Updated On : March 21, 2023
The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) administers the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), a national entrance exam for various law programs at 22 NLUs.
CLAT PG versus CLAT UG! The stakes are high as these exams determine undergraduate and post-graduate law program admission.
Do you have what it takes to crack CLAT UG and secure a spot in BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB, or BSc LLB? Or are you ready to take on the advanced level of CLAT PG for admission to LLM programs and PSU jobs? Let's explore the key differences between these two exams and help you choose your path to legal success!
As we all know, Law as a profession is one of the most popular career options among students these days.
Various law entrance exams in India are conducted to provide admissions to law programs. However, CLAT Exam is one of the most popular exams in the nation.
CLAT PG vs CLAT UG is as follows:
|Features||CLAT UG||CLAT PG|
|Conducting Body||The Consortium of National Law Universities||The Consortium of National Law Universities|
|Exam Level||National Level||National Level|
|Number of Participating Institutes||22 NLUs + Private Colleges||22 NLUs + Private Colleges|
|Number of Seats Offered||Around 1300||Around 800|
|Educational Qualification||Class 12 or equivalent exam||Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB)|
|Minimum Qualifying Marks||General - 45%, SC/ST - 40%||General - 50%, SC/ST - 45%|
|Age Limit||No upper age limit||No upper age limit|
|Application Fee||Rs. 4000/-||Rs. 4000/-|
|Exam mode||Offline (Pen-paper mode)||Offline (Pen-paper mode)|
|Subjects||English Language, Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques||Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, and other law subjects, including contemporary issues|
As said above, both CLAT UG and CLAT PG exams are conducted to provide admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law programs, respectively.
However, the paper pattern differs for both exams. From the post below, the detailed pattern of the Common Law Admission Test for UG and PG programs shows the difference between CLAT PG and CLAT UG.
The entire question paper for CLAT UG courses will have passages followed by a series of questions, except for the quantitative section.
In the quant section, the questions are based on graphs, pictorial representation, a set of facts, etc. You have to derive the answers from the given data.
For more CLAT UG Exam Pattern information, check out the table below.
|Exam duration||120 minutes (2 hours)|
|Type of questions||Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Number of Sections||5|
Look at the table below to learn the detailed pattern for the CLAT PG exam.
|Exam Duration||2 hours|
|Nature of Questions||MCQ (objective-type)|
|Number of Questions||120|
|Marks for Each question||1|
Apart from NLUs, other private colleges accept CLAT scores for admission to undergraduate and post-graduate programs.
The following are the top private colleges for CLAT to pursue law courses.
|Alliance School of Law, Bangalore||Amity University. Noida|
|Asian Law College, Noida||Delhi Institute of Rural Development(D.I.R.D.), Holambi, Delhi|
|Azim Premji University, Bengaluru||Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat|
|Disha Law College, Raipur||Galgotias University, Greater Noida|
|IFIM Law College, Bengaluru||Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad|
|Harlal Law of School, Greater Noida||Indore Institute of Law, Indore|
|JECRC University, Jaipur||Jagannath University, Jaipur|
|JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus of Law, Greater Noida||Maharaja Surajmal Brij University, Bharatpur|
|Manipal University, Jaipur||Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida|
|JECRC University, Jaipur||Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad|
|Mewar University, Chittorgarh||NIMT Institute of Method and Law( NIMT Vidhi Evam Kanun Sansthan, Delhi NCR)|
Frequently Asked Questions
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