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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Organising University:
The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS)
Kochi, Kerala, India
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted as per 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 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their UG and PG degree programmes.

CLAT 2018 Calendar

Sl. No. Important Events Dates
1. Date of Issue of Admission Notification 20th December, 2017
2. Date of commencement of submission of online application form along with the order of preferences for NLUs 1st January, 2018
3. Last date for submission of filled-in online application form along with the order of preferences for NLUs 31st March, 2018
4. Commencement of downloading of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets 20th April, 2018
5. Date of CLAT 2018 online Examination 13th May, 2018 (Sunday)
from 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
  a. Date of uploading the Answer Key 15th May, 2018
  b. Representation, if any, relating to the exam, questions or key 16th May – 18th May, 2018
(Wednesday – Friday)
  c. Date for uploading the amended answer key
(if required)
26th May, 2018
6. Declaration of results, i.e., issue of Merit List
31st May, 2018
7. Publication of the first indicative seat allocation list
based on merit-cum-preference
7th June, 2018
8. Date for payment of counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees Fifty thousand only)

Note: The candidates failing to deposit the required fees by the specified date will forfeit their right to be considered for admission in CLAT 2018 and their names will be dropped from the CLAT 2018 Merit List. Date for locking of allotted seats or exercising option for shifting against the next indicative seat allocation list.
8th June – 12th June, 2018
(Friday – Tuesday)
9. Publication of the second allotment list after payment of counselling fee. 16th June, 2018
10. Date for payment of counselling fee for the candidates whose names appear for the first time in the second provisional allotment list 17th June – 19th June, 2018
(Sunday – Tuesday)
11. Date for locking of allotted seats after exercising option for shifting or withdrawing from the admission process against the second allotment list 17th June – 19th June, 2018
(Sunday – Tuesday)
12. Last date of withdrawal from the Admission Process.

a. There shall be no refund of counselling fee after the last date of withdrawal from admission process i.e., 19th June, 2018

b. The counselling fee of those candidates who withdraw up to 19th June, 2018, will be refunded after deducting Rs. 10,000/-
19th June, 2018
13. Publication of the third allotment list 24th June, 2018
14. Payment of full fees by the candidates whose name appear for the first time in the third allotment list to the allotted Universities 28th – 30th June, 2018
(Thursday - Saturday)
15. Candidates to complete the admission formalities at the allotted NLU’s for admission against allotment list.
16. Date for receiving status of admissions from the participating NLU (s) in the CLAT Office 4th July, 2018
17. Date of closure of admission process by the CLAT 2018 Office 6th July, 2018

Note: After the closure of the CLAT Office, vacancy if any, in any NLU will be filled by the respective NLU at their own level from the CLAT list in the order of merit as per the Rules and Regulations of the participating Universities.

Help Desk

For registration related queries:
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Timings : 9:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

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HDFC Bank Ltd.
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  • Phone: 09400860811
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  • Phone: 0484 2550980

State Bank of India
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  • Email:
  • Phone: 022 27523816
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