CLAT LLM 2018 Registration, Important Date, Eligibility and Syllabus

Last Updated - February 06 2018

The Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is the single unified entrance test for 19 NLUs and other a law schools accepting the scores. Candidates want admissions to LLB and LLM Program across India can apply online until March 31, 2018.

A mere 8000 aspirants appeared for the national level law entrance examination in 2008. In 2017, almost 50000 aspirants sat for it. The number is expected to increase in the coming years. This year, NUALS Kochi has scheduled CLAT LLM and LLB for May 13, 2018.

The article offers details of CLAT LLM – Eligibility, Registration, Format, Syllabus. Read On!

  • CLAT Scores are also considered by different private law colleges and government undertaking colleges across the country.
  • For CLAT LLM Syllabus, it will be of graduate level i.e. whatever the law graduates studied in their Bachelors.
  • On the whole, there are approximately 780 seats available for LLM Program by the National Law Universities.

CLAT LLM 2018 Important Dates

Availability of CLAT 2018 LLM Application FormJanuary 1 – March 31, 2018
Announce of CLAT LLM Hall TicketApril 20, 2018
CLAT LLM 2018 Exam DateMay 13, 2018
Uploading CLAT LLM Response KeyMay 15, 2018
Recurrentation concerned to LLM Exam, Questions & KeysMay 16 – May 18, 2018
Uploading amended LLM Response KeyMay 26, 2018
Declaration of LLM Result and Merit ListMay 31, 2018
Publication of 1st Indicative Seat Allotment ListJune 7, 2018
Commencement of CLAT LLM CounselingFrom June 8

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CLAT LLM 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi will define the eligibility criteria for the Post Graduate Program. A brief about the same are listed below:

Academic Qualification

  • At Least percentage of marks need in the qualifying examination (3 year LLB, 5 years Integrated LLB/ any other equivalent exam) is as under:
  1. 55% marks for Unreserved/ OBC/ SAP and other categories and
  2. 50% marks for SC/ ST categories
  • The aspirant must have passed/ appeared in the final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his/ her admission.
  • Aspirants who have appeared in the qualifying examination must submit his/ her final result of the examination within the offered time frame by the respective University.

There is no upper age limit prescribed by the authorities for appearing in CLAT LLM 2018.

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CLAT LLM Registration 2018

The application form is available online at The last date to register for Post Graduate Program is March 31, 2018. A stepwise process to fill the online form is as follows:

Step 1 – Filling Basic Information

Visit CLAT Official Website and Click ‘Apply Online’. Register as a new user and enter your Name, Email ID, Mobile No. and Password is sent to the registered ID and Mobile No., use the credentials to log in to reach CLAT Application. and captcha code. A provisional Registration No.

Step 2 – Scanning and Uploading of Document

In this step, scan and upload your photograph and signature as per the specifications defined by NUALS Kochi.

DocumentSize and Pattern
PhotographBetween 20 kb – 50 kb in JPEG/ JPG
SignatureBetween 10 kb – 20 kb in JPEG/ JPG

Check CLAT Guidelines for Uploading Photo and Signature (

Step 3 – Fill CLAT Application Form 2018

Now, fill in all the sections as per the given order. Listed below are the sections in the online LLM Form:

Individual Details – selecting gender, nationality, state of domicile, nativity etc.

Qualification Details – enter year of passing, board name, marks, and percentage etc.

 Preference of NLU – choosing the National Law University as per your preference.

Fee Details – making the payment as per your category through online or offline mode.

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CLAT LLM 2018 Paper Format

The exam format for Post Graduate program is similar to Under Graduate program. Tabulated below are the highlights for LLM Exam Format:

Exam ModeComputer Based Test i.e. Online
Period of CLAT LLM2 hours
Nature of QuestionsObjective Type (MCQs)
Medium of ExamEnglish
Maximum Questions150
Maximum Marks150
CLAT LLM Marking Scheme+1 mark for each accurate response
-0.25 mark for each wrong response

Section-wise distribution of questions are as follows:

SectionNo. of Questions
Constitutional Law50
Other Law subjects50
Total150 questions

Out of total 150 questions, there will be Long Essay Type Questions as well as Multiple Choice Questions. The different topics on which the questions will be based on are –

  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Intellectual Property Law, etc.
  • International Law
  • Family Law
  • Property Law
  • Law of Contracts
  • Law of Torts
  • Jurisprudence

CLAT LLM 2018 Syllabus

Questions in the exam will be framed as per the subjects or topics studied at the graduation level. It is suggested to thoroughly go via the entire syllabi of 3 year LLB or 5 year LLB program in order to crack CLAT LLM 2018.

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