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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - For Under-Graduate

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  • Examination category : Law
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  • Conducting Body : National Law University
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Registration Date

01-01-2022

Application End Date

09-05-2022

Main Exam Date

19-06-2022

Overview

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the most competitive national level law aptitude test conducted by National Law Universities. The exam is conducted on a rotational basis for admissions to 3 years or 5 years Integrated LLB and LLM Programs to the 22 law universities in India and the other participating institutes. The examination is held in pen and paper mode (offline). The exam is held annually for candidates who wish to join Law colleges.

Earlier, the exam was conducted by NLUs on a rotational basis. The consortium comprises an Executive Committe, the CLAT convenor of the current year & the following year and two co-opted Vice-Chancellors of NLUs.

Conducting Body: CLAT is held by a permanent body which is known as the Consortium of NLUs and is created by the National Law Universities with a headquarters at NLSIU Bangalore. 

Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Mode

Link

Registration Date

01/01/2022

Online

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Application Date

01/01/2022 to 09/05/2022

Admit Card

Will be updated soon.

Exam Date

19/06/2022

Interview Date

Will be updated soon.

Result Date

Will be updated soon.

Selection Procedure:

The CLAT Test is held in one stage-

  • Written test

Exam pattern:- CLAT examination is  held for admissions to the UG level courses. The total time duration of the examination is of 2 hours (120 minutes) which have 200 Objective type questions divided into 5 sections. The format of the examination as given:

Sections

No. of Question

Total Marks

English (including comprehension)

40

40

General Knowledge & Current Affairs

50

50

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

20

20

Legal Aptitude

50

50

Logical Reasoning

40

40

Total 

200

200

Note:- There is a provision of negative marking. 0.25 marks from the total allotted marks gets deducted.

CLAT  Counselling:- The candidates whose name features in the merit list are called for CLAT Counselling which is conducted online. The counseling fee is Rs. 50,000/-.

Eligibility:

- For Under Graduate Courses:

  • Age Limit: No upper age limit.

  • Educational Qualification: (10+2) or an equivalent with 45% marks in case of candidates belonging to General/ Other Backward Class (OBC)/ Differently-abled persons categories (40% for candidates belonging to SC/ST community).

Syllabus:

- English Language:

  • Antonyms

  • Analogies

  • English proficiency

  • Formation, Completion, Improvement & Reconstruction of Sentences

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Idioms and phrases

  • One word substitution

  • Rearrangement of words & sentences

  • Spelling mistakes

  • Synonyms

  • Vocabulary

- General Knowledge & Current Affairs:

  • Animals

  • Books and authors

  • Currencies

  • Dances

  • Disasters & Natural calamities

  • Famous personalities

  • Inventions and discoveries

  • Languages

  • Prizes and awards

  • Music

  • Solar System & Earth

  • Sports

  • World organisations

- Mathematics:

  • Elementary Mathematics up to Class X

- Legal Aptitude:

  • Law

  • Research aptitude

  • Problem solving abilities

- Logical Reasoning:

  • Identify patterns

  • Logical links

  • Rectify illogical arguments

  • Syllogisms

  • Analogies

  • Logical sequences.

CONCLUSION: The CLAT exam offers a big opportunity for the candidatess who wish to pursue UG, PG and Integrated Law programmes. Interested candidates can apply for the CLAT exam through the official website. The team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your upcoming future

FAQs:

Ques 1. What is the purpose CLAT exam?

Ans. CLAT is one of the most popular Law Entrance exams for admissions to top law schools in India consisting 22 National Law Universities (NLUs) and 40 other private law colleges and universities across India in UG and PG law courses on the basis of CLAT scores. Therefore, with just one law entrance exam, candidates get admission opportunity at prominent law schools in India.

Ques 2. Can a candidate fill CLAT application form in offline mode?

Ans. No, candidates can fill CLAT application form in online mode only on the official website of the Consortium of NLUs.

Ques 3. Is there any age limit to appear for CLAT?

Ans. No, there is no upper age limit or a lower age limit to appear for the CLAT exam.

Ques 4. Is there any provision of fee exemption for Reserved category?

Ans. No, there is no such provision for any category. The fee is 4000/- for General category candidates and 3500/- for Reserved category candidates.

Ques 5. How can applicant  to pay the application fee?

Ans. Application fee can be paid online through Debit Card, Credit Card, or Net Banking and offline through bank challan.

Ques 6. Is there any provision to edit the application after submission?

Ans. No changes can be made once the form is submitted and the fee is paid.

Ques 7. Which documents are required for submission of application?

Ans. Scanned photo, signature and domicile certificate must be uploaded while submitting the form.

Ques 8. What should be the size of the photograph, signature  and domicile certificate ?

Ans. The size of the scanned photograph should be 500kb and signature  100kb and the size of the domicile certificate should be 2MB. Both documents file files should be in jpeg format and the domicile certificate must be in pdf format.

Ques 9. Can a candidate need to submit the hard copy of the CLAT application form to the consortium?

Ans. No hard copy of the CLAT application form needs to be sent to the CLAT Consortium office.

Ques 10.Can a candidate need to attest the photo and signature before uploading them?

Ans. No, there is no need to attest any document that needs to be uploaded at the time of filling of the application form.

Ques 11. What can be the reasons for the rejection of the CLAT application form?

Ans. CLAT application form can be rejected under the following circumstances:

  • Incomplete application form

  • Non-payment of application fee

  • Blur/ unclear uploaded photos or documents.

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