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CLAT 2020 Exam and Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key (Out) and Solutions

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: October 04, 2020 10:47 am IST

CLAT 2020 was conducted on September 28, 2020. Check out the detailed Exam and Question paper analysis of CLAT. Also, find the answer key and solutions here.

CLAT 2020 Exam and Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key and Solutions

CLAT 2020 was conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities on September 28, 2020. The test timings were from 2 PM-4 PM and the exam was conducted for admission to the UG and PG law courses. Unlike last year, this year the exam was held through online computer-based and centre-based mode at 203 locations across the nation. The CLAT 2020 Final Answer Key and Provisional Answer Key for UG and PG courses have also been released by the Consortium of NLUs.

As per the students and expert review, the overall difficulty level of the exam was reported to be Moderate. Few candidates found the CLAT Question paper a little lengthy and time-consuming. Quantitative Techniques carried the minimum number of questions while the maximum number of questions were from Legal Reasoning and Current Affairs. 

Students were required to follow the safety protocols and maintain distance at all points of times. The CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern was revised and the Legal Aptitude section was replaced with Legal Reasoning and the total number of questions was also reduced to 150 from 200.

Read on to find out the detailed Exam and Question Paper Analysis of CLAT 2020. Also, get your hands on the CLAT answer key and solutions here.

Highlights of CLAT 2020 Exam Analysis

The exam analysis of CLAT 2020 has been provided below. Candidates are required to go through the table to get an overview of the exam.



Overall Exam Difficulty 

Moderate but Lengthy

Total Exam Duration

2 Hours

Total Questions

150 Questions

Total Questions from English Language

30 Questions

Total Questions from Current Affairs & General Knowledge

36 Questions

Total Questions from Legal Reasoning

39 Questions

Total Questions from Logical Reasoning

30 Questions

Total Questions from Quantitative Techniques

15 Questions

Total Marks

150 Marks

Marking Scheme

+1 for each correct answer, -0.25 for an incorrect answer

Also Read:Law Admission Without National-Level Entrance Exam Score - CLAT, AILET, LSAT

Detailed Section-Wise CLAT 2020 Question Paper Analysis

Provided below is the section-wise details of the CLAT 2020 Question paper Analysis. The conclusions have been made basis the expert analysis and students' feedback.

Exam Section

Difficulty Level 


English Language


Six standard reading-comprehensions came out of which three were story-based. Questions were a mix of word meaning, synonyms, inferential, grammar etc.

Current Affairs & General Knowledge

Moderate to Difficult

The questions were not one-liner specific and required factors and reasons affecting the event. Most of the questions were based on recent events such as Rafale Deal, Aatmanirbhar Bharat Scheme, National Education Policy.

Legal Reasoning

Moderate to Difficult

This section was lengthy and candidates had to read a lot to answer every question.

Logical Reasoning


The passages were time-consuming. This section had only 2 questions based on analytical reasoning.

Quantitative Techniques


Questions were very basic calculation based. Around 5 questions were considered to be incorrect. A graph-based question was also asked in this section.

CLAT 2020 Question Paper Analysis for English Section

Below mentioned are the pointers discussing the questions that came up in the English section of CLAT 2020.

  • The CLAT 2020 English section contained 30 questions with 6 passages. 

  • The comprehension passages were based on Bois Locker Room Controversy, Virtual Reality and Climate Change. 

  • Rest 3 questions were story-based. They included ‘The Cat’ by Mary Freeman, ‘The Night Came Slowly’ by Kate Chopin and ‘The Case for the Defence by ‘Graham Greene’.

  • The passages were lengthy but they were not difficult to comprehend.

CLAT 2020 Question Paper Analysis for Current Affairs & General Knowledge

Provided below is the question paper analysis for the Current Affairs and the General Knowledge section of the CLAT exam.

  • The Current Affairs & General Knowledge comprised 36 questions and 7 passages.
  • The passages were based on National Educational Policy 2020, SAARC meeting, United Nations General Assembly and Rafale Deal.
  • Few more passages were also based on Atmanirbhar Bharat, RBI Policy, Lipulekh Pass (Indo-Nepal) and UAE and Israel Relations.
  • Candidates who were keeping a close eye on the current happenings and affairs did fairly well in this section.

CLAT 2020 Question Paper Analysis for Legal Reasoning

Given below is an analysis of the Legal Reasoning section in the CLAT 2020 exam.

  • The Legal Reasoning section of CLAT 2020 had 39 questions in total. It had 8 passages.
  • The questions were on Impact of COVID 19, issue of obscenity, Vizag gas leak, the principle of Natural Justice, the lynching of Palghar District, Article 20 (1): Ex post facto laws, Arnab Goswami vs Union of India and Common intention.
  • Not a single knowledge-based question came in this section. They were mostly basic.

CLAT 2020 Question Paper Analysis for Logical Reasoning

Check out the CLAT question paper analysis 2020 for the Logical Reasoning section below.

  • The Logical Reasoning section of CLAT 2020 consisted of 30 questions.
  • 25+3 Questions were from Critical Reasoning while only 2 questions came from Analytical Reasoning.
  • Critical Reasoning section had passages based on social journalism, the anti-alcohol movement, Class 12th CBSE result, work from home during corona pandemic and online classes.
  • Rest 2 Analytical Reasoning questions were from coding-decoding and matrix puzzle.
  • This section consumed a lot of time of the aspirants.

CLAT 2020 Question Paper Analysis for Quantitative Techniques

Provided below are the pointers explaining the gist of the Quantitative Techniques section in the CLAT 2020.

  • The Quantitative Techniques section was not difficult.

  • This section had 15 questions that were covered under 3 sets. Each set had 5 questions.

  • They were based on Bar Graph, Table DI, Geometry/Mensuration.

  • One set was reported to have incorrect questions.

CLAT 2020 Expected Cutoff

As per the experts, the expected CLAT cutoff will be around 87. Candidates can get admission in the top 3 NLUs if they score between 85- 87. Top 5 NLUs can be targeted if an applicant has obtained 83-85 while admission to the top 10 NLUs will require the candidates to score between 80 to 82.

Aspirants must note that there will be no sectional cut-off in the CLAT 2020. However, the number of good attempts in each section would play a major role in determining the final score of the applicant. Check the ideal attempts for each section below.


Good Attempts

Ideal Score

English Language



Current Affairs & General Knowledge



Legal Reasoning



Logical Reasoning



Quantitative Techniques



CLAT 2020 Answer Key and Solutions

The Answer Key is a great tool to analyse the performance and calculate the estimated overall score and rank. To predict the rank, aspirants can also check out the CLAT Rank Predictor.  3 questions and 1 question was found incorrect in CLAT UG and CLAT PG respectively and they were dropped off from the CLAT 2020 final answer key. CLAT UG result will be evaluated from 147 and CLAT PG result is supposed to be calculated from 119. The keys of the four answers were changed in CLAT UG while for CLAT PG none were altered. 

The provisional and final answer key of CLAT 2020 has been released by the Consortium of NLUs and has been provided below for both UG and PG courses.

CLAT 2020 Final Answer Key

CLAT 2020 UG Question Paper with Provisional Answer Key

CLAT 2020 PG Question Paper with Provisional Answer Key

Also Read:Private Law Colleges in India Accepting CLAT Scores

List of Popular Colleges for Direct Law Admission

Some of the most popular colleges that provide admission to law courses without the CLAT score are mentioned below. Aspirants are advised to click on the links below and apply directly for admission. For any admission related help, they can also dial our toll-free number toll-free helpline number 1800-572-9877 or fill the Common Application Form. Either way, an admission counsellor will be appointed to guide you throughout the process.

Jagran Lakecity University (JLU), Bhopal

Chandigarh University (CU), Chandigarh

Lovely Professional University(LPU), Jalandhar

Sanskriti University, Mathura

Raffles University, Neemrana

The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad

K.L.E. Society Law College, Bangalore

Ansal University, Gurugram

Amity University, Jaipur

Rai University, Ahmedabad

Dr. K.N. Modi University, Jaipur

JECRC University, Jaipur

CLAT result will be updated on the CLAT Result 2020 page as soon as it is released. In case of any queries related to CLAT 2020, drop them on the QnA zone.

For all the latest updates on CLAT, stay tuned to CollegeDekho!

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