CLAT: The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level entrance exam for admission into undergraduate and postgraduate law programs at top universities in India.
-> Educational Qualification: The candidate should have passed their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC/ST candidates). Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in the same year are also eligible to apply for CLAT, but they must provide proof of passing the examination at the time of admission.
-> Age Limit: There is no upper age limit for appearing in the CLAT exam.
-> Nationality: Candidates must be Indian nationals or NRIs/NRI-sponsored candidates.
-> Other Criteria: Candidates with a history of criminal convictions, academic misconduct, or disciplinary action are not eligible for admission to any law school through CLAT. The qualifying examination refers to the examination that a candidate must pass to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate program. This could be the 10+2 examination or an equivalent examination such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, Cambridge Advanced Level (A Level) certificate, or any other examination that is recognized by the candidate’s board as equivalent to the 10+2 examination. It is important to note that each participating law school may have additional eligibility criteria that a candidate must meet to be considered for admission. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of the law schools they are interested in before applying for CLAT.