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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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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