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Q10. Will CLAT 2018 have Negative marking?

ANS. Yes, the CLAT exam, has a system of Negative Marking, wherein 0.25 mark will be deducted for each of the wrong answers.

Q12. Where can I obtain a CLAT 2018 Information Brochure?

ANS. The CLAT Information Brochure can be downloaded from the CLAT website (clat.ac.in) as well as the websites of the members of the National Law Universities.

Q13. Where do I get the CLAT 2018 application form?

ANS. For the year 2018, the Application Forms and Information Brochure were available in designated State Bank of India branches or were also available online from 1st January 2018 onwards.

Q14. Do I have to separately purchase Application Form?

ANS. No, normally it is provided with the information brochure.

Q15. What is the cost of CLAT 2018 Application Form and Information Brochure?

ANS. Processing charges for online application for CLAT-2018 for UR/OBC/SAP candidates are Rs. 4,000/- and for SC/ST candidates Rs. 3,500/-.

Q16. Do I also need to purchase Information Brochure of member National Law Universities separately?

ANS. No, there is only one common Information Brochure for CLAT exam for all the 14 universities.

Q17. Where can I find more information regarding courses offered by various National Law Universities?

ANS. All the National Law Universities have their own websites which give detailed and updated information about the courses available.

Q18. Are foreign nationals required to take CLAT 2018 for admission to any of the National Law Universities?

ANS. Taking the CLAT exam is not permitted for Foreign Nationals. By visiting the websites of the respective NLUs of interest, you can clarify your doubts relating to the procedure of admission. Normally the admission procedure for foreign nationals by the NLUs which have the respective seats, are directly on the basis of their performance in the qualifying examination, academic record and their overall command over the English language.

Q19. Is there any specific Performa to send request for an application form to CLAT Convenor or just a simple application in writing would suffice?

ANS. There is no requirement for sending any request for those falling under the General Category for admission, in fact the procedures for application forms are clearly outlined on the CLAT website and they are easily available. Foreign Nationals need to apply directly to the University in the prescribed format available on the respective National Law University's own Website along with the supporting documents to the Registrar before the prescribed date. For further details, they can contact the registrar of the respective university.

Q20. What are the entrance exams one needs to take to get admission to the top Law colleges?

ANS. Depending on the preferences the main exams in question here are the following: CLAT, AILET, IP CET (LAW), SET, LSAT, Christ College and ULSAT.

Q22. What are the courses that graduates can opt for to become a lawyer?

ANS. Various colleges offer the 3 year LLB course. The most reputed amongst them being the Delhi University Campus Law Centre, Punjab University Department of Law Chandigarh, Banaras Hindu University

Q23. Can I apply for admission to all the National Law Universities in India through CLAT 2018?

ANS. The admission to 17 National Law Universities is through CLAT 2018, whereas the admission to NLU Delhi is through the AILET 2018 exam.

Q24. What is domicile?

ANS. Some NLUs have reserved seats under State domicile quota, besides general seats for students who are from that particular state. The domicile requirement is different in different states.

The general criteria for admission under reserved domicile quota are as below:

- A candidate should be a Resident Student of particular state, and should have passed the qualifying examination from any educational institution of particular state and should secure appropriate rank in order of merit in the Common Law Admission Test.
- A student who or any one of his parents has resided in the particular state for a period of at least four years.
- A student who has studied in any one of the educational institutions in the particular state for a period of not less than four years leading to the qualifying examinations.

The seats under NRI / NRI Sponsored Category in all the participating universities except WBNUJS, Kolkata, West Bengal, shall be filled by the concerned Universities independently on the basis of CLAT merit and not through CLAT office. The candidates are advised to contact the concerned University directly for admission formalities, eligibility, documents required and other related queries for seeking admission under NRI / NRI sponsored category.

The detailed information regarding admission under NRI / NRI Sponsored Category in WBNUJS, Kolkata, (West Bengal) is mentioned here under:

1. Seats: UG – 17; PG – NIL

2. Through CLAT Office: CLAT Office shall issue the list of students eligible for taking admission under this category.

3. Documents required at the time of admission:

NRI – i. CCopy of Valid Indian Passport of the Student, ii. Copy of Visas obtained in the last 12 months, and iii. Certificate from the local embassy stating that the person is a NRI/OCI or PIO Card NRI Sponsored: i. Copy of Valid Indian Passport of the Sponsor, ii. Copy of Visas obtained in the last 12 months by the Sponsor, iii. Certificate from the local embassy stating that the Sponsor is a NRI/ OCI or PIO Card, and iv. An affidavit by the sponsor indicating the interest shown in the education affairs of the student and willingness to fund the education of student over the next 5 years.

4. Who can be a sponsor for the NRI Sponsored Students: a) The person who sponsors the student for admission shall be a first degree relation of the student and shall be ordinarily residing abroad as a Non Resident Indian; OR b) If the student has no parents or near relatives or taken as a ward by some other nearest relative, such students also may be considered for admission provided the guardian has bona fide treated the student as a ward and such guardian shall file and affidavit indicating the interest shown in the education affairs of the student and also his/her relationship with the student and such person also shall be Non Resident Indian and ordinarily residing abroad.

Q25. For the purpose of the category of "Sons or daughters of defence personnel deployed in UP or defence personnel of UP either retired or killed or disabled in action", does defence personnel include personnel belonging to Paramilitary Forces?

ANS. No, the defence personnel do not include personnel belongings to the paramilitary forces.

Q26. Are Foreign Nationals required to take CLAT for admission to any of the National Law Universities?

ANS. No, for admission, the Foreign Nationals will have to apply directly to the specific University.

Q27. Do I need to send the certificates along with Application Form?

ANS. The relevant certificates/documents in support of one's claim for admission are not to be submitted along with the Application Form. The original certificates/documents (as indicated in the OMR Application Form and specified in the CLAT Information Brochure) issued by competent authority are to be submitted to the allotted University/Institute only at the time of admission.

Q28. Can I upload the passport photograph and digital copy of my signature shot with mobile phone camera?

ANS. The photograph and digital copy of signature may be shot with mobile phone camera, but the size of photograph and digital signature is required in prescribed/specific size/format.

Q29. After filing the online application, do I have to send the printout of the filled-in Application Form along with certificates/documents?

ANS. No, after filing the online application, it is not required to send the printout of the filled-in Application Form along with certificates/documents for CLAT.

Q30. Can I change my preferences for Test Centres and Universities after submitting the Application Form?

ANS. No, it is only possible, if you re-submit a new form.

Q31. What is the difference between candidates belonging to Provisional Allotment List and Waiting List?

ANS. The university-wise preference obtained from the candidates through OMR Application Form and their CLAT Score and Rank will be taken into consideration to prepare the Provisional Allotment List based on merit-cum-preference.

A long list of wait-listed candidates (comprising around 20% of the total number of seats in all the 14 NLUs) will be issued along with the Provisional Allotment List. The comprehensive list of wait-listed candidates will be prepared by drawing candidates proportionately from various categories such as General / SC / ST / OBC / Women / PWD / FFD / NRI etc. Both from the All India as well as State (Domicile) Merit Lists

Q32. During the process of allotment of seats made through various lists based on preference-cum-merit, can I forego my claim for the next higher preference for a University and stay with and take admission in the University allotted already?

ANS. If a candidate at any stage of the allotment process wants to forego his claim for the next higher preference and wants to stay with and take admission in the allotted University/Institute, he/she will be given the option to do so; but only once. To exercise this option, the candidate will have to apply through email (helpdesk@clat.ac.in) to the Convener, CLAT, within the prescribed time limit. However, this option exercised once by the candidate will be treated as final and irrevocable, and the candidate will be deemed to have been admitted in the University opted as such by him/her.

Q33. What is NRI/NRI Sponsored?

ANS. Some National Law Universities offer General and NRI/NRI sponsored seats. WBNUJS, NLU Bhopal, HNLU Raipur, NLUO Cuttack, CNLU Patna and GNLU Gandhinagar are the universities which offer this facility. Some of the Universities (CNLU Patna, NLUO Cuttack and GNLU) admit the NRI candidates directly whereas others will do it through CLAT. Please carefully read the information provided by the participating NLUs on the subject in the CLAT Information Brochure and on the CLAT website. Anyone can apply through the NRI sponsored category if they have sponsorship from a relative overseas.

As per the Ministry of Home Affairs (Government of India) guidelines, Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) Card holders are entitled to the benefit of "Parity with Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in respect of economic, financial and educational fields except in relation to acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties. No parity shall be allowed in the sphere of political rights." Accordingly, the OCI card holders will be eligible for admission under the NRI seats available in some of the member National Law Universities.

Only Indian nationals/NRIs are allowed to appear in the CLAT. Foreign nationals are not permitted to appear in CLAT. The foreign nationals desirous of taking admission to any course in any of the participating Law Universities may directly contact the concerned University having seats for foreign nationals. For details relating to the definition of NRI/NRI sponsored candidates and the number of seats available for them, please see the information provided by the participating NLUs in their respective websites.


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Atulya Gupat 64
2016 AIR
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Parv Kaushik 44
2015 AIR
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Mansvini Jain 27
2014 AIR
Nikita Garg 1
AV Samarth 13
2013 AIR
Shubham Jain 3
Akshat Agarwal 18
2012 AIR
Aradhya Sethia 9
Ishani Banerjee 10
2011 AIR
Sonakshi Saxena 6
Nayan Banerjee 12
2010 AIR
Jahnavi Sindhu 29
Priyanka Madaan 57
2009 AIR
Jasraj Singh 31
Aparajita Gupta 101