NLAT 2020 (National law Aptitude Test)

NLAT 2020 will be conducted for the first time in 2020 by NLSIU (NLU Bangalore) to admit students for its five-year B.A LL. B program and one year LL.M program. Any student who seeks admission to NLSIU must apply directly to the University and complete the NLAT 2020 entrance examination. NLU Bangalore opted out of CLAT and will no longer be a part of CLAT consortium, and hence will not use CLAT 2020 scores for admission to various law courses provided by the law institute.

Will be Live on 12th September

Will be Live on 12th September

NLAT exam dates

Given in the tabular form below are the important dates for NLAT aspirants.

Event

Dates

Start of Online NLAT application form 2020

September 3 - 10, 2020

Mock tests

September 09 - 11, 2020

NLAT 2020 exam date

September 12, 2020

Release of provisional answer key

September 12, 2020

Final answer key release date

September 14, 2020

Declaration of results

September 15, 2020

Commencement of classes

September 18, 2020

NLAT 2020 Registrations

NLAT 2020 aspirants can visit the official admission website of NLSIU between September 3, 2020 and September 10, 2020 in order to register for NLAT 2020.

NLAT 2020 Registration fee

Given in the tabular form below is the category-wise application fee for NLAT 2020

Category

Amount

General and PWD Category

Rs. 150

ST, SC candidates

Rs. 125

NLAT 2020 Eligibility criteria

B.A LL. B

Candidate must have secured an unconditional pass and the minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (10+2 or its equivalent examination) as specified below:

  1. Aggregate percentage of 45% or its equivalent grade in case of General Category and PWD students.

  2. Aggregate percentage of 40% or its equivalent grade in case of SC/ST.

There is no upper age limit to apply.

LL.M

Candidates must have secured an LL.B. or equivalent degree from a recognized educational institution with an unconditional pass and the minimum percentage of marks as specified below:

  1. Aggregate percentage of 50% or its equivalent grade in case of General Category and PWD students. (ii) Aggregate percentage of 45% or its equivalent grade in case of SC/ST.

There is no upper age limit to apply.

NLAT 2020 Exam Pattern

NLSIU will conduct the NLAT 2020 exam will be conducted in online in home-proctored mode. The duration of the NLAT 2020 will be 45 minutes.

Total questions: 40 (multiple choice)

Maximum Marks: 80

Marking scheme:

  • each question will carry 2 marks

  • 0.50 marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer

  • 0.25 marks will be deducted if any question is left unanswered.

Candidates will get only one attempt to answer each question. One cannot revisit and change an answer option.

NLAT 2020 syllabus

NLAT 2020 will consist of five sections and the published format of the CLAT 2020 UG

  • English Language

  • Current Affairs Including General Knowledge

  • Legal Reasoning

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Quantitative Techniques.

NLAT 2020 General Comprehension

  • The NLAT 2020 UG will comprise 4 General Comprehension passages.

  • Each of these General Comprehension passages will be followed by 10 questions

NLAT 2020 admission criteria

Candidates will be shortlisted for the law programs solely based on their NLAT 2020 score.

NLAT 2020 Tie breaker

  • Higher number of correct answers to Legal Reasoning Questions

  • Higher number of correct answers in the overall examination

  • Computerised draw of lots

NLAT 2020 Reservation Criteria and seat intake

A total of 120 seats are provided in the BA LL.B. Program with the following breakup:

Category

No. of seats

Scheduled Caste (15%)

18 seats

Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)

9 seats

General Category

93 seats

  • Six seats comprising 5% of the total intake shall be reserved horizontally for Persons with Disabilities (PWD).

  • 25% of total seats in each vertical reservation category, subject to a maximum of Thirty students, shall be admitted under the horizontal institutional preference for “Karnataka Students”