Are you interested in pursuing your career as a lawyer? If your answer is yes, then you must have heard of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) — one of the most important entrance exams conducted for admission to top law academic institutions in India.
CLAT is a national-level entrance test which is being conducted every year in May — by each of National Law Schools on rotation as per the criterion of seniority — for admission to 21 National Law Universities in India. Last year, the National Law University Odisha had conducted CLAT 2019 on May 26, 2019.
Along with the National Law Universities, 43 other education institutes and two public sector institutes also consider CLAT scores for admissions to law courses.
Although CLAT is known as one of the toughest exams to get through, it has become popular among students as the law field is challenging and financially rewarding. Candidates can crack CLAT examination with sheer hard work and right planning.
CLAT 2020: Important Dates (Tentative)
|CLAT 2020 registration begins||01.01.2020|
|Admit card release||May 2020|
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Eligibility for CLAT
Candidates must have secured a minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examinations (i.e. 10+2 or an equivalent examination)
1. Candidates should have passed with 45% marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories
2. Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories should have passed with 40% marks or equivalent
The candidates who are applying for PG programme should possess an LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of 55% marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and for candidates belonging to SC/ST categories should have passed LLB with 50% marks.
It may be noted that there is no upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT-2019. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April or May are also eligible to apply for the test.
When and where to apply?
The online application process for CLAT commences in January and closes in April. Candidates should note that the application has to be submitted online through the official portal — clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in.
For the next academic year, CLAT examination will be conducted on May 10, 2020. The total duration of the CLAT examination will be two hours which will be held in offline mode. Candidates are advised to visit the official portal regularly to get the latest updates.
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