CLAT 2016 Exclusive Interview: Convener talks on CLAT Conducting Body and exam
Updated on Nov 20, 2015 - 2:01 p.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee
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CLAT 2016 will be conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala on May 8. The decision was made when on November 17, 2015 a Committee on CLAT 2016 was constituted where all participating National Law Universities (NLUs) participated and various matters regarding modalities and schedule of CLAT 2016 was worked out. Careers360 interviewed CLAT 2016 Convener, Dr. G.I.S. Sandhu where he spoke about the exam dates and arrangements of CLAT 2016.

Read the exclusive interview of CLAT 2016 Convener to know the latest addition to CLAT Committee and the question of permanent body of CLAT 2016.

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Interview Excerpts –

: So is it now official that Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala will be conducting CLAT 2016?
Dr. G.I.S. Sandhu: Yes it is now official that RGNUL Patiala is conducting CLAT 2016. A meeting of CLAT Core Committee was organized on November 17, 2015 where important decisions regarding CLAT 2016 were made.

Careers360: What are the dates of CLAT 2016 and what arrangements are on your watch for the coveted law entrance exam?
Dr. G.I.S. Sandhu: The CLAT Core Committee meeting was attended by all the Vice-Chancellors of participating National Law Universities (NLUs), where it was decided that RGNUL Patiala will be conducting CLAT 2016 on May 8 in online mode. The official notification for CLAT 2016 will be out on December 14, 2015 and the applications in online mode will begin from January 1, 2016.Candidates will be able to fill the applications till March 31, 2016.

The RGNUL has started making necessary arrangement for the conduct of CLAT 2016 for admission to Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Courses of Law and will be informed in due course of time.

Careers360: What is new in CLAT 2016?
Dr. G.I.S. Sandhu: CLAT 2016 shall be an admission test for admissions to undergraduate and post graduate law programmes in 17 National Law Universities (NLUs). Yes, the CLAT 2016 Committee has one more NLU added to its list and the newest addition is Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Mumbai.

Careers360: Last year CLAT got embroiled in some controversies. What pre-arrangements have you planned to avoid the likely situations?
Dr. G.I.S. Sandhu: All necessary measures are being adopted to conduct the Entrance Test in a fair and transparent manner.

Careers360: A writ petition filed by Dr. Shamnad Basheer is still pending in the Supreme Court of India demanding constitution of permanent CLAT body and the next hearing is scheduled for January 4, 2016. Amidst the case hearing, RGNUL Patiala has announced to conduct CLAT 2016.
Dr. G.I.S. Sandhu: On behalf of all member National Law Universities, the RGNUL is defending the Writ Petition filed by Shamnad Basheer. Since there is no stay order issued by Hon'ble Supreme Court in this case the process of CLAT 2016 has been initiated.

Careers360: How many test centres will be allocated for the law exam?
Dr. G.I.S. Sandhu: Last year CLAT was held at 173 test centres in 52 cities. Number of test centres and cities shall be decided as per requirement for the conduct of CLAT 2016, on receipt of applications. In case the number of candidates increases for ClAT 2016, more test centres may be created at other cities.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the most coveted law entrance exam conducted by National Law Universities (NLUs) by rotation in the order of their establishment for admissions to a total of 2252 seats distributed among the 17 participating NLUs for five-year integrated and post graduate law programmes including BA LLB, B.Sc LLB, B.Com LLB and LLM.

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please name the books that I prefer for clat 2020 after 12th class of all subjects?

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after 12 can i get admission in PU or there is any exam like CLAT for admission

Sanjay Khandelwal 25th Jan, 2020
Punjab university conducts its own entrance examination for admission in law courses. That is for BA LLB or BCOM LLB. One will have to apply for application of the college and will have to appear for the entrance examination conducted by Punjab university for admission.
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Do I need to upload EWS Certificate along with CLAT Application form

Md Azmer 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

No there is no notification came out regarding to submit EWS certificate with the CLAT 2020 form. I suggest you to go the link before filling the form.


I hope this will solve your query.

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can i get admission in Indra Prastha university on the basis of my rank in CLAT

akshat a. jha 24th Jan, 2020

No, IPU or GGSIPU conducts its own exam for entrance in its various courses.

The exam for law courses to get admission in IP university is IPU CET Law.

The Last date of Application submission for the exam is 1st week of May 2020 .

The Date of exam  and Result date would be 3rd  week of May 2020  and 4th week of May 2020  respectively.

The application fees is 1000 Rs for all category students. The exam is of 600 marks and has 150 questions in total to attempt in 150 minutes.

About Clat, The Clat exam provides admission in several other law colleges all over the country including all the NUL's.

For further information on Clat exam you can visit:-

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I am 28 now. Can i get admission in basis of CLAT ot LSAT Score

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020
There is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020 for UG program as well as in CLAT PG exam. So if you are able to fetch decent score, then you can get admission on the basis of that score. There is also no upper age limit for appearing in LSAT India Examination. But you can check the age limit specified by individual colleges wherein you want to seek admission.
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