Introduction

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by the fourteen National Law Universities (NLU) for admission to their Under graduate and Post graduate programmes (BA LL.B & LL.M).

Programmes


BA LL.B & LL.M

Eligibility

CLAT 2014 UG Eligibility Criteria:

  • To be eligible to appear in CLAT 2014, a candidate should have obtained a Senior Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC and ST candidates) and should be below 20 years of age as on 1st July 2014 (22 years in case of SC and ST candidates). Candidates who are appearing or have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test. However, such candidates are required to have passed the qualifying examination at the time of their admission and must be able to submit proofs in support of their claims. (Subject to State reservation at the University concerned.)

CLAT 2014 PG Eligibility Criteria:

  • To be eligible for appearing in CLAT 2014, a candidate should have obtained a LL. B/B. L. Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC and  ST candidates).* The candidates who have passed the qualifying degree examination through supplementary/ compartment and repeat attempts are also eligible for appearing in the test and taking admission provided that such candidates will have to produce the proof of having passed the qualifying examination with fifty-five/fifty percent marks, as the case may be, on the date of their admission or within the time allowed by the respective universities.

Examination

Pattern of CLAT 2014 UG paper:

·  Duration of the examination – 2 hours
·  Total number of MCQ of one mark each – 200
·  Total marks for CLAT 2014 UG – 200
·  There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 marks will be deducted for each of the wrong answers to multiple choice questions.
·  In the event of equal marks scored by two or more candidates in the CLAT 2014, the tie will be broken by the following procedure and order:
o  Higher marks in the section of Legal aptitude.
o  Higher age
o  Computerized draw of lots.

S. No
 Subject Areas
  Weightage
  1
English including comprehension
  40
  2
General knowledge/ Current Affairs
  50
  3
Elementary Math ( Numerical Ability)
  20
  4
Legal aptitude
  50
  5
Logical reasoning
  40
 

Pattern of CLAT 2014 PG paper:

Total marks

               150

Duration of the exam

 2 hours

Long essay type descriptive questions (covering Constitutional law & jurisprudence)

100 marks ( 4 questions of 25 marks each)

Multiple choice questions (covering all compulsory law subjects prescribed by BCI for UG course  except Constitutional Law & Jurisprudence).

 50 marks ( 50 questions of 1 mark each)

 

Application Procedure

  • Candidates taking CLAT 2014 need to Apply Online . This year no other mode of submission has been permitted for CLAT 2014 Online Application Forms.
  • The CLAT 2014 Online Applications can be made through the official website.
  • The candidates need to remit the CLAT 2014 Application fees, i.e; Rs. 4000/- Only for the General Candidates and Rs. 3500/- Only for the Reserved categories.
  • CLAT 2014 Online Application Forms shall be available from January 1, 2014. Click here to Apply Online.

Institutes

list of all participating law schools

1.National Academy of Legal Studies and Research

2.National Law Institute University

3.West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences

4.National Law University Jodhpur

5.Hidayatullah National Law University

6.Gujarat National law University

7.Ram Manohar Lohiya National law University

8.Rajiv Gandhi National Law University

9.Chanakya National Law University

10.National University of Advanced Legal Studies

11.National Law University Odisha

12.National University of Study and Research in Law

13.National Law University and Judicial Academy

Exam Date

May 11, 2014.


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