CLAT Full Form

CLAT is known as the Common law Admission Test. 

What is CLAT?

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level selection test for admissions to candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 22 NLUs and different colleges/ universities accepting test scores. Till 2018, the test was directed by NLUs on a rotational premise. Nonetheless, from 2019 onwards it is being directed by a changeless body shaped by the colleges, for example, The Consortium of NLUs. The consortium has its headquarter at NLSIU Bangalore and involves: 

  • An Executive Committee 

  • The CLAT Convenor of the present year (DNLU Jabalpur for CLAT 2020) 

  • The CLAT Convenor of the next year 

  • Two co-selected Vice-Chancellors of NLU

Eligibility Criteria:

To Appear for CLAT test, applicants need to attain the qualification models as under 

CLAT Eligibility for five-year Integrated courses: 

  • Applicants who have finished 10+2 or equal exams for national or state board of education. 

  • You should get a minimum 45% marks if you belong to General/ Other Backward Class (OBC)/ Specially-abled categories and 40% marks if you belong to Scheduled Class (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories. 

  • There is no age cutoff to apply CLAT 2020 as the Bar Council of India (BCI) has dismissed the upper or lower age limit standards for admissions to law courses.

What is the Procedure of CLAT:

Candidates looking for admissions to NLUs or graduate schools approving CLAT scores need to follow the procedure as under: 

Stage 1: Online application - For registration, the candidate needs to fill the form as specified for mandatory fields. After completing the registration process, the candidate needs to login to access with user id and password. While filling the application form, important fields (like personal details, address, education, nationality, gender and course applied for) should have been filled properly with correct details. 

Stage 2: Issuing of admit card - The candidate, who has thoroughly filled and presented the application type of CLAT, will be given admit card to appear for the examination. Admit card issuance is a reference to identify exam centre, area of conducting of examination, roll no. etc.

Stage 3: Appearing for the test - Candidate should attend the exam on time at the given exam centre. It's mandatory to carry your admit card along with ID proof.

Stage 4: Declaration of result- The final result of selected candidates of CLAT announced on the official website.

Stage 5: Admission process - The admission process of CLAT begins with an online method with temporary seat allotment in terms of merit list candidates. Therefore, candidates have to block their seat within the given time period and do further admission process. 

Brief of CLAT Courses:

The National Law Universities (NLUs) in India (except NLU Delhi) and other top law schools offer admissions to five-year coordinated LLB courses, just as LLM seminars based on CLAT scores. 

The courses offered are: 

  • BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts LLB) 

  • BSc LLB (Bachelor of Science LLB) 

  • BCom LLB (Bachelor of Commerce LLB) 

  • BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration LLB) 

  • BSW LLB (Bachelor of Social Work LLB) 

  • LLM (Master of Laws)

Colleges List for CLAT Admission:

CLAT is led for admissions to 22 NLUs and in excess of 50 private law universities in India. Here are some listed colleges involving in CLAT scores :

  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore

  • National Law University, Jodhpur

  • National Law Institute University, Bhopal

  • Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

  • Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

Significance of CLAT: 

The CLAT exam has its own importance. For aspiring candidates, it is an amazing platform to achieve their future goals. In this tough competition scenario, everyone wants to get into a good profile. For this, they need to do a lot of hard work and bag a good profile in society. CLAT examination candidates (with a number of 50000 to 70000 approx.) are taking part in it to obtain a good place in NLU. Post clearing, you can get good colleges to pursue law education which leads candidates to good firms at good positions. 

Preparation for CLAT :

It is essential to become familiar with some planning tips and procedures that have constantly demonstrated to help. 

Following are the Steps to:

  • English Part: when preparing for CLAT English should be good enough in terms of reading, grammar and vocabulary. They play a vital role in preparation as the first step.  

  • General Knowledge Part: For making GK strong, try to watch the news daily or reading the newspaper would be much help. Hence you need to be updated with the current scenarios, especially those where constitutional laws are involved.  

  • Maths Section: Selecting NCERT books from std. 7th to 10th would be a great help by solving optional questions and mock tests as well. 

  • Reasoning Part: Making reasoning strong is also an important section in preparation of CLAT. It includes some reasoning based questions such as-

  1. Blood relation

  2. Critical reasoning 

  3. Number series

  4. Assumption- conclusion 

It would be much better if you can refer to some good notes by experts. All this will help you to understand and give more clarity in clearing the exam in a better way to attain good rank among thousands of participants. 

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is the Full Form of CLAT? 

Ans: CLAT is known as Common Law Admission Test. 

2. What is the Age Limit to Fulfil the CLAT Exam? 

Ans: No, there is no upper age limit or a lower age limit appear for the CLAT test.

3. Who Directs the CLAT Exam? 

Ans: The law selection test is led by the CLAT convenor along with different individuals from the Consortium of NLUs. 

4. What is the Importance of Mock Tests for CLAT Preparation?

Ans: It helps (mock test) candidates in giving confidence in clearing the main exam. Practising daily makes an improvement in accuracy and time management.