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Alliance University Common Law Admission Test [ ACLAT ]

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By Srushit Pargat Last Updated: November 26th, 2020

ACLAT

Alliance University Common Law Admission Test (ACLAT) is conducted by Alliance University to secure admission for students in various law courses, BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM and Integrated PhD program. The examination is held offline, and the students who are shortlisted are called for further rounds of counselling that are held offline in the university campus. The candidate needs to understand that the selection is strictly based on the Merit Score secured by the candidate in ACLAT 2021. The students will be able to start with ACLAT 2021 Application Form process from March (will be available on the university official website).

Particular Details 
Name of Exam Alliance University Common Law Admission Test (ACLAT)
Conducting Body Alliance University 
Mode of ExaminationOffline 
Duration of Examination2 hours 
Type and Number of Questions200 Objective type questions 
Sections Language Proficiency
General Awareness
Legal Aptitude
Logical Reasoning
Numerical Ability 
Courses Offered BA. LLB, BBA. LLB 
AddressChikkahagade Cross, Chandapura - Anekal Main Road, Anekal,
Bengaluru – 562106, Karnataka, India 
Marking Scheme Negative Marking (0.25 marks) 
Exam Fees General: ₹ 1000
SC/ST: ₹ 1000 
Email id law@alliance.edu.in 
Official Website https://law.alliance.edu.in 
Exam Duration 2 Hours 
ACLAT 2020 Application Mode Online and Offline 

ACLAT 2021 – Important Updates 

The dates stated in the table below are tentative and may be subject to change. The university will officially publish the list of dates and candidates are requested to check the university official portal for further updates. 

Events Dates (Tentative)
Release of Application form March 2021 
Last date for submission of ACLAT application form May 2021 
Downloading Admit Card May 2021 
Date of Exam June 2021 
Date of Results June 2021 
Counselling June 2021 

ACLAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through all the given details of eligibility criteria before applying for the ACLAT 2021 Application form process. The candidates must note that the failure to meet any of the mentioned eligibility criteria at later stages of the exam will lead to the cancellation of the aspirants’ candidature.

Age Limit

Candidates belonging to the General Category must not be greater than 20 years of age at the time of admission.

For students of the Reserved Category including ST/SC/Backward classes, a relaxation up to 2 years has been provided. They should not be greater than 22 years of age at the time of admission.

Numbers of Attempts

The number of maximum attempts has no maximum limit for ACLAT. There are no restrictions for the residence, set by the university.

Academic Qualification

Aspiring students must have passed their 10+2 examinations from any school/Institute/university as recognized under state or national board of education.

Applicants of ACLAT must have scored a minimum aggregate of 45% for the general category. Reserved category students, including SC/ST, must have scored at least 40% aggregate.

How to apply for ACLAT 2021? 

Students must adhere to the following steps to apply for ACLAT 2021 Application form process. The date for the release of application form is tentatively in March 2021. The form will be made available on the university website for the applicant to download. The university grants the applicants the choice of submitting the form either in the offline or online modes.

Online 

  • Log in to the official website (https://law.alliance.edu.in).
  • Click on the link of ACLAT 2021 Application Form.
  • Enter necessary details like Date of Birth, Phone number, other personal information, email ID to complete registration
  • Fill the application form providing your details as required. You need to provide details like Student's Name, Parents' details, Phone Number, Address, Course Details, Academic Qualification, Aadhar Card Number, etc.
  • Applicants must upload the below-mentioned documents along with the form.

A scanned copy of the coloured photograph in 3.5x4.5 cm

A scanned copy of coloured Signature 3.5x4.5 cm

An attested class X mark sheet

An attested class XII mark sheet

  • Pay the requisite amount through net banking, debit or credit card. Carefully read your form once and after the payment and then click on the 'submit' button

Offline 

  • Log in to https://law.alliance.edu.in.
  • Click on the link of ACLAT 2020 Application Form.
  • Download the form and take a printout of it.
  • Fill the form with the necessary details which include Student's Name, Parents' details, Phone Number, Address, Course Details, Academic Qualification, Aadhar Card Number, etc.
  • Attach the essential documents with the form which include the following.

Passport size photograph

Class X mark sheet

Class XII mark sheet

  • Aspiring students can also purchase the application form at the office window in person and fill it in their handwriting.
  • Submission of the form must be made at the official address with the documents enclosed and the application fee.

Chikkahagade cross,

Chandrapur, Anekal Road,

Anekal, Bangalore - 562 106

ACLAT 2021 Application Fee 

Applicants can pay the application fee both offline, via Bank Challan and online, via Net Banking and Credit/Debit Card respectively. Mentioned below is the fee that the candidate has to pay to complete the application form process. Note that the fee varies depending to the category of the applicant.

Steps to pay the fee are as follows.

  • The information about the fee and payment mode appears on the screen as you complete the application form.
  • Click on the 'Pay Online' button that appears on the screen
  • Select your payment options and pay accordingly.
  • Pay using a Demand Draft also in favour of Alliance University payable at Bangalore.
  • Fee payment can also be made in person at the office while submitting the form in person.
CategoryApplication Fee
General₹ 1000
Reserved₹ 1000
NRI and SAARC country nationals₹ 2000
Other Foreign NationalsUS $50

ACLAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for ACLAT 2021 is identical for both UG and PG courses. However, there is a difference in the syllabus of the admission test for the PhD course. 

The exam Pattern for BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM and Integrated PhD program are given below. 

  • The test contains a total number of 200 questions. 
  • Candidates will be given 2 hours (120 minutes) to complete the entire paper. 
  • The ACLAT questions asked will be based on General Awareness, Language Proficiency, Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, Legal Aptitude, Numerical Ability. 
  • A candidate can secure a maximum of 200 marks in the examination. 
  • In the online mode, the student cannot select two options for one question. 
  • In the offline mode, if a candidate chooses two answers for one question, it will be considered as an incorrect answer. 
  • All the MCQs will be asked only in the English language. 

The detailed highlights of the PhD program are given below. 

  • The test contains a total number of 200 questions.  
  • Candidates will be given 2 hours (120 minutes) to complete the entire paper.  
  • The ACLAT questions asked will be based on Research Methodology, Area of Choice of Interest selected by candidate for research, Literature survey and Proposal writing, General Introduction of Research, Research and Study Design, Data Collection Techniques and Interpretation, and Research Reporting.  
  • A candidate can secure a maximum of 200 marks in the examination.  
  • In the online mode, the student cannot select two options for one question.  
  • In the offline mode, if a candidate chooses two answers for one question, it will be considered as an incorrect answer.  
  • All the MCQs will be asked only in the English language.

ACLAT 2021 Marking Scheme 

  • The marking scheme of ACLAT entails awarding one mark for every correct answer.
  • For each incorrect answer, the candidate will lose 0.25 marks.
  • For each question for which candidate has chosen more than one answers, instead of one, a deduction of 0.25 marks will be made.
  • An unanswered question will be considered as an incorrect answer and marked accordingly.
  • A candidate can secure a maximum of 200 marks in ACLAT.

ACLAT 2021 Syllabus 

The subject-wise ACLAT 2021 Syllabus is given below.

Language Proficiency 

  • Antonyms
  • Grammar
  • Idioms
  • Proverbs
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spellings
  • Synonyms
  • Vocabulary

General Awareness 

  • Constitution
  • Constitutional Principles and Practices
  • Contemporary international, national, regional politics and economic perspective issues
  • Environment
  • Geography
  • Indian and World History
  • Indian Culture
  • Indian National Movement
  • International Organizations
  • Legal System
  • Science and Technology
  • Treaties

Legal Aptitude 

  • Contract and Constitutional Laws
  • Indian Constitution: Structure, sections and schedules
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • International Law
  • IPC and the CrPC
  • Law of Crimes
  • Legal Awareness covering Constitutional Law and Polity
  • Legal Terms
  • Strict Liability
  • Torts
  • Vicarious Liability

Logical and Reasoning Ability 

  • Analogy
  • Blood Relations
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Directions
  • Series
  • Syllogism

Numerical Ability

  • Agreement and Disagreement
  • Algebra
  • Analogy
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Logical Fallacy
  • Mental Ability and Logical /Mathematical Analysis
  • Odd-Even Discretion
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Syllogism

Recommended Books for ACLAT Preparation 

For BA LLB, BBA LLB and LLM 

Book Name Author/Publisher 
Analytical Reasoning M.K. Pandey 
Constitution of India Bakshi P.M 
Guide to judicial service examinations Universal 
Legal aptitude for CLAT and other law entrance exams A.P. Bhardwaj 
Legal Awareness/Legal Reasoning A.P. Bhardwaj 
Manorama yearbook 2018 Malayala Manorama Press 
Objective General English 1st edition R.S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal 
Quantitative Aptitude for competitive exams Dr. R.S. Aggarwal 
The Pearson Guide to CLAT 2nd edition Gagrani H 

For the PhD program 

Book Name Author/Publisher 
Guide Book Robert A. Day, Barbara Gastel 
Research Methodology Methods and Statistical Techniques Santosh Gupta 
Research Methodology Methods and Techniques; 2nd edition C R Kothari 

ACLAT FAQs

Q. How to use the OMR sheet properly?

A. The examinee should not cut the OMR sheet in ACLAT 2021 or draw lines as it will lead to the cancellation of the student's paper. Candidates are advised to use a pencil to mark the answers first and then during the final, hour fill it with a pen.

Q. What will my research paper consist of for admission in a PhD program?

A. The research paper will consist of the title of your subject, the brief information, statement and the research questions and methodology.

Q. How can I retrieve my ACLAT password if I don't remember it?

A. You can click the link 'Forgot Password' to create a new password available on the candidate's login page. You will require your Application Number, date of birth and email ID to create a new password.

Q. How will I know about the test centre that I have been allotted?

A. The name of the allotted test centre will be mentioned on the ACLAT 2020 admit card, along with the address.

Q. Can the ACLAT 2020 application be cancelled and a request for a refund generated after the submission of the requisite application fees?

A. No, candidates should note that the application fees once paid are non-refundable and non-transferable once the payment is made.

  

Best wishes to all the ACLAT aspirants from the CollegeMarg Team!