The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an All India entrance examination for admission to the under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes of 19 National Law Universities. The examination is conducted on rotation by these National Law Universities. The 19 participating NLUs in order of their establishment are:
- National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
- National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
- National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
- The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
- National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
- Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
- Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)
- Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
- National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
- National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
- National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
- National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (NLUJAA)
- Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
- The Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
- Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU-M)
- Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU-N)
- Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU-A)
Test Mode: Computer Based Test (CBT)
|Number of MCQs (1 mark each)||200|
|Duration of Examination||Two hours (120 mins)|
Source: CLAT's official website clat.ac.in
Eligibility: No upper Age limit
Class XII marks:
- 45% for Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP)
- 40% for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories
Reservation: As per the Statutes of each participating University. Details may be seen in prospectus/website of each NLU.
The All India Law Entrance Test is conducted for admission to the five-year under-graduate law program of National Law University Delhi.Exam Details:
Total Marks: 150
Total number of questions: 150
Duration of the Examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
Test Mode: Pen & Paper
|General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics)||35 Marks|
|Legal Aptitude||35 Marks|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||10 Marks|
- In order to appear for the AILET, candidates should have passed the 10+2 examination and scored a minimum of 50%. However, candidates appearing for 10+2 examinations in the year of the AILET can also apply, provided they meet the above eligibility at the time of admission.
- Candidates should score at least 40% of the marks in the AILET (30% for SC/ ST candidates)
- 10 seats are set aside for Foreign Nationals.
- Of the remaining seats (70), 15% are reserved for Scheduled Castes, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe, 5% for Persons with Disabilities.
- Apart from above 3 seats are supernumerary as follows
- 1 seat is reserved for migrants from Kashmir
- 2 seats are reserved for residents of Jammu and Kashmir
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. 88 colleges in India accept the LSAT score for admission.Test Mode: Pen & Paper
|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|
Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT) is conducted for admission to Symbiosis Law Schools in Pune, Noida and Hyderabad.
Test Mode: Online
Test Duration: 150 minutes
|Subject||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
Standard XII (10+2) or equivalent examination passed from any recognized board with minimum 45% marks or equivalent grade (40% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes).
- Within Sanctioned Intake
- Scheduled Caste (SC) : 15%
- Scheduled Tribes (ST) : 7.5%
- Differently Abled : 3%
- Kashmiri Migrants : 2 seats per programme
- International Candidates : 15%
- Defence Quota : 5 % for SLS-PUNE
IPUCET – Law is conducted by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University for admission to UG law programs in various colleges affiliated to the university.Exam Details:
Total Marks: 600
Total Number of questions: 150
Duration: Two and half hours
Test Mode: Pen & Paper
|Subject||Weightage in exams|
|English Language and Comprehension||25%|
Pass in 12th class of 10+2 of CBSE or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate* and must also have passed English (core or elective or functional) as a subject.
85% of the sanctioned intake shall be allocated for Delhi Region wherein reservation of seats shall be:
- DSC - 15%
- DST - 7.5%
- DOBC - 27%
15% of the sanctioned intake shall be allocated for outside Delhi Region wherein reservation of seats shall be:
- ODSC - 15%
- ODST - 7.5%
For Institutions funded by the Central Government, the seats are allocated on an all India Basis with reservation as (SC: 15%, ST: 7.5%). The defence (5%) and PWD (5%) reservation shall be in all categories in an horizontal manner. The OBC reservation shall be at the Undergraduate level only of 27%.
ULSAT is conducted by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies for admission to their five-year undergraduate programs in law.Exam Details:
Test Mode: Pen & Paper as well as "Computer-based"
Duration: 3 hours
|Sections||Number of questions|
|Quantitative & Numerical Ability||30|
|Legal General Knowledge||30|
- For BA LLB (Hons.)/ BBA LLB (Hons.)/B.Com LLB (Hons) - Candidates with 85% marks in 10th and 12th best of five subjects (English as one of the compulsory paper) are exempted from UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test (UL-SAT) and will be invited directly for GD and Interview.
- For B. Tech LLB (Hons.) - Candidates with minimum 70% marks in 10th, 12th and 12th PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Maths) are exempted from UPES-EAT and admissions will be through Merit Ranking.
- For BA LLB (Hons.)/ BBA LLB (Hons.)/ B.Com, LLB (Hons) - Candidates with minimum 50% Marks in Higher & Senior Secondary (10th & 12th) and CLAT ranking upto 10000/ L-SAT India score of 60 percentile or above will be exempted from UPES Law Studies Aptitude test and will be invited directly for GD and Interview.
- For B. Tech LLB (Hons.) - Candidates with minimum 50% Marks in Higher & Senior Secondary (10th & 12th), minimum 50% Marks in PCM at Senior Secondary Level (12th) and CLAT ranking upto 10000/ L-SAT India score of 60 percentile or above will be exempted from UPES-EAT and admissions through Merit Ranking.
Eligibility: Minimum 50% Marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)
Age Criteria: Only candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 1, 1996 are eligible to apply for admission.
15% of the seats in all programs will be reserved for residents of Uttarakhand subject to production of “Sthai Niwas Praman Patra” (Permanent Residence Certificate) issued by the competent authority of Uttarakhand State. These seats will get allotted based on the merit order in this category, provided the candidate has declared his intent to opt under this category at the time of applying for admission.