Clat Exam 2018 Eligibility, Dates, Registration, Syllabus, Results, Application Form
Common Law Admission Test is conducted by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi this year. CLAT 2018 is scheduled to be held on May 13 – one of the most popular law entrance examinations held annually for admissions to five-year integrated law programmes (BA LLB, B.Com LLB, B.Sc LLB and BBA LLB) in 19 NLUs (National Law Universities) including MLNU Mumbai, MNLU Nagpur, and MNLU Aurangabad. Aspirants who wish to prepare for the aptitude test should seek the guidance of a mentor like OPUS to improve their prospects.
- 1 Exam pattern
- 2 Preparation tips
- 3 Time management tips
- 4 Read more
- 5 Study smart
- 6 Daily Practice
- 7 CLAT Admission Process 2018
- 8 CLAT 2018 Eligibility
- 9 CLAT Application form 2018
- 10 CLAT Figures
- 11 CLAT Exam centers
- 12 CLAT 2018 Admit card
- 13 CLAT 2018 syllabus
- 14 CLAT 2018 Mock tests
- 15 CLAT 2018 Result
- 16 CLAT 2018 Cut-off
At the outset, it is proper to take a close look at the exam pattern as it will help candidates to form an idea of what the test is all about.
The CLAT question paper is divided into five different sections – English, General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Reasoning (Logical and Analytical) and Mathematics.
Legal Aptitude – 50 marks
English – 40 marks
GK – 50 marks
Mathematical Ability – 20 marks
Logical Ability – 40 marks
Candidates should take note of the fact that negative marking is involved. They are advised to attempt only those questions they can answer correctly.
Chalk out a study plan and divide your hours into reading newspapers, magazines, novels, solving the model and previous year question papers, solving analytical reasoning and math questions and absorbing profound knowledge. OPUS lays stress on the role of a study plan without which the preparation does not get any focus and you end up studying in a cluttered way.
Time management tips
The CLAT exam paper comprises 200 questions that candidates need to answer in 120 minutes. Before you write your answer, know your strengths and weaknesses and plan the paper accordingly. Attempt your strong subject first to get the flow. Nervousness should not slow down your pace. OPUS helps you to identify your forte and work on it accordingly so that the test does not make you feel jittery.
If you want to build your career in the domain of Law, OPUS urges you to work hard on word power. One of the easiest ways to build your vocabulary is through understanding the principle and application of various topics. Refer to quality daily newspapers like The Hindu and also some international papers like The Guardian now easily available online and on the mobile app. Access to quality sources has become easy and you should derive benefits.
While it is true that you have to study extensively to crack the CLAT 2018 exam, OPUS tells you it is not necessary to know everything about everything. You need to devise a good strategy and cherry pick good reading sources. Daily reading and maintaining regularity matter a lot.
OPUS tells candidates to solve previous year’s question papers, test papers, mock tests as these are the most important part of CLAT exam preparation. Solve as many question papers and mock tests as possible and try to complete them on time.
CLAT Admission Process 2018
Aspirants seeking admission into five-year integrated undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes in the 19 NLUs need to appear for CLAT 2018. The admission process of CLAT 2018 begins with examination notification and availability of CLAT application form. The CLAT 2018 applicants next will have to appear for the NUALS Kochi administered common law admission test. The CLAT 2018 appearing candidates based on their admission test performance will secure All India Ranks (AIRs) and CLAT 2018 scores. These will be accepted by various law schools including the participating 19 NLUs. The CLAT committee headed by NUALS Kochi will organise CLAT 2018 counselling. The CLAT qualifying candidates will be allotted seats in different NLUs under a centralised counselling system.
CLAT 2018 Eligibility
Candidates should read and understand eligibility criteria of CLAT 2018 as specified by the law examination committee. The CLAT eligibility criteria state minimum academic qualifications and the percentage of total marks apart from age limit required for applying for the law undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Following common eligibility criteria of CLAT 2018, candidates applying for UG law programmes need to qualify 12th board examination (Intermediate) of 10+2 educational system, scoring at least 45 percent marks in the aggregate of subjects studied at 10+2 level. According to the CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria, those applying for PG law programmes should have an LL.B degree with a minimum score of 55 percent marks in the final year of law degree examination. There is no age bar for those applying for five-year undergraduate as well as postgraduate law programmes through CLAT 2018.
CLAT Application form 2018
Aspirants can fill the online application form of CLAT 2018 after registering themselves for the common law admission test. CLAT 2018 registrations will be processed after candidates have provided a valid e-mail id and mobile number during CLAT 2018 registration. The CLAT application forms 2018 can only be filled online after logging into an application form window through CLAT 2018 registered account and password. Most importantly, candidates are advised to take care that CLAT 2018 application form needs to be filled and submitted through the online application process before the scheduled last date.
OPUS takes note of the number of applicants and test takers over the years for CLAT. In CLAT 2017, there were 44565 UG applicants and 42336 candidates appeared for the test. In 2016, there were 39415 candidates who applied and 37176 who took the test. This shows a clear trend that the popularity of CLAT is rising every year and it is becoming fiercely competitive as well. Taking the CLAT test without OPUS guidance is like diving into the pool without learning how to swim.
CLAT Exam centers
CLAT 2018 exam centres will be announced in April. The exam is expected to be held in over 175 testing locations across the country. With the CLAT 2018 exam centres, candidates have a fair idea to choose their city for taking the NLU admission test. Applicants will be communicated about their respective admission testing venue through their CLAT 2018 admit cards. The CLAT exam centres 2018 include cities like Agra, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Delhi, Faridabad, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Noida, Patna, Ranchi, Shimla, Thiruvananthapuram, Varanasi, and Vishakhapatnam.
CLAT 2018 Admit card
The NUALS will issue CLAT 2018 admit card on April 20, 2018. CLAT applicants can download their CLAT 2018 admit cards by entering login id and password through an official link. The CLAT 2018 admit card is considered hall ticket to appear in the law admission test. Carry CLAT admit card (hall ticket/ e-admit card) at the examination centres.
CLAT 2018 syllabus
Candidates should check CLAT 2018 syllabus as it helps them in preparation. The syllabus of CLAT 2018 mentions important sections and their topics. OPUS thinks candidates find it easy to proceed with help of the CLAT syllabus. They know the important topics they should focus on – and the topics they can ignore without any damage. The CLAT 2018 syllabus mentions topics from different sections – English & Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
CLAT 2018 Mock tests
CLAT 2018 Committee helmed by NUALS Kochi is to provide mock tests of CLAT 2018 in March. Designed by CLAT 2018 Committee, CLAT 2018 mock tests will be held online. Those who have filled CLAT application form 2018 can only appear for the CLAT 2018 mock tests. Candidates may note that they can appear for the CLAT 2018 mock tests as much as they wish. The domains experts from coaching institutions like OPUS as well as educationists have suggested for taking CLAT 2018 mock tests during the law exam preparation. Mock tests are crucial as candidates can assess their preparation level. CLAT mock tests give a feel about the actual exam.
CLAT 2018 Result
NUALS Kochi will declare the result of CLAT 2018 on May 31 – after it has released the final answer key of CLAT 2018. Candidates can check the scores in CLAT 2018 through their registered CLAT accounts. The CLAT result will mention All India Rank (AIR), State Rank (SR) and Category Rank (CR) of the candidates apart from what they have scored in Common Law Admission Test 2018. This has been done to maintain transparency in the admission process.
CLAT 2018 Cut-off
The examination committee will determine cut-off of CLAT 2018 after issuing merit lists. CLAT 2018 cut off is regarded as the last rank secured by a candidate to be offered admission in the NLUs. The CLAT cut off will be determined by the exam committee in accordance with the result and merit list of the admission test. CLAT 2018 cut-off will depend on multiple factors including the total number of test takers, minimum marks, maximum marks and admitting seats.
Aspirants need to seek the best guidance from OPUS for CLAT 2018 in order to ensure that the right approach and mentoring enables you to crack the test and enter the hallowed portals of professional education. When the best is around you, all you need to do is decide and reach out – pursue the best course in order to compete with the brightest minds. Access to the best coaching from OPUS will make the journey of CLAT 2018 a lot easier for you.
Best wishes for your success!