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Common Law Admission Test

Common Law Admission Test

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted by 11 National Law Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M).

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible  to appear for CLAT, a candidate should have passed his/her Higher Secondary School/Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability).

Important Dates

  1. Publication of advertisement in leading English/Hindi national daily Newspapers.
    1st week of January
    Last week of February
  2. Issue of application forms from all CLAT  participating universities and specified branches of Indian Post Offices from – in the month of  January
  1. Last Date for submission of filled-in entrance examination application forms – April
  2. Issue of Hall Tickets to the candidates from – April
  3. Date of Admissions test for UG/PG – May
  4. Publication of result –  May

Exam pattern:

For Undergraduate program:

The total marks for the undergraduate program are 200 and the number of questions is 200. The subjects included are English including Comprehension (40 marks), General Knowledge/Current Affairs (50 Marks), Elementary Mathematics (20 Marks) (Numerical ability), Legal Aptitude: Legal GK (45 Marks), Logical Reasoning (45 Marks).

For Postgraduate program:

The total marks for the postgraduate program is 200. The subjects covered are Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Legal Theory. There are 50 objective questions each carting 1 mark, 10 short questions each with 5 marks, 2 essay type questions of 50 marks each.

Test Centres

Universities accept CLAT score


The candidates have to start their preparation as early as possible. Last minutes study will not help the students. So the students have to prepare a time table for study. The students have to collect the syllabus and previous question papers from the website. The students have to split the syllabus into small sections. Try to cover all the topics as mentioned in the syllabus. Lists of reference books are mentioned in the website. Try to collect necessary notes from those books. Make use of the services provided by the coaching centers. Mock tests help the students to recognize their strengths and weaknesses. Give more time to study the difficult topics. Revise each topic at the last days of the exam. It helps them to answer all the questions from those topics.

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courtesy : CLAT website