CLAT 2016 on May 8; Applications to begin from January 1
Apratim Chatterjee, 19 Nov 2015, #CLAT
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Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala (RGNUL Patiala) will be conducting CLAT 2016 on May 8. The applications for CLAT 2016 shall begin from January 1, 2016. In an exclusive interview with Careers360, CLAT 2016 Convener, Dr. G.I.S Sandhu informed about Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).

RGNUL Patiala Registrar and CLAT 2016 Convener, Dr. G.I.S Sandhu said, “CLAT 2016 shall be held on May 8 for admissions to 17 National Law Universities. Candidates can fill CLAT 2016 Applications in online mode between January 1 and March 31.”

Read CLAT 2016 Exclusive Interview, where the Convener talks on CLAT Conducting Body and exam.

The Convener also said that a new NLU has been added to CLAT 2016 Committee. “Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU) is the new addition to CLAT Committee for the admission year 2016,” informed Dr. Sandhu.


He also said that RGNUL Patiala has started making necessary arrangement for the conduct of CLAT 2016 for admission to Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Courses of Law. He said, “The first step in this direction was holding of meeting of CLAT Core Committee held on November 17 at RGNUL Campus, Patiala. At this meeting, the Vice-Chancellors of member National Law Universities participated. Various matters regarding modalities and tentative schedule for conduct of CLAT 2016 have been worked out.”


The first official advertisement for CLAT 2016 will be released on December 14, 2015. However, Careers360 has exclusively interviewed CLAT 2016 Convener, Dr. G.I.S Sandhu on CLAT 2016.

The Convener also informed that the number of test centres and cities for conducting CLAT 2016 will be decided later on as last year there were 173 test centres in 52 cities of India.

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There is no age limit for CLAT as per the rule..But is there any upper age limit in NLUs ??

Sanjanaleekha 13th Nov, 2019

Hi there,

As per the recent notification for CLAT 2020 there is no upper age limit to appear for CLAT at UG and PG level, although NLU's have there separate eligibility criteria in regard upper age limit like NLSIU has upper age limit of 20 in case of general category for admission in UG programme, so I would suggest you to visit the website of the NLU for which you are aiming and check the eligibility criteria of the same, other necessary details in regard eligibility is given in the link below,


Is the preparation for clat just like preparation course for jee?

Arya 13th Nov, 2019

The Common Law Admission Test is held every year for admissions to the  21 National Law Universities in India and is starkly different from the Joint Entrance Examination, which is an annual exam for admissions to various Engineering, Architecture and Pharmacy colleges of India.

Firstly, CLAT is much easier to crack as compared to JEE as the difficulty level and competition in JEE is much higher.

JEE-Mains consists of 90 MCQ-type questions ( 30 each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) based on 12th standard syllabus. 4 marks are awarded for a correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for a wrong answer. The exam is out of 360 Marks.

CLAT has 200 MCQ-type questions ( 40 each from English Comprehension and Logical Reasoning, 20 from Elementary Mathematics and 50 each from Legal Aptitude and Current & World Affairs). 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. The exam is out of 200 marks.


which books are best for clat preparation

Mayank Chowdhary 11th Nov, 2019

Yes I'll enlist down some of the top books that will help you in the CLAT preparation. For improving your English and Grammar you can go with High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin, you can take help of Word Power made Easy by Norman Lewis as well. For Analytical and Logical reasoning, go with RS AGGARWAL AND MK PANDEY books. For Legal Aptitude, AK Bharadwaj is quite famous. For mathematics, use RS AGGARWAL and for GK and Current affairs, use Pearson GK Today and read newspapers and blogs regularly to keep yourself updated.

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i started the clat 2020 preparation yet so when i should start current affairs section ? what in the ideal time to start it?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019


current affair is a section which you need to revise every day. other wise there is chances for forgetting it. so I would suggest you to daily follow any one of the news paper or you may follow bankers adda magazine. every day spend 1 hr for studying. you will surely get success.


can I prepare on my own for the CLAT exam 2021 ? if yes how much time should I give to study for clat?

Apoorva Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

Hello dear student,

Yes you can prepare for the exam just consistency should be maintained . The law aspirants need to check CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria to ensure they follow the right protocols prescribed for the admission process; refer the bullet points given below for complete details.

Eligibility requirement for UG program:

Qualifying exam: The candidate must have passed 10+2 or an equivalent exam from a recognised university or board.

Marks in qualifying exam: General category candidates need minimum 45% marks in the qualifying exam,  while SC and ST candidates need only 40% marks.

Age limit: There is no upper age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020

Candidates who are appearing in qualifying exam in March/April 2020: Such candidates may also apply, subject to the condition they produce evidence of passing the qualifying exam at time of admission

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