CLAT 2018 Official Notification released by NUALS, Kochi

    Swati Mishra Swati Mishra
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    The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi has released the official notification for CLAT 2018. The law entrance test is scheduled for May 13 from 3 to 5 pm. The registration window will become functional from January 1. 

    What is new in CLAT 2018?

    CLAT 2018 Official Notification Screenshot


    CLAT 2018 Exam Dates

    This year, it is expected that more than 50,000 candidates will register for the law entrance examination. NUALS Kochi has released the official schedule for the LLB and LLM exam. Tabulated below are the same:

    CLAT NotificationDecember 21, 2017
    Release of Online Form January 1, 2018
    Last Date to submit CLAT online formMarch 31, 2018
    Availability of CLAT Admit CardApril 20, 2018
    CLAT ExamMay 13, 2018
    Availability of CLAT Answer KeyMay 16, 2018
    Representation, if any, relating to exam, questions/ KeyMay 17 - May 19, 2018
    Date for uploading the Amended Answer Key (if any)May 25, 2018
    Declaration of CLAT Result (Merit List)May 29, 2018
    Publication of 1st Allocation listJune 5, 2018
    Counselling Fee Payment (INR 50000) & Locking SeatsJune 6 - June 8, 2018
    Release of 2nd Allotment List June 12, 2018
    Counselling Fee Payment (INR 50000) & Locking SeatsJune 13 - June 14, 2018
    Release of 3rd Allotment ListJune 19, 2018
    Counselling Fee Payment (INR 50000) & Locking SeatsJune 20 – June 21, 2018
    Last date to withdraw admission feeJune 21, 2018
    Release of 4th Allotment ListJune 24, 2018
    Fee Payment and Completing Admission ProcessJune 28 – June 30, 2018
    Release of Admission Status by NLU(s)July 4, 2018
    CLAT Admission Process concludes on July 6, 2018

    CheckCLAT Exam Schedule

    CLAT Eligibility 2018

    The eligibility criteria requires a candidate to fulfil various standards to apply and thereafter appear for the law entrance exam. The standards will be prescribed by NUALS. 

    Eligibility for LLB Program

    • Intermediate graduates with 45% marks (General/ OBC/ SAP) and 40% marks (SC/ ST)
    • As per the notification, there is no age limit to apply online for CLAT 2018.
    • Candidates appearing in qualifying examination in March/ April 2018 can also register. 
    Note March/ April 2018 candidates have to produce an evidence of passing the qualifying examination at the time of final seat allotment.

    Eligibility for LLM Program

    • Law graduates with 55% marks (General/ OBC/ SAP and other categories) and 50% marks (SC/ST)
    • Candidates must have passed/ appeared in the final semester/ year of the qualifying exam on the date of final admissions. 
    • Candidates who appeared in the quialifying examination, have to submit the final result of examination withing the time frame prescribed by the respective university. Till then such candidates are given provisional admissions.

    CheckCLAT Eligibility Criteria 

    CLAT Application Form 2018

    The application form for legal aptitude test will be available at The form will be available for filling until March 31. Listed below are official information related to CLAT Application Form published by NUALS Kochi.

    • The form can be filled via online mode only
    • Registration needs to be done using your personal email ID and mobile number
    • To register/ fill the application, choose the tab ‘Click Here for new Registration’ and provide your Name, Email-ID and Mobile No. A provisional Registration No. and Password will be issued and will be sent to the registered email and mobile no.
    • Use the provisional credentials to log in to fill the online application.
    • Cross check all the details like names, marks etc before submitting the form. 

    CLAT Application Fee

    There is a stipulated fee as per candidate’s category that needs to be paid to successfully submit the form. The fee is as follows:

    Category Application Fee (INR)
    General/ OBC/ SAP/ Other categories4000
    SC/ ST3500

    CLAT Exam Pattern 2018

    The law entrance examination will be of two hours duration. It is an online mode exam, having 200 objective type questions. CheckCLAT Exam Pattern

    CLAT Exam Pattern for LLB Program

    For undergraduate courses, the question paper will contain 5 sections and 200 MCQs. The section wise distribution of questions is mentioned below:

    SectionsMaximum Questions
    English (including comprehension)40 Questions
    General Knowledge & Current Affairs50 Questions
    Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)20 Questions
    Legal Aptitude50 Questions
    Logical Reasoning40 Questions

    CLAT Exam Pattern for LLM Program

    The question paper for postgraduate courses will have a total of 3 sections and 150 multiple choice questions. Distribution of questions in each section is indicated in the table below:

    SectionsMaximum Questions
    Constitutional Law50 Questions
    Jurisprudence50 Questions
    Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.50 Questions

    CLAT 2018 Marking Scheme – For each correct answer, one mark will be awarded. However, for every wrong answer, 0.25 mark will be deducted.

    Law aspirants can go through the detailed syllabus for CLAT here. 

    We will keep you updated with the latest developments in CLAT 2018!



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