- Prior to the introduction of the CLAT, each national law university conducted various entrances for law which sometimes overlapped. This use to cause inconvenience to the student community. CLAT was introduced in 2008 to overcome this disadvantage.
- CLAT is conducted on rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs). The 19 participating NLUs are:
- National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru.
- National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad.
- National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal.
- West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata.
- National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur.
- Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur.
- Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar.
- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow.
- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab.
- Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna.
- National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi.
- National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack.
- National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi.
- National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam.
- Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam.
- Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli.
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai.
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur.
EligibiltyEducational Qualification for CLAT 2018 -
- Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with the minimum of -
- 45% marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories
- 40% marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST Category
- Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2018 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2018 examination.
- There Candidates shall be below Twenty (20) Years of age as on 1st July 2018
Admission and Selection Process
- Selection is made through entrance test.
- In the event of equal marks scored by multiple candidates, tie breaking procedure would be as under:
- Higher Marks in Legal Aptitude
- Higher Age
- Computerized draw of lots
- Test Pattern
- Mode - Online
- Question Type - Multiple Choice Questions
- No. of Questions - 200
- Duration - 2 hours
- Marking Scheme - Correct Answer : +1 and Wrong Answer: - 0.25
- English including Comprehension
- General Knowledge and Current Affairs
- Elementary Mathematics
- Legal Aptitude
- Logical Reasoning
- Sentence Analysis
- Noun & Pronoun Errors
- Subject-Verb Agreement & Tenses
- verbal and critical reasoning
- Logical Consistency
- Modifiers & Parallelism
- Prepositions and Conjunctions
- Idioms & Phrases etc.
- HCF & LCM
- Averages and Percentages
- Simple & Compound Interest
- Profit & Loss
- Ratio & Proportion
- Mixtures & Alligations
- Algebraic Formulae
- Linear & Quadratic Equation
- Speed & Distance
- Work Related Problems
- Pipes & Cisterns
- Geometry: Lines, Angles & Triangles
- Circles & Mensuration
- Permutations & Combinations
- Data Interpretation
- Coding & Decoding
- Odd One Out
- Family Tree & Directions
- Arrangements: Linear/Circular/Matrix
- Groups & Conditionality
- Logical Series
- Selection Criteria
- Sequential I/P - O/P Tracing
- Symbol Based Logic
- Logical Puzzles
- strong & weak arguments
- Critical Reasoning
- Cause effects
- Implicit Assumptions
- statement conclusions
- Indian History
- World History
- Current Affairs
- Indian Geography World Geography
- Indian Constitution
- Indian & World Economy
- Banking & Financial Institutions
- National Insignia
- International News
- Sports and Movies
- Awards and Honors
- Literature and Media
- Days and Dates
- Law of Tort Fundamentals of Law of Contract
- Basics of Criminal Law
- Basics of Constitutional Law
- Family Law
- Procedural Law
- Property Law & Intellectual Property Law
2018 cut offs
|S. No.||NLU||GEN Category||SC Category||ST Category|
|1||NLSIU - Bengaluru||1||66||562||2049||865||2528|
|2||NALSAR - Hyderabad||68||137||1584||3271||2971||6092|
|3||NUJS - KOLKATA||139||260||1246||4498||6196||9083|
|4||NLIU - Bhopal||169||428||3616||4326||3175||7791|
|5||NLUJ - JODHPUR||201||376||4386||6311||4692||9409|
|6||GNLU - Gandhinagar||360||1898||4621||8986||7948||11886|
|7||HNLU - Raipur||430||657||3915||9283||10386||13115|
|8||MNLU - Mumbai||478||503||6929||9302||10134||11122|
|9||RMLNLU - Lucknow||513||671||4720||12674||19064||23263|
|10||RGNUL - Punjab||565||924||2047||10314||11562||15915|
|11||NUALS - Kochi||603||928||9497||14324||16087||16087|
|12||NLUO - Cuttak||713||1167||6023||10697||11179||18957|
|13||CNLU - Patna||919||1186||9575||20460||15714||15714|
|14||NUSRL - Ranchi||1022||1255||7859||11146||15918||18973|
|15||MNLU - Nagpur||1039||1532||9944||24000||44302||44302|
|16||DSNLU - Vizag||1134||1432||7471||24588||27355||33363|
|18||TNNLS - Trichy||1433||1571||8883||11456||12376||18123|
|19||MNLU - Aurangabad||1503||1588||18560||36331||NA||NA|
CLAT 2018 AnalysisElementary Mathematics:
- It was perhaps the most difficult section. The questions were long and difficult. They have been distributed in areas such as algebra, speed and distance, work methods, probabilities, and so on. Even good students have not made a serious attempt over 10-12. It was another differentiating section
- The reasoning was a relatively long but easy section. There were 25-30 questions of analytical reasoning and the rest was based on verbal reasoning. 4 sets of table paintings have consumed a lot of time. There were no surprises regarding the topics covered. So, it was a fairly standard section
- Historically, English was the most predictable section of CLAT and this year was no different. I had a long but easy passage with 10 questions. Other types of questions were vocabulary (5Q), sentence correction (5Q), short paragraphs with one question each (4-6). There were also questions about how to fill the spaces and the meaning of the sentences. The section had a good opportunity to score
- It was a fairly direct section, dominated by questions of legal reasoning. The questions were related to the direct application of the principles. Some questions of affirmative reasoning and conclusion of the statement were asked. The Section had 8 to 10 legal questions on the GK, including static questions about the LGK. The level of difficulty was easy to moderate.
- The surprise in the store was a lot of questions about the static GK. Up to 15 static questions were distributed in Legal GK, books and authors. Some questions were asked based on the events of early 2017. The rest were topical issues, spread across different topics. This could be a differentiating section between the main NLU collectors and the rest. Those who have prepared well for static GK should have a definite advantage