Time to gear up for CLAT

Consortium of National Law Universities invites applications from eligible candidates; last date to apply is June 15

By   |  Published: 23rd May 2021  11:58 pmUpdated: 23rd May 2021  11:04 pm

Hyderabad: Students wanting to pursue law course can now gear up for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021. The Consortium of National Law Universities that conducts the CLAT has invited applications from the eligible candidates.

The CLAT is conducted for both UG and PG law courses offered by 22 National Law Universities across the country. Students who passed with 45 per cent marks (40 per cent for SC/ST categories) in Class XII or equivalent qualifying examination are eligible to apply for the UG programme in the CLAT 2021. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible to appear for the entrance test.

However, such candidates must produce evidence of their passing the qualifying exam at the time of the admissions, failing which they would be ineligible for admission to the course. There is no upper age limit for the UG programme.

The CLAT UG comprises 150 multiple choice questions of one mark each and there will be a negative marking of 0.25 mark for each wrong answer. Students will be tested in English language, current affairs including general knowledge, legal reasoning, logical reasoning, and quantitative techniques. The test is conducted for two hours.

The CLAT PG requires an LLB degree or equivalent exam with a minimum of 50 per cent (45 per cent for SC/ST categories). Candidates appearing in the qualifying exams are eligible to apply and there is no upper age limit for appearing for the test. The two-hour PG CLAT will have 100 multiple choice questions of one mark each and 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Apart from multiple-choice questions, the entrance test for PG law course consists of subjective questions i.e., two essay type questions each of 25 marks.

The registrations for the entrance test are under way on the website https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/ and the last date to apply is June 15. Given the Covid-19 second wave across the country, the Consortium which scheduled the CLAT on June 13 has recently postponed it. The Consortium will notice a fresh date of the examination in due course.

All about the test

  • CLAT is held for both UG and PG law courses offered by 22 law varsities
  • UG programme: Those who passed with 45% marks (40% for SC/ST) in Class XII can apply
  • Candidates appearing in qualifying exam also eligible to appear for entrance test
  • PG programme: Requires LLB degree or equivalent exam with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)
  • No upper age limit for appearing for the tests

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