Important Dates for CLAT 2019

Start Date End Date Remark
Application Form Date 01-Jan-2019 31-Mar-2019 Application Coming Up
Examination Date 13-May-2019 N/A
Result Date 31-May-2019 16-May-2019

CLAT 2018 - Registration, Dates, Syllabus, Format

Common Law Admission Test is a national level law entrance exam organizeed on a rotational basis by 19 NLUs. CLAT 2018 will be organizeed by NUALS Kochi on May 13, 2018. Law candidates want admissions in Under Graduate or Post Graduate programs provideed at NLUs and other participating institutes can register from January 1, 2018.

Latest Update – Official Notification for CLAT 2018 is out. The last date to register is March 31. Register Now

Quick Facts concerned to CLAT 2018:

  • This year, there is no age limit to apply for the law entrance examination. Check CLAT Eligibility
  • Almost 50,000 aspirants apply online for the exam, preparing in the best way possible is the key to success.
  • CLAT Cut Off is various for each NLU and varies for each round of counseling.
  • The online method examination will be of two hours period i.e. from 3 to 5 pm.
  • There are approximately 138 centres where the examination will be organizeed.
  • Preparing from sample papers will help in analyzing the sections or skills you obligatory to work on.
Note NLU Delhi and HP National Law University, Shimla does not accept CLAT Scores as they have their own admission process.

Official Notification Screenshot of CLAT 2018

Highlights of CLAT Exam 2018

Exam LevelNational
Organizing BodyNational University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
Exam DurationicityYearly
Exam DateMay 13, 2018
Application MethodOnline
Exam MethodOnline
NLUs seat intake2984
Note: The results for law entrance exam will be declared on May 31, 2018. Post result declaration, counseling will be organizeed in June 2018. The admission is granted on the basis Cut Off declared by the NLUs. Scores are also accepted by different PSUs for an appointment. The post is for Legal Executive Trainees or Assistant Legal Advisor. Check here - PSU Recruitment through CLAT

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Q. What is CLAT?

  • Intermediate graduates can apply for LLB program and Law graduates can apply for LLM programs.
  • CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test.
  • Like CLAT, LSAT India is another top-notch exam which has joined the race of law examination. 
  • Each year, it is organizeed by 19 law schools in the rotation.
  • It is the topmost law entrance examination organizeed at the national level.

Q. What programs are provideed by the National Law Universities (NLUs)?

Law candidates qualifying CLAT examination are applicable to secure admissions to the following programs:

BA LLB (Hons)BSc. LLB (Hons)
BBA LLB (Hons)BSW LLB (Hons)
B. Com LLB (Hons)LLM
  • The postgraduate program will be of one year.
  • The undergraduate programs will be of five years.

Q. How many students are appearing for CLAT 2018?

  • For CLAT 2017, almost 47,106 aspirants appeared for the law entrance exam.
  • CLAT 2016 witnessed a record-breaking participation for the law entrance exam. There were 45,040 candidates who appeared for the exam.
  • The participation for this year is expected to be higher. The statistics for the same will be available shortly.

Exam Dates of CLAT 2018 

For academic session 2018-19, NUALS Kochi has announced the official notification. Visit CLAT Official Website to check the same. Tabulated below are dates for the law entrance exam:

CLAT 2018 Exam NotificationJanuary 1, 2018
Availability of CLAT Application Form 2018January 1 – March 31, 2018
Availability of CLAT 2018 Hall TicketApril 20 – May 12, 2018
CLAT Exam Date 2018May 13, 2018
Uploading of Response KeyMay 15, 2018
Declaration of CLAT 2018 Result (Merit List)May 31, 2018
Publication of 1st Indicative Seat Allocation ListJune 7, 2018
Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (INR 50000)June 8 – June 12, 2019

Know More: CLAT 2018 Exam Dates

    CLAT Eligibility 2018

    CLAT Core Committee defines the eligibility for LLB and LLM Programs.The eligibility is measured on the following grounds:

    For Under Graduate Program

    1. Age Limit: As per revised rules, there is no age limit to apply for CLAT 2018.
    2. Academic Qualification: Aspirant must have passed 10+2  or any equivalent examination.
    3. Appearing Aspirants: Aspirants appearing in the qualifying examination in April/ May 2018 are also applicable to appear in CLAT exam.  
    Note: The aspirants must convert their grades (if any) into a percentage for appearing in the law entrance examination.

    For Post Graduate Program

    1. Age Limit: There is no upper age limit for the post-graduate program.
    2. Academic Qualification: Aspirant must have an LLB or any other equivalent degree.
    3. Appearing Aspirants: Aspirants appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2018 are also applicable to appear in the exam. However, they have to show a hard copy of the proof of their passing the qualifying examination in the respective National Law Universities at the time of admission.

    Read More: CLAT Eligibility

    How to fill CLAT Application Form 2018?

    NUALS Kochi will announce the application form by January 1, 2018. Aspirants can apply online at The registration window will be open for three months i.e. from January 1 to March 31, 2018. Completing CLAT Registration primarily involves four steps – 


    Step 1 – Registration at CAPS

    Law candidates have to register through CLAT Application Procedure System (CAPS) by entering the following details:

    Note Enter Inpatternion cautiously as it cannot be changed in later stages. Upon successful registration, an E-mail containing CAPS User ID and Password will be sent to the registered E-mail address and Mobile No.

    Step 2 - Fill Application Form 

    • Using CAPS User ID and Password, log in using the credentials generated.
    • Click on ‘Alwilling Registered’ tab and start filling in the application form.

    The following information obligatory to be offered in the form:

    • Postal Address (including PIN code) for Communication
    • Upload Scanned photograph and signature
    • Fill CLAT 2018 Exam Centers
    • Upload the scanned copy of caste certificate PWD certificate/state Domicile etc. in PDF pattern only (if eligible).
    • Upload the scanned copy of your Date of Birth (Birth certificate, 10th Class certificate, Passport or Adhar Card).
    • Individual details like Aspirants name, Date of Birth, Individual mobile number, Parent’s name, Parent’s mobile number etc.

    Step 3 - Payment of Application Fee

    • The final step is to pay the stipulated application fee.
    • It can be paid through online (Debit/Credit or Net Banking) or offline (Bank Challan).

    Tabulated below is the application fee for each category:

    CategoryApplication Fee (INR)

    Step 4 - Download and Print Application Form

    Post successful payment, download the form in PDF pattern. Take a printout of it and save as a record for further communication. 

    Note No hard copy of the online form and information brochure will be sold to any aspirant under any circumstances.

    CLAT Hall Ticket 2018

    The admit card will be available for download from April 20, 2018. Carry a valid photo ID proof (Aadhar Card/Voter ID/ Passport/Driving license) along with CLAT Hall Ticket at the examination centre.   Aspirants can download the document from their registered account.

    How to Download the Hall Ticket?

    Step 1: Visit official website of CLAT i.e.

    Step 2: Click on Download Hall Ticket’ tab.

    Step 3: Enter Registered E-mail ID and Password

    Step 4: Click on Login/ Submit tab. 

    Step 5: Check and download the admit card.

    Note In case an aspirant forgets his/ her password, then there is another tab ‘Forget Password’. Click on the same and fill in the need fields.

    Exam Format of CLAT

    The national law entrance exam will be of two hours period. The online method exam will have 200 objective type questions. Highlights of exam format of CLAT is as follows:  

    • Method of Examination: Online 
    • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deducted for a wrong response
    • Number of Sections: In LLB- 5 Sections and In LLM – 3 sections
    • Nature of Questions: Objective type (MCQs)
    • Marking Scheme: 1 mark of each question
    • Total Questions: 200 Questions in LLB and 150 Questions in LLM

    Exam Format for LLB

    • For undergraduate courses, the question paper will contain 5 sections namely - English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Present Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
    • For every accurate response, an aspirant will be honoured 1 mark and ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong response.

    The section-wise distribution in the question paper is mentioned below:

    SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
    English (including comprehension)4040
    General Knowledge & Present Affairs5050
    Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)2020
    Legal Aptitude5050
    Logical Reasoning4040
    Total200 questions200 marks

    Exam Format for LLM

    • The question paper for postgraduate courses will have a total of 150 multiple choice questions.
    • CLAT Paper Format for the postgraduate courses will contain 3 sections namely Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.

    Distribution of questions in each section is indicated in the table below:

    SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
    Constitutional Law5050
    Rest of the topics like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.5050

    CLAT 2018 Syllabus

    Candidates appearing for legal aptitude test on May 13 should be fully aware of the syllabus. NUALS Kochi has announced the official CLAT Syllabus and there are no changes in the curriculum. The syllabus for Under Graduate program as mentioned on the official website is as follows:

    Section 1: English including Comprehension

    The questions in this section are from comprehension and grammar. In the comprehension section, aspirants are evaluated on the basis of their understanding of the passage, its central theme, the meaning of words etc. They are designed in order to test aspirant’s aptitude in English. In grammar section, aspirants need to spot the mistakes, fill in the blanks with a suitable choice etc. 

    Section 2: General Knowledge and Present Affairs

    Aspirants are tested on the basis of their awareness of national and international allots including static General Knowledge. It is important to keep oneself up-to-date with the news and other topics discussed in the print and digital media from March 2016 to April 2018.

    Section 3: Mathematics

    In this section, aspirant’s aptitude for elementary Mathematics i.e. Math taught up to Class 10 will be tested.

    Section 4: Legal Aptitude

    The section tests aspirant’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. The official website stats – ‘Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the stated proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be "true" in the real sense (e.g. Aspirants will have to assume the "truth" of these propositions and response the questions accordingly.’ 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 theatre across India for one year).

    Section 5: Logical Reasoning

    The questions are designed to test aspirant's ability to identify formats, rectify illogical arguments and logical links. However, visual reasoning will not be tested. They will be framed around syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc.

    Check CLAT Syllabus

    Response Keys of CLAT

    As per the schedule, the response keys for LLB and LLM Programs will be announced online on May 15. Recurrentation, if any, relating to the exam, questions or response keys can be reported from May 16 to May 18. Offer Email ID and Password to reach the Response Keys. Steps to check the response keys:

    Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT 2018.

    Step 2: On the right side, a table of Important links will be there with the first link as ‘Click here to view Question and Response Keys’. Click on it.

    Step 3: A new page will appear, where an aspirant has to offer his/her Registered Email ID and Password. Then click on ‘Login’ tab.

    Step 4: Post that a new window will appear in which 5 tabs will be displayed. Click on ‘Aspirant Answer’ tab. Here, the response keys will be displayed. 

    In this sheet, the aspirant will be able to see the answers which they got right and wrong. The answer sheet will have the following details:

    • Applicant ID 
    • Test Time
    • Questions with accurate responses 
    • Test Date
    • Applicant Name
    • Subject (CLAT 2018 UG/ CLAT 2018 PG)
    • Test Center Name
    • Marks Obtained
    • Marks obtained as per the Questions

    CLAT Result 2018

    The results of the law exam will be announced onMay 31 at Aspirants can reach their results via their registered login account.

    How to check the Results?

    Step 1: Visit the official website.

    Step 2: Click on ‘CLAT Result’ link.

    Step 3: Enter Email ID and Password

    Step 4: Go to the ‘Scorecard’ tab and click on it.

    Step 5: Check CLAT Rank, Score, and Qualifying status

    Step 6: Download CLAT Scorecard and result sheet

    The results are prepared by NLU Authorities. It is compiled on the basis of an aspirant’s score in law entrance exam. It will comprise state merit list and India merit lists. A merit list is also allotted by the authorities. These lists are prepared as per aspirant’s category, like, Unrecaterd/SC/ST/OBC/Women/SAP for CLAT 2018 exam.

    CLAT Cut Off

    With the increase in the number of aspirants taking the examination every year, the cut off also increases. This year it is expected to increase by 5 % to 10%. The stats are declared by different CLAT Participating institutes personally. It is the at least score declared by the universities for the admission procedure. CLAT Cut Off forms the basis of counseling and seat allocation. 

    The cut off is calculated considering multiple factors such as

    • Total test population. 
    • Average marks scored on the test
    • Availability of seats,
    • Difficulty level of the paper,

    CLAT 2018 Exam Analysis

    Common Law Admission Test 2017 was organizeed by Chanakya National Law University, Patna on May 14. There were few surprises in the exam. Check Detailed CLAT 2017 Paper Analysis The level was also tougher as compared to last year, with GK and Elementary Mathematics being distinctly more difficult.

    A brief section wise analysis is as follows:

    SectionDifficulty LevelGood Attempt
    EnglishEasy31 – 32
    General KnowledgeDifficult16 – 17
    MathematicsDifficult15 – 16
    Legal AptitudeEasy39 – 40
    Logical ReasoningEasy32 – 35

    Which are the Law Schools Participating in CLAT 2018?

    For the academic session of 2018-19, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi will be organizing the examination. The law entrance exam is scheduled for May 13, 2018. The other 19 NLUs participating and accepting CLAT 2018 scores are as follows:

    1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
    2. National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
    3. The National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
    4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
    5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
    6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
    7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
    8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
    9. The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL)
    10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
    11. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
    12. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
    13. National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
    14. National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA)
    15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
    16. Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
    17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
    18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
    19. National Law University, Aurangabad (NLU Aurangabad)

    CLAT Counseling 2018 

    • Counseling starts from May 31, 2018, and will conclude by June 25, 2018. 
    • There will be a centralized admission procedure for CLAT 2018 and admission will be done on the basis of merit-cum-preference.
    • The aspirant must indicate their NLUs preference online where they seeking to take admission. 
    • Aspirants have to deposit INR 50,000 for securing issued seat during counseling process.

    Read More about CLAT 2018 Counseling

    CLAT Books and Preparation Tips

    The first step for preparation is to know about the paper format and syllabus of the exam. For this, you can exercise earlier year mock test papers. In English comprehension, there will be 4-5 short passages on which around 20-22 questions will be asked 7-8 questions is based on antonyms & synonyms and rest questions will be on Grammar. You can also prepare these topics on online tutorials available for CLAT. For undergraduate courses, students have to prepare 5 subjects namely English Comprehension, Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge & Present affairs, Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning. Out of all the sections,  Legal Aptitude is the most important section. For preparing this section you can refer “Universal Guide to CLAT or A.P. Bhardwaj CLAT guide”. Do read newspapers on regular basis to prepare for present awareness questions.For elementary mathematics prepare syllabus of class 9th & 10th.

    Here we have compiled a small list of books which can prove to be helpful during your CLAT preparation:-

    CLAT Book NameAuthor/Publication
    The Clear Success Package - CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2016Arihant  Experts
    Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning For the CLAT and LL.B. Entrance ExaminationsA. P. Bhardwaj
    The Pearson Guide to the CLATHarsh Gagrani
    CLAT Solved & Earlier Year PaperA. P. Bhardwaj

    Toppers Tips

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