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CLAT 2018 Official Notification to be released soon by NUALS, Kochi

Last Updated - August 19, 2017

CLAT 2018 Notifications

CLAT is a national level test which is conducted for admission to LLB and LLM courses into 18 National Law Universities for the academic year 2018-19. It is organized rotationally by 18 NLUs (National Law University). CLAT 2018 is held by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi.

  • The official notification will release soon on the official website of NUALS, Kochi i.e. in December 2017. 
  • CLAT 2018 application form will be available from January 1, 2018. Interested candidates can apply through the official website of NUALS, Kochi. 
  • The registration fee is INR 4,000 for General/ OBC and PWD category candidates and INR 3,500 for SC/ ST candidates.

CLAT 2018 Exam Dates

CLAT online form will be invited from January 1, 2018. CLAT is a computer-based test and is scheduled on May 14, 2018. The table given below are representing the complete schedule of CLAT 2018. 

EventDate (tentative)
Start of CLAT Registration January 01, 2018
Last Date to submit CLAT online formMarch 31, 2018
Availability of CLAT Admit Card 2018April 20,  2018
CLAT Exam 2018May 14, 2018
Availability of CLAT Answer KeyMay 16, 2018
Representation, if any, relating to exam, questions/ KeyMay 17 to May 19, 2018
Date for uploading the Amended Answer Key (if any)May 25, 2018
Declaration of CLAT Result (Merit List)May 29, 2018
Publication of 1st Allocation listJune 05, 2018
Counselling Fee Payment (INR 50000) & Locking SeatsJune 06 to June 08, 2018
Release of 2nd Allotment List June 12, 2018
Counselling Fee Payment (INR 50000) & Locking SeatsJune 13 to June 14, 2018
Release of 3rd Allotment ListJune 19, 2018
Counselling Fee Payment (INR 50000) & Locking SeatsJune 20 to June 21, 2018
Last date to withdraw admission feeJune 21, 2018
Release of 4th Allotment ListJune 24, 2018
Fee Payment and Completing Admission ProcessJune 28 to June 30, 2018
Release of Admission Status by NLU(s)July 04, 2018
CLAT Admission Process concludes on July 06, 2018

CLAT 2018 Eligibility

CLAT Exam is conducted for admission into both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses so eligibility criteria varies. CLAT also offers admission to NRI candidates in the undergraduate law programme.

CLAT LLB Programme Eligibility

  • General category candidates must not be above 20 years of age while 2 years of age relaxation is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (non-creamy layer), SC, ST and PH category.
  • The candidate must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent examination with minimum 45% marks belonging to Unreserved/ OBC/ (Specially Abled Persons) Categories.
  • The minimum marks requirement for candidates belonging to SC/ST Category is 40% marks in 10+2 or any equivalent examination.

CLAT LLM Programme Eligibility

  • There is no upper age limit for the candidates appearing in CLAT 2018 to pursue post graduate programmes. Thus, candidates of all ages are eligible to give the examination.
  • The applicant belonging to Unreserved/ OBC/ (Specially Abled Persons) categories must have cleared LL.B. or equivalent degree examination with a minimum of 55% marks.
  • Candidates must have scored 50% marks in case they are belonging to SC/ ST category.

Read More About CLAT Eligibility

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern

CLAT Exam is an online test. There will be separate question paper for both Undergraduate and Post Graduate Courses. For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded and ¼ marks will be deducted for each incorrect response. 

CLAT Exam Pattern for LLB Programme

For undergraduate courses, question paper will contain 5 sections and 200 MCQs. The section wise distribution of questions is mentioned below:

SectionsNo. of Questions
English (including comprehension)40 Questions
General Knowledge & Current Affairs50 Questions
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)20 Questions
Legal Aptitude50 Questions
Logical Reasoning40 Questions

CLAT Exam Pattern for LLM Programme

The question paper for post graduate courses will have a total of 3 sections and 150 multiple choice questions. Distribution of questions in each section is indicated in the table below:

SectionsNo. of Questions
Constitutional Law50 Questions
Jurisprudence50 Questions
Rest of the topics like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.50 Questions

We will keep you updated with the latest developments in CLAT 2018!



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