Common law admission test or commonly known as CLAT is held every year by the Consortium of National Law University headed by NLSIU. This year to the entrance exam will be conducted on 22nd August as per the latest notification, originally the exam was scheduled for May this year but was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. The exam will be in an online mode at centres compliant with social distancing. The exam will last for 120 minutes in the English language. It comprises five different sections to test an individual’s aptitude and reasoning abilities. One should be very careful while attempting the question as it carries a negative marking scheme of 0.25 for every wrong answer.
Aspirants seeking admission to undergraduate courses in law by participating NLUs need to first fill an application form on the official website followed by documents uploading and applicable fee payment. The last date to fill the application form was 10th July.
The admission process for CLAT begins with completing an application form and further qualifying in the federal level exam. While filling up the application, the candidate has to fill the preference order for NLUs. UG and PG courses offered by the participating universities are accomplished through online centralised counselling by the CLAT Consortium office. The seat allotment list is released along with CLAT results.
Exam eligibility criteria are based solemnly on two factors educational qualification and age limit. Any candidate who has completed 12th standard or equivalent examination is eligible to perform in the entrance exam. Applicant reading in grade 10+2 (already appeared in the boards in same academic year) is also allowed to turn up for the entrance examination, the only condition, such candidates need to provide authentication of their passing at the time of admission. There is no upper age bar to appear in the entrance examination.
The list of exam centres will be listed alongside CLAT admit card where the national-level exam will be conducted.
CLAT result can be checked by logging in to registered account of the candidate on the official website. The individual can check their score and All India Rank in the result. Along with the CLAT result, the organization will also publish the College Allotment List, upon which the candidate needs to submit his counselling fees. A candidate must keep his application form number handy to check the result.
CLAT cut off
Every CLAT participating institute issues his cut off. It is an important step towards counselling and seat allotment process. CLAT Cut off is declared considering multiple factors like difficulty level, average score, seats available.
CLAT preparation tips
- Be well-familiar with the pattern of exam and CLAT syllabus
- Don’t just study hard, study smart
- Time is of the essence, schedule your day and keep enough for revision
- Practice sample papers and CLAT mock tests to grab a grip and get familiar with changed exam pattern
- Analyse your weak areas and work on it
- Clear your aim and don’t lose hope at anytime