• CLAT 2016

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    For the admission in LAW Undergraduate Degree Program & Postgraduate Degree Program through CLAT has been announced on 14th Dec 2015. An all India Computer based test will be conducted on 8th May 2016 (Sunday).

    This CLAT exam is conducted on a rotation policy by 17 National Law Universities (NLUs).

    This ninth Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2016) shall be conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.

    Only Indian Nationals/NRIs are allowed to appear in the CLAT-2016 Examination.

    Online applications are invited from eligible candidates.


    S. No. Particular Activities Important Date and Day
    1 Date of Issue of First Admission Notification 14th December, 2015 (Monday)
    2 Starting date for submission of online application form 1st January, 2016 (Friday)
    3 Last date for submission of  online application 31st March, 2016 (Thursday) till 11.59 PM
    4 Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets From 15th April, 2016 (Friday)
    5 Date of CLAT – 2016 Online examination 8th May, 2016 (Sunday) 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    6 Declaration of results, i.e., issue of Merit List (Category-wise) 23nd May, 2016 (Monday)
    7 Publication of first indicative seat allocation list based on merit-cum-preference 1st June, 2016 (Wednesday)
    8 Publication of second allotment list after payment of counselling fee 13th June, 2016 (Monday)
    9 Publication of third allotment list and payment of counseling fee by the candidates, whose names appear in third allotment list 20th – 22nd June, 2016 (Monday-Wednesday)
    10 Publication of fourth and final allotment list with shifted and wait listed candidates 29th June, 2016 (Wednesday)
    11 Date of closure of admission process by CLAT-2016 office 6th July, 2016 (Wednesday)
    12 Official Notification Download CLAT 2016 Notification
    13 Online Application URL www.clat.ac.in
    14 CLAT Official Website www.clat.ac.in

    Application fee

     Fee for CLAT-2016 shall be as under:

    • For General / OBC / SAP (Specially Abled Persons) and other category candidates: ` 4000/-
    • For SC/ST category candidates: ` 3500/-.

    Note: The candidates will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online/offline.

    Paper Pattern & Syllabus for CLAT UG & PG Program

    For Undergraduate Program

    • Maximum Marks: 200
    • Duration of CLAT-2016 Examination: 02:00 Hours
    • Total Number of Questions: 200
    Sr. No. Subjects Marks
    1 English including Comprehension 40 Marks
    2 General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 Marks
    3 Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 Marks
    4 Legal Aptitude 50 Marks
    5 Logical Reasoning 40 Marks
    Note : 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer

    English including comprehension

    The English section will test the candidates proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar in the comprehension section. Candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

    General Knowledge and Currents Affairs

    The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.


    This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. math’s taught up to 10th Standard.

    Legal Aptitude

    This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include 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, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

    Logical Reasoning

    The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

    For Postgraduate Program

    • a) Maximum Marks: 150
    • b) Duration of CLAT-2016: 02:00 Hours
    • c) Multiple-Choice Questions: 150 questions of one mark each
    Sr. No. Subjects Marks
    1 Constitutional Law 50 Marks
    2 Jurisprudence 50 Marks
    3 Other Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. 50 Marks
    Note: 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer

    Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2016 (UG & PG Program)

    Eligibility Criteria for appearing in CLAT-2016 for PG Program

    1. LL.B. or equivalent degree in law examination with a minimum of 55% marks in case of Unreserved/OBC/SAP (Specially Abled Persons) categories and 50% marks in case of SC/ST category
    2. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2016 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2016 examination. However they shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination in the respective National Law Universities at the time of admission failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
    3. No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT- 2016

    Eligibility Criteria for Appearing in CLAT-2016 for UG Program

    1. Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with the minimum of:- (a) Forty-five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/SAP (Specially Abled Persons) Categories and (b) Forty percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST Category.
    2. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2016 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2016 examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
    3. No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT-2016.

    Admit Card

    Admit Card/Hall ticket will have to be downloaded by the candidate by logging into his/her LOGIN account after 15th April 2016. The candidates will be required to take a print out of Admit Card/Hall Ticket and carry the same to Examination Hall. The candidates are advised to read the instructions on the Admit Card carefully and carry the requisite documents only to the Examination Hall.

    Declaration of Result

     CLAT-2016 result will be published on 23rd May 2016 on the CLAT Website (www.clat.ac.in) with an overall merit list of candidates prepared according to their CLAT score along with their categories. In addition, state specific and all India merit lists will be prepared for various categories of candidates’ like- Unreserved/SC/ST/OBC/Women/SAP etc. The Candidates will be able to access the results through their LOGIN Account.

    Admission Procedure

    The admission to UG and PG program in participating universities under CLAT-2016 shall be done through centralized counseling conducted by CLAT office.

    The basis of allotment of seats shall be ‘merit-cum preference’. That is, CLAT score and order of preference given by the candidate in the CLAT application form. Online

    counseling shall start after the declaration of CLAT-2016 results. The entire procedure shall be completed as per the CLAT calendar which is available on CLAT website.

    The stepwise procedure for admission which shall be adopted by CLAT office after declaration of result for admission is as follows:

    • Publication of first indicative list based on merit cum preference.
    • Payment of counseling fee and exercising of option by provisionally selected candidates.
    • Publication of second list having the names of finalized candidates after payment of counseling fee and additional waitlisted candidates.
    • Publication of third list allotting seats to candidates.
    • Completion of admission formalities at the allotted NLUs.
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