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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an entrance exam for aspirants of National Law Universities across India. CLAT exam is conducted as per the Memorandum of Understanding that students who wish to procure admission in Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in the National Law Universities must be shortlisted through this exam as per individual university’s eligibility criteria. CLAT common entrance test is administered by different NLUs on rotation basis. For example, 2019 CLAT is being administered by The National Law University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi. Prepare for CLAT entrance exam through Eduthrill and Experience the thrill of challenging people around the world on CLAT Questions!


The 19 participating NLU’s in the order of their year of establishment are:

National Law School of India University (NLSIU),

    • Bengaluru

National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad

National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata

National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur

Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi

National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack

National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi

National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam

Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad



The courses offered by NLSs are mentioned below:

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

    • – UG Degree | Full Time | Duration – 5 years

PG Diploma in Law – PG Diploma | Full Time | Duration – 1 year

LL.M. – PG Degree | Full Time | Duration – 2 years

LL.M. (IICA) – PG Degree | Full Time | Duration – 2 years

Ph.D in Law – Doctorate Degree | Full Time | Duration – 2 years

Ph.D in Law – Doctorate Degree | Part Time – Classroom | Duration – 3 years

CLAT Registration and Exam Notifications

Online Application of CLAT 2019 Starts Form13th January 2019
Last Date of Online Application of CLAT 201931st March 2019
Issue Date of Admit Card(Tentative)3rd Week of April 2019
Exam Date of CLAT 201912th May 2019 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Exam pattern of CLAT for UG course

SectionNumber of questionsnDuration (in min)
1. English including comprehension40120
2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs50
3. Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)20
4. Legal Aptitude50
5. Logical Reasoning40


Exam pattern of CLAT for PG course

SectionNumber of questionsnDuration (in min)
1. Constitutional Law50120
2. Jurisprudence50
3. Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.50

Each correct answer carries 1 mark and each wrong answer attracts a penalty of 0.25 marks.

Sample CLAT Entrance Exam Questions


Three of the four words given below are spelt wrongly. Select the word that is spelt correctly.


Sanjay sold his watch for Rs. 1140 and thereby loses 5%. In order to gain 5% he has to sell the watch for


A train of 100 m running at 54 km/hr takes 20 seconds to pass a bridge. The length of the bridge is


The scientist responsible for developing atomic energy in India is


The angle of elevation of sun, when length of shadow is √3 times length of tree


Select the best option from the four alternatives given:
It’s two years ___ Sophy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Q1. What is CLAT?

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an entrance exam for aspirants of National Law Universities across India. CLAT is administered by different NLUs on rotation basis. Roughly 50000 aspirants appear for this exam in 2018.

    1. Q2. When notification for CLAT registration is released?

The notification for CLAT registration is usually released in January.

    1. Q3. When CLAT is conducted?

CLAT is usually conducted in either April or May.

    1. Q4. When results of CLAT are released?

The results of CLAT are usually announced in the month of May.

    1. Q5. What are eligibility criteria for appearing for CLAT?

The following are eligibility criteria for CLAT:
• Candidates must have passed Higher Secondary School/Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability).
• Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination can also appear provisionally. However, they shall have to produce proof of having passed the qualifying examination before or at the time of admission with detailed mark sheet.
• There is no age bar for appearing in CLAT

    1. Q5. What is exam pattern of CLAT?

Questions in CLAT come from areas like Quantitative Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Legal Aptitude, and Current Affairs. The area-wise break-down of questions in the exam is shown in the table below:

  1. SectionNumber of questionsDuration (in min)
    English including comprehension40120
    General Knowledge and Current Affairs50
    Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)20
    Legal Aptitude50
    Logical Reasoning40