CLAT Answer Key 2020

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The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will release the CLAT Answer Key 2020 a week after the examination. As per the CLAT Notification 2020, the exam which is scheduled to be held on 21 June 2020 has been postponed.

  • The new dates of the CLAT 2020 Exam will be announced only after 01 July 2020 on the official website.
  • Authorities will release the answer key after evaluating and compiling all the response sheets
  • The answer key contains information like participant ID, participant name, test date, test center name, test time, subject, and marks obtained.
  • Basically, the CLAT 2020 Answer Key will help the students to know their performance level in the exam before the announcement of the result.
  • CLAT Registration ID and Password are required to download the answer keys.
  • Candidates can challenge the answer key if they find any discrepancy.
  • The final CLAT Result will be announced tentatively two weeks after the announcement of the answer key.
  • The authority will begin counseling for the CLAT 2020 exam once the results have been out.

CLAT Answer Key 2020

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance test which is held to admit candidates for the undergraduate & postgraduate programs in the field of law. The authority will release the CLAT Answer Key in two phases:

  1. Provisional Answer Key
  2. Final Answer Key

Candidates will be given a window period of 2 days from the release date of the provisional answer key for raising objections.

  • If candidates find any discrepancy while cross-checking their responses against each question from the question paper, they can file objections within the window period.
  • Once the objection filing process is completed, the consortium will release the final answer key for CLAT 2020 Exam.

CLAT Answer Key 2020 Dates

It is important for candidates to be aware of the exam dates. Check the table below to know the tentative dates of the CLAT Exam 2020. The new dates will be notified soon on the official website.

Events Dates (Tentative)
CLAT 2020 Exam Date May 10, 2020
Answer key (provisional) May 11, 2020
Filing objections on provisional key May 12-May 15
Final answer key May 18, 2020
CLAT 2020 result announcement May 24, 2020

CLAT Provisional Answer Key PDF

The consortium will publish the answer key separately for a 3-year LLB course and a 5-year program course. Candidates can go through the table provided below to know the answer key for different sets of question papers.

CLAT 3-year LLB Answer Key

The CLAT Exam for UG course is conducted for 200 marks. CLAT UG Answer Key Consists of serial-wise answers for all the questions asked in the exam. With the help of this answer key, students can calculate their expected scores and know the tentative cut-off marks.

CLAT Answer Key Question Paper Answer Key
Series A CLAT Question Paper Answer Key PDF
Series B CLAT Question Paper Answer Key PDF
Series C CLAT Question Paper Answer Key PDF
Series D CLAT Question Paper Answer Key PDF

CLAT 5 year Programme Answer Key

The CLAT Exam for PG course is conducted for 150 marks. For every correct answer, +1 will be given and  0.25 is deducted for the wrong answer. Go through the complete details about CLAT Integrated Course Answer Key in the table provided below.

CLAT Answer Key Question Paper Answer Key (Provisional) Answer Key (Final)
Series A Click here Click here Click here
Series B Click here Click here Click here
Series C Click here Click here Click here
Series D Click here Click here Click here

CLAT LLM Answer Key

Candidates can check the below table to know the details about CLAT PG Answer Key.

CLAT Answer Key Question Paper Answer Key (Provisional) Answer Key (Final)
Series A Click here Click here Click here
Series B Click here Click here Click here
Series C Click here Click here Click here
Series D Click here Click here Click here

How to download CLAT 2020 Answer Key?

Follow the steps given below to download the answer key from the official website directly:

  • Visit the CLAT official website
  • Click on the tab ‘CLAT Answer Key’
  • A login window will display on the screen
  • Fill the Registered Number and Password
  • Click on the ‘login’ button.
  • The answer key will be displayed on the screen in the form of PDF
  • View & Download the answer key
  • Take a print out copy of CLAT 2020 Answer Key for further references

How to Raise Objections on CLAT Answer Key?

Candidates can raise objections if they find any discrepancy in the CLAT 2020 Answer Key. They will be allowed to file objections within the window period and only through online mode. Go through the steps provided below to know how to raise objections on the answer ley.

  • Visit the official CLAT website – clat.ac.in
  • Click on the tab “objections on answer key”
  • The login window will display on the screen
  • Enter registered mobile number and password
  • Click on the ‘Provisional Answer Key Objections’ button
  • Then, fill all the details of objections
  • Attach a file that justifies the objection (if required)
  • Finally, click on the submit button

How is CLAT Answer Key Prepared

The CLAT 2020 Answer Key is prepared by the experts who set the question paper for the exam. They will verify all the answers and then create a provisional list for the same. Once the Provisional Answer Key is released, students can estimate their CLAT result through this tentative answer key.

  • If the provisional answer key has no objections then that is published as the final answer key.
  • In case of objections in the answer key, the provisional answer key is rechecked for the correct answers and published as the final answer key.
  • The CLAT result will be published after the announcement of the final answer key.
  • One the result is out, the authority will start the process of CLAT Counselling 2020.

How to Calculate the Score using CLAT Answer Key 2020

CLAT 2020 Answer key help candidates to estimate the marks to be obtained in the examination. It  is important to go through the detailed CLAT Exam Pattern before moving on to calculating the CLAT Score:

Sections Questions Marks
Logical Reasoning 40 40
English Comprehension 40 40
Legal Aptitude 50 50
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 50
Elementary Mathematics 20 20
Total 200 200

CLAT 2020 Marking Scheme

The CLAT question paper of the UG course is conducted for 200 marks and the question paper of the PG course is for 150 marks. The CLAT 2020 Marking Scheme is as follows:

  • For every correct answer, the +1 mark will be allocated while 0.25 marks deducted for every wrong answer.
  • No marks are given for unattempted questions
Answer Type Marking Scheme
Correct answer +1
Incorrect answer -0.25
No response 0

CLAT 2020 Answer Key – Marks Calculation Process

Candidates can calculate the expected marks by using the answer key and marking scheme. Use the formula provided below to calculate the score.

CLAT Scores = Total numbers of Correct options*1 – Total number of incorrect responses*0.25

For Example: If the number of correct answers is 120 and incorrect answers are 30, then the CLAT score will be calculated as :

Total CLAT marks = (120*1) – (30*0.25) = 120-7.5

Then, the Total marks = 112.5

CLAT Provisional Answer Key

A provisional answer key contains serial-wise answers to all the questions asked in the paper. Candidates can cross-check their answers with the help of this answer key.

  • CLAT provisional answer key will  help students to calculate their tentative score in the exam
  • If there is any discrepancy in the answers, candidates can raise objections against the answer key within the specified time.
  • Candidates need to attach a support document for their answers while raising the objections.
  • The authorities will make the necessary corrections in the answer key before the announcement of the Final result.

CLAT Final Answer Key

The Final Answer Key will be published after the completion of the objection process. It will get released by the examination committee tentatively on 18 May 2020.

  • Once the Final Answer Key released, candidates can not be allowed to raise further objections.
  • The answer key is prepared by the experts based on the objections raised by the students.
  • The final answer key helps students to know the correct answers for all the questions and calculate their score.
  • Authorities will release the answer key along with the declaration of the CLAT Result.
  • The CLAT Cut Off is finalized on the basis of the difficulty level of the exam and how many candidates appeared for the exam. It is released after the results have been announced

Information Present in CLAT Answer Key 2020

Once the Final Answer Key is released by the authority, candidates can check for the below-mentioned details on their answer key.

  • Candidate ID
  • Candidate Name
  • Test Center Name
  • Test Date
  • Test Time
  • Subject
  • Marks Obtained

CLAT 2020 Answer Key Codes

The CLAT Answer Key will be published by the authority with different color codes. Check below to know the color code for correct and wrong answers.

  • Every correct answer is marked with a tick mark and green color
  • The wrong answer is marked with the wrong mark and red color
The notion in CLAT 2020 Answer Key Meaning of Notion
Tick Mark and Green color Question is correctly answered
Wrong Mark and Red color Question is incorrectly answered

CLAT 2020 Answer Key – Response Code Replica

Candidates can check the image provided below to the response code replica of the CLAT 2020 Answer Key.

clat response

How is CLAT Answer Key Helpful?

The Law Consortium releases the answer key to provide a rough idea to the students about their performance in the  CLAT Exam. Students can raise objections if they find any incorrect answers in the released answer key.

  • The answer key help students to calculate the approximate marks in the examination by knowing the number of correct answers.
  • With the help of the answer key, students can get the idea regarding expected cut-off marks of the exam.
  • Candidates can use CLAT College Predictor Tool to know the colleges where they will get admission for the course.

Difference Between CLAT Provisional Answer Key and Final Answer Key

The Provisional Answer Key is the first answer key released by the authorities to help students to calculate their approximate scores in the exam. It consists of serial-wise answers for all the questions asked in the exam. Candidates can cross-check their answers with the help of answer key and can raise objections if they find any discrepancy.

After the completion of the objection process, the Final Answer Key will be released. With the help of this answer key, Students can analyze their performance by knowing the number of questions marked incorrectly in the exam. By knowing the expected scores, candidates will get a rough idea about the colleges in which they can find an admission.

CLAT Exam Analysis

As per the CLAT Exam Analysis 2019, the difficulty of the question paper was easy to moderate level. The question paper was similar to the question paper in 2016.

  • All the questions asked were in an expected manner.
  • The English Section was easy. The students whose basics are clear would easily crack the exam.
  • There were no questions on Critical Reasoning and the section solely comprised of Analytical Reasoning questions.
  • Legal Reasoning questions were asked from Contracts, Torts, and Criminal Law and there were a few questions on Miscellaneous Laws as well.
  • The Current Affairs questions were from Science and Tech, Economy, Sports, Books and Authors, Polity, etc.
  •  Maths paper was Easy with some topics being Easy to Moderate but not more.

CLAT 2020 Answer Key FAQ’s

1) Where to download CLAT Answer Key?

A) The answer key will help students to calculate their estimated scores for the questions they answered in the exam. They can also get an idea about cut-off marks and the colleges in which they will get admission. Candidates can download the CLAT Answer Key by visiting the official website. You need to enter a valid registered ID and Password to download the answer key. If there are discrepancies in the answer key, candidates can raise objections by visiting the same website.

2) What will happen if a question given in CLAT 2020 exam was incorrect?

A) Generally, the LAW Consortium will publish all the questions correctly in the exam. If in case, there is any wrong question that appears in the CLAT 2020 Exam, the authorities will verify it. Marks will be given or not for the wrong question will be decided by the authority. Most of the time authorities will give marks for the wrong questions only for candidates who have attempted the question. If a wrong question is not attempted by the candidates, then they will not be given any marks.

3) How can I object to the CLAT answer key?

A) Students can raise objections if they find any discrepancy in the CLAT 2020 Answer Key. They need to visit the official CLAT website for raising objections. After that click on the  “objections on answer key”. A login window will be displayed on the screen. You need to enter a valid mobile number and password which is given at the time of registration.

After a successful login to the page, click on the ‘Provisional Answer Key Objections’ button and fill all the required details along with the attaching the file that justifies your objection. Finally, click on the submit button.

4) What is the difference between a provisional and final answer key?

A) The Provisional Answer Key is the first answer key released by the authorities to help students to calculate their approximate scores in the exam. It consists of serial-wise answers for all the questions asked in the exam. Candidates can cross-check their answers with the help of answer key and can raise objections if they find any discrepancy.

After the completion of the objection process, the Final Answer Key will be released. With the help of this answer key, Students can analyze their performance by knowing the number of questions marked incorrectly in the exam. By knowing the expected scores, candidates will get a rough idea about the colleges in which they can find an admission.

5) Which public sector Units (PSU’s) recruit candidates through CLAT Score?

A) There are several companies that recruit candidates based on their CLAT Score. The cut-off percentage for PSU Recruitment through CLAT Score depends on the company. Some of the public sector units that recruit candidates based on CLAT Score as follows:

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Oil and Natural Gass Corporation (ONGC)
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited ( PGCIL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
  • Oil India Limited (OIL)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
  • National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)
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