What should be the Exam Fees for CLAT PG LLM ?

Will the CLAT PG Exam Fees be reduced ?
CLAT PG 2020 & 2021- Comprehension Mock Tests Series & Previous Question Papers

  • Eighty Three (83) LawMint users were offered seats across various NLUs in CLAT PG 2019 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR & NLU Delhi
  • Comprehension Based Questions - 80 Practice Passages - Answers with rationale
  • 3 Full length Mock Papers - each with 10 Passages, 100 Questions
  • Each Full Mock Test is designed as a Model Paper
  • List of Indicative / Likely Subjective Type Questions & Topics
  • Summarized overview of Important Jurisprudence topics (For Subjective & Objective questions)
  • Overview of all Constitutional Amendments
  • Summary list of Important (Recent) Supreme Court Judgments
  • All Tests & Previous Papers are timed and have Negative marking for realistic simulation
  • Questions & Answer Choices randomly shuffled in every attempt for better practice
  • Accessible 24 x 7 via Smart-Phone browsers and Desktops

Note : 11 CLAT PG LLM previous question papers with official answer keys - 2009 to 2019, 50 Full length mock tests + 50 mini mock tests as per the old pattern are also retained, since they are useful for students preparing for other exams such as AILET PG, DU LLM etc.

Authentic Feedback from previous exam users :

"I got AIR 18 in CLAT PG 2019 and General Category rank 28 in AILET PG 2019. I want to thank you for helping me practice well in controlled conditions from any place. It gave me a lot of confidence and I took the tests while travelling too. I also made it to IIT Kharagpur." - Vinodharani

"Lawmint has been of great help to me in securing AIR 25 in AILET PG 2019 and AIR 29 in CLAT PG 2019 examinations. The subjective and objective approach of the test series kept me up to date with the latest exam pattern." - Bhawna Nanda

"I, Nimmy Saira Zachariah joined you clat test series. I cleared AILET PG with 30th rank. Your test series were of immense help as it gave me clear idea of where my preparations stand thankyou once again law mint." - Nimmy S Z

"Hey guys. Where do I start? If I thought that getting AIR 59 in Clat PG was it, then how wrong I was. With Lawmint now I have cracked UGC NET as well." - Joyanta Chakraborty

After the CLAT 2018 fiasco, under the directions of the Supreme Court, a Committee was constituted to look into the matter of improper conduct of CLAT-2018 and to take remedial measures for future exams. The Committee submitted its report to the Supreme Court, which brought out various lacunae in the way the CLAT has been conducted over the years and suggested some changes.

An interesting aspect mentioned in the report is that the income from CLAT 2018 was approximately Rs. 25.7 Crores, while the expenses for conducting the exam were around Rs. 2.6 Crores.

A further amount of around Rs.1.06 Crores was spent for ‘Legal expenses’ related to the exam – probably for addressing the PILs filed across various High Courts; which were later consolidated and taken over by the Supreme Court.

As per the CLAT model, the organizing NLU keeps 50% of the final profits from the exam and the remaining 50% is distributed among the other participating NLUs.

NUALS Kochi, which conducted the CLAT 2018 retained a little over Rs.9.5 Crores as profit from the exam.  Over Rs. 12.3 Crores was earmarked as the profit to be shared by the other participating  NLUs.

Apparently, NUALS Kochi clarified that the accrual expenses were actually  approximately Rs. 5 Crores, the breakup for this amount is not included in the report.

So, the profit margin for conducting the CLAT 2018 exam was around 90% This represents a mark-up of around 885%

In simpler words, this situation would be as if a product costing Rs. 100 is sold for Rs. 985.

As per the report, the charges to be paid to the service provider for the conduct of the exam were Rs. 210 per candidate. Whereas the exam fees collected were Rs. 4000 from General candidates and Rs. 3500 from reserved category candidates.

Among others, the Committee has recommended that “The Fee charged for the examination is not in concordance with the expenditure and grossly high given the expenditure incurred. Even if it is in the policy of the NLUs to earn profit out of the examination (however undesirable), earning 90% profit is egregious. Given the current expenditure and to cater to additional measures that may be taken for fair conduct of examination (including phone signal jammer, etc.) fees of Rs. 1500 is reasonable. This amount will cover the direct and indirect cost of conducting examination and still leave some spare for additional procedure/activities for candidates.”

As we wait for the CLAT PG 2019 announcement to be released, it would be interesting to see if this feedback is incorporated and the fee is reduced to a more affordable level.

Update : The CLAT exam (CLAT PG and CLAT UG) is now conducted by the CLAT Consortium.


CLAT PG 2020 & 2021- Comprehension Mock Tests Series & Previous Question Papers

  • Eighty Three (83) LawMint users were offered seats across various NLUs in CLAT PG 2019 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR & NLU Delhi
  • Comprehension Based Questions - 80 Practice Passages - Answers with rationale
  • 3 Full length Mock Papers - each with 10 Passages, 100 Questions
  • Each Full Mock Test is designed as a Model Paper
  • List of Indicative / Likely Subjective Type Questions & Topics
  • Summarized overview of Important Jurisprudence topics (For Subjective & Objective questions)
  • Overview of all Constitutional Amendments
  • Summary list of Important (Recent) Supreme Court Judgments
  • All Tests & Previous Papers are timed and have Negative marking for realistic simulation
  • Questions & Answer Choices randomly shuffled in every attempt for better practice
  • Accessible 24 x 7 via Smart-Phone browsers and Desktops

Note : 11 CLAT PG LLM previous question papers with official answer keys - 2009 to 2019, 50 Full length mock tests + 50 mini mock tests as per the old pattern are also retained, since they are useful for students preparing for other exams such as AILET PG, DU LLM etc.

Authentic Feedback from previous exam users :

"I got AIR 18 in CLAT PG 2019 and General Category rank 28 in AILET PG 2019. I want to thank you for helping me practice well in controlled conditions from any place. It gave me a lot of confidence and I took the tests while travelling too. I also made it to IIT Kharagpur." - Vinodharani

"Lawmint has been of great help to me in securing AIR 25 in AILET PG 2019 and AIR 29 in CLAT PG 2019 examinations. The subjective and objective approach of the test series kept me up to date with the latest exam pattern." - Bhawna Nanda

"I, Nimmy Saira Zachariah joined you clat test series. I cleared AILET PG with 30th rank. Your test series were of immense help as it gave me clear idea of where my preparations stand thankyou once again law mint." - Nimmy S Z

"Hey guys. Where do I start? If I thought that getting AIR 59 in Clat PG was it, then how wrong I was. With Lawmint now I have cracked UGC NET as well." - Joyanta Chakraborty

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