Common Law Admission Test
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted by 11 National Law Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M).
The 11 participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are:
- National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU).
- NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR).
- National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU).
- The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS).
- National Law University, Jodhpur(NLU).
- Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU).
- Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU).
- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU).
- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL).
- Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU).
- National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS).
CALT for UG Programs
The Under-Graduate Programme Offered By The National Law Universities
[5 year integrated BA/B.Sc/B Psc/ BBA/ BCom LL.B (Hons) Degree Course]
A candidate should have passed his/her 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 who have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test.
Age of candidate should not be more than 20 years in case of General/OBC candidates (22 years in case of SC/ST and persons with Disability)
Pattern of the CLAT Paper for entry to the Under-graduate Programme:
|Total number of questions||
|Duration of examination||
Subject areas with weightage:
|English including Comprehension||
|General Knowledge/ Current Affairs||
|Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness||
CALT for PG Programs
The Post-Graduate Programme Offered In The National Law Universities
[Two Year LL.M Degree Course]
A candidate should have obtained a LL.B/B.L. Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST /OBC and persons with Disability)
Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying degree examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test.
Pattern of the CLAT Paper for Entry in the Post-graduate Programme:
|Duration of examination||Two Hours|
|Subject areas||Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory|
|Total Number of questions|
|Objective Type||100 questions of one mark each|
|Essay||2 questions of 50 marks each|
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