Consortium of National Law Universities, has invited applications for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), the national level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered by 22 National Law Universities across the country.
The 5 year Integrated under graduate Honours Programmes offered at the different Universities include BA.LL.B (Hons); BSc.LL.B (Hons), B.Com.LL.B (Hons), BBA.LL.B (Hons) and BSW.LL.B (Hons). The Post Graduate Law programme offered is the one year LL.M.
All National Law Universities (NLUs) offer, B.A.LL.B (Hons) while only few offer the other UG Programmes.
NLUs: The National Law Universities coming under the purview of CLAT 2020 are the following. The UG courses offered by them other than BA.LL.B (if any) are given against the name of the University. LL.M is offered at all National Law Universities except those at Aurangabad and Haryana
(i)National Law School of India University, Bangalore (ii) The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (iii) NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (iv) National Law Institute University, Bhopal (v) National Law University, Jodhpur, Jodhpur- B.B.A LL.B.(Hons.) (vi) Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (vii) Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar- BCom/BBA/BSc/BSW LL.B. (Hons.) (viii) Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow (ix) Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (x) Chanakya National Law University, Patna- BBA LLB (Hons) (xi) National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (xii) National Law University Odisha, Cuttack- BBA LLB (Hons) (xiii) National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (xiv) National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (xv) Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (xvi)Tamil Nadu National Law School, Thiruchirappally: B.Com LLB (Hons) (vii) Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (xviii) Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (xix) Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla HP)- BBA LLB (Hons) (xx) Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (xi) MP Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (xxii)Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat, Haryana
Eligibility: There is no upper age limit for admission to the UG and PG Programmes.
For admission to the UG Programmes, applicant should have passed 10+2 or an equivalent examination with minimum of 45% marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories and 40% marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
For PG courses, applicant should have an LL.B Degree or an equivalent qualification with a minimum of 50% marks/equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 45% marks/equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
Those appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2020 are also eligible to apply for UG/PG Programmes. Their admission will be subject to production of evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.
Date & structure of CLAT: CLAT 2020 will be conducted on 10th May, 2020 in the offline mode.
CLAT UG of 2 hours duration will have 150 questions 1 mark each and will have questions from English Language; Current Affairs, including General Knowledge; Legal Reasoning; Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques. For each wrong answer, there will be a Negative Marking of 0.25 mark.CLAT PG of 2 hours duration carrying a maximum of 150 marks. It will have 100 Multiple-Choice Questions of one mark each. 0.25 Mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. There will also be Subjective Questions carrying 50 Marks with 2 essay type questions each of 25 Marks (800 words per essay) on the topics of law and contemporary issues. The questions will be from Constitutional Law and Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence. Only candidates who secure 40% (35% in case of SC, ST, and PWD) marks in the objective section will qualify for the evaluation of their answers in the descriptive section.
Application: Registrations for CLAT 2020 can be done at https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/ latest by 31st March, 2020.
Application Fee: The Application fee for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI applicants is Rs.4,000/- and that for SC/ST/BPL category candidates, Rs.3,500/-. The application fee can be paid online. Old questions papers can be obtained on payment of Rs.500/-.