|Start Date||End Date||Remark|
|Application Form Date||01-Jan-2018||31-Mar-2018|
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.
Quick Facts concerned to CLAT 2018:
|Organizing Body||National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi|
|Exam Date||May 13, 2018|
|NLUs seat intake||2984|
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 Notification||January 1, 2018|
|Availability of CLAT Application Form 2018||January 1 – March 31, 2018|
|Availability of CLAT 2018 Hall Ticket||April 20 – May 12, 2018|
|CLAT Exam Date 2018||May 13, 2018|
|Uploading of Response Key||May 15, 2018|
|Declaration of CLAT 2018 Result (Merit List)||May 31, 2018|
|Publication of 1st Indicative Seat Allocation List||June 7, 2018|
|Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (INR 50000)||June 8 – June 12, 2019|
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CLAT Core Committee defines the eligibility for LLB and LLM Programs.The eligibility is measured on the following grounds:
Read More: CLAT Eligibility
NUALS Kochi will announce the application form by January 1, 2018. Aspirants can apply online at www.clat.ac.in. 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 –
Law candidates have to register through CLAT Application Procedure System (CAPS) by entering the following details:
The following information obligatory to be offered in the form:
Tabulated below is the application fee for each category:
|Category||Application Fee (INR)|
Post successful payment, download the form in PDF pattern. Take a printout of it and save as a record for further communication.
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.
Step 1: Visit official website of CLAT i.e. clat.ac.in
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.
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:
Exam Format for LLB
The section-wise distribution in the question paper is mentioned below:
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|English (including comprehension)||40||40|
|General Knowledge & Present Affairs||50||50|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20||20|
|Total||200 questions||200 marks|
Distribution of questions in each section is indicated in the table below:
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|Rest of the topics like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.||50||50|
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:
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.
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.
In this section, aspirant’s aptitude for elementary Mathematics i.e. Math taught up to Class 10 will be tested.
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).
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
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:
The results of the law exam will be announced onMay 31 at clat.ac.in. Aspirants can reach their results via their registered login account.
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.
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
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:
|Section||Difficulty Level||Good Attempt|
|English||Easy||31 – 32|
|General Knowledge||Difficult||16 – 17|
|Mathematics||Difficult||15 – 16|
|Legal Aptitude||Easy||39 – 40|
|Logical Reasoning||Easy||32 – 35|
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:
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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 Name||Author/Publication|
|The Clear Success Package - CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2016||Arihant Experts|
|Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning For the CLAT and LL.B. Entrance Examinations||A. P. Bhardwaj|
|The Pearson Guide to the CLAT||Harsh Gagrani|
|CLAT Solved & Earlier Year Paper||A. P. Bhardwaj|
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