CLAT

About CLAT

  1. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the most coveted of all the law entrances in India after Class XII. CLAT journey started in 2008 and today more than 40,000 students write the entrance every year to secure a seat in one of the participating National Law University including NLSIU Bangalore-the Harvard of the East.
  2. CLAT is conducted every year to select students for 19 National Law Universities in India, other than National Law University-Delhi and HP National Law University-Shimla, which have their own process to select the students.
  3. CLAT Score is also accepted by other law schools including NMIMS, Mumbai, UPES Dehradun and Nirma University, Ahmedabad, to name a few. The following National Law Universities (along with intake) accept CLAT scores to admit students to their five year LLB programs every year:
    1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore : 80 Seats
    2. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad : 120 Seats
    3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal : 128 Seats
    4. WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata : 133 Seats
    5. National Law University, Jodhpur : 115 Seats
    6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur : 187 Seats
    7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar : 187 Seats
    8. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow : 178 Seats
    9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala : 196 Seats
    10. Chankaya National Law University, Patna : 140 Seats
    11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi : 68 Seats
    12.  National Law University Odisha, Cuttack : 180 Seats
    13.  National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi : 120 Seats
    14.  National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati : 60 Seats
    15.  DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam : 120 Seats
    16.  Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli : 110 Seats
    17.  Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai : 60 Seats
    18.  Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur : 60 Seat

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. Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

  1. English including comprehension: The English section will test the candidates` proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
  2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs: The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
  3. Mathematics: This section will test candidate`s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught up to 10th Class/standard.
  4. Legal Aptitude: This section will test candidate`s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be "true" in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the "truth" of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
  5. Logical Reasoning: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate`s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

CLAT Eligibility

UG Programme

  1. As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2), the candidates must have secured:
    1. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April, 2018 are also eligible to appear in CLAT-2018 online examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
    2. Forty five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.
  2. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
    1. Higher marks in the component /section on legal aptitude in the CLAT-2018 exam;
    2. Higher age;
    3. Computerised draw of lots.
  3. CLAT Age Limit Eligibility Criteria
    1. Unreserved/ NRIs/ NRI Sponsored category candidates below 20 years of age as on July 01, 2018.
    2. SC/ ST/ OBC/ Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category candidates below 22 years of age as on July 01, 2018.

UG Programme

The candidates must have minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination [i.e. LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/any other equivalent exam] as under:

  1. The candidate must have passed/appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission.In case of candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examination, he/she may submit his/her final result of qualifying examination within the time frame prescribed by the respective University/Institute. Till then such candidates may be given provisional admission.
  2. Fifty five percent (55%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and Fifty percent (50%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.
  3.  In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by procedure and order as under:No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT-2018.
    1. Higher age;
    2. Computerized draw of lots.

CLAT Exam Pattern

  1. CLAT is of two hour duration, comprising 200 questions across five different areas and is conducted online. 
    1. English including comprehension : 40 Marks
    2. Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) : 20 Marks
    3. Logical Reasoning : 40 Marks
    4. General Knowledge and Current Affairs : 50 Marks
    5. Legal Aptitude : 50 Marks
    6. Marking Scheme : +1/-0.25

Class Timings

Sat/ Sun - 8:00 AM

Legal Aptitude & Reasoning

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Daily - 2:30 PM

Eng & Maths

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Sat/ Sun - 10:00 AM

GK & Curr. Aff.

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