CLAT Exam Highlights:

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 Online
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

CLAT Eligibility Criteria:

Educational Qualification: Any candidate who has completed 10+2 or equivalent examination with the requisite score is eligible for the CLAT Exam. Minimum marks required for different categories are listed below:
  • 45% marks for General/ Other Backward Class (OBC)/ Specially abled persons categories
  • 40% marks for Scheduled Class (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories
Note: Candidates appearing for their Class 12th examination in March/ April are also eligible for CLAT  Exam. Such candidates need to give evidence of passing their Class 12th exam at the time of admission. If the candidate fails to meet the eligibility criteria, there candidateship will be withdrawn. Age: There is no upper age limit with regards to appear for the CLAT Exam.

CLAT Application Form:

In order to register for the CLAT Exam, you need to follow the given steps:
  • Online registration
  • Filling of the application form
  • Uploading of documents –
  1. Photograph
  2. Signature
  3. Category Certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates
  4. Relevant Certificate for P.W.D. candidates
  5. Relevant Certificate for BPL candidates
  • Application fee payment –
  1. General, OBC – Rs. 4000/-
  2. ST, SC – Rs. 3500/-

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 General Knowledge 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

CLAT Colleges:

The ultimate objective of each candidate in the CLAT Exam is to get into the best law college available. Therefore, the CLAT Colleges take utmost importance. The following National Law Universities (NLUs) (along with intake) accept CLAT scores to admit students to their five-year LLB programs every year:
National Law University Location
NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad
National Law Institute University Bhopal
WB National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata
National Law University Jodhpur
Hidayatullah National Law University Raipur
Gujarat National Law University Gandhinagar
Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University Lucknow
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala
Chankaya National Law University Patna
National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi
National Law University Odisha Cuttack
National University of Study and Research in Law Ranchi
National Law University and Judicial Academy Guwahati
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University Vishakhapatnam
Tamil Nadu National Law School Tirruchirappalli
Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai
Maharashtra National Law University Nagpur
Maharashtra National Law University Aurangabad
Dharmashastra National Law University Jabalpur
Himachal Pradesh National Law University Shimla
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University Sonipat