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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
Online | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC - Rs.4000 | SC / ST - Rs.3500
Registration End Date

Q - What does CLAT mean?

A -

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.

Counselling Process

Selection Process and Counselling Process after CLAT
Selection Process and Counselling Process after CLAT
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted for admission to various law programmes offered by colleges across India. Selection Process: Allotment of seats through the centralized ...

How to Prepare

Around 23,000 students wrote CLAT in 2015 and 30,000 students  in 2016, the number is expected to grow substantially in coming years. In a sense, the competition in CLAT isn’t as high as most of the entrance examinations like in Engineering and Medical colleges. However, any student aiming for the best law schools in India should have a cstrategy in his/her mind right from the beginning of his/her preparation and should focus highly on practicing from diverse sources. Last but surely not the least, they should keep themselves updated of all current affairs happening around the the World all through his preparation journey.

The trick is to understand that not all subjects are equally important. An efficient preparation of English will also prepare you for Critical Reasoning (this section of CLAT paper was solely comprised of Critical Reasoning type questions), as well as Legal Reasoning, in addition to English. Also, preparation of Mathematics will also prepare you for Analytical Reasoning (Puzzles, coding-decoding etc) as skills require to master both these subjects are largely similar.  

The strategy should be to devote the maximum amount of time in mastering subjects with compound effect (i.e. Mathematics and English). Do lot of practice in GK as well. The inclusion of subjects like Static General Knowledge and Legal General Knowledge has generally been criticized, and it is a usual consensus that even more importance must be given to subjects like Logic and Legal Reasoning. Remember that 75 GK (along with Legal GK) questions are there and anyone having command over GK can not only score with ease but also with less time.

Another strategy for quickly improving scores is by solving as many Mocks as possible, and more importantly, giving enough time to yourself for analyzing these Mocks.  
Suggested Materials for Preparation for all sections

  • Logical Reasoning Quantitative Ability: Books from a reputed publisher by any good Author
  • GK and English: Pratiyogita Darpan and Competition Success Review.  
  • Reasoning: Books from Pearson or Arihant publications.

CLAT 2017 Question Paper Format

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

CLAT 2017 News and Updates

No Upper Age Limit for Law Courses, Clarifies Supreme Court
March 03, 2017 02:57 PM

The Supreme Court of India has issued an interim stay on BCI's decision to impose the age restriction on law courses. As of now, there is no age limit for the candidates who wish to seek admission to five-year LLB course and three-year LLB course. On March 1, 2017, the Bar Council of India ...Read more

CLAT 2017: Allahabad HC Lifts Age Bar for Aspirants
February 10, 2017 09:17 PM

The recent order of Allahabad High Court, on February 9, 2017, has come as a great relief for the 70 law aspirants, who appealed to the court to remove the age bar on Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017. Now, students more than 20 years of age can appear for the national level law entrance ...Read more

ICFAI Announces Admissions for Law Courses 2017
February 07, 2017 02:25 PM

ICFAI University of Law announces admissions for its five-year Integrated law programs of BBA-LL.B and BA-LL.B courses offered at Dehradun, Hyderabad and Jaipur campuses. Also Read: MH CET Law Dates Announced! Check the Exam Pattern & Eligibility Here! Eligibility Criteria for the ...Read more

National Law University in Himachal Pradesh to Launch New Courses
January 02, 2017 04:25 PM

National Law University or NLU located in Himachal Pradesh is planning to launch new courses by developing the infrastructure to meet the needs of newly introduced courses. The new courses which NLU planned to introduce are Ph.D. in Law, LLB (Corporate) and five-year law courses. The plan is to ...Read more

CLAT 2017 Registrations Open, Check Details Here!
January 02, 2017 01:13 PM

The registrations for Common Law Admission Test or CLAT 2017 have commenced. CLAT 2017 is a national level examination that is being carried out for the admission to law courses in 18 universities across the country which are accepting CLAT scores. As per official schedule, the examination is going ...Read more

CLAT Contact Details

Address Chanakya National Law University Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur, Patna-800001,Bihar, India
Phone no +91-612-2361114, +91-612-2361115
Type National
Mode Online