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

CLAT 2018CLAT 2018 Application Form has been released from 1st January 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

newiconCLAT 2018 Application Form has been released on 1st January 2018. Check here for application details.

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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
Offline Challan Payment1st January – 21st 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.

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/-.

Still any question, leave your comment.

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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. Chinmay says:

    Sir. I have completed my graduation. Can i apply for CLAT this year.

  2. Anuja prasad says:

    Iam a BA final year student how i can apply for clat

  3. Palak preet says:

    What is the total fee for clat and what is the time period for it?

  4. Rishab says:

    This is my final year of B. Com. Can I apply for clat

  5. maneshka says:

    have any college in newdelhi in clat

  6. saismita sarangi says:

    i have completed my btech in electronics and telecomm., want to study for cyber law and pursue my career further, can i take pg course further?

  7. Nayana says:

    hello sir, i have filled my form of clat 2018 but later i got to know that we have to mention our name and the date of that day which took the photograph
    without name and date is acceptable ?? or i have to fill another form??

  8. Abhijeet says:

    What if I can’t passed the CLAT 2018 entrance exam, will my registration fee be refunded?

  9. Rituja roy says:

    What is the best course in law courses after 12th?

  10. Naisha says:

    Sir I have completed my graduation in B.A. English hons. Can i opt for the P.G. Course of L.L.M ?

  11. Megha Rani says:

    I mistakenly did an error in filling form and the form is submitted.. The error is I filled that I appeared for class 12 but now I’m appearing for class 12.. Then what should I do now for correcting it

    • Prabhat says:

      Do not worry.The mistake you mentioned barely matters, as long as the application form is successfully submitted.
      Concentrate and prepare well.

  12. Nirupama says:

    I completed my in 2015 .do I am eligible for CLSAT exam 2018.

  13. Sashibarathvaj says:

    Do we need the domicile certificate to apply for clat

  14. Amit says:

    Can I apply for law school / CLAT if I am writing my class 12 exams from IB board.

    Till when do I need to produce my class 12th results


  15. Anuranjan patel says:

    I’m llb student session 2015-2018, my 5th semester exam are not held right now. Can I fill clat llm form this year?

  16. Roy dsouza says:

    I took 2 years gap can I still give this exam and go for laws (science stream)

  17. Jeffin g kurian says:

    I am final yr student? Should I appear for CLAT exam to join LLB course? Or there is any direct entry for graduated students??

  18. poonam says:

    I have completed my graduation in BA. is CLAT entrance test is correct for 3 years Llb course.

    because i am confused with CLAT & CET entrance test.

  19. SEVAK Nath says:

    Dear sir
    I have completed bachelor in Engineering from mechanical branch.
    I am quite interested in studying and applying llb criminal and labor law.
    Am I eligible for the clat 2018

    • Shahbaz Uddin says:

      You can give CLAT exam if you want to but you have to spend 5 years studying “Ba.Ll.B” and your engineering degree is no use there. Instead try to study 3 year Ll.B. from your State University it’s degree is of same value. Then you will be BE.Ll.B.

  20. rohit says:

    I am studying in class 11 …can I give trail exams this time

  21. Jahanavi says:

    My name is “K.Jahanavi” how do I write my first and last name. If I write Jahanavi as my first name and “K.” as my last name, it appears as “Jahanavi K.” in the preview but my aadhaar card has the name “K.Jahanavi” as the order. What should I do

  22. Ravi ranjan sahu says:

    Sir me b. Com 2nd year ka student hu kya me clat ka exame de sakta hu

  23. Toshali Pali says:

    What is the official website of clat ? Where we will get the application form?

  24. Haveela says:

    What if we paid 50,000 as counselling fee and we dont get seat in college??
    Will they give back the money??

  25. Varsha gour says:

    Sir.mere llb m 54.9% h toh m clat ka form fillup kar sakti hu kya….nhi toh kya Prosess h jisse m fillup kar sakti hu…

  26. ARCHANA BOMBE says:


  27. Mansi Baliyan says:

    I’m in class 12.Can i also give the clat exam 2018

    • Saudeep Banerjee says:

      yes u can apply for CLAT18 but if u clear the examination then after u need to carry the proof of passing at the time of addmisson.

  28. Chinnu says:

    I got 46% in b com . do am i eligible to write clat..?

  29. Vishakha says:

    Thanks for the information.

  30. Chetan Naik says:

    How many attempts can I make for CLAT exam

  31. Rajat Kumar says:

    Sir how to prepare for clat exam. Please suggest me.

  32. amena shah says:

    plz help me how fill form is not open

  33. Aman says:

    I m a medical student can i gave this exam

  34. Mitali says:

    All madical field related exams etc.

  35. Bilal Saifi says:

    Now I’m pursuing BBA. (1st year)
    But I wana LLB from Taxation.
    What Should I do ?

  36. Mahabaleswara M G says:

    Is it true that, some percentage of seats are being reserved for those students , who belongs to Karnataka State , in NSLU, Bangalore during 2018-`19?I read in Newspa[per that, Karnataka Legislative Assembly has passed a resolution in this regard. Kindly clarify it.

  37. Gitanjali says:

    We r migrants to Mumbai. I want to know if d caste certificate issued by Uttar Pradesh Authorities can be submitted, if my entire education is done in Mumbai.
    Requesting reply as I want to apply under OBC quota

  38. Abhimit kushan says:

    What are the modes to take admission in other law collages.

  39. Shaik Meharaj says:

    I’m shaik i complete my 3 years degree program with 56% so i eligibility for pg program

  40. Daksh Soni says:

    Clat karne ke bad select or puri law karne ki kitni fess lagegi

  41. Sagar salunke says:

    If I fail in the clat paper, can I have a number of management quota?

  42. dhruv sharma says:

    Sir before councelling will we get to know where we get admission

  43. sandeep tiwari says:

    sir what is the age limit for these years entrance test ? is it 20 years or more than 20 also can apply ??

  44. Sarthak says:

    Sir,I will give 12th exam in, how should I go about to clear clat exam?
    What should be my subject which i’ll be focusing on?

  45. Nandini says:

    How can i preserve my admission form and admit card and other important papers

  46. Rachit says:

    sir last age kya hai clat form ko bharne ki.

  47. Jyoti says:

    Sir me B.A final year me hu exams may ya june me honge to kya me CLAT k lie eligible hu?

  48. Shiv says:

    If Someone couldn’t clear CLAT exams, Can he still get admission in any other law College

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