CLAT 2018: Counselling, Merit List, Cut-off, Admission Process

CLAT 2018CLAT 2018 Third Allotment List has been released on 25th June 2018. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is one of the popular law entrance exams conducted by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) rotationally. It is the all India level law common entrance exam for the students seeking admission in integrated LL.B. and LL.M. programme. CLAT 2018 exam will be organized by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies. CLAT Scores are considered by various private law colleges and government undertaking colleges across the country. Candidates can get here the detailed information about CLAT 2018 including result, merit list, counselling, admission, etc.

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CLAT 2018 Notifications – 3rd Allotment List Released

newiconCLAT 2018 Third Allotment List has been released on 25th June 2018. Candidates can download their call letter till 6th July 2018. Check here for allotment & counselling details.

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CLAT 2018 Second Allotment List has been released now.  Candidates can pay the counselling fee & lock their seats from 19th – 21st June 2018. Check here for allotment & counselling details.

CLAT 2018 Result (Revised) has been declared now. Check here for result details.

CLAT 2018 Revised Schedule has been published now.  Check here for other dates.

CLAT 2018 Result has been declared on 31st May 2018. Check here for result details.

CLAT 2018 Final Answer Key has been released on 26th May 2018. Check here for answer key details.

List of Institutions and PSUs using CLAT 2018 Scores for admission/recruitment has been released now. Check here for list.

CLAT 2018 Answer Key has been released through login. Check here for answer key details.

CLAT 2018 Application Form has been closed now. Candidates can get a print copy of application till 12th May 2018. Check here for application details.

CLAT 2018 Admit Card has been released on 26th April 2018. Check here for admit card details.

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Candidates who have generated challans from the payment gateway of HDFC Bank on or before 28th February 2018 are required to remit the fees in the bank on or before 7th March 2018.Check here for application details.

CLAT Exam Date 2018

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Here we have mentioned all the official exam date and events related to CLAT 2018:

EventsDates (Announced)
Availability of Online Application Form1st January 2018
Online Fee Payment1st January – 31st March 2018
Last date of Offline Challan Payment28th February 2018
Last date to submit the fee in bank7th March 2018
Closing date of Application Submission along with order of preferences for NLUs31st March 2018
Last date for printing/downloading application12th May 2018
Issue Date of Admit Card26th April 2018
Date of Examination13th May 2018 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Publishing of Answer Key15th May 2018
Representation, if any, relating to the exam, questions or key
16th – 18th May 2018
Date for uploading the amended answer key (if required)
26th May 2018
Announcement of Result (issue of merit list)31st May 2018
Release of first indicative seat allocation list based on merit-cum-preference
10th June 2018
Counselling fee payment
10th – 14th June 2018
Closure of Admission6th July 2018

CLAT 2018 Result

  • The CLAT 2018 result has been declared on 31st May 2018.
  • Result is containing candidate’s rank and scores obtained in the entrance exam.
  • Candidates can view their results by entering their login details.

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CLAT 2018 Rank Predictor

CLAT 2018 Cut-Off

CLAT 2018 cut-off will be determined after the declaration of results. Exam committee considers various factors for calculating the cut-off marks like difficulty level of question paper, the number of candidates attempted the exam and previous years cut-off trends.

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CLAT 2018 Participating Universities

CLAT 2018 Merit List

  • Separate merit list will be issued for UG and PG programmes.
  • Category-wise merit list is announced along with the result.
  • Merit list indicates state as well as All India Rank of examinees.

CLAT Counselling 2018

  • Admission to UG and PG programmes in participating NLUs are done through centralized counselling organized by CLAT office.
  • CLAT counselling 2018 is started from 10th June 2018.
  • The online counselling is conducted in 4 rounds.
  • Allotment of seats are on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’.
  • Candidates who are selected for admission have to pay the counselling fee of Rs.  50,000/- with CLAT-2018 Office. Counselling fee will further be adjusted in admission fee.

CLAT 2019

CLAT 2019 is a national level exam conducted for admission in UG and PG law courses. It will be organized by National Law Universities (NLUs) on rotation basis. Various government & private law colleges in India consider the CLAT scores to offer admission. The examination will be conducted in the month of May 2019.

CLAT 2018 Answer Key

  • The authority has displayed the CLAT 2018 answer key on 15th May 2018.
  • The official answer key bears all the actual answers to the online examination of CLAT.
  • Candidates can also submit their request in case of any discrepancy in the answer key till 18th May 2018.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: You can fill the CLAT 2018 application form through online mode only.
Answer: No. Once it is submitted, it will be treated as final.
Answer: The mode of examination will be online (CBT).
Answer: Candidate is only required to know how to operate the mouse.
Answer: Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong response.
Answer: 40 extra minutes will be given to Persons with Disabilities.
Answer: Some of the participating NLUs provides horizontal reservation for women candidates.
Answer: Candidates can make the payment using Debit/Credit Cards/or Net Banking.

Answer: Retain the following details:

  • Auto-generated ID and Password.
  • Hard copy of filled-in application form.
  • Fee Receipt Detail

Answer: No upper age limit criteria for UG courses.

Answer: Counselling fee will be refunded only to those candidates who withdrawal the admission  before the prescribed last date. The fee will be refunded after deducting Rs.10,000/-.

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CLAT 2018 Application Form

  • CLAT 2018 application form was filled online only.
  • The application form was released from 1st January 2018.
  • Candidates have to firstly register themselves by creating a LOGIN account using an e-mail ID.
  • At the time of filling the application form, students are also required to fill the preference order for NLU’s
  • The candidates must upload the scanned copies of signature and photograph with size not more than 100 KB.
  • The university may also offer the correction facility for CLAT 2018 application.
  • No hard copy of filled-in application form is to be sent to the CLAT office.

Application Fee:

The application fee of CLAT 2018 is different for different categories which is as follows:

CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBC/PwD/SAP and other category candidatesRs. 4000/-
SC/ST category candidatesRs. 3500/-

The application fee is to be paid online through net banking/credit card or debit card. Payment can also be done through bank challan. Rs. 500/- will be charged extra if opted for question paper.

Check Here – How to Fill CLAT 2018 Application Form

Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria define the minimum qualification requirement, percentage of marks and age criteria to appear in the CLAT exam. The eligibility for undergraduate and postgraduate law courses is given below:

For UG Integrated Courses:

  • Age Criteria: There is no upper age limit to apply for CLAT 2018.
  • 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 examination in 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 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%.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam in April/May 2018 may also apply.
  • Age Limit: No prescribed maximum age limit for PG courses.

Click here to check detailed CLAT Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Get details about CLAT 2018 exam pattern such as the number of questions asked, areas from where the questions will be asked, exam duration, etc. The paper-pattern for CLAT UG and PG courses is given below:

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 1 mark.
  • Negative Marking: There is a system of negative marking. 0.25 mark will be subtracted for each wrong answer.
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
English including Comprehension40 Questions40 Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs50 Questions50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)20 Questions20 Marks
Legal Aptitude50 Questions50 Marks
Logical Reasoning40 Questions40 Marks
Total200 Questions200 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 1 mark.
  • Negative Marking: There is a system of negative marking. 0.25 mark will be subtracted for each wrong answer.
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Constitutional Law50 Questions50 Marks
Jurisprudence50 Questions50 Marks
Other law subjects50 Questions50 Marks
Total150 Questions150 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 includes Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and other law subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights.

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How to Prepare for CLAT

Due to the increase in the number of applicants, level of competition of CLAT exam has also increased. Know some best preparation tips and strategies to secure good marks in CLAT:

  • Make your own strategic plan, prepare your time-table and start preparation according to that.
  • As question paper for UG course will contain General Knowledge questions, therefore, students are advised to make notes of national & international current affairs.
  • Keep yourself abreast with the latest happenings.
  • Go through the previous year’s question papers to know exam pattern and type of questions asked.
  • Prepare all the sections keeping in mind the time constraints.
  • Practicing the mock test is one of the best ways through which you come to know about the difficulty level of question paper. It also helps you to know your lacking areas.
  • CLAT has the system of negative marking so don’t make the guesses, choose only the right one.
  • Most importantly, take care of your health and remain stress-free.

CLAT Question Papers

Candidates can download the previous years’ question papers of CLAT through the CLAT website by making the payment of Rs. 4000/-. The payment can be done in online mode only. The hard copy of the questions papers will not be provided by CLAT office.

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CLAT 2018 Books

CLAT Admit Card 2018

  • Only successful registered candidates are eligible for downloading the CLAT 2018 admit card.
  • Admit card has been relesed on the website on 26th April 2018.
  • Candidates don’t wait for the admit card via post or e-mail; it has been issued online only.
  • Along with the admit card, candidates must carry one identity proof to the examination centre.

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