Exam Detail

CLAT (UG)Common Law Entrance Test

  • Test Level-: National Level
  •     Eligibility-: 12th
  • Duration-:2 Hours
  • Stream-: Law
  • Medium-: English
  • Examination Mode-: Online
  • Total Questions-: 200

CLAT 2018 Notification has been released on 23rd December 2017. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is one of the popular law entrance exams conducted by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) rotationally. It is the all India level law common entrance exam for the students seeking admission in integrated LL.B. and LL.M. programme. CLAT 2018 exam will be organized by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies. CLAT Scores are considered by various private law colleges and government undertaking colleges across the country. Candidates can get here the detailed information about CLAT 2018 starting from application procedure to admission procedure.

Important Dates

  Dates (Announced)
Availability of Online Application Form 1st January 2018
Closing date of Application Submission along with order of preferences for NLUs 31st March 2018
Issue Date of Admit Card 20th April 2018
Date of Examination 13th May 2018 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Publishing of Answer Key 15th May 2018
Representation, if any, relating to the exam, questions or key
16th – 18th May 2018
Date for uploading the amended answer key (if required)
26th May 2018
Announcement of Result (issue of merit list) 31st May 2018
Release of first indicative seat allocation list based on merit-cum-preference
7th June 2018
Closure of Admission 6th July 2018

CLAT 2018 Application Form

  • CLAT 2018 application form will be filled online only.
  • The application form will be accessible from 1st January 2018.
  • Candidates have to firstly register themselves by creating a LOGIN account using an e-mail ID.
  • At the time of filling the application form, students are also required to fill the preference order for NLU’s
  • The candidates must upload the scanned copies of signature and photograph (30 mm x 45 mm) with size not more than 100 KB.
  • The university may also offer the correction facility for CLAT 2018 application.
  • No hard copy of filled-in application form is to be sent to the CLAT office.

Application Fee:

The application fee of CLAT 2018 is different for different categories which is as follows:

Category Application Fee
General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates Rs. 4000/-
SC/ST category candidates Rs. 3500/-

Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria will define the minimum qualification requirement, percentage of marks and age criteria to appear in the CLAT exam. The eligibility for undergraduate and postgraduate law courses is given below:

For UG Integrated Courses:

  • Age Criteria: There will be no upper age limit to apply for CLAT 2018.
  • Qualification Eligibility: The candidate will be considered eligible for CLAT if he/she has passed the 12th examination with minimum 45% marks (40% for SC/ST candidates).
  • Candidates appearing the 12th examination in March/April will also be eligible for CLAT 2018. Such candidates have to produce the proof of passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.

For PG Courses:

  • Qualifying Examination: The prescribed qualification for LL.M. is LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/ any other equivalent exam.
  • Minimum Marks: Minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination should be 55% for unreserved /OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP). In case of SC/ST, the minimum marks would be 50%.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam in April/May 2018 may also apply.
  • Age Limit: No prescribed maximum age limit for PG courses.

Exam Pattern

  • Maximum Marks : 200
  • Duration of CLAT-2017 Exam : 02:00 Hours
  • Multiple-Choice Questions : 200 questions of one mark each
  • Subject areas with weightage:
  • English including Comprehension : 40 Marks
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs : 50 Marks
  • Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) : 20 Marks
  • Legal Aptitude : 50 Marks 5. Logical Reasoning : 40 Marks
  • Negative Marking : 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer 

Eligible Candidates Can Apply Online through the website : https://cdn.digialm.com

The candidates can do most of their interactions with CLAT through the CAPS interface provided at CLAT-2017 website. Through CAPS, a candidate can register and apply for CLAT- 2017 examination, check the status of the application, download the admit card, know the result and they can also download the result and score card.

An online interface is provided for applicant’s interaction with the CLAT Office. With this interface, an applicant can -

  • Make Registration using “Register Yourself”.
  • Fill the online application form.
  • Upload photograph and signature and other documents, if any, in the appropriate place • Pay the application fee by ONLINE mode only (Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card etc.).
  • Download Admit Card.
  • Download previous year question papers. (After the payment of requisite fee of Rs 400/-).
  • View Marks and CLAT Rank.

The login to this interface is through your Registered ID and Password. The Candidates are advised to keep this information safe and not disclose it to anyone. Information/Document Requirements before filling online Application Form Before registering and logging in,the candidate is advised to keep the following information/documents ready:

  • Personal information (Name, E-mail address, Mobile number, Date of Birth)
  • Address for communication (including PIN Code)
  • Essential Qualification details (Percentage of Marks/CGPA of Boards/ College/ University information)
  • Programme in which the candidate wishes to appear (UG Course or PG Course)
  • Three choices of CLAT examination cities
  • Front facing Passport size clear photograph of the Candidate with clear lenses (3.5 cms x 4.5 cms) [JPG Format, size not more than 100 KB].
  • Signature of candidate [JPG Format, size not more than 100 KB]
  • Scanned copy of SAP Certificatein PDF/JPG/JPEG format only (if applicable)

Payment of the Application Fee 


Application Fee*

SC/ST Category  3,500/-
Unreserved/SAP/OBC/ any other category  4,000/-



1. English including comprehension: 

The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on 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 of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs: 

The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.

3. Mathematics: 

This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught up to 10th Class/standard.

4. Legal Aptitude:

This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

5. Logical Reasoning:

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.




  • Quantitative Aptitude by R S Aggarwal
  • Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
  • Magical Book On Quicker Maths 
  • Class Notes by Rakesh Yadav

Legal Aptitude:

  • Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance Examinations
  • Legal Aptitude (CLAT) by RK Gupta


  • Objective General English by S P Bakshi (Arihant)
  • Quick Learning Objective General English by RS Aggarwal
  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin 


  • Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey

General Awareness:

  • Manorama Yearbook 2017 
  • General Knowledge 2017 by Arihent

CLAT 2017 preparation tips and tricks

  • Choose the best materials and books for the CLAT exam.
  • Download the syllabus and prepare the mentioned chapter for CLAT 2017.
  • Before starting the study you have to prepare the study plan for your convenience.
  • Many online sites offer conduct the free CLAT mock tests that are very useful for the CLAT 2017.
  • Daily practice the question banks, aptitude questions, and other important materials that are anytime available at online.
  • Daily read the news papers and read the current affairs that are important for CLAT 2017.
  • Some online tutorials offer the videos, notes, important question and answers for their students.
  • Use these sources and prepare your CLAT 2017 exam successfully.







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