Common Law Admission Test [CLAT]

CLAT 2018

Exam Date : 14th May 2018 To 14th May 2018
Result Date : 29th May 2018

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Application form, Dates, Syllabus and Pattern for CLAT 2018:

  • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralised test for admission into the most prominent law colleges in the nation.
  • Those candidates who have cleared their 12th are allowed to appear for the examination. 
  • The two-hour admission test comprises of objective type questions with five main sections- Elementary Mathematics or Numerical Ability, English with Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude and Legal Awareness and Logical reasoning.
  • CLAT scores are often taken into consideration during admission into other private law colleges in India.
  • CLAT is conducted by National Law Universities (NLUs) in India. There is a total of 18 NLUs in the country as of now. The responsibility of carrying out CLAT examination is given to one NLU each year. There are nearly 1.100 seats in NLUs in India.

Important details regarding CLAT #year:

Examination Name

Common Law Admission Test

Exam Type

National level

Exam Category

Undergraduate

Exam Mode

Offline

Conducting Body

National Law Universities (NLUs)

Exam Date

May 2018

 


List of all National Law Universities associated colleges:

Colleges

Located

National Law School of India University

Bangalore

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

Hyderabad

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

Kolkata

National Law Institute University

Bhopal

National Law University

Jodhpur

Hidayatullah National Law University

Raipur

Gujarat National Law University

Gandhi Nagar

Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University

Lucknow

Chanakya National Law University

Patna

National University of Advanced Legal Studies

Kochi

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law

Patiala

National University of Study and Research in Law

Ranchi

National Law University Odisha

Cuttack

National Law University and Judicial Academy

Guwahati

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University

Visakhapatnam

Tamil Nadu National Law School

Srirangam

Maharashtra National Law University

Mumbai

Maharashtra National Law University

Nagpur



Courses offered by NLUs:

  • B.S.W. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • L.L.M.
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

List of Educational Institutions which will be accepting CLAT scores admission:

The institutes listed below will be accepting CLAT scores for their admissions to various Degrees in LAW from the year 2018 onwards.

Name of Educational Institutions

Delhi Institute of Rural Development (D.I.R.D.), Holambi, Delhi

Amity University, Uttar Pradesh

Asian Law College, Noida

IFIM Law College, Karnataka

Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat.

Indore Institute of Law, Indore

Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmadabad

JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus, Greater Noida U.P

Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida, UP

SRM University, Delhi- NCR, Sonipat

Prestige Institute of Management & Research, Indore.

RNB Global University, Bikaner.

MATS Law School, Raipur

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern



CLAT 2018 Syllabus

Syllabus for CLAT 2018 Examination:

The syllabus of the entrance test is decided by the examining authority for CLAT 2018. Every year the authority makes changes in the syllabus and new topics are introduced whereas the old topics are eliminated. This means that there is no fixed syllabus for CLAT but the most frequently asked areas to be studied based on past examinations are English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
The syllabus for CLAT 2018 is given as follows:
 
 

Si No

Subjects

 Questions

Marks alloted

1

English

40

40

2

General knowledge and current affairs

50

50

3

Elementary math

20

20

4

Legal aptitude

50

50

5

Legal Reasoning

40

40

English (40 marks approximately)

English Vocabulary

  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Analogies

 English Proficiency

  • Idioms and Phrases
  • One Word Substitution
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Rearrangement of Words in Sentence
  • Rearrangement of Sentence in Paragraph
  • Fill in the blanks and Close Tests

English Usage Errors

  • Common Errors
  • Spotting Errors
  • Inappropriate Usage of Words and Spelling Mistakes (English Usage)

General Knowledge and Current Affairs (50 marks approximately)

Events of National and International importance

Current events

  • Economics
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Sports
  • Persons and Places
  • Books and Authors

Elementary Mathematics (20 marks approximately)

Arithmetic (Number Theory)

  • Surds and Indices
  • Number systems
  • Square roots
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • HCF and LCM
  • Simplification
  • Approximation
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Average and Logarithms

Commercial Maths

  • Interest
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Partnership and Discounts.
  • Mensuration: Areas and Volumes. 

Modern Math

  • Premutation and combination
  • Clocks and calendars
  • Probability

Legal Aptitude (50 marks approximately)

  • International Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Legal Terms
  • Legal Maxims
  • Labour laws
  • Family Law
  • Contracts
  • Torts

Logical Reasoning (40 marks approximately)

 Reasoning tests

  • Direction and Distance Test
  • Analogy Test
  • Classification (Odd Man Out) Test
  • Coding Decoding Test
  • Number Test
  • Series Test
  • Relationships Test
  • Alphabet Test
  • Ranking Tests and Time Sequence Test

 Logic Tests

  • Statements Assumptions
  • Statements Arguments
  • Statements Conclusions
  • Statements Action

CLAT 2018 Results

CLAT 2018 Results:

The results for CLAT 2018 will be available on the official website and can be viewed by the candidates online. The results will be uploaded two weeks after the examination has been conducted. Applicants will need their application number to log in and view the results. 

  • Applicants are required to enter their CLAT registration ID and password to get access to the results.
  • Merit and preferences based admissions will be undertaken by the RGNUL (Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law) after the results are declared.

Tie-Breaker for CLAT:

If two candidates score the same results in the CLAT entrance exam, it is called tie-breaking. The procedure that will be followed in such cases is as follow:

  • Candidates with higher marks in the section of legal aptitude and applicants with higher age will be considered first.
  • There shall be a computerised draw of lot.

CLAT 2018 Counselling

CLAT 2018 Counselling:

CLAT 2018 counselling will start from 10th June 2018  Admission to courses at UG and PG levels in participating universities under CLAT 2018 will be conducted by centralised counselling. It will be based on the merit list including CLAT 2018 score and order of preference for candidates.

The following steps are involved in the counselling procedure for CLAT 2018:

Step 1: The university-wise first indicative list based on merit-cum-preference will be published on the CLAT 2018 official website.

Step 2: Payment of Counselling fee

In this step, candidates will be shortlisted to take part in the counselling process against an actual number of seats available with participating NLUs. The shortlisted candidates must deposit the counselling fee of Rs.50,000 and exercise any one of the following options:

  1. Lock – The candidates who decide to go for ‘Lock’ option will confirm his or her choice of the allotted NLU. Such candidate shall not be considered for further shifting to any other NLU(s) of his or her higher choice in case of any vacancy coming up thereafter at the succeeding stage during the counselling process.
  1. Shifting – The candidates who decide to go for ‘Shifting’ option shall be considered against any vacancy coming up in NLU(s) of his or her higher choice via subsequent allotment list. The shifting shall be performed upwards in order of candidate’s preferences as given in the application form. There shall be no downward shifting at any period of the counselling procedure by the CLAT-2016 office.

          Note: Default choice of all candidates shall be selected as ‘lock’.

  1. The candidates failing to deposit the necessary counselling fee through the CLAT-2016 website by the specified date will lose their chance to be considered for admission under CLAT-2016 and their names will be eliminated from the CLAT-2016 counselling merit.
  1.  The adjustable counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- deposited with the CLAT-2016 office will be transferred to the respective participating NLU where the candidate has finally taken admission after the closure of the entire counselling process.

Step 3: The publication of the second list having the names of the finalised candidates will be done after the payment of counselling fee.

  1.  The CLAT-2018 office shall publish the second list of qualified candidates who have paid their counselling fee and reserved their seat in the participating NLUs.
  2.  The second list shall also contain the list of waitlisted candidates who are provisionally selected against dropped out candidates if any.
  3.  The additional candidates provisionally selected against dropped candidates are required to pay the required counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- and apply for either option of ‘lock’ or ‘shift’.

Step 4: Publication of third list allotting seats to candidates

The CLAT-2018 office shall publish a complete third allotment list of candidates who have paid their counselling fee and reserved their seat in the participating NLUs.

  1.  The comprehensive list shall comprise the names of candidates who have paid the counselling fee against the first and second indicative list.
  2.  Along with the third allotment list, a list of waitlisted candidates who are provisionally selected against dropped out candidates will also be released.
  3.  These candidates are also required to pay the obligatory counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- and block their seats.

Step 5: Completion of admission formalities at the allotted NLUs

After the candidates are allotted seats under the third list, they will be required to approach the allotted NLU and submit the balance amount towards the admission and other fees involved in the admission procedure.

  1.  The candidates will also have to carry relevant certificates/documents in original issued by the competent authority to complete their admission process.
  2.  The certificates in original will be verified by the respective universities at the time of admission of candidates.
  3.  The candidates not possessing the required certificates/documents in original or failing to meet the eligibility requirements will not be permitted to seek admission in participating NLUs.
  4.  The candidates seeking admission under various categories including those belonging to the reserved categories such as SC/ST/OBC/Specially Abled Person/DFF/NRI and the unreserved category candidates seeking admission under state domicile category, must  obtain the relevant and authentic certificates / documents from the competent authorities and bring along the same at the time of admission in the concerned NLU.

Step 6: Publication of fourth and final allotment list

The CLAT-2018 office shall publish a comprehensive fourth allotment list of candidates who have paid their counselling fee and reserved their seat in the participating NLUs. The comprehensive list shall comprise the names of candidates who have paid the counselling fee against the first, second and third indicative list.

STEP 7: Completion of admission formalities at the allotted NLUs against fourth allotment list

The candidates whose names appear in the fourth allotment list will be required to visit the allotted NLU and duly submit the total amount towards the admission procedure and other fees involved. The shifted candidates have to report and fulfill the admission formalities in NLU allotted to them against the fourth list.

  1.  The candidates will also have to carry relevant certificates/documents in original issued by the competent authority. Carrying the original certificates is compulsory to complete their admission formalities.
  2.  The certificates in original will be verified by the respective universities at the time of their admission.
  3.  Any candidate not possessing the required certificates/documents in original or failing to meet the eligibility requirements will not be permitted to seek admission in participating NLUs.
  4.  The candidates seeking admission under various categories including those belonging to the reserved categories such as SC/ST/OBC/Specially Abled Person/DFF/NRI and the unreserved category candidates seeking admission under state domicile category, must obtain the relevant and authentic certificates / documents from the competent authorities and bring along the same at the time of admission in the concerned NLU.
  5.  Those candidates who are unsuccessful in reporting at the allotted NLU after the publication of CLAT 2016 merit list and fail to complete the admission formalities as per CLAT-2018 calendar will automatically lose their claim for admission following which their entire amount of the counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- will be forfeited.
  6.  In the case of a wait list candidate failing to get a seat in any of the NLUs due to non-availability of vacancy, the entire amount of Rs. 50,000/- deposited by such candidate shall be refunded by the authorities to them without any deduction.

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