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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) UG (CLAT UG - 2016)

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CLAT UG FAQ

Q - Can a student apply to any other Law School / University using CLAT Score?

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Yes, students can also apply to a number of other colleges using the CLAT score. Some of the top Law Schools /

  • Universities which accept CLAT Scores are listed below.
  • Institute of Law, Nirma University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
  • School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

How to Prepare

Preparation Strategy
Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.
Concept clarity rather than rote learning
It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.
Prepare Notes
It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.
Revision of Class XI and XII concepts
Make sure that you revise your concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so the syllabus from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.
Seek guidance
It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.
Sample Papers
Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.
Mock tests
The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.  
Time management
Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.
Negative marking
Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.

CLAT UG 2016 Question Paper Format

questions 200
of Questions
duration 2.0 Hr
Durations
online Online
Exam Type
marks 200
Total Marks
marks 1.0 Mark
Correct Question Mark
marks 0.25 Mark
Negative Marking

CLAT UG 2016 News and Updates

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February 09, 2017 10:00 AM

New Delhi-based Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) invites applications from the eligible candidates for its MBA courses approved by the AICTE and recognised by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) fo the next academic session. The institute offer specialisations in the study ...Read more

2,594 Lucknow Students Appear for CLAT
May 09, 2016 12:41 PM

Nearly 2,594 students in the city appeared for the Common Law Admission Test on May 8. Convenor of the examination and Vice- Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala, Paramjit Jaswal said that the examinations passed off peacefully. In Lucknow, 2,711 candidates were slated to ...Read more

CNLU students bring glory at moot court competitions
April 08, 2016 11:40 PM

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) students have brought glories to their alma mater Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) by winning a lot of prizes in the moot court & quiz competitions that was being organized by the different institutions of the country during the last ten ...Read more

NLU - Bhopal wins P.A Inamdar Moot court competition at CNLU, Patna
April 05, 2016 04:49 PM

The first P.A Inamdar Moot court competition organized at the Chanakya National Law University – Patna was won by the NUL – Bhopal. The National University of Law team comprised of Christina Shaju, Krati Hashwani and Sivani Swami. The runners up of the competition were from the KIIT ...Read more

 P.A. Inamdar International Moot Court Competition at CNLU
April 04, 2016 03:56 PM

The 1st P.A.Inamdar International Moot Court Competition was organized by Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) - Patna in collaboration with the MCE Society’s AKK New Law Academy, Pune. The competition witnessed an enthusiastic participation from thirty-three esteemed law universities ...Read more

CLAT UG 2016

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body created under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country. An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each University for admission to their Under-Graduate (UG) programme, as per the eligibility, reservation and other criteria laid down under the respective statutes of the participating Universities.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India common entrance examination, conducted on rotational basis by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their UG programme (LL.B.).

 

CLAT UG 2016 Conducting Body

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India common entrance examination, conducted by Chanakya National Law University, Patna. CNLU was established under the Chanakya National Law University Act, 2006 (Bihar Act No. 24 of 2006) and included in section 2(f) & 12(B) of the U.G.C. Act, 1956. On August 15th, 2006 came into being Chanakya National Law University at Patna under the able guidance of its Vice - Chancellor/Pro - Chancellor, Prof. Dr. A. Lakshminath, former Dean and Registrar, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. The construction work of the university spread on 18 acres of land at Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur near Mithapur Bus stand, Jakkanpur Police Station, Patna.

CLAT UG Contact Details

Address Chanakya National Law University Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur, Patna-800001,Bihar, India
Phone no +91-612-2361114, +91-612-2361115
Website http://clat.ac.in/
Type National
Mode Online

CLAT UG FAQ

1) What does CLAT mean?

CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test. It is an entrance exam conducted all over India for admission into various law courses in participating law schools.

2) When is CLAT held every year?

CLAT is held on the second Sunday of May every year.

3) Should I send the print outs of the Application Form to the CLAT office (Chanakya National Law University) by post?

NO, the applicant is not required to send the hard copy of the print out of his/her application to the CLAT office.
However, it is strongly advised that the applicant keeps a hard copy of his /her application for his/her own record and future communication with the CLAT Office, if required.

4) I have filled-up the Application Form successfully but now, can I change/correct the details as entered in the Application form?

NO CHANGE can be made after the Final Submission of the Application Form. However, if the time is still left for filling up the Online- Application Form, the applicant has to fill a Fresh/New Application Form along with the prescribed fee. In such case the new ID will be generated by the system and the fee paid for the previously filled Application form will not be refunded. Make Note that the last application form shall be treated as Final.

5) Can I upload the passport photograph and digital copy of my signature shot with mobile phone camera?

The photograph and digital copy of signature may be shot with mobile phone camera, but the size of photograph and digital signature is required in prescribed/specific size/format.

6) How will I receive my admit card?

The eligible candidate has to download his/her Admit Card from the CLAT website from 20th April, 2017 onwards. Please Note that the Admit Card will not be sent via e-mail or by post or by any other means to the candidate. They must carry proof of their identity (issued by GOI or state government) such as identity card, Aadhar Card, voter identity card, driving license, and passport etc. to the venue of the examination.

7) If I received Blank/Zero Registration Number after submission of Application Form then what I should do?

It means that the Application Form has not been submitted successfully and you are required to apply a fresh.

8) What details should I retain after completion of successful submission of my Application Form?

The candidate must retain the:

  • Hard copy of the Filled-in form.
  • Fee receipt Detail.
  • Auto-generated ID and Password.

9) Can a candidate apply for CLAT offline?

NO, a candidate can only apply through the On-line mode.

10) How will I recover my lost password through which I had registered myself and had submitted online Application for CLAT?

You are required to click on the ‘forgot password’ button and follow the directions to ‘recover/reset your password’.

11) How will I recover my login ID?

Please note that your e-mail ID is your login ID.

12) What is the procedure to make the payment online?

The candidate will be able to make the payment using his/her Net-Banking Account/Debit /Credit Cards or other Payment options available on the payment gateway of the CLAT online application form. The charges may vary depending on the payment option. 

13) Is there any special arrangement for Specially Abled Persons [SAP]?

Yes. The candidate can opt for either to arrange his/her own SCRIBE or to make request to the CLAT Office to provide the SCRIBE for the candidate. In case of first option the candidates has to download the SCRIBE declaration form which is available on CLAT Website at the time of filling-in application form.

14) Which kind of disable persons can take admission through CLAT ?

A candidate will have to produce disability certificate from competent authority in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Definition of disability for the purpose of admission shall be in accordance with Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. Disability in the act is defined to include: Blindness, low vision, leprosy cured, hearing impairment, loco-motor disability, mental retardation or illness.

15) Is there any provision of extra time for the Persons with Disabilities appearing in CLAT ?

Yes, Candidates with disabilities appearing in the CLAT shall be entitled to a compensatory time of 40 minutes.

16) Am I eligible for CLAT?

To be eligible for taking Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), a candidate should have passed Higher Secondary School / Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination. The minimum required percentage is:
General Candidates: 50% marks in aggregate
SC/ST/ OBC* and Persons with Disability*: 45%.

17) Is it possible to alter the sequence of answering the sections?

No. Sections are taken in the order that they appear in the test book. Candidates are allowed to work only on the section being timed by the invigilators, at any given point of time. Candidates are not permitted to go back to an earlier section or go forward to a later section, even if they finish before the section time is called.

18) In case a candidate completes answering and reviewing a section before the allotted section time completion, can he go to the previous or next section(s) to complete?

No, in CLAT—India, candidates are not allowed to work on any section other than the one being timed by the invigilators. In case a candidate completes answering and reviewing a section before the allotted section time gets over, he/she is not allowed to attempt any other section — previous or next. The balance time cannot be used on any other section.

19) What is the age wise eligibility to appear for CLAT?

Candidate should be below 20 years of age as on 1st July 2016 (22 years in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disability (PWD) candidates).

20) Will I get sheets/papers for rough work/calculations etc.?

Yes, Examination Centre will provide. But no electronic devices are allowed in Examination Hall/Room.

21) How can I get previous years question papers?

The Previous year’s Question Papers can be downloaded from CLAT  website on the payment of Rs. 400/-through online mode only(which is not included in the CLAT-2017 fee of Rs.4,000/-). No hard copy will be provided by the CLAT office.

22) What is the syllabus of CLAT ?

CLAT syllabus includes important topics from each of the offered five sections– English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning.

23) Can a student apply to any other Law School / University using CLAT Score?

Yes, students can also apply to a number of other colleges using the CLAT score. Some of the top Law Schools /

  • Universities which accept CLAT Scores are listed below.
  • Institute of Law, Nirma University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
  • School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

24) Is there any minimum cut-off score in CLAT Exam prescribed for admission?

NO. There is no minimum cut-off score prescribed. Candidature of every candidate shall be considered in their respective category, in order of merit.

25) Which are the Law Colleges one can apply through CLAT?

Through CLAT, students can apply to the following 15 National Law Universities:

  • National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
  • NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad
  • The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata
  • National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
  • Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
  • Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala
  • Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
  • The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
  • National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
  • National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
  • National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam, Guwahati
  • Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.

26) What is the procedure of allotment of Law Universities for admission?

During the online submission of application form, the candidates will be required to fill up all the 18 available choices of National Law Universities for the UG/PG course in order of their preferences. Seats shall be allotted on merit-cum-choice basis.

27) Can the candidate change his/her choices of National Law Universities subsequently?

NO, Choice once indicated and submitted shall be treated as final. However, in case of submitting multiple application forms the last submitted form will be treated as final.

28) Is there any seat available for NRI/NRI sponsored /Foreign National candidates?

Yes. In some of the participating Law Universities seats are available for NRIs/NRI sponsored/Foreign National. Candidates are advised to refer to CLAT website for e-brochure and to visit the website of the respective NLUs.

29) Is there any provision of Transfer of a student from one participating university to another participating university subsequent to their admission through CLAT ?

NO, CLAT Rules do not provide for such transfers. Up-gradation to the University of Higher Choice is done only by the CLAT office during the admission process.

30) What is the Counselling fee?

Counselling fee is the payment (Rs.50, 000/-) made to the CLAT office by a candidate to show his/her seriousness/commitment in taking admission in any of the participating NLU(s). Counselling fee is not a separate fee, it is the adjustable advance paid to the CLAT office which subsequently gets adjusted at the time of admission from the fee payable to the respective University by a candidate.

31) Can I get my counselling fee refunded in case I don’t want to take admission?

lease Note that:-

  • There shall be no refund of counselling fee after the last date of withdrawal from admission process i.e., 21st June, 2017.
  • The counselling fee of those candidates who withdraw up to 21st June, 2017, will be refunded after deducting Rs.10,000/-.

32) 3Is there any reservation available on domicile basis in any of the Law Universities?

YES. Some of the participating Law Universities have provision of domicile based reservations for which the candidates are advised to refer to the respective NLUs Brochure available on their website and also on CLAT website.

33) Is there any reservation of seats in CLAT-2017for the women candidates?

YES. Some of the participating universities provide horizontal reservation for the female candidates. Candidates are advised to refer to the respective NLU’s Brochure available on CLAT website in this regard.

34) Do the CLAT participating universities have the common rules of reservation?

  • NO. The CLAT participating universities are governed by their respective State Acts and follow the reservation policies/rules prescribed by their Acts/State Governments. The candidates are advised to look into the detailed information of the respective NLUs Brochure available on CLAT website to know about the University wise specific reservations.
  • Participating National Law Universities reserve the right to change the total number of seats and break-up of seats as per their policy before the final allotment. Reservation policy is subject to change as decided by the concerned State Government from time to time.

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