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CLAT Eligibility Criteria - Know here!

Candidates must know the CLAT Eligibility 2023 before filling out the application form. CLAT 2023 application process is not yet started. CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is an all-India admission exam for lawyers. The exam will be held for applicants interested in law programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Consortium of National Law Universities will oversee the CLAT test. The test will be administered to the country's 22 law schools. Qualified candidates can be admitted to various universities across India.

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CLAT Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for CLAT has been given below in detail. The candidates must meet the following eligibility-

Nationality

  • The candidate should be an Indian national.
  • NRIs candidates can apply for CLAT.
  • NRIs can contact participating universities directly to inquire about admission provisions for non-resident candidates.

Age Limit

There is no age limit to appear for this exam.

Educational qualification 

For undergraduate course

  • Candidates must have passed a recognized board's Higher Secondary School/ Intermediate or equivalent examination from the 10 plus 2 education system.
  • Candidates must have received at least 45 per cent of the total marks in the aggregate, and if they are from the SC/ST category, they must have received at least 40 per cent of the total marks.
  • Students scheduled to take the qualifying exam in March/April 2022 will also be eligible to apply. At the time of admission, such candidates must provide proof of passing the qualifying examination.

For postgraduate course

  • Candidates must have obtained an LL.B. or a five-year Integrated LL.B. degree from a recognized university and meet the requirements set out by the participating universities.
  • Candidates must receive at least 50% of the total marks (45% for SC/ST candidates).
  • Candidates who will be taking the qualifying exam in April/May 2022 will also be eligible to apply.

CLAT Eligibility criteria for International students

  • Candidates applying under the NRI/NRI Sponsored/Foreign National category should contact their respective universities for admission requirements, eligibility, required documents, and other related inquiries.
  • For those National law universities that need the CLAT Exam as a condition for admission to the category, candidates requesting NRI status must take CLAT 2022.
  • The CLAT Office will be in charge of releasing a list of candidates who are eligible for this category of admission.
  • In all other cases, candidates must check with the universities they wish to attend to see if CLAT 2022 is required for NRI admissions.

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Number of attempts

The candidates can appear in the exam as many times they wish as there is no time limit to appear in the exam.

Important points to note for CLAT Eligibility criteria

Candidates must note the following things carefully-

  • Candidates who do not meet the CLAT 2023 eligibility requirements will be disqualified, even if they pass the admission exam. As a result, candidates must carefully examine the NLU Consortium's eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates must achieve the minimum needed marks in the qualifying test (Class 12 for CLAT UG and last year of graduation for CLAT PG). Candidates who do not get the required minimum score in the qualifying exam will be rejected from the CLAT admission procedure.
  • Candidates who are taking the qualifying examination must provide their qualifying exam results and mark sheet/certificate at the time of counseling, or the university may cancel their admission.
  • Candidates applying under the reserved category, domicile category, must submit supporting documentation.

Conclusion

We hope the article has given you relevant information regarding CLAT Eligibility, including nationality, age limit, educational qualifications, number of attempts, etc., as well as important points to remember for CLAT eligibility criteria. For any queries, contact us at Oliveboard.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there any specific age limit to appear for the CLAT exam?

Ans. No, there is no specific age limit to appear for the CLAT exam.

2. Are there any restrictions on the number of attempts for appearing in the CLAT exam?

Ans. The candidates can appear in the exam as many times they wish as there is no limit.

3. What if the candidates fail to meet the eligibility criteria?

Ans. Candidates who do not meet the CLAT 2023 eligibility requirements will be disqualified, even if they pass the admission exam.

4. What documents are required to be uploaded along with the application form?

Ans. The following documents must be uploaded along with the application form- passport size photo, scanned copy of the signature, and copy of domicile certificate.

5. Are commerce students allowed to give CLAT exam?

Ans. Yes, students from any stream can appear in the CLAT exam.

FAQs

What is the application fees for CLAT Exam?

₹4000/- for General / OBC / Specially abled & other category candidates and ₹ 3500/- for SC/ST category candidates
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How many institutes participate in the CLAT 2021? +

These courses are offered by the 22 NLUs & other universities and colleges throughout the country.

What is the age limit for applying to CLAT 2021? +

There is no age limit for applying for ClAT 2021.

When is the last date to apply for CLAT exam? +

The last date for the CLAT exam is now extended till May 9, 2022.

What is the exam fees for CLAT? +

General / OBC / Specially abled & other category candidates - ₹4000/- and for SC/ST category candidates - ₹ 3500/-

When is CLAT 2022 Exam? +

CLAT 2022 Exam will be held on June 19, 2022.

When is the CLAT 2023 Exam? +

CLAT 2023 Exam will be held on 18th December 2022.

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