Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)


The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India entrance examination, conducted on rotation by 17 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate degree programmes.

Exam Pattern:

For UG exam:
This law entrance exam is of two hours duration. The CLAT question paper consists of 200 multiple choice questions. There are five sections in CLAT exam paper wherein students need to answer questions from subjects such as:
  • English including Comprehension
  • General Knowledge and current Affairs
  • Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning

For PG exam :
This law entrance exam is of two hours duration. The CLAT question paper consists of 150 multiple choice questions.  There are following sections for PG CLAT entrance exam:
  • Constitutional Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Other Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.

Negative Marking: For every correct answer, aspirants are given one mark and for each wrong answer 0.25 marks are deducted from their total score.

Check out detail like exam dates, place and admission procedure after that here: 


For under Graduate programme (LLB):

Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with the minimum of 45% marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/(Specially Abled Persons) Categories and 40% marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST Category.

Candidate who are appearing in the qualifying examination in the same year are also eligible for this test. Like if anyone will give exam of 12th in 2016 can also apply for the test in 2016. If those candidates clear the exam, then they have to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.

For Post Graduate Programme (LLM):

LL.B. or equivalent degree in law examination with a minimum of 55% marks in case of Unreserved/OBC/(Specially abled persons) categories and 50% marks in caseof SC/ST category.



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