About the institute

National Law University (NLU), Delhi is one of the most prestigious law colleges of India. It was established in 2008 by Dr. Ranbir Singh with an aim to promote ethical values, the rule of law and the objectives laid down in the Constitution of India. 

About the course

NLU Delhi offers a 5 year full time course called BA LLB.

Selection Criteria

Selection for the course at NLUD is done on the basis of CLAT results

Eligibility Criteria

CriteriaGeneral / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categoriesSC/ST categories
Higher Secondary/XII/+2/ Equivalent level45%40%
AgeNo upper age limitNo upper age limit

Students who are awaiting their results at time of application are also eligible. However, they would need to show proof of marks at time of admission, if selected.

Exam Pattern

Duration : 2 hours

Mode: Online

Sections: 5

Total Questions: 150

SectionNumber of questions
English Language20%
Current Affairs and GK25%
Legal Reasoning25%
Logical Reasoning20%
Quantitative Techniques10%

Marking Scheme

Each correct answer = 1 mark

Each incorrect answer = – 0.25 marks

Syllabus

As per CLAT Consortium:

Section I: English Language

In this section of the UG-CLAT 2020, you will be provided passages of about 450 words each. These passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing, and would be of a standard that a 12th standard student may be able to read in about 5-7 minutes.

Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your comprehension and language skills, including your abilities to:

  • Read and comprehend the main point discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
  • Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage;
  • Summarise the passage;
  • Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage; and
  • Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage.

Section II: Current Affairs Including General Knowledge

In this section, you will be provided passages of up to 450 words each. The passages will be derived from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing. The questions may include an examination of legal information or knowledge discussed in or related to the passage, but would not require any additional knowledge of the law beyond the passage.

Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge, including:

  • Contemporary events of significance from India and the world;
  • Arts and culture;
  • International affairs; and
  • Historical events of continuing significance.

Section III: Legal Reasoning

In this section, you will be expected to read passages of around 450 words each. The passages may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. You will not require any prior knowledge of law. You will benefit from a general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues to better apply general principles or propositions to the given fact scenarios.

Each passage would be followed by a series of questions that will require you to:

  • Identify and infer the rules and principles set out in the passage;
  • Apply such rules and principles to various fact situations; and
  • Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.

Section IV: Logical Reasoning

The Logical Reasoning section of the UG-CLAT 2020 will include a series of short passages of about 300 words each. Each passage will be followed by one or more questions that will require you to:

  • Recognize an argument, its premises and conclusions;
  • Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage;
  • Critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence;
  • Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations;
  • Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.

Section V: Quantitative Techniques

The Quantitative Techniques section of the UG-CLAT 2020 will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. You will be required to derive information from such passages, graphs, or other representations, and apply mathematical operations on such information.

The questions will require you to:

  • Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and
  • Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.

Exam Centres

The entrance exam is held all over India.

Important Dates

DateParticulars/Events
29th June 2020Application Submission
22nd AugustCLAT exam

Fee Structure

Rs. 1,86,000 annually

Course Curriculum

1st Year (Semester-I) 
Legal Method 
Law of Torts-I 
HLCD (History of Legal & Constitutional Development in India) 
Political Science-I 
English-I 
1st Year (Semester-II) 
Law of Contracts – I 
Law of Torts – II 
Criminal Law – I 
Political Science – II 
English – II 
2nd Year (Semester-III) 
Law of Contracts-II 
Family Law-I 
Criminal Law-II 
Economics & Law-I 
Sociology-I 
2nd Year (Semester-IV) 
Law of Property 
Family Law-II 
Law and Poverty 
Economics & Law-II 
Sociology-II 
3rd Year (Semester-V) 
Jurisprudence-I 
Constitutional Law-I 
Administrative Law 
CPC & Law of Limitation 
Law of Evidence 
3rd Year (Semester-VI) 
Jurisprudence-II 
Constitutional Law-II 
Clinic-I (ADR) 
International Law 
Labour Laws 
4th Year (Semester-VII) 
Corporate Law-I 
Environmental Law 
Intellectual Property Rights Law 
Banking Law & Negotiable Instruments 
Seminar Course-I 
4th Year (Semester-VIII) 
Corporate Law-II 
Taxation Laws 
Cyber Laws 
Clinic-II 
Seminar Course 
5th Year (Semester-IX) 
International Trade Law 
Judicial Process & Interpretation of Statutes 
Clinic-III 
Seminar Course-III 
Seminar Course-IV 
5th Year (Semester-X) 
Law of Insurance 
Human Right, International Humanitarian & Refugee Law 
Clinic-IV (Court Management & Practical Training)