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CLAT 2013 admission procedure for NRI seats

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CLAT Admission procedure for NRI seats
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted by 14 National Law Schools / Universities for admissions to their undergraduate and Postgraduate degree programmes (LL.B and LL.M) commencing on session 2013. The CLAT 2013 is tentatively scheduled to be held on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 03.00 PM to 05.00 PM. Registration for the CLAT 2013 exam is started. The CLAT-2013 is being conducted by Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur.

The NRI candidates are required to apply through CLAT-2013 for the seats advertised in the CLAT-2013 Information Brochure. It may be noted that while some of the Universities (e.g. CNLU, Patna) admit the NRI candidates directly, others will do it through CLAT-2013. For details relating to the definition of NRI/NRI sponsored candidates, the number of seats available for them and the process of admission followed by different universities, please see the information provided by the member NLUs in the CLAT-2013 Information Brochure and their respective websites.

As per the Ministry of Home Affairs (Government of India) guidelines, Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) Card holders are entitled to the benefit of "Parity with Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in respect of economic, financial and educational fields except in relation to acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties. No parity shall be allowed in the sphere of political rights." Accordingly, the OCI card holders will be eligible for admission under the NRI seats available in some of the member National Law Universities.

Admission process:

  • Admission to NRI/NRI Sponsored candidates will be given on the basis of preference-cum-merit, i.e. university opted by the candidate in order of preference and the score obtained by him/her in CLAT-2013.
  • If no NRI/NRI sponsored candidates are available on the last date of admission or some of the seats remain vacant, then the remaining vacant seats shall be filled on the basis of merit treating the vacant seats as unreserved seats.

Document to be submitted by the NRI candidates:

  • Mark Sheet of the qualifying examination. If the Board/University from which the candidate has passed his/her qualifying examination has awarded marks in grade system, the mark sheet must contain the conversion formula used for converting marks into grade and vice-versa.
  • Candidates who have passed the qualifying examination from a county other than India are required to submit a certificate from the Indian Embassy/Indian Consulate or the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, stating that the examination passed by the candidate is equivalent to the qualifying examination prescribed by various boards in India.
  • Proof of Nationality.
  • Certificate from Indian Embassy or Indian Consulate of the country where the Non-Resident Indian is residing must be submitted to the effect that the Father/Mother (or Legal Guardian, if none of the parents are alive) of the candidate or candidate himself is a Non-Resident Indian. A true copy of the passport certified by Indian Embassy or Indian Consulate of the Country, where the Non-Resident Indian is residing.
  • The Transfer Certificate and Character Certificate from the Institution last attended.

Document to be submitted by the NRI Sponsored candidates:

  • The person who sponsors the candidate for admission should be a first or second degree relation of the candidate and should be ordinarily residing abroad as a Non-Resident Indian. For example, the person must be a close blood relative such as father, mother, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, uncle, aunt, half-brother and half- sister.
  • If the candidate has no parents or near relatives as NRIs and he/she has been taken as a ward by some other NRI relative, such candidate may also be considered for admission provided the guardian has treated the candidate as a bona fide ward and such guardian shall file an affidavit indicating the interest shown in the education affairs of the candidate and also his relationship with the candidate and such person should also be a Non-Resident Indian and ordinarily residing abroad.

Important Date:
Last date for the receipt of application form: March 30, 2013.

Contact Details:
The Convenor,
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) -2013,
Hidayatullah National Law University,
Uparwara Post, Abhanpur,
New Raipur - 493661, Chhattisgarh.
Tel: 0771 - 3057618.
Tele/Fax: 0771-3057638
E-mail: helpdesk@clat.ac.in .

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