CLAT 2020 Frequently Asked Questions – Part 5

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This article is part of a series covering the Frequently Asked Questions about the CLAT 2020. Read the complete series through the links below :

This is Part 5 of the FAQs Series. We regularly receive quite a few Questions about the CLAT 2020, the preparation strategy, application process, important dates and other details. Some of these question may be very specific and some are about the profession of Law in general. In this series, we have answered all the questions, without any prejudice.

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What is the cut off for CLAT 2020? What is the cut off marks for CLAT 2020? What is the passing marks in CLAT 2020?

There are no specific cut-off marks for CLAT. Though there are several website which predict cut-off marks, the entire exercise is quite useless, since it is the ‘Rank’ which counts and not the marks leading to the rank.

For example, if there are 100 seats, the top 100 rank holders in CLAT should get a LLB seat in some NLU. Since NLSIU is a much sought after Law School, if there are 10 seats in the NLSIU, the top 10 rank holders who have opted for it will get the seats.

There may be a few variations here and there, due to drop outs and high rank holders opting for lower rung colleges.

Candidates should wait till the ranks are announced, since the category-wise ranks are the best indicators securing admissions in specific NLUs.

What is the fee for CLAT?

  • Application fee for General, OBC, PWD, NRI, PIO, OCI candidates is Rs.4,000
  • Application fee for SC, ST, BPL category candidates is Rs.3,500


Since the fee is to be paid online, there will be some additional charges for Payment Gateway fees.

What is the fee structure of NLU Delhi?

The NLU Delhi fees for the LLB program are approximately Rs. 165000 per annum. In addition, there are one time fees and deposits to be paid in the first years, which add up to around Rs. 25000.

These estimations are based on the 2019 – 20 academic year details and are subject to change.

What is the salary of a lawyer per month? What is the salary of a lawyer per month in India? What is the salary of lawyers in India? What is the salary of LLB?

There are Lawyers earning a few thousand Rupees to a few lakh Rupees per month. That is a very wide range. However, there is no precise answer.

Just like in any other profession, there are a number of factors at play in terms of how much a Lawyer can earn. For example, there are Doctors just earning a few thousands per month, whereas there will be others with the same qualifications who are earning a few lakhs or crores of Rupees every month.

In general, with adequate experience, reputation, specialisation and networking, the practice or Law can be a very lucrative profession.

What should I do after CLAT?

With a good rank in the CLAT, you can take up an LLB program in one of the National Law Universities. Post your LLB, you can pursue a wide range of career options, such as:

  • Practice as an Advocate
  • Work as a corporate consultant
  • Pursue career in academics by taking up the UGC NET or completing a PhD
  • Take up employment as a Legal Officer
  • Pursue a career in the Judicial Services


As such, the LLB degree can open the doors to a wide range of career options.

What should I study for CLAT 2020?

The CLAT 2020 will have five sections :

  • English & reading comprehension
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Numerical Ability
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning


Refer to this article for an insight on the actual content of each of the sections in the CLAT exam :

What type of lawyers earn the most?

In every field of Law, there are Lawyers who earn quite well. In general, Criminal Law, Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Law are lucrative fields for practice and for employment.
There are a number of factors that can affect a Lawyer’s earnings – specialization, reputation in the market, type of clientele and networking.

If we look at the list of top earning Lawyers in India, they span the entire gamut of Legal specializations. In addition, there will be several lawyers who may not be famous, but earn just as much as the ‘Highest paid’ lawyers; albeit, they prefer to keep a low profile.

When should I start preparing for CLAT?

While you can start preparing for CLAT as early as possible, the three to four months is the ideal prep time for the CLAT 2020 exam. Too early and you may start forgetting some of the things you have covered a while ago.

  • Step 1: Go through the official syllabus and familiarise yourself with the task at hand
  • Step 2: Solve a couple of previous papers to understand your comfort levels with the various sections
  • Step 3: Download the basic reference material, especially the NCERT text books for the mathematics section
  • Step 4: Take a look at the MagicExam Prep Strategy Plans and use one of the time-based plans for your purpose
  • Step 5: Diligently follow the strategy, starting with one mock test per day for a couple of weeks and then moving to two mock tests per day – review the answers before moving to the next test


As we have been repeating several times, the key to your success is to become thoroughly familiar with as types and variations of questions as possible. So, the mock tests and previous papers will be the key.

Time management will be of paramount importance to ensure that you have adequate time to answer all the questions in the exam.

Which app is best for CLAT 2020 preparation? Which book is best for CLAT? Which books are best for CLAT? Which is the best book for CLAT preparation?

There are plenty of books available for CLAT 2020 preparation, which have previous papers, model papers, mock tests and reference material.

The main disadvantage that we saw with printed material is that you can attempt all the papers or mock tests just once; after which you will mechanically remember the answers as ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ or ‘D’.

Also, if there are any changes or updates, you will have to buy new books.

In our online practice packs, all the previous papers and mock tests can be attempted unlimited number of times since the answer choices and the order of questions are shuffled with every attempt.

We constantly keep adding MCQs and updating the reference material, which will be instantly available to all our users.

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