About CLAT Exam

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the most coveted of all the law entrances in India after Class XII. CLAT journey started in 2008 and today more than 50,000 students write the entrance every year to secure a seat in one of the participating National Law University including NLSIU Bangalore-the Harvard of the East. CLAT is conducted every year to select students for 21 National Law Universities in India, other than National Law University-Delhi, which has their own process to select the students. Before the introduction of CLAT, the autonomous law schools in India conducted their own separate entrance tests, requiring the candidates to prepare and appear separately for each of these tests. The matter drew national attention when a Public Interest Litigation was filed by Varun Bhagat against the Union of India and various National Law Universities in the Supreme Court of India in 2006. The Supreme Court of India mandated a common entrance exam for the then existent National Law Schools, and this judgement found animation in the form of the Common Law Entrance Exam or CLAT. Since then almost all National Law Schools, the notable exception being National Law University Delhi, admit students on their CLAT scores.
The 21 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment are: Click Here

Exam LevelNational
Conducting BodyNational University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
Official Websitehttps://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in/
Exam PeriodicityYearly
Exam DateSecond week of May 2020
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline, i.e. pen-paper mode
NLUs seat intake2984
Courses Offered:
BA LLB (Hons)BSc. LLB (Hons)
BBA LLB (Hons)BSW LLB (Hons)
B. Com LLB (Hons)LLM