CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2018 Exam


CLAT entrance exam is conducted for admission to 17 of the coveted National Law Schools. The following national law universities (NLUs) consider CLAT scores for admissions to their under graduate program:

These include the top National Law Schools like NLS Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad, GNLU Gandhinagar, HNLU Raipur, NLIU Bhopal, NUJS Kolkata, NLU Jodhpur. Added to the list are RGNUL Patiala, RMLNLU Lucknow, CNLU Patna and NUALS Kochi.

CLAT Eligibility:

To be eligible for CLAT, the candidates must have secured:

(a) 45% marks in Qualifying Exam (Class XII or equivalent) in case of candidates belonging to General /OBC /Specially Abled Persons  and other categories.
(b) 40% marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.

(c) Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2018 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2018 online 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.

(d)The result of qualifying examination (i.e. 12th ) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.

CLAT 2018 will be held from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM on 13th May 2018.

CLAT 2018 Syllabus:

CLAT 2018 shall be conducted in online mode where the paper will have 200 questions from five different subjects including English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

English including comprehension: The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs:The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.

Mathematics:This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught up to 10th Class/standard.

 Legal Aptitude: This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

Logical Reasoning: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern

CLAT is of two hour duration, comprising 200 questions across five different areas and is conducted online.

Subject/Section No. of Questions
English/Verbal Ability 40
Mathematics/Quantitative Aptitude 20
Logical Reasoning 40
General Awareness 50
Legal Aptitude 50
Marking Scheme +1/-0.25

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