Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralized test for admission to National Law Universities in India. 43 other education institutes and two public sector institutes are also eligible to use these scores. The test is conducted by the 19 participating law schools in a rotation, in the order of their establishment last year Chanakya Law University conducted the exam.
The test is taken after HSC or the completing 12th for admission to integrated under- graduation in Law (LLB) and after Graduation post-graduation (LLM) programmes in Law conducted by these law universities. The two-hour admission test consists of the objective type questions on subjects like Elementary Mathematics, English with Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude and Legal Awareness and Logical Reasoning.
Before CLAT came under the limelight Law colleges use to conduct their separate entrance test, required the students’ needs to prepare separately for every college. Varun Bhagat filed Public Interest Litigation against Union of India and National Law Universities in the Supreme Court in 2006, after all this chief justice of India directed Union of India to conduct Common Law Admission Test for National Law Universities.