Common Law Admission Test ( CLAT ) is conducted as per a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU ) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country. An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘ merit - cum - preference ’ to each University for admission to their Under - Graduate ( UG ) / Post - Graduate ( PG ) programmes, as per the eligibility, reservation and other criteria laid down under the respective Statutes of the participating Universities.
The Common Law Admission Test ( CLAT ), is an all India common entrance examination, conducted on rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities ( NLUs ) for admissions to their UG and PG degree programmes.
The 19 participating NLU’s in the order of their year of establishment are:
The first CLAT Core Committee consisting of Vice - Chancellors of seven participating NLUs decided that a Common Entrance Test shall be conducted by all the participating Universities on rotational basis in the order of their year of establishment. Accordingly, the first Common Law Admission Test ( CLAT ) was conducted in the year 2008. Presently there are 19 NLUs participating in CLAT and following the policy of rotation, the 12th Common Law Admission Test ( CLAT - 2018 ) is being organised by NLUO, Odisha, Cuttack.
The nineteen NLUs offer five - year integrated Under - Graduate Law Programmes leading to the award of a degree in Law as per their respective nomenclature.
Most NLUs also offer PG Programmes in Law. The information pertaining to the LL.B. and LL.M. Degree Course offered at various NLUs along with the course duration and the specializations offered has been provided in detail under the respective sections of each University’s website and information brochure. The candidates are advised to check the websites of the respective Universities from time to time to keep themselves updated with any change in the course structure or other details.