CLAT 2018 Exam or the Common Law Admission Test 2018 was held on May 13, 2018. The conducting body of CLAT 2018 Exam is National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, Kerala, India. Candidates qualifying CLAT 2018 will be able to take admissions into various UG and PG Law Programmes provided by the National Law Universities (NLUs) of India.

Candidates must carefully understand the eligibility requirements for appearing in CLAT 2018 Exam and then fill up the online application form. Below we have provided the CLAT 2018 important dates, application form details, syllabus, how to prepare, important CLAT 2018 Books and other such information.

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CLAT 2018 Exam

Below are the important events of CLAT 2018. The candidates must follow these dates and must not miss any deadline. Everything, starting from the CLAT 2018 Application process to the declaration of the results will be done online. Thus make sure you are well aware of the timeline. Follow the table below:

CLAT 2018 Exam
Important Dates
Commencement of on-line Application Process 01 Jan 2018
Last date for registration/final submission of application 31 Mar 2018
Last date of Online Fee Payment 31 Mar 2018
Last date for printing/downloading application 12 May 2018
Issuance of Admit Card 20 Apr 2018
26 Apr to 12 May 2018
CLAT 2018 Exam Date 13 May 2018
Date of uploading the Answer Key 15 May 2018
Last date of representations relating to CLAT 2018 27 May 2018
Declaration of results/issue of Merit List (Category-wise) 31 May 2018
Counselling process Sarts 07 Jun 2018
Publication of the First Allotment List 08 Jun 2018
Date for payment of Counselling fee, locking of allotted
seats/Exercising of option for upgradation
08 to 12 Jun 2018

There will be two sets of eligibility criteria for CLAT 2018. One for Post Graduate programmes and other for the Under Graduate Programme. Candidates must read and understand all the eligibility rules and apply accordingly.

Before getting into the details of CLAT 2018 Exam, here is a brief highlight of the whole process. Make sure you are thorough with all the important instructions given on this page and then start the application process. Here is quick flowchart that will guide you through the admission process via CLAT 2018.

CLAT 2018 Exam

Highlights of CLAT 2018:

  1. CLAT 2018 will be an Online Examination.
  2. It is conducted by one of the 19 NLUs. This year the conducting body is National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, Kerala, India.
  3. It will provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum- preference’ to each of the Participating University for admission to their Under-Graduate (UG)/Post-Graduate (PG) programmes.
  4. Candidates will have to go through a counselling process on qualifying CLAT 2018.
  5. CLAT 2018 PG Score will be used by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited for Recruitment.

CLAT 2018 Application Form

The CLAT 2018 Application Form must be filled and submitted online. The candidates will have to visit the above quick link that says “Application Form” and apply online before the last date. The Candidates need to register themselves by providing the valid details and start the application process.

The CLAT 2018 Application Process will include the following steps:

  1. Register online
  2. Log in using the Registration information
  3. Scan and Upload Photograph  and Signature
  4. Fill the Form
  5. Upload the scanned copies of the required Certificates
  6. Pay Fees via the online or offline mode as per convenience

CLAT 2018 Application Fees

  • SC/ST Candidates: Rs. 3500/-
  • General Candidates: Rs. 4000/-

Mode of CLAT 2018 Application Fee Payment

  • Online: Via Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking
  • Offline: Via Challan Generated at the concerned Bank.

CLAT 2018 Exam Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility criteria for appearing in CLAT 2018 Exam will be as follows. The candidates who will not suit any of the following criteria should not apply for the exam. Read below the eligibility criteria:

CLAT Eligibility Criteria for UG Courses:

  1. Candidates must be the citizen of India. Foreign Nationals are not allowed in CLAT 2018.
  2. No Upper Age Limit.
  3. The minimum percentage required in the qualifying exams are:
    • 45% marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories.
    • 40% marks in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories
  4. Candidates who will be appearing in their qualifying examination are also eligible to apply. However, they shall be required to produce any evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
  5. The Result of the qualifying examination must be available to the candidates at the time of examination. They will be needing to produce it, or else their candidature will be cancelled.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria for PG Courses:

  1. Candidates must be the citizen of India. Foreign Nationals are not allowed in CLAT 2018.
  2. No Upper Age Limit.
  3. The candidates must have the minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e. LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/any other equivalent exams) as under:
    • 55% marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories.
    • 50% marks in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.
  4. The candidate must have passed/appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission.
  5. In case of candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examination, he/she may submit his/her final result of qualifying examination within the time frame prescribed by the respective University/Institute. Till then such candidates may be given provisional admission.

CLAT 2018 Admit Card / Hall Ticket

After the successful completion of the application process, the candidates will have to download their admit card for the CLAT 2018 Exam from the official website itself. You will have to login into your registered account to access the admit card and download it.

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 Exam Pattern

Here is the exam pattern for CLAT 2018 UG Courses:

  • Maximum Marks: 200
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Mode of Examination: Online
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Marking Scheme: +1 for each correct answer and -0.25 marks for each wrong answer
Subject Areas Marks
English including comprehension 40
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20
Legal Aptitude 50
Logical Reasoning 40

Exam Pattern for the PG Courses:

  • Maximum Marks: 150
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Mode of Examination: Online
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Marking Scheme: +1 for each correct answer, and -0.25 marks for each wrong answer
Subject Areas Marks
Constitutional Law 50
Jurisprudence 50
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. 50

CLAT 2018 Syllabus and Important Books

The syllabus of CLAT 2018 Exam for UG and Programmes are given below:

For the UG Programmes, the candidates will have to cover topics related to:

  1. English including comprehension
  2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  3. Mathematics
  4. Legal Aptitude
  5. Logical Reasoning

For PG Programmes, the candidates will be asked questions from the following subject areas:

  1. Constitutional Law
  2. Jurisprudence
  3. Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.

CLAT 2018 detailed Syllabus

Important Books for CLAT 2018 Exam Preparation:

Here are some of the important books that are highly recommended and are must for the candidates preparing to crack CLAT 2018 Exam.

Name of the Book Author Buying Link
For UG Courses
Guide to CLAT & LL.B. Entrance Examination Universal’s Buy Here
Self Study Guide CLAT Arihant Buy Here
10 Years CLAT & AILET (2008-17) Topic-wise Solved Papers Disha Experts Buy Here
Universal’s General Knowledge on Law- Legal GK for Competitive Examinations Manish Arora Buy Here
CLAT Solved & Previous Year Paper A P Bharadwaj Buy Here
For PG Courses
Guide to LLM Entrance Examination Showick Thorpe Buy Here
Universal’s Guide to LL.M. Entrance Examination Gaurav Mehta Buy Here
Handbook for LLM Entrance Exam Vishal Singh Buy Here

CLAT 2018 Answer Key

After the completion of the examination, the conducting body will upload the official answer key on the website. This answer key will contain the correct answer to all the questions asked in the CLAT 2018 Exam. The Candidates will be thus able to cross check their answers marked in the online examination with this answer key and get an estimate of their CLAT 2018 Score. This will help you estimate your position on the merit list and plan for the further admission process accordingly.

Candidates can challege the answer key too, if they feel there is any discrepency or mistake on it. After consideration the final answer key will be uploaded if required.

CLAT 2018 Exam Result and Counselling

www.clat.ac.in will be the official website that will host the CLAT 2018 Result. The candidates who will appear in the examination will have to visit the official website as per the result announcement date and check their score.  On the basis of the merit cum preference, the participating universities will intake candidates.

Counselling rounds will be conducted via an online centralised counselling process. The candidates will have to exercise their choices and lock them before the last date by paying the counselling fees of Rs. 50,000/-.

Institutions accepting CLAT 2018 Score

Below are the institutes that will be accepting the CLAT 2018 score and will intake admission as per the basis of the CLAT 2018 Exam scores.

  1. Alliance University
  2. Asian Law College, Noida
  3. Dr K.N. Modi Unversity, Rajasthan
  4. Faculty of Law, Marwadi University, Rajkot
  5. Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat
  6. ICFAI University, Tripura
  7. Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  8. Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University
  9. Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
  10. Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
  11. Reva University, Bangalore
  12. RNB Global University, Bikaner
  13. Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun
  14. SRM University, Haryana
  15. Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar

Official Website: www.clat.ac.in

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