The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the pan India entrance test conducted for admission of candidates in law and legislative courses of undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) levels. The test helps in filling the application in 22 NLUs and different schools/colleges tolerating exam scores. Some open associations, for example, ONGC and BHEL likewise use CLAT-PG scores for enlistment.
The CLAT question paper for UG courses contains 150 cognizance based multiple-choice inquiries (MCQs) from five subjects including English Language, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques. Then again, the CLAT PG question paper includes both objective and subjective inquiries from different Law subjects like Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Company Law, Law of Contract, etc. Generally private and self-financed law schools in India additionally utilize these scores for law admissions. Public ltd and government sector employers for the fresh and experienced graduates are ONGC, Coal India, BHEL, Steel Authority of India, Oil India, various courts, and other judicial services of the country. The CLAT Post Graduation (CLAT PG) scores are generally the parameters for enlistment and getting a legal position in these respected and decent organizations.
The Consortium of National Law Universities was established on 19th August 2017 to improve the standard of legal education in the country and justice system through legal education with Prof. R. Venkata Rao, Vice-Chancellor of NLSIU and Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR.
Till 2018, the CLAT exam was conducted by NLUs on a rotational premise. Nonetheless, from 2019 onwards it is being conducted by a permanent body framed by the colleges, for example, The Consortium of NLUs, The Consortium (commonly known as the CLAT Consortium) has its settle at NLSIU Bangalore and involves:
- An Executive Committee
- The CLAT Convenor of the last year
- The CLAT Convenor of the following year
- Two co-opted Vice-Chancellors of NLU.
Important Details about the exam of 2021
- Registrations and the deadline for CLAT 2021 are 15th May 2021.
- The exam date is 13th June 2021.
Common Law Admission Test
- Acronym: CLAT
- Type: Computer-based offline test
- Administrator: Bar Council of India
- Knowledge and skills tested Legal Reasoning, Legal General Knowledge, Logical reasoning, English Comprehension, General knowledge, Quantitative Techniques & Mathematics, Current Affairs
- Purpose: Entrance and admission to National Law Universities, Self-financed law colleges and PSUs to become a degree holder.
- Duration: 2 Hours
- Score / grade range: 37.5 to 150
- Score / grade validity: 1 year
- Offered: Yearly
- Restrictions on attempts: None
- Countries / regions: India
- Languages: English
- Annual number of test takers: 77,000 (approx.)
- Prerequisites / eligibility criteria: Senior Secondary Exam [High School] in any stream (for UG courses)
- Graduation in law (PG courses) Fee: 5000 INR
- Scores / grades used: National Law Universities(NLU’s), Private and Deemed Law Colleges, PSU's
- Qualification rate: 3%
- Website: https: consortiumofnlus.ac.in