CLAT PROGRAMME

CLAT stands for Common Law Admissions Test. It is an all India entrance examination conducted by the National Law Schools/Universities for admissions to their undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M).

CLAT stands for Common Law Admissions Test. It is an all India entrance examination conducted by the National Law Schools/Universities for admissions to their undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M). The responsibility of conducting the exam is rotated and given on the basis of seniority in establishment. As Law is a dynamic subject, hence it cannot be studied in isolation without any association with other subjects like political science, economics, etc. Getting into an NLU will provide students the best environment and platform to study this dynamic field.

QUICK FACTS ON CLAT

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an All-India entrance examination, conducted on rotation by 22 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate degree programmes.

WHY CLAT?

The following are some of the benefits of CLAT.

    • Law courses open up a lot of different avenues. You will get to learn many things.
    • Lawyers are not taught only about Law. You will get to learn how to make decisions based on facts and reasoning.
    • You can choose any specialization you want, such as Criminal, Civil, Corporate, etc. You also do not need to restrict yourself to a single specialization.
    • Getting into top NLUs brings students to the centre of attraction of the law firms and corporate. This NLU tag helps in securing well-paid jobs in most reputed companies.
    • These NLUs prepare students for the real-life world, be it practice in court or judiciary. It inculcates students with skills and training to succeed in every career path they choose.

 

 

EXAM HIGHLIGHTS DETAILS
Exam Name CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)
CLAT Exam Conducting Body Consortium of National Law Universities
CLAT Exam Level UG and PG
CLAT Exam Frequency Once a year
CLAT Exam Mode Offline
CLAT Exam Duration 120 Minutes
CLAT Exam Language English
CLAT Exam Purpose Admissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses

 

Consortium of NLUs

The CLAT Exam is conducted every year by the Consortium of NLUs. The body consists of representatives from all of the top NLUs which accept the CLAT Score (every NLU except NLU Delhi). It was established in 2017 so that the admission process into the NLUs could be regularised to a degree.

It has also undertaken the first major change in the CLAT Exam Pattern in CLAT 2020 which means that the likelihood of any changes in CLAT 2022 is minimal. Currently it is headed by an executive committee which contains members from NALSAR Hyderabad, NLU Jodhpur, NLSIU Bangalore, NLIU Bhopal

CLAT Exam Pattern

The CLAT exam is a test of one’s aptitude and reasoning abilities. It comprises of five sections namely: Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, and Legal Aptitude.

Each question carries 1 mark and for every incorrect attempt, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

 

Subject/Section Topic
English Language 28-32 (20% of the paper)
Quantitative Techniques 13-17 (10% of the paper)
Logical Reasoning 28-32 (20% of the paper)
Current Affairs, including GK 35-39 (25% of the paper)
Legal Reasoning 35-39 (25% of the paper)
Total Marks 150
Total Time (min) 120
Negative Marking 0.25 marks for each wrong answer

 

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