As you know clat 2018 is an entrance test that is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each law University for admission to their UG/PG programs, as per the eligibility, reservation and other criteria laid down under the respective statutes of the participating law conducted on rotation by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate degree programs.

CLAT 2018 (Common Law Admission Test) is a non-statutory body created under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country.

Clat 2018 Exam

NLUs had decided that the test should be conducted by rotation in the order of their establishment. The first clat 2018 exam conducted by NLSIU (2008) Bangalore and this time it shall be conducted by The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS).

How can you apply for clat 2018 exam?

Clat exam 2018 forms are available online on
Eligibility for clat 2018

10+2 with the minimum of a) Forty-five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC Categories Forty percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST Category Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2018 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2018 examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission. No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in Clat 2018

For post-graduation program – LL.B. or equivalent degree in law examination with a minimum of 55% marks in case of Unreserved/OBC/ (Especially abled persons) categories and 50% marks in case of SC/ST category Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2018 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2018 examination. They also need to submit an evidence and lose their right to be considered for admission.

Law Schools participating in Clat 2018

1.National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
2. National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
3. The National Law Institute University, Bhopal(NLIU)
4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL)
10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
11. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
12. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
13. National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
14. National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA)
15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
16. Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
18. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU)

Available seats – Clat 2018

The details of seats as per CLAT 2018 information brochure

1. NLSIU, Bangalore – TOTAL 80 – General 55, SC 12, ST 6, PWD 2, Foreign National 5
2. NALSAR, Hyderabad – TOTAL 99 – General 65, SC 13, ST 6, Foreign National 15, State Domicile 28
3. NLIU, Bhopal – TOTAL 120 – General 68, SC 8, ST 4, NRI/NRI Sponsored 18, J&K residents- 2, State Domicile 54
4. WBNUJS, Kolkata – TOTAL 125 – General 74, SC 13, ST 7, PWD 2, NRI/NRI Sponsored 18, J&K residents- 2 Foreign National 4, State Domicile- 10
5. NLUJ, Jodhpur – TOTAL 115 – General 77, SC 15, ST 8, NRI/NRI Sponsored 15, PWD 2, State Domicile 80
6. HNLU, Raipur – TOTAL 180 – General 62, SC 12, ST 6, PWD 2, NRI/NRI Sponsored 16, Foreign National 4, State Domicile 80
7. GNLU, Gandhinagar – TOTAL 180 – General 115, SC 27, ST 14, PWD 5, NRI/NRI Sponsored 17, Foreign National 6, State Domicile 44
8. RMLNLU, Lucknow – TOTAL 160 – General 80, State Domicile 80, NRI/NRI sponsored
9. RGNUL, Patiala – TOTAL 175 – General 133, SC 27, ST 14, PWD 4, Foreign National 5, State Domicile 18
10. CNLU, Patna – TOTAL 120 – General 60, NRI/NRI Sponsored / Foreign National 20, State Domicile 60
11. NUALS, Kochi – TOTAL 120 – General 33, PWD 2, NRI Sponsored 12, Foreign National 4, State Domicile 29
12. NLUO, Orissa – TOTAL 159 – General 78, SC 10, ST 14, PWD 4, NRI/NRI Sponsored 10, Foreign National 4
13. NUSRL, Ranchi – TOTAL 120 – General 24, SC 8, ST 4, OBC 14, State Domicile 50
14. NLUJA, Assam – TOTAL 60 – General 30, SC 4, ST 9, PWD 2, State Domicile 15
15. DSNLU , Vishakhapatnam – Total 132, General 12, State Domicile 120
16. TNNLS, Tiruchirapalli – Total 180, General 70, SC 14, ST 6, State Domicile 90
17. MNLU, Mumbai – Total-50, General 25, SC 7, ST 3, OBC 9
18. MNLU, Nagpur – Total-60,

Pattern for CLAT exam

Total Marks 200
Number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each 200
Duration of examination Two Hours
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
Logical Reasoning 40 Marks

For every wrong answer there is negative marking of 0.25 marks.
In case of equal marks secured by candidates, the procedure to break the tie will be as per the following order:
(i) Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT-2018
(ii) Higher age
(iii) Computerized draw of lots

Top law collages in India

Your target should be clear before appearing for clat exam for this you should keep in mind which collage is most suitable collage to give destination to your dreams. Althogh NLSUI Bangalore is considered the most reputed followed by NALSAR Hyderabad, WBNUJS Kolkata, NLU Jodhpur, NLU Bhopal, GNLU and HNLU Raipur. The law university in Lucknow, Patiala and Orissa are the other ones which are coming up very formidably. NLU Delhi is fast becoming one of the most sought after colleges for law and as such is progressing to become one of the most reputed colleges for pursuing law in the country.

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