Why should I study Law?

In today time Law offers Multiple career options and bright future prospects.

How should I pursue 5years Law?

National Law Universities and some other Law Schools offer 5years Law Program. 

How do I get in?

The Most popular entrance in CLAT, to do 5 years LAW from National Law Universities.

what is CLAT?

CLAT(Common Law Admission Test) 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 examinations, conducted on rotation by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate degree programmes.

Who can apply for CLAT ?

CLAT Application forms are available from 1st January to 31st March at www.clat.ac.in.

When is CLAT held every year?

CLAT is held on the second Sunday of May every year. 

What is the Exam Pattern for CLAT?

CLAT has 200 Questions in MCQ( Multiple Choice Questions)format.

How should I prepare for CLAT?

CLAT is an Aptitudea Test, you can prepare by join LAW PREP TUTORIAL DEHRADUN or do correspondence. 

Who Conduct CLAT ?

The First CLAT Core Committee consisting of Vice-Chancellors, of participating NLUs, had decided that the test should be conducted by rotation in the order of their establishment. the first CLAT exam was conducted by NLUs Bangalore in 2008, The Ninth Common Law Admission Test (CLAT-2016) was conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. 

What is the Eligibility Criterion for CLAT?

Eligibility  Criteria for Appearing in CLAT-2016

For UG Programme 

1. 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 person) categories and

b. Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category.

2. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in April/ May 2016 are also eligible at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

3. No Upper Age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT-2017

For PG Programme 

1. LLB 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.

2. Candidates who had appeared in the qualifying examination in March/April 2016 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT 2016 examination. However, they shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination in the respective national law universities at the time of admission failing. which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission. 

3. No Upper Age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT-2017.


What is the question paper pattern for CLAT exam?

The Pattern for CLAT Exam as below:

Total Marks- 200 

Number of Multiple -Choice Questions of One Marks Each-200

Duration of Examination- Two Hours.

Subjects Areas with Weightage :

English Including Comprehension- 40 marks 

General Knowledge and Current Affairs- 50 marks 

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)- 20 marks

Legal Aptitude- 50 marks 

Logical Reasoning -40 marks  

For every wrong answer, there is Negative Marking of 0.25 marks.

In case of equal marks secured by candidates, the procedure to break the tie will be as per the following order:

1. Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT-2014

2. Higher age 

3. A computerized draw of lots.


Are Foreign National required to take CLAT for admission to any of the National Law Universities?

Taking the CLAT exam is not permitted for Foreign Nationals. By visiting the websites of the respective NLUs of interest, you can clarify your doubts relating to the procedure of admission. Normally the admission procedure for Foreign Nationals by the NLUs which have the respective seats, are directly on the basis of their performance in the qualifying examination, academic record and their overall command over the English Language. 

What is the difference between candidates belonging to Provisional Allotment List and Waiting List?

The University-wise preference obtained from the candidates through OMR application form and their CLAT score and rank will be taken into consideration to prepare the provisional allotment list based on Merit-Cum Preference. A long list of wait-listed candidates (comprising around 20% of the total number of seats in all the 18 NLUs) will be issued along with the provisional allotment list. The comprehensive list of wait-listed candidates will be prepared by drawing candidates proportionately from various categories such as General/SC/ST/OBC/PWD/FFD/NRI etc. both from all India as well as state (Domicile)Merit lists.


During the process of allotment of seats made through various lists based on preference-cum-merit, can i forego my claim for the next higher preference for a university and stay with and take admission in the university alloted already?

If a candidate at any stage of the allotment process wants to forego his claim for the next higher preference and wants to stay with and take admission in the allotted University/Institute, He/She will be given the option to do so, but only once. to exercise this option, the candidate will have to apply through email(helpdesk@clat.ac.in) to the Convener, CLAT, within the prescribed time limit. However, this option exercised once by the candidate will be treated as final and irrevocable, and the candidate will be deemed to have been admitted to the university opted as such by him/her. 

What is the syllabus for CLAT?

Scope and coverage of questions under different subject area:

1.English including Comprehension-

The English section will test the candidate's proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehensions sections, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section require correction of incorrect grammatical sentence, filling of blanks in a sentence with appropriate words, etc. 

2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs-

As far as General Knowledge is concerned, the candidates will be tested on their General Awareness including Static General Knowledge. Questions on Current Affairs will test candidates on their Knowledge of Current Affairs.


This Section will test Candidate's Knowledge of Elementary Mathematics, i.e. Maths taught up to class 10th. 

4. Legal Aptitude-

This section will test candidate's interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. 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 apply some propositions. 

How many Law University participating in CLAT?


1. National Law School of India Universities (NLSIU)-Bangalore 

2. National Academy of Legal Study & Research University of Law (NALSAR)-Hyderabad 

3. National Law Institute University(NLIU)-Bhopal 

4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS)-Kolkata 

5. National Law University(NLUJ)-Jodhpur

6.Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU)-Raipur

7.Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)-Gandhinagar 

8. Dr.Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU)-Lucknow

9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL)-Patiala

10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU)-Patna

11.National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS)-Kochi

12.National Law University Odisha (NLUO)-Cuttack

13.National University of Study & Research in Law(NUSRL)-Ranchi

14.National Law University  & Judicial  Academy (NLUJAA)-Assam

15.Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU)-Visakhapatnam

16. The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS)-Tiruchirapalli

17.Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU)-Mumbai

18.Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU)-Nagpur


19.Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU)-Aurangabad