Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body created for the convenience of the students seeking admission to the various Law Universities in the Country under Memorandum of Understandings (MoU). An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each University for admission to their UG/PG programs, as per the qualifications, reservation and other conditions laid down under the respective Statutes of the participating Universities.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by 16 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B. & LL.M.). The 16 participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are:

    1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
    2. National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
    3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
    4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
    5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
    6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
    7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
    8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
    9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)
    10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
    11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
    12. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
    13. National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
    14. National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (NLUJAA)
    15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
    16. The TamilNadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)

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