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Common Law Admission Test - 2012 (CLAT- 2012)

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Exam State Exam Date Last Date
All India 13 May 2012 31 Mar 2012

Exam Details:

Common Law Admission Test CLAT 2012


Organizing University: National Law University, Jodhpur

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted by 14 National Law Schools/Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M). The 14 participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are:

à       National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)

à       NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)

à       National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)

à       The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)

à       National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)

à       Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)

à       Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)

à       Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)

à       Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)

à       Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)

à       National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)

à       National Law University, Orissa (NLUO)

à       National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)

à       National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA)


The first CLAT Committee (consisting of Vice-Chancellors of the participating institutes) decided that the test should be conducted by rotation in the order of their establishment. Accordingly CLAT-2008 (NLSIU, Bangalore), CLAT-2009 (NALSAR, Hyderabad), CLAT-2010 (NLIU, Bhopal) and CLAT 2011 (WBNUJS, Kolkata) were conducted. The CLAT-2012 is being conducted by National Law University, Jodhpur (NLU, Jodhpur).



Any candidate who requires a scribe to write the test should intimate in writing to the Convener, CLAT-2012 at the time of submitting their application form and in any case, not less than two months prior to the CLAT-2012 entrance examination, citing reasonable cause and attaching relevant supporting documents.


There shall be a centralized admission process for CLAT-2012 on the basis of merit-cum-preference. All admissions shall be centrally done at National Law University, Jodhpur. The information relating to date of admission shall be placed on CLAT website from time to time.



[Five year integrated B.A./B.Sc.*/B.B.A.^/BSW^^/ B.Com. ^^ LL.B (Hons.) Degree Courses]

*Offered by NUJS, NLU Jodhpur and GNLU.

^Offered by GNLU, NLU Jodhpur and NLUO.

^^Offered by GNLU.



[Two Year LL.M Degree Course*]

[Important Note: CNLU, Patna and NUSRL, Ranchi do NOT offer this course]

[*NLUO offers Conjoint LL.M. - Ph. D. Programme]


Test Centre: Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patiala, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi


Last date for submission of filled-in forms                       31st March 2012

Date of CLAT-2012 Examination p.m. to 5:00 p.m.            13th May 2012


Eligibility for Under-Graduate Programmes: To be eligible to appear in CLAT-2012, a candidate should have obtained a Senior Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent qualification from a recognised Board with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and PWD). ** Candidates who have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test. Age of candidate should not be more than 20 years in case of General/OBC candidates (22 years in case of SC/ST and persons with Disability) ** as on 1st July, 2012. The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination at the time of his/her admission and be able to submit its proof. ** Subject to State reservation at the University concerned.


Eligibility for Post-Graduate Programmes: To be eligible for appearing in CLAT-2012, a candidate should have obtained a LL.B/B.L. Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST /OBC and persons with Disability)*.


Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying degree examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test**.

*Subject to state reservation at the University concerned

**The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination at the time of his/her admission and be able to submit its proof.


Mode of Admission


Admission to LL.B. courses: The basic principle of admission to LL.B. Courses through CLAT will remain the same i.e. merit cum preference. The institute-wise preferences shall be obtained from the candidates in the application form itself. The first merit list of the candidates will be made available to the respective participating institute as per merit cum preference basis. This list (institute-wise allotment) will be published along with the declaration of the result itself and the candidates will be asked to deposit their full fees with the respective Law Schools/ Universities allotted to them. The eligibility criteria will be checked by the respective Law Schools/Universities at the time of admission.


In case a vacancy exists in any Law School/University after completion of the formalities related to First List, the second merit list will be declared including the list of re-shuffled candidates. If any candidate who has deposited fee earlier is shifted to other Law Schools/Universities of higher preference; his/her total fees will be transferred accordingly and any difference in the fees shall be taken care of by the concerned Law School/ University where the candidate is finally allotted a seat.


All offers of admission by CLAT-2012 shall be provisional and shall not create any right to admission in favour of a candidate. CLAT-2012 will not be responsible for any expenditure incurred by the candidate on travel etc.


Under no circumstances shall change of University be allowed after a candidate is admitted to a University.


Admission to LL.M. Courses: In case of admission to LL.M. Courses, admission will be finalized by the respective institutes on the basis of the score of the candidates in CLAT-2012. The CLAT-2012 will publish the general merit list and also category wise merit list. After the declaration of the results, the candidates shall be required to submit application for admission to institute(s) of his/her choice in the format to be made available on the CLAT website: www.clat.ac.in. Score card, information letter and application Proforma will be sent to individual student. The filled in application may be sent by either email or hardcopy within a period 20 clear days from the date of declaration of the results. The last-date will be notified on the CLAT website. There will be no application fee in this respect. The eligibility, reservations etc. will be determined and checked by the concerned institute. However, the relative merit of the candidates, within each category, will be determined solely on the basis of their score in CLAT-2012.


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How To Apply:

Mode of obtaining Application form: Printed Application Forms along with the CLAT-2012 Information Brochure will be available at the designated branches (refer-www.clat.ac.in)* of the State Bank of India, or in any of Law Schools mentioned above against payment of Rs.3000/- only (Rs.2500/- in case of SC /ST /PWD on submission of proof) inclusive of test fee and bank charges.

Request for Application Form may be sent to the Convener, CLAT-2012, National Law University, Jodhpur, NH-65, Nagour Road, Mandore, Jodhpur -342304 (Raj.) with a demand-draft of Rs.3000/- only (Rs.2500/- in case of SC/ST/PWD) drawn in favour of the National Law University, Jodhpur CLAT A/C and payable at Jodhpur (Rajasthan).


Candidates can also apply online by visiting and following the instructions given at www.clat.ac.in*

Applications can also be downloaded from www.clat.ac.in*

* To be updated shortly.


Mode of Applying: Duly filled OMR application form along with necessary documents as mentioned in the OMR application form to The Convener, CLAT-2012 either in person or through registered post to the following address so as to reach on or before 31 March 2012. The address for sending the filled in forms is:

The Convener,

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) – 2012

National Law University, Jodhpur

NH-65, Nagour Road, Mandore,

Jodhpur (Raj.)-342 304.

Candidates applying on downloaded application forms must enclose Demand Draft/Bankers Cheque/ Pay order of Rs.3000/- (Rs.2500/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in favour of "National Law University, Jodhpur CLAT A/C" and payable at Jodhpur (Rajasthan).


Candidates applying online should have a demand draft of Rs.3000/- (Rs.2500/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in favour of "National Law University, Jodhpur CLAT A/C" and payable at Jodhpur (Rajasthan) ready before starting the procedure.


Note: Incomplete application or application received after the last date shall not be considered. University shall not be responsible for any postal/courier delay.


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Important Dates:

Issue of Application Forms (SBI specified branches and All CLAT -2012 Member National Law Universities)

2nd January, 2012 (Monday)

Last date for submission of filled-in forms

31st March 2012 (Saturday)

Issue of Hall Tickets

Up to 14th April 2012 (Saturday)

Date of CLAT-2012 Examination p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

13th May 2012 (Sunday) from 03:00

Publication of result

28th May 2012 (Monday)

Closing of admissions

30th June 2012 (Saturday)

Commencement of Classes

2nd July 2012 (Monday)


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