The consortium of National Law Universities was established having 16 NLUs as founders in 2019. It was subsequently expanded to include other NLUs as well.

It had developed CLAT to determine the admission of students into NLUs and make the admission process more centralized.

The scores obtained in this exam are considered for admission into the Law Schools for both PG and UG courses. The score is accepted by 24 NLUs in India. NLU Delhi has its own exam. The exam is called AILET.


The CLAT exam is extremely important for law students. Getting good score in this exam will allow the students get admitted into the best Law Schools of our country. Their Stature is comparable to the likes of IIM and IITs, making it even more recognizable.

The NLUs consist of the best legal institutions of our country. The quality of curriculum at these institutions is formulated with the focus on shaping the student’s personalities and making them into future lawyers our country would benefit from.

An NLU graduate will also have a competitive advantage over Non NLU graduates.

Thus, getting a good score means getting admission into the NLUs.


The CLAT exam is conducted for the purpose of both, UG and PG programmes, each having its own separate syllabus for admission purposes.

CLAT UG Eligibility –

• No age limit.

• At least 45% marks in 10+2 exams for the following categories –

⁛ General
⁛ OCI.

• At least 40% of marks in 10+2 exams for following categories –

⁛ ST
⁛ SC

CLAT UG Pattern -

• Duration – 2 hours

• No of Questions – 120 MCQs

• Marking- (+1) Marks for correct answers
(-0.25) Marks for incorrect answers

The CLAT exam shall have the following list of subjects –

• English Language
• Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
• Legal Reasoning
• Logical Reasoning
• Quantitative Techniques

CLAT PG Eligibility

• No age limit.
• An LLB degree with at least 50% Marks for General / OBC/ PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories
• An LLB degree with at least 40% Marks for SC/ST categories

CLAT PG Pattern -

• Duration – 2 hours

• No of Questions – 120 MCQs

• Marking- (+1) Marks for correct answers
(-0.25) Marks for incorrect answers

The CLAT exam shall have the following list of subjects –

• Constitutional Law
• Jurisprudence
• Administrative Law
• Law of Contract
• Torts
• Family Law
• Criminal Law
• Property Law
• Company Law
• Public International Law
• Tax Law
• Environmental Law
• Labour & Industrial Law


The following benefits can be incorporated in your arsenal by practicing the previous year questions –

1. Time Management
By making repeated attempts at the previous year question papers, students can expect to inculcate effective time management strategies and be better prepared for their actual attempt. This will enable students to stay calm and be clear headed whilst giving their main exam.

2. Understanding CLAT Pattern
By having been used to the pattern of the examination, students will have an upper edge and feel more confident while giving the exam

3. Identifying Topics
By repeated practice of the CLAT papers, students get familiar with the probable topics which often get repeated yearly, thereby allowing students to make those topics a priority.

4. Practicing and Confidence
Lastly, the students need to practice the papers routinely, to remove the fear and dread about giving the exam, allowing them to give the exam with a clear headspace and calculated approach.

FAQ Regarding CLAT –

Q1. Where to apply for CLAT?
You may register and apply for the exam on official website -
Please note that the exam application can not be filled offline.

Q2. What is the application fee for CLAT?
The application fee for CLAT will be Rs 4000 for candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO/ OCI categories and Rs 3500 for candidates belonging to the SC, ST, BPL categories.

Q3. What are the Identity Proof documents required at the exam centre?
Students can carry either an Adhaar Card, PAN Card, Voter Card, or a Passport as a proof of identity for the exam.

Q4. How will the exam be conducted?
The CLAT exam will be held on a Pen and Paper based format.