Common Law Admission Test

  • UG Courses
  • National Level Exam
  • Application Dates Online

    2018/01/01
  • Examination Date

    2018/05/13
  • Result Announce Date

WHAT IS CLAT?

Common Law Admission Test, popularly knows as the CLAT is an all India level entrance exam test conducted by the 19 National Law Universities (NLUs)on the rotational basis as per their establishment. This is one of the most popular law entrance exam tests held annually for the admission to the various undergraduate (5-year course) and postgraduate (1-year course) law courses after class 12th. The exam is conducted only through the online mode.

The CLAT exam is conducted on the second Sunday of May each year. Applicants clearing CLAT can utilize their scores for admission in different private and government law colleges all over India. To get the admission in various law courses like BSW LLB (Hons), BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSC LLB (Hons), LLB programs, BCom LLB (Hons) in the private and government colleges candidates need to clear CLAT entrance exam.

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CLAT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

UG Criteria

To get admission in the LLB and LLM programs, the CLAT core committee has defined some of the eligibility criteria which are mentioned below:

CLAT AGE LIMITMIN. Academic QualificationAppearing Candidates for Final ExaminationMIN Percentage
No Age Limit 10+2/equivalent passed Yes, eligible to take the exam General/OBC/Specially Disabled: 45 %
SC/ ST: 40%

Eligibility Criteria For Postgraduate Course

CLAT AGE LIMITMIN. Academic QualificationAppearing Candidates for Final ExaminationMIN Percentage
No Upper Age Limit LLB/equivalent degree Yes General/OBC/Specially Disabled: 55%
SC/ ST: 50 %

They need to show the passing qualification exam hard copy at the time of admission.

CLAT APPLICATION PROCESS

The CLAT is the national level online mode entrance exam to get the admission in various law courses at 18 NLUs in India. Thus, it is important to fill the CLAT Application Form correctly.

Step 1: Registration at CAPS: The aspirants need to register themselves via CLAT Application Processing System (CAPS) by entering their name, date of birth, father & mother’s name, valid mobile number and active email id. Fill the detail carefully as it cannot be changed later on. After the successful registration User ID and Password will be sent to the registered mail id and mobile number.

Step 2: FILL CLAT APPLICATION FORM: Login using the CAPS login credentials, click on the “Already registered Users” tab and fill the CLAT admission form correctly by providing the necessary personal details, postal address, CLAT exam center preference.

Step 3: UPLOAD: Upload your scanned photograph and signature as per the given dimensions on the official CLAT website. Also upload your birth certificate, 10th class certificate, passport or Aadhar card, caste certificate, PWD certificate/state domicile (if required)

Step 4: PAYMENT: Finally, pay the application fees via Net banking, credit/debit card or through the bank Challan.

CategoryCLAT APPLICATION FEES (INR)
General 4000
SC/ST 3500


Step 5: Download Application form: For the future reference, download and print the CLAT admission form in the PDF format.

CLAT 2018 IMPORTANT DATES

CLAT EVENTS 2018IMPORTANT DATES
Exam notification December 20, 2017
Application form begins January 1, 2018
Application form ends March 31, 2018
Issue of admit card April 20, 2018
CLAT 2018 online exam May 13, 2018
Provisional Answer Key May 15, 2018
Challenge window May 16-May 18, 2018
Final Answer Key May 26, 2018
Declaration of result and score card May 31, 2018
Counseling and seat allotment June 7-July 6, 2018

CLAT EXAM CENTERS

The CLAT exam is expected to be in 175 centers across the country. With the wide range of the CLAT exam centers, candidates can choose their city for taking the CLAT exam. The candidates are required to fill the examination center carefully as it cannot be changed later on.

Some of the major CLAT exam center cities include Delhi, Faridabad, Chandigarh, Banglore, Jaipur, Kolkatta, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Noida, Shimla, Varanasi, Ranchi, Indore, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Vishakapatanam. There are many more test centers apart from these. Kindly check the official website for the CLAT exam test centers.

CLAT EXAM PATTERN

The national law entrance test will be about two hours. The CLAT EXAM pattern for the UG and PG courses are given below:

FOR THE UG COURSE

Method of Examination: Online

Number of Sections: In LLB-5 Sections

Nature of Questions: Objective type (MCQs)

Total Number of Questions: 200 Questions in LLB and

Marking Scheme: 1 mark of each question

Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deducted for a wrong answer

Exam Pattern for LLB

The exam consists of 5 segments. The section wise distribution of the CLAT LLB exam is mentioned below:

SUBJECTSNUMBER OF QUESTIONSMAXIMUM MARKS
English (including comprehension) 40 40
GK and Current Affairs 50 50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 20
Legal Aptitude 50 50
Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 200 Question 200 Marks
For each right answer, an applicant will be granted 1 mark and ¼ mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

FOR THE PG Course

Method of Examination: Online

Duration: 2 hours

Number of Sections: In LLM-3 Sections

Nature of Questions: Objective type (MCQs)

Total Number of Questions: 150 Questions in LLM and

Marking Scheme: 1 mark of each question

Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deducted for a wrong answer

SUBJECTSNUMBER OF QUESTIONSMAXIMUM MARKS
Constitutional Law 50 50
Jurisprudence 50 50
Other law subjects (like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.) 50 50
Total 150 Question 150 Marks

CLAT EXAM SYLLABUS

The syllabus for the CLAT 2018 for the U.G course entrance test is as follows:

 

ENGLISH INCLUDING COMPREHENSION

This section tests the English of the students, including the comprehension and the grammar. The comprehension section evaluates the students on the basis of their understanding of the passage, the meaning of the words, the central theme, etc.. The grammar section includes the sentence correction, fill in the blanks, etc..

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS

The general awareness and the current knowledge of the student is evaluated. Candidates need to update with the current news and affairs.

MATHEMATICS

This section tests the elementary knowledge of the candidate, i.e. mathematics taught up to class 10th.

LEGAL APTITUDE

This section tests the candidate’s interest in the law, research aptitude, and the problem-solving ability.

LOGICAL REASONING

This section evaluates the logical ability of the candidate to identify patterns, logical links, syllogism, logical sequence, analogies, etc..

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