CLAT 2020 PG LLM Official Announcement

CLAT PG 2020 LLM Entrance Official Announcement Dates Syllabus Pattern Previous Question Papers Mock Tests Model Paper
CLAT PG 2020 & 2021- Comprehension Mock Tests Series & Previous Question Papers

  • Eighty Three (83) LawMint users were offered seats across various NLUs in CLAT PG 2019 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR & NLU Delhi
  • Comprehension Based Questions - 80 Practice Passages - Answers with rationale
  • 3 Full length Mock Papers - each with 10 Passages, 100 Questions
  • Each Full Mock Test is designed as a Model Paper
  • List of Indicative / Likely Subjective Type Questions & Topics
  • Summarized overview of Important Jurisprudence topics (For Subjective & Objective questions)
  • Overview of all Constitutional Amendments
  • Summary list of Important (Recent) Supreme Court Judgments
  • All Tests & Previous Papers are timed and have Negative marking for realistic simulation
  • Questions & Answer Choices randomly shuffled in every attempt for better practice
  • Accessible 24 x 7 via Smart-Phone browsers and Desktops

Note : 11 CLAT PG LLM previous question papers with official answer keys - 2009 to 2019, 50 Full length mock tests + 50 mini mock tests as per the old pattern are also retained, since they are useful for students preparing for other exams such as AILET PG, DU LLM etc.

Authentic Feedback from previous exam users :

"I got AIR 18 in CLAT PG 2019 and General Category rank 28 in AILET PG 2019. I want to thank you for helping me practice well in controlled conditions from any place. It gave me a lot of confidence and I took the tests while travelling too. I also made it to IIT Kharagpur." - Vinodharani

"Lawmint has been of great help to me in securing AIR 25 in AILET PG 2019 and AIR 29 in CLAT PG 2019 examinations. The subjective and objective approach of the test series kept me up to date with the latest exam pattern." - Bhawna Nanda

"I, Nimmy Saira Zachariah joined you clat test series. I cleared AILET PG with 30th rank. Your test series were of immense help as it gave me clear idea of where my preparations stand thankyou once again law mint." - Nimmy S Z

"Hey guys. Where do I start? If I thought that getting AIR 59 in Clat PG was it, then how wrong I was. With Lawmint now I have cracked UGC NET as well." - Joyanta Chakraborty

Important : The question paper pattern has changed for the year 2020. The new pattern will consist of comprehension based questions. i.e. MCQs based on passages about various legal topics. In the LawMint Mock Tests, we have provided many different practice passages for extensive practice.

CLAT PG 2020 Cut Off & Comprehension Questions Explanation Video on LawMint YouTube Channel

CLAT 2020 PG LLM Official Announcement

The Consortium of National Law Universities has announced that the CLAT 2020 exam, including the CLAT PG LLM 2020 will be conducted on 10th May, 2020. The online registrations will commence on the official website from the 1st of January, 2020 and will remain open till the 31st of March, 2020. See the details below for the calendar of important events and activities.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the national level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programs in the 21 participating National Law Universities around the country.

NLU Delhi does not participate in the CLAT process as they conduct their own separate entrance exam called the AILET 2020, which includes the AILET PG 2020 for LLM course admissions.

In addition to the NLUs, there are usually around 60 other Law Schools and Colleges which will accept the CLAT PG 2020 scores for their own admissions process.

The CLAT PG 2020 scores will also be used by various Public Sector Companies – PSU for shortlisting and selection to various Legal Posts.

Official Website for CLAT 2020 PG LLM

Candidates should note that the new official website for the CLAT Consortium is at the following URL : https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/

The new official email addresses of the CLAT Consortium will also have @consortiumofnlus.ac.in

CLAT PG 2020 Calendar

The table below shows the list of critical activities and actions for the CLAT PG 2020.

Candidates are advised to complete any activities well in advance and not wait till the last date, to avoid any last minute issues.

Candidates should also keep checking the official website on a regular basis to ensure that they are aware of any changes in the activities and / or dates, which will be published by the CLAT Consortium.

Important activities and dates, deadlines for CLAT PG LLM 2020

Sl. No.Description of Specific ActivitiesDate of the Activity
1Admission Notification Published by CLAT ConsortiumLast week of Dec 2019
2Commencement online applications, along with the order of preferences for NLUs1 Jan 2020
3Last date for submission of filled-in online application form along with the order of preferences for NLUs31 Mar 2020
4Commencement of downloading of Admit Cards/Hall TicketsTBC
5Date of CLAT PG LLM 2020 Examination10 May 2020
5 a. Date of uploading the Answer Key11 May 2020
5 b. Raising of objections relating to the exam questions or answer keys12 May  – 15 May 2020
5 c. Date for uploading the Final Answer Key18 May 2020
6Declaration of final results and category-wise Merit List24 May 2020
7Publication of the first seat allocation list based on merit-cum-preferenceTBC
8Date for payment of counselling fee.
Note: The candidates failing to deposit the required fees by the specified date will forfeit their right to be considered for admission in CLAT PG LLM 2020 and their names will be dropped from the CLAT PG LLM 2020 Merit List. Date for locking of allotted seats or exercising option for shifting against the next indicative seat allocation list.
TBC
9Publication of the second allotment list after payment of counselling fee.TBC
10Date for payment of counselling fee for the candidates whose names appear for the first time in the second provisional allotment listTBC
11Date for locking of allotted seats after exercising option for shifting or withdrawing from the admission process against the second allotment list.TBC
12Last date of withdrawal from the Admission Process.

Note: The counselling fee of those candidates who withdraw up to the specified date, will be refunded after deducting an administrative fee. There shall be no refund of counselling fee after the last date of withdrawal from admission process.

TBC
13Publication of the third allotment listTBC
14Payment of full fees by the candidates whose name appear for the first time in the third allotment list to the allotted UniversitiesTBC
15Candidates to complete the admission formalities at the allotted NLU’s for admission against allotment list.
16Date for receiving status of admissions from the participating NLU (s) in the CLAT OfficeTBC
17Date of closure of admission process by the CLAT PG LLM 2020 Consortium of NLUsTBC

Note : After the closure of the central CLAT PG LLM admissions process, vacancies if any, will be filled by the respective NLU at their own level as per their Rules and Regulations.

TBC : To Be Confirmed. The CLAT consortium will confirm the specific dates for these actions or activities. The dates for the completion of the admissions formalities at the respective NLUs will be confirmed by the institutions.

Eligibility for LLM admissions through CLAT PG 2020

The basic eligibility criteria for LLM admissions through the CLAT 2020 PG admissions test is a BCI (Bar Council of India) recognized LL.B Degree or equivalent, with minimum marks as below.

  • Fifty five percent (55%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories
  • Fifty percent (50%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories

 

Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination (LLB) in April/May 2020 are also eligible to apply. Such candidates may be given provisional admission at various NLUs, as per their CLAT PG merit list.

Provisionally admitted candidates will need to pass their LLB final examinations (and be eligible for award of degree) with the minimum marks as mentioned above and submit the requisite proofs and documents by the specified dates at the respective NLUs where they have been provisionally admitted.

If any candidate is unable to submit the essential documentation and proofs on or before the specific cut-off dates, their admission may be cancelled and the counselling fee paid will not be refunded.

Age limit for LLM admissions

There is no upper age limit prescribed for appearing in CLAT 2020 and for admission to the LL.M courses at any participating NLU.

NLUs Participating in CLAT 2020

There are twenty one (21) National Law Universities from across India that are participating in the CLAT PG 2020.  The CLAT Consortium will publish a comprehensive seat matrix, showing the institution-wise breakup of the LLM seats – including the category allocations.

The list below contains the links to the official websites of the participating NLUs. Each NLU will also publish an official brochure (pdf) that provides the details of the respective LL.M program. (Program structure, syllabus, fee structure, facilities & other essential details.)

 

As mentioned previously, NLU Delhi will conduct it’s own separate admissions process through the AILET 2020, which will include the AILET PG LLM Entrance.

PSUs Expected to Recruit through CLAT PG 2020

Some of the Public Sector Units – PSUs which have recruited candidates on the basis of CLAT PG scores in the previous years are as below.

Not all the PSUs in the list below may recruit in 2020; and there may be some additions to the list depending on vacancies for Legal posts at various Government Organizations.

Click on the links below to read more about the posts and the recruitment process of the specific PSUs.

 

You can also go through answers to all the important and frequently asked questions about PSU recruitment through CLAT in this article :  https://lawmint.com/clat-pg-llm/psu-recruitment-clat-pg-llm-frequently-asked-questions/

Pattern of Question Paper for the PG Program in CLAT 2020

As per the official website, the pattern of the CLAT PG 2020 exam will be as below.

  • Maximum Marks : 150
  • Duration of CLAT 2020  Exam : 02:00 Hours
  • Number of Multiple-Choice Questions : 100
  • Marks per question – One mark each
  • Subjective Questions : Two Essay type questions each of 25 Marks, 800 words per essay, on the topics of law and contemporary issues, total of 50 marks
  • Negative Marking – 0.25 Mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
  • No marks will be deducted for unanswered questions

 

As with the previous year, the CLAT 2020 examination will be held in an OFFLINE mode; i.e. with paper and pen model.

Syllabus CLAT PG 2020

As per the official notification, the objective questions will be from the areas of Constitutional Law and other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.

The LawMint CLAT PG mock tests are designed to comprehensively cover the entire syllabus for the CLAT PG exam.

Students should be prepared for questions from the following topics : (In alphabetical order)

  • Administrative Law
  • Banking Law
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Company Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law (Including Hindu & Muslim personal Law)
  • Human Rights Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Interpretation of Statutes
  • Jurisprudence
  • Labour Law
  • Law of Contracts
  • Law of Crimes
  • Law of Evidence
  • Law of Torts
  • Property Law & Land Laws
  • Taxation Law

 

Cut off Marks in CLAT PG 2020

The CLAT Consortium has introduced the concept of Cut-off marks for the PG entrance exam of CLAT 2020.

As per the official notification, only candidates who secure at least 40% (35% in case of SC, ST, and PWD) marks in the objective section will qualify for the evaluation of their answers in the descriptive section.

The cut off marks will mean that candidates scoring less than 40% (or 35%) in the objective part will not be considered for the final merit list; since the subjective part of their answer sheets will not be evaluated.

In the past, every candidate who attempted the CLAT PG exam would receive a total score and be allotted a merit list rank in his / her category. Even if the candidate did not secure a seat in an NLU, they could use the CLAT ranking for admission into an LLM program in a Tier 2 / Tier 3 Law College. For CLAT 2020 PG, since only candidates scoring above the cut-off marks will get a ranking, a significant number of the candidates may be excluded from the final merit list.

Important Instructions for CLAT PG 2020

  • The online enrollment for CLAT 2020 PG admissions test will open on 1st January 2020 and close on 31st March 2020.
  • The applications has to be submitted ONLINE only from consortiumofnlus.ac.in website.
  • The CLAT 2020 examination will be held in the month of May 2020 (See the calendar schedule at the beginning of this article.
  • The CLAT 2020 examination will be held in OFFLINE mode

 

The candidates are first required to register themselves at the CLAT 2020 website by using personal mobile number and e-mail Id. Upon registration, an OTP will be sent to the given mobile number for validation. Once your mobile number is validated, you can login using your mobile number and the password you provided at the time of registration.

Please fill the form carefully. The Name of the candidate and the parents should be spelled correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any change/alteration found may disqualify your candidature.

No alteration/editing in the online application form can be done after successful submission/final submission of the form. The information once furnished by the candidate with regard to the category to which the candidate belongs, the preference for the NLUs and the Centre of the Entrance Test submitted by the candidates through online application mode shall be final and no change whatsoever, shall be allowed thereafter under any circumstances.

The candidates are required to read the instructions carefully and furnish correct and authentic information. In case the information furnished at any stage of the application, examination and admission process is found to be false or incorrect or if there is any discrepancy or mismatch between the information furnished by the candidate at the relevant section and the certificates/documents produced at the time of admission, the provisional admission offered to the candidate shall stand cancelled with immediate effect without assigning any further reason and the candidate shall stand disqualified from being considered for further admission to the NLUs by the CLAT Consortium Office.

The candidate shall fill his/her preference order for all 21 NLUs at the time of online application itself. No change shall be allowed in the preference once the form is submitted by the candidate.

Download the Official CLAT PG LLM 2020 Prospectus & Brochure

Documents to be uploaded with the Online Application

  • Front facing passport size recent photograph with plain background
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Category certificate if you are applying under SC/ST/OBC
  • Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are applying if candidate is P.W.D
  • Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are coming under BPL category
  • The photograph and signature of the candidate need not be attested while submitting the Online Application Form
  • All documents/certificates should be uploaded in pdf format only

 

Note: The original certificates/documents issued by the competent authority as specified in the brochure are to be submitted to the allotted University in the form and manner as specified by the respective universities at the time of admission.

Application Fee

  • Application fees can be paid only online.
  • Application fee for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates : Rs.4,000/-
  • Application fee for SC/ST/BPL category candidates: Rs.3,500/-
  • The cost of previous years’ question papers is Rs.500/- (not included in the CLAT 2020 application fee of Rs.4,000/- or Rs.3,500/- as the case may be.)

 

The candidates themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online. The actual bank transaction charges will be displayed in the payment gateway page after you choose the mode of payment. Application Fees is non-refundable.

Other instructions

Indian Nationals/NRIs/PIO/OCI seeking admission in either of the PG programs shall appear in CLAT 2020. Foreign Nationals need not appear for the test

The application form, complete in all respects and after payment of fees must be finally submitted on or before 31st March, 2020 (11:59 P.M.). Incomplete application forms shall not be considered. The candidates shall fill and submit the application form well in time to avoid last minute hassles.

The CLAT Office or the organizing University shall in no case be responsible for any incomplete information or misinformation or inconvenience faced by the candidate in this regard.

For any information relating to the 21 NLUs, the candidate may refer to the e-brochure of the respective Institutions available in the Consortium website.

For NRI/Foreign National seats, the applicants are advised to refer to the e-brochures as well as the websites of the respective NLUs for more details. All NRI Category candidates have to appear for the CLAT 2020 examination for those NLUs where such category is admitted through CLAT 2020 rankings and not admitted directly by the concerned Universities.

Admit Card / Hall ticket

The Admit Card/Hall ticket can be downloaded by the candidate by logging into his/her account. The exact date on which the hall tickets will be made available will be intimated on the website.

Other Important Instructions for the Candidates

Information regarding the details of intake, reservation policies and the courses offered along with the fee structures of various participating National Law Universities is available in the Information Brochure which can be accessed from the official website of CLAT and also from the websites of the participating NLUs. The candidates are, therefore, advised to thoroughly go through the rules, policies and the fee structure of the participating NLUs before filling in the application form for PG courses, and also for the NRI and Foreign National seats.

Information provided in the e-Brochure regarding the intake, reservation policy, fee, courses offered and the subjects taught at various levels including the areas of specialization, etc., has been specified very briefly. For detailed information regarding the same, the candidates may refer to the information available at the websites of the participating NLUs.

In the event of unforeseen incidents resulting in the cancellation of a Test city or centre, or insufficient or extra number of candidates opting to appear from a particular Test Centre, the Convenor, CLAT 2020 reserves the right to cancel such a City/Centre and shift the applicant to another City/Centre

In order to claim the benefit of reservation, the candidate must produce the relevant certificates as prescribed by the Government of India/State Government and as required by the respective NLU at the time of admission, as notified by them.

The CLAT 2020 application fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.

Participating National Law Universities reserve the right to change the total number of seats and break-up of seats as per their policy before the final allotment. The reservation policy is subject to change as decided by the concerned Government from time to time.

If a candidate has filled-in more than one online application form, the candidate’s last online application form only will be considered. In such cases, the application fee for the previous application forms will not be refunded.

The allotment of seats and the offer for admission under CLAT 2020 shall be provisional and shall not create any right of admission in favour of a candidate.

Important : Candidates are advised to visit CLAT 2020 website regularly for updates.

CLAT PG 2020 Help Desk

For registration related queries, the address

P.O. Bag 7201
Nagarbhavi,
Bangalore – 560 072
Karnataka, India

Email :

Phone : 08047162020 – Timing : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm on all working days

Help desk contact form : https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/clat-2020/help-desk.html

CLAT PG LLM Previous Year Question Papers

CLAT PG 2019 previous question paper : https://lawmint.com/clat-pg-llm/clat-llm-pg-2019-previous-question-paper/

CLAT PG 2018 previous question paper : https://lawmint.com/clat-pg-llm/clat-pg-2018-llm-previous-question-paper/

CLAT PG 2017 previous question paper : https://lawmint.com/clat-pg-llm/clat-pg-llm-2017-previous-question-paper/

All previous question papers, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 with official answer keys are included in LawMint CLAT PG 2020 Online Mock Tests Practice pack, along with 100 Mock Tests as per the latest pattern and syllabus.

Other Institutions using the CLAT PG Scores

In addition to the participating NLUs, there will be around 50 ~ 60 other Law Schools and Colleges that will use the CLAT scores for their admissions process. This list may see a few more additions once final confirmations are in place by other Institutions.

  • Shobhit University, NH-58, Modipuram, Meerut, U.P.
  • RNB Global University , Bikaner, Rajasthan
  • ISBR Law College, Bangalore
  • LLOYD Law College, 11, K.P.-II, Greater Noida-201304, U.P.
  • Glocal Law School, Glocal University Saharanpur Uttar Pradesh
  • Indore Institute of Law, Indore
  • Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, AU-Block, Outer Ring Road, Pitampura, Delhi-110034
  • Xavier Law School, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  • Amity University, U.P.
  • Law College Dehradun
  • Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore-562106
  • Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
  • GITAM SCHOOL OF LAW, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam
  • Kalinga University, Naya Raipur, CG
  • ICFAI Law School, ICFAI University, Dehradun
  • Asian Law College, Noida
  • Siddharth Law College, Dehradun
  • Aryans College of Law, Punjab
  • School of Law, JIMS Engineering and Management Technical Campus Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • GLA University Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
  • REVA University, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • United world School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • School of Legal Studies, Mody University, Lakshmangarh Rajasthan
  • Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujrat
  • Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • ICFAI University, Tripura
  • Gujurat Maritime University, Ahmedabad
  • Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed-to-be-University) Mumbai
  • Bennett University, Greater Noida, NCT Region UP
  • DIRD College, Delhi
  • SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat
  • Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat, Delhi NCR
  • Maharishi Law School, Maharishi University of Information Technology, NCR Delhi
  • NIMT Institute of Method and Law, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • School of Law, Presidency University, Bengaluru
  • Manipal University, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • School of Law, Oriental University, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  • The North Cap University, Gurugram, Haryana
  • Academy of Law, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Jaipur
  • Dr. K N Modi University, Jaipur
  • Harlal School of Law, Knowledge Park I, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • Galgotia University, Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh
  • Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Law, Bareilly Uttar Pradesh
  • Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur Rajasthan
  • The Raffles University, Alwar Rajasthan
  • ITM University Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • IFIM Law School, Bangalore
  • Dr. B R Ambedkar National Law University Sonipat, Haryana.

 

Between all there Institutions, there will be around a thousand seats on offer for various PG and LLM programs.

CLAT PG 2020 & 2021- Comprehension Mock Tests Series & Previous Question Papers

  • Eighty Three (83) LawMint users were offered seats across various NLUs in CLAT PG 2019 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR & NLU Delhi
  • Comprehension Based Questions - 80 Practice Passages - Answers with rationale
  • 3 Full length Mock Papers - each with 10 Passages, 100 Questions
  • Each Full Mock Test is designed as a Model Paper
  • List of Indicative / Likely Subjective Type Questions & Topics
  • Summarized overview of Important Jurisprudence topics (For Subjective & Objective questions)
  • Overview of all Constitutional Amendments
  • Summary list of Important (Recent) Supreme Court Judgments
  • All Tests & Previous Papers are timed and have Negative marking for realistic simulation
  • Questions & Answer Choices randomly shuffled in every attempt for better practice
  • Accessible 24 x 7 via Smart-Phone browsers and Desktops

Note : 11 CLAT PG LLM previous question papers with official answer keys - 2009 to 2019, 50 Full length mock tests + 50 mini mock tests as per the old pattern are also retained, since they are useful for students preparing for other exams such as AILET PG, DU LLM etc.

Authentic Feedback from previous exam users :

"I got AIR 18 in CLAT PG 2019 and General Category rank 28 in AILET PG 2019. I want to thank you for helping me practice well in controlled conditions from any place. It gave me a lot of confidence and I took the tests while travelling too. I also made it to IIT Kharagpur." - Vinodharani

"Lawmint has been of great help to me in securing AIR 25 in AILET PG 2019 and AIR 29 in CLAT PG 2019 examinations. The subjective and objective approach of the test series kept me up to date with the latest exam pattern." - Bhawna Nanda

"I, Nimmy Saira Zachariah joined you clat test series. I cleared AILET PG with 30th rank. Your test series were of immense help as it gave me clear idea of where my preparations stand thankyou once again law mint." - Nimmy S Z

"Hey guys. Where do I start? If I thought that getting AIR 59 in Clat PG was it, then how wrong I was. With Lawmint now I have cracked UGC NET as well." - Joyanta Chakraborty

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