CLAT 2017: Application Form, Registration, Exam Dates, Syllabus

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2017) is a national level entrance exam. It is commenced once in a year in the month of May. It is organized for granting admission in Integrated L.L.B and L.L.M courses offered by 17 National Law Universities of India. This exam is conducted by 17 National Law Universities (NLUs) on rotational basis. Last year (2016), it was managed by the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. CLAT 2017 registration will be started from the first week of January 2017. Candidates may check the latest updates about CLAT Exam 2017 including registration, application form, syllabus and exam dates.

CLAT 2017 Exam Dates

Given CLAT 2017 Exam Dates are tentative and will be replaced and updated by actual after receiving the official notification. Till then candidate may consider theses dates for scheduling the best preparation.

Events Dates (tentative)
Date of Issue of First Admission Notification Second week of December 2016
Online application Start Date First week of January 2017
Last date for submission of filled-in online application form Last week of March 2017
Availability of Admit Card Third week of April 2017
Date of Entrance Exam Second week of May 2017
Result Declaration Date Third week of May 2017
Merit List Release Date First week of June 2017
Counselling started First week of June 2017

CLAT 2017 Registration/Application Form

  • CLAT 2017 registration will be available via online process only.
  • The CLAT 2017 Application Form will be provided from the first week of January 2016(tentative).
  • Before filling the application form, candidates should be ready with the scanned documents of photograph, signature, SC/ST/SAP certificate (if applicable) and domicile certificate (if applicable).
  • The last date for submission of the filled application form will be the last week of March 2017 (tentative).
  • There is no need to send the application form through offline process.

Application Fee

Candidates those belong to the UR/OBC/SAP (Specially Abled Persons) category, have to submit Rs. 4,000/- as an application fee. SC/ST candidates have to pay Rs. 3,500/- only. The application fee can be deposited either through Online or e-Challan. Additional bank charges may apply for the above transactions. The application fee is non-refundable in any circumstances.

Eligibility Criteria

To appear in CLAT 2017, candidates have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria for UG and PG courses are different as given below:

For UG Programmes:

  • Candidate 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 Programmes:

  • Candidates must be passed the LL.B or equivalent degree with a minimum of 55% marks(Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories) and 50% marks (SC/ST category).
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible to appear CLAT.
  • Candidates would have to produce the evidence of their qualifying examination at the time of admission.
  • There is no upper age limit to appear in the entrance exam for PG courses.

Exam Pattern

The CLAT 2017 Exam Pattern is different for UG and PG programmes.

UG Programmes:

  • Mode of Exam: The entrance exam will be held through online process.
  • It will be a computer based test (CBT).
  • Medium: The medium of examination will be of English language.
  • Marks: The question paper will be of 200 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct response, 1 mark will be given to the candidate.
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Duration: The time duration of this entrance exam will be two hours.

For PG Programmes:

  • Mode of Exam:The entrance exam will be held through online process.
  • It will be a computer based test (CBT).
  • Medium: The medium of examination will be of English language.
  • Duration: The paper will be of 2 Hours duration.
  • Marks: The paper will comprise of 150 MCQs.
  • Marking Scheme: The candidate will be awarded for 1 mark for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: There will be a provision for 0.25 negative marking for every incorrect response.

CLAT 2017 Syllabus

For the exam preparation, candidates have to know about the complete CLAT 2017 Syllabus. The syllabus of the entrance exam will be prepared by the conducting university. The syllabus of CLAT is not fixed as it changes every year. The syllabus includes the topic of General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, Elementary Mathematics and Constitutional Law, etc.

CLAT 2017 Admit Card

Aspirants will be able to download the admit card through online mode. CLAT 2017 Admit Card will be available from the third week of April 2017 (tentative). The conducting university will not send the admit card through e-mail or by post. On the day of examination, it is necessary for the candidates to bring the identity proof (Aadhar Card/Voter ID/ Passport/Driving license) along with the admit card.

Answer Key

On the day of examination we ( will display the preliminary answer key to facilitate the aspirants to calculate their scores. After the result announcement, the official answer key will be released. The official answer key will be displayed on the second week of May 2017 (tentative). With the help of answer key, candidates will get a rough idea that how many marks they will score in the examination.

CLAT 2017 Result

The CLAT 2017 Result will be announced in the third week of May 2017 (tentative). The result will be declared by officials and displayed by us on the right time and date. After the result announcement, the merit list will be released on the first week of June 2017 (tentative). On the basis of the merit list, candidates will be called for the admission procedure.

CLAT 2017 Counselling

The admission to UG and PG programmes in participating universities under CLAT 2017 will be done via centralized counselling. The seat will be allotted on the basis of the ‘merit-cum-preference’. That will be prepared by CLAT score and order of preference given by the candidate in the CLAT application form. After the result announcement, the CLAT 2017 Counselling process will be started. The counselling schedule will begin from the first week of June 2017 (tentative). Candidates would have to pay Rs. 50,000/- as counselling fee to show their commitment/seriousness in taking admission in any of the participating NLU(s).

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