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

Event Date
Availability of Online Application Form 1st January 2018
Online Fee Payment 31st March 2018
Last date of Offline Challan Payment 28th February 2018
Last date to submit the fee in bank 7th March 2018
Closing date of Application Submission along with order of preferences for NLUs 31st March 2018
Last date for printing/downloading application 12th May 2018
Issue Date of Admit Card 20th April 2018
Date of CLAT Exam 13th May 2018 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Publishing of Answer Key 15th May 2018
Representation, if any, relating to the exam questions or key 16th – 18th May 2018
Date for uploading the amended answer key (if required) 26th May 2018
Announcement of Result (issue of merit list) 31st May 2018
Release of first indicative seat allocation list based on merit-cum-preference 7th June 2018
Closure of Admission 6th July 2018

Exam pattern of CLAT for UG course

Section Number of questionsn Duration (in min)
1. English including comprehension 40 120
2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50
3. Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20
4. Legal Aptitude 50
5. Logical Reasoning 40
Total 200

Exam pattern of CLAT for PG course

Section Number of questionsn Duration (in min)
1. Constitutional Law 50 120
2. Jurisprudence 50
3. Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. 50
Total 150

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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