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CLAT 2018 - Common Law Admission Test Notification


CLAT 2018 - Online applications are invited for admission to Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Degree Programmes in Law for the academic session 2018-19 in Nineteen (19) National Law Universities of India


Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 will be held on 13th May 2018. It will be held at a National Level, across the country. Every year, one of the National Law University (NLU) conducts the entrance exam for admission in 18 NLUs.
Know the CLAT 2018 exam dates, conducting body, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, syllabus etc from this page


It is notified for general information that CLAT-2018will be conducted by National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi


Also See: Law Entrance Exam 2018


About CLAT 2018

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted annually for admission to Nineteen (19) National Law Universities for their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programs


List of 18 participating NLUs in CLAT 2018 are

1) National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)

2) National Academy of Legal Study & Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)

3) National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)

4) The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)

5) National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)

6) Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)

7) Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)

8) Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)

9) Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala (RGNUL)

10) Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)

11) National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)

12) National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)

13) National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)

14) National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (NLUJAA)

15) DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)

16) Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)

17) Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)

18) Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU)

The Common Law Admission Test-2018 (CLAT) will be conducted by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochion 13th May 2018 at the test Centers set up in different cities at the national level


Eligibility Criteria CLAT 2018

Undergraduate Program (Five Year Integrated LLB (Hons) Course)

Candidates should be Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of (i) Forty Five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Speciality Abled Persons (SAP)/NRI/NRI sponsored categories and (ii) Forty percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2018 are also eligible to apply

Age Limit: Candidates should be below Twenty (20) years of age in case of Unreserved/NRI/NRI sponsored categories and below twenty-two (22) years in case of SC/ST /OBC/SAP categories as on 01st July 2018


Post-Graduate Programme (One Year LLM Course)

Candidates must be LLB or equivalent degree examination with a minimum of Fifty Five percent (55%) marks in case of Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories and Fifty percent (50%) in case of SC/ST categories. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April / May 2018 are also eligible to apply
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Scheme of CLAT 2018 Exam

NUALS Kochi will hold the exam in 13th May 2018. CLAT Exam Pattern has not seen any major changes over the year. Listed below are the highlights of exam pattern of the law entrance exam:


For UG Courses

It is a computer-based online exam which composes 5 sections for which aspirants shall be provided 2 hours to finish the exam. Negative marking of 0.25 mark is allotted for incorrect answers


(i) English & Rreading Comprehension - 40 Max Marks

(ii) General Knowledge /Current Affairs - 50 Max Marks

(iii) Elementary Mathematics - 20 Max Marks

(iv) Legal Aptitude - 20 Max Marks

(v) Logical Reasoning - 20 Max Marks

Duration of the Test: 2 hours


For PG Courses

The questions paper consists of three sections namely Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and Other Law subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, Property Law, IPR etc

You shall be given 2 hours to complete the exam and negative marking of 0.25 mark will be implied for an incorrect answer

(i) Constitutional Law - 50 Max Marks

(ii) Jurisprudence- 50 Max Marks

(iii) Other Law subjects - 50 Max Marks

Duration of the Test: 2 hours

There will be total 200 Multiple Choice Questions

For every correct answer, a candidate will be awarded 1 mark and ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer


Schedule of CLAT 2018 Exam

Examination shall be conducted in one session of two hours. The scheduled date for Exam is 13th of May 2018 during 03.00 pm to 05.00 pm; Additional time shall be given to specially abled persons (Divyang) as per norms

Exam Centers

The Examination is contemplated to be held in different cities in India. As per the available information there were around 45,000 applications in the CLAT-2018 and the examination was conducted at 158 Centers in 60 cities. Total 42,217 examinees appeared in CLAT-2018 Exam


1) The SP should be a business enterprise which should fulfill all authorization or registration requirements, under different Acts like Income Tax, Companies Act, Partnership Act, Service Tax etc. whichever applicable. Firm should have an office in India
The SP should have proper experience to organize online exam in India with an objective of offering relevant IT Solutions and Services that are the subject matter of the proposal i.e. conduct of entrance/recruitment Computer Based Exam

2) The preference may be given to the SP who are certified by leading accreditation agencies i.e., CMMI and institutions
3) The SP shall be single point of contact with the office of the Convener, Implementation Committee, CLAT-2018 and shall be responsible to it for the execution and delivery of the work

(4) The SP must have successfully executed in the past years similar project(s) on all India basis, out of which at least one should be of conducting of Computer Based Admission Test in 15 cities or more and should have proven minimum capacity of conducting Computer Based Testing (online mode) of 20,000 candidates in single shift

The documentary evidence in form of work/contract and client report must be enclosed (SP’s past achievement in this regard shall be considered for technical evaluation)


Application Procedure CLAT 2018

The Application-Fee won’t be refunded once paid. This year, there might be changes in the fee structure therefore check the official link time to time
SC/ ST Category - Rs.3500/-

Unreserved/ SAP/ OBC/ Others - Rs.4000/-

Prerequisites before filling the Application Form

Be prepared with the following documents and information prior to fill up the application form

Personal Information: Enter your name, Email Address, Mobile Number, Date of Birth.


Address Details

Permanent Address, PIN Code

Educational Details: Percentage of Marks/ CGPA of Board Exam

Preferred Course

Preferred three choices of CLAT examination cities

A soft-copy of SAP certificate as per specifications


CLAT Admit Card 2018

Admit cards shall be issued by the registered aspirants before the few weeks of the day of examination through the official website To generate the admit card, you are required to enter your User ID and Password
Do not forget to bring the admit card to the examcenter or else you shall not be allowed to sit for the exam. Hall-Ticket/ Admit card contains crucial details-Name, Roll Number, Photograph, Signature, Exam Schedule and Venue Address

For further details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the official website of CLAT


CLAT 2018 - Important Dates

It is now confirmed that the NLU which will organize CLAT 2018 is NUALS Kochi. Also, NUALS Kochi has revealed CLAT 2018 exam date and application form filling dates

Commencement of Submission of Online Application: 01st January 2018 (Monday)

Last Date of Submission of duly filled in Online Application: 31st March 2018 (Saturday)

Issue of Admit-Cards: 03rd week of April 2018

Examination Date of CLAT 2018: 13 May 2018 (Sunday, 03.00 PM to 05.00 PM)



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