BCI Changes the upper age limit for CLAT Exam 2017 reduced to 20 : The core committee of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) has released a notice that it will introduce the age restrictions in the CLAT exam starting next year. Those candidates who are above the age of 20, will not be eligible to appear in the exam.
There was no upper age limit prescribed until CLAT 2016.
Common Law Admission Test(CLAT) is a centralized test for admission to 17 prominent National Law Universities in India. The scores in the CLAT Exam are used by the other private law colleges across the country and Public Sector Undertakings(PSUs) for admissions and recruitment respectively.
A meeting held on Tuesday at at the Chanakya National Law University in Patna, Bihar. In this meeting, several other changes to the exam were also proposed.
In the meeting, It was also decided that the counselling will be carried out in 3 rounds. Earlier, the seats allocation was done in 4 round counselling. The admissions in Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur will be done on the basis of CLAT Exam making the total number of participating institutions increase to 18.
The decision comes after the Bar Council of India (BCI), the apex body that governs legal education across the country had released a notice in September regarding the revival of age restrictions under the clause 28 of Legal Education Rules 2008.
The upper age limit for admission in LL.B 5 year course is 20 years and for LL.B 3 year course is 30 years as per the Clause 28 of Schedule III of the Legal Education Rules 2008 .
Bar Council of India passed the notification on 19th September asking the universities to reinstate the upper age limit for law courses.