CLAT 2020 Answer Key PDF Download: Check Answer Sheets

The exam has been successfully conducted in online mode. The provisional answer key for both UG and PG program has been published on the official website.

CLAT Answer Key Live Updates:

October 03, 2020: Notice on Modification of Questions and Answers in CLAT 2020

Considering all the objections raised by students. the Consortium has released an official notification for modifications in questions and answers for UG and PG. For UG, the answers would be evaluated only for 147 marks instead of 150 while for PG it will be 119 marks out of 120 marks. The answer key for UG has few modifications while for PG there is no change.

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October 03, 2020: Consortium Released a notice in regards to answer key objections

Since the raising of objections was free, there were a large number of unwanted objections received. On an expert recommendation, Consortium decided to charge for each objection raised from next year and refund the amount if the objection was correct.

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October 01, 2:38pm: Consortium publishes student’s answer sheets officially.

Consortium has published the answer sheets of all students on their respective dashboard. Students can now calculate their scores on the basis of the provisional answer key.

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September 30, 6:47pm: Consortium publishes scores on the basis of Provisional Answer Key

The students mentioned on social media about release of “CLAT Scores” on the basis of the provisional answer key. Since the answer key is not final, the scores may vary. However, many students reported that the scores vary from their calculations.

September 29, 7:12 pm: Raise objections until 11:59 pm today

All students can raise objections latest by September 29, 11:59 pm. Any issues related to CLAT Answer Key shall not be entertained after the mentioned date.

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September 28, 6:42 pm: CLAT Answer Key PDF published on official website

The authority has published the provisional answer key on the official website for both UG and PG courses. Students can check/download the CLAT Question Paper with Answers for their reference.

CLAT Answer Key 2020

The two-day window for raising objections on the answer key has been opened by the Consortium now. The candidates have to submit the objections latest by Sept 29, 2020 (11:59 pm). The link to raise objections will be deactivated after the last date. The Consortium will publish the final CLAT Answer Key 2020 only after verifying all the objections raised by the students.

Final Answer key after scrutinizing the objections will be published online on October 03, 2020. Login with your registration number and date of birth to access the “objection link”.

  • The CLAT Answer Key will help students to estimate their score in the exam and guess the college in which they can get admission.
  • The exam conducting board has released the answer key of CLAT in two phases: Provisional Answer Key and Final answer key.
  • The answer key helps students to know their performance level in the exam before the announcement of the CLAT Result.
  • 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.
  • The link to raise objections shall be made active in a while as mentioned on the official website.
  • The last date to raise objections on the CLAT 2020 Answer Key is September 29, 2020 (11:59 pm).
  •  Usually, the CLAT Cut Off is released after the announcement of result. Scoring above the cut off marks is a mandate to get shortlisted for the counselling process.

CLAT 2020 Answer Key Release Date

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 September 28, 2020
Answer key (provisional) September 28, 2020 (Evening)
Filing objections on provisional key September 28, 2020 (Evening) to September 29, 2020 (12:00 Midnight)
Final answer key October 03, 2020
CLAT 2020 result announcement October 05, 2020

CLAT 2020 Provisional Answer Key PDF

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 CLAT answer key before the announcement of the Final result.

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.

Course/Program Provisional Answer Key Final Answer Key
UG Download Yet to be released
PG Download Yet to be released

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 the LLB CLAT 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

Here, we have provided both provisional and final CLAT Answer key for the LLM program. 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

CLAT Answer Key

How to download CLAT Answer Key 2020 PDF?

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

  • Visit the official website of CLAT Consortium.
  • Click the tab to check details about “CLAT 2020”
  • Under the notification tab, you can find UG and PG answer key PDF
  • The PDF includes Question Paper as well
  • Click on “Download” icon to download or else view online to predict your scores.

How to Raise Objections on CLAT Answer Key?

Candidates can raise objections if they find any discrepancy in the 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 CLAT answer key.

  • Visit the official website and click “CLAT 2020” tab
  • Login using Registration number and password.
  • Link to raise objections will be active on the dashboard.
  • Mention the program, section, question and correct option details.
  • Pay the amount via online mode for raising objections.
  • Finally, click on the submit button to submit your objection.

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 the CLAT Answer Key 2020?

CLAT 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 CLAT 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 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 CLAT 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

CLAT Answer Key

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 colour codes. Check below to know the colour code for correct and wrong answers.

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

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 CLAT 2020 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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