CLAT 2016 Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

CLAT 2016 Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab is going to conduct CLAT 2016. This examination is national level entrance examination for the admission of UG, PG and integrated law programs. The duration of the test is 2 hours and there will be MCQ type questions about Mathematics, GK, English and Legal & Logical Reasoning. The candidates should have qualified higher secondary examination to apply for CLAT for UG & integrated programs and for PG the minimum qualification is UG in Law.

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Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2016

For UG- The applicant should have cleared the pattern of higher secondary or its equivalent examination (appearing candidates can also apply) from the government recognized board scoring minimum 45% (40% for SC/ST) as prescribed by the participating university.

For PG- The applicant should have cleared the LLB or 5 year integrated LLB degree or its equivalent degree scoring minimum 55% marks (50% for SC/ST) from a recognized university as per prescribed by the participating university.

Age Limitation-The applicant should have aged below 20 years as on 1st July 2016 (22 years for SC/ST/Disable) as prescribed by the respective statutes of the participating universities. There is no upper age limitation for PG programs.

Other eligibility criteria- The candidates have to be an Indian or NRI sonly. The applicants clearing the qualifying examination with supplementary or compartment are also eligible but they need to submit the proof of qualifying examination with prescribed or as applicable. The foreign national applicants can contact the university directly who participating in CLAT for admission provision of a foreign national candidate.

List of all National Law Universities

The CLAT is scheduled by 16 National Law Universities in India. The total number of seats by all National Level Universities is almost 1100. CLAT is scheduled by the preceding universities as per their joining in CLAT format.

Institution Name Location CLAT joining
Tamil Nadu National Law School Srirangam 2015
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University Visakhapatanam 2014
National Law University & Judicial Academy Guwahati 2012
National Law University Cuttack 2012
National University of study & research law Ranchi 2012
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala 2009
National University of Advanced legal studies Kochi 2009
Chanakya National Law University Patna 2009
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University Lucknow 2009
Gujarat National Law University Gandhi Nagar 2008
Hidayatullah National Law University Raipur 2008
National Law University Jodhpur 2008
National Law Institute University Bhopal 2008
The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences Kolkata 2008
Nalsar University of Law Hyderabad 2008
National Law School of India University Bangalore 2008

Courses offered by National Law Universities

The 16 NLUs offer below mentioned courses to the candidates who have cleared CLAT. Admission to LLM course is only for the candidates who have cleared LLB.

  • Sc LLB (Hons)
  • A LLB (Hons)
  • S.W LLB (Hons)
  • Com LLB (Hons)
  • LLM

Important Dates

Starting date of submission of online application 1st January 2016
Last date to submit online application form 31st March 2016
Accessibility of admit cards 15th April 2016
Examination date of CLAT 2016 8th May 2016

For CLAT 2016 Official Notification, access the given link

Application Procedure for CLAT

The candidates have to apply online for CLAT 2016. The application fee if Rs. 4000/- for general candidates and Rs. 3500/- for reserved candidates. The candidates can pay application fee on CLAT website through debit card/ credit card/ net banking.

For UG and PG courses the candidates need to apply through official website. Once the results have been declared, the counselling will be takes place afterwards. The institutions and seats will be allotted as per the performance of candidates in CLAT 2016 and according to the availability of seats in desired university.

CLAT 2016 Examination Pattern

For UG Courses

The duration of the examination will be 2 hours and there will be MCQ type questions. Each question contains 1 mark. There will be penalty of 25% marks for each wrong answer. The question paper will consists questions based on following areas:

  • Reasoning (40 questions)
  • English & Comprehension (40 questions)
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs (50 questions)
  • Legal Aptitude (50 questions)
  • Elementary Mathematics (20 questions)

For PG Courses

There will be 150 MCQ type questions with 2 hours duration and total marks containing 150. Each correct answer contains 1 marks and there will be 25% penalty for each wrong answer. The question paper will consists questions based on following areas-

  • Jurisprudence (50 questions)
  • Constitutional Law (50 questions)
  • Other Law Subjects (50 questions)

5 thoughts on “CLAT 2016 Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

  1. The information provided is incorrect as CLAT-2016 is going to be conducted by RGNUL and the tentative schedule is yet to be released.

  2. meenakshi ambakkat says:

    continuous education for a veteran may be considered. eligibility criteria for appearing CLAT 2016 may be reconsiderred since the degree in LAW was passed in 1987. i would like to study for LLM at NUALS . aqcuired only 42% agreegate in LAW. pl. consider

  3. currently studing in class 12 and also want to prepare for clat 2017

  4. Upasana Mund says:

    My d.o.b is 19-04-1997
    Am I eligible for AILET N CLAT as per age criteria plz anyone make me clear about this age limit cuz the information is varying from website to website

  5. shashank meena says:

    sir clat ke form kb bhare honge mujhe bhi LLb karna hai pls eske bare me koi jankari batao…

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