CLAT 2016: 45,000 apply for NLUs; 13 percent increase in applications
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Common Law Admission Test has recorded over 13 per cent increase in applications for admission year 2016. CLAT Convenor Dr. G.I.S Sandhu exclusively told Careers360 that a total of 45,041 candidates have applied for the national level law entrance exam.  Last year, a total of 39,686 candidates had registered for the test.

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CLAT Application process 2016 was closed on April 5 after a five-day extension in the original application deadline of March 31.

“A total of 23517 male applicants have submitted their CLAT 2016 Application Forms, while as many as 21520 female candidates and 4 Transgender candidates have submitted the applications,” says the CLAT Convener.  He added that as many as 67,693 applicants had registered for CLAT 2016 out of which 22,652 candidates did not submit their application fee. In the five-day extension window that the CLAT committee had offered, a total of 2,053 fresh candidates applied for the exam.

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This year the CLAT Committee had also scrapped the age bar of 22 years for the coveted law entrance exam. However, the move could only add 5, 355 more applications as compared to the last year.

Last year, a total of 45,140 applications were registered for CLAT of which 39,686 were finally submitted with application fee.

CLAT Application Numbers over the years – While, CLAT 2016 has as many as 45,041 final applications, last year the number was 39,686. In 2014 and 2013 the number of CLAT applicants was 31,231 and 30,915 respectively.

CLAT applications over the years



CLAT 2016 is scheduled to be held on May 8 in online mode at as many as 66 cities across India for admissions to 2250 five-year integrated law programmes in 17 participating NLUs.

The Results of CLAT 2016 will be announced on May 23, 2016 and the counselling will be held in online mode between July 1 and 6, 2016 along with the seat allotment.

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I am from class 12th science and I want to get admission in NLU Jodhpur in 2020 what should I do for that. is it necessary to give clat

Shareef 20th Oct, 2019
Yes, ofcourse you should give CLAT entrance exam for Admission.when you are going to take an LLB course, CLAT is a mandatory thing for you.
And the University like NLU one of the top universities doesn't cooperate admissions without CLAT.
Check out the eligibility criteria for Admission,
  • One should be 10+2 passed with 45%
  • SC/ST students must be passed with 40%
  • Maximum age for general candidates is 20
  • maximum age for SC/ST is 22
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Which is the best institute for CLAT preparation in Kolkata , is it CLATapult or is it Career Launcher or any other ?

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i have completed my graduation with political science in 2019 . May i appear in CLAT UG Exams .

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

clat exam eligibility criteria is candidate need to pass 10+2 course from a recognized university with 45% marks (general category). candidate from any stream can apply for clat ug irrespective of their age, as age criteria has been removed by BCI. so you may apply for clat. hope I have solved your query.


What is clat exam? What are the courses that it includes?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

CLAT is an entrance examination for admission in NLUs(NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITIES) for their undergraduate course . Its an offline-based exam, CLAT is conducted at around 40 centres around the country for admitting candidates to undergraduate law programs in the 21 participating NLUs.

The application form of CLAT 2020 is expected to be released around the 2nd week of January; candidates will have around 3 months time to submit the application form. The admit card of CLAT 2020 will be released around the 2nd week of May. CLAT 2020 will be of 2 hours duration and include 200 multiple-choice questions of 1 marks each; note each incorrect attempt will invite penalty of 0.25 marks.

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