CLAT 2018 : Key Facts

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralized test conducted by participating National Law Universities respectively according to their year of establishment on 2nd Sunday of May every year for admission to 19 National Law Universities and dozens of other education institutes in India.

Not less than 40,000 law aspirants appeared in CLAT exam last year. CLAT 2018 is being was conducted by The National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi . Candidates need to clear CLAT in order to secure admission in BA LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons), BCom LLB (Hons) and LLM programmes on offer at the NLUs. 19 NLUs accept CLAT scores to fill 632 LLM seats and 2352 LLB seats,

National Law University Location No. of seats
National Law School of India University Bangalore 80
NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad 120
National Law Institute University Bhopal 128
WB National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata 133
National Law University Jodhpur 115
Hidayatullah National Law University Raipur 187
Gujarat National Law University Gandhinagar 187
Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University Lucknow 178
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala 196
Chankaya National Law University Patna 140
National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi 68
National Law University Odisha Cuttack 180
National University of Study and Research in Law Ranchi 120
National Law University and Judicial Academy Guwahati 60
DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University Vishakhapatnam 120
Tamil Nadu National Law School Tiruchirappalli 110
Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai 60
Maharashtra National Law University Nagpur 60

PG Programme:

  1. The candidates must have minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination [i.e. LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/any other equivalent exam] as under:
    1. Fifty five percent (55%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
    2. Fifty percent (50%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.
  2. The candidate must have passed/appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission.
  3. In case of candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examination, he/she may submit his/her final result of qualifying examination within the time frame prescribed by the respective University/Institute. Till then such candidates may be given provisional admission.
  4. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by procedure and order as under:
    1. Higher age;
    2. Computerized draw of lots.