CLAT Consortium - The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted by the consortium of National Law Universities, also known as CLAT consortium. The national-level law entrance exam, CLAT is a gateway for admissions to the 22 national law universities of India. CLAT consortium was established on August 19, 2017, with an aim to improve the system of legal education in India and ensure better management and coordination among all the national law universities. Since the inception of CLAT consortium, the national-level law entrance exam has become more organised, transparent and effective. To know more about CLAT consortium, exam modalities and others, read the complete article.
What is the CLAT consortium?
To make the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) more effective and transparent and to better the legal education system in India, the 18 national law universities came together to form a body, Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLU) on August 19, 2017. In later years, 4 more national law universities have joined the consortium. Till date, all national law universities, except the National Law University Delhi, are part of the CLAT consortium.
CLAT consortium - Contact Information
Address: P.O. Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi,
Bangalore - 560 072 Karnataka, India
Mail ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpline Number: 08047162020
Official Website: www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level law entrance exam conducted every year by the CLAT consortium. The law entrance exam is conducted for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered by 22 National Law Universities.
Candidates must note the acceptability of CLAT is beyond national law universities as more than 50 law colleges consisting of both government and private institutions accept the CLAT scores for admissions into law courses.
CLAT consortium - Participating members
At present, there are 22 national law universities that are participating members of CLAT consortium. The names of all NLUs are mentioned in the table below.
List of National law universities participating in CLAT
National Law Universities
Total UG seats
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University (earlier known as National Law University Haryana), Rai, Sonepat (Newly added)
This year, the consortium has postponed CLAT 2020 from May 10 to May 31 in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. The entrance exam will be conducted in offline mode, with an updated CLAT exam pattern 2020. During the screening process, candidates will be tested for their knowledge of different subjects like Legal aptitude, English language, Mathematics, Current affairs and General knowledge.
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Questions related to CLAT
I have registered in clat and now i wanna to withdraw my registration ,for that i have already send mail to the clat team and not even got any satisfactory reply. And the exam is going to be held on somedays that is 7th sep.Give some suggestion that will help me to withdraw the form.
The candidate can withdraws from CLAT 2020, their application fee shall be refunded after a deduction of INR 400 for SC/ST candidates and INR 500 for all other candidates towards processing charges. Refunds will be made by July 18, 2020.
So as such deadline had been crossed already. Still you can try
Any requests for assistance or for clarifications may be directed to:
Phone: 080 47162020 (between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on all working days
Hope this will help you!
All the best
are clat regestration still open??
Sorry to inform you that CLAT registrations closed on July 10th and exam is scheduled to happen on September 7th, date of issuing of admit card hasn't been announced yet. You can visit clat consortium official website where it is mentioned that registration has been closed officially on July 10th.
To know more about CLAT 2020 latest updates visit the link below.
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is it good to go out another city for clat preparation, because the place where I live has no facility but after I clear this exam , again I have to somewhere else for law. what to do? which city is best for clat preparation.
Well preparing for clat is also possible without coaching but it do require extra work as you will have to collect all the required materials such as notes and books by yourself, where in a coaching centre you are provided all the required materials.
However it isn't necessary to go to a different city to prepare untill and unless you are not ready. You have made a very good point here that for law college you will eventually have to go to a different city. Well if you are ready and comfortable than go for it. I will recommend you to go for delhi, as it has some of the best coaching centres and crowd is also good.
However if you are not ready to go to a different city you can also try online coaching programs. In offline coaching centres you get to interact with competitive crowd which pushes you up further to work hard however in online classes it isn't possible.
Anyways I hope you will make best decision for yourself. Hope you find it helpful.
If i have appear for CLAT after 12 but dont get success can i apper again in CLAT after BA.if yes is any difference in value of degree.Please reply.
Yes you can appear for CLAT even after completing your Graduation in BA. After completing BA programme you can apply for CLAT Entrance exam. CLAT is the national level exam for the admission to Five year integrated programme & Post Graduate law ( LLM) programme and if you have already completed your Graduation programme then you can also go for 3 Years law programme.
If you want to go for five years Integrated law programme then to apply for CLAT you should have minimum 45% in your 10+2
I am in class 11th and i have opted for humanities. i want to clear clat first and then compete the upsc exam , please tell me the right path
If you wish to give CLAT then you can take BA/LLB or BBA/LLB then after graduation you can appear for upsc . UPSC basic criteria includes graduation degree in any discipline from any recognized University. Candidate must be more than 21 years of age and the upper age limit is 32 years for general candidates. Therefore as per your interest you can do graduation in law and then give upsc after completing your graduation.