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CLAT
(Common Law Aptitude Test)

 
(Common Law Aptitude Test) NLU’s

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) an all India common entrance test is conducted to select  students on the basis of ‘merit cum preference’ in various National Law University for admission to their Under-Graduate (UG) programmes, as per the eligibility, reservation and other criteria laid down under the respective statutes of the participating Universities.

CLAT  is conducted on rotational basis by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs). The 18 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment are:

  1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru.
  2. National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad.
  3. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal.
  4. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata.
  5. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur.
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur.
  7. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar.
  8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow.
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab.
  10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna.
  11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi.
  12. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack.
  13. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi.
  14. National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam.
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam.
  16. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli.
  17. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai.
  18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur.

 

Eligibility(As per 2017 notification) :

A candidate should have obtained a Senior Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC and ST candidates).

Candidates shall be below Twenty (20) Years of age as on 1st July 2017

Exam Date: 14th May 2017

 

Exam Pattern:

Total Marks

200

Total number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each

200

Duration of examination

2 Hours

Subject areas with weightage:

 

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

 

****There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 marks will be deducted for each of the wrong answers to multiple choice questions.

 

Seat Availability: Total Approx. 2257 seats

  1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru = 80
  2. National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad = 123
  3. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal = 131
  4. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata = 127
  5. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur = 115
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur = 187
  7. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar = 187
  8. Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow = 183
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab = 196
  10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna = 144
  11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi = 68
  12. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack = 180
  13. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi = 120
  14. National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam = 62
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam = 124
  16. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli = 110
  17. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai = 60
  18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur = 60

 

Course Curriculum at NLSIU, Bangalore:

FIRST TRIMESTER

 

SECOND TRIMESTER

1.1 Sociology-I

 

2.1 Economics-II

1.2 Economics-I

 

2.2 Political Science-I

1.3 Legal Methods

 

2.3 Torts-II

1.4 Torts-I

 

2.4 Contracts-I

1.5 English & Legal Language

   
     

THIRD TRIMESTER

 

FOURTH TRIMESTER

3.1 Sociology-II

 

4.1 History-II

3.2 Constitutional Law -I 

 

4.2 Political Science-II

3.3 Contracts-II

 

4.3 Constitutional Law-II

3.4 History I

 

4.4 Criminal Law I

     

FIFTH TRIMESTER

 

SIXTH TRIMESTER

5.1 Family Law-I

 

6.1 Criminal Law-II

5.2 Property Law-I

 

6.2 Land Laws

5.3 Jurisprudence I

 

6.3 JPolitical Science-III

5.4 Constitutional Law III

 

6.4 Family Law II

     

SEVENTH TRIMESTER

 

EIGHTH TRIMESTER

7.1 Administratiave Law

 

8.1 Code of Civil Procedure-II

7.2 Code of Civil Procedure(CPC)I

 

8.2 Jurisprudence-II

7.3 Criminal Law-III

 

8.3 International Trade Law

7.4 A.D.R. (Clinical Course I)

 

8.4 Law of Evidence

     

NINTH TRIMESTER

 

TENTH TRIMESTER

9.1 Corporate Law-I

 

10.1 Taxation Law I

9.2 Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing

 

10.2 Intellectual Property Law

9.3 Human Rights Law

 

10.3 International Law-I

9.4 Law, Poverty & Development

 

10.4  Corporate Law II

     

ELEVENTH TRIMESTER

 

TWELFTH TRIMESTER

11.1 Labour Law I

 

12.1 Banking Law

11.2 Taxation Law II

 

12.2 Labour Law II

11.3 Environmental Law

 

12.3 Insurance Law

11.4 International Law-II

 

12.4 Trust & Equity

     

THIRTEENTH TRIMESTER

 

FOURTEENTH TRIMESTER

13.1 Conflict of Laws

 

14.1 Legal Practice (Professional Ethics)

13.2 Optional Seminar-I

 

14.2 Optional Seminar-IV

13.3 Optional Seminar-II

 

14.3 Optional Seminar-V

13.4 Optional Seminar-III

 

14.4 Optional Seminar-VI

13.5 Litigation Advocacy-

 

14.5 Litigation Advocacy-

Clinical Course-II

 

Clinical Course-II

     

FIFTEENTH TRIMESTER

   

15.1 Optional Seminar-VII

   

15.2 Optional Seminar-VIII

   

15.3 Litigation Advocacy (Clinical Course-II)

   

15.4 Placement (Clinical Course-III)