CLAT 2018 Application Form Registration, Eligibility Criteria, Dates

CLAT Application Form

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is going to commence soon for all those candidates who are ambitious to take admission to 18
National Law Universities in India (NLU. National Law Universities provides admission in UG and PG courses to the individuals who qualify this exam. Before apply check all the eligibility criteria for CLAT Entrance exam that is individual must have done Senior Secondary Exam (12th) for LLB and for admission in LLM candidate must have degree of LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.). Applciants will have to qualify in Common Law Admission Test Examination by connecting with exam pattern, CLAT books etc.
To get admission in integrated LL.B. and LL.M. programme participants will have to appear in Common Law Admission Test. This exam contains Legal aptitude, Logical reasoning, English, General knowledge, Elementary mathematics sections. Scores/ grades used by National Law Universities, Private Law Colleges, PSU's. Validity of Common Law Admission Test exam is for 1 year. CLAT Scores are considered by various private law colleges and government undertaking colleges across the country. More highlights in association with CLAT Registration are declared in below part of this article for all the visitors of this article. All the best!!

CLAT Eligibility Criteria

Academic Qualification:

For CLAT UG Courses:
  • Applicants, who 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.
  • Upper age limit of applying candidate should not be more than 20 years as on 1st July 2018 (for unreserved category candidates/NRIs/NRI Sponsored candidates) and 22 years for SC/ST/OBC/SAP category candidates.

For CLAT PG Courses:
  • Those who want to get admission in PG courses must have prescribed qualification for LL.M. is LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/ any other equivalent exam.
  • 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%.
  • Final semester/final year examination appearing candidates may also apply.

Application Fees: CLAT Exam Fee is to be paid through online mode through net banking/credit card or debit card. Category wise fee is mentioned below individuals can go through it and pay the requisite amount of fee according to their category.
Application Fee
General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates
Rs. 4000/-
SC/ST category candidates
Rs. 3500/-

Admission Process: For getting admission to Integrated L.L.B and L.L.M Courses candidates will be screened to CLAT Entrance Exam and further qualified candidates in entrance exam will need to undergo CLAT Counselling process for providing admission in applied courses.

CLAT Exam Syllabus: Check this table.
English including Comprehension
English Vocabulary
Synonyms, Antonyms and Analogies.
English Proficiency
Idioms and Phrases, One Word Substitution, Sentence Improvement, Rearrangement of Words in Sentence, Rearrangement of Sentence in Paragraph, Fill in the blanks and Cloze Tests.
English Usage Errors
Common Errors, Spotting Errors, Inappropriate Usage of Words and Spelling Mistakes (English Usage).
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Events of National and International importance also covering current events in area of Economics, Science, Technology, Sports, Persons and Places, Books and Authors.
Arithmetic (Number Theory)
Number Systems, Surds and Indices, Square Roots, Fractions and Decimals, HCF and LCM, Simplification, Approximations, Ratio and Proportion, Average and Logarithms.
Commercial Maths
Interest, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Partnership and Discounts
Areas and Volumes.
Legal Aptitude
International Law, Criminal Law, Indian Constitution, Legal Terms, Legal Maxims, Family Law, Contracts and Torts.
Logical Reasoning
Reasoning Tests
 Direction and Distance Test, Analogy Test, Classification (Odd Man Out) Test, Coding Decoding Test, Number Test, Series Test, Relationships Test, Alphabet Test, Ranking Tests and Time Sequence Test.
Logic Tests
Statements Assumptions, Statements Arguments, Statements Conclusions and Statements Action.

Exam Pattern: See this section-

For UG Courses: CLAT online examination will be held for integrated UG law courses. CLAT Exam 2018 will be held in online mode that is computer Based Test. Only objective type questions are asked in examination that are of maximum 200 marks from each subject areas. Total time duration for completing Common Law Admission Test exam will be 2 hours. Medium of language in Common Law Admission Test exam will be English only. Each right answer will be awarded with 1 mark on every wrong answer 0.25 mark will be subtracted.
No. of Questions
Max Marks
English including Comprehension
40 Questions
40 Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
50 Questions
50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
20 Questions
20 Marks
Legal Aptitude
50 Questions
50 Marks
Logical Reasoning
40 Questions
40 Marks
200 Questions
200 Marks
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For PG Courses: Common Law Admission Test online examination will be held for post-graduate law courses (i.e. LL.M.). Common Law Admission Test Exam will be held as per CLAT Online Test Series that is computer Based Test. Only multiple-choice questions of maximum 150 marks will be asked from each subject areas. Time duration of CLAT exam will be 2 hours. The language of question paper will be English only. Each right answer will be awarded with 1 mark and on every incorrect answer 0.25 mark will be subtracted.
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks
Constitutional Law
50 Questions
50 Marks
50 Questions
50 Marks
Other law subjects
50 Questions
50 Marks
150 Questions
150 Marks

CLAT Exam Related Dates (Tentative):
Exam Dates (Tentative)
Notification Date
4th week of December
Availability of Online Application Form
1st week of January 2018
Closing date of Application Submission along with order of preferences for NLUs
4th week of March 2018
Issue Date of Admit Card
3rd week of April 2018
CLAT Exam Date
2nd week of May 2018
Publishing of Answer Key
3rd week of May 2018
Announcement of Result (issue of merit list)
4th week of May 2018
Counselling Commence
1st week of June 2018
Closure of Admission
1st week of July 2018

How to fill CLAT Application Form:
  • Volunteers are advised to open the official site of organization that is
  • On home page see “Apply Online” section.
  • On next page candidates are required to select appropriate link to apply online.
  • If you are a new user then hit on “Register Yourself” link.
  • Fill in the details in CLAT registration form
  • Submit filed form to receive the User ID and Password through Mail and/or SMS
  • Registered candidates can hit on “Already Registered” link and login with previous id and password.
  • After receiving User ID and Password again login to fill the application form
  • Now fill Application Form and upload photograph and signature with all other required documents and certificates.
  • Then make the payment of application fee through proper mode.
  • Now press on submit tab.
  • In the end take the hard copy of it as it will be useful in future.

Reminder: Dear students to get PDF file of Exam Pattern, Syllabus and form filling process go to the below links-

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