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CLAT 2018: Application Form, Registration, Exam Dates, Syllabus

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 CLAT 2018 Application Form has been released from 1st January 2018. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is one of the popular law entrance exams conducted by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) rotationally. It is the all India level law common entrance exam for the students seeking admission in integrated LL.B. and LL.M. programme. CLAT 2018 exam will be organized by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies. CLAT Scores are considered by various private law colleges and government undertaking colleges across the country. Candidates can get here the detailed information about CLAT 2018 starting from application procedure to admission procedure.

 
CLAT 2018 Notifications – Application Released
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CLAT Exam Date 2018
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Here we have mentioned all the official exam date and events related to CLAT 2018:
Events Dates (Announced)
Availability of Online Application Form 1st January 2018
Online Fee Payment 1st January – 31st March 2018
Offline Challan Payment 1st January – 21st March 2018
Closing date of Application Submission along with order of preferences for NLUs 31st March 2018
Last date for printing/downloading application 12th May 2018
Issue Date of Admit Card 20th April 2018
Date of Examination 13th May 2018 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Publishing of Answer Key 15th May 2018
Representation, if any, relating to the exam, questions or key
16th – 18th May 2018
Date for uploading the amended answer key (if required)
26th May 2018
Announcement of Result (issue of merit list) 31st May 2018
Release of first indicative seat allocation list based on merit-cum-preference
7th June 2018
Closure of Admission 6th July 2018
CLAT 2018 Application Form
  • CLAT 2018 application form can be filled online only.
  • The application form has been released from 1st January 2018.
  • Candidates have to firstly register themselves by creating a LOGIN account using an e-mail ID.
  • At the time of filling the application form, students are also required to fill the preference order for NLU’s
  • The candidates must upload the scanned copies of signature and photograph with size not more than 100 KB.
  • The university may also offer the correction facility for CLAT 2018 application.
  • No hard copy of filled-in application form is to be sent to the CLAT office.
Application Fee:
The application fee of CLAT 2018 is different for different categories which is as follows:
Category Application Fee
General/OBC/PwD/SAP and other category candidates Rs. 4000/-
SC/ST category candidates Rs. 3500/-
The application fee is to be paid online through net banking/credit card or debit card. Payment can also be done through bank challan. Rs. 500/- will be charged extra if opted for question paper.
Check Here – How to Fill CLAT 2018 Application Form
Eligibility Criteria
CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria will define the minimum qualification requirement, percentage of marks and age criteria to appear in the CLAT exam. The eligibility for undergraduate and postgraduate law courses is given below:
For UG Integrated Courses:
  • Age Criteria: There will be no upper age limit to apply for CLAT 2018.
  • Qualification Eligibility: The candidate will be considered eligible for CLAT if he/she has passed the 12th examination with minimum 45% marks (40% for SC/ST candidates).
  • Candidates appearing the 12th examination in March/April will also be eligible for CLAT 2018. Such candidates have to produce the proof of passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.
For PG Courses:
  • Qualifying Examination: The prescribed qualification for LL.M. is LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/ any other equivalent exam.
  • Minimum Marks: Minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination should be 55% for unreserved /OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP). In case of SC/ST, the minimum marks would be 50%.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam in April/May 2018 may also apply.
  • Age Limit: No prescribed maximum age limit for PG courses.
Click here to check detailed CLAT Eligibility Criteria
CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern
Get details about CLAT 2018 exam pattern such as the number of questions asked, areas from where the questions will be asked, exam duration, etc. The paper-pattern for CLAT UG and PG courses is given below:
For UG Courses:
  • Courses: The online examination of CLAT will be held for integrated UG law courses.
  • Mode of Examination: Exam will be held in online mode (Computer Based Test).
  • Type of Questions: Only objective type questions of maximum 200 marks will be asked from each subject areas.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of CLAT exam will be 2 hours.
  • Question Paper Medium: The language of question paper will be English only.
  • Marking Scheme: Each right answer will be awarded 1 mark.
  • Negative Marking: There is a system of negative marking. 0.25 mark will be subtracted for each wrong answer.
Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
English including Comprehension 40 Questions 40 Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 Questions 50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 Questions 20 Marks
Legal Aptitude 50 Questions 50 Marks
Logical Reasoning 40 Questions 40 Marks
Total 200 Questions 200 Marks
For PG Courses:
  • Courses: The online examination of CLAT will be held for post-graduate law courses (i.e. LL.M.).
  • Mode of Examination: Exam will be held in online mode (Computer Based Test).
  • Type of Questions: Only multiple-choice questions of maximum 150 marks will be asked from each subject areas.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of CLAT exam will be 2 hours.
  • Question Paper Medium: The language of question paper will be English only.
  • Marking Scheme: Each right answer will be awarded 1 mark.
  • Negative Marking: There is a system of negative marking. 0.25 mark will be subtracted for each wrong answer.
Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Constitutional Law 50 Questions 50 Marks
Jurisprudence 50 Questions 50 Marks
Other law subjects 50 Questions 50 Marks
Total 150 Questions 150 Marks
CLAT 2018 Syllabus
CLAT Syllabus for UG course will cover subjects areas like English including Comprehension, General Knowledge, Mathematics (taught up to 10th class), Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning. Syllabus for PG courses includes Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and other law subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights.
Click here to view CLAT 2018 Syllabus
How to Prepare for CLAT
Due to the increase in the number of applicants, level of competition of CLAT exam has also increased. Know some best preparation tips and strategies to secure good marks in CLAT:
  • Make your own strategic plan, prepare your time-table and start preparation according to that.
  • As question paper for UG course will contain General Knowledge questions, therefore, students are advised to make notes of national & international current affairs.
  • Keep yourself abreast with the latest happenings.
  • Go through the previous year’s question papers to know exam pattern and type of questions asked.
  • Prepare all the sections keeping in mind the time constraints.
  • Practicing the mock test is one of the best ways through which you come to know about the difficulty level of question paper. It also helps you to know your lacking areas.
  • CLAT has the system of negative marking so don’t make the guesses, choose only the right one.
  • Most importantly, take care of your health and remain stress-free.
CLAT Question Papers
Candidates can download the previous years’ question papers of CLAT through the CLAT website by making the payment of Rs. 4000/-. The payment can be done in online mode only. The hard copy of the questions papers will not be provided by CLAT office.
CLAT Admit Card 2018
  • Only successful registered candidates will be eligible for downloading the CLAT 2018 admit card.
  • Admit card will be available on the website on 20th April 2018.
  • Candidates don’t wait for the admit card via post or e-mail; it will be issued online only.
  • Along with the admit card, candidates must carry one identity proof to the examination centre.
CLAT 2018 Answer Key
  • The authority will display the CLAT 2018 answer key on 15th May 2018.
  • The official answer key bears all the actual answers to the online examination of CLAT.
  • Candidates will also be able to submit their request in case of any discrepancy in the answer key.
CLAT 2018 Result
  • The CLAT 2018 result will be released on 31st May 2018.
  • Result will contain candidate’s rank and scores obtained in the entrance exam.
  • Candidates can view their results by entering their login details.
CLAT 2018 Cut-Off
CLAT 2018 cut-off will be determined after the declaration of results. Exam committee considers various factors for calculating the cut-off marks like difficulty level of question paper, the number of candidates attempted the exam and previous years cut-off trends.
CLAT 2018 Merit List
  • Separate merit list will be issued for UG and PG programmes.
  • Category-wise merit list will be announced along with the result.
  • Merit list will indicate state as well as All India Rank of examinees.
CLAT Counselling 2018
  • Admission to UG and PG programmes in participating NLUs will be done through centralized counselling organized by CLAT office.
  • CLAT counselling 2018 will commence from 7th June 2018.
  • The online counselling shall be conducted in 4 rounds.
  • Allotment of seats will be on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’.
  • Candidates who are selected for admission have to pay the counselling fee of Rs.  50,000/- with CLAT-2018 Office. Counselling fee will further be adjusted in admission fee.

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