Common Law Admission Test
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralized national level entrance exam conducted once in a year for admission to 24 prominent National Law Universities (NLU) in India (except for NLU Delhi which seeks admission from AILET) and other universities.
Top NLU Colleges in India are
National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU).
National Law University, New Delhi (NLU).
National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR).
National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ).
The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS).
National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU, Bhopal)
CLAT Exam Pattern
Type of Questions
Multiple Type Questions (MCQs) • Questions will be asked from given passages
Number of Questions
CLAT UG - 150 MCQs
1. English Language
2. Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
3. Legal Reasoning
4. Logical Reasoning
5. Quantitative Techniques
UG - 150 marks
Correct answer - 1 mark Incorrect answer- deduction of 0.25 marks
Subjects / Sections
Number of questions
Current Affairs including General Knowledge
Proficiency in English is tested on the basis of questions related to comprehension passages (current affairs and economic issues etc.) and grammar.
- Language and comprehension
- Inferences and conclusions
- Arguments and viewpoints (comparison)
Articles and prepositions
Words and phrases
Nominal compound and verb
Synonyms & Antonyms
Prefixes and suffixes
Tenses, active and passive voice
Spotting errors and fill in the blanks
Questions in this section will be based on legal matters, general awareness of contemporary legal issues, and understanding of the basic legal principles.
Important supreme court judgments
Important acts and amendments
Current affairs of Law
The Logical Reasoning section will carry passages based on relationships, analogies, logical sequences, and arguments.
Statement & Assumption
Cause & Effect
Cause & Effect
Premises & Conclusion
The section will carry passages based on short sets of facts, propositions, graphs, pictorials, textuals or diagrammatic representation of numerical data.
Ratios and Proportion
Currents Affairs and general knowledge
In this section, candidates are evaluated based on their awareness about various aspects of static General Knowledge and Current Affairs.
Events of National and International Importance
Art & Culture
Awards & Honors
There is no upper age limit for UG Program in CLAT.As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or equivalent examination) , the candidates must have secured:
- Forty five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially abled Persons (SAP) and other categories and
- Scored Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.
OTHER LAW ENTRANCE TEST (OLET):
AILET (ALL INDIA LAW ENTRANCE TEST)
It is conducted only for admission in NLU, Delhi.
Pattern- 150 questions
English- 50 Questions
G.K- 30 Questions
Logical Reasoning- 70 Questions
MH-CET (MAHARASHTRA STATE COMMON ENTRANCE TEST)
It is conducted for reputed colleges in state of Maharashtra. Government Law College, Mumbai and ILS Law college, Pune are notable colleges taking admissions from MH-CET.
Pattern- 150 Questions
No negative marking
English- 30 Marks
Legal Reasoning- 40 Marks
G.K- 30 Marks
Logical Reasoning- 40 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude- 10 Marks
SLAT (SYMBIOSIS LAW APTITUDE TEST)
It is conducted for admission in Symbiosis Universities across India. It is a three-stage entrance exam SLAT, WAT, and PI. Candidate must appear in all three stages to get admission.
Pattern- 60 Questions
No negative marking
English- 12 Marks
Legal Reasoning- 12 Marks
Logical Reasoning-12 Marks
Analytical Reasoning-12 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude- 12 Marks
SLAT (converted to a scale of 50) 50 Marks
PI 30 Marks
WAT 20 Marks
LSAT (LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST)
LSAT India is a law entrance test which enlist many reputed Indian Law Universities. Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat is notably one of the reputed universities that takes admission from LSAT.
Pattern- 92 Questions
35 Minutes per section (140 Minutes)
No Negative Marking
English- 24 Marks
Analytical Reasoning- 23 Marks
Logical Reasoning (1)- 22 Marks
Logical Reasoning (2)- 23 Marks