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CLAT

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an entrance exam for admissions to Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate degree programmes in law across India. CLAT 2018 will be held in the month of May. It is held by the Law Univeristies every year for their respective law programmes.
 

Following is the list of 18 participating National Law Univesities:

 
National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU).
National Academy of Legal Study & Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR).
National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU).
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS).
National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ).
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU).
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU).
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU).
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala (RGNUL).
Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU).
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS).
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO).
National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL).
National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (NLUJAA).
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU).
Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS).
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU).
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU)
 

CLAT 2018 Eligibity:
 

Eligibility Criteria for UG Programme:-
 
i) Candidates shall be below Twenty (20) Years of age as on 1st July 2018 in case of all Unreserved/NRIs/NRI Sponsored categories candidates.
ii) Candidates shall be below Twenty Two (22) years of age as on 1st July 2018 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 2018 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT 2018 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 2018 exam. 
(ii) Higher age. 
(iii) Computerized draw of lots.
 
Eligibility Criteria for PG Programme:-
 
The candidates must have Minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e. LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/ any other equivalent exam) as under:
 
(i) Fifty five percent (55%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved / OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and 
(ii) Fifty percent (50%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category, 
 
(b) The candidate must have passed / appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission. 
 
(c) In case of candidate who has appeared in the qualifying examination, he/she may submit his/her final result of qualifying examination within the time frame prescribed by the respective University / Institute. Till then such candidates may be given provisional admission. 
 
(d) In case of equal marks, the breaking of tie shall be by procedure and order as under: 
(i) Higher age; 
(ii) Computerized draw of lots. 
 
(e) No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT 2018.
 

CLAT Registration / Application Form

CLAT 2018 Application Form / Registration:-
 
Apply online at website:- http://www.clat.ac.in
 
Application Fee:-
 
For General / OBC / SAP and other category candidates: Rs.  4000/-
For SC/ST category candidates: Rs.  3500/-
The candidates will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online
 
Application fee shall be paid online through net-banking or debit card or credit card. The candidates will have to bear additional bank transaction charges in case they opt for remitting fee through net-banking payment gateways.
 
The scanned photocopies of the documents to be uploaded in the PDF/JPG / JPEG format by all the candidates are:
 
Front facing passport size recent photograph with clear lenses (30 mm x 45 mm) [JPG/JPEG Format, size not more than 100 KB].
Signature of the candidate [JPG/JPEG Format, size not more than 100 KB].
The scanned photocopies of the documents to be uploaded in the PDF format by a candidate depending on the applicability are: 
 
Certificate of impairment for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and Scribe Declaration Form by the Scribe in the prescribed format.
 
The certificates/documents listed above are essential requirements for admission to the UG and PG courses, if applicable to any candidate.
 
 

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CLAT Exam Dates

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CLAT Syllabus

CLAT 2018 Syllabus:-
 
For Undergraduate Programme:-
 
1. 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.
 
2. 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.
 
3. Mathematics: This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught up to 10th Class/standard.
 
4. 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.
 

 

Paper Pattern

CLAT 2018 Pattern:-
 
PATTERN FOR UG COURSE -
 
(a) Maximum Marks : 200
(b) Duration of CLAT-2018 Exam : 02:00 Hours
(c) Multiple-Choice Questions : 200 questions of one mark each
 
(d) Subject areas with weightage:
 
1. English including Comprehension : 40 Marks
2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs : 50 Marks
3. Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) : 20 Marks
4. Legal Aptitude : 50 Marks
5. Logical Reasoning : 40 Marks
 
(e) Negative Marking : 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer
 
 
PATTERN FOR PG PROGRAMME -
 
(a) Maximum Marks : 150
 
(b) Duration of CLAT-2018 Exam : 02:00 Hours
 
(c) Multiple-Choice Questions : 150 questions of one mark each
 
(d) Syllabus, Questions will be asked from the following areas of law:-
 
i. Constitutional Law : 50
ii. Jurisprudence : 50
iii. Other law subjects : 50
 
such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights.
 
(e) Negative Marking : 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
 

 

CLAT Preparation

CLAT 2018 Preparation:
 
After getting the paper pattern and syllabus, the exam seems a lot easy right, but caution. Cracking CLAT has never been so easy. Try to solve previous years’ papers as there is no better way to prepare for the exam. Read English passages and practise grammar questions. This exercise will surely help you to improve your proficiency in the language. Try to keep constant touch with current affairs by reading newspapers daily. 
 
 
 

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