Common Law Admission Test
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by 14 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programs (LL.B & LL.M). The 14 participating
NLUs in the order of their establishment are:
- National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU).
- National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad.
- National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU).
- The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS).
- National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ).
- Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU).
- Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU).
- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU).
- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL).
- Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU).
- National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS).
- National Law University, Odisha (NLUO).
- National University of Study 6 Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL).
- National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA).
- National Law Schools: Bangalore, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Delhi (2007) etc.
We have observed that over the past few years the career which has caught the fancy of the elite is law. This trend became evident when we had the privilege of coaching children of various dignitaries for the National Law School, Bangalore. The list includes ministers, politicians, senior bureaucrats and leading lawyers. It stands to reason that in the days to come, a major role will be played by the lawyers in this country, especially with the advent of multi-nationals who need to be acquainted with legal complexities of this country.
The project when completed will put the career in law at par with the one in Engineering and Medicine. No other profession commands such high remuneration at the top as the legal profession. Many of the lawyers end up as judges of the high courts or even in the Supreme Court. Persons belonging to the judicial system enjoy highest respect in society. There is no gainsaying that the admission test for the National Law School, Bangalore is amongst the toughest in the country.
THE TEST CONSISTS OF
English Language and Comprehension
- Verbal Reasoning
- Logical Reasoning
- Legal Reasoning
- Quantitative Aptitude
- Current Affairs
- General Knowledge.
One requires sustained preparation for a number of months to get selected for the National Law School, Bangalore. The other prestigious schools are located in Jalandhar, Mohali & Ahmedabad. A number of Universities have recently commenced five year law courses. The Bar Council of India is also making a sincere endeavor to retain high level of coaching at the various Law Schools.
In pursuit of this objective, the evening Law Colleges have been discontinued and law education in the universities proposed to be streamlined. The preparation of material for National Law School needs an exceptional expertise on account of the multiplicity of subjects included in the admission test. The question paper of the National Law School, Bangalore consists of about 40 pages and a cursory reading of the booklet can take about 45 minutes.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR UNDER-GRADUATE (LL. B) PROGRAMME
- General and OBC - Higher Secondary School/ Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 45% marks in aggregate.
- SC and ST - Higher Secondary School/ Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 40% marks in aggregate
Note : Candidates who are appearing or have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test
- General and OBC - The candidate should not have completed 20 years.
- SC and ST - The candidate should not have completed 22 years Candidates do not have to send any certificates and documents in support of their qualification/age. The allotted/selected candidates will be required to submit the relevant certificates/documents issued by competent authority to the University only at the time of admission.
- Total Marks - 200
- Total numbers of multiple-choice questions of one mark each - 200
- Duration of examination - Two Hours
Subject areas with weightage
- English including Comprehension - 40 Marks
- General Knowledge/ Current Affairs - 50 Marks
- Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability - 20 Marks
- Legal Aptitude - 50 Marks
- Logical Reasoning - 40 Marks
Note : There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 mark will be deducted for each of the wrong answers to multiple choice questions
English Including Comprehension
The English section will test the candidates' proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage given, its central theme and meanings of the words used therein, etc. The grammar section will focus on correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in the given sentences with appropriate words, etc.
General Knowledge and Currents Affairs
As far as general knowledge is concerned, the candidates will be assessed on their general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidate's knowledge on current affairs.
This section will test candidate's knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. mathematics taught up to Class X.
This section will test candidate's interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions asked may comprise of legal propositions/ principles and a set of facts to which the said proposition/ principle has to be applied to arrive at a most reasonable conclusion. Such propositions may or may not be 'true' in the real sense; yet the candidates will have to assume that the given propositions are true and answer the questions accordingly. An example of such legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others who are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theatre across India for one year.
The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate's ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMME
- General and OBC - LL. B/B. L. Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate.
- SC and ST - LL. B/B. L. Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 50% marks in aggregate.
Note : The candidates who are appearing or have appeared in the qualifying degree examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test.
- General and OBC - The candidate should not have completed 20 years.
- SC and ST - The candidate should not have completed 22 years.
- Total Marks -150
- Duration of examination - Two Hours.
- Long Essay Type Descriptive Questions - 100 Marks (4 questions of 25 marks each) (Covering Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence).
- Multiple-Choice Questions - 50 Marks (50 questions of 1 mark each.
Note : There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 mark will be deducted for each of the wrong answers to multiple choice questions.
|EXAMINATION||FEES (inclusive of taxes)||AGE LIMIT||QUALIFICATION||REMARKS|
|CLAT||Rs.18,500||16+ yrs.||10+2 pass||6-8 weeks class|
“Special concession in tuition fee for wards of Defense Personnel, NCC Cadets, Military/Sainik School students and wards of farmers.”
What You Get
- Study Material - Structured and constantly updated study material and assignments on each subject based on analysis of previous test papers.
- Competent & dedicated staff with over 25 year’s expertise.
- Better Assimilation - Use of latest training aids (computers and LCD Projectors) .
- Mock and Simulated Test “ We have developed rigorous testing program that encourages students to benchmark their performance and work out exam strategies.