COMMON LAW ADMISSION TEST
CLAT is a single test to enter any law school among 21 National Law Universities and 43 other Institutions.
CLAT journey started in 2008 and now in 2019 more than 50000 students will write the entrance every year to score seat in one of the participating law universities.
CLAT is conducted every year on Second Sunday of May.
CLAT EXAM PATTERN
There will be no upper age limit for CLAT UG Exam.
As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:
Forty five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCIcategories
Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
Candidates who are appeared in the qualifying examination in March/April, are also eligible to appear in CLAT examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
Higher marks in the component /section on legal aptitude in the CLAT exam;
Computerized draw of lots.
1. ENGLISH INCLUDING COMPREHENSION
The English section will test the candidate's proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed 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.
2. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS:
The General knowledge will be evaluated on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidate's on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
This section will test the candidate's knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught up to 10th class.
4. LEGAL APTITUDE:
This section will test the candidate’s interest towards the 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.
5. 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.