CLAT 2018: Application Form, Registration, Exam Dates, Syllabus

CLAT 2018CLAT 2018 Application Form can be filled till 31st March 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 starting from application procedure to admission procedure.

Application Form Exam Dates Eligibility

Exam Pattern Syllabus FAQs

CLAT 2018 Notifications – Application Released

CLAT 2018 Application Form can be filled till 31st March 2018. Check here for application 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 Card20th 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
7th June 2018
Closure of Admission6th July 2018

CLAT 2018 Application Form

  • CLAT 2018 application form can be filled online only.
  • The application form has been 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 HereHow to Fill CLAT 2018 Application Form

Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria will 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 will be 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.

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.

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 Admit Card 2018

  • Only successful registered candidates will be eligible for downloading the CLAT 2018 admit card.
  • Admit card will be available on the website on 20th April 2018.
  • Candidates don’t wait for the admit card via post or e-mail; it will be issued online only.
  • Along with the admit card, candidates must carry one identity proof to the examination centre.

CLAT 2018 Answer Key

  • The authority will display 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 will also be able to submit their request in case of any discrepancy in the answer key.

CLAT 2018 Result

  • The CLAT 2018 result will be released on 31st May 2018.
  • Result will contain candidate’s rank and scores obtained in the entrance exam.
  • Candidates can view their results by entering their login details.

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.

CLAT 2018 Merit List

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

CLAT Counselling 2018

  • Admission to UG and PG programmes in participating NLUs will be done through centralized counselling organized by CLAT office.
  • CLAT counselling 2018 will commence from 7th June 2018.
  • The online counselling shall be conducted in 4 rounds.
  • Allotment of seats will be 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.

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

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  1. anannya chitranshi says:

    my registration no. is 18062159 done on 18th March. but while making payment I do not find any option for Debit card. what should i do. I do not have any Credit card or any net banking facility so far and the last date is closer. please provide the window for debit card payment.


    Is it really required to go through CLAT for the admission in. BALLB? Are there any colleges or university takes the admission without it?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Some university conduct their own entrance exam. But, most of the universities accept he CLAT score card.

  3. Rosa chandy says:

    Is the duration of2hrsspread for the whole LLM q.s or is equal time for each q.?Whether one can skip a question and later on come back to it and solve it in the stipulated time?

  4. Shruthi Tudum says:

    I have entered my name as shruti tudum in Application form but my name is tudum Shruthi. Now I don’t know what to do.

  5. Shruthi says:

    Sir, I have entered my name as shruti tudum but my name is tudum Shruthi in my Application form. But I don’t know what to do now. So please reply me soon.

  6. Adamya chandra says:

    Date to submit fee and fill form

  7. Kavitha says:

    Should we pay exam fees only through SBI account

  8. Moromi says:

    Where can I get the previous year question papers for CLAT LLM ?? Help plz

  9. Anjana says:

    Sir NLU choice kya hai. MATLAB Ki kya ye center kay kiya hai ya kha admission Lena hai vaha choice karni hai

  10. Jesmin says:

    Exam will held on

  11. Aroop says:

    Residential certificate is required at the time of applying or after getting selected for claiming state quota.

  12. Navneet bhardwaj says:

    from which stream the students can do graduation along with LLB.

  13. Sweta says:

    Ojee exam is also in 13th will I give both exams?plz tell me

  14. shubham singh says:

    I want to give COMEDK also but the dates are clashing tell me the options please?

  15. Tharun R V says:


  16. Gunasri says:

    The official page of clat is not opening in my device.please help me register online for clat.

  17. pradeep saini says:

    what is the fee for UG/PG ? (llb or Llm course)
    or what the job opportunity in govt. field ?

  18. saket sourav says:

    is there any state domicile quota in participating nlus???

  19. sneha suman says:

    I have wrongly ticked my caste category and have submitted the application can i correct the error?

  20. Vineet anhant says:

    What documents needed while enrolling or taking admission in college (original or duplicate)

  21. Mukul says:

    Is it possible to get job after doing bscLLB from nlus???

  22. Refund fees says:

    I dont take admisson

  23. Navin soni says:

    Mene bsc final kar rakha hai kyamujhe llb karna hai aap mujhe fees aur clat exam dene hogi kya

    • Mohit Negi says:

      yes, you can apply for clat if you want admission in NlU’s. For other universities or colleges the admission is through 12th merit.

  24. Juhi jain says:

    I have filled the online form but want to cancel it and the money to be refunded

  25. Mriganka Gupta says:

    I want to apply for CLAT I’ll give my higher secondary from Nios this year

  26. amajl ahamad says:

    Mai political science se pg kr chuka hu 2017 me kya mai CLAT ka intrace de sakta hun

  27. Sunney paswan says:

    Is B.S LLB courses avaliable in clat exam.

  28. sanjay kala says:

    I don’t have my own e-mail id or mobile number can it submit my father’s details in the application. Please suggest

  29. Prince says:

    from which stream the students can do graduation along with LLB.

  30. what is councelling fee says:

    What is counselling and application fee and do the marks of class 12th matter if we have just 60percent marks got

  31. Annu kanwar says:

    main BA 1st year IGNOU se kar rhi hu hindi mediam me. meri age 18 years h. main CLAT 2018 ka exam dena chahti hu.

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