FAQ

What does CLAT stand for?

CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test. It is an entrance exam conducted for admission into 5-Year Integrated B.A. / B.B.A. LLB programmes at National Law Schools which have been established by the government of India in different states.

Which Law Schools Participate in the CLAT exam?

Following is the list of National Law Schools in various parts of the country:

 S.No.  Law School  Location
1 National Law School of India University BANGALORE
2 NALSAR HYDERABAD
3 National University for Juridical Sciences KOLKATA
4 National Law University JODHPUR
5 National Law Institute University BHOPAL
6 Hidayatullah National Law University RAIPUR
7 Gandhinagar National Law University GANDHINAGAR, GUJARAT
8 Rajiv Gandhi National University Of Law PATIALA
9 Chanakya National Law University PATNA
10 Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University LUCKNOW
11 National University of Advanced Legal Studies COCHIN
12 National Law University Odisha CUTTACK
13 National University of Study and Research in Law RANCHI
14 National Law University and Judicial Academy GUWAHATI
15 Tamil Nadu National Law School Trichy
16 Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University Visakhapatnam

Do other Law Schools in India accept the CLAT score?

Yes, various other law schools like NIRMA, Narsee Monjee, ICFAI Law School Hyderabad, and many others conduct their admission process based on the CLAT scores.

Which are the other 5-year law entrance exams?

Apart from CLAT there are other important exams as well. Prominent among them are AILET (for admission into NLU, Delhi), SET (Symbiosis Law College, Pune and Noida), LSAT, PU-CET (Punjab University BA LLB), BLAT (BHU Law Admission Test).

Who is responsible for setting up the CLAT examination paper?

Every year one of the 16 Law school is assigned the job of setting the CLAT examination paper. CLAT 2015 was conducted by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU).

Which time of the year is the CLAT exam scheduled?

Generally the CLAT exam is scheduled every year on the Second Sunday of May.

What is the Pattern for the CLAT exam?

CLAT is a Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) based objective exam having 200 questions. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.

What is the mode of the CLAT exam (online or paper based)?

CLAT-2015 will be conducted online. Candidates should make sure that they get acclimatized to computer interface in order to avoid difficulties in reading. We shall be conducting 30 online CLAT Mock test on a very well researched exam interface to give our students a distinct advantage over others. You can register for CLAT Online Mock Test Series here.

What is the syllabus for the CLAT exam?

clat syllabus

Is there any age restriction for the CLAT exam?

The candidate should be below 20 years of age as on 01st July of the exam taking year (22 years in case of SC and ST candidates). But, there is a recent verdict by the Allahabad High Court, which has directed the CLAT organizing committee to remove age bar from this exam. For further details please visit: http://clatgurukul.com/allahabad-hc-orders-removal-of-age-limit-for-clat-exam/

Is there any eligibility restriction in the qualifying examination?

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 recognised Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC and ST candidates)

Does CLAT have negative marking?

Yes, it has negative marking of 0.25 mark. So for every wrong answer 0.25 mark will be deducted.

I am planning to enrol for CLAT Gurukul correspondence program. What should I do?

Please download the admission form from our website (click here)

  • Fill in all the details in BLOCK LETTERS
  • Affix one passport size photo in the space provided
  • Take a draft in the name of THE KNOWLEDGE TREE payable at PATNA
  • Send it to our PATNA OFFICE ADDRESS which you can see on top of the admission form by courier or speed post
  • As soon as we receive your form, we will despatch the books to you immediately by speed post.

I am from Uttar Pradesh. I want to attend the classroom program at CLAT Gurukul. How should I go about it?

Our classroom courses are conducted at Patna centre only. So you need to come to Patna to attend our classroom course. We have tie up with many hostels near our study centre which facilitate good boarding and food facilities.

I am from Patna and currently in class 12th. I wish to join the classroom program at CLAT Gurukul. Which is the suitable program? How should I go about it?

Kindly visit our Patna centre for a detailed discussion, our address is 24-B, Ground Floor, Near Bikaner Sweets, Boring Road Chowraha, Patna 800001. Before visiting please do call on +91 82943 94519 for an appointment.

How do I clarify my doubt when I take online/correspondence program?

You can post your doubts on our website on your log in page on the tab “Contact Us”. Alternatively, it can be mailed to info@clatgurukul.com. Our faculty team will respond to your queries within reasonable time. Remember, your queries should be restricted to the questions / topics mentioned on the The Knowledge Tree Study Modules, The Knowledge Tree Tests and The Knowledge Tree Mock Series. Do not send us doubts on questions set by other coaching institutes / materials, which we, as a policy, do not clarify.

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