CLAT 2016: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility

27 Jan 2016

CLAT 2016: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility

The CLAT 2016 will be conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is national level entrance test for the admission to UG, PG and Integrated law courses. The duration is of 2 hours and the paper consists in multiple choice question answer type questions based on English, Mathematics, General Knowledge and Legal & Logical Reasoning. The minimum requirement of academic to appear the exam is 10+2 level for Under Graduate and integrated course while for Post Graduate course the required qualification is UG in Law and for the CLAT coaching in delhi there are institutes which prepare for the entrance preparation.

CLAT 2016 Dates

Availability of application forms – from1st January 2016 to 31st March 2016

  • Last date of online submission of application form –31st March 2016
  • Accessibility ofCLAT admit card 2016  15th April 2016
  • Examination date of CLAT 2016 – 8stMay 2016
  • Declaration ofCLAT result 2016  23rd May 2016
  • Admission Process – 1st June to 6th July 2016
  • Closure of Admission – 6th July 2016

Eligibility Criterion:

  • For UG: The candidates must have completed 12thor its equivalent (students appearing can also apply) from the recognized board with minimum 45% marks (40% for SC/ST candidates).
  • For PG: The candidates must have completed the LLB or 5 year Integrated LLB degree or its equivalent degree from a recognized university with minimum 55% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates).
  • There is no upper age limit for CLAT examination as per the honorable Supreme Court of India.

CLAT Application Form

CLAT 2016 application form will be available online from the official website of CLAT 2016.

The application form will be available from 1st week of January 2016. The candidates are also advised that only the Online mode of application is acceptedso if you require any assistance in form filling kindly visit our branches with prior appointment.

How to Apply for CLAT 2016

For the CLAT 2016 examination, the candidates are required to apply online through the official website on or before the last date. Beside online registration, no other mode of submitting the application is permitted.


The candidates have to remit the application fee (4000/- for general candidates and 3500/- for reserved category) by online. The online payment can be made through the CLAT website with net banking, debit card or credit card as the mode of payment.

The candidates must have to apply for UG and PG programmes through the official website. The online CLAT counseling would take place after the declaration of CLAT 2016 result. The allocation of institutions and seats would be based on CLAT 2016 score in merit-list and the choice of the candidates and also it depends upon the availability of seat in desired university.

CLAT 2015 Exam Pattern

For UG Courses The questions will be asked from the following areas:

  • Reasoning – 40 Q
  • Legal Aptitude – 50 Q
  • English & Comprehension – 40 Q
  • Elementary Mathematics – 20 Q
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs – 50 Q

The candidates appearing for the CLAT exam 2016 must understand the exam pattern before sitting for the exam. The 2 hour-long duration’s paper will consist of 200 multiple answer type questions. Each question will carry only one mark. There will be a provision for a 25 % negative marking for every wrong answer.

For PG Courses The questions will be asked from the following areas:

  • Constitutional Law – 50 Q
  • Jurisprudence – 50 Q
  • Other law subjects – 50 Q

The question paper will consist of 150 MCQ. Thus the paper will consist of a total of 150 marks and the duration will be of two hours. Each correct answer will be awarded one mark. The candidate must note that for every objective type question 0.25 marks will be deducted to every wrong answer.

Offered Programmes by the 17 NLUs

All 16 National Law Universities offer the following programs to the CLAT examination qualified candidates. Admission to the LLM program is only for those who have completed their LLB degree.

  • A. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • Sc. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • A. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • S.W. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • Com. LL.B. (Hons.
  • L.M.