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CLAT 2017 – Common Law Admission Test

Common Law Admission Test popularly known as CLAT 2017 is national level exam on rotation by 16 National Law Universities (NLUs). This exam is conducted to offer admission to candidates in different postgraduate and undergraduate courses such as L.L.B & L.L.M. The all India entrance exam CLAT is conducted by the Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU) in various law universities of India. Candidates who are interested can fill the application form from January, 2017.  Candidates will get admission on merit cum preference basis and allocation of candidates to various NLU’s will be similar. Candidate should be below 20 years to apply for the examination. CLAT exam shall be held in the second week of May, 2017. Applicants can get the eligibility, application form, exam pattern and dates of CLAT exam below.

CLAT 2017 Exam Summary
Exam NameCommon Law Admission Test
Commonly known asCLAT
Exam levelNational Level
Conducting Authority Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU)
Exam StreamLaw Entrance Exam

CLAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates interested to apply for the CLAT 2017 examination must satisfy the below conditions:

For U.G Course:

  • Applicants completed their Higher Secondary Certificate or its equivalent examination from a recognized university or board can apply for the examination.
  • Applicants must not exceed than 20 years of age as on 1st July, 2017 (22 in case of SC/ ST candidate) to apply for the examination.
  • Applicants must score a minimum of 45% of aggregate marks in their HSC/ 12th examination and 40% in case of SC/ ST category applicants to be eligible for the test.

For P.G Course:

  • Applicants must have completed their graduation degree (L.L.B/ B.L) or its equivalent degree from a recognized university to be eligible for the test.
  • Applicants should have scored at least 55% of aggregate marks in graduation to apply for the examination (50% in case of SC/ ST candidates).

Applicants who are appearing their final year can also apply for the examination.

CLAT 2017 Application Process

Applicants need to follow the steps given below to apply for CLAT 2017:

Step 1: Applicants have to visit to apply for the examination.

Step 2: Applicants should enter their personal, qualification and other details as mentioned in the application form.

Step 3: Applicant need to upload their recent passport size photograph and signature in JPG format only as mentioned in the application form.

Step 4: For the completion of the process applicants must pay their application fees online through Credit/ Debit Card/ Net Banking.

CLAT 2017 Application fees

Applicants ought to pay the application fees of Rs 4000/- (approx) for general category students and Rs 3500/- (approx) for reserved category students.

CLAT 2017 Exam Pattern

  • The CLAT exam comprises of 200 multiple choice questions.
  • Applicants 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer given and 1 mark will be added for every correct answer.
  • The overall time for the examination will be 2 hours.
  • The distribution of subject and marks for UG exam is as follows:
SubjectNo of QuestionsMarks
English including comprehension4040
General knowledge/ Current Affairs5050
Elementary Math ( Numerical Ability)2020
Legal aptitude5050
Logical reasoning4040
  • The distribution of subject and marks for PG exam is as follows:
SubjectNo of QuestionsMarks
Constitutional Law5050
Other law subjects (including Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, Property Law, IPR, etc.)5050

CLAT 2017 Participating Universities

There are 16 Law Universities that will participate in CLAT 2017. These universities will accept CLAT 2017 Test Score for admission into the various Law Courses.

  1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
  2. NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad
  3. The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata
  5. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
  7. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
  8. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala
  10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
  11. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
  12. National Law University  Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
  13. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
  14. National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam, Guwahati
  15. Damodar Sanjeevaiya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam,Andhra Pradesh
  16. The Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)

CLAT 2017 Category wise UG and PG Seats

SR. No.CategorySeats
Under- GraduatePost- Graduate


CLAT 2017 Exam Dates

CLAT Exam EventsImportant Dates
Starting date for submission of online application formFirst week of January, 2017
Last date for submission of filled-in online application formLast week of March, 2017
Download of Admit Cards/Hall TicketsApril, 2017
Date of CLAT – 2017 Online examination for UG & PG2nd week of May, 2017

The above dates are tentative. No official dates have been declared yet. Keep visiting our website in order to get any updates.

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