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 one of the popular law entrance exams conducted by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) rotationally.
  • CLAT 2018 is conducted by National Law Universities (NLUs) in India.
  • The responsibility of carrying out CLAT 2018 examination is given to one NLU each year. There are nearly 1,100 seats in NLUs in India.
  • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralized 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 CLAT 2018 examination.
  • The important dates for the Clat 2018 exams need to be observed and followed accordingly.
  • The applicants who are interested in CLAT 2018 can check out the important details related to the examination in this article. Click Here

Important details regarding CLAT 2018:

Examination Name

Common Law Admission Test

Exam Type

National level

Exam Category


Exam Mode


Conducting Body

National Law Universities (NLUs)

Exam Date

May 2018

CLAT 2018 News:

  • CLAT 2018 Registration process begin from 2nd January 2018.
  • According to NLUs, more than 65,000 candidates will take part in CLAT 2018 examination.
  • From 14th May 2018 CLAT 2018 exam will be commenced.
  • On 29th May 2018 CLAT 2018 exam Results expected to be announced.  
  • CLAT 2018 scores are used by several private law colleges to give admission for their five-year B.A, LLB programme.

CLAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria Details:

  • The candidate must satisfy the eligibility criteria to write CLAT 2018.
  • The eligibility criteria are different for different courses for know about it click on eligibility criteria.
  • The candidate must be passed his/her 10+2 with minimum 45% aggregate.
  • Relaxation in aggregate is provided to the reserved categories.
  • Candidate with the compartment in 12th or appearing in 12th in 2018 are also eligible for CLAT 2018.
  • The minimum age limit for applying for undergraduate law programme is 20 years for general category student.
  • Relaxation in age limit is provided for the reserved category candidates.

CLAT 2018 Application Form Details:

  • The candidates should fill the correct details in the CLAT 2018 application forms.
  • The application form for CLAT 2018 available on the official website from 2nd January 2018  till 31st March 2018.
  • A candidate has to login online to fill the CLAT 2018 registration form.
  • Candidates are requested to recheck the filled details before submitting the CLAT 2018 registration forms.
  • The candidates have to pay the application form fees, the application fee is Rs 4000 (Rs. 3500 for ST/SC).
  • The candidate can get more details about the application form and payment ways by clicking on the application form
  • To know about how to fill application form candidate can click on the application process.

CLAT 2018 Admit Card Details:

  • The CLAT 2018 admit card will be available on the official website from 20th April 2018.
  • The candidates who filled the application form can download the admit card from the official website.
  • The CLAT 2018 admit card is equivalent to the hall ticket.
  • It is mandatory to carry CLAT 2018 admit card along with identity card to the examination hall,  failing in it the candidate will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.
  • Candidates can click on CLAT 2018 admit card for more details about the admit card.

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern Details:

  • CLAT 2018 exam is conducted in online mode.
  • The duration of exam is 2 hrs.
  • The exam comprises of objective type questions with different sections.
  • The exam pattern of CLAT 2018 is different for UG and PG course.
  • Candidates can click on exam pattern to know examination pattern in detail.

CLAT 2018 Syllabus Details:

  • The syllabus for the CLAT exam is different for UG and PG courses
  • Candidate should follow the latest syllabus, as every year the examination authority make changes in the syllabus.
  • candidate can see the full detailed syllabus for CLAT 2018 by clicking on the syllabus.

CLAT 2018 Results Details:

  • This year the result of CLAT declares on 29th May 2018.
  • The candidates are requested to take the printout of the result.
  • This entrance test will be conducted in various cities of the country on 14th May 2018.
  • The result of CLAT 2018 declares few weeks after the exam.
  • Candidate can see their result from the official websites.

CLAT 2018 Counselling Details:

  • The process of counseling starts from 10th June 2018
  • Candidates have to register themselves for the counseling process by paying the counseling registration fees.
  • CLAT scores are often taken into consideration during admission into other private law colleges in India
  • The candidates have to make the payment of adjustable counseling fee of Rs. 50,000/- deposited with the CLAT 2018 office.
  • It will be transferred to the respective participating NLU where the candidate has finally taken admission after the closure of the entire counseling process.

CLAT 2018 Books: 

  • The list of important books which candidates can refer for scoring good marks in CLAT 2018.
  • There are many books available in the market for CLAT 2018.
  • Candidate can also refer different books apart from the books listed on the list.
  • To know about the books click on Reference books.

 CLAT Sample Papers:

  • Candidates are advised to solve the sample papers of CLAT to know about the difficulty level of exam.
  • Solving sample papers help the candidates to score good marks.
  • Candidate can download some of the sample paper by clicking on sample paper.

CLAT 2018 Tips for Preparation:

  • The first is to be positive and manage the time smartly.
  • The best thing is to solve as many previous year questions as you can.
  • There are many Droppers who apply for CLAT every year.
  • Go to reference book for selecting best books for CLAT.

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.)

CLAT 2018 Test Series:


No of Questions


English including comprehension



General Knowledge/Current Affairs



Elementary Math ( Numerical Ability)



Legal aptitude



Logical reasoning






CLAT 2018 Important Dates

Important Date Summary for CLAT 2018

  • 2nd January 2018 is the start date for CLAT 2018 application form.
  • 31st March 2018 is the last date for CLAT 2018 registration.
  • Admission for CLAT 2018 starts on the Fourth week of May 2018 to First Week of July 2018.
  • Candidates can be downloaded their Admit Card from 20th April 2018. 
  • Examination of CLAT 2018 begins on  20th April 2018. 
  • Candidates can check their results 29th May 2018 onwards. 
  • Admission of CLAT 2018 will close on the First week of July 2018.

CLAT 2018 Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria Summary for CLAT 2018

  • The Education Qualification for CLAT 2018 is 10th and 12th certificate from a recognized board or university are mandatory.
  • Candidates who are awaiting their 10th and 12th results are eligible
  • Minimum 45% marks to required to satisfy the eligibility criteria for CLAT 2018.
  • The LLB degree from a recognized institute with minimum 55% is necessary for CLAT 2018 postgraduate courses.
  • For ST and SC candidates and specially-abled student, the requirement of percentage is 50%.
  • General Category age limit is 22years and for SC/ST- not less than 22years.
  • Indian candidates and NRI's with Indian nationality is allowed.
  • Failing to submit 10+2 results at the time of admission will be considered ineligible.

CLAT 2018 Application Process

Application Process Summary for CLAT 2018 

  • Candidates need to visit the official website of CLAT 2018 examination and fill out the Application form with the required details.
  • SC/ST Certificates (if applicable), Domicile Certificates (if required), Birth Certificate, Passport size photographs, Uploaded signature documents required during application process. 
  • Candidates need to fill all the basic details and upload the mentioned document for CLAT 2018 registration.
  • Candidates need to upload a photograph with clear lenses 30 mm x 45 mm and size should not more than 100 KB, JPG/JPEG format.
  • Valid signature of the candidate should not be maximum 80 KB in JPG/JPEG format. 
  • Online payment is used to pay the registration fee.
  • The acknowledged receipt can be downloaded in PDF format after completing the registration.

CLAT 2018 Application Form Details

Application Form Summary for CLAT 2018 

  • Through an online registration, candidates can apply for CLAT 2018 examination.
  • Offline mode registration is not available for CLAT 2018 examination.
  • From 2nd January 2018 till 31st March 2018 application form will be available .
  • Before applying the form online candidates need to have the following scanned version of documents.
  • Scanned passport size photograph is required for registration.
  • Scanned signatures of candidates should be uploaded in the application form.
  • Candidates should provide SC/ST certificate (if applicable) while registration.
  • Candidates should provide Domicile certificate (if applicable) while applying.
  • CLAT 2018 Examination Fee for registration.
  • For general category, fee is Rs 4000/-
  • For reserved category, fee is Rs 3500/-
  • Through debit card, credit card, or net banking payment can be done online.

CLAT 2018 Admit Card

Admit Card Summary for CLAT 2018

  • To download the admit card candidates should log into the official website, enter their application number and DOB.
  • Admit Card hold information such as Date, time, location, roll number, the name of the candidate, name of the said candidate's parents, application number et cetera.
  • Candidates need to verify details on the admit card before appearing for the exam.
  • Two admit card candidates should carry while going to CLAT 2018 examination. 
  • In case of emergency, candidates are advised to take 3 or 4 printouts of admit card. 
  • Candidate should report 1 hour before prior to the commencement of exam.

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern Summary CLAT 2018 

  • CLAT 2018 Exam will be for 2 hours duration.
  • For both UG and PG exams, each right answer carries 1 mark whereas every wrong answer carries a negative marking of 0.25.
  • PG course will have 150 questions which carry 150 Marks.
  • UG course will have 200 questions which carry 200 Marks.
  • Examining authority predefines examination pattern for undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
  • Five section comes under UG courses CLAT 2018.
  • Three section comes under PG courses CLAT 2018.

CLAT 2018 Syllabus

Syllabus Summary for CLAT 2018

  • Exam paper will be divided into various sections in CLAT 2018.
  • English Vocabulary, English Proficiency, English Usage Error come in the first section.
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs come under the second section.
  • Elementary Mathematics, Commercial Maths, Modern Math come in the third section.
  • The fourth section covers Legal Aptitude syllabus.
  • Reasoning tests and Logic Tests covered in the last section of the syllabus.

CLAT 2018 Results

Results Summary for CLAT 2018 

  • CLAT 2018 Results will be announced on 29th May 2018. 
  • 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 follows:
  • Candidates with higher marks in the section of legal aptitude and applicants with higher age will be considered first.
  • There shall be a computerized draw of lot.

CLAT 2018 Counselling

CLAT 2018 Counselling Summary

  • The university-wise first indicative list based on merit-cum-preference will be published on the CLAT 2018 official website.
  • Payment of Counselling fee
  • The publication of the second list having the names of the finalized candidates will be done after the payment of counselling fee.
  • Publication of third list allotting seats to candidates
  • Completion of admission formalities at the allotted NLUs.
  • Publication of fourth and final allotment list.
  • Completion of admission formalities at the allotted NLUs against fourth allotment list.

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