Common Law Admission Test, popularly known as CLAT, is conducted for admission into law program at under graduate as well as at post graduate level. The eleven national law universities, which accepts the scores of CLAT for admission into under graduate law program are- National Law School of India University, Bangalore, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, National Law Institute University, Bhopal, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, National Law University, Jodhpur, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Chanakya National Law University, Patna, and National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi.
CLAT is among the most competitive entrance examinations for the study of law in India.
For Undergraduate Program (LLB)
The test paper includes 200 questions of one mark each making total, 200 marks. The duration of the entrance examination is of two hours. The test paper is divided into five sections as follows-
- Section I consists of questions related to English including Comprehension of 40 marks
- Section II comprises of questions related to General Knowledge/ Current Affairs comprising 50 marks
- Section III includes Elementary Mathematics, which tests the Numerical ability of the applicant. The weight age of this section is 20 marks.
- Section IV is of Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness, which awards 45 marks and
- Section V also fetches 45 marks. It consists of Logical Reasoning Questions.
For Postgraduate Program (LLM)
The entrance examination is conducted in below listed disciplines at post graduate level-
- Law of Contracts
- Law of Torts
- Criminal Law
- Constitutional Law and Legal Theory
The exam of two hours of duration fetches 200 marks in total. The test is divided into the following three sections:
- Objective Type
- Short answers
The first section includes 50 objective questions of one mark each. Second section consists of 10 questions of five marks each and the third section comprises of two essays of 50 marks each.