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 )
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
Subject to State reservation at the
Pattern of the CLAT Paper for entry
to the Under-graduate Programme.