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CLAT 2018, Common Law Admission Test 2018

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Exam State Exam Date Last Date
All India 13 May 2018 01 Jan 2018

Exam Details:

Exam Details:

CLAT 2018 Contact Information

Address: Sidhuwal Campus, Bhadson Road, Patiala-147 006 (Punjab)

Toll Free Number: 1800 - 1200 - 711

Tolled Number: +91-522-65 67 111, +91-522-24 24 222 (10 Multi-channel Helplines), +91-522-24 22 849

(Numbers are available between 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM on all working days)

E-mail: helpdesk@clat.ac.in

Official Website: http://clat.ac.in/

Phone Number: 18001200711

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is India’s most proficient entrance examination test for law. Whenever we are talk about Professional courses entrance examinations so we consider MBA, B-Tech, M-Tech, MCA, and so on. As the same way if we talk about traditional courses entrance examinations so we prefer B.A, M.A, M.com, M.A, LLB, LLM and many more. Here we are just discussing one of the best traditional entrance tests that is CLAT which is purely law based entrance examination. And remember one thing; this is single test where Rank preference will be given priority.

CLAT is basically conducted every year on second Sunday of May month. And the upcoming CLAT 2018 entrance examination will be scheduled most probably in May 2018. This examination is conducted by India’s top 18 universities which come under CLAT, here the list below:

1.     National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru.

2.     National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad.

3.     National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal.

4.     West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata.

5.     National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur.

6.     Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur.

7.     Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar.

8.     Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow.

9.     Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab.

10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna.

11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi

12. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack

13. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi.

14. National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam.

15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam.

16. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli.

17. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai.

18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur.  

Eligibility:

CLAT 2018 Eligibility

CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria requires candidates to fulfill multiple aspects so that they can apply and thereafter appear for this law entrance exam. Candidates would be eligible to apply for CLAT 2018 if they have completed their 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of:

Forty Five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/Specially abled persons categories

Forty percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/STcategory.

Also, candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2018 are also eligible to apply.

Age Limit

Earlier, BCI had introduced age limit criteria for CLAT exam. However, now Supreme Court has directed BCI to remove the age limit criteria. 

CLAT 2018 Process

CLAT is a national level examination which candidates need to clear, in order to secure admissions at 18 NLUs in India. CLAT exam was made online in 2015, thus, every aspect of the exam right from application stage to the counseling process will be done online.

CLAT 2018 Pattern

This law entrance exam will be of two hours duration. CLAT 2018 will be an online exam which will comprise of 200 multiple choice questions which candidates need to attempt to get shortlisted for admissions into the various participating law institutions. Candidates will be evaluated out of 200 marks in CLAT. The exam paper will comprise of questions from different areas of law such as:

Subject Areas

Weightage

English including Comprehension

40 marks

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50 marks

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

20 marks

Legal Aptitude

50 marks

Logical Reasoning

40 marks

Total No. of Questions

200 marks

How To Apply:

How to Apply:

Step 1: Fill CLAT 2018 Application Form

Candidates can apply for CLAT exam on the official website for CLAT 2018. No hard copy of CLAT Application Form and Information Brochure will be sold to a candidate under any circumstance.

CLAT 2018 Application Fee

General/OBC/Specially abled Persons (SAP) 

Rs 4,000

SC/ST

Rs 3,500

Candidates can even purchase previous years' Question Papers of CLAT by making an online payment of Rs 400. Know more details ofhow to fill CLAT 2018 application form here.

Step 2: Download CLAT 2018 Admit Card

Candidates can download their CLAT Hall-Ticket/Admit Card through their Login Account which they have to create at the time of registration. Candidates need to take the printout of their CLAT 2018 Admit Card and carry the same to the Examination Hall.

Step 3: Give CLAT 2018 Exam

CLAT 2018 will be a two hour exam. Candidates will have to give CLAT as an online exam. Subjects covered in the exam would include English including Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

Step 4: Check CLAT 2018 Result

As per the CLAT exam dates, the results for CLAT 2018 will be published on the official website. CLAT results will comprise of an overall merit list with names of candidates along with their CLAT scores and categories. Apart from this, state specific as well as all India merit lists shall be prepared for various categories like – Unreserved/ SC/ ST/ OBC/ Women/ PWD etc. Candidates can view their CLAT results through their personal Login Account.

Step 5: Appear for CLAT 2018 Counselling

The Counselling for CLAT 2018 will be conducted online after the results for the exam are announced. Candidates shortlisted for counselling will have to appear for online counselling to fill seats available in the participating NLUs. Candidates can take part in online counselling through their personal login account. Candidates need to pay Rs 50,000 as fee for counselling either online or offline by means of bank challan on the official website.

CLAT 2018 Exam Centers

CLAT 2018 exam centres have not been declared uet. However, CLAT 2017 was conducted across 63 test centres in the country. View the list of CLAT 2017 test centres below:

Agra

Ahmedabad

Allahabad

Amritsar

Bangalore

Barabanki

Bardang

Bhopal

Bhubaneswar

Bilaspur

Chandigarh

Chennai

Coimbatore

Cuttack

Dehradun

Delhi

Faridabad

Gandhinagar

Gangtok

Ghaziabad

Gorakhpur

Greater Noida

Gurgaon

Guwahati

Haldwani

Hisar

Hyderabad

Imphal

Indore

Jaipur

Jalandhar

Jammu

Jamshedpur

Jodhpur

Kangra

Kanpur

Kochi

Kota

Kurukshetra

Lucknow

Madurai

Mohali

Mumbai

Muzzafarpur

Mysore

Nagpur

Nainital

Navi Mumbai

Noida

Patiala

Patna

Pune

Raipur

Ranchi

Shillong

Shimla

Srinagar

Thiruvananthapuram

Tiruchirapalli

Unnao

Varanasi

Vijayawada

Vishakhapatnam

CLAT 2018 marking scheme: For every correct answer in CLAT 2018, candidates will be awarded one mark. However, for every wrong option selected by candidates, 0.25 marks will be deducted. 

CLAT 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus for CLAT 2018 for UG course admissions as mentioned on the official website for the exam is as follows:

Section 1: English including comprehension

In this section, the proficiency in English will be tested on the basis of questions related to comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their understanding of the passage, the central theme, meanings of words used in the passage etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

Section 2: General Knowledge and Currents Affairs

In this section, candidates will evaluated on the basis of their general awareness including static general knowledge. Similar current affairs questions will test a candidate’s knowledge of current affairs. Candidates need to be up-to-date with news and other topics discussed in mainstream media from March 2016 to April 2018.

Section 3: Mathematics

In this section, candidate’s knowledge on elementary Mathematics, that is, Maths taught up to Class X will be tested.

Section 4: Legal Aptitude

In this section, a candidate’s aptitude or interest in law, research aptitude as well as problem solving abilities will be tested.

The official website states: “Questions in this section will be framed with the help of legal propositions and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense (e.g. the legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theater across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly”.

Section 5: Logical Reasoning

In this section, a candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links as well as rectify illogical arguments will be evaluated. This section of CLAT 2018 will include logical reasoning questions along the lines of syllogisms, analogies, logical sequences, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

Candidates can purchase CLAT sample papers from the official website of the exam during registration process, so that they can be better acquainted with CLAT 2018 exam pattern. 

CLAT 2018 Admit Card

CLAT admit card is released on the official website of the national level law entrance exam. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted on a rotational basis by National Law Universities (NLUs). Aspirants can download their admit card for CLAT exam by logging into the official website using their registered account.

CLAT 2018 admit card/hall ticket will only be issued for those students who have duly filled and submitted their application form. Candidates need to note that the admit card/hall ticket is an extremely important document for the national level law entrance exam. No aspirant will be allowed to appear for CLAT 2018 exam if they are not carrying a valid hall ticket on the day of the examination.

CLAT 2018 Admit Card

Start date to download CLAT admit card

April 2018

Last date to download CLAT admit card

May 2018

CLAT 2018 Exam Date

May 13, 2018

Declaration of result

May 2018

Steps to Download CLAT 2018 Admit Card

Step 1: Visit official website of CLAT 2018

Step 2: Click on “CLAT Admit Card” tab/link

Step 3: Enter registered email ID and password

Step 4: Click on submit/login button

Step 5: View & download CLAT hall ticket

Step 6: Take a clear print of admit card for CLAT exam

After downloading the CLAT hall ticket, candidates should check if all the information mentioned on their admit card is correct or not. In case of any discrepancy they should report the matter to CLAT authorities immediately.

Details to check on CLAT Hall Ticket

Information that aspirants need to verify on their CLAT admit card are as mentioned below:

Name

Roll number

Father’s name

Programme applied for

Signature

Photograph

Date of birth

Test centre address

Examination date

Reporting time

Examination duration

Do’s & don’ts of the exam

Candidates need to positively carry their hall ticket to their CLAT test centre on the day of the law entrance exam. Along with admit card for CLAT exam, aspirants need to carry a valid ID card (like Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Driving License or Passport) to their exam centre.

Important Dates:

CLAT 2018 Dates

Applications Start Date: 01st January 2018

Clat Exam Date: 13th May 2018

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