What Is Meant By Common Law Admission Test Or CLAT?

02 Feb 2016

What Is Meant By Common Law Admission Test Or CLAT?

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national test for entry into Graduate (LL B) as well as Masters (PG) programs of law in various universities and institutes. It is meant primarily as an entrance exam for 17 National Law universities but is used by other law college and public sector organizations for admission and employment respectively.

The CLAT was organized first in 2008 as part of an agreement between National Law Schools for the sake of convenience of students and to maintain high standards for qualification to the law program. Look for an excellent CLAT coaching centre in Delhi to crack the exam.

Eligibility for the Courses:

For under graduate program, eligibility of candidates is 45% marks at the 10 plus 2 or higher secondary level (40% for SC/ST). Age limit is 20 years. For the P.G. program, candidates must have got an LLB degree with minimum 55% marks. There is no age limit for this program.

CLAT 2016

The exam was notified on December 14, 2015. Application forms are available from January 1st to March 31st, 2016. Admit card is to be issued in April 2016. National online exam is to be conducted on May 8th, 2016. Rank list result will be announced by May 23, 2016.

Admission to the course will be based on All India rank. For this, a counseling session will be organized so that candidates are allocated seats to various universities on the basis of their All Indian rank and institute of their choice.

The 2016 CLAT exam is to be organized by the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala. The CLAT exam is conducted on a rotation basis among the National Law Universities.

Total number of seats is 2252 for which an estimated 40,000 candidates will appear.

Syllabus of Exam:

The online exam is of 2 hours duration, with negative marking for wrong answers. The syllabus of exam is: English Language and Comprehension, General knowledge and Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Legal Aptitude and Numerical Ability.

The CLAT exam for postgraduate courses lasts for 2 hours and consists of multiple choice questions of 50 marks and 4 essay type questions of 100 marks.

These are the main facts about CLAT exam.