CLAT 2008, CLAT 2008 Important Dates

CLAT 2008, CLAT 2008 Important Dates
31st January, 2008 Start date for sales of application forms
10th April, 2008 Last date for receipt of application forms
11th May, 2008 Test Date (Common Law Admission Test)
17th May, 2008 Announcement of results
30th May, 2008 Last date for completing the 1st round admission formalities
31st May, 2008 Notifying the vacancies
7th June, 2008 Completion of the admission

CLAT 2008, CLAT 2008 Test, CLAT 2008 Exam, CLAT 2008 Entrance Exam

According to this MoU, the Common Law Admission Test would be conducted hereafter every year by each of National Law Schools on rotation as per the criterion of seniority. The NLSIU, Bangalore, the oldest of the National Law Schools will set the process in motion by undertaking to conduct the admission test for the academic year 2008-09.

It is expected that other National Law Schools (i.e., the Law Schools established by State enactments) would join these seven Law Schools in due course.

It has been our experience that larger the catchment area, better will be the quality of students; and it would be better for the institutions and the society. This should be the first step to improve the quality of our educational institutions, so that they may measure upto the international standards. This is imperative, if we have to successfully meet the challenges of globalization.

The following National Law Universities will be making use of Common Law Admission Test scores for their respective admissions for the academic year 2008-09:

  1. Chanakya National Law University
    A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies Campus
    Gandhi Maidan, Patna-800001
    Ph: 0612-6450242, Fax: 2205920

  2. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
    Sec-D1, LDA Colony, Kanpur Road Scheme
    Near Power House, Lucknow-226012
    Ph: 0522-2422855.

  3. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
    Punjab, Mohindra Kothi
    The Mall, Patiala-147001
    Ph: 0175-2304188.
For any clarification regarding the CLAT, please contact:

The Convenor
Common Law Admission Test
National Law School of India University
Nagarbhavi, Bangalore-560242.
Ph: 080-23213160, 23160532,

(On all working days between 10 A.M. & 7.30 P.M.)

Mobile : Ms. Padma – 97398-43653

(On Sundays & general holidays)

CLAT 2008 Physical Instrustions, CLAT 2008 Application Forms, CLAT 2008 Application Form Instruction

• Candidate’s Name:
Write your name as mentioned in your original 10th Pass or equivalent Certificate. Leave a space between each part of your name and then darken the appropriate box given below the name. If your full name, exceeds 30 characters and does not fit in the space provided, shorten your name by using initials. Use a blank space between initials. Do not use any titles like Mr., Mrs., Dr., and Miss/Ms. etc.
shorten it as, K S S VARAPRASAD

• Name of the Father/Mother/Guardian:
First select the option given and then write the name clearly. Leave one space between each part of the name and then darken the appropriate box given below the name.

• Date of Birth:
Write your date of birth as recorded in the 10th Pass High School Certificate/Birth Certificate issued by the competent authority in the format provided and then darken the appropriate circle provided below it.
e.g.: If your date of birth is 3rd September 1987, fill as 03/09/1987

• Sex:
Darken the appropriate circle.

• Residence:
Darken the appropriate circle for residence you belong to.

• Annual income of Parents:
Darken the appropriate circle for the total annual income of your parents.

• Category:
Darken the appropriate circle for the category you belong to.

• Test centre Code:
Fill in three test centre options as per the preference and then darken the appropriate circle provided below it. List of Test Centers and Codes are given below:

CodeTest Centre
01 Bangalore
02 Bhopal
03 Chandigarh
04 Chennai
05 Cochin
06 Cuttack
07 Dehradun
08 Gandhinagar
09 Guwahati
10 Hyderabad
11 Jammu
12 Jodhpur
13 Kolkata
14 Lucknow
15 Mumbai
16 New Delhi
17 Patiala
18 Patna
19 Raipur
20 Shillong

• Domicile:
Darken the appropriate circle for the domicile you belong to.

• Qualifying Exam:
Candidates who have passed the qualifying examination have to Darken the appropriate circle. Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination in the year 2008 have to Darken the appropriate circle of the examination they have appeared.

• Percentage of Marks & year of Passing:
Candidates who have passed the qualifying Examination should enter the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination and the year of Passing. Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination or awaiting result, should leave these columns blank and then darken the appropriate circle provided below it.

• Address for Communication:
Provide your address for communication. All formal communications from CLAT will be sent to you at this address only. Use blank spaces to separate words. Specify the name of your city, state and pin code in the columns provided.
e.g.: If you address for communication is :
# 32, H.F. Colony, 5th Cross, 3rd Main Road SP Nagar, 2nd Phase HAL.
Use the Three lines given to fill up the information appropriately.

• NRI Sponsored:
Darken the circle Yes if you are an NRI sponsored candidate or darken No. NRI sponsored candidates should download the form from the CLAT website, fill it and send it along with the application form to the address given below.

• Occupation:
Darken the appropriate circle for occupation of your parent.

• Preference of the Institutions / Courses based on the relevant Qualifications:
Darken the appropriate circle to indicate the order of preferences to take admission at different institutions and courses.

Procedure for sending the Filled Physical Application Form:
  • Fill all the fields in the Application form
  • Paste (do not staple) recent Passport size (3cm X 4cm) Color photograph.
  • Kindly do the signatures where ever asked.
  • With the application enclose the required copies of certificates
    1. Attested copies All Educational Qualification certificates with mark sheets.
    2. Caste Certificate (if applicable)
    3. NRI Sponsorship certificate (if applicable)
    4. Persons with Disabilities (if applicable)
  • Application with all the enclosures should be sent through Registered/Speed Post/Courier, so as to reach on or before 10th April, 2008, by 5.00 p.m. to the address mentioned below:
The Convener
Common Law Admission Test, 2008
National Law School of India University
Nagarbhavi, Bangalore – 560242.

Common Law Admission Test CLAT, About CLAT Common Law Admission Test

The greatest contribution of National Law Schools has been to transform legal education into a professional education in its real sense of the term and to make it attractive to Indian intelligentsia. The success of National Law School of India University, Bangalore, has inspired many States to set up similar institutions in their respective territories and at present, there are eleven Law Schools in different parts of the country. These institutions are national in the sense that substantial number of seats in all these institutions are filled up by students from all over India and the academic staff are also recruited on all India basis. All of them conduct admission tests in different centres spread all over the country and thousands of students after their ten plus two examinations take these admission tests.

As the things stand now, each Law School conducts its own admission test and admits students as per its regulations. As a result, students aspiring for good legal education have to write a number of admission tests; and this multiplicity of admission tests has been causing tremendous hardship both physically and financially to the candidates taking these tests. This issue was raised from time to time by several people, but it drew national attention as a result of a Writ Petition filed by Mr. Varun Bhagat against the Union of India and various National Law Schools in the Supreme Court of India in 2006. In the course of hearing, the Honourable Chief Justice of India directed the Union of India to consult the National Law Schools with a view to evolving a scheme for common admission test. It may be noted that the Bar Council of India strongly supported this move towards common admission test.

Since all National Law Schools owe their existence to their respective State Legislation, there is no central agency to coordinate their activities. Therefore, a move such as common admission test requires the consensus of all National Law Schools participating in such a process. To facilitate such a consensus, the Ministry of Human Resources Development, the Government of India and the University Grants Commission of India convened the meeting of the Vice-Chancellors of seven National Law Schools namely NLSIU, NALSAR, NLIU, NUJS, NLU, HNLU and GNLU. The Chairman, Bar Council of India actively participated at these meetings. It may be noted that these seven Law Schools have been functioning for quite some time unlike other newly-established National Law Schools. After a couple of such meetings, these seven National Law Schools signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 23rd November, 2007 committing themselves to hold the common admission test. It is quite in order to acknowledge the significant role played by Mr. Sunil Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Human Resources Development and Prof. Mool Chand Sharma, Vice-Chairman, University Grants Commission in this entire exercise.

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