Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

The Common Law Admission Test (the “CLAT”) is the annual slugfest between the top aspirants for the elite National Law Universities (the “NLUs”). Currently, the examination is conducted for direct admissions to 21 NLU’s, with only National Law University, Delhi conducting a separate examination of its own i.e. the AILET. For the highly sought after under graduate programs like the BA LLB at the NLUs the CLAT scores are directly considered by the following NLUs. CLAT 2342 seats in under graduate law programmes in National Law Universities (NLUs).


(1)        National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
(2)        National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
(3)        The National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
(4)        The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
(5)        National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
(6)        Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
(7)       Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
(8)        Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
(9)        Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL)
(10)      Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
(11)      The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
(12)      National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
(13)      National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
(14)      National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA)
(15)      Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
(16)      Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
(17)      Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
(18)      Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU)
(19)      Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU)
(21)    Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU)


CLAT Paper Pattern

Maximum Marks                –         200
Maximum Questions        –         200
Duration                               –         2 Hour
Nature of Question           –         Objective Type
Nature of Paper                 –         Offline
Negative Marking             –         0.25 marks for each wrong answer

Marks For each section
Indicative Incisions
English   40
    Reading Comprehensions
    Word Meanings
Maths 20
    Basic 10th standard elementary maths like profit & Loss,CI & SI,speed
    Deductive Logic
    Inductive Logic
Logical Reasoning 40
    Analytical Reasoning
    Critical Reasoning
Legal Aptitude 50
    Criminal Law
    Miscellaneous-IPR,Intl Law, Family Law etc.
General Knowledge 50
    Current Affairs
    Static- History,Geography,Polity


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