The 9th Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) was conducted today in 66 cities across India in online format for the second time. The exam was conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, which will be declaring the cut-offs and results on May 23rd.
CLAT is the doorway to 17 National Law Universities (NLUs) in the country for their five-year integrated law programmes (Ll.B.) as well as masters programs in law (Ll.M.). This year as many as 2342 seats are being offered by the 17 NLUs. 45,040 students have registered for CLAT 2016 as against 39,686 applicants who had registered for Online CLAT 2015.
The 17 participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are:
1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
2. National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)
10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
12. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
13. National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
14. National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (NLUJAA)
15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
16. The TamilNadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
CLAT 2016 was organized & conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL).
The CLAT is a 200 mark, 200 questions, 2 hour paper which tests students on 5 areas, namely, English, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge/Current Affairs, and Legal Aptitude. Correct answers carry one mark while wrong answers attract 0.25 negative marks.
The CLAT 2016 paper was surprisingly easy and students, who had seen CLAT 2015 paper, were in for a pleasant surprise.