the Full Form of CLAT?

December 10, 2023 (1y ago)


What is the Full Form of CLAT?

CLAT full form is Common Law Admission Test. It is a national level law entrance exam for admissions to 22 NLUs in India.

Learn about CLAT eligibility, exam pattern, notification, dates, and more.

What is CLAT?

CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test. It is a centralized national level entrance exam for admissions to 22 National Law Universities in India. Many private law colleges also use CLAT scores for law admissions.

What is CLAT for?

CLAT is conducted after 12th grade for admission to 5 year integrated undergraduate law programs. It is also conducted after graduation for admissions to Master of Laws (LLM) programs.

CLAT EligibilityFor UG courses:10+2 pass with minimum 45% marks (40% for SC/ST)For PG courses:LLB/BL degree with 55% marks (50% for SC/ST)

There is no upper age limit. Supplementary exam passed candidates can also apply.

CLAT Exam Pattern:Offline pen-paper based test150 multiple choice questions120 minutes durationSections - English, GK, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques

All the questions starting with CLAT 2020 will be focused on paragraphs. 5-6 questions will carry on from one paragraph. Overall, the score breakdown is shown below.

Exam Syllabus

The CLAT exam syllabus for the 2024 exam is as follows:

English languageCurrent affairsLegal reasoningLogical reasoningNational Law Universities list

There are 22 National Law Universities that take admission through CLAT. Many other private universities also use the CLAT score.

National Law Universities List

National Law School of India University (NLSIU)National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of LawNational Law Institute University, BhopalThe West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences (WBNUJS)National Law University, JodhpurHidayatullah National Law University (HNLU)Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), SilvassaDr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMNLU)Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU)Chanakya National Law UniversityNational Institute of advanced legal Sciences (NUALS)National Law University, OrissaNational University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL)National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJAA)Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU)The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU)Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), MumbaiHimachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU)Dharmashastra National Law UniversityDR. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU)National Law University Tripura (NLUT)

I hope this basic explanation on CLAT helps provide clarity on the law entrance exam. Let me know if you need any other details!

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