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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2015

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  • Eligibility: Class 12, 12 Passed, Graduates
  • Benefits: Admission in 16 LAW universities

DESCRIPTION

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body created for the convenience of the students seeking admission to the various Law Universities in the Country under Memorandum of Understandings (MoU). An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each University for admission to their UG/PG programs, as per the qualifications, reservation and other conditions laid down under the respective Statutes of the participating Universities.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by 16 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B. & LL.M.). The 16 participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are:

  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
  2. National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
  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 Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
  13. National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
  14. National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (NLUJAA)
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
  16. The TamilNadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)

 

The first CLAT Core Committee consisting of Vice-Chancellors of the seven participating NLUs at that time decided that the test shall be conducted by rotation in the order of their establishment. Accordingly, the first Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) was conducted in the year 2008. Now there are 16 participating NLUs and following the practice the eighth Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2015) will be conducted by the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National University, Lucknow.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Start Date and Last date for Filling the Online Registration of Application

1st January,2015(Thursday) to 31st March,2015(Tuesday) 11.59 P.M

Dates for Application Fee Payment

1st January,2015(Thursday) to 31st March,2015(Tuesday) 11.59 P.M

Tentative date for Downloading of Exam Admission Ticket

From 15th April, 2015 (Wednesday)

Exam Date

10th May, 2015 (Sunday)

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University Sec- D1, LDA Colony, Kanpur Road Scheme, Lucknow – 226012 Uttar Pradesh Phone: +91-522-24 22 849 E-mail: helpdesk@clat.ac.in Toll Free Number-18001200711

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

The Under-Graduate Programme Offered By The National Law Universities

 

The Sixteen NLUs offer a five-year integrated under-graduate law courses leading to the award of B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.), B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), B.S.W. LL.B. (Hons.), B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.) degrees.

The Post-Graduate Programme Offered By The National Law Universities

 

The information of the LL.M. degree course offered at the various NLUs with the duration and the specializations have been provided in detail under the sections of each University. The candidates are also advised to check the websites of respective Universities from time to time to keep themselves updated about the changes in the course structure and other details.

 

Eligibility criteria for admission to UG/PG programme

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body created for the convenience of the students seeking admission to the various Law Universities in the Country under Memorandum of Understandings (MoU). An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each University for admission to their UG/PG programs, as per the qualifications, reservation and other conditions laid down under the respective Statutes of the participating Universities. The qualification and other details as provided by Statutes of each University for admission to UG/PG program, is given as follows:

Eligibility For CLAT 2015:

S.No.

Name of the University

Educational Qualification for Admission to U.G./P.G. Programme

Age

Reservation

 1.

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

For U.G. Programme:    

A candidate should have obtained Higher Secondary School/ Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC and ST candidates), as prescribed by the respective Statutes of the participating Universities.

 

 

For P.G. Programme:

A candidate should have obtained an LL.B./a five year integrated LL.B./any other equivalent degree in Law from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST candidates), as prescribed by the respective Statutes of the participating Universities.

For U.G. Programme:

A candidate should be below 20 years of age as on 1st July, 2015 (22 years in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disability candidates, as prescribed by the respective Statutes of the participating Universities.

 

 

 

 

 

For P.G. Programme:

 

The participating Universities have not prescribed any upper age limit for PG Programmes

For U.G./P.G. Programme:

As per the Statutes of respective participating Universities. Details may be seen in the prospectus of the respective University appended herewith.

 2.

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

 3.

The National Law Institute University, Bhopal

 4.

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

 5.

National Law University, Jodhpur

 6.

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

 7.

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

 8.

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya  National Law University, Lucknow

 9.

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

 10.

Chanakya National Law University, Patna

 11.

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

 12.

National Law University Odisha, Cuttack

 13.

National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

 14.

National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati

 15.

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam

 16.

The Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli

 

  • Those who are appearing in their Class 12th (For UG Programme) and LL.B./a five year integrated LL.B. (For PG Programme)  or any other equivalent qualifying examination in 2015 are eligible to appear in CLAT – 2015, Such candidates are required to produce evidence of passing of qualifying examination with minimum required percentage at the time of admission.
  • The result of qualifying examination shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission, failing which, the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.

Application Form and Information Brochure for CLAT 2015

  1. The CLAT 2015 Online Application Form will be accessible on the CLAT website (www.clat.ac.in) between 1st January, 2015 to 31st March, 2015 along-with the Information Brochure. No hard copy of the Application Form and Information Brochure will be sold.
  2. CLAT 2015 Information Brochure (not the application form) will also be accessible from the respective website of all the participating NLU(s).

Mode of Payment Through CLAT 2015 Website

A candidate will have to make payment on three occasions through CLAT website viz,

(i) submitting the Online Application Form

(ii) if interested in downloading the Previous Year’s Question papers and

(iii) while participating in the counseling session.

A candidate will have to make o

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