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CLAT 2018 – Important Information for Students

Common Law Admission Test, popularly known as CLAT is an all India entrance test which is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum- preference’ to each University for admission to their Under-Graduate (UG)/Post-Graduate (PG) programmes, as per the eligibility, reservation and other criteria laid down under the respective statutes of the participating Universities.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India common entrance examination, conducted on rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their UG and PG degree programmes. The 19 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment are:

The 19 participating NLU’s in the order of their year of establishment are:

  1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
  2. National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad
  3. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata
  5. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
  7. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
  8. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab
  10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
  11. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
  12. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
  13. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
  14. National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
  16. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli
  17. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
  18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
  19. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad

CLAT Exam Pattern 2018 – Subjects

S.No Subjects Number of questions Allotted marks
1. Legal Aptitude 50 50
2. Logical Reasoning 40 40
3. English including Comprehension 40 40
4. General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 50
5. Elementary Mathematics with Numerical Ability 20 20


Official dates of CLAT 2018 have been announced now. Here we have mentioned the official dates of CLAT 2018 examination:

Events Dates
Application form release 1st January 2018
Online Fee Payment 1st January – 31st March 2018
Last date of Offline Challan Payment 28th February 2018
Last date to submit the fee in bank 7th March 2018
Last date to submit the application form 31st March 2018
Last date for printing/downloading application 12th May 2018
Admit card release 20th April to 12th May 2018
Date of examination 13th May 2018 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Uploading of answer key 15th May 2018
Representation, if any, relating to exam, questions or key 16th – 18th May 2018
Date for uploading the amended answer key (if required) 26th May 2018
Result & merit list release 31st May 2018
Release of first indicative seat allocation list 7th June 2018
Counselling fee payment & exercising options 8th – 12th June 2018
Release of second allotment list 16th June 2018
Date for payment of

counselling fee

17th – 19th June 2018
Date for locking of allotted seats after exercising option for shifting or withdrawing from the admission process against the second allotment list 17th – 19th June 2018
Last date of withdrawal from the Admission


19th June 2018
Publication of the third allotment list 24th June 2018
Payment of full fees by the candidates whose name appear for the first time in the third allotment list to the allotted Universities 28th – 30th June 2018
Receiving status of admissions from the participating NLU (s) in the CLAT office 4th July 2018
Closer of admission process 6th July 2018

Apply Online For CLAT 2018

Official Website for CLAT 2018


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