CLAT 2017 is the tenth Common Law Admission Test. It is one of the most important law entrance exams in India. Both CLAT UG 2017 and CLAT PG 2017 exams will be held on 14 May 2017, for undergraduate and LL.M admissions. There are to be several test centres of CLAT 2017, and candidates can appear in city of choice. In the first place, know that CLAT 2017 online examination is a computer based test. The application process for the upcoming exam has ended and now the issuance of admit card has begun. Go through calendar of events to know exact dates of all events related to Common Law Admission Test. Get here complete details of CLAT 2017 such as application form, admit card, result, exam pattern, syllabus, cut offs.

Latest Announcement – The date of receiving the status of admission from participating NLUs will be 1st July 2017 instead of 4th July 2017 and date of closure of admission process by CLAT 2017 Office will be 1st July 2017 instead of 6th July 2017. Accordingly vacancies for UG and PG courses, if any, in any NLU, the waitlisted candidates who have written CLAT 2017 are directed to visit the website of the respective NLUs to know the further admission process.


CLAT 2017 wishes all the best to the candidates who have taken admission in 18 Participating National Law Universities of India.

CLAT 2017

Each year one of the 18 National Law Universities (NLU) holds Common Law Admission Test (CLAT); and this time Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna is organizing CLAT 2017 UG and CLAT 2017 PG exams for the purpose of admission to NLUs.

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CLAT 2017 is the tenth Common Law Admission Test. CNLU Patna is conducting CLAT 2017. Law aspirants who wish to get admission in the National Law Universities (NLUs) in UG or PG programmes must appear in CLAT 2017. Once the exam is conducted, CNLU will release answer key of CLAT 2017 and declare CLAT 2017 Result and Merit List.

CLAT 2017 Important Dates

Event Related to CLAT 2017 Dates
Notification for CLAT 2017 25 Dec 2016
Online availability of application forms, which interested candidates can fill to appear for CLAT 2017 01 Jan 2017
Last date for submission of Application Form 31 Mar 2017
Download CLAT 2017 Admit Card 20 Apr 2017
Date of exam 14 May 2017
Date of uploading of Answer key 16 May 2017
Declaration of CLAT 2017 Result 29 May 2017

CLAT Application Form 2017

  • Candidates must first determine their eligibility as given below for the Common Law Admission Test. Thereafter, they can fill in the online application form of CLAT 2017 at
  • Once candidate has filled in each details asked in the form, he/she may have to upload necessary documents.
  • Details such as candidate’s name, parents’ names, address, educational qualification, will have to be filled in the application form.
  • Final stage of CLAT 2017 application form submission is to pay the application fees.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must have scored minimum

  • For UG Courses: 45% marks (40% for SC / ST) in qualifying examination (i.e. 10+2).
  • For PG Courses: 55% marks (50% for SC / ST) in qualifying examination (i.e., LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B./any other equivalent examination).

Those appearing in qualifying examination in March/April 2017 of examination year are also eligible to apply.  The result of qualifying examination shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.

Important points regarding CLAT 2017 Online Application Form

  • You will have to submit correct and verifiable (data that matches with your official documents) in the application form of CLAT 2017.
  • Application fee can be paid through net banking, debit card, credit card. Before starting to fill the form, decide which mode of payment best suits you.
  • Keep documents such as class 10th mark sheet, class 12th mark sheet and certificate (if already passed), degree certificate (if applying for PG) and other certificates handy while filling the CLAT Application Form.
  • Another point to be clear about before filling the CLAT 2017 Form is your preference order for NLUs.
  • You will have to enter all the National Law Universities in order of preference, and this cannot be changed after results are announced.
  • Photograph and signature to be uploaded should be exactly as specified by the exam conducting body.

CLAT Admit Card 2017

After the application form submission process is completed, the next pre-examination activity is downloading CLAT Admit Card.

You will need the following details to download admit card of CLAT 2017.

  1. User ID,
  2. Password.

CNLU will release CLAT Admit Cards for the tenth Common Law Admission Test in the month of April 2017. It is necessary to download the hall ticket before exam, check that details are correct in it, know the examination center.

  • Candidate must go to take the test only at the test center that has been mentioned in his / her admit card.
  • The hall tickets will be issued to such candidates who have submitted the online application form along with fees, before the last date. CLAT 2017 Admit card will be available for download at as per the schedule given above.
  • The candidate must remember enrolment / user ID and password, and must login periodically to see the status of his application, to download the admit card and to know the results later. He/she is also advised to keep visiting CLAT 2017 website for any query or updated information.

Examination Center

Examination is contemplated to be held in different cities in India. As per the available information, there were around 45,000 applications in the CLAT exam and the examination was conducted at 158 Centers in 60 cities. Total 42,217 examinees appeared in CLAT Examination last year.

CLAT Result 2017

  • Answer sheets of candidates will be evaluated as per the final official answer key.
  • Candidates will be able to check the CLAT 2017 Answer Key (most probably) after the exam and raise objections wherever genuinely required.
  • The CLAT exam conducting body will take objections into consideration and decide upon the final answers.
  • Result of CLAT 2017 will be announced indicating ranks obtained by each candidate in the law entrance exam.
  • Candidates will be able to log in to check their CLAT Result as per schedule.

Final score shall determine the performance of each candidate in the Common Law Admission test. CLAT 2017 Result will be declared as per the schedule given above. Separate merit lists are drawn for UG and PG programmes.

CLAT 2017 result will include Merit List (Category-wise) along with the notice to the candidates for indicating their choices of University preferences using online candidate portal.

CLAT Examination Pattern

CLAT 2017 Exam Pattern indicates the number of questions to be asked in the CLAT question paper. CLAT 2017 exam will be held in the online mode (computer based test). NLUs shall also provide a mock test for CLAT 2017 preparation. Given here are complete details of the CLAT 2017 exam pattern such as the number of questions asked, marking scheme, duration.

There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 mark each will be deducted for each of the wrong answers to Multiple Choice Questions.

Pattern of questions for admission to UG Courses in CLAT exam 2017

Total Marks 200
Duration of examination Two Hours
Subject areas with weightage
English including Comprehension 40 Marks
General Knowledge/ Current Affairs 50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 Marks
Legal Aptitude 50 Marks
Logical Reasoning 40 Marks

The different subject areas of the examination are explained as under:

  1. English including comprehension
    The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
  2. General Knowledge and Currents Affairs
    As far as general knowledge is concerned, the candidates will be tested on their general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of current affairs.
  3. Mathematics
    This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. maths taught up to Class X.
  4. Legal Aptitude
    This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense (e.g. the legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theater across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
  5. Logical Reasoning
    The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

Pattern of questions for admission to PG Courses in CLAT exam 2017

The CLAT Question Paper for PG courses shall have the following pattern:

  • Maximum Marks 150
  • Duration of CLAT: 02:00 Hours
  • Negative marking: 0.25 Mark/wrong answer to MCQ
Constitutional Law 50
Jurisprudence 50
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, property Law, IPR etc. 50
Total 150

CLAT Counselling

CLAT online counseling process shall start as per the schedule announced by the exam conducting body. All the candidates who have appeared in CLAT 2017 examination are advised to read carefully counseling and admissions instructions that will be available on the CLAT website after declaration of results, before proceeding for online counseling process.

List of Participating Universities

Last year the list of participating Universities in the order of their establishment are given below:

  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
  2. National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
  3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
  7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
  8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL)
  10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
  11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
  12. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
  13. National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
  14. National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA)
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam (DSNLU)
  16. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS)
  17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
  18. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU)

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