CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test which is conducted at the national level. It is a centralized national level entrance exam basically for admission to NLUs. There are twenty- two NLUs (National Law Universities) in India that take admission on the basis of the CLAT exam. Apart from government universities, many self- financed and private law universities admit students on the basis of marks obtained in the CLAT exam. Private companies like Coal India, Steel Authority of India, ONGC, BHEL, Oil India, etc. hire students for legal positions if they clear the cut-off of CLAT Post Graduation (CLAT PG).
CLAT exams are conducted for the students after they clear their Higher Secondary exams i.e. class 12th exam for admission to integrated under graduate degree in LAW i.e. BA LL.B and after graduation in law it admits students for Master of LAW i.e. LL.M.
The CLAT exam matches the difficulty level of the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam and All India Pre Medical Test NEET.
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)was to be conducted each year by each of the law colleges and the responsibility of conducting the exam was to be rotated and given on the basis of seniority in the establishment. However, finally, in 2015, a fresh MoU was signed by the sixteen National Law Universities, except for National Law University, Delhi for the CLAT 2015 being conducted by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow whereby all the National Law Universities are now part of the centralized admission process without anyone being left out.
THE OFFICIAL SITE OF CLAT IS: https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/