Exam hallThe Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2010 will see a total of 17,300 aspirants taking the exam, which is an increase of 15 per cent as against last year.

This is 2,300 more than the 15,000 total aspirants who applied last year, reported national paper DNA today.

CLAT's officer in charge Professor D K Singh of the organising school NLIU Bhopal told DNA that alongside 35 test centres in 16 cities, this year also included Jaipur as an additional test venue for holding the entrance exam.

The exam is jointly organised by 11 national law universities in India and with the organisation headed up by Nalsar Hyderabad last year and by NLSIU Bangalore the year before.

The process of sending out hall tickets to registered candidates has already begun and the test is scheduled to take place on the afternoon of 9 May 2010 between 3 pm to 5 pm, reported DNA.

Out of 15,000 candidates of last year only 12,270 students passed the test, according to DNA.

While 11 national law schools use the CLAT for admissions most other law schools use bespoke admission tests where scores are not compatible with each other. The LSAT-India exam was launched last year and is understood to have set a target for itself to compete with CLAT as the dominant law school admission test in India. LSAT-India has signed up four law colleges for this year although it is understood that last year's applications numbered only around 1,000 when Jindal Global Law School was the only school to have exclusively used the exam.

Law Minister Veerappa Moily announced yesterday that he wanted to introduce a unified law school admission test across all Indian law schools, as first reported by Legally India.

For more on CLAT preparation, read Legally India's feature on how to ace the CLAT and a retrospective trip on the horrors and joys of CLAT.
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Like +0 Object -0 LegalPoet 23 Apr 10, 01:27
NLIU, Bhopal. Not NLSIU Bhopal!

[Thanks for pointing out, typo now corrected. -Ed]
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 23 Apr 10, 03:01
Tha haa!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 23 Apr 10, 04:21
So what is the point in making this post?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 23 Apr 10, 05:13
LSAT-India huh! Whats the point when the particular law school took CLAT scores and rejects as students! Way to go LSAT :P
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 23 Apr 10, 06:20
Seems like a kinder-garden exam... Arguably, the LEAST Competitve exam in India.. That too not for one but 11 Universities...!! Way to go 'competitive' India.. Law students are really very competitive... No hard feelings ppl.... :P
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 23 Apr 10, 09:08
get ur spellings rights first and then make comments, its KINDERGARTEN nd NOT kindergarden!! nd clat being least competitive>?? u gotta be kidding me!! if u take the top three national law schools, thr are 170 general seats, and arnd 17300 students who will be appearing for clat, so a simple mathematical calculation will tell u dat only the top one percent students get thru! THIS IS EVEN MORE COMPETITIVE THAN IITJEE AND CAT...so get ur facts right and then comment!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 23 Apr 10, 09:17
I think the CLAT should be there for the top 5 law schools. The others can rely on the LSAT. Having 11 colleges in the CLAT reduces the brand value of the exam.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 23 Apr 10, 11:54
"Out of 15,000 candidates of last year only 12,270 students passed the test, according to DNA"...

What do u mean when u say ONLY 12,270 out of 15,000 passed the test. What does pass mean...is there a 40% threshold like regular exams or are there so many seats?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 23 Apr 10, 12:18
they mean only 12270 wrote the exam...thr r around 1000 seats!
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Like +0 Object -0 LegalPoet 23 Apr 10, 20:42
No! That means that out of 15k, 12270 got more than 50% or whatever was the passing cut off.

And there are thousand seats for all 11 NLUs. If you see the general category seats for the top 5 NLUs they come to be around 350-400.

It is not the difficulty levels of the CLAT which makes it competitive, but the amount of people sitting on your head and biting your heels which does.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 24 Apr 10, 03:35
its the number of people who actually appeared for the exam! 12270 was the last rank...i wrote clat last year(nd fortunately was in the top 100) so i knw it! u can check that in the consolidated merit list as well... :-)
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 24 Apr 10, 03:36
and as far as the general seats are concerned, thr are only arnd 250 general seats in the top five national law schools!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 26 Apr 10, 05:53
d discussion's getting interesting...I wonder how many students r really serious bout der preperation!!
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