CLAT 2018

CLAT 2018 Notification

CLAT 2018 Notification

CLAT 2018 Official Notification

  • Commencement of submission of online application for CLAT 2018: 01 January 2018
  • Last date for submission of CLAT 2018 Online application : 31 March 2018
  • Date of CLAT 2018 exam 13 May 2018
  • Timing: 3:00PM to 5:00PM.
  • CLAT Official Website:

CLAT 2018 Pattern

  • 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

CLAT 2018 Detailed Syllabus

English including Comprehension:
  • English Vocabulary: Antonyms, Synonyms and Analogies.
  • English Proficiency:Idioms and Phrases, One Word Substitution, Sentence Improvement, Rearrangement of Sentence in Paragraph, Rearrangement of Words in Sentence, Fill in the blanks and Cloze Tests.
  • English Usage Errors:Common Errors, Spotting Errors, Inappropriate Usage of Words and Spelling Mistakes (English Usage), Use of Correct Word.
  • English Comprehension:Paragraph will be given. Questions will be asked from that paragraph. Understand the para and answer the questions accordingly.
General Knowledge and Current Affairs:
  • Events of National and International importance also covering current events in area of Economics, Science, Technology, Sports, Persons and Places, Static GK & Latest Happening, Books and Authors.
  • Arithmetic (Number Theory): Number Systems, Surds and Indices, Square Roots, Fractions and Decimals, HCF and LCM, Simplification, Approximations, Ratio and Proportion, Average and Logarithms.
  • Commercial Maths:Interest, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Partnership and Discounts.
  • Mensuration:Areas and Volumes.
Legal Aptitude
  • This section will judge your interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability.
  • These questions will be related to legal propositions and set of facts satisfying the propositions.
  • Such propositions may or may not be true, you have to assume them and answer the questions accordingly.
  • Some major topics are International Law, Criminal Law, Indian Constitution, Legal Terms, Legal Maxims, Family Law, Contracts and Torts.
Logical Reasoning
  • Reasoning TestsDirection and Distance Test, Analogy Test, Classification (Odd Man Out) Test, Coding Decoding Test, Number Test, Series Test, Relationships Test, Alphabet Test, Ranking Tests and Time Sequence Test.
  • Logic TestsStatements Assumptions, Statements Arguments, Statements Conclusions and Statements Action.

CLAT Important Dates 2018

NUALS Kochi is to announce important dates of CLAT 2018 in the month of December, most probably. CLAT 2018 important dates will help candidates in knowing events of the common law admission test and their respective dates. TopCLAT will provide you the CLAT important dates. The law aspirants as of now can find an exam calendar of CLAT 2018 with its events and their tentative dates below in the table-

Events Dates*
Exam notification 20 December 2018
Application form begins 01 January 2018
Application form ends 31 March 2018
Issue of admit card Third week of April, 2018
Conduct of online examination May 13, 2018 (3:00pm to 5:00pm)
Provisional Answer Key Second week of May, 2018
Challenge window Third week of May, 2018
Final Answer Key Fourth week of May, 2018
Declaration of result and score card Last week of May, 2018
Counselling and seat allotment First week of June-First week of July, 2018

CLAT Colleges and CLAT Cut Off

Name of Participating NLU Location Total No. of Seats 1st Merit List (Closing Marks/ 200) 1st Merit List (Closing Rank) Last Merit List (Closing Marks/ 200) Last Merit List (Closing Rank)
National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore 80 139.5 58 139.5 58
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law Hyderabad 124 136.5 100 136 108
National Law Institute University (NLIU) Bhopal 128 129 245 125.5 345
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS) Kolkata 127 130 230 128.5 260
National Law University (NLUJ) Jodhpur 115 126 315 125.25 360
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU) Raipur 187 126 315 125.25 360
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) Gandhinagar 187 124 430 121.75 500
Dr. Ram ManoharLohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) Lucknow 178 121.5 575 118.75 750
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala 196 120 695 117.5 925
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna 140 118.25 810 116 1100
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi 67 120 695 117 980
National Law University Odisha (NLUO) Cuttack 180 118.25 830 115.75 1125
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL) Ranchi 120 118 845 115.5 1150
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJAA) Assam 60 117.75 890 114.5 1280
DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) Visakhapatnam 120 (-) 668 (-) 1132
The TamilNadu National Law School (TNNLS) Tiruchirappalli 110 117.75 915 114.5 1280
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Mumbai 60 135 160 138 470
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Nagpur 120 (-) 668 (-) 1132
Total 2299