CLAT 2011 Exam Notification, Common Law Admission Test Details

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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

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