Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Conducted By

Chankya National Law University, Patna

Exam Date

14/05/2018

Mode

Online

Common Law Admission Test Exam 2018(CLAT)

CLAT which stands for Common Law Admission Test 2018 is an examination conducted to provide law aspirants of India as a gateway to Under-Graduate, Post-Graduate and Integrated Law programs at various National Law Universities in the country. CLAT 2018 is an exam which will help students gain admission in India’s top Law colleges, there are nearly 18 CLAT participating National Law Universities    

These 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) that use CLAT scores for admission purposes are: 

  • NLSIU - Bangalore
  • NALSAR - Hyderabad  
  • NLIU - Bhopal
  • WBNUJS - Kolkata
  • NLU - Jodhpur 
  • HNLU - Raipur
  • GNLU - Gandhinagar
  • RMLNLU - Lucknow
  • RGNUL - Patiala
  • CNLU - Patna
  • NUALS - Kochi
  • NLUO - Cuttack
  • NUSRL - Ranchi
  • NLUJAA - Guwahati
  • DSNLU - Visakhapatnam
  • TNNLS -Tiruchirappalli
  • MNLU - Mumbai and MNLU- Nagpur.  

CLAT is conducted yearly by one of the 18 NLUs on a rotational basis. Successful candidates in CLAT seek admission into law programmes such as BA LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons), BCom LLB (Hons) and LLM programmes on offer at the 18 NLUs.

CLAT 2018 Exam Dates


The Common Law Admission Test dates mentioned in the tabular form below are tentative and are based as per 2018 CLAT date schedule, refer below: 

Events

Dates

Notification Date

4th week of December 2017

Availability of Online Application Form

1st January 2018

Closing date of Application Submission along with order of preferences for NLUs

4th week of March 2018

Issue Date of Admit Card

3rd week of April 2018

Date of Examination

13th May 2018

Publishing of Answer Key

3rd week of May 2018

Announcement of Result (issue of merit list)

4th week of May 2018

Counselling Commence

1st week of June 2018

Closure of Admission

1st week of July 2018


Source:- http://www.law.careers360.com/exams/clat

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CLAT 2018 Important Dates

01/01/2018 to 31/03/2018

Applicate Date (Online)

20/04/2018 to 11/05/2018

Admit Cards (Online)

14/05/2018 to Empty

Exam Dates (Online)

29/05/2018 to Empty

Result Dates (Online)

05/06/2018 to 06/07/2018

Councelling Dates (Online)

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CLAT Exam 2018 Eligibility Criteria

    As per the CLAT  examination authority to be eligible for appearing for this Law entrance examination students must qualify 12th board examination (Intermediate examination) of 10+2 educational system, scoring at least 45% marks in the aggregate of subjects studied at 10+2 level, if they aspire to apply for the UG Law specializations. 

    For candidates who will be registering for postgraduate law programs, the CLAT 2018 eligibility criterion states that applicants must have an LLB degree with a minimum score of 55% marks in the final year of law degree examination. Now, there is no age bar for those applying for five-year undergraduate as well as postgraduate law programs through CLAT 2018.

    • For UG Programmes:
      • Students have to clear their 10+2 or equivalent examination with 45% for (Unreserved / OBC / SAP) and 40% for (SC / ST).
      • Students of Class 10+2 or equivalent examination in March/April 2018 who are Appearing also eligible to appear in the entrance exam.
      • At the time of admission, the Students would have to produce an evidence of their passing clearing examination.
      • The upper age limit to appear in CLAT 2017 has been removed.
    • For PG Programmes:
      • Students must be passed the LL.B or equivalent degree with a minimum of 55% for (Unreserved / OBC / SAP) and 50% for (SC / ST).
      • Students appearing in the clearing examination are also eligible to appear CLAT.
      • Students would have to produce the evidence of their clearing examination at the time of admission.
      • There is no upper age limit for PG courses.
    CLAT Exam Application Process

      Law aspirants can visit the official exam website- http://www.clat.ac.in/, the Application Forms would be available from the month of January 2018. Candidates need to register first by creating an unique ID and password. Students will have to login using their username and password and fill out the Application Form by providing all relevant personal and educational details. 

      • CLAT 2018 registration was available via online process only.
      • The CLAT 2018 Application Form was available from the 1st January 2018.
      • Before filling the application form, Students should be ready with the scanned documents of photograph, signature, SC/ST/SAP certificate and domicile certificate (if require)
      • Students must fill the application form carefully as no correction will be allowed after submitting their form
      • The last date for submission of the filled application form was 31st March 2018.
      • The application form through an offline process is not permitted.

      CLAT 2018 Fee Details

      Candidates who will be registering for the CLAT 2018 will have to pay INR. 4,000/- (for UR, OBC, SAP applicants) as application fee. The application fee for SC/ST applicants is INR. 3,500/-. The application fee can be paid either online or offline mode. The application fee once paid will not be refunded in any circumstances. 

      CLAT Exam Reservation Details

      NLUs

      Courses

      Category

      Total Number of Seats

      UR

      SC

      ST

      NRI

      Others

      NLSIU, Bangalore

      UG

      57

      12

      6

      5

      80

      PG

      40

      7

      3

      50

      NALSAR, Hyderabad

      UG

      54

      5

      11

      70

      PG

      38

      7

      5

      50

      NLU, Bhopal

      UG

      68

      17

      15

      18

      118

      PG

      31

      6

      5

      42

      NLU, Jodhpur

      UG

      78

      15

      7

      15

      115

      PG

      77

      15

      8

      100

      GNLU, Gujarat

      UG

      115

      27

      14

      18

      13

      187

      PG

      38

      9

      5

      6

      5

      63

      RGNLU, Punjab

      UG

      137

      27

      14

      5

      16

      196

      NLU, Odisha

      UG

      82

      10

      14

      10

      4

      120

      PG

      17

      2

      3

      2

      1

      25


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      Source:- http://www.law.careers360.com/exams/clat

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