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.

Result Important Dates Counselling FAQs

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.

Click here to view CLAT 2018 Notification.

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

Check Here – CLAT 2018 (क्लेट 2018) – हिंदी

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.

Also Check:

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.

Click here to view CLAT 2018 Syllabus

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.

Also Check:

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.

For any queries regarding CLAT 2018, you may ask us by commenting below.

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  1. aman bohra says:

    I want to that..i m student of.12 science rbse board…so…i m eligible for clat 2018 entrance exam……and…plz suggest me…who to prepare for exm without coaching…….😐😐

  2. Pooja says:

    Sir,I am a BCA final year student. But I have a private institute Of Bca.What i am eligibl Of clat pg law test ……

  3. Nikki says:

    At the age of 18 can I appear for CLAT ?

  4. Durgeshkumar says:

    I’m graduation second year student, can i apeare in clat examination???????

  5. Anonymous says:

    Pls specify the syllabus of other law papers.

  6. Vikrant singh says:

    Sir my age is 20 years and 3 months as on clat 2018 I am state obc of uttarpradesh can I apply for clat 2018?

  7. Divya says:

    If we pass in this test so what will be the advantage of this😕

  8. Aniket goel says:

    My DOB=09/NOV/1997,can i apply for clat 2018

    • Swanand RanadeYour Name... says:

      Hi Aniket,
      Since upper age limit was revoked for CLAT 2017 applicants, mostly likely CLAT 2018 will have no upper age limit. So, you can appear

      • Skruti says:

        Hello
        My dob is 10 jan 1998.
        Is there is any chance i can appear in clat 2018.
        If so, then please tell me asap.

  9. Junaid says:

    I’ll be 20 as on 1 july 2018. Can I apply for Clat?

  10. Ameya Nijasure says:

    I m Mumbai University student. I got D grade in both 5 & 6 SEM then can I eligible to apply for CLAT 2018

  11. Somali singh says:

    Sir, my date of birth 5 dec 1995 and reserved category sc . Can i apply for clat 2018.

    • Anonymous says:

      Iif the bar council otherwise decides to increase the age limit then u have a shot… But don’t b disheartened as u can appear in CLAT for Post graduate Course ( either LLB or LLM)where there is no age limit… Any one can apply…. All the best… Please go through the web for eligibility criteria as it may be reviewed

    • Ameya Nijasure says:

      I m Mumbai University student. I got D grade in both 5 & 6 SEM then can I eligible to apply for CLAT 2018

  12. Somali singh says:

    Sir, my date of birth 5 December
    1995.can i eligible for clat ug examination 2018.

  13. Arsh says:

    you have mentioned “other law subjects” in syllabus for CLAT PG ,so can you just mention which subjects need to be focused specifically to cover that portion of 50 marks.

  14. Jitendra says:

    Suggest me a book for CLAT exam

    • Shashi shekharYour Name... says:

      Math book of arrIhant(fast track objective airtmetic)legal apptitude of(ap bhardwaj) general knowledge of (Pearson concise general knowledge mannual with happened current affair)English book of ( disha) objective general english)reasoning book of any writer

  15. Ravina borana says:

    Is separate clat exam held for both PG and UG students?

  16. Abhinav singh says:

    Please suggest me which book in preparation of CLAT entrance exam.

  17. Stuti says:

    As u mentioned that some of the NLUs will provide reservation seats for women in CLAT 2018 ,so which NLUs will do so for them…..I mean …what are the names of those law universities?

  18. Payel Paria says:

    Are the NLUs offer Campassing for PG candidates??Please let me know.

  19. Ayush kumar says:

    Which book should I prefer for examination

  20. Dipender says:

    my dob is 4th of august 1998
    Can i appear for Clat 2018
    Pls somebody give me the answer it is urgent

  21. raja paul says:

    my date of birth is 18/6/1996.can i gave UG clat exam.

  22. Manish says:

    Sir, I am a student of Scheduled Tribes category, I will be of twenty-two year on July 1, 2018, then I can apply for CLAT 2018 for UG Course

  23. Manish says:

    Sir, I am a student of Scheduled Tribes category, I will be of twenty-two year on July 1, 2018, then I can apply for CLAT 2018

  24. Shreya says:

    My date of birth is 2 November,1997. I belong to general category. Am I eligible for clat 2018 for U.G course?

  25. unknown says:

    Sir my DOB is 13/03/1998 .
    Will I able to give CLAT 2018?

  26. Bipasha Samanta says:

    I am a 12th passed student with 67% number but my age is 21 now .Can I eligible for UG CLAT exam? Please tell me sir . My dob is 26th May,1996

  27. Suchi says:

    My dob is 8 april 1998 can i apply for clat 2018.

  28. Suchi says:

    My dp is 8-4-1998 .can i apply for clat 2018.

  29. akash a says:

    now iam studying +2 science batch can i apply for clat exam 2018 but my age is 18 can i join

  30. sonia says:

    i wanna know about the total fees of ug course including all the things like : hostal fees, admisson fees & counsling etc.

  31. Kabir Awasthi says:

    My date of birth is 20th march 1998, Am I eligible for clat pls rpy urgently I have to start the coaching

  32. satyaki says:

    Hello….i am studying in class xii …..so can i able to apply for CLAT 2018…..I CAN START PREPARING THEN….

  33. bhavdeep rana says:

    I am a student of non mad.
    I am confused about legal aptitude. How can I prepare for this section

  34. Shruti says:

    Am I eligible for clat if I score 54.54% in llb (3yrs) course??

  35. abhishek says:

    my dob is 22 feb 1998 .can I eligible for clat exam in 2018

  36. Rachna says:

    I want to take admission in law cllg fr 3yr degree course n want to do clat 2018 so the exam of clat where be held means examination centre

  37. manibalki says:

    now I am studying 12 , Dept. of Commerce in TN under board syllabus .can’t I prefer for CLAT ?

  38. KUMAR YASHWARDHAN says:

    My name kumar yashwardhan
    My dob 08/12/1993

    Can I elegible for clat exam

  39. Arsh Mishra says:

    I am an student of PCB will I be eligible for CLAT exam.

  40. Abhi says:

    I’m an MPC student presently studying 12th. Can i appear for clat ?what books should I refer??

  41. Ashna says:

    Can I appear for clat 2018 if my dob is 2/7/1998?

  42. ankit kumar says:

    my dob is 19-06-1998
    am I eligible For clat 2018

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      No age limit to apply.

      • bhavdeep rana says:

        I am a student of non mad.
        I am confused about legal aptitude. How can I prepare for this section

      • Dhananjay Singh says:

        Sarvgyan Team, at one point you have mentioned age limit for UG CLAT 2018 to be 20 yrs for General category and here in the comments section you are replying to queries as there is no age limit to apply, What is the exact answer as to question ” what is the age limit for CLAT 2018″, I’ve been searching everywhere and every website has different answers, can you provide us with the right information along with the source for your answer.
        Waiting for your reply
        Thank you

      • Sarvgyan Team says:

        there is no upper age limit to apply. But the minimum age limit is there, i.e. 20 yrs.

  43. Rounak Nayak says:

    My date of birth is 22nd day of September can I appear for clat examination 2018?

  44. Rounak Nayak says:

    My date of birth is 22nd say of September can I appear for clat examination 2018?

  45. prabha says:

    Can i give clat exam aftr graduation

  46. Manya says:

    My D.O.B is 18.02.2000 . Am I eligible for CLAT test 2018?

  47. Manya says:

    How many times can I apply fir CLAT test in case of failure in 1st attempt

  48. tejaswi says:

    Is there any process to apply for cancelled seats? If so what is it? Can we get a seat in any of the 18 universities eventhough we are not alloted any university in all the four counsellings?

  49. Bhavya says:

    Q.1-If we give clat exam,then are we supposed to give entrance exam for the college too?
    Q.2-What is the criteria for selection of law college,it is decided by us or Nlus?

  50. aditi says:

    can u please tel that which nlu will be setting up clat 2018 exam paper

    • Amisha says:

      Well.. CLAT papers would be set by the one 18 NLUs of the country. U may google thid time which of the NLU gonna set the paper for CLAT!

  51. Vasudha says:

    Hi, my DOB is 15-06-1995 ,I know that I am not eligible to appear CLAT in May 2018 but what’s my doubt is I have cleared my 10+2 in 2012 and now I am pursuing CA ,So based on qualification, am I eligible? Please reply…

  52. Naina says:

    My dob is 02/07/1998,am I eligible for clat 2018…plz reply

  53. Naina says:

    My dob is 2/07/1998,am I eligible for clat 2018????

  54. Megha says:

    20 is the upper age limit for clat….in 2018 jan ..i will complete my 20 ….so will i be eligible for clat 2018

  55. lohitha says:

    hlooo I’m studying plus 2 .can I apply for clat?am I eligible?

  56. lohitha says:

    hlooo I’m studying plus 2 .can I apply for clat?am I eligible

  57. Saraswathi says:

    Ug course 3 years or 5 years

  58. harshita singh says:

    how to prepare for general knowledge for 2018 clat exam….

    • Abhishek Ujjwal says:

      Sir my DOB is 01-08-1998. Am I eligible for clat 2018 exam .please help me

      • Sarvgyan Team says:

        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.

  59. Aakash Rai says:

    Which institute is making clat 2018 question pap
    er??

  60. swathi says:

    how many years course 3or5year for graduation students should required

  61. Sadiya says:

    My date of birth is 3rd of October 1997. Am I eligible for clat 2018? Plz comment,it’s urgent.

    • Riya . says:

      Hello Sadiya. I guess you are not eligible as your age will be more than 20 years on 1st of July 2018. Sorry to say that but you can apply for PG courses.

  62. Sumit says:

    Can you please share about your source of eligibility criteria, I can’t found anything about it in internet ?

  63. raman says:

    how can I prepare for the CLAT 2018 exam.If any coachings required ,guide me the best coaching institutes.

  64. Vishwajeet Rao says:

    When is the payment to be made.How much will be the amount?

  65. Suma says:

    My date of birth is 25th April 1998 can I appear for clat in 2018

  66. Akanksha dubey says:

    After giving clat may i choose 3 yr llb course

  67. mastendra yadav says:

    I known
    How much does the merit go

  68. cherry says:

    i have passed 12th in 2015.
    can i give entrance?

  69. pranali says:

    are the syllabus for UG & PG are different…

  70. Akshit says:

    how many time I can give CLAT test in case of failure in first attempt
    And what will be the fees for second attempt?

  71. cmraveendran says:

    very good

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