19th February


CLAT Facts

  • Besides NLU’s many private law institutes also accept CLAT scores for admissions to their undergraduate law programmes.

  • National Law University Delhi (NLU-D) and Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai (MNLU) don’t participate

  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala is conducting Clat this Year


CAT Seat Intak


Eligibility Criteria for Appearing in CLAT-2016

For U G Programme
  1. Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with the minimum of :-

  2. (a) Forty-five percent(45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/(Specially Abled Persons) Categories and

  3. (b) Forty percent(40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST Category

  4. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2016 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2016 examination.

  5. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall

  6. lose their right to be considered for admission.

  7. No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT-2016


For Undergraduate Programme

  • Maximum Marks : 200

  • Duration of CLAT-2016 Examination : 02:00 Hours

  • Total Number of Questions : 200


Sr. No.




English including Comprehension                                                                                                                                              

40 Marks                     


General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50 Marks


Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

20 Marks


Legal Aptitude

50 Marks


Logical Reasoning

40 Marks

Note : 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer


English including comprehension

The English section will test the candidates proficiency in English based on

  • comprehension passages and grammar in the comprehension section.

  • Candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme,

  • meanings of words used therein etc.

  • The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences,

  • filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

General Knowledge and Currents Affairs

The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including

  • static general knowledge.

  • Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.


This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e.

  • math’s taught up to 10th Standard.

Legal Aptitude

This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law,

  • research aptitude and problem solving ability.

  • Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied.

  • Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

Logical Reasoning

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to

  • identify patterns,

  • logical links and

  • rectify illogical arguments.

  • It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.


Important Dates



Starting date for submission of online application form                                                           

1st January, 2016 (Friday)

Last date for submission of filled-in online application form

31st March, 2016 (Thursday)

Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets

From 15th April, 2016 (Friday)

Date of CLAT 2016 Online examination for UG & PG

8th May, 2016 (Sunday), 3 PM to 5 PM