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CLAT & LAW ENTRANCE

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralized test for admission to 17 prominent National Law Universities in India. It is a non-statutory body created under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country. A common entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each University for admission to their Under Graduate/Post Graduate programmes in Law, as per the eligibility, reservation and other criteria laid down under the respective statutes of the participating Universities. Under Graduate course is a five year course programme for which test is entrance test is conducted after the Higher Secondary Examination or the 12th grade.

 

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by the participating  National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M). The 17 participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are:

Name of the Institution

Location

Year of joining CLAT

National Law School of India University

Bangalore

2008

Nalsar University of Law

Hyderabad

2008

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

Kolkata

2008

National Law Institute University

Bhopal

2008

National Law University, Jodhpur

Jodhpur

2008

Hidayatullah National Law University

Raipur

2008

Gujarat National Law University

Gandhinagar

2008

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University

Lucknow

2009

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law

Patiala

2009

Chanakya National Law University

Patna

2009

National University of Advanced Legal Studies

Kochi

2009

National Law University, Orissa

Cuttack

2012

National University of Study and Research in Law

Ranchi

2012

National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam

Guwahati

2012

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University

Visakhapatnam

2014

Tamil Nadu National Law School

Tiruchirappalli

2014

Maharashtra National Law University

Mumbai

2016

 

Eligibility:

Only Indian nationals and NRIs can appear in the test. The foreign nationals desirous of taking admission to any course in any of the participating Law Universities may directly contact the concerned University having seats for foreign nationals

Eligibility for Under-Graduate Courses:

For U G Programme

  1. Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with the minimum of :-

(a) Forty-five percent(45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/(Specially Abled Persons) Categories and

(b) Forty percent(40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST Category

  1. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible for appearing in CLAT examination.
    However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall
    lose their right to be considered for admission.

Eligibility for Post-Graduate Courses:

For P G Programme

  1. LL.B. or equivalent degree in law examination with a minimum of 55% marks in case of Unreserved/OBC/(Specially abled persons) categories and 50% marks in case
    of SC/ST category
  2. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination  are also eligible for appearing in CLATexamination.
    However they shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination in the respective
    National Law Universities at the time of admission failing which they shall
    lose their right to be considered for admission.

 

The candidates who are appearing or have appeared in the qualifying degree examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test. **

*     Subject to State reservation at the University concerned.
** The candidate must have passed/appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission. Such candidates will be provided provisional admission only and they will have to submit their final results of qualifying examination within the timeframe prescribed by the respective Universities/Institutes.

Pattern of the CLAT Paper for Admission to the Under-Graduate Programme

Total Marks 200
Total number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each 200
Duration of examination Two Hours
Subject areas with weightage:
English including Comprehension 40 Marks
General Knowledge/ Current Affairs 50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 Marks
Legal Aptitude 50 Marks
Logical Reasoning 40 Marks

 

 CLAT LEGAL APTITUDE Sample Paper




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