Common Law Admission Entrance Exam Notification 2014

Common Law Admission Test

Hidayatullah National Law University
Raipur-493661, Chhattisgarh, 91-79-23276611, Website www.clat.ac.in

Common Law Admission Entrance Exam Notification 2014 : Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar, the convener of CLAT 2014 has announced the application dates and entrance test dates of the Common Law Admission Test

  • Official notification will be issued in December 2013 and the Information Brochure and application form will be available from January, 2014

Participating Law University

The National Law Universities/Institutes that are part of the CLAT-2014 are : NLSIU, (Bangalore); NALSAR, (Hyderabad); NLIU, (Bhopal); WBNUJS, (Kolkata); NLU, (Jodhpur); HNLU, (Raipur); GNLU, (Gandhinagar); RMLNLU, (Lucknow); RGNUL, (Patiala); CNLU, (Patna); NUALS, (Kochi); NLUO, (Orissa); NUSRL, (Ranchi); NLUJA, (Assam)

Common Law Admission Test 2014 Eligibility

Under Graduate Courses : The eligibility criteria for candidates (Indian Nationals only) seeking admission through CLAT 2014 in Undergraduate Courses shall be as per the following:

  • The candidate by 1st July 2014 must not have attained the age of 20 years in case of General/OBC/Persons with Disability (PWD) and Other category candidates, and 22 years in case of SC/ST category candidates
  • The candidates must have secured 45% marks in 10+2 or its equivalent
  • This is 40% in case of SC/ST category
  • Those appearing in qualifying examination in March/April 2014 are also eligible to apply

Post Graduate Courses : The eligibility criteria for candidates (Indian Nationals only) seeking admission through CLAT-2014 in Postgraduate Courses shall be as per the following:

  • As regards minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e., LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B./any other equivalent examination), the candidates must have
  • 55% marks in case belongs to General/OBC/PWD and other category, and
  • 50% marks in case belongs to SC/ST category
  • Those appearing in qualifying examination in March/April 2014 are also eligible to apply

Exam Pattern : The CLAT-2014 Question Paper for UG courses shall multiple choice type questions as per the following scheme

  • Maximum Marks: 200
  • Duration of CLAT-2014: 02:00 Hours
  • Total Number of Questions: 200
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 Mark/wrong answer

Subject areas with weightage

  1. English including Comprehension: 40 Marks
  2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs: 50 Marks
  3. Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability): 20 Marks
  4. Legal Aptitude: 50 Marks
  5. Logical Reasoning: 40 Marks

The CLAT-2014 Question Paper for PG courses shall have the following pattern:

  • Maximum Marks: 150
  • Duration of CLAT-2014: 02:00 Hours
  • Long Essay Type Descriptive Questions: 100 Mark
  • Multiple-Choice Questions: 50 Marks (50 questions of 1 mark each)
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 Mark/wrong answer to MCQ
  • The long essay type contains 4 questions and 25 marks each pertaining to subject areas such as constitutional Law and Jurisprudence
  • The Multiple-Choice Questions covers all subjects except Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence prescribed by BCI for Under-Graduate Courses

Admission Process : In case of equal marks secured by candidates, the procedure to break the tie will be as per the following order:

  1. Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT-2014
  2. Higher age
  3. Computerized draw of lots

Procedure to take admission under the NRI/NRI sponsored seats in various NLUs

  • The candidate interested in seeking admission in any of the NLUs under the NRI/NRI sponsored seat shall undertake the CLAT-2014
  • The admission will be based on the merit in CLAT-2014
  • The students are also simultaneously required to complete the formalities of the respective universities, if any, for which the candidate need to, contact the respective university of interest for further information

Application Fees

  • The candidates has to pay the application fee for general OBC/PWD and other category candidates Rs.4000/- while submitting the Application Form of CLAT-2014
  • The fee is Rs.3500/- in case of the SC/ST category candidates
  • The candidates will have to bear the bank transaction costs for remitting the fee online while submitting the application form

How to Apply

  • The CLAT-2014 Information Brochure can be downloaded from the CLAT website www.clat.ac.in as well as the websites of the member NLUs
  • The Application Form and Information Brochure of the CLAT 2014 will be accessible from 01st Jan 2014 (Wednesday)
  • The submission of online application forms can be done between 01st Jan 2014 (Wednesday) to 31st Mar 2014 (Monday 11.59 p.m.) in the official CLAT 2014 website http://www.gnlu.ac.in/clat2014.php
  • For further details, please visit website www.gnlu.ac.in/clat2014.php or www.clat.ac.in

Important Dates

  • The first Admission Notification of CLAT-2014 will be issued in the month of Dec 2013
  • The Application Forms and Information Brochure will be accessible from 01st Jan 2014 (Wednesday)
  • Last date for submission of application form to apply: 31st Mar 2014
  • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)-2014
  • Date of Exam: 11th May, 2014 (Sunday) between 03.00 p.m. to 05.00 p.m.
  • The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)-2014 will be conducted by the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
  • For relevant information pertaining to CLAT-2014, candidates and their parents may contact the GNLU, Gandhinagar

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