NLAT 2020 Result and Merit List

Sukriti Vajpayee
Sukriti VajpayeePublished On: September 21, 2020

NLAT 2020 was conducted by NLU Bangalore for admission to its UG and PG courses. The exam was cancelled by the Supreme Court which stated that NLSIU will consider CLAT 2020 for its admissions.

NLAT Result and Merit List

The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) conducted NLAT on September 12, 2020, and the final answer key of NLAT 2020 was released on September 16, 2020. NLU Bangalore had stated that it will not accept Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) scores for selecting candidates for the upcoming year due to several reasons. However, the Supreme Court has now cancelled NLAT 2020 and NLSIU will conduct admissions through CLAT 2020.

Through NLAT 2020, NLSIU was planning to select candidates for its law programmes of both bachelor and masters level. NLAT UG was conducted for admission to the integrated law course of BA LL.B and the admissions of LL.M was to be done through NLAT PG. NLAT was conducted for the first time ever. However, now the exam has been quashed as per the Supreme Court's judgement and it will not release any more updates.

NLAT 2020 Important Dates

The table given below provides the important dates of NLAT 2020 results. 

Beginning of NLAT 2020 Application ProcessSeptember 3, 2020
Last Date for Submitting NLAT 2020 Application FormsSeptember 10, 2020
NLAT 2020 Exam DateSeptember 12, 2020
Release of NLAT 2020 Provisional Answer KeySeptember 12, 2020
Commencement of Inviting Objections to NLAT 2020 Provisional Answer KeySeptember 12, 2020
Release of NLAT 2020 Final Answer KeySeptember 16, 2020
Declaration of NLAT 2020 ResultsCancelled
Release of Provisional Admission List of NLAT 2020Cancelled
Commencement of ClassesTo be Announced

Also Read:NLSIU to Conduct its Own Entrance Test for 2020 Admissions

NLAT 2020 Marking Scheme

The results of NLAT 2020 were to be calculated by following the marking scheme that was announced by NLSIU in the official notification of NLAT. Candidates can go through the points given below to understand the marking scheme of NLAT 2020.

  • The maximum marks allotted to each question is 2 marks.
  • For every correct answer, candidates will be given 2 marks.
  • For every question answered incorrectly, 0.50 marks will be deducted from the total score.
  • In case a candidate leaves any question unattempted, it will lead to a deduction of 0.25 marks from the aggregate score for each unanswered question.

NLAT 2020 Result

The NLAT 2020 result will not be declared because as per the recent events, the Supreme Court has cancelled NLAT 2020. It has stated that NLSIU will conduct its admissions on the basis of CLAT 2020, in the same way that it used to do in the previous years. Check the detailed news of NLAT 2020 cancellation here.

Initially, NLSIU has said that students who take the NLAT 2020 examination will be notified of their admission status via an email. The college will send the results of candidates through their respective emails. It said that the candidates will not be told their total NLAT 2020 score and the email will simply convey if they have been selected for admission or not.

NLAT 2020 Merit List

Since NLAT 2020 has been cancelled, the merit list of the exam will also not be generated. It was said earlier that the merit list of NLAT 2020 will be released after the result declaration but now NLAT has been quashed and NLSIU will not continue with any further engagements of the exam.

Also Read:NLAT 2020 Application Form: Registration, Fee, Documents, Apply Online

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Whether the mark scored by us in 12th is considered for top NLUs. If we are in top most college whether their is scholarships for our best performance in CLAT?

-anuUpdated on October 21, 2020 01:19 PM
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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

The selection of a candidate for NLU admission is purely done based on CLAT result (AILET for NLU, Delhi). If you fulfil the eligibility criteria of CLAT, you can sit for the exam and if you qualify it, you will be allotted a seat in any of the National Law Universities. Scholarships are not provided or fee is not reduced by the NLUs based on the CLAT score.

However, here are some top law colleges that do provide a college scholarship to the aspirants. Go through the link and either dial 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application ...


My Rank is 3444 in CLAT 2020 for LLM. I am from the defense quota and my gender is female. Please advise where I can get a seat?

-Chitreshi JamwalUpdated on October 12, 2020 07:58 AM
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Sukriti Vajpayee, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

With the mentioned rank in CLAT 2020 for LLM course, you are likely to get admission in Chanakya National Law University, Patna, Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam or Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tamil Nadu.

However, if you are unable to get a seat in the aforementioned law colleges due to fixed seat intake, you can check out the list of Private Law Colleges in India Accepting CLAT Scores. To take any admission related help, either give a call at 1800-572-9877 or fill the Common Application Form. You can also write your questions in the QnA zone ...


What will be the marks cut-off for OBC-MH Category for MNLU Nagpur?

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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

The cut-off of MNLU Nagpur is released only after the completion of the CLAT exam. The CLAT cut-off 2020 rank for the OBC-MH category is expected to be around 13790 to 17514. The marks of the candidate totally depend on the rank on the difficulty level of the question paper and the exam pattern. 

Check the CLAT Marks Vs Rank and What is a Good Score in CLAT 2020 to understand the concept better.

You can also explore the list of private colleges accepting CLAT score 2020.

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