CLAT 2018 Notification

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 will be conducted by a participating National Law University, on second Sunday of May 2018. The application procedure will commence from 1st January 2018. CLAT 2018 will be conducted online. The CLAT 2018 scores will be accepted by all the National Law universities except National Law University- Delhi and Himachal Pradesh National Law University. Aspirants will be admitted to the participating National Law Universities on a merit-cum-preference basis.
CLAT 2018: Age Limit
In conformity with the judgment of the Supreme Court dated 17.09.2016, the CLAT 2017 Core Committee had restored the upper age limit for CLAT 2017 as under:
  1. Twenty (20) years of age as on 1st July, 2017 for candidates belonging to unreserved categories.
  2. Twenty Two (22) years of age as on 1st July, 2017 for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Specially-abled Persons/Persons with disabilities (SAP/PWD) categories.
CLAT 2018 Core Committee will be continuing with the same age limit till the same is reviewed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
CLAT 2018: Facts
Name of the Exam Common Law Admission Test
Exam Type Undergraduate & Postgraduate
Exam Level National
Exam Mode Online
Conducting Authority National Law University, based on the system of rotation
Organizing Body CLAT Committee
Total number of participating institutes All NLU’s except National Law University-Delhi and Himachal Pradesh National Law University
Total number of seats Approximately 2252
CLAT 2018: Important Dates
Date of Notification Last week of December 2018
Online Application Beginning of January to end of March 2018
Issue of Admit Card Mid-April 2018
Online Exam Mid- May 2018
Result and Rank List Third week of May 2018
Counseling and seat allotment First week of June to First week of July 2018
CLAT 2018: Eligibility for Undergraduate Programs
  • A candidate should have passed 10+2 or an equivalent exam with the following percentage:
a.  45% marks for candidates belonging to the General/OBC/Specially-abled Persons (SAP) category.
b.  40% marks for the candidates belonging to the SC/ST category.
  • Any candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 10+2 in the months of April/May 2018 can also appear for this examination. However, they should be able to produce sufficient evidence to prove that they have passed 10+2 at the time of admission.
CLAT 2018: Eligibility for Postgraduate Programs
  • LL.B. or equivalent degree in law examination with a minimum of 55% marks in case of General/OBC/SAP categories and 50% marks in case of SC/ST category.
  • Candidates who will be appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2018 will also be eligible for appearing in the CLAT-2018 examination. However, they will be required to produce evidence of their having passed the qualifying examination at the allotted National Law Universities at the time of admission.
CLAT 2018: Registration Procedure
  • Application form for CLAT-2018 shall be filled online at www.clat.ac.in
  • The candidates will be required to register themselves by creating a LOGIN account using an email ID.
  • The candidate will be able to fill up the required details in the form and save the same before the final submission. However, any form that will be submitted after the 31st March, 2018 shall not be considered for application.
  •  The candidate will be required to fill in his preference order for all participating NLUs at the time of application only. Subsequent changes in the preference order shall not be allowed.
  •  The candidates will be required to upload the self-attested scanned copies of the relevant certificates at the suitable places in the online application form. Any hard copies of the filled in Online Application form or other supporting documents need not be sent to the CLAT office.
CLAT 2018: Admission Procedure
  • Admission will be done on the basis of merit cum preference basis, which means that admissions into the participating institutes will be made on the basis of CLAT score of an aspirant and the preferences made by him/her.
  • The CLAT office shall proceed in order of the following steps to admit students after the result has been declared:
1. First Indicative List will be published on the basis of merit cum preference. It will be available on the official website.
2. A specified number of students belonging to different categories will be allowed to participate in the counseling. The counseling fee will tentatively be Rs. 50,000/- Failing the payment of this fee the name of the candidates shall be dropped from the merit list.
3. Publication of the second list followed by the third list allotting seats to the candidates.
  • In case the waitlisted candidates wish to withdraw from the process after the payment of counseling fee, a sum of Rs. 10.000/- (tentatively) shall be deducted. However this withdrawal must be made within the time period fixed for the same, else the entire amount of Rs. 50,000/- shall be forfeited.
Aspirants are advised to visit www.clat.ac.in  for further information relating to CLAT 2018 admissions and counseling.
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