Common Law Admission Test to be held on May 9

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The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), for the five-year undergraduate programme at the 22 Law Universities across the country, will be held on May 9. Online applications for the common entrance test can be submitted from January 1 till March 31.

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) in Kochi and the Law Universities in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Tiruchirappalli are also included in this.

The offline entrance exam will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm on May 9. Candidates can appear for the exam in Kerala too. 

Five parts of the test: 1. English; 2. General knowledge including current affairs; 3. Legal reasoning; 4. Logical reasoning; and 5. Quantitative techniques (basic maths of class X-level)

A total of 150 objective questions of one mark each. For each wrong answer, 0.25 marks would be deducted. The instructions and model questions are given on the website.

Students, who have cleared class XII with a minimum of 45 per cent marks, can apply. Students currently in class XII can also apply. Those in the SC/ST category need to have a minimum of 40 per cent marks. There is no upper age limit.

Those in the NRI, PIO, and OCI categories can also apply. The brochures of all 22 universities are available on the website.

The application fee is Rs 4000. Those in the SC/ST and BPL categories need to pay only Rs 3500 (bank charge extra). The previous years’ question papers can be availed for Rs 500. The application process is given on the website. Regularly check the website to know when the admit cards will be released. For any queries, call 08047162020; email:

NUALS Kochi 

Five-year LLB and one-year LLM (Constitutional & Administrative law/ International Trade Law) programmes are offered at the NUALS, situated at Kalamassery in Kochi. The NUALS also has basic facilities such as men/women hostels, computer lab, and placement system. Those from the backward communities need only 42 per cent marks for applying for UG admission. Apart from the 60 seats for UG, six seats for the NRI-sponsored category. Annual tuition fee is Rs 1,10,000 (other fees extra).


Students who have cleared LLB with a minimum of 50 per cent marks can apply for the LLM admission through the same site. Students from the SC/ST category need at least 45 per cent marks.

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