LLM & LLB: Apply for CLAT for admission to top law schools

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The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level entrance test for admission to the five-year undergraduate programmes at 22 national law schools in India. The online applications for CLAT could be submitted until 13 November. The two-hour-long offline exam has been scheduled on 18 December (Sunday)

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) in Kochi and the National Law School of India University in Bengaluru, Tiruchirappalli and Hyderabad too are among the 22 institutions.

Aspirants can join for integrated BA LLb (Honors), BBA LLB (Honors) and BSc LLB (Honors) courses at these institutes. The applicants must note that all the institutes offer BA LLB (Honors) course.

The order of preference of the institutes could be entered after the CLAT results are out.

There are exam centers in Kerala too.

Test pattern
The test will have five sections: English, General Knowledge including Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques (Class-10 level Basic Maths).

The 150 multiple-choice questions carry total marks of 150. For each wrong answer ¼ marks would be reduced.

Check out the website for the exam syllabus and pattern. Besides, instructions for practising as well as model questions would be published on the website.

CLAT is conducted by a consortium of law universities. Website: www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in.

Phone: 080-47162020. Email: clat@consortiumofnlus.ac.in.

Those who have completed higher secondary Plus-Two with 45% marks and those who are currently studying in Class-12 can apply. Scheduled Caste/Tribe candidates need 40% marks.

The applicants could complete Plus-Two with any core subject. There is no upper-age limit for application.

As per special criteria, Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian Origin and Overseas Citizens of India too can apply.

Application fees
The application fee is Rs 4,000. It is only Rs 3,500 for candidates from Scheduled Caste/Tribe communities and those from Below Poverty Line families.

Additional bank charges would be charged while paying the fee.

The question papers of previous years could be purchased for Rs 500. The guidelines for application and the brochures of the 22 universities are available on the website.

LLM course
Those who have passed LLB with 50% marks can now apply for the one-year LLM course via the same website. Candidates of Scheduled Caste/Tribe communities need 45% marks.

The important dates are as same as those for the above-mentioned undergraduate courses.

In the two-hour-long admission test, there will be 120 multiple choice questions for a total marks of 120. For each wrong answer ¼ marks would be reduced.

The detailed information is available on the website.

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) is a premier institute that offers top-notch facilities and amazing placement assistance. (Phone: 9446899006, admissions2022@nuals.ac.in. Website: www.nuals.ac.in.)

The programmes that are offered at NUALS in Kalamassery, Kochi are:

1. Integrated BA LLB (Honors): There are 60 seats up for grabs. Of thse 31 seats are for the All–India category and 29 seats are reserved for state category.

Reservation for backward and Scheduled Caste/Tribe communities is also available as per NUALS guidelines. Besides, six seats are reserved for the Economically Weaker Sections in Kerala and two seats are for transgender persons.

The university will conduct the admission to these seats based on CLAT ranking. The annual tuition fee is Rs 1,10,000. Besides, there are additional fee too.

Moreover, additional seats have been allotted for 6 NRI–sponsored students and 2 foreigners who are directly selected by the university. They need not write the CLAT exam. For them, the annual tuition fee would be 6,500/ 9,000 US Dollars.

2. One-year LLM (Constitutional and Administrative Law/International Trade Law/Public Health Law)


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