What is CLAT?
CLAT is a Common Law Admission Test conducted to offer admissions for 21 different National Law Universities across India. It is a national level exam conducted every year for both BA LLB and LLM programs. Candidates clearing this CLAT Consortium Exam will be eligible for receiving admissions to their desired college. If you are aspiring to get admission in the top LAW College, then it is important to be well prepared for the exam and crack it. With proper and dedicated preparation, it is easier to crack the CLAT Exam in one attempt.
Until 2018, the CLAT Exam was conducted by NLUs of the CLAT Consortium on a rotational basis. But, from 2019 it is being conducted by a permanent body formed by the Universities i.e., The CLAT Consortium of NLUs. The headquarters of Consortium is located at NLSIU Bangalore
CLAT Eligibility Criteria
Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be able to fill the form. In case if any candidate who fails to satisfy the eligibility criteria, their form will result in cancellation.
Eligibility for UG Program
The CLAT UG is the entrance examination for Undergraduate Courses i..e, Bachelor of Legislative Law. Here is the eligibility that one must satisfy to apply for the 5 years BA/BBA/B.Sc/B.SL LLB program:
- There will be no upper age limit for CLAT UG 2020 i.e, candidates belonging to any age group can apply.
- In regards to the minimum percentage of marks in the 10+2 or Equivalent examination, candidates must have secured: Forty-five per cent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories; Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
- Candidates who are appearing for 12th examination in March/April are also eligible to appear in CLAT examination. However, they shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.
Eligibility for PG Program
The CLAT PG exam is conducted for candidates aspiring to secure admission for Post Graduation courses i.e., Master of Law in top Law Universities. Here is the list of eligibility criteria to be followed by candidates for the CLAT PG Exam 2020.
- There is no application of upper age limit for the PG Program
- The students must have a minimum percentage in the L.L.B Program (or any other exam of equal level) which is the qualifying exam in order to sit in the PG Course
- The candidates who belong to the Unreserved category and OBC category must have acquired 55% as minimum marks in the Bachelor’s Degree and other categories (SC/ST) are compulsory to get at least 50% marks
- It is important that the aspirant must have cleared their final semester or final year of the qualifying paper on the admission date
CLAT Application Form: How to Apply
Follow the steps below to fill the form correctly. The entire application process for CLAT Exam is conducted in online mode. There are four stages involved in filling the CLAT Application Form. Go through the detailed instructions and fill the form accordingly.
Step 1: Online Registration
In order to fill the form, you must register to the official portal. For registration follow the below steps carefully
- Visit the Official website
- On the homepage, click on the link “Click Here”
- In the new login page, click on “Register” button under the login
- Enter all the details like name, email id, phone number, and password
- After entering all the details correctly, click on Activate
- Enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number
- Now your account will be activated.
Step 2: Filling of Application Form
After you are done with registration, log in to the account using the login credentials. Follow the steps below to fill the form
- After logging in, select any one of the option “UG” or “PG”
- Now fill all your details like personal details, educational details, communication details, category details, and exam centre
- After checking if all details all entered correctly, click on the “Submit” button
Step 3: Uploading of Document
After filling the form, you need to upload certain scanned documents in the specified format. You need to upload documents like Passport side photo, signature, State of Domicile certificate, Caste Certificate.
- The passport size photograph should be uploaded with size between 20KB-50KB in JPG/JPEG format
- The signature must be done on a white background and scanned. The image should be in size between 10KB-20Kb in JPG/JPEG format
- The certificates should not exceed 2MB and should be in PDF format only
Step 4: Payment of Application Fee
After filling the form, candidates must pay an Application Fee. Payment can be done in both online or offline mode.
- Candidates belonging to General and OBC must pay Rs 4000 while candidates from SC/ST must pay Rs 3500 as application fee.
- If paying through online mode then use Debit/ Credit Card/Net Banking.
- In case if you are willing to pay through offline mode then you need to generate an online challan and go for offline payment.
- Take a printout of the challan and fill the challan
- Make the payment in the Bank
Knowing the detailed CLAT Syllabus will help candidates to be aware of which topics to be studied. The below table explains the important topics from each section of the Exam. Find the separate syllabus for UG and PG below.
CLAT UG Syllabus
As per the CLAT Notification, there are certain changes introduced this year. The level of the syllabus for each section will be as follows
- English language – Class 12th level
- Current affairs including General Knowledge – Basic level
- Legal Reasoning – Basic level
- Logical Reasoning – Basic level
- Quantitative Techniques – Class 10th level
Under each of these sections, there will be only comprehension based questions.
|English||Reasoning||Legal Aptitude||Quantitative Ability||General Knowledge|
|Idioms||Analogy||International Law||Profit & Loss||General Science|
|Synonyms||Coding-Decoding||Criminal Law||Interest||Static GK|
|Fill ups||Classification||Legal Maxims||Number system||Current Affairs|
|Antonyms||Number Test Series||Legal Terms||Surds & Indices||Economics|
|Phrases||Assumptions||Family Law||Ratio & Proportion||Art & Culture|
|Cloze Test||Arguments||Contracts||Percentage||Famous People|
|Spotting Error||Conclusions||Legal Propositions||HCF & LCM||Books & Authors|
|Comprehension||Blood Relations||Indian Constitution||Interest||Technology|