Information regarding details of intake, reservation and the courses offered along with the fee structure is available in the CLAT-2014 Information Brochure and on the CLAT-2014 website and the websites of the concerned NLUs. The candidates are therefore advised to carefully go through the rules and fee structures of participating NLUs before filling the application form for UG as well as PG courses, and for the NRI/NRI Sponsored and Foreign National seats.
Because of space constraint, it is not possible to provide detailed information in the Information Brochure regarding intake, reservation, courses offered and the subjects taught at various levels including the areas of specialization, etc. For detailed information, the candidates are required to take a look at the information provided in the websites of the member universities of CLAT-2014.
Definition of disability for the purpose of admission shall be in accordance with Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. Disability in the act is defined to include: Blindness, low vision, leprosy cured, hearing impairment, loco-motor disability, mental disability or illness. A candidate will have to produce disability certificate from competent authority in accordance with the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, at the time of admission.
For details relating to the definition of NRI/NRI sponsored candidates and the number of seats available for them, please see the information provided by the participating NLUs in the CLAT-2014 Information Brochure and and their respective websites.
Some of the Universities (e.g. NUALS, Kochi) will admit the NRI candidates directly whereas others will do it through CLAT-2014. Please carefully read the information provided by the participating NLUs on the subject in the CLAT-2014 Information Brochure and on the CLAT-2014 website (www.clat.ac.in).
Only Indian nationals/NRIs are allowed to appear in the CLAT – 2014. Foreign nationals are not permitted to appear in CLAT- 2014. The foreign nationals desirous of taking admission to any course in any of the participating Law Universities may directly contact the concerned University having seats for foreign nationals.
Candidates with disabilities appearing in the Common Law Admission Test shall be entitled to an additional time of 40 minutes.
The candidates having impairment and those who require a scribe to write the test should intimate in writing to the Convener, CLAT-2014, either at the time of submitting their application form or at least two months prior to the date of CLAT-2014, citing reasonable cause and attaching relevant supporting documents such as:
A certificate of impairment from the competent authority
A statement indicating whether the scribe will be brought by the candidate or to be arranged by the CLAT authorities. The educational qualification of the scribe should be at least one standard lower than 10+2.
A declaration from the candidates that they will not request at any point of time the scribe to help them with the answers other than the normal process of reading the questions and helping them write and darken the correct answer. Further if they are bringing their own scribe, they will have to declare that the selected scribe fulfills all the pre-requisites.
Documentary evidence regarding the educational qualification of the scribe (e.g., school certificate or school identity card)
A declaration from the scribe (if brought by the candidate) that the scribe complies with the pre-requisites and he/she will not in any way help the candidate answer any question in the paper, apart from his/her regular duty of reading out the questions and writing and darkening the correct answers.
In the event of insufficient number of candidates opting to appear from a particular Test Centre, the Convener, CLAT-2014, reserves the right to cancel such a centre and shift the applicants to another nearby centre or to a centre according to the candidate’s second or thrid preference.
Information such as the category of candidate, the centre of the Entrance Test and the preferences for various universities given by the candidates in the OMR Application Form shall be final and will not be changed thereafter. As the publication of result and allotment of seats will be made on merit-cum-preference basis according to the information furnished in the OMR Application Form and affirmed in the declaration, the candidates are required to read the instructions carefully and furnish correct and authentic information. In case the information furnished in the OMR Application Form is found false or incorrect or there is any discrepancy or mismatch between the information furnished in OMR sheet and the certificates produced at the time of admission, provisional admission offered to the candidate shall be cancelled as per the declaration given in the OMR Application Form without assigning any further reason therefor.
It is mandatory for all candidates to fill in all the 14 choices of National Law Universities for the UG courses and 12 choices (all NLUs except CNLU-Patna and NUSRL-Ranchi) for PG courses in order of their preference. Failure to do so would result in rejection of the Application Form. Choices once made will not be changed later.
There shall be a centralized admission process for CLAT- 2014 on the basis of merit-cum-preference. All admissions shall be centrally done through the organizing university, i.e. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The information relating to date of admission shall be placed on CLAT-2014 website (www.clat.ac.in) from time to time.
The basic principle of admission through CLAT-2014 is merit-cum-preference. However, if a candidate, at any stage of the allotment process, wants to forego his claim for the next higher preference and wants to stay with and take admission in the allotted University/Institute, he/she will be given the option to do so; but only once. To exercise this option, the candidate will have to apply through email (email@example.com) to the Convener, CLAT-2014, within the prescribed time limit. However, this option exercised once by the candidate will be treated as final and irrevocable, and the candidate will be deemed to have been admitted in the University opted as such by him/her.
All offers of admission by CLAT-2014 shall be provisional and shall not create any right of admission in favour of a candidate. The organizing university will not be responsible for any inconvenience caused or expenditure incurred by the candidate on travel and stay, etc.
When a candidate’s name appears in the Provisional Allotment List/Waiting List, he/she will have to deposit an adjustable amount of Rs. 50,000/- with the CLAT Office to confirm his/her intention/seriousness to take admission or to be considered against the future vacancies, if any. The waitlisted candidates will be considered against vacancies, if any, and allotted seats according to their merit and preference in the subsequent Actual Allotment Lists, only if, they have deposited the adjustable amount of Rs. 50,000/- towards admission fee. The candidates (both allotted as well as waitlisted) who fail to deposit the required amount of fees with the CLAT Office by the specified date and time will forfeit their right to be considered for admission in future and their names will be dropped from the CLAT Merit List for the purpose of admission. The name of the bank, the account number and the date by which it is to be deposited will be displayed at the CLAT-2014 website (www.clat.ac.in).
The waitlisted candidates who, after depositing the required fee of Rs. 50,000/- with the CLAT Office, do not get a chance to take admission due to non-availability of seats would be refunded the entire amount within one month from the publication of the last Actual Allotment List or by 31st July 2014, whichever is later. Fees shall be refunded in the form of a cheque to be issued by Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh (Convener, CLAT-2014) in the name of the candidate only.
Withdrawal of candidature for admission (conducted through CLAT-2014) can be made by sending a requisition e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org (addressed to the Registrar, HNLU) latest by 04:00 p.m. of 28th June 2014. Fees shall be refunded in the form of a cheque to be issued by Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh (Convener, CLAT-2014) in the name of the candidate only.
A candidate, who purchases an application form meant for SC/ST category at a concessional price, cannot use the same for applying under any other category. If he/she does so, the application form shall be rejected. For purchasing the application form at a concessional rate, the SC/ST candidates will be required to submit an attested photo copy of their caste certificate in support of their claim.
In order to avail the facility of reservation under state quota (based on one’s domicile), the candidate must submit the original caste certificate issued by competent authority from the state of one’s domicile. For example, a SC/ST or OBC candidate from Odisha, who has been staying in Chhattisgarh for several years and has legally been issued a domicile certificate by a competent authority of the State of Chhattisgarh, cannot claim reservation under Chhattisgarh State SC/ST and OBC category by producing a caste certificate issued by the Government of Odisha. However, he can avail reservation under Chhattisgarh State General Category seats by producing the Domicile certificate from the State of Chhattisgarh. To avail the reservation under Chhattisgarh State SC/ST or OBC quota, the candidate has to produce a SC/ST or OBC certificate issued by a competent authority from the State of Chhattisgarh.