Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralized test for admission to 18 prominent National Law Universities in India, recent entrant is Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur.
The test is taken after the Higher Secondary Examination or the 12th grade for admission to integrated under graduation programs in Law and after Graduation in Law for Master of Laws(LL.M) programmes conducted by these law universities. This test was conducted for the first time on 11 May 2008.
The two-hour admission test consists of objective type covering questions on Elementary Mathematics or Numerical Ability, English with Comprehension, General knowledge and Current affairs, Legal Aptitude and Legal Awareness and Logical reasoning. The CLAT scores are used by other private law colleges across the country and Public-Sector Undertakings for admissions and recruitment respectively.
CLAT is considered as one of the most competitive exams in India wherein a candidate needs to solve 200 questions in just 120 minutes, that is, an average of only 36 seconds per question.