CLAT 2016 to be conducted by RGNUL Patiala on May 8; Applications to begin from Jan 1
Apratim Chatterjee, 15 Dec 2015, #CLAT
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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2016 has been announced by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala on December 14, 2015. CLAT 2016, the coveted law entrance exam for admissions to 2252 seats in five-year integrated law programmes will be conducted on May 8, 2016 as the applications will begin from January 1, 2016.

Careers360 in an interview with CLAT 2016 Convener, Dr. G.I.S Sandhu had earlier informed that CLAT 2016 Notification will be announced on December 15, 2015. RGNUL Patiala has also declared CLAT 2016 Important Dates besides the eligibility criteria for the law entrance exam. Click here to download CLAT 2016 Official Notification.

As per the CLAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria, one needs to have passed 12th Board Examination of 10+2 educational pattern or equivalent from a recognised Educational Board, securing at least 45% marks in aggregate of the qualifying subjects. The age limit has been removed as per the apex court’s order of last year. CLAT officials have said that the ‘No Age Bar’ policy will help in increasing registrations. CLAT Convener, Dr. G.I.S. Sandhu said, “Since there is no age bar in CLAT 2016, we hope for an increased number of registrations this year and as per the number of applicants we will be increasing the exam centres as well.”

The Application Form of CLAT 2016 shall be filled in online mode and candidates need to register before applying. A Login Id and Password will be needed for the application form which can be received from the e-mail account provided during online registration of CLAT 2016. You also need to remit an application fee of Rs. 4000 in any of the modes – online and offline using Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking/Bank Challan options.


As many as 17 National Law Universities (NLUs) are participating in CLAT 2016. Check here the list of participating institutes of CLAT 2016 including the new ones.


The most sought after law entrance exam will be conducted by RGNUL Patiala in online mode where aspirants will need to answer as many as 200 questions for maximum marks of 200. Each correct answer shall be awarded 1 mark whereas every incorrect response will result in deduction of 0.25 marks each from the total scored marks following negative marking policy.


The NLU will be declaring results in the last week of May, 2016 where a merit list will also be issued along with the response codes and official answer key of CLAT 2016. Based on the merit list, candidates will be able to attend the online counselling which includes seat allotment and document verification process.


Last year, CLAT was marred by a number of allegations involving erroneous questions and faulty merit lists. RGNUL Patiala with an objective of transparency in the exam process has made the necessary arrangements. Dr. G.I.S. Sandhu says, “We will be making all necessary arrangements for a fair conduct of Online CLAT 2016.”


CLAT is the law entrance exam conducted by an NLU every year for admissions to both undergraduate and post graduate law programmes including BA LLB, BBA LLB, B.Sc LLB and LLM. Last year as many as 39686 candidates had registered for the Common Law Admission Test where 37358 candidates took the test.

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exam date of clat & colleges for gate

thomas joy 11th Dec, 2019
Hi Ruchika,
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), for the asmission of Law courses is conducted by NLU's
For CLAT 2020 the important dates are
  • Application opening -Jan,1 2020
  • Application closing- 3rd week of April
  • CLAT Admit card- 2nd week of may 2020
  • CLAT Exam- May 10 ,2020

some of the Top colleges in India accepting GATE score are
  • NITK, Surathkal
  • GNDU, Punjab
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT, Madras
  • Cillege of Engineering, Pune
  • PSG College of Engineering, Coimbatore
  • Bahra University
  • BIT, Coimbatore
  • OPJU , Chattisgarh
  • SKP, Tamilnadu
  • DIET, west Bengal
  • KCET, Punjab
  • VIT, Vellore
  • Delhi Technological University
  • Indian institute of Engineering shibapur

Hope you get it, please do comment If you have any doubts.
Thank you

How can I give CLAT after failing NEET?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 11th Dec, 2019


Yes, you must fulfill the eligibility criteria for CLAT to be eligible to appear for CLAT and the eligibility criteria is that a candidate must have passed 10+2 or it's equivalent from a recognised board or university. Candidates belonging to general category must have passed with atleast 45% aggregate and candidates belonging to SC/ST must have atleast 40% aggregate in 10+2.

You can refer the article below for more useful information


clat paper hindi me bhi hota h kya

Sanjay Khandelwal 11th Dec, 2019
CLAT common law admission test is conducted for law entrance exam. The exam is conducted in offline mode. The paper comes is in English. Paper doesn't come in Hindi or any other regional language. So, Hindi is not an option here. You have to give the exam in English only.

clat paper hindi me hota h kya

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 11th Dec, 2019
The Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is an offline entrance exam conducted by NLUs in India. CLAT paper doesn't come in Hindi. CLAT paper is conducted in English only. There are around 2500 for UG and 720 for postgraduate (NLUs only) through CLAT.

whose branch of carrier lancher is the best in Delhi for clat 2020

Sanjanaleekha 9th Dec, 2019

Hi there,

Career launcher has many branches in Delhi one of its main branch is in Connaught place, for preparation of CLAT 2020 you can also go through the previous year CLAT question paper for analysing the previous year paper pattern which can be accessed here,

If you want to prepare for CLAT 2020 yourself then also we have compiled a list f books which you can refer for your CLAT preparation,

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