One of the NLU conduct CLAT. The exam is held in the month of May every year. The Common Law Admission Test is an online examination through which candidates are granted admission in UG and PG law courses offered by participating NLUs. To apply for the UG exam, the candidates should have passed 10+2, whereas, to apply for PG examination the candidates should possess LL.B or equivalent degree. You can get CLAT exam dates, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, and more details on this page.

CLAT 2018 CLAT 2018 (Hindi) CLAT 2019


The admission in the participating institutes is granted on the basis of merit-cum-preference basis of CLAT exam. However, fulfilling the eligibility criteria is equally important for the candidates. Check the table below to know all the exam dates for CLAT.

CLAT Exam Dates
CLAT 2018 13 May 2018
CLAT 2019 May 2019

CLAT Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of for the UG and the PG examination is given below.

Eligibility Criteria for UG

  • 45% marks in 10+2 for general categories
  • 40% for SC and ST categories

Candidates appearing for 10+2 examination in current year are also eligible to apply. 

Eligibility Criteria for PG

  • Applicant should possess LL.B / Five Integrated LL.B. (Hons.) / Equivalent Degree.
  • In the degree course, the minimum marks secured by the candidates should be 55% for general
  • 50% for SC and ST categories

Candidates in final year of Degree course can also apply. 


CLAT Exam Pattern

It Computer Based examination, for both UG and PG exam. The question paper is provided only in English Language. The specific details about the exam pattern for the UG and PG exam are as below:

CLAT UG Exam Pattern:

  • Duration – 02 hours
  • Number of Questions – 200
  • Type of Questions – Multiple Choice Type
  • Marks Per Question – 1 marks
  • Negative Marking – 0.25 marks

The subject areas with weight-age will be as below:

Section Maximum Marks
English including comprehension 40
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20
Legal Aptitude 50
Logical Reasoning 40

CLAT PG Exam Pattern:

  • Duration – 02 hours
  • Number of Questions – 150
  • Type of Questions – Multiple Choice Type
  • Marks Per Question – 1 marks
  • Negative Marking – 0.25 marks
Section Maximum Marks
Constitutional Law 50
Jurisprudence 50
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. 50

CLAT Cut Off

NUALS will announce the cutoff for the examination later on. However, until then the candidates may check the previous year cutoff from below:

NUALS Last Year’s CLAT Cut Off Closing Rank of CLAT
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences 213 7556
National Law School of India University 59 1779
Hidayatullah National Law University 574 29835
Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University 627 28216
Chanakya National Law University 909 16614
National Law University Odisha 1023 15734
National Law University and Judicial Academy 1124 17322
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University 1180 38156
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 1126 39573
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research 130 5098
National Law University Jodhpur 343 8051
Gujarat National Law University 453 10585
National Law Institute University 351 17348
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law 801 12580
National University of Advanced Legal Studies 826 24087
National University of Study and Research in Law 1051 28174
Tamil Nadu National Law School 1151 25604
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 478 17294

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    • Yes,you can apply for the clat exam but the eligibility criteria need to be checked for different categories.

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