CLAT 2017 Exam date and Admission Process

CLAT 2017 Exam date and Admission Process

CLAT has announced the examination dates and latest pattern to get admission in various law universities in India. CLAT 2017 which is also known as Common Law Admission Test is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by 16 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Brief details and functions of CLAT 2017

This test was conducted for the first time on 11 May 2008 by National Law School of India University, Bangalore and since then all NLUs have been conducting the CLAT test on rotation basis. The test is taken after the Higher Secondary Examination or the 12th grade for admission to integrated undergraduation programmes in Laws (LLB) and after Graduation in Law for Maters of Laws (LLM) programmes conducted by these law universities. CLAT committee is the organiser of these tests and Conducting authority for CLAT 2017 will be Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna

Students are advised to visit official website of CLAT( and article on CLAT (Wikipedia) for further details and its history. It should be noted that for admission in National Law university, Delhi the governing body is AILET (All India Law Entrance Test) instead of CLAT while Jodhpur National University, Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun and SOA National Institute of Law, Bhubaneswar have been permitted to utilize the CLAT scores for admission.

We at myCBSEguide have provided all the information and changes applied in CLAT 2017. Go through the provided links and data to ensure all the details.

CLAT 2017

Eligibility Criteria

For UG Courses

  1. Candidate should be below 20 years of age as on 1st July 2017
  2. The candidates for the CLAT 2017 should have passed or appearing for Senior Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognised Board are eligible.
  3. The students should have scored an aggregate of 55% Marks.
  4. SC / S.T and other reserved category should have scored 50% Marks.

For PG Courses

  1. The applicants appearing for CLAT 2017 must have passed LL.B degree or any other equivalent degree.
  2. The students should have scored minimum of 55% aggregate in the LL.B courses or any other equivalent degree courses.
  3. SC/ S.T and other reserved category candidates should have 50% Marks.
  4. 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.

Also see the circular of Core Committee CLAT 2017(click here)

 Important dates

Exam notificationDecember 25, 2016
Application form beginsJanuary 1, 2017
Application form endsMarch 31, 2017
Issue of admit cardThird week of April 2017
Conduct of online examinationMay 14, 2017
Declaration of result and score cardMay 25, 2017
Counselling and seat allotmentMay 29 – June 25, 2017

How to apply

Step 1: Visit official website of CLAT( to apply for online examination

Step 2: Enter your personal qualification and other details as mentioned in the application form

Step 3: Upload your passport size photograph and signature in jpg format

Step 4: Pay your application fee online through Credit/Debit/internet banking

Application fee:

General, OBC, PWD and other category:  INR 4000/-

SC/ST:  INR 3500/-

 Exam pattern CLAT 2017:

For UG courses:

  1. It comprises of 200 MCQs and time limit is 2 hours.
  2. For every correct answer 1 mark will be added while 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  3. The marking system is given below

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

Exam mode: Online

Organising body: CLAT Committee

Conducting Authority: Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna

Total numbers of participating institutes: 16 NLUs

Total numbers of seats offered:



CLAT 2017 Counselling and seat allotment process

The examination committee will be organising counselling of CLAT 2017 from May 29 as it’ll be declaring the CLAT counselling schedule on May 25, soon after the declaration of results. The Candidates will be allotted seats based on their choices of locked seats in the participating NLUs. After the seat allotment, candidates need to accept the seat and deposit the fees within a given time. Till last year, CLAT committee conducted a total of four rounds of counselling but in 2017 it is expected to be 3 rounds only.

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