Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Eligibility: For under-graduates :

  • Minimum 50% marks in Standard-12.
  • Minimum 45% marks in Standard-12 for S.C./S.T./OBC and PH candidates.
  • Student appearing for Standard-12 examination can also attempt CLAT.
  • Maximum age limit for general category candidate is 20 years.
  • For S.C./ST and physically handicapped category – 22 years.

Eligibility: For Post-Graduates

  • Degree of LLB/BL from any recognized University.
  • Candidate should not have obtained less than 55% marks in LLB/BL.
  • Minimum marks obtained should be 50% for S.C./S.T./OBC and physically handicapped candidates.

Pattern of CLAT Examination:

For under-graduates:

Total marks for examination is out of 200 marks which contain English and comprehension for 40 marks, general knowledge and current affairs for 50 marks, maths for 20 marks, logical reasoning for 45 marks and questions pertaining to legal knowledge or awareness is for 45 marks. Duration of examination is 2 hours for 200 marks paper.

For post-graduates :

The examination contains questions pertaining to Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory.

There are 100 optional questions in the test which has 1 mark each. Two essays for 50 marks each. Duration of test is 2 hours.

Availability of forms :

OMR application forms with brochure for CLAT examination can be obtained by paying Rs.150/- from all the post offices or any of 12 National Law Universities of the country.

CLAT – 2015

For admission to Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) courses of 14 National Law Universities of the country, a Common Law Admission Test (popularly known as CLAT) is being conducted every year in the month of May.

About 35,000 student are going to appear for 1685 seats of U.G. which require qualification of Standard-12 pass with 45% in case of General category and below age of 20 years and in case of S.C./ST students, 40% marks and age below 22 years is required. For 398 seats of PG, 1385 students will appear which require LLB passed with 55% marks for general category student and 50% in case of S.C./ST students. Average annual fee of almost all the National Law Institutes of the country is

Top 5 Law Instiutes of the country are – NLIU, Bengaluru; National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University, Hyderabad; NLIU, Bhopal; Campus Law Centre, New Delhi and Symbiosis Society Law College, Pune.

For Under Graduate Course, the entrance test is of 200 marks including 200 Multiple Choice Questions consisting of 40 questions from English subject, 50 of General Knowledge, 20 of Numerical Ability, 50 of Legal Aptitude and 40 marks of Logical Reasoning. So far as Post Graduate course is concerned, the entrance test will consist of 150 marks question paper including four questions of 25 marks each on Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence subjects which calls for detailed answers. In addition to it, there will be 50 Multiplce Choice Questions. Duration of the test will be two hours.

It is estimated that in India, there is one legal counselor per one lakh population whereas it is one per population of 256 persons in America. In India, about 60,000-70,000 law graduates pass their Under Graduation whereas in America, every year 45,000 students pass their Law Graduation Examination.