The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 examination date is out and its application process is soon beginning next year. CLAT is conducted by the National Law Universities (NLUs) in India every year to select meritorious students for the legal education. It is an all India level entrance test for those who seek admission in the undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. The exam is conducted online and the registration for the same will begin from January 1, 2018.
CLAT 2018 exam eligibility & important dates
Talking about the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2018, candidates who wish to write the exam have to complete the 10+2 examination or equivalent with minimum 45 percentage marks if they belong from the General, other backward castes (OBC) or physically challenged categories. Those who belong to the scheduled caste (SC) or scheduled tribe (ST) section should obtain 40 percentage marks. Those who are about to sit for the annual board examination to be held in March and April 2018 are also eligible to register themselves. However, the upper age limit criterion for CLAT 2018 has been removed by the Supreme Court and has directed the BCI to revise the age limit criteria for the same. The CLAT 2018 examination is scheduled for May 13, 2018, while the aspiring candidates can start their registration and application process from the new year i.e from January 1, 2018.
Syllabus & more about CLAT 2018
The syllabus for CLAT 2018 isn’t very vast but covers questions from English Language, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and logical reasoning. The very first section of the CLAT 2018 comprises of English subject along with comprehension to check the proficiency of the candidate on the language. The candidates will be assessed on the basis of the questions and answer based on the comprehension, word meanings, correct grammatical error, fill in the blanks and much more.
The second section comprises of questions from General Knowledge (GK) and currents affairs. The candidates will be assessed on the basis of their general awareness on current affairs. Candidates are advised to keep themselves updated with all the happening in and around them held between the span of March 2016 to April 2018. The next section is of mathematics that will include questions taught up to the class 10 levels.
Following it is another section of legal aptitude, which will include questions to assess the candidates for their abilities to solve the legal problems. The last section will be of logical reasoning for assessing the ability of the candidates to identify logical links and evaluate patterns. Candidates can check more details about CLAT 2018 on the official website.