The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an All India entrance examination for admission to the under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes of 16 National Law Universities. The examination is conducted on rotation by 16 National Law Universities. The 16 participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are:
|Number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each||200|
|Duration of Examination||Two hours (02:00 hours)|
|Subject areas with Weightage||Marks|
|English including Comprehension||40 Marks|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||50 Marks|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20 Marks|
|Legal Aptitude||50 Marks|
|Logical Reasoning||40 Marks|
Education: A candidate should have obtained Higher 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), as prescribed by the respective Statutes of the participating Universities.
Age: A candidate should be below 20 years of age as on 1st July, 2015 (22 years in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disability candidates, as prescribed by the respective Statutes of the participating Universities).
Reservation: As per the Statutes of respective participating Universities. Details may be seen in the prospectus of the respective University.
The All India Law Entrance Test is conducted for admission to the five-year under-graduate law program of National Law University Delhi.Exam Pattern:
|Subject areas and marks distribution||Marks|
|General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics)||35 Marks|
|Legal Aptitude||35 Marks|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||10 Marks|
Education: The candidate should have passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an equivalent examination thereto securing in the aggregate not less than 50% of the total marks. The Candidates appearing in the 12th Standard Examination in March/ April, 2015 can also apply. Candidates awaiting results of the qualifying examination can also appear for the test on condition that they produce proof of having passed the qualifying examination with the prescribed marks at the time of interview. Those who do not clear the qualifying examination with the requisite marks will not be considered for admission. Candidates whose statement of marks of the qualifying examination is not available at the time of the interview are not eligible for admission. The University reserves the right to cancel the admission of any candidate in accordance with rules. Candidates who get compartment in any subject in the qualifying examination are not eligible for admission in that year.
Age: Be less than 21 years of age on the First day of July of the year of admission. However, in cases of SC or ST candidates the maximum age limit shall be 23 years as on the above date.The candidate should have been selected in the All India Entrance Test held by National Law University, Delhi.
LSAT—India is a standardized test of reading and verbal reasoning skills designed by the USA–based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India. 58 colleges in India accept LSAT score.Mode of Testing: Pen & Paper Test
|Section||Number of questions||Timing|
|Analytical Reasoning||Approx 24||35 minutes|
|1st Logical Reasoning||Approx 24||35 minutes|
|2nd Logical Reasoning||Approx 24||35 minutes|
|Reading Comprehension||Approx 24||35 minutes|
IPUCET – Law is conducted by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University for admission to UG law programs in various colleges affiliated to the university.Exam Pattern:
|Subject||Weightage in exams|
|English Language and Comprehension||25%|
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is conducted for admission to Symbiosis Law Schools in Pune and Noida.Mode of Testing: Pen & Paper Test
|Subject||Number of questions|
Education: The candidate should have passed XII (10+2) examination from any recognized Board with minimum 45% marks (40% for S.C. /S.T. candidates). Students who have appeared for their Standard XII final examination and awaiting results are also eligible to apply, subject to submission of passing certificate at the time of the final admission.
Age: Candidate should be less than 20 years of age at the time of appearing for SET as on 3 May, 2014 (2 years relaxation for SC/ST candidates i.e. 22 years)
L-SAT is conducted by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies for admission to their five-year undergraduate programs in law.Exam Pattern:
|Sections||Number of questions|
|Quantitative & Numerical Ability||30|
|Legal General Knowledge||30|