Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

CLAT entrance examination is conducted for admission to 16 of the coveted National Law Schools. The following national law universities (NLUs) consider CLAT scores for admissions to their under graduate program:

  • NLSIU – Bangalore
  • NALSAR – Hyderabad
  • NLIU – Bhopal
  • WBNUJS – Kolkata
  • NLU – Jodhpur
  • HNLU – Raipur
  • GNLU – Gandhinagar
  • RMLNLU – Lucknow
  • RGNUL – Patiala
  • CNLU – Patna
  • NUALS – Kochi
  • NLUO – Cuttack
  • NUSRL – Ranchi
  • NLUJAA – Guwahati
  • DSNLU – Visakhapatnam
  • TNNLS -Tiruchirappalli

CLAT Eligibility:

  • Candidates should have passed Higher Secondary School/Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability).
  • There is no age bar for appearing in CLAT
    Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination can also appear provisionally. However, they shall have to produce proof of having passed the qualifying examination before or at the time of admission with detailed mark sheet.
  • Candidate with compartment/supplementary in any subject in the qualifying examination will not be eligible for admission.

CLAT  Syllabus

CLAT shall be conducted in online mode where the paper will have 200 questions from five different subjects including English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

  • English including Comprehension- You need to focus over English based comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, you will be questioned on understanding of a passage including its central theme and word-meanings. Some of the questions will also cover questions like correction of the incorrect grammatical sentences, fill in the blanks with appropriate words, etc.
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs- This section will test the knowledge of general awareness including static GK. Apart from GK, questions will also cover the recent topics and current affairs broadly featuring between March 2015 and April 2016.
    Mathematics (Numerical Ability)- The questions will generally of the numerical ability type of Class 10th standard.
  • Legal Aptitude- The section will majorly test your interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. The questions will be framed on legal propositions and set of facts satisfying the propositions. The propositions may not be true in real sense and you will have to assume the true proposition based on the set of facts and answer the questions accordingly.
  • Logical Reasoning- The questions of this section will test your ability to identify the patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. The section will also cover a variety of logical aptitude questions including syllogism, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, the logical reasoning section will not have visual reasoning questions.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the national level law entrance exam conducted every year for shortlisting candidates for as many as 2190 seats distributed among the16 participating NLUs. Last year as many as 39686 candidates had registered for CLAT out of which 37358 candidates appeared for the admission test.

Disclaimer- The article above is based on last year’s official notification. It will be updated as soon as the official notification is made for this year.

CLAT Pattern

Total Marks: 200
Number of Questions: 200
Duration: 2 hours
Marking: There is system of negative marking and for every incorrect answer 1/4th marks will be deducted.

Event Start Date Last Date Date of Examination
GGSIPU Second week of February May 1,2018 May 19,2018
CLAT NLU Declared April 5,2018 May 6,2018
AILET Jan 3,2018 April 7,2018 May 6,2018