Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted for admission to 21 prominent National Law Universities in India and other private universities. One who qualifies in CLAT can seek admission in 3-year/5-year Integrated LLB and LLM programmes. The CLAT exam is conducted once in a year by the National Law University (NLU) among the 21 members of NLUs of the CLAT Committee. The CLAT scores are used by other private law colleges across the country and Public Sector Undertakings for admissions and recruitment respectively. Until 2018, CLAT was conducted on a rotation basis by NLUs. However, from 2019 onwards the CLAT will be conducted by a permanent body, ”Consortium of NLUs” formed by NLUs. The body has its headquarters at NLSIU Bangalore.
The National Law University, Delhi or NLU, Delhi is the only National Law University in India that takes admissions into its Law courses through a separate Entrance Examination, rest all NLUs or National Law Universities take admissions via CLAT or Common Law Admission Test conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities.
The examination is conducted for admissions in the 123 seats offered in the National Law University, Delhi for its 5 years Integrated LLB course.Therefore, to secure a seat in the university, candidates will have to prepare for the examination in a very holistic manner.
Symbiosis International (Deemed University) conducts the Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT) for admission into their five-year integrated law courses. The law courses are offered at the four law schools under the aegis of SIU – Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Pune, SLS Noida, SLS Hyderabad and SLS Nagpur (new campus). The institutes offer two integrated courses -. BA LLB (Hons.) and BBA LLB (Hons.).