PANACEA Admission Tests

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralized test for admission to 18 prominent National Law Universities in India. The test is taken after the Higher Secondary Examination or the 12th grade for admission to Five years integrated under graduate program in Law and after Graduation for Master of Laws (LL.M)programs conducted by these law universities.It is an all India level common entrance examination, conducted on rotational basis by these Universities for admissions to their UG and PG degree programs.


For UG Program:
• Age: Candidates shall be below Twenty(20) Years of age on 1st July in case of all Unreserved / NRIs / NRI Sponsored categories candidates & 22 in case of SC/ ST/OBC/ Specially Abled Persons.

• Percentage: As regards minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e.,10+2), the candidates must have secured.
Forty five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC / Specially Abled Persons (SAP)and other categories, and Forty Percent(40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.

• Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April are also eligible for appearing in CLAT online examination.

• Result: The result of qualifying examination (i.e.,10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.

Exam Pattern:There are five sections in CLAT exam:
Exam Description
Total marks


Number of MCQs of one mark each 150
Duration of Examination 2 hours
Subjects areas with Weightage  
English & Comprehension 28-32 marks
GK & Current Affairs 35-39 Marks
Numerical Ability 13-17 Marks
Legal Aptitude 35-39 Marks
Logical Reasoning  20-32Marks
Note: There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein0.25 marks will be deducted for each of the wrong answer.
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted onrotation by 18 National Law Universities(NLUs) for admissions to their under-graduateand post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B &LL.M.). The 18 participating NLUs in the orderof their establishment are:
• NLSIU - Bangalore
• NALSAR - Hyderabad
• NLIU - Bhopal
• WBNUJS - Kolkata
• NLU - Jodhpur
• HNLU - Raipur
• GNLU - Gandhinagar
• RMLNLU - Lucknow
• RGNUL - Patiala
• CNLU - Patna
• NUALS - Kochi
• NLUO - Cuttack
• NUSRL - Ranchi
• NLUJAA - Guwahati
• DSNLU - Visakhapatnam
• TNNLS -Tiruchirappalli
• MNLU - Mumbai
• MNLU- Nagpur

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) isconducted for admission to the National LAWUniversity, Delhi exclusively. The NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, DELHIoffers admission to B.A.LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M.and Ph.D. Programs.

Qualification:Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2System) or Equivalent Examination with 50%marks. The candidates appearing in the 12th standard examination in March/April can alsoapply. Foreign Nationals to be eligible shouldhave 65% marks in the qualifying examination.

Age Limit: Below 20 years as on 1 July (22 years in case of SC/ST candidates).

Total Seats: 80 (70 seats on merit through All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and 10 seatsfor direct admission to Foreign Nationals onmerit). Foreign Nationals are exempted from AILET.

Reservation: 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and 3%for Persons with Disabilities.

Note: One additional seat for Kashmiri Migrants. Two supernumerary seats forresidents of Jammu & Kashmir.The AILET is held on the first Sunday of Mayevery year.

Exam Pattern:The Test has 150 questions for 150 marks that must be attempted within 1 hour 30 minutes. The AILET has sections on English, General Knowledge, Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude.

Important Law Entrance Tests 
Name of Exam Last date of registration Test date
CLAT March  May
UILS-PU 5 yrs May June
PU LLB 3 yrs May June
Symbiosis, Pune April May
AIL- Mohali June July
NLU DU 5 yrs  April May
DU-LLB 3 yrs June June