The legal profession in India has undergone many transformations over the last few decades. With the advent of various industries, the law aspirants have options of joining various corporate houses, law agencies, law firms, litigation, administrative services and much more, apart from practicing in courts. This is what makes Law an attractive career option.However, the profession is facing a gradual shift from traditional litigation to the adaptation of various modes of Alternate Dispute Resolution. The organizations’ reliance on their legal departments is becoming more pronounced which makes the role of qualified legal personnel all the more important.
It is a centralized test for admission to 19 National Law Universities in India. Apart from these, 43 other education institutes and two public sector institutes are also eligible to use these scores. The test is conducted by the 19 participating law schools in rotation. The test was first conducted by National Law School of India University in 2008 and by National University of Advanced Legal Studies conducted it in CLAT-2018. It is a two-hour admission test consisting of objective type questions on Elementary Mathematics or Numerical Ability, English with Comprehension, General knowledge and Current affairs, Legal Aptitude and Legal Awareness and Logical reasoning.
The 19 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment are:
CLAT Exam Pattern
There will be a total of 200 questions which need to be solved in 2 hours. The mode of exam will be paper and pen based in 2019. There is 1 mark for every question with each wrong answer attracting a penalty of 0.25 marks. The paper will have five sections. The details of the number of questions in each sections are as below:
The following table highlights the calendar of important exams for admission to law courses
|Name||Entrance Exam||Courses||Sale of Forms||Submission Date||Exam Date||Date of Result||Website|
|National Law Universities||CLAT||B.A.LL.B, BBALL.B, BSC LLB, B.Com LLB||10 Jan 2019||31 March 2019||12 May 2019||31 May 2019||https://www.clat.ac.in/|
|National Law University, Delhi||AILET||B.A.LL.B||4 Jan2019||7Apr 2019||5 May 2019||24 May 2019||http://www.nludelhi.ac.in/|
|Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi||CET||B.A. LLB/B.B.A LLB||Jan 2019||Apr 2019||May 2019||May 2019||www.ipu.ac.in|
|Symbiosis Law School, Pune||SLAT||B.A. LLB/B.B.A LLB||Feb 2019||April 2019||4 May 2019||May 2019||http://www.set-test.org/|
|ILS Pune||MH-CET||LL.B||Feb 2019||Mar 2019||Apr 2019||May 2019||www.mahacet.org|
|Christ University||Entrance Test (ET)||B.A. LLB/B.B.A LLB||8 Dec 2018||16 Apr 19||28 Apr 19||30 Apr 19||https://christuniversity.in/school-of-law|
|Jamia Millia Islamia||JMI Entrance Exam||BA LLB||2 Feb 2019 (tentative)||18 Mar 2019 (tentative)||2 June 2019 (tentative)||26 June 2019 (tentative)||https://www.jmi.ac.in/law/courses-name/BA_LLB_HonsBA_LLB_Hons_Self_financed-285/1|
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