CLAT 2015 - The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by the sixteen National Law Universities (NLUs) for admission to their undergraduate and post graduate programmes, i.e., BA LL.B & LL.M, respectively.
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CLAT 2015 was held on 10 May, 2015. The online application process began from January 1, 2015 and the last date for application was April 15, 2015.
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Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU) conducted CLAT 2015 in an online mode. Click here to read the detailed news.
Exam Name: Common Law Admission Test
Commonly known as: CLAT 2015
Exam type: National
Exam category: UG/PG
Conducting authority: Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU)
Intake: 2164 seats distributed among 16 NLUs for five-year integrated law programmes and 558 seats distributed among 16 NLUs for post graduate law programmes
CLAT 2015 UG Eligibility Criteria - A candidate should had obtained a Senior Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC and ST candidates) and should be below 20 years of age as on July 1, 2015 (22 years in case of SC and ST candidates) in order to be eligibile for CLAT 2015. Candidates who were appearing or had appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results were also eligible to appear in CLAT 2015. However, such candidates were required to have passed the qualifying examination at the time of their admission and should be able to submit proofs in support of their claims. (Subjected to State reservation at the University concerned.)
CLAT 2015 PG Eligibility Criteria - A candidate should had obtained a LL. B/B. L. Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC and ST candidates).* The candidates who had passed the qualifying degree examination through supplementary/ compartment and repeated attempts were also eligible for appearing in the law exam, provided that such candidates had to produce the proof of having passed the qualifying examination with 55% percent marks, as the case may be, on the date of their admission or within the time allowed by the respective universities.
Pattern of CLAT 2015 UG paper:
Duration of the examination – 2 hours
Total number of MCQs – 200
Total marks for CLAT 2015 UG – 200
There was a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 marks were deducted for each of the wrong answers.
In the event of equal marks scored by two or more candidates in the CLAT 2015, the tie was broken by the following procedure and order:
Higher marks in the section of Legal aptitude.
Computerized draw of lots.
English including comprehension
General knowledge/ Current Affairs
Elementary Math ( Numerical Ability)
Pattern of CLAT 2015 PG paper:
Duration of the exam
Other law subjects (including Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, Property Law, IPR, etc.)
As per CLAT 2015 Brochure, there was a system of Negative Marking where 0.25 marks shall be deducted for every wrong answer marked.
Procedure for obtaining and submitting application forms for CLAT 2015:
Candidates taking CLAT 2015 needed to Apply Online for CLAT 2015 Application Forms. Last year no other mode of submission had been permitted for CLAT 2015 Online Application Forms
The CLAT 2015 Online Applications could be made through the official website
The candidates needed to remit the CLAT 2015 Application fees, i.e; Rs. 4000/- Only for the General Candidates and Rs. 3500/- Only for the Reserved categories
CLAT 2015 Online Application Forms were available from January 1, 2015. The last date for submission of application was April 15, 2015. Candidates may click here to Apply Online. (CLAT 2015 Applications are now closed)
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