All the CLAT aspirants are continuously looking for the confirmed information on the changes in the CLAT eligibility criteria this year. And the biggest question that is raising in their mind is whether these changes will persist in the coming days or be restricted to this particular year only. Well! here we are with all the updates. Since, it is important for you to know all that is revolving around CLAT 2018 criteria, here we are discussing CLAT 2018 Age Limit.
Through CLAT, one can get admission to the top Law colleges in India and when it comes to eligibility, the organizing committee of the exam decides the standards on which the candidates are tested and allowed to appear for the exam. The selection process also indicates that for a candidate to appear in the test, it is mandatory to check whether the candidate satisfies all the eligibility conditions.
These conditions usually remain the same, but with the continuous increase in numbers and the desire to improve the quality of the test measures, the authority aims to amend the process of the examination
CLAT is a centralized test meant to determine admissions to 19 prominent law colleges of India. A candidate who has passed his Higher Secondary Examination (HSE or 12th class) can take admission to integrated undergraduate courses by clearing CLAT. In addition to the academic requirements, there are other points which form part of the eligibility criteria. One such factor is AGE LIMIT which we are going to discuss now.
A lot of news regarding the re-introduction of age limit was making rounds this year. However, the official notice for CLAT 2018 has been released and as per it, there is NO AGE Limit in the exam. The upper age bar is not applicable for both, UG and the PG exam.
Until 2014, the age restriction was 20 years for candidates who belonged to General Category. This cap was removed in 2015 and 2016. Limit on upper age was re-introduced last year. According to age limit criteria, for CLAT UG, candidates should have been less than Twenty (20) years of age as on July 01 (UR / NRIs / NRI Sponsored), or less than Twenty Two (22) years of age as on July 01 (SC / ST / OBC / Specially Abled Persons (SAP)). After much controversies, above-mentioned upper age limit was removed. After a lot of discussion and protest over social media, the age bar was finally removed.
The only CLAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria that the candidates need to fulfill is as mentioned below:
For UG Admission – The candidates should have passed 10+2, with at least 45% marks. However, the minimum qualifying marks for the SC / ST candidates is 40%. The candidates currently in 10+2 are also eligible to apply but they will be required to show the document of proof during final admission.
For PG Admission – Candidates willing to take admission in PG Law course, should possess LL.B / Five Integrated LL.B. (Hons.) / Equivalent Degree with 55% marks. The marks criteria for SC / ST candidates is 50%. Final year candidates can also apply but will be required to submit the document of proof in the respective institute before the lapse of the deadline.
About CLAT 2018
Common Law Admission Test 2018 will be conducted by NUALS, on May 13, 2018. The examination will be held for the admission of candidates in 19 NLUs, in BA LLB, BBA LLB, and LLM courses. The application form for the exam can be filled from January 01 to March 31, 2018. Candidates can check complete details about CLAT 2018 from the link below.