|Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - 2018|
|Category : Law Admissions 2018|
|Published : On January 11, 2018 By Webindia123 Editor|
|Commencement of submission of Online Application||1 January 2018|
|Last date of submission of duly filled in Online Application||31st March, 2018|
|Admit Card/Hall ticket canbe downloaded||20th April, 2018|
|Date of CLAT 2018 Online Examination||13th May, 2018 (3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.)|
|CLAT-2018 result will be published||31st May, 2018|
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body created under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country. An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each University for admission to their Under-Graduate (UG)/ Post-Graduate (PG) programmes, as per the eligibility, reservation and other criteria laid down under the respective statutes of the participating Universities.
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India common entrance examination, conducted on rotational basis by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their UG and PG degree programmes. The 19 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment are:
Under Graduate Programme [Five Year Integrated Law Degree (Hon’s)]
Post Graduate Programme (One Year LL.M. Degree)
An LL.B. Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty-Five percentage (55%) of marks in case of candidates belonging to unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons/NRI/NRI Sponsored categories and Fifty percentage (50%) of marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May, 2018 are also eligible to apply.
CLAT Test Pattern : For CLAT test pattern click here
Application form for CLAT-2018 shall be filled On-line only.
The online application form has to be accessed from the CLAT-2018 website (www.clat.ac.in).
The candidates are first required to register themselves at the CLAT-2018 online application webpage by using personal e-mail ID and mobile number. To register an application, choose the tab "CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION" and enter Name, Email-id and Mobile number. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system. An Email and SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will be sent. Use this Provisional Registration Number and Password to log in to fill the Online Application.
The Name of the candidate and the parents should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any change/alteration found may disqualify their candidature.
Documents to be uploaded with the Online Application.
The scanned copies of the documents to be uploaded by the candidates, adhering to the guidelines provided in the online application webpage, are:
1. Front facing passport size recent photograph
2. Signature of the candidate
3. The scanned copy of the certificate in PDF format issued by the competent authority to support the claim of Specially Abled Persons (SAP).
The original certificates/documents issued by the competent authority as specified in the brochure are to be submitted to the allotted University in the form and manner as specified by the respective universities at the time of admission.
The photograph and signature of the candidate need not be attested while submitting the Online Application Form.
The candidate can fill up the required details in the application form and save the same before finally submitting it.
No hard copy of the filled in online application form is to be sent to the CLAT Office.
The candidate is advised to submit his/her application form only after he/she is absolutely sure of the information he/she provides in the form.
No alteration / editing in the online application form can be done after successful submission /final submission of the form. The information once furnished by the candidate with regard to the category to which the candidate belongs, the preference for the NLUs and the Centre of the Entrance Test submitted by the candidates through online application mode shall be final and no change whatsoever, shall be allowed thereafter under any circumstances.
The candidates are required to read the instructions carefully and furnish correct and authentic information. In case the information furnished at any stage of the application, examination and admission process is found to be false or incorrect or if there is any discrepancy or mismatch between the information furnished by the candidate at the relevant section and the certificates/documents produced at the time of admission, the provisional admission offered to the candidate shall stand cancelled with immediate effect without assigning any further reason and the candidate shall stand disqualified from being considered for further admission to the NLU s by the CLAT Office.
The SAP candidates must upload the scanned copy (in .PDF format) of the Disability Certificate showing the percentage of disability issued by the competent authority in the 'Document Upload' section of the online application form.
The SAP Candidates requiring SCRIBE, must specify in the relevant column of the online application form whether the candidate would arrange a SCRIBE on his/her own or the same is to be provided by the CLAT Office.
The candidate shall fill his/her preference order for all nineteen NLUs at the time of online application itself. No change shall be allowed in the preference once the form is submitted by the candidate.
Application Fee / Previous Years Question Papers' Fee
Application fee can be paid online or by bank challan generated online.
For payment of application fee, candidates are required to login to the CLAT 2018 Online Application Webpage. Application fee shall be paid online through net-banking /debit card / credit card/ pay wallet/ RuPay etc. or through offline mode by way of online- generated bank challan.
Offline payments can be made after registering the application online and generating challans online. The print out of the challans generated have to be taken to the relevant bank for payment over the counter. Offline payments are to be made in CASH only.
The candidates will have to bear additional bank transaction charges, if any, in case they opt for remitting the fee through net-banking payment gateways or any of the other modes of payment, including challan payments.
The detailed procedure for payment of fee is also available at the CLAT-2018 online application webpage.
More details can be obtained from the institute website.
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