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 What is CLAT?

CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test.

It is the topmost law entrance examination conducted at the national level.

Each year, it is conducted by 19 law schools based on their establishment.

Intermediate graduates can apply for LLB program, and Law graduates can apply for LLM programs.

Like CLAT, LSAT India is another top-notch exam which has joined the race of law examination. Know the Difference between CLAT and LSAT India?​

How to fill CLAT Application Form?

Step 1 – Filling Basic Information 

Law aspirants will have to register first to get a provisional Registration ID and Password. The following details will be required:

Note Enter Information carefully as it cannot be changed in later stages. Upon successful registration, the credentials will be sent to the registered E-mail and Mobile No.

Step 2 - Scanning and Uploading of Documents

Login with the provisional ID and Password, and upload the documents as per the defined guidelines. Tabulated below is a brief of size and format of the Photo and Signature. CheckPhoto and Signature Size Format

Photograph        20 kb – 50 kb in JPEG only

Signature   10 kb – 20 kb in JPEG only

Step 3 - Fill CLAT Application Form

Proceed to fill in the other required details in the application form. The information can be entered in any order. The sections are as follows:

Personal Details like name, DOB, mobile number, Parent’s name, Postal Address, Gender, category etc.

Qualification Details like marks scored, percentage, passing year, Board name etc.

Preference for NLU as per your choice. 

Step 4 – Payment of CLAT Application Fee

The final step is to pay the stipulated application fee.

It can be paid via online (Debit/Credit or Net Banking) or offline (Bank Challan).

Tabulated below is the application fee for each category:

General/OBC/PWD/NRI  4000

SC/ST/BPL   3500

Note No hard copy of the online form and information brochure will be sold to any candidate under any circumstances.

CLAT Admit Card .Candidates who successfully registered can download their hall ticket. Carry a valid photo ID proof (Aadhar Card/Voter ID/ Passport/Driving license) along with CLAT Admit Card at the examination center.

How to Download CLAT Admit Card?

Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT, i.e. clat.ac.in

Step 2: Click on ‘Download Admit Card’ tab.

Step 3: Enter Registered E-mail ID and Password

Step 4: Click on Login/ Submit tab.

Step 5: Check and download the hall ticket.

Note In case a candidate forgets his/ her password; then there is another tab ‘Forget Password’. Click on the same and fill in the required fields.

CLAT Exam Pattern

The national law entrance exam will be of two hours duration. The offline mode exam will have 200 objective type questions. Highlights of the exam pattern of CLAT is as follows:

Mode of Examination: Offline

Number of Sections: In LLB- 5 Sections and In LLM – 3 sections

Nature of Questions: Objective type (MCQs)

Total Questions: 200 Questions in LLB and 150 Questions in LLM

Marking Scheme: 1 mark of each question

Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deducted for a wrong answer

Exam Pattern for LLB

For undergraduate courses, the question paper will contain five sections namely - English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

For every correct answer, a candidate will be awarded one mark, and the ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

The section-wise distribution in the question paper is mentioned below:

English (including comprehension) 40 40
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 50 50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 20
Legal Aptitude 50 50
Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 200 questions 200 marks


Exam Pattern for LLM

As per CLAT Paper Pattern, the postgraduate courses will contain three sections namely Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.

The question paper for postgraduate courses will have a total of 150 multiple choice questions.

In the LLM admission test, some subjective portion would also be included.

The details of the subjective portion will be worked out by the CLAT Executive Committee.

Distribution of questions in each section is indicated in the table below: 

Constitutional Law 50 50
Jurisprudence 50 50
Rest of the topics like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR 50 50
Total 150 150

Section 1: English including Comprehension

The questions in this section are from comprehension and grammar. They are designed to test a candidate’s aptitude in English. In the comprehension section, candidates are evaluated based on their understanding of the passage, its central theme, the meaning of words etc. In the grammar section, candidates are required to spot the errors, fill in the blanks with an appropriate choice etc.

Section 2: General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Candidates are tested based on their awareness of national and international issues including static General Knowledge. It is important to keep oneself up-to-date with the news and other topics discussed in the print and digital media.

Section 3: Mathematics

In this section, candidate’s aptitude for elementary Mathematics, i.e. Math taught up to Class 10 will be tested.

Section 4: Legal Aptitude

The section tests candidate’s interest in the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. The official website stats – ‘Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be "true" in the real sense (e.g. the legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theatre across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the "truth" of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.’

Section 5: Logical Reasoning

The questions are designed to test candidate's ability to identify patterns, rectify illogical arguments and relevant links. They will be framed around syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

CLAT Books and Preparation Tips

The first step for preparation is to know about the paper pattern and syllabus of the exam. For undergraduate courses, students have to prepare five subjects namely English Comprehension, Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge & Current affairs, Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning. Out of all the sections,  Legal Aptitude is the most important section. For preparing this section, you can refer “Universal Guide to CLAT or A.P. Bhardwaj CLAT guide”. Do read newspapers regularly to prepare for current awareness questions. For elementary mathematics prepare syllabus of class 9th & 10th. In English comprehension, there will be 4-5 short passages on which around 20-22 questions will be asked 7-8 questions is based on antonyms & synonyms and rest questions will be on Grammar. For this, you can practice previous year mock test papers. You can also prepare these topics on online tutorials available for CLAT. Check Preparation tips for CLAT

The Complete Success Package - CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2016 Arihant  Experts
Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning For the CLAT and LL.B. Entrance Examinations A. P. Bhardwaj
The Pearson Guide to the CLAT Harsh Gagrani
CLAT Solved & Previous Year Paper A. P. Bhardwaj