CLAT 2017 Notification for admission to Law Courses in India

Common Law Admission Test – CLAT 2017 is a competitive law entrance exam conducted by Chanakya National Law University to provide a list of eligible candidates to each participating National Law University for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India level common law entrance exam conducted on a rotational basis by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their law courses. The 18 participating National Law Universities (NLUs) are:

  1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
  2. National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
  3. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
  4. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), 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), Punjab
  10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
  11. 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
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
  16. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli
  17. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
  18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur


CLAT 2017 Important Dates

The CLAT exam 2017 shall be conducted in the month of May for law aspirants. Interested candidates who wish to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate law courses in NLUs must apply for this law entrance exam on or before the mentioned last date. The complete schedule of CLAT 2017 is given in the table below:


Event Date
Starting date for submission of online application form along with order of preferences for NLUs 1 January 2017
Last date for submission of filled-in online application form along with order of preferences for NLUs 31 March 2017
Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets begins 20 April 2017
CLAT Exam Date 2017 14 May 2017

(3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Date of uploading the Answer Key 16 May 2017
Representation, if any, relating to exam, questions

or key

17 May 2017 – 19 May 2017
Date for uploading the amended answer key (if


25 May 2017
Declaration of CLAT results, i.e., issue of Merit List (Category-wise) 29 May 2017


CLAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria

CLAT Eligibility Criteria for Undergraduate Law Course

  1. Candidates seeking admission to undergraduate law courses through CLAT 2017 must have obtained a minimum 45% mark in PUC 2 or 10+2 or equivalent qualifying exam (40% for SC/ST categories).
  2. Candidates desirous of appearing in CLAT exam for admission to various law courses in law colleges in India shall be below 20 years of age as on 1 July 2017 (22 years of age for SC/ST/ OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category candidates).


CLAT Eligibility Criteria for Postgraduate Law Courses

Candidates seeking law admission in top law colleges in India must have obtained a minimum 55% mark (50% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category) in LL.B. or Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.) or any other equivalent exam.


CLAT 2017 Direct Law Admission


CLAT Application Procedure

The Step-by-Step procedure for CLAT 2017 application is as follows:

Step 1: Eligible candidates must register themselves on the official website of CLAT 2017.

Step 2: After registration, the candidates must log in to their account, fill the online CLAT application form with all the required details, make the required CLAT application form fee payment, and submit the same online.


CLAT Application Form Fee

The online CLAT 2017 application form fee is INR 4000 for general / OBC / SAP and other category candidates and INR 3500 for SC/ST category candidates.


CLAT 2017 Admit Card

Candidates must download their CLAT Admit Card by logging into his/her LOGIN account from 20 April 2017. The candidates shall take a print out of CLAT 2017 Admit Card and carry the same to the CLAT exam hall.


CLAT Exam Pattern 2017

For the preparation of the CLAT law entrance exam, candidates have to know about the complete CLAT exam pattern and CLAT syllabus. The CLAT exam pattern and syllabus will be prepared by the conducting university. The CLAT syllabus includes the topic of General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, Elementary Mathematics, Constitutional Law, Logical Reasoning, Jurisprudence,  and other law subjects. The CLAT exam pattern is as mentioned below:


CLAT Exam Pattern – Undergraduate Law Courses

The CLAT exam pattern for undergraduate law courses is as follows:


Maximum Marks  200
Duration of CLAT 2017 Exam  2 hours
Multiple-Choice Questions  200 questions of one mark each
Subject areas with Weightage:
English including Comprehension  40 Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs  50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)  20 Marks
Legal Aptitude  50 Marks
Logical Reasoning  40 Marks
Negative Marking  0.25 Mark for each wrong answer


CLAT Exam Pattern – Postgraduate Law Courses

The CLAT exam pattern for undergraduate law courses is as follows:


Maximum Marks  150
Duration of CLAT 2017 Exam  2 hours
Multiple-Choice Questions  150 questions of one mark each
CLAT Syllabus

Questions will be asked from the following areas of law:

Constitutional Law  50
Jurisprudence  50
Other law subjects  50
Negative Marking  0.25 Mark for each wrong answer


If getting admission to undergraduate or postgraduate law course is your goal then start preparing for CLAT 2017 from today!


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