Common Law Admission Test [CLAT]
CLAT or Common Law Admission Test happens to be a national level entrance examination which is commended every year. The examination is held tentatively in the month of May. It is conducted for providing admission Integrated L.L.M and L.L.B courses which are offered by 18 National Law Institutes in India. Chanakya National Law University, Patna is going to organize this entrance test in the year of 2018. In the previous year, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab managed this entrance examination.
Candidates who are willing to seek admission in LAW courses via require filling the application form. The registration form will be available for students from 1st week of the month of January. Candidates can fill the application form from the official website .
Candidates can pay the application fee via e-Challan in online mode. The entrance examination will be conducted for a time duration of 2 hours. There are 200 multiple choice questions in total in the question paper. Students are awarded one mark for every correct answer whereas 1/4th mark is deducted for each wrong answer.
It is essential for the candidates to meet the eligibility criteria for appearing in Entrance Test. Candidates should check the criteria carefully before filling the registration form as failing to meet the criteria may result in disqualification of the candidate at a later off stage.
Entrance examination happens to be an online exam. It is recognized to be a computer based test. The medium of entrance test will be English. 2 hours will be allotted for completing the question paper.
The syllabus for entrance test covers different sections such as Logical Reasoning, Legal Aptitude, Mathematics, English, Current Affairs and general Knowledge. The syllabus for the entrance test is prepared by the conducting university. Candidates require completing the syllabus for preparing better in the entrance examination.
CLAT Exam Date
Starting date for submission of online application form alongwith order of preferences for NLUs1st January, 2019. Last date for submission of filled-in online application form alongwith order of preferences for NLUs 31st March, 2019. Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets, From 15th April, 2018 Date – 2019 Online examination 8th May, 2019. Declaration of results, i.e., issue of Merit List (Category-wise) 23nd May, 2019
Specific activities schedule :
|Description of Specific Activities
|First Admission Notification
||14th December, 2018
|Starting date for submission of online application
||1st January, 2019
|Last date for submission of filled-in online application form
||April 05, 2019
|Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets
||15th April, 2019
|Date of Online examination
||8th May, 2019
||12th May 2019
|Declaration of results
||23nd May, 2019
||1st June, 2019
|payment of counseling fee
||6th – 10th June, 2019
|Publication of second allotment list
||13th June, 2019
|shifting or withdrawing from the admission process
||14th – 17th June, 2019
CLAT Eligibility criteria
For UG courses
- Students require filling the eligibility criteria for appearing in entrance examination. Student requires qualifying 12th or equivalent exam from a recognized university.
- General candidates require scoring an aggregate of 45% marks whereas Schedule caste and schedule tribe should score an aggregate of at least 40% marks.
- Candidates who are going to appear in 12th or equivalent entrance examination have the eligibility for appearing in the entrance examination.
- The upper limit for appearing in is 20 years for NRI, Unreserved as on 1st July 2019 whereas it should be 22 years for reserved categories.
- For graduate courses, candidates must have passed LLB or equivalent degree with at least 55% marks. Reserved candidates should score at least 50% marks, on the other hand.
ONLINE EXAMINATION PROCEDURE AND eLIGIBILITY PROCEDURE
QUESTION 1. What is the mode of Examination?
ANSWER- ONLINE Examination
QUESTION 2. What is Online Examination?
ANSWER - It is a secured and un-interrupted Computer Based Test (CBT) using LAN. Online mode of examination is Examinee friendly also.
QUESTION 3. Is online examination based on Internet?
QUESTION 4. What is the eligibility criteria for applying for UG and PG Courses?
ANSWER- The eligibility as mentioned below:
FOR UG (5 years Under Graduate Program)
- Candidates shall be below Twenty (20) Years of age as on 1st July 2018 in case of all Unreserved/NRIs/NRI Sponsored categories candidates.
- Candidates shall be below Twenty Two (22) years of age as on 1st July 2018 in case of SC/ST/ OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category candidates.
As regards minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2), the candidates must have secured:
- Forty five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
- Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2019 are also eligible for appearing in online examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
FOR PG (1 year Post Graduate Program)
The candidates must have Minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e. LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/any other equivalent exam) as under:
(i) Fifty-five percent (55%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved / OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
(ii) Fifty percent (50%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category, The candidate must have passed / appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission. In case of candidate who has appeared in the qualifying examination, he/she may submit his/her final result of qualifying examination within the timeframe prescribed by the respective University / Institute. Till then such candidates may be given provisional admission.In case of equal marks, the breaking of tie shall be by procedure and order as under:
(i) Higher age;
(ii) Computerized draw of lots.
No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing.
QUESTION 5. Is there any requirement of computer skills?
ANSWER- The candidate need to know only how to use a computer mouse.
QUESTION 6. What will be the medium of Online Examination?
ANSWER- Medium of Examination is English only.
QUESTION 7. What will happen in case if there is some problem in computer during the examination?
ANSWER- Immediately, the candidate should intimate the Invigilator of such problem. There will be enough buffer computer systems available at the examination centre to take care of such problems. The time lost in change of system will be duly taken care of. Each and every second will be recorded by the Server (Real Time).
QUESTION 8. In case of problem in computer etc. will there be somebody to assist?
ANSWER- Yes, technically qualified people will be available at the Examination Centre.
QUESTION 9. Is there any special arrangement for Specially Abled Persons [SAP]?
ANSWER- Yes. The candidate can opt for either to arrange his/her own SCRIBE or to make request to the CLAT Office to provide the SCRIBE for the candidate. In case of first option the candidates has to download the SCRIBE declaration form which is available on CLAT 2018 Website at the time of filling-in application form.
QUESTION 10. Which kind of disable persons can take admission through CLAT 2018?
ANSWER- A candidate will have to produce disability certificate from competent authority in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Definition of disability for the purpose of admission shall be in accordance with Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. Disability in the act is defined to include: Blindness, low vision, leprosy cured, hearing impairment, loco-motor disability, mental retardation or illness.
QUESTION 11. Is there any provision of extra time for the Persons with Disabilities appearing in CLAT 2018?
ANSWER- Yes, Candidates with disabilities appearing in the CLAT 2018 shall be entitled to a compensatory time of 40 minutes.
QUESTION 12. Will I get sheets/papers for rough work/calculations etc.?
ANSWER- Yes, Examination Centre will provide. But no electronic devices are allowed in Examination Hall/Room.
QUESTION 13. How can I practice for Online Examination?
ANSWER- The Mock Test will be available on the website www.clat.ac.in shortly. The candidate can use the same and practise as many times as he/she wants. This will give look and feel of the format of online examination (Computer Based Test) in simulation environment. It can also be downloaded and can be installed on stand-alone computer with NO COST.
QUESTION 14. Is there any negative marking in examination?
ANSWER- Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
CLAT Application Form & fees
Candidates who are willing to seek admission in law courses and qualifying entrance examination should be filling the application form. The application form for will be available online only.
Candidates require submitting documents, signature, photograph while filling the application form.
The last date to submit the application form is 31st March 2018. Candidates do not require sending the application form via the offline procedure. General candidates require paying an application fee of Rs. 4000 whereas SC/ ST candidates require paying Rs. 3500.
- Important Date for Application Form
- Date of Issue of First Admission Notification 14th December, 2018
Starting date for submission of online application form alongwith order of preferences for NLUs 1st January, 2019
Entrance Exam Application Fees
- The candidates has to pay the application fee for general OBC/PWD and other category candidates Rs.4000/- while submitting the Application Form
- The fee is Rs.3500/- in case of the SC/ST category candidates
- The candidates will have to bear the bank transaction costs for remitting the fee online while submitting the application form
- The above application fee includes cost of online application form and e-brochure
Mode of Payment
- A candidate will have to make online/offline payment through website
- The online payment can be made through net-banking, debit card, credit card etc. wherein the candidate will have to bear the additional bank transaction charges for remitting the fees through payment gateways
- For paying the fees offline through website, the candidate will have to download the ‘Bank Challan‘ that will be generated with the required information, as filled in by the candidate, and make the payment with additional bank charges at any branch of the designated bank
- After making the requisite payment at the bank, the candidate needs to fill-in the details of the Bank Challan as required at the relevant section of application form on the website
- Document Required during Application Form
- The relevant copies of the certificates/documents in support of one’s claim for admission are to be uploaded while filling the Online Application Form (photograph and signature of the candidate and parent/guardian need not be attested)
The scanned copies of the documents to be uploaded in the PDF/jpg format by all the candidates are:
- Birth Certificate, if not available then standard 10th passing certificate issued by recognized board or Passport can be uploaded
- Standard 10th Marksheet
- Qualifying Exam Marksheet/Certificate such as 10+2 or its equivalent examination certificate from a recognized Board (for UG Courses)
- Qualifying Exam Marksheet/Certificate such as LLB or its equivalent exam certificate from a recognized University (for PG Courses)
- Front Facing Passport size photograph (3.5 cms x 4.5 cms) [JPG Format, SIZE-within 100 KB]
- Signature of candidate [JPG Format, SIZE-within 100 KB]
- The scanned copies of the documents to be uploaded in the PDF format by a candidate depending on the applicability are:
i) Category Certificate (SC/ST/OBC)
ii) Disability Certificate (Persons with Disability, PWD)
iii) Special Category certificate like E.B.C.; B.C.; W.B.C.; D.F.F.; S.E.B.C.; Ancestral residents of village Sidhuwal, District Patiala; Son / Daughter of Defense Personnel Deployed in U.P. or Defense Personnel of U.P. either retired or killed/ disabled in action; Dependant of Freedom Fighter of U.P. and Kashmiri Migrant
iv) Certificates in support of one’s claim for NRI/NRI Sponsored Candidate
v) Domicile Certificate in support of one’s claim for consideration under State Quota
CLAT Syllabus & Exam Pattern
CLAT shall be conducted in online mode where the paper will have 200 questions from five different subjects including English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
Following are the subject-wise syllabus of the common law admission test:
English Syllabus (including Comprehension): You need to focus over English based comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, you will be questioned on understanding of a passage including its central theme and word-meanings. Some of the questions will also cover questions like correction of the incorrect grammatical sentences, fill in the blanks with appropriate words, etc.
General Knowledge & Current Affairs Syllabus: This section will test the knowledge of general awareness including static GK. Apart from GK, questions will also cover the recent topics and current affairs broadly featuring between March 2015 and April 2019.
Mathematics (Numerical Ability) Syllabus: The questions will generally of the numerical ability type of Class 10th standard.Legal Aptitude Syllabus: The section will majorly test your interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. The questions will be framed on legal propositions and set of facts satisfying the propositions. The propositions may not be true in real sense and you will have to assume the true proposition based on the set of facts and answer the questions accordingly.
CLAT Logical Reasoning Syllabus: The questions of this section will test your ability to identify the patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. The section will also cover a variety of logical aptitude questions including syllogism, logical sequences, analogies, etc.
However, the logical reasoning section will not have visual reasoning questions.The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the national level law entrance exam conducted every year for shortlisting candidates for as many as 2252 seats distributed among the 17 participating
NLUs. Last year as many as 39686 candidates had registered for CLAT out of which 37358 candidates appeared for the admission test.
Question Breakdown of Exam Pattern
Under graduate Pattern of Question Paper and Syllabus
Maximum Marks: 200
Duration of CLAT-2018 Examination: 02:00 Hours
Total Number of Questions: 200 questions of one mark each
|English including comprehension
|General Knowledge and current Affairs
|Elementary Mathematics ( Numerical Ablility )
Post Graduate pattern of question paper and syllabus for CLAT 2018
Maximum Marks: 150
Duration of CLAT-2018 Examination: 02:00 Hours
Total Number of Questions: 150 questions of one mark each
|Other Subject such as contract, torts, Criminal law, International Law IPR etc
Note : 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong Answer
CLAT Admit Card
After filling the application form, candidates require downloading the admit card . The admit card can be availed on the official website tentatively from the month of April in 2019.
Candidates need to carry the admit card at the time of exam. Students should bring ID proof documents along with the admit card. The card will have different important details such as name and roll number of the candidate, date, time and venue of the examination center.
CLAT Results & Score Card
CLAT Result 2018 involves issue of merit list for UG and PG programmes. Result of Common Law Admission Test can be checked online at www.clat.ac.in as per schedule announced by the exam conducting body Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. Admission to the participating National Law Universities (NLU) will be on the basis of CLAT 2018 Result and Merit List.
Important date of CLAT 2018 Results & Score Card
Date of CLAT – 2018 Online examination 8th May, 2018 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
a. Date of uploading the Answer Key a. 12th May 2018
b. Representation, if any, relating to exam, questions or key b. 13th – 15th May 2018
c. Date for uploading the amended answer key (if required) c. 20th May 2018
Declaration of results, i.e., issue of Merit List (Category-wise) 23nd May, 2018
Publication of first indicative seat allocation list based on merit-cum-preference 1st June, 2018
How To Check CLAT Result 2018?
CLAT 2017 exam has been held online. From filling up of forms to downloading admit cards and checking result, all the activities can be done online at the candidate log in portal clat.ac.in.
Briefly, the steps to be followed to check CLAT Result 2018 are as follows.
Step 1 – Go to the website clat.ac.in and navigate to the link to refers to checking CLAT Result. Alternately, click on the results link given above.
Step 2 – Log in using registered email ID and password. You can now see the result of Common Law Admission Test.
CLAT Counselling & Admission
The admission to UG and PG programme in participating National Law Universities under CLAT-2018 shall be done through centralised counselling conducted by CLAT-2018 office. The basis of allotment of seats shall be ‘merit-cum-preference’, i.e., CLAT-2018 score and order of preference given by the candidate in the CLAT-2018 application form. Online counselling shall start from 1st June, 2018. The entire procedure shall be completed as per the CLAT-2018 calendar, which is available on CLAT official website www.clat.ac.in
The stepwise procedure, which shall be adopted by CLAT-2018 office, for admission is as follows:
Publication of first indicative list based on merit cum preference (1st June, 2018)
The university-wise first indicative list based on merit-cum-preference will be published on CLAT-2018 website
Payment of counselling fee and exercising of option by provisionally selected candidates
(6th -10th June, 2018)
A specified number of candidates from various categories based on merit cum preference will be allowed to participate in the counselling process against actual number of seats available with participating NLUs.
The provisionally selected candidates must deposit the requisite counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- and exercise any one of the following options:
Lock – The candidates choosing ‘Lock’ option confirms his or her choice of the allotted NLU. Such candidate shall not be considered for further shifting to any other NLU(s) of his or her higher choice in case of any vacancy arising thereafter at the subsequent stage during counselling process
Shifting – The candidates choosing ‘Shifting’ option shall be considered against any vacancy arising in NLU(s) of his or her higher choice via subsequent allotment list. There shall be upward shifting in order of candidates’ preferences provided in the application form. There shall be no downward shifting at any stage of the counselling procedure by the CLAT-2018 office.
Note: Default choice of all candidates shall be selected as ‘lock’.The candidates failing to deposit the requisite counselling fee through the CLAT-2018 website by the specified date will lose their right to be considered for admission under CLAT-2017 and their names will be dropped from the CLAT-2018 counselling merit.
The adjustable counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- deposited with the CLAT-2018 office will be transferred to the respective participating NLU where the candidate has finally taken admission after the completion of the entire counselling process.
Publication of second list having the names of finalized candidates after payment of counselling fee and additional waitlisted candidates (13th June, 2018)
The CLAT-2018 office shall publish a second list of eligible candidates who have paid their counselling fee and reserved their seat in the participating NLUs.
A list of waitlisted candidates will also be released in the second list who are provisionally selected against dropped out candidates, if any.
The additional candidates provisionally selected against dropped candidates are required to pay the requisite counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- and exercise their option of ‘lock’ or ‘shift’. (14th-17th June, 2018).
The provisionally selected candidates can withdraw from the admission process up to 17th June, 2018. However, a fee of Rs. 10,000/- will be deducted from the deposited counselling fee (Up to 17th June, 2018).
Any withdrawal after the stipulated period will result in forfeiture of entire amount of counselling fee.
Publication of third list allotting seats to candidates (20th -22nd June, 2018)
The CLAT-2018 office shall publish a comprehensive third allotment list of candidates who have paid their counselling fee and reserved their seat in the participating NLUs.
The comprehensive list shall include the names of candidates who have paid the counselling fee against the first and second indicative list.
A list of waitlisted candidates will also be released along with the third allotment list who are provisionally selected against dropped out candidates.
These candidates are also required to pay the requisite counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- and reserve their seats.
Completion of admission formalities at the allotted NLUs (23rd-25th June, 2018)
After the candidates are allotted seats under the third list, they will be required to approach the allotted NLU with the balance amount towards the admission and other fees.
The candidates will also have to carry relevant certificates/documents in original issued by the competent authority in support of the various claims made by them and complete their admission formalities.
The certificates in original will be checked by the respective universities at the time of admission of candidates.
The candidates not possessing the required certificates/documents in original or failing to meet the eligibility requirements will not be allowed to seek admission in participating NLUs.
The candidates seeking admission under various categories specially those belonging to the reserved categories such as SC/ST/OBC/Specially Abled Person/DFF/NRI and the unreserved category candidates seeking admission under state domicile category, will be required to obtain the relevant and authentic certificates/ documents from the competent authorities and produce the
same at the time of admission in the concerned NLU Those candidates who fail to report at the allotted NLU after the publication of CLAT-2018 merit list and fail to complete the admission formalities as per CLAT-2017 calendar will automatically lose their claim for admission and their entire amount of the counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- will be forfeited.
Publication of fourth and final allotment list (29th June, 2018)
The CLAT-2018 office shall publish a comprehensive fourth allotment list of candidates who have paid their counselling fee and reserved their seat in the participating NLUs.
The comprehensive list shall include the names of candidates who have paid the counselling fee against the first, second and third indicative list.
Completion of admission formalities at the allotted NLUs against fourth allotment list (4th-6th July, 2018)
The candidates whose names appear in the fourth allotment list will be required to approach the allotted NLU with the total amount towards the admission and other fees. The shifted candidates have to report and fulfil the admission formalities in NLU allotted to them against fourth list.
The candidates will also have to carry relevant certificates/documents in original issued by the competent authority in support of the various claims made by the candidates and complete their admission formalities.
The certificates in original will be checked by the respective universities at the time of their admission.
The candidates not possessing the required certificates/documents in original or failing to meet the eligibility requirements will not be allowed to seek admission in participating NLUs.
The candidates seeking admission under various categories specially those belonging to the reserved categories such as SC/ST/OBC/Specially Abled Person/DFF/NRI and the unreserved category candidates seeking admission under state domicile category, will be required to obtain the relevant and authentic certificates / documents from the competent authorities and produce the same at the time of admission in the concerned NLU.
Those candidates who fail to report at the allotted NLU after the publication of CLAT-2018 merit list and fail to complete the admission formalities as per CLAT-2018 calendar will automatically lose their claim for admission and their entire amount of the counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- will be forfeited. In case of a waitlist candidate failing to get a seat in any of the NLUs due to non availability of vacancy, the entire amount of Rs. 50,000/- deposited by such candidate shall be refunded to them without any deduction.
ADMISSION PROCEDURE FAQ
QUESTION 15. Should I send the print outs of the Application Form to the CLAT office (Chanakya National Law University) by post?
ANSWER- NO, the applicant is not required to send the hard copy of the print out of his/her application to the CLAT office.
However, it is strongly advised that the applicant keeps a hard copy of his /her application for his/her own record and future communication with the CLAT Office, if required.
QUESTION 16. I have filled-up the Application Form successfully but now, can I change/correct the details as entered in the Application form?
ANSWER- NO CHANGE can be made after the Final Submission of the Application Form. However, if the time is still left for filling up the Online- Application Form, the applicant has to fill a Fresh/New Application Form along with the prescribed fee. In such case the new ID will be generated by the system and the fee paid for the previously filled Application form will not be refunded. Make Note that the last application form shall be treated as Final.
QUESTION 17. How will I receive my admit card?
ANSWER- The eligible candidate has to download his/her Admit Card from the CLAT website (www.clat.ac.in) from 20th April, 2018 onwards. Please Note that the Admit Card will not be sent via e-mail or by post or by any other means to the candidate. They must carry proof of their identity (issued by GOI or state government) such as identity card, Aadhar Card, voter identity card, driving license, and passport etc. to the venue of the examination.
QUESTION 18. If I received Blank/Zero Registration Number after submission of Application Form then what I should do?
ANSWER- It means that the Application Form has not been submitted successfully and you are required to apply a fresh.
QUESTION 19. What details should I retain after completion of successful submission of my Application Form?
ANSWER- The candidate must retain the:
Hard copy of the Filled-in form.
Fee receipt Detail.
Auto-generated ID and Password.
QUESTION 20. Can a candidate apply for CLAT-2018 offline?
ANSWER - NO, a candidate can only apply through the On-line mode.
QUESTION 21. How will I recover my lost password through which I had registered myself and had submitted online Application for CLAT-2018?
ANSWER- You are required to click on the ‘forgot password’ button and follow the directions to ‘recover/reset your password’.
QUESTION 22. How will I recover my login ID?
ANSWER- Please note that your e-mail ID is your login ID.
QUESTION 23. What is the procedure to make the payment online?
ANSWER - The candidate will be able to make the payment using his/her Net-Banking Account/Debit /Credit Cards or other Payment options available on the payment gateway of the CLAT 2018 online application form. The charges may vary depending on the payment option.
QUESTION 24. How can I get previous years question papers?
ANSWER– The Previous year’s Question Papers can be downloaded from CLAT-2018 website on the payment of Rs. 400/-through online mode only(which is not included in the CLAT-2018 fee of Rs.4,000/-). No hard copy will be provided by the CLAT office.
QUESTION 25. What is the procedure of allotment of Law Universities for admission?
ANSWER- During the online submission of application form, the candidates will be required to fill up all the 18 available choices of National Law Universities for the UG/PG course in order of their preferences. Seats shall be allotted on merit-cum-choice basis.
QUESTION 26. Can the candidate change his/her choices of National Law Universities subsequently?
ANSWER- NO, Choice once indicated and submitted shall be treated as final. However, in case of submitting multiple application forms the last submitted form will be treated as final.
QUESTION 27. Is there any seat available for NRI/NRI sponsored /Foreign National candidates?
ANSWER- Yes. In some of the participating Law Universities seats are available for NRIs/NRI sponsored/Foreign National. Candidates are advised to refer to CLAT 2018 website for e-brochure and to visit the website of the respective NLUs.
QUESTION 28. Is there any minimum cut-off score in CLAT Exam prescribed for admission?
ANSWER- NO. There is no minimum cut-off score prescribed. Candidature of every candidate shall be considered in their respective category, in order of merit.
QUESTION 29. Is there any provision of Transfer of a student from one participating university to another participating university subsequent to their admission through CLAT -2018?
ANSWER- NO, CLAT Rules do not provide for such transfers. Up-gradation to the University of Higher Choice is done only by the CLAT office during the admission process.
QUESTION 30. What is the prescribed fee for the CLAT-2018 online application form?
ANSWER- The prescribed fee is:
For General / OBC / SAP and other category candidates: Rs.4000/-
For SC/ST category candidates: Rs.3500/-
Please Note: The candidates will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online.
QUESTION 31. What is the Counselling fee?
ANSWER– Counselling fee is the payment (Rs.50, 000/-) made to the CLAT office by a candidate to show his/her seriousness/commitment in taking admission in any of the participating NLU(s). Counselling fee is not a separate fee, it is the adjustable advance paid to the CLAT office which subsequently gets adjusted at the time of admission from the fee payable to the respective University by a candidate.
QUESTION 32. Can I get my counselling fee refunded in case I don’t want to take admission?
ANSWER- Please Note that:
There shall be no refund of counselling fee after the last date of withdrawal from admission process i.e., 21st June, 2018.
The counselling fee of those candidates who withdraw up to 21st June, 2018, will be refunded after deducting Rs.10,000/-.
QUESTION 33. Is there any reservation available on domicile basis in any of the Law Universities?
ANSWER- YES. Some of the participating Law Universities have provision of domicile based reservations for which the candidates are advised to refer to the respective NLUs Brochure available on their website and also on CLAT 2018 website.
QUESTION 34. Is there any reservation of seats in CLAT-2018 for the women candidates?
ANSWER- YES. Some of the participating universities provide horizontal reservation for the female candidates. Candidates are advised to refer to the respective NLU’s Brochure available on CLAT 2018 website in this regard.
QUESTION 35. Do the CLAT participating universities have the common rules of reservation?
ANSWER- NO. The CLAT participating universities are governed by their respective State Acts and follow the reservation policies/rules prescribed by their Acts/State Governments. The candidates are advised to look into the detailed information of the respective NLUs Brochure available on CLAT 2018 website to know about the University wise specific reservations.
Participating National Law Universities reserve the right to change the total number of seats and break-up of seats as per their policy before the final allotment. Reservation policy is subject to change as decided by the concerned State Government from time to time.
CLAT Participating Colleges
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India entrance examination, conducted on rotation by 17 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate degree programmes. The 17 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment are:
National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
The National Law Institute University, Bhopal(NLIU)
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL)
Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA)
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
Institution Using CLAT Score
The following institutions are having Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Common Law Admission Test (2018) for using CLAT score for admission purposes in their respective Institutions. The list is not exhaustive and the MoU of other Institutions are under consideration.
Alliance University, Bangalore, Karnatka
Altius Institute of Universal Studies, Indore
Ananya Institute of Commerce & Law, Kalol
Ansal University, Gurgaon
Asian LAW College, Noida
Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
Galgotias University, Greater Noida, U.P.
GD Goenka University, Sohna, Haryana
Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat
IMS Unison University, Deharadun
Indore Institute of Law, Indore
Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus School of Law, Greater Noida
Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida, U.P.
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
Manipal University, Jaipur
NIMT Institute of Method & Law (NIMT Vidhi Evam Evam Kanun Sansthan), Delhi NCR
The Northcap University, Gurgaon
Raffles University, Neemrana
Renaissance Law College, Indore
RNB Global University, Bikaner
Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
Siddhartha Law College, Deharadun
SRM University, Delhi-NCR, Sonipat
List of CLAT examination centres
Testing Venues in the following 42 Cities
Agra Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bangalore,
Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun,
Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gantok, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur,
Greate Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Haldwani, Hyderabad,
Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kochi, Kolkata,
Kurushetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Noida, Patiala, Patna,
Raipur, Ranchi, Shilong, Shimla, Srinagar, Tiruchirappali,
Varanasi, Vijayawada & Visakhapatnam
Web URL: www.clat.ac.in
Helpline: 0175-2391666-670, 01752391600-604
Mobile Number +91 7087629402, +91 7087649702
Timings: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM on all working days
Ask & Answers
I want to know the process of filling Application Form?
Process of filling Application Form:
- Application form has to be filled via online mode.
- Availability of Application form will be made available in the official website.
- Aspirants need to register firstly by creating LOGIN account using their email id.
- At the time of filling the complete details, the candidates need to enter the order of the preferences for NLU’s.
- Aspirants need to upload the scanned passport size photo and signature in the prescribed format.
My I know the Eligibility criteria for UG Integrated programs?
Details on Eligibility Criteria FOR UG Integrated programs:
- Qualification criteria: The candidates should have qualified in 12th examination from recognized board for the eligibility.
- Percentage Criteria: 45% marks aggregate (For SC/ST candidates, it is 40%).
- Age criteria: There is no upper age limit for applying to CLAT exam.
- Final year 12th candidates can also apply for CLAT exam.
how much will be Application form fee?
Application Form Fee Details:
- After filling up the Application Form, they need to pay the Application form fee.
- For General/OBC/PwD/SAP cadre, Application Form fee costs Rs 4000.
- For SC/ST cadre candidates, it is Rs 3500.
- The payment of Application Form has to be done via online mode i.e. Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking or offline mode i.e. Bank Challan.
which all sections do we have in Exam pattern and the duration of exam?
Details on Exam Pattern:
- Exam will be conducted in online mode i.e. Computer based Test.
- Exam will have sections such as: Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge &Current Affairs, English including Comprehension, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
- Exam pattern, The Total Number of marks is 200.
- The duration of the exam is 2 Hours.
- Exam pattern, for every right answer 1 mark will be provided.
- Negative marking is applicable, as 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
Where can I avail previous years Question Papers?
Availability of previous years Question Papers:
- The candidates can avail the previous year’s Question Papers via official website.
- To avail the previous Question papers, they need to make the payment which costs Rs 4000.
- Payment can be made via online mode.