CLAT PG 2020 New Pattern & Changes for CLAT 2020

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CLAT PG 2020 - 100 Mock Tests Series & Previous Question Papers

Note : As per the CLAT Consortium notification on 21st Nov 2019, the CLAT PG 2020 will have comprehension based questions. The descriptive portion will remain same as last year. Once the CLAT 2020 notification is released in the last week of Dec 2019, we will update our Mock Test Pack as per the revised pattern.

  • Eighty Three (83) LawMint users were offered seats across various NLUs in CLAT PG 2019 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR & NLU Delhi
  • 11 CLAT PG LLM previous question papers with official answer keys - 2009 to 2019
  • 50 Full Length Mock tests of 100 questions each - from a question bank of 9500 selected MCQs
  • 50 Mini Mock tests of 25 questions each - for quick practice sessions
  • 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

On the 21st of November 2019, the CLAT consortium held a meeting to discuss the conduct of the CLAT 2020 – CLAT PG and CLAT UG examinations and released the press release as below.

The press release mentions some upcoming changes in the CLAT PG 2020 exam pattern and syllabus. We have taken the content from the official press release and added headings and our comments to various sections, to elaborate on the aspects which may affect the CLAT PG question paper and the changes required in the preparation strategy.

Important Dates of the CLAT 2020

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) – 2020 will be held on May 10, 2020 (Sunday).

The notification for CLAT – 2020 will be released in the last week of December, 2019 and the online application form would be available from January 1, 2020.

The above dates are in-line with the normal schedule maintained for the conduct of CLAT. The CLAT PG 2020 will be held on the 2nd Sunday of the month of May 2020 – which will be 10-05-2019. The exam notification will be released in the last week of December 2020 and the online application portal will be opened for registrations from the 1st of January 2020.

This decision was taken by the Consortium of NLUs in its meeting held on 21st November 2019, at the Consortium’s Permanent Secretariat in Bangalore.

The meeting was chaired by the President of the Consortium, Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and all the Vice-Chancellors of member NLUs of the Consortium attended the meeting.

Changes in the CLAT Exam Pattern

The CLAT 2020 will also have a change in the pattern of the questions for the UG exam.

Comprehension based questions would be asked from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. It was also resolved to reduce the number of questions from 200 to 120-150 questions.

Prof. Mustafa said that asking students to answer 200 questions in 120 minutes is not right as it puts students under lot of mental stress.

The exam will remain off line and the duration will be two hours.

He told that the idea is to get better students to National Law Universities who have competence in reading texts and demonstrate skills in inferential reasoning.

Similarly, the PG admission test will also have comprehension based questions. The descriptive portion will remain same as last year.

The Consortium has authorized the Executive Council of CLAT-2020 to study the possibility of introducing cut off marks for the LL.M. The details of CLAT-2020 will be notified by the EC.

The main changes mentioned here for CLAT PG 2020 are the introduction of ‘comprehension based questions’. Since the CLAT PG question paper already has 100 objective questions, there may not be any further changes in terms of the the number of questions. The subjective past i.e. the essay part / descriptive part will continue as per the previous year pattern. Typically, comprehension type questions may require additional time; so the time-available-per-question may actually become slightly lower for the CLAT PG 2020.

Scholarships and Fee Concessions at various NLUs

The Consortium also resolved to undertake several Faculty Development Programmes in various member NLUs and launch a scheme of Scholarship / Fee Concessions for the students of NLUs.

The Consortium would also assist the member NLUs in upgrading their library, IT facilities and other infrastructure.

Changes in the CLAT Consortium Leadership

  • Prof. V. Vijayakumar, Vice-Chancellor, NLIU, Bhopal was elected as the new President
  • Prof. Paramjit S. Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor, RGNUL. Punjab was elected as the Vice-President.
  • Prof. Balraj Chouhan, Vice-Chancellor, Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur was elected as CLAT-2020 Convener.
  • Prof. Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NLUO was elected as Member of the Executive Council for CLAT – 2020.
  • Prof. V. Kesava Rao. Vice-Chancellor, NUSRL, Ranchi will attend the meetings of the Executive Council as Special Invitee for the purposes of conduct of CLAT – 2020.

Even with the changes in leadership for CLAT 2020, a high degree of continuity has been maintained in the Executive Committee. Prof. (Dr.) V. Vijayakumar was the Vice-President of the CLAT 2019 Executive committee. Prof. (Dr.) Paramjit S. Jaswal was previously a member. Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao was the convenor of CLAT 2019. All the Vice Chancellors of the various NLUs, including the outgoing president Prof. (Dr.) Faizan Mustafa will continue to be part of the CLAT 2020 Core Committee.

The outgoing President expressed his satisfaction on the formation and registration of Consortium of NLUs and expressed the hope that under the dynamic leadership of Prof. V. Vijayakumar, the Consortium will make meaningful contribution to the legal education in 2019 – 2020.

He thanked all the members of the Executive Council and the members of the General Council for their co-operation and support in discharging the duties of President in the first year of the formation of the Consortium of NLUs.

The VC of DNLU Jabalpur has been elected as the convener of the CLAT 2020, so the question paper finalization and other logistics may be handled by the officials from DNLU. However, the overall CLAT 2020 will be conducted under the aegis of the CLAT Consortium.

There seems to be an appetite to work on the infrastructure issues faced by some of the newer NLUs and also offer a more structured set of Scholarships and Fee Concessions for LLB and LLM students. Considering that the NLUs are actually State Institutions under various State Governments, it remains to be seen as to how the CLAT Consortium can coordinate centrally for the funds required for the aforementioned activities at all the NLUs.

Format of the CLAT 2020

Number of changes were made in CLAT – 2019, i.e., the test was made off line from online and in PG paper descriptive portion was included. Further, for the first time carbonized copy of the OMR sheet was provided to the candidates.

A Grievance Redressal Committee was also constituted for CLAT 2019 under the Chairmanship of Honorable Sri Justice S. Rajendra Babu, Former Chief Justice of India.

Prof. V. Vijayakumar, after taking over as new President of the Consortium of NLUs thanked the outgoing President for his contribution in the registration of the Consortium and drafting of its MoA and assured that CLAT Consortium will now do more meaningful contribution in terms of Faculty Development of member NLUs.

The exam will continue to be conducted in an offline mode, which has been successfully used in the previous year. The facility for providing the carbon copy of the OMR allows the students to maintain a record of their attempt and cross check their final scores against the answer keys. The Grievance Redressal process should also become more structured, thanks to the experience gained from the previous CLAT.

Model Question papers for CLAT PG 2020

With the proposed changes in the number of questions and the type of questions in the CLAT 2020 (UG) and the CLAT PG 2020, there is considerable ambiguity among the aspirant community.

When the official notification is released in the last week of December 2020, it is expected that the CLAT Consortium may provide additional details in terms of the type and pattern of questions; and perhaps release a model question paper with typical questions from all the sections of the CLAT 2020 exam.

At LawMint, we are making the required changes to the Online Mock Test Series and the revised versions will be rolled out soon after the official notifications are released.

CLAT PG 2020 - 100 Mock Tests Series & Previous Question Papers

Note : As per the CLAT Consortium notification on 21st Nov 2019, the CLAT PG 2020 will have comprehension based questions. The descriptive portion will remain same as last year. Once the CLAT 2020 notification is released in the last week of Dec 2019, we will update our Mock Test Pack as per the revised pattern.

  • Eighty Three (83) LawMint users were offered seats across various NLUs in CLAT PG 2019 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR & NLU Delhi
  • 11 CLAT PG LLM previous question papers with official answer keys - 2009 to 2019
  • 50 Full Length Mock tests of 100 questions each - from a question bank of 9500 selected MCQs
  • 50 Mini Mock tests of 25 questions each - for quick practice sessions
  • 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

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