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CLAT [Common Law Admission Test]

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The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance test conducted by 14 National Law Schools/Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M).


Date of Examination 14 May 2016
Time of Examination 1:00 PM
Examination Fees Rs.3000/-
Eligibility To be eligible to appear in CLAT a candidate should have obtained a Senior Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent qualification from a recognised Board with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and PWD).** Candidates who have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test.* Age of candidate should not be more than 20 years in case of General/OBC candidates (22 years in case of SC/ST and persons with Disability)** as on 1st July. * The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination at the time of his/her admission and be able to submit its proof. ** Subject to State reservation at the University concerned. 2. Eligibility for Post-Graduate Programmes To be eligible for appearing in CLAT a candidate should have obtained a LL.B/B.L. Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST /OBC and persons with Disability)*. Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying degree examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test**. *Subject to state reservation at the University concerned **The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination at the time of his/her admission and be able to submit its proof.
Starting date of registration 01 January 2016
Last date of registration 31 March 2016
Syllabus The syllabus for the CLATentrance exam has been given in the tabulated format below: A. Syllabus for CLAT LLB 1. English including Comprehension:- The English section will test the candidate’s proficiency in English based comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling in of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc. 2. General Knowledge/Current Affairs:- This section will only test students on their knowledge of current affairs (broadly defined as matters featuring in the mainstream media between May 2010 and May 2011) 3. Mathematics:- This section will test candidates only on “elementary” mathematics i.e. maths that is taught till the class 10. 4. Logical Reasoning:- The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the student’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, as this tends to disadvantage those that are visually impaired. 5. Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness:- Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness This section will test students only on “legal aptitude”. Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense (e.g. the legal proposition might be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theater across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the question accordingly. Candidates will not be tested on any prior knowledge of law or legal concepts. If a technical/legal term is used in the question, that term will be explained in the question itself. For example, if the word patent is used, the meaning of patent (“a legal monopoly granted by the government for certain kinds of inventions”) will also be explained. B. Syllabus for CLAT LLM 1. Law of Contracts 2. Law of Torts 3. Family Law 4. Criminal Law 5. Constitutional Law 6. Legal Theory
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List of institutes accepting
National Law School of India University, Bangalore NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad National Law Institute University, Bhopal The 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 National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi National Law University, Orissa National University of Study National Law University

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