The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) exam will be organized by The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi.
Why is CLAT exam conducted?
- CLAT exam is conducted for admission to undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in Law in 19 law universities in India.
When is the CLAT exam held?
- The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 will be conducted on May 13, 2018.
- CLAT Score is also accepted by other law schools including NMIMS, Mumbai, UPES Dehradun and Nirma University, Ahmedabad, to name a few.
Eligibility criteria for CLAT 2018:
Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April/May 2018 are also eligible to apply.
- For undergraduate programme (five-year Integrated Law Degree), an applicant must have passed in 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of a 45% marks for all categories except for SC/ST categories in which case the applicant needs to have 40% marks.
- For post-graduate programme (one year LLM degree), an applicant must have LLB degree with at least 55% marks. Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories need to have 50% marks in LLB degree.
CLAT 2018 syllabus:
- CLAT 2018 shall be conducted in an 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. Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:
- 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.
- 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.
- Mathematics: This section will test candidate's knowledge of elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught up to 10th Class/standard.
- 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.
- 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.
CLAT 2018 Exam pattern:
|Subject||No. of questions|
|English/Verbal Ability|| 40|
| Mathematics/Quantitative Aptitude|| 20|
| Logical Reasoning|| 40|
| General Awareness||50|
| Legal Aptitude|| 50|
| Marking Scheme||+1/-0.25|
CLAT 2018- Important dates:
- Commencement of submission of online application: January 01, 2018
- Last date of submission of duly filled in online application: March 31, 2018
- Date of CLAT 2018: May 13, 2018 (3:00 p.m to 5:00 P.m)
- The complete details about the examination will be clear only after the detailed notification and examination brochure is made available on the official website.
- No age limit notified yet.