NLAT 2022: Exam Date, Apply Online, Notification of NLSIU Exam

NLAT 2022: Exam Date, Apply Online, Notification of NLSIU Exam

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: Sep 21, 2020
NLSIU conducted the NLAT examination for admission into B.A., LL.B. (Hons) and LL.M programmes for National Law School of India (NLSIU), Bangalore. Students must check all details about the exam such as exam dates, exam pattern, seats, syllabus.
Important Dates
NLAT Final Answer Key Released  -Sep 16, 2020

NLSIU NLAT 2020 Latest News, Notification

NLAT Exam has been scrapped by the SC. As per the Supreme Court directive, NLAT admission process is no longer valid. NLSIU will now take admissions via CLAT 2020 and the admission process will be completed by October 2020. Read the NLAT Scrapped official information below.

NLAT Scrapped. Read complete details. 

Earlier, NLAT Answer Key was released. Students can download and check the NLAT provisional answer key 2020  which also includes NLAT questions and match them against their answers marked in the OMR sheets. The NLAT Answer Key 2020 has been released in the batch-wise format. Check how you did in the NLAT Exam 2020. 

NLAT Retest was conducted on 14 September 2020 by NLSIU. After the technical review committee suggested, the candidates could take the NLAT Retest Exam 2020. Students must note that if they took the retest, the most recent score will be accepted. Check the NLAT Retest (UG) 2020: Exam Analysis 

Earlier, NLAT Exam 2020 was conducted on 12 September 2020. Check the NLAT Exam analysis 2020 here. BYJU'S Exam Prep NLAT Experts have conducted an in-depth exam analysis providing insights into kinds of questions asked, passage information, the difficulty level of the exam, expected cutoff and more for the all the batches. 

Also, check NLAT Provisional Answer Key 2020 to check your performance. 

NLSIU has announced to conduct its own common entrance test NLAT 2020 for the admission to Academic Year 2020-21. NLAT 2020 will be administered by National Law School of India (NLSIU), Bangalore on NLAT date 12 September 2020. NLAT forms the National Law Aptitude Test which is an entrance exam conducted for admission to the undergraduate B.A., LL.B. (Hons) and postgraduate LL.M programmes at NLSIU, Bangalore commencing in 2020. The NLAT Notification 2020 has been released on the official website. 

Please note that NLSIU will not accept CLAT 2020 scores for admission to Academic Year 2020-21.

NLAT Latest News:

21 September 2020: NLAT Exam 2020 has been scrapped by the Supreme Court. Read More.

16 September 2020: NLAT Answer Key 2020 Released. 

14 September 2020: NLAT Retest 2020 conducted. Check the NLAT 2020 Exam Retest Exam review

14 September 2020: As per the directive of the technical review committee, NLAT retest exam to be conducted on 14 September 2020 at 12:00 P.M. Read more.

12 September 2020: NLAT 2020 Batch 1 Exam concluded. Check NLAT 2020 Exam Analysis.

11 September 2020:  Candidates have received details about the NLAT exam on their respective registered numbers. Check NLAT Admit Card Details.

10 September 2020:  NLAT Exam 2020 batch timings released. The NLAT Exam 2020 will be conducted in three batches. Read More.

10 September 2020:
 NLAT simulation test will be held on 11 September 2020. Read details about the NLAT simulation test below.

09 September 2020: NLAT 2020 will be conducted in three sessions. The difficulty level of all the sessions will be different therefore, score normalisation will be followed. Students are allowed to use 2 blank A4 sheets and blue ballpoints pens.

08 September 2020:  NLSIU has released that NLAT 2020 exam will also also be conducted in various centres across the country. Check the NLAT exam centre list. 

07 September 2020: NLAT FAQs have been released on the website. Also, check NLAT Instructions for PWD candidates.

03 September 2020: NLSIU has released NLAT official notification 2020. Read More.

NLAT 2020 Exam Details

NLAT 2020 Exam will be conducted on 12 September 2020. Candidates have received information about the NLAT Exam Time and  NLAT Date on their registered mobile number. NLAT Admit Card is being delivered in the form of emails and msgs to the students. Candidates must note their NLAT timings and ensure that they abide by the reporting time and NLAT exam time to avoid facing last-minute issues. Also, read the NLAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines and Instructions to be better prepared for the exam day. Check NLAT Exam timings, NLAT date and batch details in NLAT admit card.

Here are few NLAT 2020 Last Minute Preparation Tips & Revision for your examination. 

NLAT Notification 2020

NLSIU NLAT Notification released on the official website. This year, candidates seeking admission to BA LLB and LLM programme of NLSIU for the year 2020-21 must take the standard entrance examination, NLAT. Along with the NLAT Notification, other important exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, number of seats, eligibility and more important information is also released.

You can download the NLAT official notification pdf for your reference.

NLAT notification pdf download

NLAT Exam Dates 2020

The NLAT Exam dates and other important dates concerning the exam have also been announced on the official website along with the notification. It is important to note all the NLAT important dates 2020 to avoid missing a deadline.



NLAT notification date 2020

03 September 2020

NLAT application form Start Date

03 September 2020

NLAT apply online last date

10 September 2020

NLAT Mock test

September 09 - 11, 2020

NLAT exam date 2020

12 September 2020

NLAT Provisional answer key 2020 and inviting objections

12 September 2020

NLAT Final answer key 2020

14 September 2020

NLAT Result 2020

15 September 2020

NLSIU Academic year 2020-21

18 September 2020


NLSIU NLAT Seats and Reservation 2020

NLSIU Bangalore has released the number of seats for B.A., LL.B (Hons) Programme and LL.M Programme. NLAT 2020 Examination will be conducted for the below-mentioned seats. The reservation of seats for various categories is also mentioned below.

NLSIU Bangalore seats 2020: BA LLB Course


Number of seats









NLSIU Bangalore seats 2020 - LLM course


Business lawHuman rights seats









NLAT Seats Reservation 2020

NLSUI has mentioned the seat reservation for various categories for B.A., LL.B (Hons) Programme. The NLAT Reservation Information 2020 is mentioned below. 

Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.50%
Persons with Disabilities (PWD)5% ( reserved horizontally )
Karnataka StudentsUp to 25% of total seats in each vertical reservation category, a maximum of 30 students

NLAT Eligibility Criteria

Check the detailed eligibility criteria for the NLAT 2020 Examination. NLSIU has mentioned educational qualification and details about age eligibility in the notification. Applicants must check and comply with NLAT Eligibility Criteria 2020 before applying for the exam.

NLAT Age Limit

As per the NLSIU NLAT official notification, there is no upper age limit to apply for the exam. Candidates of any age group may apply for the NLAT law entrance exam 2020.

NLAT Educational Qualification

The NLAT educational qualifications and eligibility mentioned that the applicants must have minimum qualifying marks in 10+2 or its equivalent examination.

CategoryMinimum Aggregate percentage

NLAT Apply Online 2020

The NLAT application form is available on the official website. All NLAT applications must be submitted online, and no offline applications will be entertained. The NLAT application start date is 03 September 2020 and the last date to apply for NLAT is 10 September 2020. The NLAT apply online direct link is mentioned here.

NLAT Apply Online 2020

How to apply online for NLAT 2020?

  • Register yourself on the official website or rise the link mentioned. Use a valid phone number for registration.
  • Login using the registered mobile number and password.
  • Fill in the application form with valid and correct details. No alteration/editing in the online application form can be done after successful submission.
  • Upload the scanned copy of the following documents.
Scanned DocumentsDetails
passport size photographMax size 1 MB, in Jpeg or Jpg format
original Government-issued photo-ID
maximum size - 1.5mb
Valid IDs - Passport, Driving License, Ration card, Aadhar card,
original marks sheet or pass certificate standard 10Max size 1.5 MB
original marks sheet or pass certificate standard 10+2Max size 1.5 MB
  • Pay the application form fee to complete the online application process.

NLAT Application form 2020: Academic Information

Candidates are required to submit a scanned copy of pass certificate or mark sheet of both Standard 10 and 10+2. The NLAT application form also contains fields regarding passing marks, stream, year of passing and board. The scanned document specification is mentioned above. 

NLAT 2020 Application form: Reservation Information

The application form also contains a tab regarding reservation information. The applicants have to enter details of his reservation category. If the applicant belongs to Karnataka state category, they must submit proof that they have studied in Karnataka for at least 10 years. Other tabs to be filled are regarding National caste and Persons with Disabilities (PWD).

NLAT Application Fee

Check the application fee details for NLAT 2020 application form below.

CategoryApplication Fee
General and PWD
Rs. 150
SC/STRs. 125

NLAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2020

The candidates must have clarity about the NLAT syllabus and also understand the NLAT exam pattern in a comprehensive manner. Read Detailed Syllabus and Examination Pattern for NLAT 2020

NLAT Syllabus 2020

The NLAT Syllabus 2020 is not exclusively mentioned in the detailed notification. The NLAT syllabus is similar to the CLAT syllabus. You can refer to the detailed syllabus below.

Section-wise Syllabus



Comprehension passage

Current Affairs Including General Knowledge

Static GK, current happenings, Books, Authors Science & Technology, Persons and Places, Sports, Economics

Legal Reasoning

Important Supreme Court Judgments; recent acts and amendments of the legislature; Contract law, Criminal law, tort law and Constitutional law; Legal GK and current affairs; International treaties and conventions affecting national legal framework etc.

Logical Reasoning

Syllogism, Series, Cause & Effect, Statement & Inference, Statement & Assumption/ Argument/ Conclusion/ Course of action, Weakening & Strengthening arguments, etc.

Quantitative Techniques

Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Line Graph, Table Chart, Mixed Graphs, Caselet D.I. (Passage Based)

NLAT Exam Pattern 2020

The NLAT Exam will be an online entrance exam using a computer device at their respective locations. NLSIU has also provided a list of exam centres in 14 cities to improve accessibility for the aspirants. NLAT 2020 Exam Pattern is mentioned below. 

After the exam, general merit will be published based on their marks. NLSIU shall prepare a provisional admissions list based on the NLAT merit list, and the admissions will be offered. 

NLAT Test Structure 2020

  • The NLAT 2020 UG shall comprise of 4 (four) General Comprehension (“GC”) passages. Each passage will have ten questions, making a total of 40 questions.
  • The ten questions in every GC passage shall have two questions each from the five subjects. The subject list is mentioned below.
    • English Language
    • Current Affairs Including General Knowledge
    • Legal Reasoning
    • Logical Reasoning
    • Quantitative Techniques

Check detailed NLAT Exam Pattern and Download the NLAT Sample Paper.

NLAT Marking Pattern

  • Two marks per correct answer
  • -0.25 marks per unanswered question
  • -0.50 marks per wrong answer

NLAT Exam Centre

NLSIU in collaboration with an online test agency has provided various test centres for NLAT 2020. If the candidates are unable to take the exam at home or from the address mentioned in the application form, they can avail the option of a centre-based exam at a minimal rate of Rs. 350.

Therefore, the applicants have both the options, they can take the exam from their home or visit the nearest centre. They can also attempt the test from a different location considering it complies with the test protocols published.

Below mentioned is the list of NLAT Exam Centres. Please note that the list is not exhaustive and will be updated.

1AgraUttar Pradesh
2AllahabadUttar Pradesh
4BhopalMadhya Pradesh
8ChennaiTamil Nadu
13GorakhpurUttar Pradesh
17JabalpurMadhya Pradesh
19KanpurUttar Pradesh
20LucknowUttar Pradesh
21MaduraiTamil Nadu
28SimlaHimachal Pradesh
29SrinagarJammu & Kashmir
31VaranasiUttar Pradesh
32VijayawadaAndhra Pradesh

NLSIU Banglore Fee Structure 2020

The NLSIU has also mentioned complete fee details for both the programs in the notification pdf. Find the NLSIU Bangalore BA LLB fee structure below. 

NLSIU Bangalore BA LLB fee structure

Student Category 

Fee for one year


Rs. 2,62,000.00


Rs. 2,58,875.00

NLAT Answer Key, Merit List, Result 2020

Check out the latest updates about the answer key and merit result below. We shall also update the NLAT Result 2020 below after the release.

NLAT Answer Key 2020

NLAT Final Answer Key 2020 released. NLSIU has also released the NLAT provisional answer key for NLAT 2020 . The objection regarding the answer key were also invited. Candidates must check the NLAT answer key 2020 to determine their performance. 

NLAT Answer Key 2020, Download Now

NLAT Provisional Answer Key 2020

NLAT Merit List 2020

After successfully conducting the NLAT 2020 exam, the university shall prepare the NLAT Merit list based on the marks secured. The merit rank, aggregate marks and marks of the last admitted candidate in their category will also be shared. There will only be one merit list for the academic year 2020-21.

NLAT Result 2020

NLAT Results and Provisional Admission List 2020 will be announced on 15 September 2020. Candidates shall receive the same information via email or on their registered mobile number.

NLAT Mock Test 2020

Get a free NLAT Mock Test for your upcoming law entrance exam preparation. Practice the NLAT Mock Test based on the basis of the latest exam pattern & syllabus with detailed analysis.

Also Read: NLAT Important Topics to Focus NLSIU Entrance Exam 2020



  • NLAT Exam 2020 will only be applicable for admission into National Law School of India (NLSIU), Bangalore. The programmes covered under NLAT 2020 are  B.A., LL.B. (Hons) and LL.M.

  • This year, NLSIU will take admissions via National Law Aptitude Test 2020 only. As per the press release, NLSIU has completely disassociated from CLAT2020.

  • Yes, Karnataka students enjoy a reservation of up to 25% of total seats in each vertical reservation category, a maximum of 30 students. However, to avail the following reservation, the applicant must submit proof that they have studied in Karnataka for at least 10 years.

  • NLAT 2020 entrance exam is conducted by NLSIU for admission to the undergraduate B.A., LL.B. (Hons) and postgraduate LL.M programmes commencing in 2020. Whereas, CLAT 2020 is a  Common Law Admission Test for admissions to NLUs for undergraduate law programmes.

  • As per the notification and NLAT eligibility criteria, the applicant must have a minimum aggregate percentage of 45% in the general category and 50% for SC/ST category.

  • The NLAT Exam pattern specifies that -0.50 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer and -0.25 marks per unanswered question.

  • NLAT full form is National Law Aptitude Test 2020. Initiated in 2020, NLAT is a common entrance exam for National Law School of India (NLSIU), Bangalore for their undergraduate B.A., LL.B. (Hons) and postgraduate LL.M programmes.


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