ABOUT CLAT

COMMON LAW ADMISSION TEST (CLAT)

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)  is the common entrance examination for the National Law Universities of India. It is an online objective test conducted for admission to law universities, who conduct it on a rotating basis. It is a single level test and selection is based on rank-preference criteria of the candidates.

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AT PRESENT FOLLOWING LAW SCHOOLS PARTICIPATE IN CLAT

  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore(NLSIU).
  • NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad(NALSAR).
  • National Law Institute University, Bhopal(NLIU).
  • WestBengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata(WBNUJS)
  • National Law University, Jodhpur(NLUJ).
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur(HNLU).
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar(GNLU).
  • Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow(RMLNLU).
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Punjab(RGNUL).
  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna(CNLU), Patna
  • National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi(NUALS).
  • National Law University, Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
  • National University Of Study & Research In Law, Ranchi(NUSRL)
  • National Law University & Judicial Academy Assam(NLUJA), Guwahati
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
  • The TamilNadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
  • Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)

CLAT STUDY MATERIAL

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CLAT EXAM DATE 2018

The table given below provides you all the exam dates and events related to CLAT 2018:

Events

Exam Dates (Tentative)

Notification Date

December 2017

Availability of Online Application Form

January 2018

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

March 2018

Date of Examination

May 2018

Publishing of Answer Key

May 2018 (After one week)

Announcement of Result (issue of merit list)

May 2018 (Last week)

Counselling for admission

June 2018

Closure of Admission

July 2018 (date will be notified)

 

 

APPLICATION FORM

  • Online only.
  • One can download it from the official website of CLAT (clat.ac.in) in January 2018.
  • Candidates can register themselves by creating a login account by their e-mail ID.
  • Students can give their preference order for NLU’s at the time of filling their form.
  • The candidates have to upload their signature and photograph,scanned copies (30 mm x 45 mm) not more than 100 KB.
  • No need to send hard copy of filled-in application form 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/SAP and other category candidates

Rs. 4000/-

SC/ST category candidates

Rs. 3500/-

Application fee is to be paid online only through net banking/credit card or debit card.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria:

For UG Courses:

  • Age Criteria:The upper age limit of the candidate should not be more than 20 years as on 1st July 2018 (for unreserved category candidates/NRIs/NRI Sponsored candidates) and 22 years for SC/ST/OBC/SAP category candidates.
  • 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 examinationin 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 their 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%.
  • Final semester/final year examination appearing candidates may also apply.
  • Age Limit:No prescribed maximum age limit for PG courses.

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern

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 with 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 with 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 include Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and other law subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights.