The CLAT 2018 Exam Date is May 13, 2018. The exam will be held only in the online mode and all the process before appearing in the examination will be concluded in the online mode only. Each process must be completed as per the scheduled CLAT 2018 Dates. The candidates can note down all the important events related to CLAT 2018 Exam Date and follow them.

CLAT is conducted on a rotational basis by any one of the 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their UG and PG degree programmes. This year CLAT is conducted by National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Latest: Counselling dates have been revised, Check the same from below.

CLAT 2018 Exam Date

The CLAT Exam is conducted in the month of May since the past 3 years. This year too, the CLAT 2018 Exam Date is scheduled for the month of May. Below is the detailed CLAT 2018 Date sheet. The admission process via CLAT starts with the filling up of the online application form and ends with candidates participating in the online centralised counselling process. Refer to the table below for all the important CLAT 2018 Exam Date.

CLAT 2018 Exam Date (Revised)
Date of Issue of Admission Notification 20 Dec 2017
Commencement of on-line Application Process 01 Jan 2018
Last date for registration/final submission of application 31 Mar 2018
Commencement of downloading of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets 20 Apr to 12 May 2018
CLAT 2018 Exam Date 13 May 2018
Uploading of CLAT 2018 Answer Key 15 May 2018
Representation, if any, relating to the exam, questions or answer key 16 to 18 May 2018
Date for uploading the amended answer key (if required) 26 May 2018
Declaration of results, i.e., issue of Merit List (Category-wise) 31 May 2018
CLAT 2018 Counselling Dates
Publication of the first indicative seat allocation list based on merit-cum-preference 07 Jun 2018
Date of payment of Counselling Fees 08 to 12 Jun 2018
Date for locking of allotted seats or exercising option for shifting against the next indicative seat allocation list. 08 to 12 Jun 2018
Publication of the second allotment list after payment of counselling fee. 19 Jun 2018
Date for payment of counselling fee for the candidates whose names appear for the first time in the second provisional allotment list 19 to 21 Jun 2018
Date for locking of allotted seats after exercising option for shifting or withdrawing from the admission process against the second allotment list 19 to 21 Jun 2018
Last date of withdrawal from the Admission Process. 21 Jun 2018
Publication of the third allotment list 25 Jun 2018
Payment of full fees by the candidates whose name appear for the first time in the third allotment list to the allotted Universities 28 to 30 Jun 2018
Candidates to complete the admission formalities at the allotted NLU’s for admission against allotment list. 28 to 30 Jun 2018
Date for receiving status of admissions from the participating NLU (s) in the CLAT Office 04 Jul 2018
Date of closure of admission process by the CLAT 2018 Office 06 Jul 2018

Note 1: The CLAT 2018 exam date will not be amended under any condition until and unless required. Thus the candidates must stick to the above-mentioned schedule and complete the CLAT 2018 Admission Process.

Note 2: The candidates failing to deposit the required fees by the specified date will forfeit their right to be considered for admission in CLAT 2018 and their names will be dropped from the CLAT 2018 Merit List.

CLAT 2018 Important Events

Before the CLAT 2018 Exam dates, the candidates will have to note some important events and their dates. Also, the candidates will have to take care of the counselling dates after qualifying the examination. Thus all the important events of CLAT 2018 are described in this article below. Keep reading to know more.

CLAT 2018 Exam Date

Important Events of CLAT 2018 Exam

Before the CLAT 2018counselling, the candidates will have to complete the following stages as per the scheduled date. The stages are:

Stage 1 (January 1 to March 31, 2018): Fill and submit the Online application form along with the application fees before March 31, 2018.

The CLAT 2018 Application Form fill up and submission window will be open from January 1, 2018, to March 31, 2018. The application fee will also have to be submitted online in this window. Candidates failing to do so will not be able to access their CLAT 2018 Admit Card.

Stage 2 (April 20 to May 12, 2018): Login into your registered account to access the Admit Card and download it.

Candidates must download their CLAT 2018 Admit Card and print the same without fail, before the last date which is May 12, 2018. You must take this stage seriously as without the admit card you will not be allowed to appear in the examination.

Stage 3 (May 13, 2018): Appear in the online CLAT 2018 Exam.

Candidates who will have their admit card must appear in the examination on time. CLAT 2018 Exam will be held on May 13, 2018, in online mode.

Stage 4 (May 15, 2018): Answer Key will be uploaded.

Check the answer key of CLAT 2018 Exam, which will be available on the website of CLAT on May 15, 2018. Candidates can get an estimate of their scores before the CALT 2018 Result. You can also challenge the answer key if there are any discrepancies on it from 16 to 18 May 2018.

Stage 5 (May 31, 2018): Declaration of CALT 2018 Result.

Candidates will be able to check their qualifying status if their name appears in the CLAT 2018 Result / Merit List. The result will be available in the form of Merit List only and will be uploaded on the website.

CLAT 2018 Counselling Dates

The below chart represents the timeline of the CLAT 2018 Counselling process. The process must be completed within the date mentioned on the timeline.Candidates qualifying the CLAT 2018 Exam, must note the timeline and follow the important dates likewise.

CLAT 2018 Counselling Dates

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CLAT 2018

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