The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admissions to candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 22 NLUs and other colleges/ universities accepting exam scores.
Till 2018, the exam was conducted by NLUs on a rotational basis. However, from 2019 onwards it is being conducted by a permanent body formed by the universities, i.e. The Consortium of NLUs.
CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2021
To appear for CLAT exam, candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria as under five-year Integrated courses:
- Candidates who have completed 10+2 or equivalent examinations for national or state board of education.
- They should have obtained minimum 45% marks if belonging to General/ Other Backward Class (OBC) / Specially-abled categories and 40% marks if belonging to Scheduled Class (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories.
- There is no age limit to apply CLAT 2020 as the Bar Council of India (BCI) has removed the upper or lower age limit criteria for admissions to law courses.
CLAT 2021 Highlights
||Common Law Admission Test
||Once a year
Candidates seeking admissions to NLUs or law schools accepting CLAT scores have to follow the process as under:
Online application – The CLAT consortium opens the application window in online mode on the official website. Candidates seeking admissions through CLAT exam have to apply before the last date of application after completing each step including, registration, filling up the form, uploading documents and fee payment.
Fee: Rs 4000/-
Admission Open for 2023-24
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