CLAT 2018 Eligibility – UG Programme
Under-Graduate Programme offered by the National Law Universities The eighteen NLUs offer five-year integrated Under-Graduate Law Courses leading to the award of a degree in Law as per their respective nomenclature.
Eligibility Criteria for UG Programme in CLAT-2018
- .(i) Candidates shall be below Twenty (20) Years of age as on 1st July 2018 in the case of all Unreserved/NRIs/NRI Sponsored categories candidates.
(ii) Candidates shall be below Twenty Two (22) years of age as on 1st July 2018 in case of SC/ST/ OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category candidates.Note: – Notice Regarding Age Relaxation for the Under-Graduate Course in CLAT-2018.In its order dated 03/03/2018 in the Writ Petition (Civil) No. 1023/2017, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has put a stay on the Notification No. BCI: D: 1519 (LE: Cir.-6) of the Bar Council of India dated 17th September 2017 and all consequential actions taken in pursuance thereof pending the decision of the aforesaid writ petition.In the light of the aforesaid stay order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, students who are above 20 Years of age in case of UR/NRI/NRI Sponsored category and above 22 Years of age in case of SC/ST/OBC/SAP category as on 1st July 2018 are also eligible to apply for the Under-Graduate Courses in CLAT-2018. However, the candidature and admission of such applicants shall be subject to the final decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the aforesaid matter which is listed for final hearing in the third week of July 2018.
- As regards minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2), the candidates must have secured:
(i) Forty-five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
(ii) Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
- Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2018 are also eligible for appearing in the 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.
- The result of 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.
- In the case of equal marks, the breaking of a tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
(i) Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in the CLAT-2018 exam.
(ii) Higher age.
(iii) Computerised draw of lots.