Law aspirants have to clear CLAT – Common Law Admission Test which is a National Level Competitive Examination conducted by the 21 National Law colleges (NLU’s) on a rotational basis. CLAT is a centralized test for admission to 21 National Law Universities in India. 43 other education institutes and two public sector institutes are also eligible to use these scores. CLAT is an examination based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in order to make students take admissions to various prestigious colleges easily. Students who score high ranks get admissions on a merit basis. The admissions to various UG-PG programs depends upon fulfilling the eligibility criteria, reservation policy and other statutory rules of the university and college.

Examination Details and Description

The Total Marks: 200


  • Forty-five percent (45%) marks in Qualifying Exam (Class XII or equivalent) in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Especially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories.
  • Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.

Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April are also eligible for appearing in CLAT offline examination. However, they shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

The result of qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Age criteria 

As per the Supreme Court's stay on age bar in 2017, any aspirant of law can appear in the Common Law Admission Test for admissions into undergraduate and postgraduate law programs irrespective of their age. 

The CLAT EXAMINATION is conducted in offline mode and is of 200 marks. The question paper includes questions from 5 different subjects:

  • English including Comprehension
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Mathematics
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning

Law CLAT Exam Component

The CLAT exam is of two hours duration. It is a centralized test to get admissions into 21 Law Colleges in India. The test is conducted by the participatory 21 National Law Colleges on a rotational basis.

The test can be taken after 12th to get into a Graduate Integrated degree BA. LLB. or after Graduation for a Master’s program, Masters of Law (LLM). The decision is all yours.

The test comprises of English including Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Legal Awareness and Logical Reasoning.

The list of Subjects is

  • English including Comprehension
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning

The break-up of marks is as follows

Subject Marks
English 40
General Knowledge 50
Mathematics 20
Logical Reasoning 40
Legal Reasoning 50

Marking Scheme: For every correct answer, aspirants are given one mark and for each wrong answer 0.25 marks are deducted from their total score.

Exam Preparation

To get to a good and prestigious law college of well-repute it is important to be well -versed and prepare well. Studying Law for three or five years doesn’t mean that you get buried under books and thesis of Indian Penal Code or Intellectual Property Rights. It is important to get the knowledge of both theoretical and practical know-how when a student’s starts preparing for Law. One should know where one is going in life. Knowledge about NGOs, Supreme Court and High Court Judges, companies, law firms, both national and international is very important and a must. This also helps in scoring well in the CLAT examination.

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Subject/Section No. of Questions
English/Verbal Ability 40
Mathematics/Quantitative Aptitude 20
Logical Reasoning 40
General Awareness 50
Legal Aptitude 50
Marking Scheme +1/-0.25