Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2012 will be conducted for admission to the undergraduate programme for eleven National Law Universities and also for the post-graduate programme (LL.M) for admission to NLSIU, NALSAR, NLIU, WBNUJS, HNLU, GNLU, RMLNLU, CNLU and RGNUL.

Exam Date –13th May
Issue of application forms : 02nd January
Last Date of Form submission : 31st March
Publication of result: 28th May 28th May



Eligibility :10+2 examination or equivalent with not less than 50% marks for general and 45% marks for SC/ST/OBC/PwD

Students taking qualifying examination in March/April 2012 are also eligible to apply

Age limit: Not more than 20 years in case of General/OBC category and 22 years in case of SC/ST/PwD


The CLAT-2012 for the post-graduate programme (LL.M) will be applicable for admission to NLSIU, NALSAR, NLIU, WBNUJS, HNLU, GNLU, RMLNLU and RGNUL only. For NLU, Jodhpur and Cochin candidates are required to apply separately to that University.

Eligibility: 55% marks in aggregate in LL.B/B.L (50% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC/PwD

Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are eligible to apply for the Test. But candidate must have passed the qualifying examination at the time of his/her admission.

 Examination Pattern :

Under-graduate Programme:

    • Total Marks : 200
    • Total number of questions :200
    • Duration of examination : 2 hour

Subject areas with weight-age:

English including Comprehension 40 Marks
General Knowledge/ Current Affairs 50 Marks
Mathematics 20 Marks
Logical Reasoning 45 Marks
Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness 45 Marks
Total Marks 200

Post-graduate Programme:

    • Total Marks : 200
    • Duration of examination : 2 hour

Subject areas :Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory

Total Number of questions:

Objective Type 100 questions of one mark each
Essay 2 questions of 50 marks each


Procedure for obtaining and submission of application form

    • Printed application forms along with the CLAT-2012 information brochure will be available at the designated branches (refer of the state bank of India, or in any of Law Schools mentioned above against payment of Rs 3000/- only (Rs 2500/- in case of SC/ST/PwD on proof) inclusive of test fee and bank charges
    • Request for application form may be sent to the Convenor, CLAT-2012, National Law University, Jodhpur, NH-65, Nagour Road, Mandore, Jodhpur-342304, Rajasthan, with a demand draft of Rs 3000/- only, Rs 2500/- in case of SC/ST/PwD drawn in favour of the National Law University, Jodhpur CLAT A/c and payable at Jodhpur, Rajasthan
    • Applications can also be downloaded from
    • Applications can also be submitted online at
    • The duly filled in application form along with the demand draft and other enclosures must reach to the Convenor, CLAT-2012 at the address mentioned above on or before 31st March, 2012, 5.00 p.m.
    • Incomplete application forms will be rejected
    • Application fee is non-refundable
    • Incomplete application or application received after the last date shall not be considered. University shall not be responsible for any postal/courier delay.
    • CLAT result will be published through merit lists prepared on the basis of overall merit, preference-wise, gender-wise, state-wise and reservation wise. (SC/ST/OBC/PWD). A candidate whose name figures in more than one list will be given a choice after the declaration of the CLAT- 2010 result to unconditionally and irrevocably choose from any of the lists through which they want to seek admission within a stipulated time.

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