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CLAT 2015 is an online (computer based) assesment directed for admission to national law schools in India.This exam is a golden pass for law aspirants who wish to enter the field of legal studies and explore law as a career option surrounded by the country's best legal and scholarly minds. This assesment is managed jointly by 16 national law schools in India and is used for admission to under graduate (B.A/B.Sc/ BBA/ B.Com LL.B (Hons) and post graduate course (LL.M) law courses.
List of 16 participating NLUs for admission through CLAT 2015:-
1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
2. National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)
10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
12. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
13. National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
14. National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (NLUJAA)
15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
16. The Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS).
Undergraduate Programmes offered by National Law Universities in India:-
The sixteen NLUs mentioned above offer a number of five-year integrated under-graduate law courses leading to B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., B.B.A. LL.B., B.S.W. LL.B., B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.) degrees. While B.A. LL.B. is offered by most of the universities, B.Sc. LL.B. Course is offered by WBNUJS (Kolkata), NLU (Jodhpur) and GNLU (Gandhinagar). B.B.A. LL.B. is offered by NLU (Jodhpur), GNLU (Gandhinagar), CNLU (Patna) and NLUO (Cuttack); whereas B.S.W. LL.B. and B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.) degree courses are offered by GNLU (Gandhinagar) alone.
Eligibility for CLAT UG programmes:-
Higher Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC and ST candidates) and should be below 20 years of age as on 1st July 2014 (22 years in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disability (PWD) candidates) .
Candidates who are appearing in March/April, 2015 or have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test.
Postgraduate Programmes offered by National Law Universities in India:-
The information of the LL.M. degree course offered at the various NLUs with the duration and the specializations have been provided in detail under the sections of each University. Candidates are advised to check the websites of respective Universities from time to time to keep themselves updated about the changes in the course structure and other details.
Eligibility for CLAT PG programmes:-
LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. degree/any other equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% marks in case of SC and ST category candidates).The candidates who have passed the qualifying degree examination through supplementary/ compartment and repeat attempts are also eligible for appearing in the test.
CLAT Registration / Application Form
CLAT 2015 Application Form / Registration:-
•Apply online for CLAT exam 2015.
•No Offline application forms will be available.
•CLAT Information Brochure (not the application form) will also be accessible from the respective website of all the participating NLUs.
CLAT Exam Dates
CLAT 2015 Dates:-
CLAT 2015 will be conducted on May 10, 2015 (Sunday).
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CLAT Syllabus 2015:-
Following is the scope and coverage of questions under different sections of the CLAT exam. These topics invariably form CLAT syllabus. This syllabus dwells into various questions which you need to prepare for in sections of English, general knowledge and current affairs, elementary mathematics, legal aptitude and logical reasoning.
English Language: This English language section is solely aimed at testing your proficiency in the English language based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, you will be questioned on understanding of message, central theme and meaning of words. The grammar section would include questions related to the correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling the incomplete blanks with appropriate option etc.
General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This section is aimed at testing both your general awareness as well as knowledge of current affairs and issues.
Mathematics: The mathematics section of the CLAT 2015 syllabus will be elementary maths of standard 10.
Legal Aptitude:The section is aimed at understanding your study of law, research aptitude and ability for problem solving. Questions will be framed with the help of legal prepositions and a set of facts to which the proposition has to be applied. However, it must be noted that all prepositions may not be true in the real sense. You will just have to assume the truth of these preposition and answer questions accordingly.(An example of reference, e.g. the legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theatre across India for one year).
Logical Reasoning: Logical reasoning deals with identifying patterns, logical links and rectifying illogical arguments. This section would include questions in syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However visual reasoning will be not be tested in this section.
CLAT 2015 Pattern:-
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
Marking Scheme: 0.25 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
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).
offer you some tried and tested tips for CLAT 2015 Preparation:
After getting the paper pattern and syllabus, the exam seems a lot easy right, but caution. Cracking CLAT has never been so easy. Try to solve previous years’ papers as there is no better way to prepare for the exam. Read English passages and practise grammar questions. This exercise will surely help you to improve your proficiency in the language. Try to keep constant touch with current affairs by reading newspapers daily.
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CLAT 2015 Notification:-
Start date for CLAT online application:- 01/01/2015 (Thursday).
Last date for CLAT online application:- 31/03/2015 (Tuesday).
CLAT 2015 exam date:- 10/05/2015 (Sunday).
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