CLAT 2016 is an all India level law entrance exam. CLAT 2016 is being organized by RGNUL at various test centers across the country. Each year it is held in rotation by the National Law Universities. Complete details of Common Law Admission Test 2016 are given here for law aspirants. CLAT 2016 is conducted for admissions to five-year integrated under-graduate and post graduate degree programmes.
Latest update – Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law has announced that it will be conducting CLAT 2016.
This news confirms that the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2016 will be conducted this year. Law aspirants should gear up their preparations and get ready to crack the CLAT exam. Five year integrated UG law courses offered are BA LLB (Hons), B.Sc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons), B.Com LLB (Hons), PG law program, LLM is offered under various specializations. If all goes as per last year, detailed notification should be released by the end of December.
CLAT 2016 application form can be filled online once it is released by the exam conducting body. It is anticipated that the application form of CLAT 2016 will be issued at the website www.clat.ac.in.
|Event Related to CLAT 2016||Dates (expected)|
|Application form submission.||Jan 2016|
|Admit card available online from.||Apr 2016|
|CLAT Exam (Online)||May 2016|
|Result to be announced on||May 2016|
CLAT Selection Procedure 2016
Admission in UG and PG law courses in the NLUs shall be only on the basis of CLAT exam.
- Candidates will have to appear and qualify in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2016.
- On the basis of marks scored in the test, candidates will be called for counselling.
- There shall be a centralized admission process for CLAT 2016 on the basis of merit-cum-preference.
- All admissions shall be centrally done through the Organizing University.
CLAT Application Form 2016
Candidates must first determine their eligibility as given below for the Common Law Admission Test. Thereafter, they can fill in the online application form of CLAT 2016 at www.clat.ac.in. Once candidate has filled in each details asked in the form, he/she may have to upload necessary documents.
Details such as candidate’s name, parents’ names, address, educational qualification, will have to be filled in the application form. Final stage of CLAT 2016 application form submission is to pay the application fees.
CLAT Eligibility Criteria
Candidate must have scored minimum
- For UG Courses: 45% marks (40% for SC / ST) in qualifying examination (i.e. 10+2).
- For PG Courses: 55% marks (50% for SC / ST) in qualifying examination (i.e., LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B./any other equivalent examination).
Those appearing in qualifying examination in March/April 2016 are also eligible to apply. The result of qualifying examination shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
CLAT Admit Card 2016
The hall tickets will be issued to such candidates who have submitted the online application form along with fees, before the last date. CLAT 2016 Admit card will be available for download at www.clat.ac.in as per the schedule given above.
The candidate must remember enrolment / user ID and password, and must login periodically to see the status of his application, to download the admit card and to know the results later. He/she is also advised to keep visiting CLAT 2016 website for any query or updated information.
CLAT Result 2016
Final score shall determine the performance of each candidate in the Common Law Admission test. CLAT 2016 Result will be declared as per the schedule given above. Separate merit lists are drawn for UG and PG programmes.
CLAT 2016 result will include Merit List (Category-wise) along with the notice to the candidates for indicating their choices of University preferences using online candidate portal.
Please note that the information given below is based on previous year CLAT, this is to be used for reference purpose only. New details will be updated as its announced by CLAT organizing body.
CLAT Examination Pattern
CLAT 2016 Exam Pattern indicates the number of questions to be asked in the CLAT question paper. CLAT 2016 exam will be held in the online mode (computer based test). NLUs shall also provide a mock test for CLAT 2016 preparation. Given here are complete details of the CLAT 2016 exam pattern such as number of questions asked, marking scheme, duration.
There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 mark each will be deducted for each of the wrong answers to Multiple Choice Questions.
Pattern of questions for admission to UG Courses in CLAT exam 2016
|Total number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each||200|
|Duration of examination||Two 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|
The different subject areas of the examination are explained as under:
- English including comprehension
The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
- General Knowledge and Currents Affairs
As far as general knowledge is concerned, the candidates will be tested on their general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of current affairs.
This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. maths taught up to Class X.
- Legal Aptitude
This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense (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). Candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
- Logical Reasoning
The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.
Pattern of questions for admission to PG Courses in CLAT exam 2016
The CLAT Question Paper for PG courses shall have the following pattern:
- Maximum Marks 150
- Duration of CLAT: 02:00 Hours
- Total Marks: 150
- Marks per question: 1
- Negative marking: 0.25 Mark/wrong answer to MCQ
|Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, property Law, IPR etc.||50|
Breakup of CLAT Seats & Reservation for both UG and PG Courses is given below.
CLAT Seats – UG (B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
|NALSAR Hyderabad for Telengana Candidates||11||02||1|
|NLIU Bhopal (for MP State Candidates)||09||11|
|NLU Raipur (For Chattisgarh Candidates)||33||10||26|
|CNLU Patna (For Bihar Candidates)||19||01|
|NUALS Kochi (For Kerala Candidates)||06||09||02|
|NUSRL Ranchi for Jharkhand Candidates||30||16||6|
|NLUJAA Guwahati for Assam Candidates||15|
|DSNLU Vishakhapatnam for AP Candidates||59||18||7|
|TNNLS Tirchiappali for Tamil Nadu Candidates||14||12||02|
CLAT Seats – PG (For LL.M. Programme)
|NALSAR Hyderabad for Telengana Candidates||07||02||01|
|NLIU Bhopal for M. P. State||31||05||06|
|NUALS Kochi for Kerala Candidates||03||03||01|
|NUSRL Ranchi for Jharkhand||05||02||01|
|NLUJAA Guwahati for Assam Candidates||01|
CLAT online counseling process shall start as per the schedule given above. In the first phase candidates shall be required to indicate their preferences for NLU(s) where they want to take admission. All the candidates who have appeared in CLAT 2016 examination are advised to read carefully ‘Counseling and admissions – Instructions for candidates’ available on the CLAT website before proceeding for online counseling process.
The merit-cum-preference will be the basic principle of admission for CLAT 2016 and the allotment of candidates to various NLU(s) will be based on the same, wherein the candidates will be able to mark the preferences of the NLU(s) for admission within the stipulated period mentioned in the schedule, failing which their right to be considered for admission shall be forfeited.
The participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are:
- National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
- National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
- National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
- The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
- National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
- Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
- Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL)
- Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
- National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
- National Law University, Odisha (NLUO)
- National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
- National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA)
- Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS)
Official Website of CLAT Exam: clat.ac.in.
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