CLAT 2018 to be held on May 13 with MNLU Aurangabad joining as 19th member, says CLAT Convenor
Apratim Chatterjee, 19 Nov 2017, #CLAT
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CLAT 2018 will be held on May 13, confirmed Dr. Rose Varghese, the CLAT Convenor for the eleventh Common Law Admission Test. In an exclusive interview with Careers360, Dr. Varghese elaborated on the CLAT conducting procedure, change in the admission process of the national level law exam and important dates of CLAT 2018.
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Read further to know what the CLAT 2018 Convenor shared regarding maintaining transparency in the NLUs’ admission process including timeliness of exam events.

Excerpts from the CLAT 2018 Convenor Interview

DrRoseVargheseCLAT2018InterviewCareers360Careers360: NUALS Kochi is conducting CLAT 2018. When will the CLAT 2018 website be launched?
Dr. Rose: National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi is indeed extremely happy to conduct the Common Law Admission Test 2018. The official website of CLAT 2018 will be launched soon in a few weeks from now. Our technical support team is trying to ensure everything runs flawlessly before going live.

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Careers360: When will the CLAT 2018 notification be declared?
Dr. Rose: The CLAT notification for NLUs for the admission year 2018 will be out on December 20, 2017. The admission notification for CLAT 2018 will be published across all leading newspapers.

Careers360: What will be new in CLAT 2018?
Dr. Rose: This year, we are welcoming the Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Aurangabad as the 19th NLU in our CLAT Committee. Now finally, with 19 NLUs onboard, CLAT 2018 will offer more number of seats both at undergraduate as well as postgraduate level. CLAT 2018 will have more number of test centres as well, which however have not been finalised yet. Moreover, this year, there will be only three rounds of CLAT counselling 2018.

Careers360: Though the official CLAT 2018 notification will be out on December 20, 2017, can you share the CLAT 2018 calendar with our law aspirants now?
Dr. Rose: Of course! Since the CLAT 2018 Committee has finalised the CLAT calendar 2018, we can share it with you. CLAT application form 2018 will be available from January 1 and candidates can fill their application form of CLAT till March 31, 2018. The successful applicants will be able to download their CLAT admit cards from April 20 till May 13, 2018 which is the online examination date of the Common Law Admission for NLUs. The examination will be held for two hours commencing from 3:00 pm. The CLAT result 2018 will be announced on May 31. The online counselling for NLU admissions will begin on June 7 and the admission process for CLAT 2018 ends on July 6.

Careers360: Anything else you would like to share with CLAT 2018 aspirants?
Dr. Rose: I invite the law aspirants to apply for CLAT 2018 and wish them best of luck for the admission test. NUALS Kochi has taken the responsibility of conducting CLAT 2018 with cent per cent transparency and we fully intend to maintain it. We know that we are accountable for the fair admission process through CLAT as thousands of law aspirants will be vying for the online national-level law exam. The CLAT committee as a team will ensure that no technical glitches occur during the examination. Moreover, even if this happens in a worst-case scenario, our examination cells and service providers will be skilled to meet those glitches without letting the test takers face any problems.

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How to prepare for clat 2020? Which books and study material is the best for clat examination? Please suggest me.

Mayank Chowdhary 15th Nov, 2019

Get focused from today itself... Stay honest with yourself I'll say that is Quality matters over Quantity. So know what and how are you studying and follow the schedule and timetable that you make.

For the books I will tell you to go with Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis and a book of English and Grammar by Wren and Martin for English subject. Coming to the next subject which is Logical Reasoning, go for RS AGGARWAL boook. A modern approach to logical reasoning by MK Pandey is also another good book.  For Maths, again go with RS AGGARWAL. And for the Legal Aptitude, go with Pearson and AP Bharadwaj.

For the last subject that is GK and current affairs, read Pearson and Lucent for GK and for current affairs, stay updated by all the ways you can that is by seeing news, reading newspapers, or reading blogs and articles.

To get more preparation tips in detail refer to our website...

https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat-2020

And to know about the books needed in detail for the CLAT exam, refer to the link below.

https://law.careers360.com/articles/best-books-for-clat

Best wishes. Thank-you.


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There is no age limit for CLAT as per the rule..But is there any upper age limit in NLUs ??

Sanjanaleekha 13th Nov, 2019

Hi there,

As per the recent notification for CLAT 2020 there is no upper age limit to appear for CLAT at UG and PG level, although NLU's have there separate eligibility criteria in regard upper age limit like NLSIU has upper age limit of 20 in case of general category for admission in UG programme, so I would suggest you to visit the website of the NLU for which you are aiming and check the eligibility criteria of the same, other necessary details in regard eligibility is given in the link below,

https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat-eligibility-criteria

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Is the preparation for clat just like preparation course for jee?

Arya 13th Nov, 2019

The Common Law Admission Test is held every year for admissions to the  21 National Law Universities in India and is starkly different from the Joint Entrance Examination, which is an annual exam for admissions to various Engineering, Architecture and Pharmacy colleges of India.

Firstly, CLAT is much easier to crack as compared to JEE as the difficulty level and competition in JEE is much higher.

JEE-Mains consists of 90 MCQ-type questions ( 30 each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) based on 12th standard syllabus. 4 marks are awarded for a correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for a wrong answer. The exam is out of 360 Marks.

CLAT has 200 MCQ-type questions ( 40 each from English Comprehension and Logical Reasoning, 20 from Elementary Mathematics and 50 each from Legal Aptitude and Current & World Affairs). 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. The exam is out of 200 marks.

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which books are best for clat preparation

Mayank Chowdhary 11th Nov, 2019

Yes I'll enlist down some of the top books that will help you in the CLAT preparation. For improving your English and Grammar you can go with High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin, you can take help of Word Power made Easy by Norman Lewis as well. For Analytical and Logical reasoning, go with RS AGGARWAL AND MK PANDEY books. For Legal Aptitude, AK Bharadwaj is quite famous. For mathematics, use RS AGGARWAL and for GK and Current affairs, use Pearson GK Today and read newspapers and blogs regularly to keep yourself updated.

Kindly refer to our website to get a detailed information...

https://law.careers360.com/articles/best-books-for-clat

Best wishes. Thank you.

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i started the clat 2020 preparation yet so when i should start current affairs section ? what in the ideal time to start it?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

hey,

current affair is a section which you need to revise every day. other wise there is chances for forgetting it. so I would suggest you to daily follow any one of the news paper or you may follow bankers adda magazine. every day spend 1 hr for studying. you will surely get success.

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