CLAT: Common Law Admission Test

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance test for admission to UG, PG and Integrated law courses. The duration of the exam is of 2 hours which consists of multiple choice questions based on English, General Knowledge, Mathematics and Legal & Logical Reasoning.
For the UG and integrated course, minimum academic requirement that is required is 10+2 level while for the PG courses; the candidates should have a UG degree in Law.
CLAT Application procedure is completely online. There is no paper based facility for submission of CLAT application form..

CLAT Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criterion for CLAT/Common Law Admission Test is as the following:

For UG: The candidates should successfully complete their class 12 or other equivalent examination scoring a minimum of 45% marks while the SC/ST candidates should score a minimum of 40% marks.
For PG: The candidates appearing for the PG courses should successfully complete their LLB or 5 year Integrated LLB degree or other equivalent degree from a recognized university, scoring a minimum of 55% marks. For candidates belonging to SC/ST category should score a minimum of 50% marks.

Age Limit: there is no upper age limit for CLAT examination

CLAT Important Dates

  • Availability of application forms – January
  • Application deadline: March
  • CLAT Entrance Test: May
  • CLAT Results: May
For exact CLAT timeline see

CLAT Application Form

The candidates can only avail online application form for CLAT from CLAT official website Application procedure is completely online. There are no provisions to submit offline application. The CLAT online forms will be available from 1st week of January through end of March. 

CLAT Application Fees

For general candidates: 4000/-
For reserved category candidates: 3500/-

The payment can be made online by logging on to the CLAT website through net banking, debit card or credit card.

After the CLAT results are declared, the selected candidates are required to sit for online counselling. The allotment of institutions and seats would be based on the score in CLAT in merit-list and the choice take by the candidates and availability of seat in desired university.
*** Fees amount may vary. For latest figures see notifications.

CLAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus

For UG Courses

Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

English including comprehension:
The English section will test the candidate's proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
General Knowledge and Current Affairs:
The General knowledge will be evaluated on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidate's on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
This section will test the candidate's knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught upto 10th Class/Standard.
Legal Aptitude:
This section will test the candidate’s interest towards the study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
Logical Reasoning:
The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

CLAT Question Paper Pattern UG Courses

  • Maximum Marks: 200
  • Duration of CLAT Exam: 02:00 Hours
  • Multiple-Choice Questions: 200 questions of one mark each
  • Subject areas with weight-age:
  • English including comprehension: 40 Marks
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs: 50 Marks
  • Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability): 20 Marks
  • Legal Aptitude: 50 Marks
  • Logical Reasoning: 40 Marks
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer

CLAT Question Paper Pattern & Syllabus PG Courses

 The pattern of the question paper for admission to the Post-Graduate Course for CLAT is as under:

Maximum Marks: 150
Duration of CLAT Exam: 02:00 Hours
Multiple-Choice Questions: 100 questions of one mark each
Subjective Questions: 50 Marks (Two Essay type questions each of 25 Marks, 800 words per essay) on the topics of law and contemporary issues
Constitutional Law: 40 Marks
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence: 60 Marks
Negative Marking: 0.25 Mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

List of National Law Universities accepting CLAT Score

UG/PG Law Programmes Offered by the National Law Universities

The National Law Universities across India offer the following programmes to candidates who have qualified the CLAT examination.
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • B.S.W. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.
  • L.L.M.

Private Universities accepting CLAT Score

  • Shobhit University, NH-58, Modipuram, Meerut, U.P.
  • RNB Global University , Bikaner, Rajasthan
  • ISBR Law College, Bangalore
  • LLOYD Law College, 11, K.P.-II, Greater Noida-201304, U.P.
  • GLOCAL University, Delhi-Yamuna Marg, Mirzapur Pole, Saharanpur, U.P.-247001
  • Indore Institute of Law, Indore
  • Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, AU-Block, Outer Ring Road, Pitampura, Delhi-110034
  • Xavier Law School, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  • Amity University, U.P.
  • Law College Dehradun
  • Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore-562106
  • Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
  • GITAM SCHOOL OF LAW, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam
  • Kalinga University, Naya Raipur, CG
  • ICFAI Law School, ICFAI University, Dehradun
  • Asian Law College, Noida
  • Siddharth Law College, Dehradun
  • Aryans College of Law, Punjab
  • School of Law, JIMS Engineering and Management Technical Campus Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • GLA University Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
  • REVA University, Bangalore, Karnataka   
  • Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • School of Legal Studies, Mody University, Lakshmangarh Rajasthan
  • Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujrat
  • Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

CLAT Contact Details

Address: P.O. Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi,

Bangalore - 560 072 Karnnataka, India


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