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).
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).
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 number of questions||200|
|Duration of examination||Two Hours|
Subject areas with weightage:
|English including Comprehension||40 Marks|
|General Knowledge/ Current Affairs||50 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:
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