About CLAT Exam 2018 | Information | What is CLAT ?

by Sharoz Dawa | Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

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About CLAT and LL.M. [Master of Laws] DEGREE PROGRAMME

CLAT is stands for [Common Law Admission Test]. In CLAT is only online examination which is computer based test [CBT] with using LAN. There is language of examination is only in English. In case if there is problem in any computer, there will be a technically qualified people will be available at the Examination Centre. A candidate can practice with mock test. The Mock Test will be available on the website www.clat.ac.in shortly. The candidate can use the same and practice as many times as he/she wants. This will give look and feel of the format of online examination [Computer Based Test] in simulation environment. It can also be downloaded and can be installed on stand-alone computer with no cost.

The applicant will be able to make the payment using his/her Net-Banking Account/Debit /Credit Cards or other Payment options available on the payment gateway of the CLAT online application form. The charges may vary depending on the payment option. If any candidate lost password, candidate are required to click on the forgot password button and follow the directions to recover/reset your password.

About CLAT

Common Law Admission Test [CLAT] is a non-statutory body created for the convenience of the students seeking admission to the various Law Universities in the Country under Memorandum of Understandings [MoU]. An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each University for admission to their UG/PG programmes, as per the qualifications, reservation and other conditions laid down under the respective Statutes of the participating Universities. The Common Law Admission Test [CLAT] is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by 16 National Law Universities [NLUs] for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes [LL.B. & LL.M.]. The 16 participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are:-

  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore [NLSIU]
  2. National Academy of Legal Study & Research [NALSAR] University of Law, Hyderabad
  3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal [NLIU]
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata [WBNUJS]
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur [NLUJ]
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur [HNLU] 7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar [GNLU]
  7. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow [RMLNLU]
  8. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab [RGNUL]
  9. Chanakya National Law University, Patna [CNLU]
  10. Na!onal University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi [NUALS]
  11. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack [NLUO]
  12. National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi [NUSRL]
  13. National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwaha! [NLUJAA]
  14. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam [DSNLU]
  15. The Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli [TNNLS]

The first CLAT Core Committee consisting of ViceChancellors of the seven participating NLUs at that !me decided that the test shall be conducted by rotation in the order of their establishment. Accordingly, the first Common Law Admission Test [CLAT] was conducted in the year 2008. At present there are 16 participating NLUs and following the practice the eighth Common Law Admission Test [CLAT 2015] is being conducted by the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya Na”onal Law University, Lucknow.

LL.M. [Master of Laws] Degree Programme

NLSIU offers One-Year LL.M. Degree programme in two distinct and separate Branches of specialization: [i] BUSINESS LAWS [ii] HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS. And Candidates have an option to join either. The admission to the chosen branch will be however determined by the inter-se ranking at the CLAT. Once admitted to a chosen branch, the admission is final and is not open to change.

Course Structure

The LL.M. programme is based on the Trimester system. In each trimester four courses are offered for study. In all these subjects, national and international dimensions are properly highlighted. During the third and last trimester, students will be required to undergo writing dissertation. Students will be required to undergo mandatory internships during the academic break between second and third trimester and also participate in the weekly seminar presentations. These two exercises are part of Curriculum.

Eligibility condition

Intake and Reservation [for LL.M. Programme]

At present, the intake capacity of LL.M. Degree Programme shall be 50 [Fifty] with the following break-up: BUSINESS LAWS 35, HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS 15.

Category [All India]Business Laws Total – 35 seatsHuman Rights Law Total – 15 seats
Unreserved Category2812
Scheduled Caste [15%]0502
Scheduled Tribe [7.5%]0201

3% [i.e. 2 seats] Horizontal reservation shall be applicable for Persons with Disabilities [PWD]

Interested foreign students may apply directly to the University in the prescribed format available on the NLS Website along with the supporting documents to the Registrar, NLSIU, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore – 560 072, on or before the prescribed date. They will be admitted directly on the basis of their performance in the qualifying examination, overall academic record and command over English language. Preference will be given to the candidates from SAARC countries and other developing countries.

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About the Author Sharoz Dawa

Co-founder & Developer at IAS Paper I am a 20-year-old guy from Mumbai (Maharashtra) currently doing Software Engineering.I love helping people and providing free education. Official Website http://www.sharozdawa.comFacebook

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