CLAT 2020 FAQs
Q. When is the CLAT exam conducted every year?
Ans. The Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is held on the second Sunday of May every year. Nearly 50 thousand candidates register online for the law entrance examination.
Q. What is the age wise eligibility to appear for CLAT Exam?
Ans. From the year 2016, the authorities removed the upper age limit. But, the lower age limit to apply online is below 20 years of age as on 1st July 2019 (22 years in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disability candidates).
Q. Is there an option to write CLAT in offline mode?
Ans. Yes, from 2020 onwards, the examination will be conducted in pen-paper mode, i.e. offline mode. Earlier, the examination was conducted in computer-based mode.
Q. Is there any requirement of computer skills for appearing in CLAT 2020?
Ans. Law aspirants’ appearing for CLAT only needs to operate the computer mouse.
Q. How many seats are there in National Law Universities?
Ans. For the year 2020, there are 19 NLUs offering admissions to law aspirants as per candidates score in CLAT 2020. The National Law Universities will offer a total of 2984 seats. As two new NLUs have been added, the number of seats has also increased.
Q. What are the other major Law Entrance Exams for Law at the undergraduate level?
Ans. Some of the other major law entrance exams in India are listed below:
- Christ CET
- Army Law School Entrance Test
- Jamia Millia Islamia University, Faculty of Law – Common Entrance Test
Q. If I do not clear the minimum CLAT Cut off 2020, will I still be eligible for final admissions?
Ans. No, it is necessary to qualify the minimum cut off for CLAT for further admission procedure. Failing in this step will make you ineligible to get admissions in any of the law schools accepting CLAT Scores.
Q. When and how will I receive my CLAT Admit Card 2020?
Ans. Candidates who registered successfully will be issued there admit card online at clat.ac.in. The document will not be sent via post. Last date to download it is May 31st, 2020.
Q. On what occasions do students need to make payments on the CLAT website?
Ans. In the entire procedure for getting finally enrolled in the NLUs, candidates have to make payments on the following occasions:
- Submitting the Online Application Form
- If interested in downloading the Previous Year’s Question papers and
- While participating in the counseling session.
Q. How does the CLAT Committee decide which NLU will hold the law exam?
Ans. The order is decided as per the NLU’s year of establishment.
Q. Can you list down the items that are banned from being carried at CLAT Exam Center 2020?
Ans. Listed below are the items or material that are strictly prohibited at the center:
- Mobile Phones
- Books/ chits/ sheets
- Electronic Gadgets
Q. Which are the colleges, which offer placements with salaries of 10 Lakh – 14 Lakh per annum?
Ans. Colleges, which offer placements with salaries of 10 Lakh – 14 Lakh per annum are:
- National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
- NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad
- The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
- The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata
Q. Who are the major Law Firms who recruit from National Law Universities?
Ans. The major Law Firms who recruit from National Law Universities are:
- Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co
- AZB & Partners
- Khaitan & Co
- J Sagar Associates
- Luthra & Luthra
- Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
- Nishith Desai Associates
- Anand and Anand
- Desai & Diwanji
- Economic Laws Practice
- Wadia Ghandy & Co
- Phoenix Legal
- DSK Legal
- Fox Mandal
Q. How can I get past years CLAT question papers?
Ans. The past years CLAT question papers will be available at clat.ac.in. To download the previous year papers, a requisite fee need to be paid. For this year, INR 400 needs to be paid to access the papers.
Q. Other than CLAT which other Law Exams should be kept in mind?
Ans. Apart from CLAT, there are various other state and a national level law examination that one should be aware of. They are as follows:
- AILET – All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admission in National Law University (NLU), Delhi.
- Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) conducted by the Symbiosis International University to get admission into Symbiosis Law School.
- CET IPU – The Common Entrance test conducted by Indraprastha University, Delhi for various law colleges situated in Delhi and NCR including Amity Noida.
- LSAT-India is a standardized test adopted as an admissions criterion by multiple law colleges across India.
Q. What is the meaning of ‘Merit-cum-Preference’ basis in CLAT Counselling?
Ans. The term means that the allotment of seats will be given as per the candidate’s score in CLAT 2020 and the order of preference given by them at the time of registration.