CLAT(Common Law Admission Test)Exam – Age, Eligibility and Pattern

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT ) is a law admission test. This exam is organized every year by any one among the 17 National Law Institutions (NLUs). This examination is a national level Common Law Admission Test , through which the applicant is eligible for Law (Integrated LL.B. And LL.M. Courses can be submitted in the Courses. The CLAT 2018 exam will be organized by NLUAS. Throughout India, many government and non-government institutions are give admission on the basis of performance in CLAT exams.

Qualification to apply
1. It is necessary to have minimum 12th pass in order to get admission in it.
Candidates have maximum age limit of 20 years for application in the Clat.
2. Must be at least 45 percent marks in the 12th standard. SC-ST applicants must have 40 percent marks.
3. Students who get 55% marks from the 5 year LL.B course for PG will be able to apply. 50% marks mandatory for SC-ST students
4.Candidate with compartment/supplementary in any subject in the qualifying examination will not be eligible for admission

Important Parameters of CLAT Exam
1. Exam pattern- Written examination, multiple choice questions.
2. Negative Marking – Yes
3. Number of examinations for two- one for graduate law course and for second postgraduate law course.

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CLAT entrance examination is conducted for admission to 17 of the coveted National Law Schools. The following national law universities (NLUs) consider CLAT scores for admissions to their under graduate program:
NLSIU – Bangalore
NALSAR – Hyderabad
NLIU – Bhopal
WBNUJS – Kolkata
NLU – Jodhpur
HNLU – Raipur
GNLU – Gandhinagar
RMLNLU – Lucknow
RGNUL – Patiala
CNLU – Patna
NUALS – Kochi
NLUO – Cuttack
NUSRL – Ranchi
NLUJAA – Guwahati
DSNLU – Visakhapatnam
TNNLS -Tiruchirappalli
MNLU – Mumbai

CLAT Exam Pattern
Total Marks: 200
Number of Questions: 200
Duration: 2 hours
Marking: There is system of negative marking and for every incorrect answer 1/4th marks will be deducted.

English including comprehension
The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned 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 tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.

This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught up to 10th Class/standard.

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Legal Aptitude
This section will test candidate’s interest towards 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.


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