COMMON LAW ADMISSION TEST (CLAT) 2016 ENTRANCE EXAM
This exam is conducted all over India with an objective to admit candidates in Undergraduate & Post graduate law courses in 11 universities in our country. As stated earlier 11 universities like National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU).NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR).National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU), etc…Co ordinate the exam, but the West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata acts as an organizing University.
For Undergraduates, the applicant must completed 12th with minimum 50% of marks in case of general category and 45% marks in case of SC/ST candidates & candidates should not more than 22 years of age. The applicants who are appearing in the final examination of 12th standard are also eligible to write this exam.
Regarding Post Graduate courses, the student must be a law graduate with minimum 55% marks in case of general category and 50% of marks in case of SC/ST candidates.
The applications will be availed in the month of January in specific branches of SBI bank or University. The examination fees is Rs.2500/- general category and Rs.2000/- for SC/ST candidates.
The applications can be availed online by logging into www.clat.ac.in. The fees can be remitted in form of Demand Draft in Favor of Convener,CLAT.The last date for receipt of application before the end of April month. The admit card will be generated in 2nd week of April. The exam will be conducted in May & results will be declared in the end of the May.
Regardless for UG & PG the duration of exam in 200 minutes. The total number of questions asked in the exam will be 200 each question carrying 1 mark. Even though, total question is 200, for PG there will be short answers and essay writing. For Undergraduates the topics covered are listed below:
- English & comprehension,
- General Knowledge or Current affairs,
- Elementary maths ,
- Legal General Knowledge,
- Logical reasoning.
The topics covered in Post graduate are as follows:
- Law of Contract,
- Criminal Law,
- Constitutional Law.