CLAT 2017 exam dates released, registrations to begin

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 exam dates have been released. As per schedule, the exam will be held on May 14, 2017 from 3 pm to 5 pm.

This year, the examination will be conducted by the Chanakya National Law University, and will oversee admissions to the eighteen national law universities that are part of the CLAT.

CLAT is an all-India entrance examination, conducted on rotation by 17 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to five-year integrated Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law (BA plus LLB) and one-year Master of Law (LLM) programme for the academic session 2016-17.

Site to go live by December 31

The Vice-Chancellor of CNLU Prof A Lakshminath recently told Bar & Bench that the site will be up and running by December 31, after which the application form and the official notification will be uploaded.

Registration dates:

  • The online registrations will begin from: Sunday, January 1, 2017
  • Last date to register: March 31, 2017

Eligibility criteria

Educational qualification:

UG programmes:

The candidates must have passed class 12 or its equivalent examination (students appearing can also apply), from a government-recognised board, with not less than 45 per cent marks (40 per cent in case of SC and ST candidates) as prescribed by the participating universities.

PG programmes:

The candidates must have completed a 5-year integrated LLB programme or its equivalent degree, with not less than 55 per cent marks (50 per cent in case of SC and ST candidates), from a recognised university as prescribed by the participating universities.

About exam:

CLAT exam is conducted by the 17 National Law Universities (NLUs) on a rotational basis. Last year, CLAT exam was conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Punjab. CLAT 2017 will be conducted completely online. The test paper consists of 200 questions which aspirants need to attempt in 2-hour duration.

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