

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