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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - 2018

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by the 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B. & LL.M.).

Date of CLAT 2018 Online Examination: 13th May, 2018

The 19 participating National Law Universities 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
  • Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad


B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) - 5 year Integrated Course:
The candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 45% marks in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / Speciallyabled persons categories and 40% marks in case of candidates belonging to SC / ST category.

Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March / April, 2018 are also eligible to appear in CLAT-2018 online examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

LL.M. - 1 year Course:
The candidate should have passed LL.B. or equivalent degree examination with a minimum of 55% marks in case of General / OBC / Speciallyabled persons categories and 50% in case of SC / ST category.

The candidates who have passed the qualifying degree examination through supplementary / compartment or repeat attempts are also eligible for appearing in the test and taking admissions provide that such candidates will have to produce the proof of having passed the qualifying examination with the requisite percentage of marks, as the case may be, on the date of their admission or within the time allowed by the respective Universities.

The candidates who have appeared or are appearing in the qualifying degree examination by March / April 2018 are also eligible to appear in the test. Such candidates may submit the final results of the qualifying examination with the requisite percentage, as the case may be, within the timeframe prescribed by the respective Universities and shall be provided provisional admission only.

CLAT 2018 Fee:

  • Fee to be remitted while submitting the Application Form for Unreserved / OBC / PWD and other category candidates is Rs. 4000/- (for SC / ST category candidates: Rs. 3500/-) excluding the bank charges or additional transaction costs for remitting the fees online. The above application fee includes cost of online application form and e-brochure.
  • Previous year question papers of CLAT shall be available on the payment of Rs. 500/- in e-form only.

Mode of Application:

  • There is only one mode of application (i.e. online), which can be accessed by a candidate after registering himself / herself on the CLAT website by signing up & creating a Login Account. The Online Application Form can be submitted only from 1st January, 2018 to 31st March, 2018 (11:59 p.m.). The submitted Online Application Form in PDF format and other details will be available and accessible in the Login Account of the candidate.
  • Copies of the filled-in Online Application Form or uploaded certificates / documents should not be sent to the CLAT Office.
  • The Hall-Ticket / Admit Card can be accessed / downloaded by the candidate through the personal Login Account. The candidate is required to take the printout of the Hall-Ticket / Admit Card to the Examination Hall.
  • Candidates applying must visit and carefully read the instructions given at the CLAT-2018 website (
  • Incomplete application or application in any mode other than online or application after the last date and time shall not be considered. It shall be the obligation of the candidate to fill the Online Application Form in a timely manner.

After the closure of CLAT - 2018 office, vacancy if any, in any NLU will be filled by the respective NLUs at their own level from the CLAT - 2018 list in order of merit as per the rules and regulations of the participating NLUs.

Important Dates:

Commencement of online registration of Application:

1st January, 2018

Last date for registration / final submission of Application:

31st March, 2018

Last date for printing / downloading Application:

12th May, 2018

Online Fee Payment:

1st January, 2018 - 31st March, 2018

Offline Challan Payment:

1st January, 2018 - 21st March, 2018

Date from which Admit Cards can be downloaded:

20th April, 2018

Last date for downloading Admit Card:

12th May, 2018

Date of CLAT 2018:

13th May, 2018

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
NUALS Campus, H.M.T. Colony P.O.
Kalamassery, Kochi - 683 503
Kerala, India
Phone: +91-9446899010, 18004192929

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