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CLAT | Exam Pattern, Eligibility & Syllabus

About CLAT

Common law Admission test or more commonly known as CLAT is a law entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered by 22 National Law Universities around the country. CLAT is conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities on year basis. CLAT is a way of passage and an important step in the selection procedure of National Law Universities (Except NLU Delhi)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Qualification: Any candidate who has completed 10+2 or equivalent examination with the requisite score is eligible for the CLAT.
  • Minimum marks: A candidate needs to score a minimum 45% marks for General/ Other Backward Class (OBC)/ Specially abled persons categories. 5% relaxation is offered to candidates form Scheduled Class (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories.
  • Age Limit: There is no upper age limit
  • Note: Candidates appearing for their class 12th exams are also eligible to appear for CLAT

Exam Pattern

  • The exam is conducted for both UG and PG programs
  • CLAT is conducted in offline mode
  • The duration of CLAT is 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Total Questions: 150
  • Marking scheme: For ever correct answer 1 mark will be awarded. For every incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

CLAT exam is divided into 5 sections as given below:

  1. Verbal Ability
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Logical Reasoning
  4. General Knowledge
  5. Legal Aptitude

Exam Syllabus

NLUs accepting CLAT score

  1. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  2. National Law Institute University, Bhopal
  3. WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
  4. National Law University, Jodhpur
  5. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
  6. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  7. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow
  8. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala
  9. Chankaya National Law University, Patna
  10. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
  11. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack
  12. National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi
  13. National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati
  14. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam
  15. Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tirruchirappalli
  16. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai
  17. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
  18. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
  19. Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur
  20. Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla
  21. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat

Private Law Colleges accepting CLAT score

  1. School of Law, UPES, Dehradun
  2. IIL: Indore Institute of Law
  3. Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  4. Alliance School of Law, Bangalore
  5. VIT Law School, Chennai
  6. Presidency University, Bangalore
  7. Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
  8. IFIM Bangalore – IFIM Law School
  9. PES University, Bangalore

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