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CLAT 2012

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entance examination conducted by 11 National Law Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M). CLAT was conceptualized and implemented pursuant to a case field at the Supreme Court of India highlighting the hardships of student who would have to appear for several separate entrance examinations. Prior to the case being decided. the Ministry of Human Resource Development brokered a settlement between the various law schools to conduct a common, all India entrance examination which was labeled as CLAT.

As per the Memorandum of understanding (MOU), the first CLAT Committee (consisting of Vice-Chancellors of the participating NLU's) decided that the test should be conducted by rotation in the order of their establishment. CLAT-2008 (NLSIU, Bangalore), CLAT-2009 (NALSAR, Hyderabad), and CLAT-2010 (NLIU, Bhopal), and CLAT-2011 (WBNUJS) were conducted accordingly. CLAT 2012 being conducted by National Law University, Jodhpur (NLU Jodhpur) .

THE UNDER-GRADUATE PROGRAMME OFFERED BY THE NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITIES (5 year integrated BA/B.Sc./B. Psc/ BBA/ B.Com LL.B (Hons) Degree Course )

Eligibility

To be eligible to appear for CLAT-2012, a candidate should have passed his/her Higher Secondary School/Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability).~ Candidates who have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test.° Age of candidate should not be more than 20 years in case of General/OBC candidates (22 years in case of SC/ST and persons with Disability)~ as on 1st July 2012.

Offered by NUJS, NLU Jodhpur and GNLU.

Bachelor in Political Science, offered by NLU Jodhpur.

Offered by GNLU, a new course, BSL (Bachelor of Social Welfare and Policy is under consideration to be introduced).

The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination at the time of his/her admission and be able to submit its proof.

Subject to State reservation at the University concerned.

Pattern of the CLAT Paper for entry to the Under-graduate Programme.

Total Marks 200
Total number of questions 200
Duration of examination  Two Hours

Subject areas with weightage.

English inculding Comprehension 40 Marks
General Knowledge/Current Affairs 50 Marks
Mathematics 20 Marks
Logical Reasoning 45 Marks
Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness 45 Marks

THE POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMME OFFERED IN THE NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITIES

Two Year LL.M Degree Course

Important Note: CNLU, Patna does NOT offer this course

Eligibility

To be eligible for appearing in CLAT-2012 a candiate should have abtained a L.L.B/B.L. Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability).

Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying degree examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test.

Subject to state reservation at the University concerned.

The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination at the time of his/her admission and be able to submit its proof.

Pattern of the CLAT Paper for Entry in the Post-graduate Programme.
Total Marks 200
Duration of examination Two Hours
Subjects areas Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory
 
Total Number of questions
 
 
Objective Type 100 questions of one mark each
Eassy 2 questions of 50 marks each
 

Important information about CLAT 2012

 
Date of Examination 13-05-2012
Sale of CLAT Information Bulletin containing Application Form 02-01-2012
Last Date for submission of filled-in entrance examination
application forms
31-03-2012
Issue of Hall Tickets to the candidates from 14-04-2012
Declaration of Results ( FINAL EXAMINATION ) 28-05-2012
Completion of admission process 30-06-2012
Commencement of classes 02-07-2012
Website www.clat.ac.in
Address The Convenor, Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - 2012, National Law University, Jodhpur NH-65, Nagour Road, Mandore Jodhpur 342 304 (Rajasthan)
 
Click here to download CLAT 2012 prospectus
 

The 11 participating NLUs in CLAT in the order of their establishment are.

 
National Law School of India University, (NLSIU Bangalore).
 
NALSAR University of Law, (NALSAR Hyderabad).
 
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).
 
Chanakya National Law University, (CNLU Patna).
 
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, (RGNUL Patiala).
 
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, (NUALS Kochi).
 
 
 

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