CLAT 2016 shall be conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala (RGNUL Patiala). The NLU has officially notified the same while a Writ Petition demanding constitution of a permanent body of CLAT is still pending in the Supreme Court of India. RGNUL Patiala has officially announced that it shall be conducting CLAT 2016 for admissions to undergraduate as well as post graduate law programmes including BA LLB, LLM and Ph.D.Latest - CLAT 2016 on May 8; Applications to begin from January 1
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The announcement came in between while a writ petition filed by Dr. Shamnad Basheer, is still pending in the Supreme Court of India. The next hearing for this petition is January 4, 2016.
Earlier, Dr. Shamnad Basheer had filed a Writ Petition in the Supreme Court demanding formation of a permanent CLAT conducting body. He says, “The petition seeks intervention of the apex court against arbitrary, unreasonable, inconsistent, opaque, negligent, sub-standard and inefficient implementation of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) held by National Law Universities (NLUs) constituting CLAT Committee, every year by rotation in the order of their establishment and not a permanent body.”
Last year, CLAT was conducted by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU) and had been drawn to a number of controversies including erroneous questions. The law aspirants filed a number of cases in different courts regarding the erroneous questions but the CLAT Committee barring a few questions, didn’t pay heed to the law aspirants’ appeal. Despite the pending court cases, RMLNLU conducted the counselling process and after completing the admission formalities, on July 7 closed the central admission process of CLAT 2015.
Different exam experts had commented that the ‘non-friendly action’ of CLAT Committee and RMLNLU, had outraged the law aspirants and it had led to demand of a permanent CLAT body.
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the national level law entrance exam conducted every year for shortlisting candidates for as many as 2190 seats distributed among the 16 participating NLUs. Last year as many as 39686 candidates had registered for CLAT out of which 37358 candidates appeared for the admission test.
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Yes, you can surely apply for the Common Law Admission Test while appearing for the board exams of class 12 for admission to UG courses. The eligibility criteria for CLAT states that the candidates
who have passed their class12th Board Examination or The Senior Secondary School Examination can apply for the exam. In addition to it, the aspirants have to secure a minimum of 45% marks in the qualifying exam for General Category and for SC and ST candidates, they need to secure 40% marks in qualifying exam. However, not only the students who have passed their class 12 examination can apply but
also the candidates who are appearing in their qualifying exam can appear. In the case of admission to UG courses, this qualifying exam refers to Class 12 examination and hence you have all the rights to appear for it and there is no problem in applying for the exam but you also have to ensure that you fulfill the educational (and also other) eligibility criteria for the exam.
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The actual number of applicants for the Common Law Admission Test differ every year and is usually experiencing a 8-10 % increase every year. Although the official records have many caveats attached to it but previous three year participants statistics is as follows:-
CLAT 2017:- 50,676
CLAT 2018:- close to 55000
CLAT 2019:- 60,000 approximately
So, approximately 55000 to 60000 students apply for the Clat examination every year. This number is the sum of total applicants for UG courses and the PG course. So, if you want to know about the UG course, approximately 50,000 people fill the exam every year and this year too you can expect the same trend.
However, it has to be said that many of those applicants fill the exam just to have an experience of a competitive examination after class 12 and hence if you are serious enough and have prepared well for the exam then your real competition is with probably 15000- 20000 people. Now, that is not any small number to compete against but given the stature of the examination, you will have to face such competition in order to fetch a seat in the top NLUs.
these are some of the best colleges you have through clat in Maharashtra -
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad
Kirit P Mehta School of Law, Mumbai
Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune
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