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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which coaching branch for clat must I prefer ?

Yash Dev Student Expert 27th May, 2020

Hello student there are many coaching institutes for clat preparation but as due to lockdowon all coaching institute shift towards online classes you need to join online coaching now.

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which are the other colleges under clat other than NLUs?

Yash Dev Student Expert 27th May, 2020

Hello student there are more than 90 law colleges which offer admission through clat accept 21 National law University. Some of them are mentioned below -

1)Bennett University Greater Noida

2)CRM University school of legal studies, Banglore

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what is the procedure for CLAT I am giving exam of class 12th ..ARTS stream. Date of exam and registration..

Shareef 27th May, 2020

CLAT is the entrance examination for admission to 3 year and 5 year Integrated Law courses in National Law Universities, To be eligible for CLAT, you should complete your 12th with atleast 45% aggregate in any discipline. It is 45% for General Category and 40% for SC/ST. There is no upper age limit for CLAT. Students appearing for their 12th also can give CLAT exams. You can still register for CLAT 2020 until July 1st. Use this link for registration: . The exam date will be announced before July 1st.


is clat exam appeared require to tske admission in llb in puri private law college?

Yash Dev Student Expert 26th May, 2020

Hello student I request you to please help me with your preferable college so that I can check and provide you the exact information clat offer admission in more than 90 law college.

Application form extended till July 1 you can fill the application form now, clat constorium will release the examination date on 1st July 2020.

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when is clat 2020 exam going to be held

batchasikkander17 26th May, 2020

Hi Vivek,

Exam date for clat 2020 is not announced yet. The date of examination will be announced by 1st July giving students at least 21 days prior to the exam. Registration for clat 2020 has already started and the last date to register is July 1, 2020.

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