Before the introduction of the CLAT, the autonomous law schools in India and other universities conducted their own entrance examinations State wise Common test for law school admission, requiring the candidate to prepare and appear separately for each examination seperately. Recently India has signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct a Common Law Admission Test, thus this year is the third time that CLAT is conducted India in the line of other common admission tests like the JEE, CAT etc. Law Universities invites applications for a five year integrated B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) degree programme for the eligible students who have cleared CLAT in that academic year. The Common Law Admission Test would be of 2 hours duration, consisting of objective type questions on English language, general knowledge, basic mathematics and legal and logical reasoning. To be eligible for taking CLAT a candidate should have passed Higher Secondary School (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability). Age of candidate should not be more than 20 years in case in the general category. Candidates shall produce proof of having passed the qualifying examination during the time of entrance exam. The CLAT form provides the students with a preference list. Each student fills the preference list, according to the colleges he/she desires. On the basis of these preferences and ranks obtained, students are allocated colleges.

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