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What is CLAT Exam?

  • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is national level entrance test for the admission to UG, PG and Integrated law courses.
  • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body created for the convenience of the students seeking admission to the various Law Universities in the Country under Memorandum of Understandings (MoU).  
  • The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by 16 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B. & LL.M.).
  • Conducting Institution: - NLUs (National Law University )
  • Commencement of the Exam :

This exam is conducted every year by one of the NLUs based on the policy of rotation and the CLAT Exam Dates are generally declared in the  month of January of every year and the CLAT exam is held in first week of May and results get released by fourth week of May month.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • As per the honourable Supreme Court of India, there is no upper age limit for CLAT examination.
  • Age Limits : The candidates should be below 20 years of age as on 1st July 2016 (22 years in case of SC and ST candidates).
  • To be eligible to appear in CLAT the aspiring candidate should have obtained a Senior Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognised Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC and ST candidates).
  • Note: Candidates who are appearing or have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test. However, such candidates are required to have passed the qualifying examination at the time of their admission and must be able to submit proofs in support of their claims.
  • The candidates should be Indian origin or NRIs only.
  • The candidates who have passed the qualifying exam with supplementary or compartment are also eligible, but they have to submit the proof of passing the qualifying examination with prescribed or as applicable.
  • The foreign national’s candidates may direct contact to the university participating in the CLAT for the admission provision of a foreign national candidate.
  • For UG:

The candidates must have completed the pattern of 10+2 or intermediate or 12 th  or its equivalent examination (students appearing can also apply) from the government recognized board with not less than 45% marks (40% in case of SC and ST candidates) as prescribed by the participating universities.

  • For PG:

The candidates must have completed the LLB or 5 year Integrated LLB degree or its equivalent degree with not less than 55% marks (50% in case of Sc and St Candidates) from a recognized university as prescribed by the participating universities.

Selection process:

  • Performance in CLAT exam is the primary basis for short listing candidates for the second round of admission process, which comprises.

1. Group discussion

2. Personal Interview (PI) .

  • After the GD/PI round, admission offers are made by the law institutes to successful candidates.
  • The ranking and final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes and may include performance in CLAT, and performance in GD/PI.

Application Fee:

  • The application cum registration window has started from January and will continue till March of the year.
  • The CLAT application fee for General and NC-OBC candidates is Rs.4, 000 and SC/ST/PWD/ DA candidates is Rs. 3,500.

Score Validity:

The validity for the CLAT score was just for 1 year.

  • Exam Syllabus:
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • General English
  • General Awareness
  • Exam Pattern:

(CLAT Exam Pattern of 2015-2016)

For UG:

For PG:

Scoring Process

  • Each question will carry 1 mark. For the multiple choices objective type questions there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • There will not be any negative marking for the non-MCQs.
  • No marks will be allotted or deducted for the un-attempted questions
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