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.

NLAT 2020 Latest Update:

NLU Bangalore has released the NLAT Answer Key 2020 for the NLAT 2020 exam conducted on September 12th, 2020. The answer key released by NLSUI for NLAT 2020 exam is the final one and candidates will not be able to challenge it. NLSUI had earlier accepted challenges / objections until 12th Sept. Candidates can now download question and final answer keys for National Law Aptitude Test 2020 by visiting official website

Click here to download NLAT answer key

How to Download NLAT 2020 Answer Key

Candidates can download the NLAT answer key by the steps given below.

  • Step 1: Visit official website
  • Step 2: on Link for Admissions
  • Step 3: Final Answer Keys for NLAT UG and PG Exams will be listed in the notification section.
  • Step 4: Download the answer key for your batch

NLAT exam centers

NLU Bangalore has prearranged 14 test centers in 14 different cities for NLAT 2020.

Students who are unable to meet the NLAT 2020 test requirements may write the test at one of these 14 centers. Given below is a list of cities where exam centers will be made available of NLAT applicants. . Candidates can avail of this facility at a cost of Rs. 350.

City State
Aurangabad Maharashtra
Bhubhaneshwar Odisha
Bikaner Rajasthan
Chennai Tamil Nadu
Dehradun Uttarakhand
Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh
Guwahati Assam
Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh
Jaipur Rajasthan
Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
Nashik Maharashtra
Rohtak Haryana
Shimla Himachal Pradesh
Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir

NLAT online exam

System requirements for NLAT 2020 online exam

  • The candidates must download the “Safe Assessment Browser (SAB) Tool” which will be provided by the exam authorities.
  • Minimum internet requirement should be 512 Kbps.
  • Video conferencing services, screen sharing/ remote screen projection services, virtual machines are not allowed. Any candidate caught with such tools will stand disqualified.
  • Candidates are also not allowed to use any kind of wired/ wireless headphones/ earphones/ other audio devices.

Technical requirements for NLAT 2020

  • Supported devices

Desktop computer and Laptops, Android mobile devices (Tablet and Phones)

  • Operating System

Window 7 or above (Windows 10 recommended
Mac OS 10.13 or above,
Linux x (Ubuntu versions 18.04, 16.04, 15.04 only)
Android version 6 or above

  • Configuration

Processor speed: 1.5 GHz and above
Processor: Core 2 Duo and above
RAM: minimum 1 GB.

  • Browser

Google Chrome (84.0.4147.135 or later) recommended

  • Integrated webcam

With a minimum resolution of 640x480

NLAT 2020 Exam Slots

The NLAT 2020 exam will be conducted in three slots on 12th September, 2020.
Slot 1
Reporting time: 12: 00 pm
Exam Start time: 12:30 pm
Slot 2
Reporting time: 1:45 pm
Exam Start time: 2:15 pm
Slot 3
Reporting time: 3:30 pm
Exam Start time: 4:00 pm
Note: A simulation test will also be made available to candidates on September 11th, 2020 at the exact same time as their exam slot. Those who have successfully registered for NLAT 2020 will receive details about the simulation test (11th September) on their registered email address and phone number.

NLAT exam dates

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



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



General and PWD Category

Rs. 150

ST, SC candidates

Rs. 125

NLAT 2020 Eligibility criteria


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.


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:


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”

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