17,000 to vie for over 1,200 law seats

CLAT to be held on May 9

 The CLAT is the only gate to the 11 prestigious law institutes in the country, which together have over 1,200 seats. According to National Law Institute University, Bhopal, the Test would be held in 16 cities and 35 centres across the country. Jaipur has been added as an additional City this year. The hall tickets have already been dispatched.

Test format

The two-hour long test consists of  200 questions. The subjectwise weightage is as follows: English, including comprehension - 40 marks,  general knowledge or current affairs - 50 marks, elementary mathematics - 20 marks, legal aptitude - 45 marks and logical reasoning for 45 marks.

The 11 law institutions are: National Law School of India University, Bangalore; NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad; National Law Institute University, Bhopal; West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata; National Law University, Jodhpur; Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur; Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar; Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow; Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala; Chanakya National Law University, Patna and National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi.

The Test is being conducted for the past three years jointly by all the law institutes. They take turns to conduct the CLAT. The first Test was conducted by the oldest law institute, NLSIU, Bangalore in 2008 and the CLAT 2009 was held by NALSAR University Sciences, Hyderabad. Last year, over 15,000 candidates appeared for CLAT and 12,270 students cleared it.

The process for admission to the participating law schools will be completed by June 28 and classes have been scheduled to commence on July 1, 2010. Candidates can contact 0755-2696722/23 between 10 am and 5 pm or visit www.clat.ac.in for information.

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