CLAT Participating Institutes –The following the law colleges which will be participating in the Common Law Admission Test accepting CLAT 2018 scores. The CLAT participating institutes 2018 include as many as 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) and other private colleges offering law programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

CLAT 2018 Participating Institutes’ list also includes Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) which will be accepting the scores of CLAT 2018. The CLAT 2018 scores will be valid for admissions into the list of institutions (colleges) for this year only.

S.No CLAT 2018 Participating Institutes Number of seats* Number of seats^
1 National Law School of India University, Bangalore 75 50
2 National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 86 42
3 National Law Institute University, Bhopal 80 25
4 West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 94 40
5 National Law University, Jodhpur 100 80
6 Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 80 45
7 Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 156 52
8 Ram Manohar Lohiya National law University, Lucknow 80 10
9 Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 175 38
10 Chanakya National Law University, Patna 60 Nil
11 National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 33 21
12 National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 159 44
13 National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 60 10
14 National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati 45 10
15 Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam 48 10
16 Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy 52 Nil
17 Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 25 Nil
18 Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 30 Nil

*All India Category seats for undergraduate programmes

^All India Category seats for postgraduate programmes

The table below mentions other law colleges offering admissions into undergraduate law programmes.

Private law colleges accepting CLAT 2018 scores

S.No CLAT 2018 participating law colleges (Private)
1 Alliance School of Law, Bangalore
2 Asian Law College, Noida
3 Amity University, Noida
4 Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
5 Delhi Institute of Rural Development (D.I.R.D.), Holambi, Delhi
6 Disha Law College, Raipur
7 Galgotias University, Greater Noida
8 Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat
9 Harlal School of Law, Greater Noida
10 IFIM Law College, Bengaluru
11 Indore Institute of Law, Indore
12 Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmadabad
13 Jagannath University, Jaipur
14 JECRC University, Jaipur
15 JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus School of Law, Greater Noida
16 Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
17 Maharaja Surajmal Brij University, Bharatpur
18 Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
19 Manipal University, Jaipur
20 MATS University, Raipur
21 Mewar University, Chittorgarh
22 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies [NMIMS] (Deemed to be University), Mumbai
23 NIMT Institute of Method & Law (NIMT Vidhi Evam Kanun Sansthan), Delhi NCR
24 Prestige Institute of Management & Research, Indore
25 RNB Global University, Bikaner
26 Ramaiah Institute of Legal Studies (RILS), Bengaluru
27 Renaissance Law College, Indore
28 School of Law, THE NorthCap University, Gurugram, Haryana
29 Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
30 Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun
31 SRM University, Haryana
32 Vivekanand Global University, Jaipur

Apart from the above law colleges (NLUs as well as privates), there are some other institutions which accept CLAT 2017 score for recruiting the law students as legal advisors. Such institutions are recognised as Public Sector Undertakings.

Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) accepting CLAT 2018 scores

S.No. PSUs Participating in CLAT 2018
1 Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, Dehradun
2 Oil India Limited
3 GAIL India Limited

 

CLAT Eligibility

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 Courses:

  • Age Criteria: The upper age limit of the candidate should not be more than 20 years as on 1st July 2018 (for unreserved category candidates/NRIs/NRI Sponsored candidates) and 22 years for SC/ST/OBC/SAP category candidates.
  • 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%.
  • Final semester/final year examination appearing candidates may also apply.
  • Age Limit: No prescribed maximum age limit for PG courses.

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern

The paper-pattern for CLAT UG and PG courses is given below:

For UG Courses:

  • Courses: The online examination of CLAT will be held for integrated UG law courses.
  • Mode of Examination: Exam will be held in online mode (computer Based Test).
  • Type of Questions: Only objective type questions of maximum 200 marks will be asked from each subject areas.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of CLAT exam will be 2 hours.
  • Question Paper Medium: The language of question paper will be English only.
  • Marking Scheme: Each right answer will be awarded with 1 mark.
  • Negative Marking: There is a system of negative marking. 0.25 mark will be subtracted for each wrong answer.
Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
English including Comprehension 40 Questions 40 Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 Questions 50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 Questions 20 Marks
Legal Aptitude 50 Questions 50 Marks
Logical Reasoning 40 Questions 40 Marks
Total 200 Questions 200 Marks

 

For PG Courses:

  • Courses: The online examination of CLAT will be held for post-graduate law courses (i.e. LL.M.).
  • Mode of Examination: Exam will be held in online mode (computer Based Test).
  • Type of Questions: Only multiple-choice questions of maximum 150 marks will be asked from each subject areas.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of CLAT exam will be 2 hours.
  • Question Paper Medium: The language of question paper will be English only.
  • Marking Scheme: Each right answer will be awarded with 1 mark.
  • Negative Marking: There is a system of negative marking. 0.25 mark will be subtracted for each wrong answer.
Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Constitutional Law 50 Questions 50 Marks
Jurisprudence 50 Questions 50 Marks
Other law subjects 50 Questions 50 Marks
Total 150 Questions 150 Marks

 

CLAT 2018 Syllabus

CLAT Syllabus for UG course will cover subjects areas like English including Comprehension, General Knowledge, Mathematics (taught up to 10th class), Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning. Syllabus for PG courses include Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and other law subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights.

How to Prepare for CLAT

Due to the increase in number of applicants, level of competition of CLAT exam has also increased. Know some best tips and strategies to secure good marks in CLAT:

  • Make your own strategy plan, prepare your time-table and start preparation according to that.
  • As question paper for UG course will contain General Knowledge questions therefore, students are advised to make notes of national & international current affairs.
  • Keep yourself abreast with the latest happenings.
  • Go through the previous year’s question papers to know exam pattern and type of questions asked.
  • Prepare all the sections keeping in mind the time constraints.
  • Practicing the mock test is one of the best way through which you come to know about the difficulty level of question paper. It also helps you to know your lacking areas.
  • CLAT has the system of negative marking so don’t make the guesses, choose only the right one.

CLAT Exam Date 2018

The table given below provides you all the exam dates and events related to CLAT 2018:

Events Exam Dates (Tentative)
Notification Date 4th week of December 2017
Availability of Online Application Form 1st week of January 2018
Closing date of Application Submission along with order of preferences for NLUs 4th week of March 2018
Issue Date of Admit Card 3rd week of April 2018
Date of Examination 2nd week of May 2018
Publishing of Answer Key 3rd week of May 2018
Announcement of Result (issue of merit list) 4th week of May 2018
Counselling Commence 1st week of June 2018
Closure of Admission 1st week of July 2018

 

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/-

 

CLAT Admit Card 2018

  • Only successful registered candidates will be eligible for downloading the CLAT 2018 admit card.
  • Admit card will be available on CLAT website in the third week of April 2018.
  • Candidates don’t wait for the admit card via post or e-mail; it will be issued online only.
  • Along with the admit card, candidates must carry one identity proof to the examination centre.

CLAT 2018 Answer Key

  • The authority will display the CLAT 2018 answer key in the third week of May 2018.
  • The official answer key bears all the actual answers of the online examination of CLAT.
  • Candidates will also be able to submit their request in case of any discrepancy in answer key.

CLAT 2018 Result

  • The approximate date for the release of CLAT 2018 result will be the last week of May 2018.
  • Result will contain candidate’s rank and scores obtained in entrance exam.
  • Candidates can view their results by entering their login details.

CLAT 2018 Cut-Off

CLAT 2018 cut-off will be determined after the declaration of results. Exam committee considers various factors for calculating the cut-off marks like difficulty level of question paper, number of candidates attempted the exam and previous years cut-off trends.

CLAT 2018 Merit List

  • Separate merit list will be issued for UG and PG programmes.
  • Category-wise merit list will be announced along with the result.
  • Merit list will indicate state as well as All India Rank of examinees.

CLAT Counselling 2018

  • Admission to UG and PG programmes in participating NLUs will be done through centralized counselling organized by CLAT office.
  • CLAT counselling 2018 will commence in the first week of June 2018 tentatively.
  • The online counselling shall be conducted in 4 rounds.
  • Allotment of seats will be on the basis of ‘merit-cum- preference’.
  • Candidates who are selected for admission have to pay the counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- with CLAT-2018 Office. Counselling fee will further be adjusted in admission fee.