Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Procedure for Application:

  • The CLAT 2015 Online Application Form will be accessible on the CLAT website ( between 1st January, 2015 to 31st March, 2015 along-with the Information Brochure. No hard copy of the Application Form and Information Brochure will be sold.
  • CLAT 2015 Information Brochure (not the application form) will also be accessible from the respective website of all the participating NLU(s).

Mode of payment:

  • A candidate will have to make payment on three occasions through CLAT website viz,
    • submitting the Online Application Form
    • if interested in downloading the Previous Year’s Question papers and
    • while participating in the counseling session.
  • A candidate will have to make online/offline payment through CLAT website. The online payment can be made through net-banking, debit card, credit card etc. wherein the candidate will have to bear the additional bank transaction charges for remitting the fees through payment gateways.
  • For paying the fees offline through website, the candidate will have to download the ‘Bank Challan‘ that will be generated with the required information, as filled in by the candidate, and make the payment with additional bank charges at any branch of the designated bank.

Application Fee:

  • For Unreserved / OBC / PWD and other category: Rs. 4000
  • ST / SC: Rs. 3500
  • Fee for previous years' questions paper of CLAT: Rs. 250

Documents for Online application:

The scanned copies of the documents to be uploaded in the PDF/jpg format by all the candidates are:
  • Birth Certificate, if not available then standard 10th passing certificate issued by recognized board or Passport  can be uploaded
  • Front Facing Passport size photograph (3.5 cms x 4.5 cms) [JPG Format, SIZE-within 100 KB]
  • Signature of candidate [JPG Format, SIZE-within 100 KB]
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The scanned copies of the documents to be uploaded in the PDF format by a candidate depending on the applicability are:
  • Category Certificate (SC/ST/OBC)
  • Disability Certificate (Persons With Disability, P.W.D.)
  • Special Category certificate like E.B.C.; B.C.; W.B.C.; D.F.F.; S.E.B.C.; Ancestral residents of village Sidhuwal, District Patiala; Son / Daughter of Defense Personnel Deployed in U.P. or Defense Personnel of U.P. either retired or killed/ disabled in action; Dependant of Freedom Fighter of U.P. and Kashmiri Migrant.
  • Certificates in support of one’s claim for NRI/NRI Sponsored Candidate.
  • Domicile Certificate in support of one’s claim for consideration under State Quota

Result declaration:

  • Result of CLAT is published on it's official website on May month.

CLAT Exam Pattern: (Under Graduate)

 Total Marks 200 
 Number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each 200
 Duration of Exam 2 hours

Subjects and Weightage:

 Subject Marks
 English including Comprehension 40 Marks
 General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 Marks
 Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 Marks
 Legal Aptitude 50 Marks
 Logical Reasoning 40 Marks
 Negative markings for each wrong answer - 0.25 Mark 

Detailed syllabus of CLAT:

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

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 (broadly defined as matters featuring in the mainstream media between March 2014 to April 2015)


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 abilities. 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 theater 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 CLAT (Post Graduate Programme):

 Maximum Marks150 
Duration of Exam 2 Hours 
MCQ Questions 150 questions of one mark each
Allocation of questions to be asked from different areas of law:
  • Constitutional law: 50
  • Jurisprudence: 50
  • Other Law subjects: 50
such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, property Law, IPR etc.
 Negative marking There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 marks each will be deducted for each of the wrong answers to Multiple Choice Questions.

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