Common Law Admission Test

General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates Rs. 4000/- SC/ST category candidates Rs. 3500/-

Entrance Exam Date - Sunday, 13 May 2018

CLAT 2018 (Common Law Admission Test) Application Form, Exam Dates, Registration

India’s 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) rotationally conduct the national level Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for the aspirants willing to make careers in the legal services. The CLAT 2018 exam will be conducted by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Ernakulam. Students will appear in this combined test to secure enrollment in reputed law colleges/universities in the country which use CLAT score for admission cutoff list.

Admissions will be offered in the following law schools in India through CLAT 2018 exam for the coming session:- 

NLSIU, Bangalore 
NLIU, Bhopal 
NUJS, Kolkata 
NLUJ, Jodhpur 
HNLU, Raipur 
GNLU, Gandhinagar 
RMNLU, Lucknow 
RGNLU, Patiala 
NUALS, Kochi 
CNLU, Patna 
DSNLU, Visakhapatnam 
NLUO, Cuttack 
NUSRL, Ranchi 
NLUJAA, Guwahati 
TNNLS, Tiruchirappalli 
MNLU, Mumbai 
MNLU, Nagpur 
Institute of Law, Nirma University

The primary aim of CLAT 2018 is to streamline for admissions in graduate courses in law including BA LLB (Hons); BSc LLB (Hons); BBA LLB (Hons); BSW LLB (Hons) and BCom LLB (Hons) besides LLM programs in the above mentioned 18 NLU universities for which this combined test is conducted. Candidates with high score in CLAT 2018 exam will have an opportunity to secure admission in any of these law schools. In total, 632 LLM and 2352 LLB seats throughout the country will be filled by the CLAT test score. This Pan-India law examination is unique avenue for the law career aspirants.

Important Information About CLAT 2018
Since 2015, CLAT committee has brought several new transformations to conduct this entrance exam. Upon successful conduction of tests in online mode in 2015, now CLAT is continuing that practice since then. CLAT 2018 will also be conducted in the online mode. It is a biggest ever transformation in this all-India level law entrance examination. Below is mentioned important dates to remember:  

Commencement of online application for CLAT

CLAT 2018 Important Dates

EventsDates (Officially confirmed)
Exam notificationDecember 20, 2017
Application form beginsJanuary 1, 2018
Application form endsMarch 31, 2018
Issue of admit cardApril 20, 2018
Conduct of online examinationMay 13, 2018
Provisional Answer KeyMay 15, 2018
Challenge windowMay 16-May 18, 2018
Final Answer KeyMay 26, 2018
Declaration of result and score cardMay 31, 2018
Counselling and seat allotmentJune 7-July 6, 2018

CLAT 2018 Details

Exam nameCommon Law Admission Test (CLAT)
Exam typeUndergraduate and Postgraduate
Exam levelNational
Exam modeOnline
Conducting authorityNational University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi (NUALS Kochi)
Organising bodyCLAT Committee
Total number of participating institutes19 NLUs
Total number of seats offered2400 for undergraduate programmes and 624 for postgraduate programmes (approx.)
Number of test takers40000 (approximately) for UG programmes and 5500 (approximately) for postgraduate programmes