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Exploring the CLAT Exam: Your Comprehensive Guide

Introduction to CLAT:

Established in 2019, the Consortium of National Law Universities, comprising 16 NLUs initially, introduced CLAT to streamline admissions into NLUs. Today, 24 NLUs accept CLAT scores for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs, with NLU Delhi conducting its own AILET exam.

Importance of CLAT:

CLAT is pivotal for aspiring lawyers, offering admission to prestigious NLUs akin to IIMs and IITs. NLUs boast top-tier legal education, shaping future legal luminaries and providing a competitive edge over non-NLU graduates.

CLAT Pattern:

For UG and PG programs, CLAT follows distinct syllabi. UG Eligibility: No age limit; 45% marks for General, OBC, PWD, NRI, PIO, OCI categories, and 40% for ST, SC categories. UG Pattern: 2-hour duration, 120 MCQs covering English, Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques. PG Eligibility: No age limit; LLB degree with 50% marks for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI, and 40% for SC/ST. PG Pattern: Similar to UG with subjects like Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, and more.

Importance of Previous Year Question Papers:

Practicing previous year papers aids in time management, understanding the exam pattern, identifying recurring topics, and boosting confidence for the exam.

FAQ Regarding CLAT:

Q1. Where to apply? Official website only.

Q2. Application fee? Rs 4000 for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI, Rs 3500 for SC/ST/BPL.

Q3. Identity proof? Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Voter Card, or Passport.

Q4. Exam format? Pen and Paper-based.

Prepare effectively for CLAT to embark on your journey towards a successful legal career.


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