About Exam

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) was successfully conducted on may via National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS Kochi). CLAT is conducted all over India entrance by 19 National Law Universities/Institutes (NLUs) for admissions to 5-year integrated undergraduate & postgraduate degree programs.

The result will provide the Qualifying status of the aspirants and can be viewed only via the registered applicants. The applicants intending to view their CLAT results are required to go to the official website of CLAT.

Application Fees

The application fees details for the exam of CLAT are as follows:

  • Unreserved/OBC/PWD and Other Categories - 4000 INR
  • SC/ST - 3500 INR

For payment of application fees, Online Mode Includes:

  • Debit Card 
  • Credit Card
  • Net banking

Offline Mode Includes:

  • Bank Challan

Application Procedure

The application procedure for the exam of CLAT are as follows:

  • Creating ID
  • Filling the Application Form
  • Uploading Documents
  • Selecting Examination City
  • Paying Application Fees
  • Taking Print Out

Courses Under Exam

The courses under the exam of CLAT are as follows:


Cut-off for CLAT 2018 are as follows:

National Law Universities
Cut-off 2018
National Law School of India University
West Bengal National University of Judicial sciences
NLU Jodhpur
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research
NLU Gujarat
Hidayatullah National Law University
Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
Chanakya National Law University

Documents to be Carried

The important documents to be carried for the exam of CLAT are as follows: 

  • CLAT admit card
  • CLAT scorecard
  • Class 10th Marksheet
  • Class 12th Marksheet
  • Category/NRI/specially abled certificates 


The eligibility criteria for the exam of CLAT are given below:

  • The candidate should have passed 10+2 or its equivalent from a recognized Board with minimal 50% marks in aggregate.
  • A relaxation of 5% will be provided to the applicants of reserved category i.e. 45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and PWD.
  • Applicants who still appear for 10+2 equivalent examination are also eligible.
  • During the time of admission, the candidate is required to produce evidence of their passing exam.
  • The upper age limit for CLAT 2018 is 20 years (for general) and 22 years (for SC/ST)(matter of hearing in the supreme court).
  • Grades are required to be converted into percentages for CLAT 2018.
  • Candidate required to give any supplementary examination would not be eligible for admission.

Exam Pattern

The exam for CLAT would be based on the following features:

  • The entrance exam would be held online. It would be a computer based test. (CBT)
  • It would be in English.
  • The exam is set for 200 marks.
  • For every correct answer, 1 mark is awarded to the candidate.
  • 1/4 mark would be deducted for an incorrect answer.
  • The exam would be set for a time-limit of 2 hours.
  • Every question carries 1 mark and there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
  • There is no sectional obligation and one can scroll in between the sections.


Some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) related to the exam of CLAT are as follows:

Q: What is the mode of CLAT exam?

Ans: It is conducted in the Online mode.

Q: What is the medium of the exam?

Ans: It is conducted only in English.

Q: How many months of preparation one should do to be selected in one of the top 5 Law schools?

Ans: Between 8 - 16 months is good for preparation, depending on the average number of hours invested per day and the quality of preparation.

Q: Is this online examination for CLAT based on internet?

Ans: No, it is not based on internet.

Q: Is there any compulsory requirement of computer skills for appearing in online CLAT?

Ans: The candidate appearing in CLAT only needs to operate the computer mouse.

Q: Is there any arrangement for Specially-Abled Persons?

Ans: Yes, the specially-abled persons can opt to arrange for his/ her own scribe or or they can make request to the CLAT office to provide one for them. 

Q: Will I will be given extra sheets/ papers for rough work and calculations?

Ans: Yes, examination centres will provide rough sheets to candidates for calculations.

Q: How can I practice for CLAT online?

Ans: Candidates can give mock tests.

Q: Is there any negative marking for CLAT 2018?

Ans: Yes, 0.25 marks each will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Important Dates

The important dates for CLAT 2018 can be seen below:

Important Dates
Application Procedure began from
01st January 2018
Application Procedure ended on
31st March 2018
Release of Admit card
20th April 2018
Exam Date
13th May 2018
31st May 2018
Counselling and Seat Allotment
1st June- 6th July 2018 (Tentative)


The intakes for CLAT can be seen below:

Number of Seats
CLAT All India Seats (UG) in 19 NLUs
State wise total Seats
Special Category Seats
Total Seats Under CLAT 2018 (UG)

Selection Procedure

CLAT selection process 2018 comprises of the following stages:

  • Written test
  • CLAT Counselling 2018

Candidates will be shortlisted for counselling round based on their scores in the CLAT 2018 written exam.

Study Material

Some reference books for the CLAT exam are as follows:

  • Books like RS. Agarwal for Mathematics and Reasoning.
  • Books like Pratiyogita Darpan for current affairs.
  • A.P Bhardwaj is also a useful book for this exam.


The syllbaus for CLAT can be seen below:


  •  Antonyms, synonyms, and analogies
  •  Idioms
  •  Phrases, fill in the blanks, cloze tests
  •  Rearrangement of sentences and words
  •  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
  • These would span across various fields like economics, geography, technology, sports, persons, books and authors to mention a few


  • Arithmetic: Number systems, surds, square root, approximation, ratio and proportion, average
  • Commercial Maths: Profit and loss, percentages, partnerships and discounts
  • 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 family law
  • Approach to research and solving problems would be tested

Logical Reasoning: 

  • Reasoning: Classification, coding and decoding, relationships, alphabets, distance, direction
  • Logic: Assumptions, arguments, conclusions and the best course of action

Test Centres

These are some exam centers for the exam of CLAT:

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

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