Common Law Admission Test is a centralized test conducted by National Law School of India University and National University of Advanced Legal Studies. This test is for getting admission in 21 Nation Law Universities in India. There are other 43 education Institutes and 2 public sector institutes which can use the CLAT scores. Candidates will be able to appear for the test after clearing class 12th exam and candidates who clears CLAT will be eligible for studying Law at undergraduate level. Once they clear the undergraduate level they are eligible for Master of Law and the exam is conducted by the universities. CLAT is a two-hour exam and has five sections. Numerical Ability with elementary mathematics, General Knowledge with current affairs, English with comprehension, Legal Aptitude with Legal Awareness and logical reasoning. Both Indian and Non-resident Indian are eligible for appearing the exam. There is no upper age limit for this exam. Total marks for this exam is 200 which is divided as 40 marks in English, 40 Logical reasoning, General Knowledge and Current Affairs is 50, Mathematics is 20 and Legal reasoning is 50. For every correct answer the candidate scores 1 mark and for each wrong answer 0.25 mark is deducted. 18 law schools at National level, 43 private law Institutes and 2 public sectors undertakings like Oil India and ONGC are eligible and use the CLAT scores.
The CLAT form gives the students the privilege to choose their college from the preference list. Based on the scores achieved in CLAT the candidates can get admission to his preferred colleges. The aspirant candidate will have to prepare for the entrance exam for at least one year and must be thorough with the Current affairs and mathematics which is at the elementary level. Regular practice and sincerity with some expert guidance will help the candidate to crack the exam.