Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2016 has been dragged into a fresh controversy as yet another Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed against the exam committee and Bar Council of India (BCI) demanding conduct of the law entrance exam in the offline mode along with online.

The PIL, filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, also demanded a stay on the conduct of the examination, which is scheduled for May 8, 2016 following which the high court has issued a stay order pending further hearings. The next court hearing is on March 2, 2016.


The PIL was filed on February 8, 2016 by advocate Hemen Aggarwal who pointed out that the court’s order will bring justice to aspirants who live in rural areas where internet connectivity might be slow and aspirants are not properly trained to appear for online examinations. Talking to Careers360, Hemen Aggarwal said, “An online exam is injustice to those who come from rural households as several of them lack the basic know-how of operating the computer machines and, therefore, face difficulties in appearing for an online paper.”


Clarifying further, he said that it will be quite good if the exam is conducted in both online as well as offline mode. “Let it be a decision for the aspirants appearing in CLAT for the mode as it will be fair and transparent,” said the petitioner besides pointing out that an added advantage of the offline paper is that it allows test takers to skip questions- a facility yet unavailable in the online mide.


CLAT 2016 was earlier dragged to the Supreme Court on August 28, 2015 on a PIL filed by Shamnad Basheer, an ex-WBNUJS faculty and currently IPR Expert demanding formation of a permanent conducting body of CLAT. The current status of this case is still pending as the next hearing is scheduled for March 4, 2016.


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clat sample paper and answer key 2019

Sharon Rose Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020


Here is the link to the previous year question papers along with answer key.It includes sample papers along with answer key.

Solving previous year question papers and sample papers will help you understand what kind of questions are asked and it will boost your confidence.


what is the cutoff of CLAT for general category??

Hrisheekesh Singh 29th Mar, 2020

Hi Raamish,

These are the CLAT cutoffs closing ranks of 2019 third round GEN category:-

  • NLSIU Bangalore - AIR 58
  • NALSAR Hyderabad - AIR 129
  • NLIU Bhopal - AIR 376
  • WBNUJS Kolkata - AIR 227
  • NLU Jodhpur - AIR 354
  • HNLU Raipur - AIR 638
  • GNLU Gandhinagar - AIR 468
  • CNLU Patna - AIR 1098
  • RMLNLU Lucknow - AIR 694
  • RGNLU Patiala - AIR 926
  • HPNLU Shimla - AIR 1471
  • NUALS Kochi - AIR 983
  • NLU Odisha Cuttack - AIR 953
  • NUSRL Ranchi - NA
  • TNNLS Tiruchirappalli - AIR 1412
  • DSNLU Visakhapatnam - AIR 1292
  • MNLU Mumbai - AIR 512
  • MNLU Nagpur - AIR 1190
  • NLUJAA Guwahati - AIR 1299
  • MNLU Aurangabad - AIR 1344

You may refer to this article for more information about CLAT Cutoff 2020.

Feel free to ask doubts in the Comment Section.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!


previous years clat question papers

Prakarsh Kaushik 29th Mar, 2020


Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)) is an entrance exam conducted across India for admission into 19 National Law Universities along with other Private Law Schools. It was scheduled to be conducted on 10th May 2020 but has been postponed due to COVID-19 Epidemic. Also the date for filling cLAT application form has been extended till 25th April.

Now you have enough time to prepare and score good in CLAT.

You can click at this to download previous year question papers -

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Last Date For Online Apply Of CLAT

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 29th Mar, 2020
Till now from the official news the date of filling the application form of CLAT exam has been extended to 25 April because of COVID-19
For more details you can refer below link:
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can we do clat preparation without coaching classes

Rehan Alam Student Expert 29th Mar, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

Yes you can prepare for CLAT without coaching. What coachings provide is consistency in preparation. If you can manage to be consistent on your own then t you are good to go. Prepare with a structure, prepare a timetable, see the syllabus and study accordingly. Do not study out of syllabus and do no leave important topics.

Get enroll to a mock test series to keep a track of your preparation. This will be enough for you to crack CLAT.

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