All about CLAT

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programs offered by 22 National Law Universities in India.

The test will be conducted offline, and the question paper will contain objective-type questions. The test will last 120 minutes.

Undergraduate Courses under CLAT Exam? 

▪ BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts LLB)

▪ BCom LLB (Bachelor of Commerce LLB)

▪ BSc LLB (Bachelor of Science LLB

▪ BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration LLB)

▪ BSW LLB (Bachelor of Social Work)

National Law Universities (NLUs) accepting CLAT

1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
2. NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad
3. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
4. The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata
5. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
6. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
7. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
8. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab
10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
12. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Odisha
13. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
14. National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam
15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
16. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli
17. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
19. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad
20. Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla
21. Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur
22. Dr. B.R. Ahmedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Haryana.

Eligibility criteria for the CLAT Exam?

▪ There is no age limit prescribed for CLAT-2023.

▪ Candidates who have qualified Class 12 board examination or equivalent are eligible to apply for the undergraduate programme in CLAT.

▪ Candidates who are scheduled to take their qualifying examination in March/April 2023 are also eligible to take the CLAT 2023 exam. They will be asked to submit proof of passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they will lose their right to be considered for admission.

▪ Candidates must secure the minimum percentage of marks in their qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent). 

▪ Forty Five Percent (45%) Marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PwD / NRI / PIO / OCI / Categories. 

▪ Forty Percent (40%) Marks or equivalent in the case of candidates belonging to SC / ST Candidates.

Career opportunities after passing the CLAT Exam? 

▪  There are several alternatives for acquiring a promising career after going through CLAT. 

▪ Judiciary (Judge or Lawyer), Indian Corporate Law Services through UPSC, as a professor or lecturer in Law, etc., are some of the careers after clearing CLAT. 

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