CLAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Preeti Gupta updated on : 17 Oct 2017

Are you planning to apply for CLAT 2018? Have you checked CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria? Check the minimum conditions you need to meet to be eligible for CLAT 2018 registration.

CLAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi (NUALS Kochi) has announced CLAT 2018 exam dates. Registration for CLAT 2018 will start in from January 1, 2018, and before that NUALS Kochi will announce CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria. Candidates looking forward to applying for the exam should carefully check every condition given in CLAT eligibility criteria 2018. They should proceed with the CLAt 2018 registration process only when they satisfy eligibility criteria like age, minimum academic qualification, nationality, minimum percentage marks in previous exam etc. The Common Law Admission Test Committee is the body that defines the conditions in CLAT eligibility criteria. There are different conditions for the candidates applying for CLAT 2018 for undergraduate law programmes and postgraduate law programmes. So based on the programme you want to get admission to based on CLAT 2018 result, you should check eligibility criteria. Furthermore, some CLAT participating colleges have their specific CLAt 2018 eligibility criteria for admission. Candidates who meet their specified conditions will only be given admission into the course of their choice. Candidature of the applicants can be canceled at any stage of the admission if they are found ineligible. Check everything about eligibility criteria of CLAT 2018 in the article below.

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CLAT 2018 Important Dates



Date of release of official notification

Last week of December 2018

Online application form availability

January 1, 2018

Last date for application form submission

Last week of March, 2018

Admit card availability

The Third  week of April, 2018

Examination date

May 13, 2018

(Officially Announced)

Provisional answer key

Second week of May, 2018

Answer key challenge window

Third week of May, 2018

Final answer key

Fourth week of May, 2018

Announcement of result

Last week of May, 2018

Start date for Counselling

First week of June, 2018

Importance of CLAT Eligibility Criteria

Many candidates have doubts regarding the importance of eligibility criteria for CLAT 2018. For their reference, eligibility criteria are the foundation to your goal of getting admission in one of the NLUs in India. Candidates who meet CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria will only get admission in law programmes at National Law Universities or other CLAT participating colleges. For instance, a candidate fills the application form even without having minimum qualifying marks in the previous exam. He/she might also get CLAT admit card 2018 and appear for the exam. In such case, candidature of the applicant can be cancelled during the counselling process or their name can be stroked out from CLAT merit list 2018 for not meeting the eligibility criteria. It will not just be the loss of time, energy and efforts but also CLAT 2018 application fee, candidates paid during registration process as the fee paid for CLAT 2018 is completely non-refundable.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2018 for UG Programmes:

Candidates who wish to fill CLAT application form 2018 for undergraduate courses including BA LLB, B.SC LLB and B.Com LLB across 18 NLUs can check minimum CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria below:

  • Candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised board with minimum 45% marks, which is 40% in the case of SC/ST category.
  • Candidates who are still appearing for 10+2 or equivalent examination can also fill CLAT 2018 registration form.
  • At the time of admissions, the candidate has to provide the passing/qualifying examination certificate.

Age criteria: There has been a change in the minimum age criteria according to Supreme Court's order passed on March 3, 2017. As per the order, any law aspirant is allowed to fill CLAT 2018 application form without any age bar. The apex court stays BCI's age policy for CLAT 2018 allowing candidates of every age to register for the exam.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2018 For PG Programmes:

Below given is CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria for the candidates who wish to apply for postgraduate course through the common law admission test.

  • Candidate should have passed LL.B or an equivalent degree from a recognised university with minimum 55% marks, which is 50% for candidates of SC/ST category.
  • Candidates who are in their final semester/year can also apply for CLAT 2018.
  • The candidate has to provide the passing/qualifying examination certificate at the time of admissions.

Age Limit Criteria: Again, according to BCI's rules, there is no age limit to apply for CLAT 2018 for PG programmes. Candidates who meet minimum academic qualification with the minimum percentage can fill CLAT 2018 registration form. 

CLAT Application Form 2018

Candidates who meet CLAT eligibility criteria 2018 can proceed with the registration process. Candidates need to visit the official website of CLAT after release of CLAT 2018 notification in the month of December 2017. There candidates can click on the registration link and fill online application form by providing the required personal and academic details. Candidates also need to upload documents like scanned copy of photograph, signature and thumb impression in the prescribed format. CLAT application form 2018 will complete only after paying application fee in the online mode. Candidates can check CLAT application fee 2018 in the information brochure.

Stay tuned to for more updates on CLAT 2018. 

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