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The Common Law Test (CLAT) is an all India entance examination conducted by 11 National Law Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M). CLAT was conceptualized and implemented pursuant to a case field at the Supreme Court of India highlighting the hardships of student who would have to appear for several separate entrance examinations. Prior to the case being decided. the Ministry of Human Resource Development brokered a settlement between the various law schools to conduct a common, all India entrance examination which was labeled as CLAT

As per the Memorandum of understanding (MOU), the first CLAT Committee (consisting of Vice-Chancellors of  the participating NLU’s) decided that the test should be conducted by rotation in the order of their establishment. CLAT-2008 (NLSIU, Bangalore), CLAT-2009 (NALSAR, Hyderabad), and CLAT-2010 (NLIU, Bhopal) were conducted accordingly. CLAT 2011 being conducted by The West Bengal National University of Juridical Science, Kolkata (WBNUJS).

THE UNDER-GRADUATE PROGRAMME OFFERED BY THE NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITIES [5 year integrated BA/B.Sc*/B Psc**/ BBA^/ BCom^ LL.B (Hons) Degree Course]

Eligibility:
To be eligible to appear for CLAT-2011, a candidate should have passed his/her Higher Secondary School/Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability).~ Candidates who have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test.°   Age of candidate should not be more than 20 years in case of General/OBC candidates (22 years in case of SC/ST and persons with Disability)~ as on 1st July 2011.

Offered by NUJS, NLU Jodhpur and GNLU.

Bachelor in Political Science, offered by NLU Jodhpur.

Offered by GNLU, a new course, BSL (Bachelor of Social Welfare and Policy is under consideration to be introduced).

The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination at the time of his/her admission and be able to submit its proof.

Subject to State reservation at the University concerned.

Pattern of the CLAT Paper for entry to the Under-graduate Programme:

Total Marks 200
Total number of questions 200
Duration of examination Two Hours

Subject areas with weightage:

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

THE POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMME OFFERED IN THE NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITIES

[Two Year LL.M Degree Course]

[Important Note: CNLU, Patna does NOT offer this course]

Eligibility:
To be eligible for appearing in CLAT-2011 a candiate should have abtained a L.L.B/B.L. Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability)*.

Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying degree examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test**.
Subject to state reservation at the University concerned

**The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination at the time of his/her admission and be able to submit its proof.

Pattern of the CLAT Paper for Entry in the Post-graduate Programme:

Total Marks 200
Duration of examination Two Hours
Subjects 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
Eassy 2 questions of 50 marks each

Important information about CLAT 2011

Date of Examination

15 May 2011(Sunday) (3.00 P.M. – 5.00 P.M)

Sale of CLAT Information Bulletin containing Application Form

11 January, 2011 (Tuesday)

Last Date for submission of filled-in entrance examination application forms

2 April 2011 (Saturday)

Issue of Hall Tickets to the candidates from

12 April, 2011 (Tuesday)

Declaration of Results (FINAL EXAMINATION)

28 May 2011 (Saturday)

Completion of admission process

28 June, 2011 (Tuesday)

Commencement of classes

1 July, 2011 (Friday)

For details visit the link below:

www.clat.ac.in

 

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