PARTICIPATING NLU’sThe 19 participating NLU’s in the order of their year of establishment are:
- National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
- National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad
- National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
- The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata
- National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
- Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
- Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab
- Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
- The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
- National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
- National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
- National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam
- Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
- Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad
COURSESThe courses offered by NLSs are mentioned below:
- B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) – UG Degree | Full Time | Duration – 5 years
- PG Diploma in Law – PG Diploma | Full Time | Duration – 1 year
- LL.M. – PG Degree | Full Time | Duration – 2 years
- LL.M. (IICA) – PG Degree | Full Time | Duration – 2 years
- Ph.D in Law – Doctorate Degree | Full Time | Duration – 2 years
- Ph.D in Law – Doctorate Degree | Part Time – Classroom | Duration – 3 years
CLAT Registration and Exam Notifications
|Availability of Online Application Form||1st January 2018|
|Online Fee Payment||31st March 2018|
|Last date of Offline Challan Payment||28th February 2018|
|Last date to submit the fee in bank||7th March 2018|
|Closing date of Application Submission along with order of preferences for NLUs||31st March 2018|
|Last date for printing/downloading application||12th May 2018|
|Issue Date of Admit Card||20th April 2018|
|Date of CLAT Exam||13th May 2018 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)|
|Publishing of Answer Key||15th May 2018|
|Representation, if any, relating to the exam questions or key||16th – 18th May 2018|
|Date for uploading the amended answer key (if required)||26th May 2018|
|Announcement of Result (issue of merit list)||31st May 2018|
|Release of first indicative seat allocation list based on merit-cum-preference||7th June 2018|
|Closure of Admission||6th July 2018|
Exam pattern of CLAT for UG course
|Section||Number of questionsn||Duration (in min)|
|1. English including comprehension||40||120|
|2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs||50|
|3. Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20|
|4. Legal Aptitude||50|
|5. Logical Reasoning||40|
Exam pattern of CLAT for PG course
|Section||Number of questionsn||Duration (in min)|
|1. Constitutional Law||50||120|
|3. Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.||50|
Each correct answer carries 1 mark and each wrong answer attracts a penalty of 0.25 marks.
Sample CLAT Entrance Exam Questions
Three of the four words given below are spelt wrongly. Select the word that is spelt correctly.
Sanjay sold his watch for Rs. 1140 and thereby loses 5%. In order to gain 5% he has to sell the watch for
A train of 100 m running at 54 km/hr takes 20 seconds to pass a bridge. The length of the bridge is
The scientist responsible for developing atomic energy in India is
The angle of elevation of sun, when length of shadow is √3 times length of tree
Select the best option from the four alternatives given: It’s two years ___ Sophy.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q1. What is CLAT?
- Q2. When notification for CLAT registration is released?
- Q3. When CLAT is conducted?
- Q4. When results of CLAT are released?
- Q5. What are eligibility criteria for appearing for CLAT?
- Q5. What is exam pattern of CLAT?
Section Number of questions Duration (in min) English including comprehension 40 120 General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 Legal Aptitude 50 Logical Reasoning 40 Total 200
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an entrance exam for aspirants of National Law Universities across India. CLAT is administered by different NLUs on rotation basis. Roughly 50000 aspirants appear for this exam in 2018.
The notification for CLAT registration is usually released in January.
CLAT is usually conducted in either April or May.
The results of CLAT are usually announced in the month of May.
The following are eligibility criteria for CLAT:
• Candidates must 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).
• 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.
• There is no age bar for appearing in CLAT
Questions in CLAT come from areas like Quantitative Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Legal Aptitude, and Current Affairs. The area-wise break-down of questions in the exam is shown in the table below: