CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria requires candidates to fulfill multiple aspects so that they can apply and thereafter appear for this law entrance exam. The eligibility criteria for CLAT are as follows:
CLAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria for UG Law Courses
Candidates would be eligible to apply for CLAT 2018 if they have completed their 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of:
- Forty Five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/Specially abled persons categories
- Forty percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/STcategory.
Also, candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2018 are also eligible to apply.
CLAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria for LLM Course
Candidates would be eligible to apply for LLM course admissions if they possess CLAT LLB or equivalent degree and have secured:
- Minimum of 55% marks in case of General/OBC/Specially abled persons categories
- Minimum of 50% marks in case of SC/ST category.
Aspirants appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2018 are also eligible to apply for CLAT 2018.
Earlier, BCI had introduced age limit criteria for CLAT exam. However, now Supreme Court has directed BCI to remove the age limit criteria.
CLAT is a national level examination which candidates need to clear, in order to secure admissions at 18 NLUs in India. CLAT exam was made online in 2015, thus, every aspect of the exam right from application stage to the counseling process will be done online.
Step 1: Fill CLAT 2018 Application Form
Candidates can apply for CLAT exam on the official website for CLAT 2018. No hard copy of CLAT Application Form and Information Brochure will be sold to a candidate under any circumstance.
CLAT 2018 Application Fee
|General/OBC/Specially abled Persons (SAP) ||Rs 4,000|
Candidates can even purchase previous years' Question Papers of CLAT by making an online payment of Rs 400.
Step 2: Download CLAT 2018 Admit Card
Candidates can download their CLAT ADMIT CARD through their Login Account which they have to create at the time of registration. Candidates need to take the printout of their CLAT 2018 Admit Card and carry the same to the Examination Hall.
Step 3: Give CLAT 2018 Exam
CLAT 2018 will be a two hour exam. Candidates will have to give CLAT as an online exam. Subjects covered in the exam would include English including Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
Step 4: Check CLAT 2018 Result
As per the CLAT exam dates, the results for CLAT 2018 will be published on the official website. CLAT results will comprise of an overall merit list with names of candidates along with their CLAT scores and categories. Apart from this, state specific as well as all India merit lists shall be prepared for various categories like – Unreserved/ SC/ ST/ OBC/ Women/ PWD etc. Candidates can view their CLAT results through their personal Login Account.
If two or more candidates score equal marks in CLAT 2018, then the below mentioned procedure will be adopted to prepare the list of shortlisted candidates:
- Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT 2018
- Computerised draw of lots
Step 5: Appear for CLAT 2018 Counselling
The COUNSELLING OF CLAT 2018 will be conducted online after the results for the exam are announced. Candidates shortlisted for counselling will have to appear for online counselling to fill seats available in the participating NLUs. Candidates can take part in online counselling through their personal login account. Candidates need to pay Rs 50,000 as fee for counselling either online or offline by means of bank challan on the official website.
CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern for UG Law Courses
This law entrance exam will be of two hours duration. CLAT 2018 will be an online exam which will comprise of 200 multiple choice questions which candidates need to attempt to get shortlisted for admissions into the various participating law institutions. Candidates will be evaluated out of 200 marks in CLAT. The exam paper will comprise of questions from different areas of law such as:
English including Comprehension
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
Total No. of Questions
CLAT 2018 marking scheme: For every correct answer in CLAT 2018, candidates will be awarded one mark. However, for every wrong option selected by candidates, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern for LLM Course
CLAT 2018 exam pattern for LLM course is such that candidates need to attempt a total of 150 multiple choice questions in two hours duration.
Other law subjects (Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights, etc.)
Marking scheme: One mark will be allotted for each correct answer. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.