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.
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:
Candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria can proceed towards filling CLAT Application Form. It can be filled via online mode at clat.ac.in 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 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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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.
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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:
4. Documents required by NRI Sponsored Candidates at the time of admission:
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.
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:
Here are 4 basic steps to apply for CLAT 2018:
NUALS Kochi will release the official notification for the law entrance exam shortly. The tentative dates for CLAT 2018 is tabulated below:
|Start of CLAT 2018 Online Registration||January 01, 2018|
|Last Date of CLAT Form submission||March 31, 2018|
|Download of CLAT 2018 Admit Card||April 20, 2018|
|CLAT Exam Date||May 14, 2018|
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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:
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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:
Specifications for Signature:
Note: Candidates try to avoid taking the photographs of the signatures using mobile phone or digital cameras.
There is category wise application fee for the CLAT Exam which is mentioned below:
|For General/ OBC/ Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other Category Candidates||4000|
|For SC/ ST Category Candidates||3500|
|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.
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
If any candidate forgot his/ her password of CLAT login page, it can be retrieved by following some simple steps:
After doing the all above steps, you will receive a mail containing your password. Use this password for logging to the CLAT 2018 website.
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:
|University Name||City||Brochure||University Name||City||Brochure|
|National Law School of India University (NLSIU)||Bangalore||E-Brochure||Chanakya National Law University (CNLU)||Patna||E-Brochure|
|National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law (NALSAR)||Hyderabad||E-Brochure||The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS)||Kochi||(-)|
|The National Law Institute University (NLIU)||Bhopal||(-)||National Law University Odisha (NLUO)||Cuttack||E-Brochure|
|The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS)||Kolkata||E-Brochure||National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL)||Ranchi||E-Brochure|
|National Law University (NLUJ)||Jodhpur||E-Brochure||National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJAA)||Assam||(-)|
|Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU)||Raipur||E-Brochure||Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU)||Visakhapatnam||E-Brochure|
|Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)||Gandhinagar||(-)||Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS)||Tiruchirappalli||E-Brochure|
|Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU)||Lucknow||E-Brochure||Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU)||Mumbai||E-Brochure|
|Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL)||Punjab||E-Brochure|
|Institute of Law, Nirma University||Ahmedabad||Gujarat|
|SRM University, Delhi-NCR||Sonipat||Haryana|
|Indore Institute of Law||Indore||Madhya Pradesh|
|Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law||Indore||Madhya Pradesh|
|RNB Global University||Bikaner||Rajasthan|
|Galgotias University||Greater Noida||Uttar Pradesh|
|Lloyd Law College||Greater Noida||Uttar Pradesh|
|IMS Unison University||Dehradun||Uttarakhand|
|IFIM Law College||(-)||Karnataka|
|JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus||Greater Noida||Uttar Pradesh|
|MATS Law School||Raipur||Chhattisgarh|
|Prestige Institute of Management & Research||Indore||Madhya Pradesh|
|Asian Law College||Noida||Uttar Pradesh|
|Delhi Institute of Rural Development (D.I.R.D.)||Holambi||Delhi|
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:
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.
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.
English (including comprehension)
General Knowledge/Current Affairs
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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).