Monday 2 January 2012

Common Law Admission Test CLAT 2012

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted by 14 National Law Schools/Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M). The 14 participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are:
  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
  2. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
  3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
  7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
  8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)
  10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
  11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
  12. National Law University, Orissa (NLUO)
  13. National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
  14. National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA)
Important Dates:
  • Publication of Advertisement: 2nd January, 2012 (Monday)
  • Issue of Application Forms: 2nd January, 2012 (Monday)
  • Last date for submission of filled-in forms: 31st March 2012 (Saturday)
  • Issue of Hall Tickets: Up to 14th April 2012 (Saturday)
  • Date of CLAT-2012 Exam: 13th May 2012 (Sunday) from 03:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Publication of result: 28th May 2012 (Monday)
Eligibility for Under-Graduate Programs:
  • A candidate should have obtained a Senior Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent qualification from a recognised Board with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and PWD).
  • Candidates who have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test.
  • Age of candidate should not be more than 20 years in case of General/OBC candidates (22 years in case of SC/ST and persons with Disability) as on 1st July, 2012.
  • The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination at the time of his/her admission and be able to submit its proof.
Eligibility for Post-Graduate Programs:
  • To be eligible for appearing in CLAT-2012, a candidate should have obtained a LL.B/B.L. Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST /OBC and persons with Disability)
  • Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying degree examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test.

Pattern of the CLAT Paper for Under-Grad Program:

  • Total Marks: 200
  • Total number of MCQs: 200
  • Duration of examination: Two Hours
  • Subject areas: English including Comprehension - 40 Marks ; General Knowledge/ Current Affairs - 50 Marks ; Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) - 20 Marks; Legal Aptitude - 50 Marks ; Logical Reasoning - 40 Marks
Pattern of the CLAT Paper for Post-Graduate Program:
  • Total Marks: 200
  • Duration of examination: Two Hours
  • Multiple-choice Questions: 100 questions of 1 mark each pertaining to subject areas Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory
  • Short-answer questions: 100 Marks consisting of 10 questions of 10 marks each
Mode of obtaining Application form:
  • Printed Application Forms will be available at the designated branches of the State Bank of India, or in any of Law Schools mentioned above against payment of Rs.3000/- only (Rs.2500/- in case of SC/ST/PWD).
  • Request for Application Form may be sent to the Convener, CLAT-2012, National Law University, Jodhpur, NH-65, Nagour Road, Mandore, Jodhpur -342 304 (Raj.) with a demand-draft of Rs.3000/- only (Rs.2500/- in case of SC/ST/PWD) drawn in favour of the National Law University, Jodhpur CLAT A/C and payable at Jodhpur (Rajasthan).
Mode of Applying:
  • Duly filled OMR application form along with necessary documents as mentioned in the OMR application form to The Convener, CLAT-2012 either in person or through registered post to the following address so as to reach on or before 31 March 2012
Form more information contact,
The Convenor, Common Law Admission Test, CLAT-2012
National Law University, Jodhpur
NH-65, Nagour Road, Mandore
Jodhpur - 342 304. (Rajasthan)
Tele : (0291) 2577044, 2577045, 2577138, 2577526
Fax : (0291) 2577540
Email :

est Wishes,
Farzad M. Damania
Career Counselling Specialist

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