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CLAT 2015, Common Law Admission Test 2015

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University

Sec- D1, LDA Colony, Kanpur Road Scheme

 Lucknow-226012 Uttar Pradesh, India

Phone: +91-522-24-25902/903

Fax: +91-522-2422841

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) provides the students the ease of filling up a single application form to get admission to any of the 16 participating law institutes' under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M). According to the MoU, the Common Law Admission Test would be conducted by each of the National Law Schools on rotation as per the criterion of seniority. 

The fourteen participating Law Schools for CLAT at present are:

1.     National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)

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

3.     National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)

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

5.     National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)

6.     Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)

7.     Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)

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

9.     Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL)

10.National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)

11.Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)

12.National Law University, Odisha (NLUO)

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

14.National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA)

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

16.The TamilNadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)


Educational Qualification for UG Programme:A candidate should have obtained Higher Secondary School/ Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC/ST candidates), as prescribed by the respective Statutes of the participating Universities Age for UG Programme: A candidate should be below 20 years of age as on 01st July 2015 (22 years in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disability candidates, as prescribed by the respective Statutes of the participating Universities

Educational Qualification for PG Programme: A candidate should have obtained an LL.B/a five year integrated LL.B/any other equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST candidates), as prescribed by the respective Statutes of the participating Universities

Age for PG Programme: The participating Universities have not prescribed any upper age limit for PG Programmes

Reservation for UG/PG Programme:As per the Statutes of respective participating Universities; details may be seen in the prospectus of the respective University appended herewith

Exam Pattern CLAT 2015

The CLAT-2015 Question Paper for UG courses shall multiple choice type questions as per the following scheme Maximum Marks: 200 Duration of CLAT-2015: 02:00 Hours Total Number of Questions: 200 Negative Marking: 0.25 Mark/wrong answer

Subject areas with weightage

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

The CLAT-2015 Question Paper for PG courses shall have the following pattern: Maximum Marks: 150 Duration of CLAT-2015: 02:00 Hours Long Essay Type Descriptive Questions: 100 Mark Multiple-Choice Questions: 50 Marks (50 questions of 1 mark each) Negative Marking: 0.25 Mark/wrong answer to MCQ The long essay type contains 4 questions and 25 marks each pertaining to subject areas such as constitutional Law and Jurisprudence The Multiple-Choice Questions covers all subjects except Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence prescribed by BCI for Under-Graduate Courses

How to Apply

The CLAT 2015 is being conducted by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National University, Lucknow (Website)

Application Form and Information Brochure for CLAT 2015

The CLAT 2015 Online Application Form will be accessible on the CLAT website between 01st January 2015 to 31st March 2015 along-with the Information Brochure No hard copy of the Application Form and Information Brochure will be sold

CLAT 2015 Information Brochure (not the application form) will also be accessible from the respective website of all the participating NLU(s)

Application Fee

The candidates has to pay the application fee for general OBC/PWD and other category candidates Rs. 4000/- while submitting the Application Form of CLAT-2015 The fee is Rs. 3500/- in case of the SC/ST category candidates

The candidates will have to bear the bank transaction costs for remitting the fee online while submitting the application form

The above application fee includes cost of online application form and e-brochure Previous year e-Question Papers of CLAT shall be available on the payment of Rs. 250/- only; for this the mode of payment is Online only.

Mode of Application

There is only one mode of application i.e. online which can be accessed by a candidate after registering himself/herself on the CLAT website by creating a login account

The Online Application Form can be submitted only between 01st January 2015 to 31st March 2015 (11.59 PM)

The submitted Online Application Form in PDF format and other details will be available and accessible in the Login Account of the candidate; no copies of the filled in Online Application Form or uploaded certificates/documents need to be sent to the CLAT Office separately

The Hall-Ticket/Admit Card may be accessed / downloaded by the candidate in the personal LOGIN ACCOUNT; the candidate is required to take the printout of the Admit Card to the Exam Hall

Incomplete application or application in any mode other than online or application after the last date and time shall not be considered. It shall be the obligation of the candidate to fill the Online Application Form in a timely manner and the Organizing University, i.e. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow -226012 (UP) shall not be responsible in anyway

Test City

CLAT Testing Venues in the following 42

Cities Agra Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gantok, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greate Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Haldwani, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kurushetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Noida, Patiala, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shilong, Shimla, Srinagar, Tiruchirappali, Varanasi, Vijayawada & Visakhapatnam

Important Dates

Date of Issue of First Admission Notification: 25th December, 2014 (Thursday) Starting date for Submission of Online Application Form: 01st January 2015 (Thursday)

Last date for Submission of filled-in Online Application Form: 31st March 2015 (Tuesday), by 11.59 PM

Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets From: 15th April 2015 (Wednesday)

Date of CLAT-2015 Online Exam:10th May 2015 (Sunday) between 03.00 p.m. to 05.00 p.m.


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