How to Apply for CLAT 2018?

How to apply for CLAT 2018

CLAT 2018 is the gate pass to enter into the Career in Legal Studies. The online application is already Started, you have to apply on or before31st march 2018. This post will give you complete information and guide to apply for CLAT 2018.

This year The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, Kerala is the organizing University for CLAT 2018.

Important Dates for CLAT 2018

You have to remember these dates before applying the Exam. Knowing these schedule of CLAT will help you  to follow the Exam

  • Online Registration Starts: 1st Jan 2018
  • Last Date of Online Registration: 31t March 2018
  • Starting of Admit Card Download: 20th April 2018
  • Last date to download Admit Card: 12th May 2018
  • CLAT 2018 Exam: 13th may 2018
  • Announcement of Result for CLAT 2018: 31st may 2018

I have listed out Top 20 Books for CLAT Preparation which will help you to Prepare for CLAT 2018.

How to apply for CLAT 2018What is the Eligibility to Apply for CLAT 2018?

As CLAT is designed to screen the Students for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs for Law Schools, it comes with eligibility criteria for both the Programs. Let’s Understand Eligibility criteria for both Under Graduate and Post Graduate programmes.

The Best part of the exam is, there is no upper Age limit for CLAT exam.

Watch this video if you are preparing for CLAT Exam.

Eligibility For Under Graduate Courses:- 

There is a requirement of minimum percentage of marks in Qualifying Exam. 10+2 is the Qualifying Exam for Undergraduate Courses.

  • For Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Students: 45%
  • For SC/ST Categories: 40%

Candidates who are appearing for the Final year of Examination of qualifying Exam can also apply for the Test.

Eligibility for Post Graduate Courses:-

LL.B or Five years integrated LL.B Courses is the Qualifying Exam for the Post Graduate Programs.

  • For Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Students: 55%
  • For SC/ST Categories: 50%

Candidates who are appearing for the Final year of Examination of qualifying Exam can also eligible for apply for the Test.

Exam Pattern for CLAT 2018 Exam

There is a different Syllabus, number of questions and Exam pattern for both Undergraduate and Post Graduate Courses.

Exam Pattern for Under-Graduate Course

You have to work for total 200 marks in CLAT 2018 Exam within 2 hours.  All 200 questions are multiple type questions and carry 1 Mark each.

You must note that there is a negative marking in the CLAT exam. You will lose 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer in the Exam.

 Sl No Subjects Marks
1 English Including Comprehension 40
2 General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50
3 Elementary Mathematics 20
4 Legal Aptitude 50
5 Logical Reasoning 40
Total marks 200

Exam Pattern for Post Graduate Course:-

For PG programmes you have to answer for 150 Marks in 2 Hour. The test contains 150 questions of multiple types of 1 mark each.

There is also a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.

 Sl No Topic Marks
1 Constitutional Law 50
2 Jurisprudence 50
3 Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. 50
Total marks 150

How to Apply for CLAT 2018?

The application process for CLAT 2018 is completely online and has to be accessed from the official website of CLAT 2018 –

To apply for CLAT Exam, you must register first with your Mobile Number and E-Mail Id. After registration, a provisional registration number and password will send to the respective Mobile number and E-Mail id.

Use the Provisional registration number to fill the Application form.

Document to be Uploaded to the Online Application

You must upload these documents at the time of Online application.

  • Passport Size photo
  • Signature of the Candidate
  • Scan copy of Certificate for Special Abled Persons

No need to send any physical copy of Application to CLAT Authority. No alteration and Editing in the application allowed after final submission of CLAT 2018 Application. So be careful and check the details before submission of Application.

Application Fees for CLAT 2018

You have to pay the application fees online by Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card. A candidate has to bear the additional transaction charges charged by the banks.

  • For General/OBC/SAP Candidates: Rs 4000/-
  • For SC/ST Candidates: Rs.3500/-
  • Cost of previous year Question papers: Rs..500/-

CLAT 2018 ExaminationParticipating Institutes for CLAT 2018 Exam

The Scorecard of CLAT Exam is used for the screening of the candidates for admission into Undergraduate and Post Graduate Programmes of 19 Presigeous law universities and also accepted by the most of the Law Schools of India. 

  1. NLSIU, Bangalore
  2. NALSAR, Hyderabad
  3. NLIU, Bhopal
  4. WBNUJS, Kolkata
  5. NLU, Jodhpur
  6. HNLU, Raipur
  7. GNLU, Gandhinagar
  8. RMLNLU, Lucknow
  9. RGNUL, Punjab
  10. CNLU, Patna
  11. NUALS, Kochi
  12. NLUO, Odisha
  13. NUSRL, Ranchi
  14. NLUJA, Assam
  15. DSNLU, Visakhapatanam
  16. TNNLS, Tiruchirappalli
  17. MNLU, Mumbai
  18. MNLU, Nagpur
  19. MNLU, Aurangabad

For more information, you can follow Official website for CLAT:’s advisable to apply for CLAT 2018 before the deadline to avoid any technical glitch at last moment.

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