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CLAT 2011 Exam Notification, Common Law Admission Test Details

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted by 11 National Law Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M). The 11 participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are:

  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU).
  • NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR).
  • National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU).
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS).
  • National Law University, Jodhpur(NLU).
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU).
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU).
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    Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU).

  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL).
  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU).
  • National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS).

As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the first CLAT Committee (consisting of Vice-Chancellors of the participating NLUs) decided that the test should be conducted by rotation in the order of their establishment. CLAT-2008 (NLSIU, Bangalore), CLAT-2009 (NALSAR, Hyderabad) and CLAT-2010 (NLIU, Bhopal) were conducted accordingly. CLAT 2011 is being conducted by The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS).

CLAT Eligibility:

To be eligible  to appear for CLAT-2011, a candidate should have passed his/her Higher Secondary School/Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability).~ Candidates who have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test.° Age of candidate should not be more than 20 years in case of General/OBC candidates (22 years in case of SC/ST and persons with Disability)~ as on 1st July, 2011.

*Offered by NUJS, NLU Jodhpur and GNLU.

**Bachelor in Political Science, offered by NLU Jodhpur.

^Offered by GNLU, a new course, BSL (Bachelor of Social Welfare and Policy is under consideration to be introduced).

° The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination at the time of his/her admission and be able to submit its proof.

~ Subject to State reservation at the University concerned.

Pattern of the CLAT Paper for entry to the Under-graduate Programme:

Total Marks 200
Total number of questions 200
Duration of examination Two Hours

Subject areas with weightage:
English including Comprehension 40 Marks
General Knowledge/ Current Affairs 50 Marks
Mathematics 20 Marks
Logical Reasoning 45 Marks
Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness 45 Marks

Important dates for CLAT – 2011:

  • Publication of advertisement in leading English/Hindi national daily Newspapers

    1st week of January, 2011
    Last week of February, 2011

  • Issue of application forms from all CLAT -2011 participating universities and specified branches of Indian Post Offices from – 11 January, 2011 (Tuesday)
  • Last Date for submission of filled-in entrance examination application forms – 2 April 2011 (Saturday)
  • Issue of Hall Tickets to the candidates from – 12 April, 2011 (Tuesday)
  • Date of Admissions test for UG/PG – 15 May 2011(Sunday) (3.00 P.M. – 5.00 P.M)
  • Publication of result – 28 May 2011 (Saturday)
  • Last date of acceptance and confirmation of interest in admission by depositing money in bank – To be notified later
  • Completion of admission process – 28 June, 2011 (Tuesday)
  • Commencement of classes – 1 July, 2011 (Friday)

For any further clarification and information regarding CLAT- 2011 please contact at the following address:

The Convenor,
Common Law Admission Test, CLAT-2011
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata,
Dr. Ambedkar Bhawan, 12 L.B. Block, Sector – III, Salt Lake City, 
Kolkata 700 098

Tele (033) 2335-0534/2335-7379/2335-0765
Fax (033) 2335-0511
Email: helpdesk@clat.ac.in
Website: www.clat.ac.in

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