CLAT 2017– Exam Information ,Dates, Syllabus, Application Process , Result Overview

Common Law Admission Test is abbreviated as CLAT. It is an all India entrance examination. It is conducted on rotational basis by 16 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes (LL.B. & LL.M.). CLAT 2017 is an online examination and candidates who are interested shall fill the application form through online mode. CLAT 2016 was conducted by Rajib Gandhi National University. Here in this article we are giving information about CLAT 2017 eligibility criteria, application process , exam pattern , admit card download , result date etc.

CLAT 2017 exam will be held in 1st week of May 2017.

CLAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria

For UG Courses
Applicants has to qualify their 10+2 or equivalent examination with the minimum 45% marks (in case of Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories) and 40% marks (in case of SC/ST category).
Appearing candidates of Class 10+2 or equivalent examination are also eligible to appear in the entrance exam.
At the time of admission, the candidates would have to produce an evidence of their passing qualifying examination.
There is no upper age limit to appear in CLAT 2017.

For PG Courses
The applicants appearing for CLAT 2017 must have passed LL.B degree or any other equivalent degree as per rules of the exam authority.
The students should have scored minimum of 55% aggregate in the LL.B courses or any other equivalent degree courses.
SC/ S.T and other reserved category candidates should have 50% Marks.
The applicants who have passed the qualifying exam with supplementary or compartment are also eligible, but they have to submit the proof of passing the qualifying examination with 55/50% or as applicable.
There is no upper age limit.

CLAT 2017 Exam Pattern

For UG Courses
There should have 200 questions carrying 200 marks i.e each question carrying 1 mark. There will be negative marking (-0.25) for every wrong answers. The duration of CLAT 2017 is 2.00 hrs.

For PG Courses
The question paper for CLAT 2017 should have 150 MCQ question carrying 150 Marks i.e one marks each. For one wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.
The duration of the exam: 2.00 hrs.

CLAT 2017 Paper Pattern

For U.G Courses
The questions will be given from the following disciplines:

  • Reasoning 40 Marks.
  • Legal Aptitude 50 Marks.
  • English & Comprehension 40 Marks.
  • Elementary Mathematics 20Marks
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50Marks

For P.G Courses:
CLAT 2017 paper will be set from the following syllabus:

  • Constitutional Law 50 Marks
  • Jurisprudence 50Marks
  • Other law subjects 50 Marks

CLAT 2017 Application Procedure

CLAT 2017 Online Application Form will be available on the CLAT website The form can be filled creating a log in account of the students.
CLAT 2017 online application start form 1st week of January 2017. 

CLAT 2016 Application Fee

General,OBC.,PWD and other category: Rs. 4000/-
SC/ST: Rs. 3500/-

CLAT 2017 Fees Payment

CLAT 2017 fees will be paid either by online or offline.

CLAT 2017 Admit Card/ Hall ticket

CLAT2017 admit card / Hall ticket  will be available to download from middle of April 2017 on the official website of the CLAT 2017.

CLAT 2017 Results

CLAT 2017 Results will be published in last week of May 2017
CLAT 2017 Results will be available on the CLAT 2017 website-

CLAT 2017 Important Date /Schedule To Be Remembered

  • Application Process Starts 1st week of January 2017
  • Closing Date of application form last of March 2017
  • Admit Card Download   middle of April 2017
  • Examination date of CLAT 2017 1st week of May 2017
  • Result Last week of May 2017
  • Closure of Admission July 2017

Important Contacts for CLAT 2017

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
Sec- D1, LDA Colony, Kanpur Road Scheme, Lucknow 226012 Uttar Pradesh, India
Toll Free Number: 1800 1200 7111 Tolled Number: +91-522-65 67 111, +91-522-24 24 222 (10 Multi-channel Helplines), +91-522-24 22 849
(Numbers are available between 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM on all working days)

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