CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is conducted by the consortium of NLUs. The national level entrance exam is a gateway for law aspirants to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses offered at 22 NLUs and other participating colleges.

  • The CLAT 2020 exam date has been postponed. It will be conducted on May 24, 2020, between 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. 
  • CLAT scores are accepted to provide admission to LLB and LLM programs.
  • To appear in CLAT 2020, candidates must have a 10+2 passing certificate with a minimum of 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST categories).
  • The age limit has been removed by the Bar Council of India for admission to law courses.

CLAT Courses 2020

CLAT Scores provide a gateway to law aspirants to undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by top law colleges and universities. CLAT UG Courses include 5-year Integrated law degree, i.e., BA LLB/ B.Sc LLB/ BBA LLB/ B.Com LLB, while CLAT PG Courses include various specializations in LLM program.

Eligibility requirement for the CLAT UG courses is a 10+2 passing certificate with minimum 50% marks (40% for SC/ST category students) in relevant subjects. They must appear for the CLAT exam to get admission to top law colleges. Whereas, LLM eligibility requirement includes a bachelor’s degree in law and CLAT Scores.


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BA LLB (Hons.)

BA LLB (Hons.) is a five-year integrated arts and law course. Students get to study various subjects including Economics, History, Political Science, Civil Law, Criminal Law, Corporate Law, etc. Following are the important details related to this CLAT Course:

Subjects Included In BA LLB (Hons.)

The list of subjects commonly included in BA LLB (Hons.) include the following:

Administrative Law Comparative Law Economics
Advocacy Skills Constitutional Law Election Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution Corporate Law Environmental Law
Banking Law and Insurance Law Criminology Family Law
Business Law Drafting and Pleading Forensic Sciences
Code of Civil Procedure Dissertation Language - French/ German
Code of Criminal Procedure English and Legal Language Healthcare Law
Human Rights Law International Trade Law Labour Law
History (Indian and World History) Interpretation of Statutes Land Laws
Indirect Taxes Investment and Competition Law Law of Contract
Intellectual Property Rights Jurisprudence Law of Crimes
Law of Evidence Law and Technology Political Science
Law of International Organisations Legal Ethics and Court Craft Private International Law
Law of Torts and Consumer Protection Legal Writing and Research Public International Law
Law, Poverty and Development Legal Method Property Law
Security Law Socio-Economic Offences Techniques of Communication, Client Interviewing and Counselling
Sociology Tax Law Women and Law

Top 5 Colleges for BA LLB (Hons.)

According to the NIRF ranking, some of the top law colleges offering CLAT UG Course are:

  • NLSIU Bangalore
  • NLU Delhi
  • NALSAR University of Law
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • NUJS Kolkata

Career Opportunities After BA LLB (Hons.)

Among various career options open to a law graduate student, here are some of the career opportunities after BA LLB (Hons.)

  • Lawyer
  • Solicitor
  • Advocate
  • Legal Advisor
  • Law Teacher

BBA LLB (Hons.)

A five- year integrated BBA LLB (Hons.) program is offered to candidates who want to pursue law. Among many subjects, candidates get to study subjects such as Financial accounting, Computer Applications, Principles of Management, Law of Torts, Constitutional Law, etc. The important details for this CLAT UG course are:

Subjects Included In BBA LLB (Hons.)

The list of subjects commonly included in BBA LLB (Hons.) include the following:

English Principles and Practices of Business Management Quantitative Techniques
Law of Torts Special Contract Criminal Law
Jurisprudence (Legal Method, Indian Legal System and Basic Theory of Law) Constitutional Law Constitutional Law
Fundamentals of Business Organisation Family Law Family Law
Accounting Effective Communication Skills Business and Managerial Communication
Managerial Economics Environmental Law Banking Law
Organisational Behaviour Principles of Taxation Law Insurance Law
Elective Subject: Sanskrit, German, French, Spanish, Hindi, Marathi Human Resources and Total Quality Management Law of Evidence
Property Law Public International Law Elective Subject: Information Technology Law, International Banking and Finance
Company Law Code of Civil Procedure and Limitation Act Trade in Intellectual Property
Administrative Law Merger and Acquisitions International Trade and Economics
Corporate Governance and Finance General Agreement on Tariff and Trade Labour and Industrial Law
Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance Professional Ethics and Professional Accounting Systems UNCITRAL Model Codes
Alternative Dispute Resolution Financial and Systematic Fraud

Top 5 Colleges for BBA LLB (Hons.)

Among many, the top 5 law colleges offering BBA LLB (Hons.) are:

  • National Law University, Jodhpur
  • Gujarat National Law University
  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna
  • National Law University, Odhisha
  • Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla

Career Opportunities After BBA LLB (Hons.)

Among various career options open to a law graduate student, here are some of the career opportunities after BBA LLB (Hons.)

  • Business Consultant
  • Advocate / lawyer
  • Deputy Legal Advisor
  • Law Officer and Management Accountant
  • Notary

B.Sc. LLB (Hons.)

Students who have acquired their higher secondary certificate in science stream and want to pursue law can enroll themselves in the 5-year integrated B.Sc. LLB program. Students will be taught subjects such as Biotechnology, Chemistry, Electronic Devices, Administrative Law, Corporate Law, Labour Law, etc. Here are the important highlights of B.Sc. LLB (Hons.) program:

Subjects Included In B.Sc. LLB (Hons.)

The list of subjects commonly included in B.Sc. LLB (Hons.) include the following:

Electronic Devices, Circuits and IC Technology Concepts of Chemistry
Introductory Biotechnology and Cell Biology Digital Electronics: Microprocessors and Interfaces
Tools and Techniques of Biotechnology Telecom Engineering Fundamentals, Data and Wireless Communication
Polymer Chemistry Genetics, Immunology and Molecular Biotechnology
Programming Fundamentals & Data Base Management System Physical Pharmacy
Microbial Biotechnology and Fermentation Technology Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Plant and Animal Biotechnology Information Theory, Coding and Network Programming
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Genetic Engineering and Genomics
Internet, E-Commerce, Multimedia Tools & Information System Security Legal Method
Law of Contract-I English and Legal Language
History Law of Contract-II
Techniques of Communication, Client Interviewing & Counseling Business Law
Family law-I Constitutional Law-I
Law of Crimes-I Advocacy Skills
Law of Torts and Consumer Protection Family Law-II
Constitutional Law-II Law of Crimes-II
Administrative Law Code of Civil Procedure-I
Code of Criminal Procedure-I Law of Evidence
Corporate Law Jurisprudence-I
Human Right Law Code of Civil Procedure-II
Code of Criminal Procedure –II  Public International Law
Investment and Competition Law  Property Law
Jurisprudence-II Land Laws
Laws and Technology Intellectual Property Right
Labor Law-I Alternative Dispute Resolution 
International Trade Law Law, Poverty and Development
Women & Law Air & Space Law
Election Law International Commercial Law
Legal Ethics and Court Craft Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing

Top Colleges for B.Sc. LLB (Hons.)

The top colleges offering 5-year integrated B.Sc. LLB (Hons.) program are:

  • Gujarat National Law University
  • West Bengal University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata
  • Shobhit University, Meerut
  • Amity University

Career Opportunities After B.SC. LLB (Hons.)

Among various career options open to a law graduate student, here are some of the career opportunities after B.Sc. LLB (Hons.)

  • Sessions Judge
  • Advocate / lawyer
  • Deputy Legal Advisor
  • Law Reporter
  • Law Professor/ Teacher

B.Com LLB (Hons.)

B.Com LLB (Hons.) is a 5-year integrated course in which students get to study Business Statistics, Business Communication, Legal Language, Law of Crimes, etc. Here are the important details of this CLAT UG Course:

Subjects Included In B.Com LLB (Hons.)

Business Statistics Financial Accounting
Auditing English
Law of Contract Women, Child and the Law
Business Communication Economics
History of Courts, Legislation and Legal Profession in India Consumer Protection Law
Environmental Studies Corporate Accounting
Business Finance Constitutional Law
Law of Crimes Legal Language
Foreign Languages Interpretation of Statutes
Law of Evidence Law of Tort
Family Law Research Methodology
Jurisprudence Civil Procedure Code
Labour Law Company Law
Criminal Procedure Code Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing
Public International Law Property Law
Taxation Administrative Law
Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Private International Law
Environmental Law Land Laws including Ceiling
Intellectual Property Rights Criminology and Penology
Arbitration, Conciliation and Alternate Dispute Resolution Systems Banking and Financial Institutions including Negotiable Instruments
Professional Ethics Public Interest Lawyering, Legal Aid and Para Legal Services

Top 5 Colleges for B.Com LLB (Hons.)

The top colleges to offer B.Com LLB (Hons.) program are:

  • SRM University
  • Gujarat National Law University
  • Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirapalli
  • Institute of Law, Nirma University
  • Amity University

Career Opportunities After B.Com LLB (Hons.)

Among various career options open to a law graduate student, here are some of the career opportunities after B.Com LLB (Hons.)

  • Notary and Oath Commissioner
  • Law Officer
  • Public prosecutor
  • Attorney general
  • Lawyer
  • Munsif

LLM

Law graduates who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree in law have to choose an area of specialization to get a Masters of Law (LLM) degree. Some of the area of specializations offered are:

  • Civil Law
  • Tax Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • International Law
  • Labour Law, etc. 

Top 5 Colleges For LLM

Here is a list of best law colleges to pursue this CLAT PG Course. 

  • NLSIU Bangalore
  • National Law University, Jodhpur
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  • Amity University
  • School of Law, NMIMS

Career Opportunities After LLM

LLM graduates can choose from the below mentioned career prospects:

  • Legal document reviewer
  • Notary
  • Magistrate or Judge
  • Trustee
  • Oath Commissioner

Participating NLUs

Following is the list of participating colleges that offer CLAT Courses to undergraduate and postgraduate aspirants.

National Law School of India University  National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam
National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam
National Law Institute University, Bhopal Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirapalli
West Bengal University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai
National Law University Jodhpur Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
Hidayatullah National Law University Raipur Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
Gujarat National Law University Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab  Dr. BR Ambedkar National Law University, Rai, Sonepat
Chanakya National Law University, Patna National Law University, Odhisha
The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

Colleges Accepting CLAT Scores

There are many colleges that provide admission to law aspirants to CLAT Courses. The list of colleges accepting CLAT Scores are as follows:

Shobhit University, Meerut Gujarat Maritime University
RNB Global University School of Law, NMIMS
ISBR Law College Bennett University
Lloyd Law College DIRD College
Glocal University SRM University
Indore Institute of Law Xavier Law School
Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies Alliance School of Law
Amity University School of Law, Oriental University
Law College Dehradun Manipal University,
GITAM School of Law The North Cap University
Kalinga University Dr. K N Modi University
Harlal School of Law Asian Law College
ICFAI Law School Academy of Law, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University
Galgotia University The Raffles University
ICFAI Law School IFIM Law School
REVA University GLA University
Jain University ITM University
School of Law, FIMT Institute of Law, Nirma University
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FAQ's

What is the duration of a CLAT Course?

The courses offered by CLAT exam are 5-year integrated law courses at undergraduate level, and LLM course is for 2 years. 

What is the age limit to appear in the CLAT exam?

There is no age limit to appear for the CLAT exam.

What are the subjects for the CLAT exam?

CLAT 2020 has the following subjects: English, Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.

What is a good score in CLAT?

Closing rank for CLAT is expected to lie between 50-150 for NLUs.

Can I pursue a CLAT Course after 12th?

Yes, it is possible to pursue law via CLAT exam. Candidates must have a higher secondary certificate.