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CLAT 2018 - Common Law Admission Test

CLAT 2018 - Common Law Admission Test
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About CLAT

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India common entrance examination, conducted on rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their UG and PG degree programmes.

 The 19 participating NLU’s in the order of their year of establishment are:

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru

National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad

National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata

National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur

Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow

aRajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi

National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack

National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi

National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam

Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad

The nineteen NLUs offer five-year integrated Under-Graduate Law Programmes leading to the award of a degree in Law as per their respective nomenclature.

Most NLUs also offer PG Programmes in Law. The information pertaining to the LL.B. and LL.M. Degree Course offered at various NLUs along with the course duration and the specializations offered has been provided in detail under the respective sections of each University’s website and information brochure.

 Other Institutions using CLAT Score for Admissions

Alliance University, Bangalore

Amity University, Uttar Pradesh

Asian Law College, Noida

Dr. K.N. Modi Unversity, Rajasthan

Faculty of Law, Marwadi University, Rajkot

Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat

Gitam School of Law, Visakhapatnam

ICFAI University, Tripura

Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

ISBR Law College, Bangalore

Jims Engineering Management Technical Campus (JEMTEC) School of Law, Greater Noida

Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University

Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida

Maharishi University of Information Technology, Delhi NCR

Reva University, Bangalore

RNB Global University, Bikaner

Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun

SRM University, Haryana

United world School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar

 Organizations using CLAT Score for Recruitments

 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited


The candidates must have secured:

(a) Forty five percent (45%) marks in Qualifying Exam (Class XII or equivalent) in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories.

(b) Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.

Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2018 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2018 online examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

The result of qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.

 CLAT 2018 Schedule

Date of Issue of Admission Notification

20th December, 2017

Date of commencement of submission of online
application form along with the order of preferences
for NLUs

1st January, 2018

Last date for submission of filled-in online
application form along with the order of preferences
for NLUs

31st March, 2018

Commencement of downloading of Admit
Cards/Hall Tickets

20th April, 2018

Date of CLAT 2018 online Examination

13th May, 2018 (Sunday)
from 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Date of uploading the Answer Key

15th May, 2018

Representation, if any, relating to the exam,
questions or key

16th May – 18th May, 2018
(Wednesday – Friday)

Date for uploading the amended answer key
(if required)

26th May, 2018

Declaration of results, i.e., issue of Merit List

31st May, 2018

Publication of the first indicative seat allocation list
based on merit-cum-preference

7th June, 2018

Date for payment of counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees Fifty thousand only)
Note: 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

8th June – 12th June, 2018 (Friday – Tuesday)

Publication of the second allotment list after
payment of counselling fee.

16th June, 2018

Date for payment of counselling fee for the
candidates whose names appear for the first time in
the second provisional allotment list

17th June – 19th June, 2018
(Sunday – Tuesday)

Date for locking of allotted seats after exercising
option for shifting or withdrawing from the
admission process against the second allotment list.

17th June – 19th June, 2018
(Sunday – Tuesday)

Last date of withdrawal from the Admission Process
a. There shall be no refund of counselling fee after the last date of withdrawal from admission process i.e., 19th June, 2018
b. The counselling fee of those candidates who withdraw up to 19th June, 2018, will be refunded after deducting Rs.10,000/-

19th June, 2018

Publication of the third allotment list

24th June ,2018

Payment of full fees by the candidates whose name
appear for the first time in the third allotment list to
the allotted Universities.
Candidates to complete the admission formalities at
the allotted NLU’s for admission against allotment

28th – 30th June, 2018
(Thursday - Saturday)

Date for receiving status of admissions from the
participating NLU (s) in the CLAT Office

4th July, 2018

Date of closure of admission process by the CLAT
2018 Office

6th July, 2018

 How to Apply?

1)Visit or Click here

2) Click on the Button “Click here for New Registration” on top left to get started

3) Read Detailed instructions here.


Maximum Marks


Duration of CLAT-2018 Exam

02:00 Hours

Multiple-Choice Questions

200 questions of one mark each

Negative Marking

0.25 Mark for each wrong answer

Subject areas with weight-age:

English including comprehension

40 Marks

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50 Marks

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

20 Marks

Legal Aptitude

50 Marks

Logical Reasoning

40 Marks

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