Common Law Admission Test Lawyer
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralized test for admission to prominent National Law Universities in India. The test is taken after the Higher Secondary Examination or the 12th grade for admission to integrated undergraduate programmes in Law and after Graduation in Law for Master of Laws (LL.M) programmes. The 2 hour admission test consists of objective type questions based on English, general knowledge, basic mathematics, besides legal and logical reasoning.
Before the introduction of CLAT, the autonomous law schools in India conducted their own separate entrance tests, requiring the candidates to prepare and appear separately for each of these tests. The schedule of the administration of these tests sometimes conflicted with the other exams or with other major entrance tests. This caused students to miss tests.
Now, around 14 universities use CLAT score for admission. However, some universities like National Law University (Delhi), Department of Laws (Punjab University, Chandigarh), Government Law College (Mumbai), Faculty of Law (Aligarh Muslim University), Faculty of Law (Jamia Millia Islamia), Jindal Global Law School (Sonipat), Symbiosis Law School (Pune), ILS Law College (Pune), Indraprastha University (New Delhi), Amity Law School (Delhi), Faculty of Law (University of Lucknow) still continue to use their own admission system.