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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - 2015

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.).

Date of CLAT Online Examination: 10th May, 2015 (Sunday)

The 16 participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are:

  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
  • National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
  • National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
  • National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)
  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
  • National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
  • National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
  • National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
  • National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (NLUJAA)
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
  • The TamilNadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)

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 programs, as per the qualifications, reservation and other conditions laid down under the respective Statutes of the participating Universities.

The first CLAT Core Committee consisting of Vice-Chancellors of the seven participating NLUs at that time 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. Now there are 16 participating NLUs and following the practice the eighth Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2015) will be conducted by the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National University, Lucknow.

To be eligible to appear in CLAT-2015, a candidate should have obtained an LL.B. / a five year integrated LL.B. / any other equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST candidates).

The candidates who have passed the qualifying degree examination through / supplementary / compartment or repeat attempts are also eligible for appearing in the test and taking admissions provide that such candidates will have to produce the proof of having passed the qualifying examination with the requisite percentage of marks, as the case may be, on the date of their admission or within the time allowed by the respective Universities.

The candidates who have appeared or are appearing in the qualifying degree examination by March/April 2015 are also eligible to appear in the test. Such candidates may submit the final results of the qualifying examination with the requisite percentage, as the case may be, within the time frame prescribed by the respective Universities and shall be provided provisional admission only.

CLAT 2015 Fee:

  • Fee to be remitted while submitting the Application Form for Unreserved/OBC/PWD and other category candidates is Rs. 4000/- (For SC/ST category candidates: Rs. 3500/-) excluding the bank charges or additional transaction costs for remitting the fees online. The above application fee includes cost of online application form and e-brochure.
  • Counseling Fee after the declaration of results: Rs. 50,000 (excluding the bank charges or additional transaction costs for remitting the fees online).
  • Previous year Question papers of CLAT shall be available on the payment of Rs. 250/- in e-form only.

Mode of Application:

  • There is only one mode of application (i.e. online) which can be accessed by a candidate after registering himself/herself on the CLAT website by signing up & creating a LOGIN ACCOUNT. The Online Application Form can be submitted only from 1st January, 2015 to 31st March, 2015 (11:59 p.m.). The submitted Online Application Form in PDF format and other details will be available and accessible in the LOGIN ACCOUNT of the candidate.
  • Copies of the filled in Online Application Form or uploaded certificates/documents should not be sent to the CLAT Office.
  • The Hall-Ticket/Admit Card can be accessed / downloaded by the candidate through the personal LOGIN ACCOUNT. The candidate is required to take the printout of the Hall-Ticket / Admit Card to the Examination Hall.
  • Candidates applying must visit and carefully read the instructions given at the CLAT-2015 website (
  • Incomplete application or application in any mode other than online or application after the last date and time shall not be considered. It shall be the obligation of the candidate to fill the Online Application Form in a timely manner. The Organizing University, i.e. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow shall not be responsible in anyway.

CLAT-2015 Calendar:

Date of Issue of First Admission Notification

25th December,2014

Starting date for submission of online application form

1st January, 2015

Last date for submission of filled - in online application form

31st March, 2015 by 11.59 p.m.

Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets

From 15th April, 2015

Date of CLAT Online examination-2015

10th May, 2015

Declaration of results i.e. issue of Merit List (Category -wise) along with the notice to the candidates for indicating their choices of University preferences using online candidate portal

20th May, 2015

Dates for indicating University-wise preference

21st -25th May, 2015

Publication of first indicative seat allocation list

31st May, 2015

Dates for payment of counseling fee

4th -10th June, 2015

Publication of second allotment list after payment of counseling fee.

15h June, 2015

Dates for locking of allotted seats or exercising option for up-gradation or for withdrawing from the Admission Process against second allotment list

16th -19th June, 2015

Publication of third allotment list

22nd June, 2015

Dates for admission against third allotment list to be completed by the participating NLU(s)

24th -27th June, 2015

Date for receiving details of vacancies from the participating NLU(s)

upto 28th June, 2015

Publication of fourth and final allotment list with up- graded and wait listed candidates

1st July, 2015

Dates for admission against fourth allotment list to be completed by the participating NLU(s)

upto 2nd - 4th July 2015

Date of Closure of CLAT-2015 admission process

6th July, 2015

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