About CLAT

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 21 National Law Universities (NLUs). CLAT 2018 is conducted by The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi.

The 21 participating NLUs in their order of year of joining the combined CLAT exam are:

National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) 2008
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 2008
National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) 2008
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS) 2008
National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ) 2008
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU) 2008
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU) 2008
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU) 2009
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL) 2009
Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU) 2009
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS) 2009
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO) 2012
National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL) 2012
National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (NLUJAA) 2012
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU) 2014
The TamilNadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS) 2015
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU) 2016
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU) 2016
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad 2017
H. P. National Law University (HPNLU), Shimlla 2018
Dharmashastra National Law University (MPDNLLU), Jabalpur 2018

The twenty one NLUs offer five-year integrated Under-Graduate Law Programmes leading to the award of a degree in Law as per their respective nomenclature. Most NLUs also offer PG Programmes in Law. The information is pertaining to the LL.B. and LL.M.

Important Dates for CLAT 2019

Registration Start Date 13th Jan, 2019

Last Date Of Registration 15th April 2019

Test Date 26th May 2019

Results Last week of May 2019

CLAT 2018 Eligibility, Syllabus and Paper Pattern

CLAT 2018 – Eligibility

  1. There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2018.
  2. With regard to minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e. 10+2), the candidates must have secured:

– Forty five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and

– Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.

3. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April, 2018 are also eligible to appear in CLAT-2018 online examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

4. The result of the qualifying examination (i.e. 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.

5. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:

  • Higher marks in the component /section on legal aptitude in the CLAT-2018 exam;
    1. Higher age
    2. Computerised draw of lots

CLAT 2018 – Syllabus

  1. English including comprehension:
    The English section will test the candidate’s proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
  2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs:
    The General knowledge will be evaluated on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
  3. Mathematics:
    This section will test the candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. maths taught upto 10th Class/Standard.
  4. Legal Aptitude:
    This section will test the candidate’s interest towards the study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be ‘true’ in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the ‘truth’ of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
  5. Logical Reasoning:
    The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

Pattern of the CLAT Paper for Admission to the Under-Graduate Programme

Maximum Marks: 200

Marking System:+1 for every correct answer, -0.25 for every wrong answer

Duration: 120 min

Format: Computer-based Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)

Test Pattern:

Sr. No. Section No. of Questions
1 English including comprehension 40
2 General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50
3 Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20
4 Legal Aptitude 50
5 Logical Reasoning 40

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CLAT 2018 Analysis

Total Questions: 200
Total Duration: 120 minutes
Marking: +1 for Correct answer and -0.25 for Incorrect answer

Elementary Mathematics

Total questions: 20

This year this section would have surprised aspirants with the increased level of difficulty. Questions from topics such as Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Time & Work and Time Speed & Distance were relatively easier and less time consuming. These questions should have been targeted in this section. Generally, aspirants do not expect questions based on geometry, yet there was one question was asked from the topic Quadrilaterals, although it was quite easy.

Whereas questions from seemingly simpler topics such as BODMAS, Fractions and Simplification were quite tough and time consuming. Ideally, an aspirant should have avoided these questions. Continuing the trend of difficulty, questions from topics like Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Probability and Mensuration were also found to be difficult in nature.

Overall, aspirants would have faced difficulty in this section. Hence it can be categorised as Moderate to Difficult level. Ideal attempts would be around 12+. A good score can be considered to be around 8+. Ideal time to be allocated could be around 12+ minutes.

English and Comprehension

Total Questions: 40

This section was dominated by Vocabulary and its application based questions. Varieties of questions included 6 questions on Cloze Test, 8-9 questions Synonyms & Antonyms, 6 questions on Idioms, and 2 questions on multiple words based fill in the blanks which tested students on contextual usage of vocabulary and phrasal verbs. Multiple word based blanks can be considered as tough both because of novelty and word quality.

There were two Passages having 10 and 2 questions respectively. The first passage which was around 800+ words in length, was on “Internet of Things” having 10 questions. 2 questions were inference based out of which the one on Title of passage can be considered as relatively tough. Remaining 8 questions were direct. The second passage, which was around 200 words, was on philosophy and structure of universe. This passage was difficult to crack as far as the language of passage was concerned. However, the questions were not that difficult.

There were 3 grammar based questions asked in the format of Error Detection in which the student was expected to identify the incorrect sentence(s) out of the 4 given sentences. These questions can be considered as easy to moderate in difficulty level.

Critical Reasoning made re-entry after a long gap of 4 to 5 years. This would have surely surprised many students. Even the questions on passage summary were unexpected. 2 questions on each of these two made the section look relatively tougher this year.

Overall, while evaluating this section independently, we can consider this section to be easy, whereas while comparing it with previous 2-3 years, we can consider it to be moderate and hence, we can say it was easy to moderate. Ideal time to be allocated for this section should be around 25 minutes. Good attempts can be around 34+. With accuracy rate of 85%+, we can estimate the good score to be 28+.

Logical Reasoning

Total Questions: 40

This section lived up to its tradition of focusing more on Analytical Reasoning. There were two sets in all, having 6 and 4 questions respectively. Set of gift return having 6 questions was easy, whereas the set on Cars was tough and avoidable. Remaining 30 questions were independent and that may have given a feeling of a lengthy section.

Among other Analytical reasoning based questions, topics like Direction sense, Blood relation, Coding, Series, Odd one out etc were covered evenly. Most of these questions were easy and doable in less than a minute.

Analogy, Syllogism, Statement Assumption, Statement Conclusion, Statement & course of action and Critical reasoning completed rest of the sections. Questions were evenly distributed among these topics. Except for questions on Critical reasoning, most of the questions can be considered as easy. In fact, questions on critical reasoning were more like Decision Making questions and hence qualified under newer variety. Though not tough but novelty generally discourages attempts and hence, the number of attempts would have surely reduced overall.

A relative analysis of this section with that of last year can make this section look Moderate. Ideal time for this section can be 30 minutes. Good attempts can cross 30+ whereas good score can be around 26+.

General Knowledge and Current affairs

Total Questions: 50

GK section, unlike last year, was a mixture of Current Affairs and Static part, with more weightage given to the latter. There were about 30 questions from the Static GK spread across categories like Books & Authors (6-7 questions), Polity (5-6 questions), Important Organizations (4 questions), History, Geography and Important Days & Dates (3 questions each). This part of GK section was fairly tough.

In Current Affairs part, few questions were on the expected lines and were easy (e.g. first Gold Medal for India in Commonwealth Games, Jnanpith Award 2017, full form of NITI Aayog, Best Film at Oscars etc.). However, staying true to the trend in past couple of years, the level of difficulty of the Current Affairs questions was quite high. The striking feature this year was that some of the Current Affairs questions were more than two sentences long, tricky and, therefore, a casual reading would have got the answers wrong (e.g. first female Defence Minister of India, Deputy Director-General of WHO, International Labour Day is commemorated on which occasion etc.).  Another trend observable since last two years is increased focus on Science & Technology-related Current Affairs news.

In GK Section, 32+ questions attempted with 25+ correct answers should be a good score. Ideal time to be allocated would be around 10 to 12 minutes.

Legal Aptitude

Total Questions: 50

This section would have been the most reassuring section for this year’s test takers. Legal aptitude section was a mixed bag of questions. More than half of the questions were from Principle-facts. There were 5 questions from Principle-Facts which were quite lengthy and tricky to attempt. These questions would have demanded a lot of patience to read and understand the questions in the limited amount of time.

Most of the other half of the questions were from Legal Knowledge from areas like contract, constitution, legal updates and legal maxims. There were four questions of Statement-Conclusion and one question of Assertion Reasoning.

CLAT 2018 witnessed the debut of Statement-Conclusion type questions which were till now featuring only in AILET. Most of the principle based questions were from standard areas viz. torts, contract, crime, etc. Overall the section can be considered Easy but lengthy. A student with average skills would have attempted 41+ questions in 35+ minutes. Good score in this section could be 34+


Elementary Mathematics 20 12 Minutes Moderate to Tough 12+ 8+
Legal Aptitude 50 35 Minutes Easy to Moderate 40+ 34+
Logical Reasoning 40 30 Minutes Moderate 30+ 26+
English & Comprehension 40 25 Minutes Easy to moderate 34+ 28+
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 50 12 Minutes Moderate 32+ 25+
Total 200 120 Minutes Easy to Moderate 148+ 121+


Predicted scores for Total Score
Top 50 Rank 126+
Top 100 Rank 121+
Top 200 Rank 115+
Top 300 Rank 112+
Top 400 Rank 109+
Top 500 Rank 106+
Top 600 Rank 104+
Top 700 Rank 102+
Top 800 Rank 101+
Top 900 Rank 99+
Top 1000 Rank 98+
Top 1200 Rank 96+
Top 1500 Rank 94+
Top 1800 Rank 91+
Top 2000 Rank 89+
Top 2500 Rank 85+
Top 3000 Rank 83+
Top 3500 Rank 80+
Top 4000 Rank 78+
Top 4500 Rank 76+
Top 5000 Rank 74+

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Exam Analysis | CLAT 2018



AILET is conducted by the National Law University, Delhi every year for admission to its BA LLM, LLB and PhD programs. Established in 2008, by the National Capital Territory of Delhi and with the initiative of High Court of Delhi, it is in the list of premier Law Universities established in India.

There are total 80 seats for LLB course in NLU, out of which 70 are through AILET and admissions on the remaining 10 seats are done directly by the college.

Education Qualification Requirement –

For B.A., LLB (Hons.) – 5 Years Program: Candidate must have passed the Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2) or equivalent exam with more than 50% marks. Students who are appearing for 12th are also eligible for the exam.

For LL.M. – This course is of 1 year duration. Candidates having LL.B. or its equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST or a Person with Disability) can appear for the exam.

Important Dates for AILET - 19

Registration Start Date 4th Jan, 2019

AILET Test Date 5th May, 2019

Last Date Of Registration 8th Apr, 2019Register here

AILET Results To be announced

AILET 2018 Pattern

Total Marks:  150
Total no. of Questions: 150
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Subject Area and Mark Distribution

English, G.K., Legal Aptitude, Reasoning       – 35 Marks Each
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)    – 10 Marks


  •  Candidate should secure minimum 40% (30% for SC and ST) marks in AILET to become eligible for admission.
  • Minimum 30% of total seats shall be filled by reservation for women candidates including reservation in reserved as well as foreign categories.

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AILET 2018 Analysis

Total Questions: 150
Total Marks: 150
Total Duration: 90 minutes (No sectional Time Limit)
Marking System: +1 for correct, -0.25 for incorrect

AILET is a paper-based exam. A Paper-based test has its own bag of advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, where it is easier to select or reject a question-saving time, on the other hand, it takes a considerable amount of time to mark the answers on OMR sheet.

This was the first time AILET has introduced Negative Marking. This change in marking system would naturally decrease the cut off even if the difficulty level remains the same as previous years. It would also require aspirants to alter their strategy and approach towards the paper. Unlike the marking system, the paper pattern and question distribution across sections were the same as last year.

Paper Pattern:

SR No Section Questions Marks
1 English 35 35
2 General Knowledge 35 35
3 Legal Aptitude 35 35
4 Reasoning 35 35
5 Mathematics 10 10
Total 150 150

Section 1: English

No of Questions: 35

Unlike last year where Vocabulary dominated the whole section, this year, it was mostly covered by Grammar-based questions. Almost 75% of the questions were from Grammar topics such as Subject-verb Agreement, Parts of speech, Punctuation, Correct Word Usage and Figure of speech. This also indicates that aspirants must have had to maintain a very high accuracy throughout the section. There were five questions based on Critical Reasoning. Generally, aspirants are advised to avoid Critical Reasoning questions in a speed-based test. There were only four questions based on Vocabulary which was quite different from last year.

Level of difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Ideal attempts: 28+
Good score: 21+
Time to be allotted: 20 mins

Section 2: General Knowledge

No of Questions: 35

Again, unlike last year’s paper, this year General Knowledge section was easier in comparison. Approximately 80% of the questions were from Current Affairs. They were from the topics such as Crypto Currency, SAM the supercomputer, Euthanasia, First Female Flyer, Chairman of ICC, Chairman of FII, Assam State Tourism, Oscar Nomination from India for 2018, First World Heritage City from India, the Largest organ in human body found in 2018 and so on. While the questions of Static GK were asked from Economics, General Science, and Entertainment. A prepared aspirant with good hold over Current Affairs would have felt comfort in attempting almost all the questions of this section.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Ideal attempts: 28+
Good score: 22+
Time to be allotted: 10-11 mins

Section 3: Legal Aptitude

No of Questions: 35

This section would have been the most troubling section for this year’s test takers. There were 20+ questions from Principle-Facts which were quite lengthy and tricky to attempt. These questions would have demanded a lot of patience to read and understand the questions in the limited amount of time. Rest of the questions were distributed amongst Legal GK, Current Legal Affairs, and Constitution. These questions would have required much less amount of time in comparison with Principle-fact based questions, hence aspirants should have given higher priority to these questions.

Level of difficulty: Difficult
Ideal attempts: 26+
Good score: 20+
Time to be allotted: 30 mins

Section 4: Reasoning

No of Questions: 35

This section was almost in the line of last year’s paper. There were two puzzles having eight and five questions respectively. There were five paragraph based questions which were tough as well as time-consuming. There were two to three questions from each of the topics such as Odd one out, Coding-decoding, Directions and Series & Sequence. A prepared aspirant who could have selected right set of questions would have faced less difficulty in this section.

Level of difficulty: Moderate
Ideal attempts: 25+
Good score: 20+
Time to be allotted: 20 mins

Section 5: Mathematics

No of Questions: 10

The questions were asked from topics such as Time & work, Mensuration, Time-speed-distance, Profit & Loss, Ratio-proportion etc. There was one question on Probability. The questions were of only moderate difficulty level. The aspirants must have required Time Management to be able to attempt this section as the number of questions is less than all the other sections, which leads to this section getting less priority.


Level of difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Ideal attempts: 8+
Good score: 5+
Time to be allotted: 7-8 mins

Overall Analysis

Sr No Section Questions Ideal Time Good Attempts Good Score Level of Difficulty
1 English 35 20 mins 28 21 Moderate to Difficult
2 General Knowledge 35 10-12 mins 28 22 Easy
3 Legal Aptitude 35 30 mins 26 20 Difficult
4 Reasoning 35 20 mins 25 20 Moderate
5 Mathematics 10 7-8 mins 8 5 Easy to Moderate
Total 150 90 mins 120+ 88+ Moderate to Difficult


The overall good score will be slightly less than the total of all the good scores as it is difficult to get a good score in each section. Also, due to an increase in the overall difficulty level of the paper, our experts predict a nominal decrease in the cut-off score this year. Hence, the expected cut-off score can be in the range of 85 to 88 marks.

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About SLAT

Symbiosis Law Admission Test (Earlier known as Symbiosis Entrance Test) is a common written entrance exam for the admission process of undergraduate institutes of Symbiosis International University. In the beginning, it started with 3 institutes of SIU but slowly more and more colleges emerged into it. Currently, 10 more institutes of Symbiosis have been brought under the Symbiosis International University.

It is a mandatory written test for the admission process for the undergraduate programmes of the following Symbiosis Institutes, namely:

Symbiosis Law School [SLS] – Pune
Symbiosis Law School [SLS] – Noida
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS] – Pune
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS] – Noida
Symbiosis Institute of Design [SID]
Symbiosis Institute of Computers Studies and Research [SICSR]
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (Under Graduate)   [SIMC-UG]
Symbiosis School of Economics [SSE]
Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts [SSLA]
Symbiosis Law School [SLS] – Hyderabad

Important Dates for SLAT-19

Registration Start Date 24th Jan 2019

Test Dates 4th May

Last Date Of Registration 15th April 2019Register here

Results 14th May

SLAT (Formerly known as SET) 2018 Pattern

Duration of the exam is of 150 minutes.

It is an objective test having 5 different sections.

Total 150 150
Sr. No. Section No. Of Questions Total Marks
1 Logical Reasoning 30 30
2 Legal Reasoning 30 30
3 Analytical Reasoning 30 30
4 Reading Comprehension 30 30
5 General Knowledge 30 30


SLAT (Formerly known as SET) 2018 Analysis

Total Questions: 150

Total Marks: 150

Total Duration: 150 minutes (No sectional Time Limit)

Marking System: +1 for correct, 0 for incorrect

This was the first online SET General. As far as exam conduction is concerned, the authorities have done a fantastic job in providing a smooth interface, infrastructure and glitch-free test conduction. The pattern and question format remained the same as last year.

Paper Pattern:






General English




Quantitative Ability




General Awareness




Analytical & Logical Reasoning






Section 1: General English

No of Questions: 40

This section was pretty much similar to last year SET with not much of surprises or shocks. It was highly dominated by Vocabulary and its application based questions such as Synonyms, Antonyms and Word-based analogies. There were two passages of Reading comprehension with one set having four and other one having three questions respectively. Most of the questions were direct and easy. There were five to six questions of Verbal Reasoning such as Statement-conclusion and Course of action. Apart from these, there were three Grammar based Fill in the blanks, two questions from Odd one out and one question from Word usage. A prepared aspirant with good hold over Vocabulary would have felt less difficulty in this section.

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Ideal attempts: 30+

Ideal correct: 24+

Time to be allotted: 40 minutes

Section 2: Quantitative Ability

No of Questions: 40

The section had questions dominated by Arithmetic. There were questions ranging from topics such asPercentage & its application, Numbers & its application, Algebra & application, Ratio & its application, Time & Work, Time-Speed-Distance, Permutation and Combination, and Mensuration. There were six questions on Data Interpretationspread across two sets, which were easy. Two questions were asked from Data Sufficiency. There was one question from Statistics and Cube-cutting each.

Level of difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Ideal attempts: 32+

Ideal correct: 26+

Time to be allotted: 50 minutes

Section 3General Awareness

No of Questions: 40

This section was also aligned with last year’s SET paper. Approximately 75% of the questions were from Static GK. This would have helped those aspirants who would have kept a track of SET General 2017. The Static GK questions ranged from Awards, Economics, Authors & Books, Geography, Entertainment, Sports, General Science and World organizations. While the questions from Current affairs ranged from Sports, Polity, Government schemes and Film awards.

Level of difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Ideal attempts: 22+

Ideal correct: 18+

Time to be allotted: 15 minutes

Section 4: Analytical & Logical Reasoning

No of Questions: 30

Following the trend of SLAT 2018, this was the easiest section in SET 2018 too. The section had a very straight-forward distribution of questions. There were six to seven questions of Arrangement & Puzzles, four questions from Odd one out, three questions from Syllogisms and Course of action each, two to three questions from each of Coding-decoding, Analogies and Cause & Effects.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Ideal attempts: 28+

Ideal correct: 24+

Time to be allotted: 45 minutes

Overall Analysis




Ideal Time

Good Attempts

Good Score

Level of Difficulty


General English


40 mins





Quantitative Ability


50 mins



Easy to Moderate


General Awareness


15 mins



Moderate to Difficult


Analytical & Logical Reasoning


45 mins










Cut Off:

It is very difficult to predict exact cut-off for each college as the number of applicants is yet not disclosed. But, on the basis of cut-offs given in last two years and comparing the level of difficulty of the exam with that of last year, we can predict the following cut-offs.



Symbiosis Campus

Predicted Cut-offs (General Category)










SSE (BSc Economics)









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