CLAT 2018 Common Law Admission Test, an all India common entrance examination is conducted once in a year to admit students in nineteen National Law Universities/ Schools for their under-graduate and post-graduate program. Online applications are invited for admission to the Under-Graduate (UG)/Post-Graduate (PG) programmes. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi is the organising body for the exam.
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Common Law Admission Test CLAT 2018 Important Dates:
Commencement of on-line Registration of Application: 01-January-2018
Last Date for Registration/ final Submission of Application: 31-March-2018
Last Date for Printing/ Downloading application: 12-May-2018
Online Fee Payment: 01-January-2018 to 31-March-2018
Offline Challan Payment: 01-January-2018 to 21-March-2018
Date from which Admit Cards can be Downloaded: 20-April-2018
Last Date for downloading Admit Card: 12-May-2018
Date of CLAT 2018: 13-May-2018 (3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.)
19 Participating National Law Universities
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There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2018
Under-Graduate (UG) Programmes [Five Year Integrated Law Degree (Hon’s)]
Educational Qualification: A Pass in 10+2 or an equivalent examination with a minimum of 45% of marks in case of candidates belonging to unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons/NRI/NRI Sponsored categories and 40% of marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April, 2018 are also eligible to appear in CLAT-2018 online examination.
Post-Graduate (PG) Programmes (One Year LL.M. Degree)
Educational Qualification: An LL.B. Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of 55% of marks in case of candidates belonging to unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons/NRI/NRI Sponsored categories and 50% of marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/ May, 2018 are also eligible to apply.
Application Fee / Previous Years Question Papers’ Fee
1. Application fee for General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates: Rs.4,000/-
2. Application fee for SC/ST category candidates: Rs.3,500/-
3. The cost of previous years’ question papers is Rs.500/- (not included in the CLAT-2018 application fee of Rs.4,000/- or Rs.3,500/- as the case may be.)
4. The candidates themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online.
Application fee can be paid online or by bank challan generated online.
For payment of application fee, candidates are required to login to the CLAT 2018 Online Application Webpage. Application fee shall be paid online through net-banking /debit card / credit card/ pay wallet/ RuPay etc. or through offline mode by way of online- generated bank challan.
Offline payments can be made after registering the application online and generating challans online. The print out of the challans generated have to be taken to the relevant bank for payment over the counter. Offline payments are to be made in CASH only.
How to Apply and Register for the CLAT 2018 Exam? APPLY ONLINE HERE
The Admit Card/Hall ticket canbe downloaded by the candidate by logging into his/her LOGIN account from 20th April, 2018 . The candidates shall take a print-out of the Admit Card/Hall Ticket and carry the same to the Examination Hall. The candidates shall read the instructions on the Admit Card carefully and carry all the requisite documents to the Examination Hall.
CLAT 2018 SYLLABUS: Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:
- English including comprehension:
The English section will test the candidate’s proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
- General Knowledge and Current Affairs:
The General knowledge will be evaluated on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidate’s on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
This section will test the candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught upto 10th Class/Standard.
- Legal Aptitude:
This section will test the candidate’s interest towards the study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
- Logical Reasoning:
The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.
Declaration of Result
CLAT-2018 RESULT will be published on 31st May, 2018.
The admission to UG and PG programmes in participating universities under CLAT-2018 shall be completed through centralised online counselling conducted by the CLAT Office. The basis of allotment of seats shall be ‘merit-cum-preference’, i.e., the CLAT Rank, the order of preference given by the candidate in the CLAT application form and the category / categories selected by the candidate in the online application form and the number of seats and their division/break-up as available in each of the participating NLU. Online counselling shall start after the declaration of CLAT-2018 results. The entire procedure shall be completed as per the CLAT calendar which is available on the CLAT website. CLAT 2018 OFFICAL PAGE