Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
  • Type : National
  • Language : Hindi & Enlish
  • Format : Online/Ofline
  • Fees : SC/ST Category 3,500/- Unreserved/SAP/OBC/ any other category 4,000/-


Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body created under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country. 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 programmes, as per the eligibility, reservation and other criteria 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 17 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate degree programmes.

Eligibility Criteria

For U G Programme Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with the minimum of :- (a) Forty-five percent(45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/(Specially Abled Persons) Categories and (b) Forty percent(40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST Category For P G Programme LL.B. or equivalent degree in law examination with a minimum of 55% marks in case of Unreserved/OBC/(Specially abled persons) categories and 50% marks in case of SC/ST category

Exam Pattern

Starting date for submission of online application form 1st January, 2016 (Friday)

Last date for submission of filled-in online application form 31st March, 2016 (Thursday)

Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets From 15th April, 2016 (Friday)

Date of CLAT 2016 Online examination for UG & PG 8th May, 2016 (Sunday), 3 PM to 5 PM


For Undergraduate Programme

  • Maximum Marks     : 200
  • Duration of CLAT-2016 Examination     : 02:00 Hours
  • Total Number of Questions     : 200


Sr. No. Subjects Marks
1 English including Comprehension 40 Marks
2 General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 Marks
3 Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 Marks
4 Legal Aptitude 50 Marks
5 Logical Reasoning 40 Marks
Note : 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer


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 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 of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

General Knowledge and Currents Affairs

The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.


This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. math’s taught up to 10th Standard.

Legal Aptitude

This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include 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, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

Logical Reasoning

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

For Postgraduate Programme

  • a) Maximum Marks    : 150
  • b) Duration of CLAT-2016     : 02:00 Hours
  • c) Multiple-Choice Questions     : 150 questions of one mark each
Sr. No. Subjects Marks
1 Constitutional Law 50 Marks
2 Jurisprudence 50 Marks
3 Other Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. 50 Marks
Note : 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer



SC/ST Category 3,500/- Unreserved/SAP/OBC/ any other category 4,000/-

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