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The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - An Overview

What is CLAT?

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance test and only after being successful in this entrance examination, applicants get admission in undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. The CLAT, which is conducted every year by the Consortium of the National Law Universities. This examination is conducted on a rotation basis by the different National Law University.

Applicants can enroll in these courses through CLAT

After passing the CLAT entrance examination, applicants can enroll in LLB and LLM courses and applicants can enroll in the following courses.

  • BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts LLB)
  • BSC LLB (Bachelor of Science LLB)
  • BCom LLB (Bachelor of Commerce LLB)
  • BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration LLB)
  • BSW LLB (Bachelor of Social Work LLB)
  • LLM (Master of Law)

After passing CLAT, applicants can enroll in any of these universities:

  1. The West Bengal NU of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

  2. National Law University, Jodhpur

  3. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

  4. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

  5. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

  6. National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi

  7. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) Visakhapatnam

  8. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

  9. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

  10. Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur

  11. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

  12. National Law Institute University, Bhopal

  13. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

  14. Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

  15. Chanakya National Law University Patna

  16. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack

  17. National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam

  18. The Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirapalli

  19. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

  20. Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla

  21. Dr B R Ambedkar NLU, Haryana

Exam Pattern for CLAT

The Common Law Admission Test is based on objective type questions. In this exam, questions are asked from syllabus of class 10th and 12th. The CLAT mainly tests the aptitude and skill of the candidates. Which is necessary for the study of law and based on this, questions are prepared in the exam. CLAT is a 2-hour test. 150 multiple-choice questions are asked in the UG exam. For each correct answer, 1 mark will be given and for the wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

CLAT Entrance Exam Schedule

Normally, notification of CLAT is issued in December, the application process starts in January, the admit cards are issued in April, and the examination is conducted in the middle of May. After conducting the examination, its answer sheet is released after two days and the result is declared by the end of May. The cutoff and merit list is announced in June, after which the counselling process is started.

The Common Law Admission Test is organized for admission in the various National Law University of India. Apart from this, few private institutes also provide admission in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses based on CLAT score.