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If you wish to pursue a career in law, you can either opt for a three-year course or a five-year course. In case of a three-year course you have to pursue it after graduation and you will take a minimum of six years, i.e. three years of graduation plus three years of LLB. However, if you wish to pursue law right after class 12th you can pursue a five-year course which is BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB and various other combinations are available

But not all National Law Universities offer all the combination degrees. It is important to note here that the CLAT Exam is only for the five-year course and not for the three-year course.

If you belong to the general category then 45 per cent average is enough for you to sit for this exam. If you belong to the reserved category, the negative 5 per cent leeway and 40 per cent aggregate are enough for you to sit for this exam. If you are appearing for your class 12th Boards this year then also you can sit for this exam. However, if you get a compartment or supplementary in any paper then your exam will be held not eligible. This year there is no age bar for this exam. Litigation is going on in the courts. However, the CLAT committee has said that for this year, .i.e. in 2019 there will be no age bar.