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Common Law Admission Test, simply known as CLAT is an all India aptitude test that is conducted jointly by 14 law schools in India. The exam was introduced in the year 2008 by National Law School of India University (Bangalore) to pick up the best candidates for under graduate (B.A/B.Sc/ BBA/ B.Com LL.B (Hons) and post graduate course (LL.M). CLAT 2013 will be organized by Hidayatullah National University (HNLU) Raipur. CLAT’s result serves as a golden pass to enter into the field of legal studies, surrounded by the world’s best legally scholar minds. CLAT score has its control only on 14 National Law schools in India. With the score, candidate can easily apply to any of the National Law schools in India, and he/she will be selected on the basis of merit.
CLAT Registration / Application Form
Candidates who want to appear for CLAT have to collect the information brochure. The brochure can be purchased either from any of the 14 law schools or various specified State Bank of India’s branches. The cost of CLAT information brochure is Rs.4000 for general category and Rs.3500 for SC, ST and other groups.
The information brochure contains application form that is needed to fill in detail and attached with necessary documents. The application form can be sent in person or through post to the Convenor of National Law University of Jodhpur before 12th April 2013.
Candidates applying online must make a demand draft in the favour of "National Law University, Jodhpur CLAT A/C" and payable at Jodhpur (Rajasthan).
CLAT Exam Dates
CLAT 2014 is scheduled to conduct on Sunday, 11 May 2014 (3:00 – 5:00pm).
There is no prescribed syllabus for the exam. The exam is conducted to judge the capability of the aspirants. Questions will be asked on General Knowledge or Current affairs, Logical reasoning, legal knowledge and Mathematics of 10th level. Aspirants need to work on the language sector i.e. English. English section will include grammar, comprehension passages, synonyms, antonyms and many more.
CLAT UG Pattern:-
Total Marks - 200
Total number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each - 200
Duration of examination - Two Hours
Subject areas - Marks
English including Comprehension - 40 Marks
General Knowledge/ Current Affairs - 50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) - 20 Marks
Legal Aptitude - 50 Marks
Logical Reasoning - 40 Marks
CLAT PG Pattern:-
Total Marks - 150
Duration of examination - Two Hours
Long Essay Type Descriptive Questions (Covering Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence) - 100 Marks (4 questions of 25 marks each)
Multiple-Choice Questions (Covering all compulsory law subjects prescribed by the BCI for the Under-Graduate Course except Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence) - 50 Marks (50 questions of 1 mark each)
CLAT 2013 will be two hours paper, which will be of overall 200 marks. There will be 50 objective type questions of 1 mark each, 10 short answers questions of 5 marks each and two essays of 50 mark each.
After getting the paper pattern and syllabus, it looks quite easier to the kind of questions that will be asked in the exam. But cracking CLAT has never been so easy. Try to solve the previous years’ papers as this will surely make your each section strong. Read English passages and grammar as these exercises will surely improve your reading skills. Try to keep constant touch with current affairs by reading newspapers daily.
CLAT Preparation Tips
CLAT Coaching Institutes
Date of Examination: Sunday, 11 May 2014 (3:00 – 5:00pm).
Apply online between 1st January, 2014 (Wednesday) to 31st March, 2014 (Monday, 11:59 p.m.).