Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted for admission to 21 prominent National Law Universities in India and other private universities. One who qualifies in CLAT can seek admission in 3-year/5-year Integrated LLB and LLM programmes.
The CLAT exam is conducted once in a year by the National Law University (NLU) among the 21 members NLUs of the CLAT Committee. The CLAT scores are used by other private law colleges across the country and Public Sector Undertakings for admissions and recruitment respectively.
Till 2018, CLAT was conducted on a rotation basis by NLUs. However, from 2019 onwards the CLAT will be conducted by a permanent body, ''Consortium of NLUs'' formed by NLUs. The body has its headquarters at NLSIU Bangalore.
|Exam name||Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)|
|Conducted by||Consortium of NLUs|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|CLAT undergraduate seats||2600 (approximately)|
|Exam courses||BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses|
|No of candidates appear||60,000 (approximately)|
|Phone number||9741521069/ 9482567257|
|CLAT notification||December 20, 2018|
|Application starting date||January 13, 2019|
|Last date to apply online||April 15, 2019|
|CLAT admit card||April 26, 2019 (tentative)|
|CLAT exam date||May 26, 2019|
|CLAT answer key||May 30, 2019|
|CLAT result||June 2019|
|Seal allotment list||June 2019|
The national-level entrance examination, CLAT, is conducted for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. Candidates who qualify in CLAT exam and stand above the cutoff can seek admission to the courses mentioned below at 21 NLUs in India.
1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
2. NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad
3. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
4. The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata
5. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
6. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
7. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
8. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab
10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
12. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Odisha
13. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
14. National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam
15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Vishakhapatnam
16. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirapalli
17. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
19. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad
20. Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla
21. Dharmashastra National Law University (MPDNLU), Jabalpur
Apart from 21 NLUs, many private institutions across the country accept the CLAT scores. Check the list of institutions/universities below which have signed an MoU with the CLAT Consortium to use the CLAT scores.
Candidates who are seeking admission to law courses in the NLUs and other private universities should register online through the official website of CLAT. Here are the steps to CLAT application form online.
Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT Consortium of NLU – www.clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in
Step 2: On the homepage, click on the 'Register'
Step 3: Fill-in the basic details such as name, mobile number and email address.
Step 4: Upload the required documents that include the photograph and signature.
Step 5: Complete all the mandatory fields in the CLAT application form such as qualification and preference for NLUs.
Step 6: Pay the prescribed CLAT application fee
Step 7: Submit the application form
Step 8: Download the soft copy and take a printout for future reference.
The CLAT will be conducted in offline mode. It is an objective-paper and the total duration is two hours. Each correct answer will be awarded with one mark and 0.25 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer. The examination will be conducted in English language only.
|English including comprehension||40||40|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||50||50|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20||20|
|Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence||60||60|
|Subjective Questions – On the topics of law and contemporary issues||2||50 (25*2)|
The CLAT syllabus covers different subject areas to test the candidates' proficiency in English, general awareness on static GK, basic calculation, critical thinking ability in logical reasoning and legal aptitude. Most of the sections are well known to many candidates except the legal aptitude. This section tests the candidate's on the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability.
Candidates who have successfully submitted their CLAT application forms need to visit the official website to download the admit card. Candidates can download the admit card/hall ticket by logging into his/her account.
Applicants should note that without a valid CLAT admit card along with photo identity card for verification will not be allowed to sit in the exam centre. The exact date to download the CLAT admit card 2019 is not yet announced.
The organising body will release the CLAT answer key within a week after the examination. Candidates who have appeared for the CLAT examination can access the answer key on the official website. One can cross-check the marked answers in the law examination which will give an idea of whether he/she will qualify or not. To access the CLAT answer key, candidates need to submit their registration number and date of birth/ password.
The organising institute will announce the CLAT result before three-week from the date of examination. The CLAT result will be available in online mode only. The test-takers will get only the information only on the qualifying status in CLAT result. Aspirants should enter the registration number or roll number along with the date of birth to access the CLAT result.
The CLAT cutoff score will be released after the declaration of result. Candidates must remember one important point that a minimum marks to be scored for admission into the NLUs.
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019 has been rescheduled due to upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. The CLAT exam was originally scheduled on May 12, but it was postponed to May 26, 2019. The exam will be held from 3 PM to 5 PM.
Interested candidates who are aiming to pursue law courses in the National Law Universities (NLUs) spread across the country can apply online till March 31, 2019. This year, the CLAT entrance exam will be conducted by NLU, Cuttack (Odisha).
Candidates have to pay Rs 4,000 as application fee. It is Rs 3,500 for candidates belonging to SC/ST/BPL categories. The admit card will be available for download from the last week of April. After the CLAT exam, the organising institute will upload the answer key.19 March 2019
The online registration window for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019 will be closed on March 31. Candidates who are aiming for admission to 3 years or 5-year Integrated LLB and LLM Programs in 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) can apply online.
Candidates must submit the applications in online mode only. The link for online application is available on clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in. Aspirants have to pay Rs 4,000 as application fee. The application fee is Rs 3,500 for candidates belonging to SC, ST and BPL categories.
CLAT 2019 examination will be held on May 12. The admit card for the examination will be available on the official website from April 26, 2019. The Consortium of National Law Universities (NALSAR) has decided to conduct the CLAT entrance exam in offline mode.13 March 2019
The online application process started for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019 on the official website. Interested candidates can enrol online for CLAT till March 31, 2019. The link for online application is available on clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in.
According to the official notification, the CLAT 2019 will be held on May 12. The exam will be held in offline or pen and paper mode. Candidates need to use their email ID and password for online registration.
The CLAT offline exam is conducted for admission to various National Law Universities (NLUs). Candidates need to pay the application fee online. The application fee is INR 4000 and it is INR 3,500 for SC, ST and BPL category candidates.15 January 2019
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), which is a national level entrance exam that is conducted for admission into law programmes across National Law Universities in India, will be held in an offline mode from next year. The Consortium of National Law Universities (NALSAR) decided to conduct the entrance exam in a pen and paper mode after considering the technical glitches experienced in the past few years. The Consortium took this decision at the 4th meeting held in Hyderabad.
The Consortium has also decided that those taking the test will witness some subjective questions in the CLAT entrance exam. The organising body has also decided to increase the test centres based on the number of candidates.
CLAT 2019 will be conducted on May 12, 2019. The registrations for the exam will begin in January. Candidates are advised to go through all the important dates of CLAT, prior to preparation. Click here for CLAT exam dates.
The entrance exam is conducted to test the candidates on various aspects such as English language, general knowledge along with current affairs, elementary mathematics, legal aptitude and logical reasoning. The duration of the exam is two hours. To know more about the CLAT exam pattern, click here.22 October 2018
National Law University Odisha, which is an organising institute for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019, is going to conduct the examination on May 12 at 3:00 pm. The institute has released an official announcement after the meeting of CLAT Core Committee Consortium at NUALS in Kochi. They have also decided to establish a permanent CLAT secretariat at NLSIU Bangalore.
The official press release reads that the CLAT will now be conducted by the newly formed Executive Committee of the Consortium that would consist of NLSIU in Bangalore, NALSAR in Hyderabad and NLIU in Bhopal as its ex-officio members.
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