CLAT 2017 Examination Pattern

CLAT 2017: The CLAT – Common Law Admission Test is one of the most important and well known entrance examination. Each year this examination gets conducted. It is a national level entrance examination to provide admission in UG and PG Law courses. This examination gets conducted for the duration of 2 hours. In this text there will be multiple type questions based on General Knowledge, Math, English and Legal & Logical Reasoning. You must be 12th passed out in order to apply for this examination. Well these are just few details regarding CLAT 2017. This time CLAT 2017 will be organized by Chankya National Law University, Patna.

 

Currently there are total 17 NLUs – National Law Universities within our country. Each year, it is the responsibility of one NLU to conduct this entrance examination successfully.

Important Notifications
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Courses offered by NLUs

  • B.S.W. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.
  • B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • L.L.M.
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

CLAT 2017 Notifications

 CLAT 2017 Online registration process has been started from 1st January 2017 till 31st March 2017.

 How to fill CLAT 2017 Application form Click here to Know the process and for Official Link. 

 Changes made in age criteria: 

  • CLAT 2017 counselling process will be conducted in only three rounds.
  • The upper age limit for General candidates will 20 years(as on 1st July 2017) and 22 years (as on 1stJuly 2017) for reserved.

 

Important Dates

CLAT 2017 Notification will be released 25th December 2016
CLAT 2017 Online Registration process will be started from 1st January 2017
Dead line for online submitting the application form 31st March 2017
CLAT Admit Card 2017 Availability 20th April 2017
CLAT 2017 Exam Date 14th May 2017 (03:00PM to 05:00PM)
Result Declaration 29th May 2017
Publication of first inductive seat allocation list based on marite-cum preferences 5th June 2017
Date for payment of counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- 6th to 8th June 2017
Publication of second allocation list 12th June 2017
Date for payment of counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- for second allocation list 13th to 14th June 2017
Publication of third allocation list 19th June 2017
Date for payment of counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- for third allocation list 20th to 21 June 2017
Last date for withdrawal from admission with deducation of Rs. 10,000/- counselling fee 21st June 2017
Publication of fourth allocation list 24th June 2017
Payment of full fees by candidates whose name have appeared in fourth list 28th to 30th June 2017

Eligibility Criteria

There is separate eligibility criteria for candidates seeking admission to LLB and LLM programmes. Candidates can go through the criterion given below to check if they can fill the CLAT Form.

For CLAT LLB Programmes

  • Age Limit: Candidate must be less than 20 years old as on 1st July 2017 and 22 years old in case of SC/ST. 
  • Academic Qualification: The candidate must have passed 10+2  or any equivalent examination.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2017 are also eligible to appear in CLAT exam. The candidates must convert their grades (if any) into percentage for appearing in CLAT 2017.

For CLAT LLM Programmes

  • Age Limit: There is no upper age limit for the candidates appearing in CLAT 2017 to pursue post-graduate programmes. Thus, candidates of all ages are eligible to give the examination.
  • Academic Qualification: The candidate must have an LLB or any other equivalent degree.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2017 are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2017  examination. However they shall be required to show a hard copy of the proof of their passing the qualifying examination in the respective National Law Universities at the time of admission.

NOTE: Candidate must be an Indian citizen and NRIs. Candidates who have cleared 12th with compartment, they can also apply for this exam.

CLAT 2017 Application Form

CLAT 2017 Application form will be available from 1st week of January 2017. After that candidates can apply for CLAT 2017.  Those candidates belong to GEN/OBC/SAP (Specially Abled Persons) Category, They need to pay Rs. 4000/– as application fee. For SC/ST Candidates it will be Rs. 3500/– only. CLAT 2017 Application fee can be paid either online or e-Challan. To know how to fill CLAT 2017 Application form– Click here

CLAT 2017 Application Form Fee

The application fee is Rs.4000/- for General/OBC and PWD category students and Rs.3500 for SC/ST students

 

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CLAT Syllabus

The appearing applicants for CLAT 2017 must check the examination syllabus before they start their preparation. The examination syllabus of CLAT covers all the sections of English, GK, Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning. The GK & Current Affairs sections include 50 marks each, whereas English section including comprehension, logical reasoning consists of 40 marks each. The mathematics section will have 20 marks.

Examination Pattern

For UG Courses:

The test will be conducted for 2 hours. There will be total 200 multiple answer type questions. For each accurate answer, you will get one mark and for each wrong answer, 1/4th marks will be deducted.

Mode of Exam CBT (Computer Based Test)
Medium of Exam English
Marks 200 Marks
Marking Criteria 1 Mark for each right answer
Negative Marking ¼ Marks will deducted for each wrong answer
Exam Duration 2 hours

For PG Courses:

There will be 150 multiple choice questions in this test. Candidates need to finish this test in the duration of 2 hours. For each accurate answer you will get one mark and for each wrong answer ¼ marks will be deducted.

Mode of Exam CBT (Computer Based Test)
Medium of Exam English
Marks 150 Marks
Marking Criteria 1 Mark for each right answer
Negative Marking ¼ Marks will deducted for each wrong answer
Exam Duration 2 hours

CLAT Admit Card 2017

The admit cards for CLAT 2017 examination will be available online from April 2017 on official website. The applicants are advised to bring the ID proof along with admit card at the examination centre. The admit card will have all the important details related to examination such as examination date & time, examination centre, applicant’s name, roll number, applicant’s signature, thumb impression etc.

CLAT 2017 Result/Rank

The results will be declared in 3rd week of May 20, 2017. Candidates can check their result on www.clat.ac.in by accessing through their personal LOGIN ACCOUNT.

Complete merit list according to the marks secured by the candidate will be published on the CLAT website. also the state specific and all India merit lists will be prepared for various categories like Open/SC/ST/OBC/Women and PWD etc. candidates.

CLAT 2017 Counseling

 

Counseling will start from June, 2017 (tentative). Candidate where they want to take admission must indicate their NLUs preference online. Admission will be done on the basis of merit-cum-preference and there will be a centralized admission process for CLAT 2017.

List of all National Law Universities

  • National Law School of India University is located in Bangalore and joined CLAT in 2008.
  • Nalsar University of Law is located in Hyderabad and joined CLAT in 2008.
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences is located in Kolkata and joined CLAT in 2008
  • National Law Institute University is located Bhopal and joined CLAT 2008
  • National Law University  is located in Jodhpur and joined CLAT 2008
  • Hidayatullah National Law University is located in Raipur and joined CLAT 2008
  • Gujarat National Law University is located in Gandhi Nagar and joined CLAT 2008
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University  is located in Lucknow and joined CLAT 2009
  • Chanakya National Law University is located in Patna and joined CLAT 2009
  • National University of Advanced Legal Studies is located in Kochi           and joined CLAT 2009
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law  is located in Patiala and joined CLAT 2009
  • National University of Study and Research in Law is located in Ranchi and joined CLAT 2012
  • National Law University is located in Cuttack and joined CLAT 2012
  • National Law University and Judicial Academy is located in Guwahati and joined CLAT 2012
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University is located in Visakhapatnam and joined CLAT 2014
  • Tamil Nadu National Law School is located in Srirangam and joined CLAT 2015

Given schedule is tentative final dates will be updated after release of official notice. For any other query regarding CLAT 2017, kindly feel free to ask. You can drop your queries in the comment box given below.