CLAT 2018 Common Law Admission Test

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Last Updated: 26th Dec, 2017
13th May 2018
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What is CLAT ?

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance test conducted by 18 National Law Universities/Institutes for admissions to five-year integrated under-graduate and post graduate degree programs. About 21 National Law Universities participated in this exam. It was conducted on May 14, 2017,  This year, it was organized by...

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance test conducted by 18 National Law Universities/Institutes for admissions to five-year integrated under-graduate and post graduate degree programs. About 21 National Law Universities participated in this exam. It was conducted on May 14, 2017,  This year, it was organized by Chanakya National Law University, Patna.

CLAT Latest News & Updates

CLAT 2018 to be held on May 13, 2018

The Common Law Admission Test would be held on May 13, 2018. The online CLAT Application procedure would begin in the month of January 2018. CLAT 2018 would be conducted for admission into Integrated LLB and LLM Courses that are offered ... Read more

CLAT 2017 : Admit card to be released soon!

The Chanakya Law University would be releasing the admit card soon for the CLAT 2017 for admission to integrated law and LLM courses offered across by 18 National Law Universities. Candidates would be able to download the same from the ... Read more

CLAT RESULT: CNLU Patna would be declaring on May 29

Chanakya Law National University would be declaring CLAT 2017 result on May 29. The result of the exam would be mentioning the qualifying status of all the students appearing in the Common Law Admission Test. Candidates would be able to ... Read more

CLAT Last Time Preparation

CLAT is going to be held on 14th May 2017. The aspirants have hardly two months left to prepare for it. Follow the given tips to increase the probability of selection in CLAT in just two months: Avoid silly mistakes by ... Read more

BCI Changes Age Limit for CLAT

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) exam for the entrance in integrated law L.L.B and L.L.M courses is going to be held on 14th May 2017. The exam will be organized by the Chanakya Law University, Patna this year. Recently, the Bar ... Read more

What's New ?

According to the notification issued by the BarCouncil of India, the students above 20 years of age in case of NRI/UR category and those above 22 years in the Sc/ST/PwD categories will not be eligible to apply for the undergraduate program.In a recent turn of events, the Supreme Court of India has stayed this order.The candidates above this age can apply but their final selection will be in the hands of the Supreme Court after the hearing scheduled for the third week of July. 

Courses Under CLAT 2018

The CLAT is for admission into UG and PG programs.At  Undergraduate level, it is for admission into the integrated 5-year program.

CLAT 2018 Important Dates

Notification Date 01-Jan-2018
Registration Starts on 01-Jan-2018
Exam Starts on 13-May-2018

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern

The test will consist of 200 multiple choice questions.The questions cover the following topics:

  •  English Language Comprehension
  •  Logical Reasoning
  •  General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  •  Legal Aptitude
  •  Elementary Mathematics


CLAT 2018 Eligibility

  • 1 . Candidate must have passed Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent from a recognized Board with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and PWD)
  • 2. Candidates who are still appearing for 10+2 equivalent exam are also eligible.
  • 3.During the time of admission, the candidate is required to produce evidence of their passing examination.


CLAT 2018 Application Procedure

The application form for CLAT 2018 is available from January 1, 2018, onwards on the official website and it would be filled online. The application form would not be available in hard copy.

Step 1: Registration

The candidate would have to register on CLAT Application Processing System and enter the details such as name, email address and mobile number.  An email and SMS with the registration confirmation and details would be sent back to the candidate.



A record number of 50,000 applicants applied for the CLAT exam in 2017.This was around a 13%increase in the number of applicants from last year.

Application Fees

Unreserved/OBC/PWD and Other Categories 4000 INR
SC/ST 3500 INR
  • The above application fee includes cost of online application form and e-brochure.
  • Previous year e-Question Papers of CLAT shall be available on the payment of Rs. 250/- only (Non refundable / non adjustable) . For this the mode of payment is Online only.

Fees Payment

The fees can only be paid online by Credit/debit card/net banking.

CLAT 2018 Study Material

Books like RS. Agarwal for Mathematics and Reasoning.

Universal guide to LLB  by Arihant for general preparation.

Books like Pratiyogita Darpan for current affairs.

A.P Bhardwaj is also a useful book for this exam.


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Top Colleges accepting CLAT 2018

Course: Integrated Law
Fees: Rs. 8,12,000 /-
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Fees: Rs. 8,36,000 /-
Duration : 5 years

CLAT 2018 Selection Procedure

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their score in CLAT.

In the case of a tie, the tie will be broken in the following way:

1)Higher marks in legal studies

2)Elder in age

3) A computerized draw of lots.

CLAT 2018 Admit Card

  • CLAT 2017 admit cards were released on 20 April 2017.
  • The admit card was issued online and no hard copies were delivered.
  • The candidates were able to download their admit card from the official website of CLAT by entering their Login id and password.


CLAT 2018 Preparation Tips

Looking at the entire preparation subject wise, here are the objectives and the work you need to put in to achieve them:

English: The English section will test the candidate's proficiency in English based 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 in of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc. Go through the word list of the Module, words of one letter of the alphabet per day, and tick those words that you are not familiar with. Use those words in your conversation or in any writing. Do read a good newspaper, like the Hindu, every day without fail and a news magazine like the Frontline. This, in any case, is essential for your GK preparation. You will come across words that you are not too familiar with or have not come across earlier. You have to note such words in your English notebook, look up the meaning, and do what has been given above for new words.

General Knowledge/Current Affairs: Now this is the most important of all. GK/Current Affairs carry a weightage of 25%. So, it is very important to be well versed with GK. You should try and spend at least an hour reading good dailies like Hindu or others. Competitive magazines like CSR or others may also help you a lot. Basically, you need to know all the current happenings and should watch the news daily. 

Maths: This section will test candidates only on “elementary” mathematics i.e. maths that is taught till the class 10. Understand the fundamentals of the topics from the Maths Module and do all the exercises in the Maths Work Book. To enhance your speed, do more practice exercises from other recommended reading material.

Logical Reasoning: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the student's ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested, as this tends to disadvantage those that are visually impaired. The time need for this is comparatively less. However, practices all question in your modules and the other recommended reading material so that you can reduce the time you take to answer a question in the exam.


Documents to be Carried

The counseling is mostly an online procedure.The candidates have to lock in their choices in the month of June and report at the NLU's at the designated date.The candidate must report with all the necessary document:

1)CLAT admit card

2)CLAT scorecard

3)Class 10th Marksheet

4) Class 12th Marksheet

5)Category/NRI/specially abled certificates and documents must be carried. 

Test Centres

  • Agra
  • Ahmedabad
  • Allahabad
  • Amritsar
  • Bangalore
  • Bhopal
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Cuttack
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Gandhinagar
  • Gangtok
  • Ghaziabad
  • Gorakhpur
  • Greater Noida
  • Gurgaon
  • Guwahat
  • Haldwani
  • Hyderabad
  • Imphal
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Jodhpur
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Kurukshetera
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Noida
  • Patiala
  • Patna
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Shillong
  • Shimla
  • Srinagar
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Varanasi
  • Vijaywada
  • Visakhapatnam

CLAT 2018 Syllabus

The exam shall be conducted in an online mode and the paper would have a total count of 200 questions across five subjects mentioned as below


English syllabus: You will be tested in terms of vocabulary, proficiency and the usage errors made in the language across following types:

  1. Antonyms, synonyms,and analogies

         2. Idioms

         3. Phrases,fill in the blanks, cloze tests

         4.Rearrangement of sentences and words

         5. Common usage errors, spelling, use of inappropriate words


GK and Current Affairs: News which are of importance in the national and international context for the past one year need to be understood in-depth. These

would span across various fields like economics, geography,technology, sports, persons, books and authors to mention a few.


Maths: Numeric ability equivalent to that of 10th standard education would be tested. Below mentioned are the categories:

         1. Arithmetic: Number systems, surds,square root, approximation, ratio and proportion, average.

         2. Commercial Maths: Profit and loss, percentages, partnerships and discounts

         3. Mensuration: Volumes and areas.


Legal Aptitude: The section would test the candidate's understanding in various fields of law- International,Criminal, Indian Constitution, Contracts,torts and

family law. Approach to research and solving problems would be tested.


Logical Reasoning: They are of the following two types:

1. Reasoning: Classification, coding and decoding, relationships, alphabets,distance, direction

2. Logic: Assumptions, arguments,conclusions and the best course of action.


CLAT 2018 Counseling Details

  • CLAT Committee is conducting CLAT 2017 Counselling. The Counselling has begun from the first week of June.It is an online process and candidates have to choose and lock in their preferred choices at the specified date.
  • The candidates have to also a deposit an amount of 50,000 INR to show their interest in the counseling. The candidate can drop the seat offered, lock or upgrade.He/she must have participated in the previous counseling to upgrade.
  • Candidates who withdraw before the date mentioned in the prospectus will get their counseling fee back after a deduction of 10,000 INR.
  • There will be four lists published(subject to availability).The candidates must report to the NLU selected and confirm their seat before the 30th of June.
  • The CLAT admissions office will also close on the 6th of July and no admissions will take place after that.


There are reservations on the basis of domiciles.The candidates have to go to the prospectus of each National Law University to know about their reservations.Some law universities offer horizontal reservation for women.However, there are no common rules.Each university follows the rules prescribed by the state governments.

Exam Toppers


A science student, realisedRajat discovered his true calling after completing class 12th and decided to take up realized hiss interests didnt lie in engineering.He dropped a year, took coaching, worked hard and succeeded with flying colours as the exam topper. He stayed away from all distractions for a year and studied diligently, giving at least 6-7 hours.This was his first attempt at CLAT and AILET.He has also secured the 12th rank in AILET.He kept himself updated for GK by reading newspapers and read 'word power made easy' for the English section.


  • What is the mode of CLAT exam?

It is conducted in the Online mode.

  • What is the medium of the exam?

It is conducted only in English 

  • Will I get extra sheets for rough work?

Yes, sheets will be provided at the exam center.However, no digital devices are allowed.

  • How can I get previous year questions on the CLAT website?

Candidates can get previous year questions by paying an extra 400/- INR.They will be able to download the questions but no hard copy will be provided.



Number of Seats

CLAT All India Seats (UG) in 16 NLUs


State wise total Seats


Special Category Seats


Total Seats Under CLAT 2017 (UG)


CLAT 2017 Question Paper Analysis

The CLAT 2017 was on the same lines as CLAT 2016.It was slightly difficult than last year.

English: Unexpectedly, English was a bit tough this year.There were 10 tricky sentence correction questions out of the total 40 questions.The passage questions were also on the easier side.Attempting 35 questions would have been a safe bet.

Logical Reasoning: It was an easy section with many questions on analytical reasoning, analogy, verbal reasoning. There were very few questions on statement argument and hence the section was not very tough.

Mathematics: It was a tough part but not impossible.Arithmetic dominated the paper and there were questions from every topic like speed, aptitude probability etc.

General Knowledge: This was dominated by current affairs.Questions on history were missing.International organizations, economy, and personalities formed a major part of this examAptitude

Legal: There were 15 questions from legal maxims, a topic usually ignored by students. There were a lot of questions based on criminal, tort, contract and constitutional law.

Most of the questions were easy and direct .


CLAT 2018 Result

The result was declared on 29th May 2017.

To check the result, candidates had to visit the official website of the university conducting the exam.Chanakya NLU was the conducting body this year.

Clicking on the notification of the result will lead you to the main page of the portal.

Enter your email id and password.

Your scorecard will be visible.Download it and save the results. 

CLAT Cut-Offs

CLAT 2017 result has been announced and the cut off list has been released.

tional Law University

2017 cut off

Closing ranks

National Law University 



National Academy of Legal Studies and research



West Bengal National University of Judicial sciences



NLU Jodhpur



NLU Gujarat



Ram Manohar Lohia NLU



Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law



Chanakya NLU



NLU odissa




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