CLAT-The Common Law Admission Test
The Common Law Admission Test is an annually conducted All- India Entrance Examination conducted by 14 participating law schools which includes the 7 National Law Schools, for selecting students to the undergraduate and post-graduate courses.
The Common Law Admission Test is an annually conducted All- India Entrance Examination conducted by 14 participating law schools which includes the 7 National Law Schools, for selecting students to the undergraduate and post-graduate courses (Ll.B and Ll.M) Candidates are selected on the basis of their ranks in the entrance examination.
The list of participating colleges is as folows:
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)
FOR GRADUATE COURSE : LL.B
Candidates appeaing for the entrance must have qualified the Certificate of Higher Secondary/Intermediate (10+2) examination or any other equivalent , from a recognised institution with minimum 50% marks in the case of General category (45% for SC/ST/OBC and Physically Handicapped Students).
Candiates appearing for their 10+2 examinationg can also apply for the test but have to ensure that they must have passed the qualifying examination at the time of admission
Upper age limit is 20 years for students of OBC and General category (22 years for SC/ST candidates) as on July 1, 2012.
FOR POST-GRADUATE COURSE- LLM
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 recognized University minimum 55% marks 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 but must ensure that he/she has passed qualifying exam at the time of admission.
Application form alongwith the Information Brochure will be available at any designated branch of State of India or from the offices of the mentioned Law Schools.
Request for Application Form may also 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).
Candidates can also apply online by visiting and following the instructions given at www.clat.ac.in. The form can also be downloaded from the same website.
Duly filled OMR application form along with necessary documents as mentioned in the OMR application form should be sent to The Convener, CLAT-2012 either in person or through registered post. The address for sending the filled in forms is:
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
National Law University, Jodhpur
NH-65, Nagour Road, Mandore,
Jodhpur (Raj.)-342 304.
Candidates applying on downloaded application forms must enclose Demand Draft/Bankers Cheque/ Pay order of Rs.3000/- (Rs.2500/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in favour of National Law University, Jodhpur CLAT A/C and payable at Jodhpur (Rajasthan).
Candidates applying online should have a demand draft of Rs.3000/- (Rs.2500/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in favor of National Law University, Jodhpur CLAT A/C and payable at Jodhpur (Rajasthan) ready before starting the procedure.
Common Law Admission Test, CLAT
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
Dr. Ambedkar Bhawan, 12 L.B. Block, Sector - III, Salt Lake City
Kolkata 700 098
Tele: (033) 2335-0534/2335-7379/2335-0765
Fax: (033) 2335-0511