All you need to know about CLAT – 2018


I. Detail Information of CLAT 2018

1. CLAT is the examination which is conducted by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi. It is taken in around 65 cities in the examination centers all over India. The candidates will get admission to the courses like BA LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons), BCom LLB (Hons) and LL.M. programmes.
2. The examination is conducted every year in the month of May on Sunday. There is no maximum age restriction to apply for the CLAT examination. The candidates who are not more than twenty years as on July 01, 2018 can apply for the examination. This is applicable in case of Unreserved/NRIs/NRI Sponsored categories candidates.
3. The date of release of notification will be probably in the Last week of December, 2017. The online form will be available in the month of January 1st 2018. The Admit card availability will be around in the Third week of April, 2018. The dates will be officially announced on the official portal. CLAT Exam 2018 it is going to be held on May 13th 2018.
4. The provisional answer key will be available in the Second week of May, 2018. The Answer key challenge window will be available in the Third week of May, 2018. The final answer key will be available in the Fourth week of May, 2018. The Announcement of result will be in the Last week of May, 2018.

II. Eligibility Criteria

UG Qualifications:
The candidates must have passed 10+2 or an equivalent examination from a recognized board or any other recognized university with minimum 45% marks for unreserved categories and 40% for reserved categories. The candidates who are still appearing for the final year exams can also apply for the same. The maximum age limit in the UG Programmes is 20 years for the unreserved categories and 22 years for the other categories as on July 1st 2018.
PG Qualifications:
The candidates must have passed LL.B or an equivalent (five-year) integrated degree from a recognized board or a prestigious university with a minimum of 55% marks. The Minimum marks required by candidates of reserved categories are 50%. The candidates in the final semester can also apply. There is no age limit for the PG Courses. The educational certificates should be provided at the time of admissions with all the proper specifications.

III. Steps to apply for CLAT 2018

* The first step is to visit official website of CLAT and apply for ‘New Registration’.
* The next step is to fill the form by providing the required details like name, address, date of birth etc and that too accurately.
* The security code must be filled and submitted to complete the form to complete registration process.
* The next step is to login using the provisional ID and password which has been received by the candidate during the registration process.
* The scanned photographs of the candidate as per the specifications must be uploaded in the prescribed format.
* The next step is to make the payment using the debit or credit or bank challan. The fee must be paid before the last date of submission.
* The printouts of the application form must be taken out for future references.

IV. Application Fee

The fee can be paid both offline as well as online. The application fee for the General / OBC/ SAP and other unreserved categories will be 4000INR. The candidates belonging to the SC/ST will have to pay 3500INR. The payment should be made before the last date of submission in order to avoid further discrepancies. The printout of the receipt should also be taken out for future reference.

V. CLAT Exam Pattern 2018

1. The exam will be conducted online. The duration of the examination is two hours. There will be objective type questions in the examination. The medium of the language will be English. Every question will carry one mark. There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. There will be around 200 questions. The paper will be divided into five sections. The subjects will be English, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
2. For the undergraduate examinations, there will be sections like General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude which will consist of 50 questions each and English with Comprehension and Logical Reasoning will consist of 40 questions. The Elementary Mathematics section will consist of 20 questions.
In the post graduate examination, there will be around 150 questions which will be divided into three sections Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law and Other law subjects which will consist of 50 questions each. The candidates must study the pattern properly in order to score good in the examination. The syllabus must be looked at in order to score better in the examination.

The score of CLAT exam is accepted by almost all law colleges in India.

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