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CLAT 2018 - Common Law Admission Test

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam organised rotationally by 18 NLUs (National Law University). It is conducted to grant admissions to LLB and LLM courses offered at various law universities in India. Nearly 50,000 candidates appear for the law entrance exam every year. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi will hold CLAT 2018.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

The National Law Universities (NLUs) decides the eligibility criteria for all its available courses. The institutes have elaborated different eligibility conditions as per the programs selected by candidate. CLAT Eligibility enlists details about nationality, age criteria, academic qualifications and marks required to apply for CLAT 2018.

Listed below are quick facts related to CLAT Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligibility for LLB Program mandates a candidate to have a minimum aggregate of 45% marks in class 12th qualifying examination.
  • For LLM Program, an aggregate of 50% marks in graduation is required.
  • There is a 5% relaxation of marks for SC, ST, OBC and PwD candidates.
  • The maximum age requirement to appear in CLAT is 20 years for LLB course. 2 years of relaxation is given to candidates belonging to SC/ST Category.
  • There is no bar on age for candidates opting for LLM Course. 

Candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria can proceed towards filling CLAT Application Form. It can be filled via online mode at from January 01, 2018 onwards. For the academic session 2018-19, National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi will hold the Common Law Admission Test. The law entrance exam is scheduled for May 18, 2018. CLAT 2018 is a national level exam organised rotationally by 18 NLUs (National Law University) to grant admissions to LLB and LLM courses offered at various law universities in India.

CLAT Eligibility for UG Course (LL.B.)

CLAT offers admissions to both national and NRI candidates in undergraduate law program in well-known National Law Universities across India. Candidates must fulfill the following CLAT eligibility criteria to participate in the examination:

CLAT Eligibility on the basis of Age Limit

  1. They must be below Twenty (20) Years of age as on July 01, 2018 in case of all Unreserved/NRIs/NRI Sponsored categories candidates.
  2. They must be below Twenty-Two (22) years of age as on July 01, 2018 in case of SC/ST/ OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category candidates.

CLAT Eligibility on the basis of Academics

Candidates must satisfy the following educational criteria to appear for the examination: As regards minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2), they must have secured:

  • A minimum of 45% marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
  • A minimum of 40% marks in case a candidate belongs to SC/ST Category.

CLAT Eligibility - General Criteria

  • Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2018 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT 2018 examination. However, they will be required to submit an evidence of their successfully clearing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they will lose their right to be considered for admission.
  • The result of qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of CLAT Admission Procedure, failing which they will be ineligible for admission to the course.
  • In case of equal marks, the breaking of tie will be by the following procedure and order as under: 
    (i) Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT 2018. 
    (ii) Candidate older in age will be preferred.
    (iii) Computerised draw of lots.

CLAT Eligibility for PG Course (LL.M.)

CLAT 2018 enables candidates belonging to India and countries other than India to seek admission in postgraduate law programs in the National Law Universities across India. The following eligibility for CLAT must be fulfilled by them to appear for the examination:

CLAT Eligibility on the basis of Age Limit 

  • There is no upper age limit for the candidates appearing in CLAT 2018 to pursue post-graduate programs Thus, candidates of all ages are eligible to give the examination.

CLAT Eligibility on the basis of Educational Criteria 

Aspiring candidates must have secured a minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e. LL.B./5-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/ any other equivalent exam) as under:

  • A minimum of 55% marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
  • A minimum of 50% marks in case a candidate belongs to SC/ST Category.
  • They must have passed/appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of their admission. 
  • In case, a candidate who has appeared in the qualifying examination, they must submit their final result of qualifying examination within the time frame prescribed by the respective University/Institute. Till then such candidates may be given provisional admission.

CLAT Eligibility - General Criteria

In case two or more candidates secure equal marks, there exists a tie. The breaking of tie will be by procedure and order as under: 
(i) Higher age will be preferred first, if still the tie persists then;
(ii) Computerized draw of lots will be taken into consideration. 

CLAT Eligibility for NRI

Candidates aspiring the seats under the NRI quota must consider that the seats under NRI/NRI Sponsored Category in all the participating universities except WBNUJS, Kolkata, West Bengal, shall be filled by the concerned universities independently on the basis of CLAT merit. The admissions are not carried out through CLAT office.

Check Here CLAT Seat Allotment 2018

Candidates are advised to contact the concerned university directly for admission formalities, eligibility, documents required and other related queries for seeking admission under NRI/NRI sponsored category.

The detailed information regarding admission under NRI/NRI Sponsored Category in West Bengal National University Juridical Sciences, Kolkata is mentioned below:

  1. There is a total of 17 seats for the candidates aspiring for admissions in the undergraduate courses whereas there are no seats available for post graduate program.
  2. Through CLAT Office: CLAT Office will issue the list of students eligible for taking admission under this category.
  3. Documents required by the NRI Candidates at the time of CLAT Admission Procedure:
  • Copy of Valid Indian Passport of the Student
  • Copy of Visas obtained in the last 12 months
  • Certificate from the local embassy stating that the person is a NRI/OCI or PIO Card

4. Documents required by NRI Sponsored Candidates at the time of admission:

  • Copy of Valid Indian Passport of the Sponsor
  • Copy of Visas obtained in the last 12 months by the Sponsor
  • Certificate from the local embassy stating that the Sponsor is a NRI/ OCI or PIO Card
  • An affidavit by the sponsor indicating the interest shown in the education affairs of the student and willingness to fund the education of student over the next 5 years.

Sponsors for NRI Sponsored Students

a) The person who willingly sponsors candidates for admission is required to be a first-degree relation of the student and shall be residing abroad as a Non-Resident Indian.

b) In case the student has no parents or near relatives or taken as a ward by some other nearest relative, such students also may be considered for admission. The guardian must have legally treated the applying candidate as a ward. Such guardian shall file an affidavit mentioning the interest in the education of the candidate and also their relationship with the candidate. It is mandatory for that person to also be a Non-Resident Indian and ordinarily residing abroad.

CLAT Application Form 2018- How to Apply Online?

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi will release CLAT Application Form in January 2018. The registration window will be of 3 months i.e. until March 2018. Candidates can register for CLAT in online mode only.

Before applying for CLAT 2018, candidates must be 10+2 graduate for LLB Program. For LLM Program, a candidate should have an LL.B or equivalent degree in order to apply for the law entrance exam. Candidates satisfying all the standards of CLAT Eligibility can register for CLAT Exam.

Listed below are some key points about CLAT Application Form:

  • The online application form can be accessed from CLAT Official Website i.e.
  • CLAT Application Fee for General / OBC / SAP and other category candidates is INR 4000. Whereas, for SC/ST category candidates, the fee is INR 3500.
  • After successful registration, one can download CLAT Admit Card from April 2018. 
  • The conducting body is expected to schedule CLAT 2018 on May 14, 2018.

Here are 4 basic steps to apply for CLAT 2018:

  • CLAT Registration at CAPS All candidates are required to register via CLAT Application Processing System (CAPS) for CLAT. They need to provide details like candidate’s name, father and mother name, date of birth, email address, mobile number (10 digits).
  • Fill CLAT Application Form – Candidates will be issued a User ID and Password at the time of CAPS registration. Using these credentials, apply online by logging the LOGIN account. Next, click on ‘Already Registered’ tab and start filling in the application form. 
  • Payment of CLAT 2018 Application Fee – After filling CLAT Application form, pay the application fee. The payment can be done via online (Debit/Credit or Net Banking) or offline (Bank Challan) mode.
  • Download and Print Application Form – Post successful payment of application fee, candidate can then download CLAT Form in PDF form.

CLAT Exam Dates

NUALS Kochi will release the official notification for the law entrance exam shortly. The tentative dates for CLAT 2018 is tabulated below: 

EventDate (tentative)
Start of CLAT 2018 Online RegistrationJanuary 01, 2018
Last Date of CLAT Form submissionMarch 31, 2018 
Download of CLAT 2018 Admit CardApril 20, 2018
CLAT Exam DateMay 14, 2018

Check CLAT Exam Date

CLAT Online Application Processing System (CAPS)

CAPS is an interface for candidates to make interaction with CLAT 2018, provided at CLAT website. Through CAPS, a candidate can to the following things:

  • Register and apply for the law entrance exam,
  • Check the status of the application,
  • Download the admit card,
  • Check & Download the CLAT result and score card.

Through CAPS website, a partially filled CLAT form can be saved. Also, resume the whole process by logging in again. It is advised that one should not submit the application until it is filled completely. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

How to Register through CAPS?

Step 1: Register yourself by using ‘Register Yourself’

Step 2: Fill the CLAT Online Form

Step 3: Upload Documents- photograph, signature, DOB certificate, and category certificate (if applicable)

Step 4: Payment of Application Fee either by Online/ Offline Mode

Step 5: Download CLAT Question Paper (After the payment of requisite fee of INR 400)

The system will generate a CAPS Registration ID and a CAPS password, through this credentials one can login to this interface. Candidates must keep these details safe and must not disclose it to anyone. Candidates must login periodically to see the status of their CLAT form

Read About CLAT Admission

CLAT 2018: Documents Required before filling Form 

There are few documents and information required before registering for CLAT and logging into CAPS. It is important to keep oneself prepared to avoid any delays in the whole process. 

  • Personal details (Name, Date of Birth, Mobile No., Email ID, Parent’s Name, Parent’s Mobile No., and Address etc.)
  • Address for Communication with PIN Code
  • Educational Details (Percentage of Marks and Institute/ College Name)
  • Front facing Passport size clear photograph of candidate with clear lenses (3.5 cms x 4.5 cms) [JPG Format, size not more than 100 KB].
  • Signature of candidate [JPG Format, size not more than 80 KB]
  • Scanned copy of caste certificate (for SC/ ST/ SAP candidates) in PDF format only
  • Latest Category Certificate (SC/ST/OBC)
  • Certificate of impairment for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and
  • Declaration by the Scribe in the prescribed format
  • Category certificate like E.B.C., B.C., W.B.C., D.F.F., S.E.B.C., Ancestral residents of village Sidhuwal, District Patiala; Son/Daughter of Defense Personnel Deployed in U.P. or Defense Personnel of U.P. either retired or killed/disabled in action; Dependents of Freedom Fighter of U.P. and Kashmiri Migrant etc.
  • Programme in which candidate wishes to appear (UG Course or PG Course) 
  • Three choices of CLAT examination cities
  • Certificates in support of Candidate’s claim for NRI/NRI sponsored Candidate
  • Domicile Certificate in support of Candidate's claim for consideration under State Quota
  • Scanned copy of Domicile Category in PDF format only (if applicable)
  • Debit/ Credit card or Net banking details for online fee payment

Read About CLAT Sample Papers

How to Register for CLAT 2018?

  1. Registration at CAPS
  2. Fill the CLAT Form for law entrance exam
  3. Payment of Application Fee
  4. Acknowledgment- Download Filled Application Form


Step 1: Registration at CAPS 

Candidates interested in giving CLAT Exam will have to register on the CAPS website. They have to fill required information- his/her name, father’s name, mother’s name, guardian’s name, date of birth, a valid E-mail address, a working mobile number and a password.

For the law entrance exam registration, open the CLAT website and click on the apply link. As you click on apply button a new window will open. In that window click on “Register yourself” button.

CLAT Window

Now enter the following details as mentioned in the image to complete the registration.

  • Select the programme type (UG/ PG)
  • Enter your Name, Father’s Name, and Mother’s Name and DOB
  • Now fill your valid Email ID and select Nationality (one email id for only one registration)
  • Enter your mobile number (most of the communications may also be sent via SMS)
  • After that enter the captche code as shown in the image
  • And click on submit button to proceed to next step
  • After successful registration, User ID and password will be sent to the registered email id and mobile number.

Note:Candidate’s Name, DOB, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name and Email ID, and Mobile number cannot be changed at any later stage. Therefore, a candidate should carefully enter their details and verify before submitting the same.

CLAT Form 1
CLAT Form 2

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Step 2: Fill CLAT Application Form

After receiving User ID and password, candidates can apply online by logging through these credentials. Now, open CLAT website, click on apply online tab. After that, click on “Already Registered” button.


Now click on the tab ‘Application Form’.


Enter your Personal Details

After logging to the website enter the following details

  • Select your state/ UT of original residential/ Domicile
  • Select your category and as well as sub-category
  • Select special category (if required)
  • Select gender type and region
  • Now fill your complete address
  • Click on save and continue button

Enter your Educational Details

  • Select grading mechanism (Marking Scheme or other)
  • Select year of passing the 12th class
  • Enter Board Name
  • Enter maximum marks, mark obtained and percentage of mark
  • Now click on save and continue button

Note: Candidates are required to convert grade /CGPA (if any) into percentage.

NLUs Preference

  • Choose NLUs as per your preference
  • The same preferential choices will be considered during CLAT Counselling
  • Click on save and continue button

Upload your Documents

In this step, you have to upload your scanned copy of photo, signature and DOB certificate. Scanned copies of SC/ST and/or SAP certificates/ state domicile (in PDF format), Scribe Declaration form in case of SAP candidates are also to be uploaded, if applicable. And also enter the 3city for CLAT Exam Center. After uploading each file successfully click on save and continue button.


Upload Photograph 

As you click on here button given on the page then upload the photo by doing the following:

  • Click on browse button
  • select the location where you have saved your file
  • Then choose the file
  • If file is larger than crop it
  • And close the window

Upload Signature

  • Click on browse button
  • Select the location where you have saved your file
  • Then select the file
  • If file is larger than crop it
  • And close the window

Upload DOB Certificate

  • Click on browse button
  • Select the location where you have saved your file
  • Then select the file
  • If file is larger than crop it
  • And close the window

After completing the above section, you can now proceed to make the application fee payment. The details of the application fee are given below.

Step 3: Pay Application Fee

CLAT application fee can be paid via two mode either online mode (Debit/ Credit card/ net banking) or offline (e-challan). The fee varies for all the categories and the fee is non- refundable too. For SC/ ST category the fee is Rs. 3,500/- whereas, for Unreserved/SAP/OBC/ any other category, Rs. 4000/- is the fee.

Detail of the each process is given below:


Online Payment Mode

  • If you select online mode to pay the application fee using Debit/ Credit card/ net banking account. Charges may vary depending upon the payment option.
  • Now select either card or net banking options
  • If select card method for payment, ill your card details (select card type, card number, expiry date, and CVV number)
  • If select net banking, from the CAPS interface, you will be redirected to a bank you choose
  • Login with your net banking id (user id and password)
  • Pay the application fee by clicking on pay now button
  • Once you confirm, you will be redirected back to the CAPS Interface

Offline Payment Mode (E-Challan):

If you select offline mode to pay the application fee through e-challan then e-challan will be generated in PDF format. Go to any ICICI branch and pay the fee before March 28, 2018.

  • If you choose to pay the fee through bank challan then click on e-challan
  • Download it and take a printout on an A4 paper
  • Now fill few more details such as date and signature
  • Go to any nearest ICICI bank branch (There is no need to have an account in that bank/branch)
  • Pay the application fee there
  • The bank will retain one copy and give back the another copy to candidate which he/she has to retain for reference
  • The application fee amount and the bank charges for the challan option will be shown to candidate and he/she has to confirm that the payment is for CLAT 2018.

Note: No changes can be made in the application form after it is submitted and the bank challan is generated by the system. Candidate must ensure that the formalities for offline payment are completed before the due date.

Preview of CLAT Application Form

You can preview your filled application form by clicking on ‘Preview Application’ button and then check ‘I Agree’ box below the Declaration before clicking on ‘Submit’ button. Once candidate submits the application form, no further changes can be made to the application.

Step 4: Download Filled Application Form

After CAPS acknowledges the successful payment of the CLAT application fee through Online/offline, a confirmation email will be sent to your registered email id. Candidate can download the complete filled application form or confirmations acknowledge slip in PDF format. It can be downloaded by clicking on “Click here to take print out of confirmation page”. The filled application form will contain the fee details also.

Candidates should keep this application form for their personal records and any other further communication. There is no need to send the print out the application form to the CLAT office. On the submission of CLAT form, a message will appear on the computer screen that candidate has successfully completed the CLAT 2018 registration.

Specifications for Photograph:

  • Photo must be passport and coloured and must be taken after or on January 01, 2018
  • Photo must be taken in a very light or white background
  • Photo file should be in .JPEG format and standard print size 30 mm (width) x 45 mm (height)
  • The size of the file should be 100 KB (max.)
  • Resolution of the photo should be 480 x 640 pixel (max.) and 240 x 320 pixel (min.)
  • In the photograph, the height of the face (between chin and the top of the forehead) should occupy about 50% of the height of the photograph
  • The candidate must not wear spectacles with dark or tinted glasses, only clear glasses are permitted
  • If candidate normally wears spectacles, glare on glasses is not acceptable in his/her photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses for the photo shoot

Specifications for Signature:

  • Draw a 7cm x 2 cm rectangle box on A4 white paper
  • Put your signature with black/ blue ball point pen in the box
  • Scanned this using a scanner
  • Maintain 420 pixels in width and 120 pixels in height and of maximum 80 KB size
  • Save the image in .JPEG format
  • Resolution of the image should be 560 x 160 pixel (max.) and 280 x 80 pixel (min.)

Note: Candidates try to avoid taking the photographs of the signatures using mobile phone or digital cameras.

CLAT 2018 Application Fee

There is category wise application fee for the CLAT Exam which is mentioned below:

CategoryFee (INR)
For General/ OBC/ Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other Category Candidates4000
For SC/ ST Category Candidates3500
CLAT 2017 Previous Years' Question Papers Cost (Other than CLAT Fee)250

Note: The candidates will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online/ offline.

Reasons for Rejection of CLAT Form:

Due to the following any one of the reason, your CLAT form will be rejected.

(i) An incomplete application form in any respect without uploading photo and signature

(ii) An incomplete application form in respect of without fee payment will be rejected

(iii) If face of candidate in the photograph or signature is unclear in the application, it may be rejected

How to recover CLAT Form Password?

If any candidate forgot his/ her password of CLAT login page, it can be retrieved by following some simple steps:

  • Open the CLAT 2018 website
  • Click on Apply Online link
  • Now click on already registered button
  • After that click on forgot password
  • Enter your registered email id
  • Enter the character as shown in the image
  • Click on get password button

After doing the all above steps, you will receive a mail containing your password. Use this password for logging to the CLAT 2018 website.


SC/ST Certificate

Applicants who claim to be in any of the category SC/ST have to submit a valid document issued by competent authority, to qualify for the reduced fee.

Specially Abled Persons (SAP) Category

  • For SAP candidates with any category of disability (viz., blindness or low vision, hearing impairment, locomotor disability, and/or cerebral palsy), benefit will be given to only those who have at least 40% permanent physical impairment with respect to a body part/system/extremity/whole body, etc.
  • Candidates should upload a recently obtained valid SAP certificate to avail the concession
  • SAP candidates appearing in the CLAT 2018 shall be entitled to an additional time of 40 minutes
  • SAP candidates are required to fill in declaration form from the Scribe and upload the same
  • SAP candidate, if needed, can take the assistance of a Scribe during the CLAT examination
  • Candidates having impairment and those who require a scribe to appear for the test must specify the same in the relevant column of the Online Application Form, citing suitable justification for the purpose and also by uploading the photocopies of the supporting documents (duly attested by a Gazetted Officer). The relevant documents must include;
  • A certificate of impairment from a competent authority
  • A statement indicating whether the scribe will be brought by candidate or needs to be arranged by the CLAT authorities
  • A declaration from the scribe (if brought by candidate) that the scribe complies with the preconditions and he/she will not in any way help the candidate answer any question in the paper, apart from his/her regular duty of reading out the questions and marking/clicking the correct answers.

CLAT 2018 Participating NLUs 

The following 18 National Law University (NLUs) conduct CLAT law entrance exam on rotation basis. This year CLAT 2017 exam will be conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala. Candidates wishing to apply for CLAT will have to fill the NLUs list (while filling the application form) according to their preference by reading the brochure of each Law University, link is given below:

Institutes Accepting CLAT Scores

Institute NameCityState
Institute of Law, Nirma UniversityAhmedabadGujarat
SRM University, Delhi-NCRSonipatHaryana
Indore Institute of LawIndoreMadhya Pradesh
Shri Vaishnav Institute of LawIndoreMadhya Pradesh
Manipal UniversityJaipurRajasthan
RNB Global UniversityBikanerRajasthan
Galgotias UniversityGreater NoidaUttar Pradesh
Lloyd Law CollegeGreater NoidaUttar Pradesh
IMS Unison UniversityDehradunUttarakhand

Geeta Institute of Law

IFIM Law College(-)Karnataka
JIMS Engineering Management Technical CampusGreater NoidaUttar Pradesh
MATS Law SchoolRaipurChhattisgarh
Prestige Institute of Management & ResearchIndoreMadhya Pradesh
Asian Law CollegeNoidaUttar Pradesh
Delhi Institute of Rural Development (D.I.R.D.)HolambiDelhi

Other Important Instructions

  • Candidates are advised to check that they fulfill eligibility conditions, requisite marks, requisite grades etc.
  • Appearing in CLAT exam does not confer on any candidate right to admission
  • CLAT 2018 application fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable
  • Admission is subject to verification of documents, minimum qualifications and other eligibility conditions prescribed in CLAT rules
  • Only Indian Nationals/NRIs are allowed to appear in the CLAT Examination
  • Foreign nationals are not permitted to appear in law entrance exam
  • No alteration / editing of the online application form can be done after submission of the form
  • The basic principle of admission through CLAT 2018 is merit-cum-preference
  • Reserved category candidates All India OBC/SC/ST/(Specially Abled Persons) Category must produce the relevant certificates in the prescribed format at the time of admission and upload the same along with the CLAT online application form
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)/ Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) candidates must upload the scanned copy of the document issued by the Competent Authority
  • Participating National Law Universities reserve the right to change the total number of seats and breakup of seats as per their policy before final allotment

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - Exam Details

CLAT entrance examination is conducted for admission to 18 of the coveted National Law Schools. The following national law universities (NLUs) consider CLAT scores for admissions to their under graduate program:

  • NLSIU - Bangalore
  • NALSAR - Hyderabad
  • NLIU - Bhopal
  • WBNUJS - Kolkata
  • NLU - Jodhpur
  • HNLU - Raipur
  • GNLU - Gandhinagar
  • RMLNLU - Lucknow
  • RGNUL - Patiala
  • CNLU - Patna
  • NUALS - Kochi
  • NLUO - Cuttack
  • NUSRL - Ranchi
  • NLUJAA - Guwahati
  • DSNLU - Visakhapatnam
  • TNNLS -Tiruchirappalli
  • MNLU - Mumbai
  • MNLU- Nagpur

  • CLAT 2017 Eligibility
  • Candidates shall be below Twenty (20) Years of age as on 1st July 2017 in case of all Unreserved/NRIs/NRI Sponsored categories candidates.
  • Candidates shall be below Twenty Two (22) years of age as on 1st July 2017 in case of SC/ST/ OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category candidates.
  • As regards minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2), the candidates must have secured:
    (i) Forty five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
    (ii) Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  • Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2017 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2017 online examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
  • The result of qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
  • In case of equal marks, the breaking of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under: 
    (i) Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT-2017 exam. 
    (ii)Higher age. 
    (iii) Computerised draw of lots

CLAT 2017 Syllabus

CLAT 2017 shall be conducted in online mode where the paper will have 200 questions from five different subjects including English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

English including comprehension: The English section will test the candidates' proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs:The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs. 

Mathematics:This section will test candidate's knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught up to 10th Class/standard.

Legal Aptitude: This section will test candidate's interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be "true" in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the "truth" of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly. 5. Logical Reasoning: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate's ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested. 

CLAT 2017 Exam Pattern

Total Marks: 200
Number of Questions: 200
Duration: 2 hours
Marking:There is system of negative marking and for every incorrect answer 1/4th marks will be deducted.


CLAT Structure

English (including comprehension)

40 marks

Elementary Mathematics

20 marks

General Knowledge/Current Affairs

50 marks

Logical Reasoning

40 marks

Legal Reasoning

50 marks



Begin your preparations for CLAT now

Please Note: CLAT Syllabus, Selection & Eligibility given above is as per the last CLAT 2016 notifications. The above will be revised in line with CLAT 2017 notifications (once announced).