The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore will not accept CLAT 2020 scores for admission in this academic session. The University will hold its own admission test called National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) 2020.

The Admissions Notification outlined below exclusively governs all admissions to the B.A.,LL.B (Hons) Programme of NLSIU for the year 2020-21. Any student who seeks admission to NLSIU must apply directly to the University and complete the NLAT UG 2020 Entrance examination.
The University will not accept CLAT 2020 scores for admission to Academic Year 2020-21.

Read the full notification

NLS Admission Notice


The Covid-19 pandemic has however caused unforeseen difficulties and delays in the conduct of CLAT 2020. The repeated postponement of the examination has resulted in uncertainty for students, parents and the participating Universities. NLSIU is uniquely disadvantaged as it follows a trimester system where every academic year is made up of three terms of 90 days duration.

Moreover, each term must accommodate 60 hours of classroom instruction in each course and adequately provide for examination and evaluation processes. Further, the academic offering for the 3rd, 4th and 5th year of the B.A., LL.B programme as well as the LL.M programme is fully integrated and requires a common academic calendar.


The NLAT 2020 UG will test candidates on 5 (five) subjects (and the published format of the CLAT 2020 UG) comprising, English Language, Current Affairs Including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.

1. The NLAT 2020 UG will comprise 4 (four) General Comprehension (“GC”) passages.
2. Each GC passage will be accompanied by 10 (ten) questions that candidates will have to
answer based on the information provided in the corresponding GC passage and in the
NLAT 2020 UG will have a total of 40 (forty) questions.
3. Each GC passage will be of a similar length (i.e., ~500 words) and order of difficulty as in the Mock CLAT 2020 UG papers.
4. The 10 (ten) questions that accompany each GC passage will have 2 (two) questions each from the 5 (five) subjects.


The total intake of students shall be 120 (One Hundred and Twenty). The Reservation
Notification 2021 has been published separately on the website.

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