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(clat.ac.in) 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.
For UG Courses
- Candidate should be below 20 years of age as on 1st July 2017
- 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.
- The students should have scored an aggregate of 55% Marks.
- SC / S.T and other reserved category should have scored 50% Marks.
For PG Courses
- The applicants appearing for CLAT 2017 must have passed LL.B degree or any other equivalent degree.
- The students should have scored minimum of 55% aggregate in the LL.B courses or any other equivalent degree courses.
- SC/ S.T and other reserved category candidates should have 50% Marks.
- 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)
|Exam notification||December 25, 2016|
|Application form begins||January 1, 2017|
|Application form ends||March 31, 2017|
|Issue of admit card||Third week of April 2017|
|Conduct of online examination||May 14, 2017|
|Declaration of result and score card||May 25, 2017|
|Counselling and seat allotment||May 29 – June 25, 2017|
How to apply
Step 1: Visit official website of CLAT(clat.ac.in) 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
General, OBC, PWD and other category: INR 4000/-
SC/ST: INR 3500/-
Exam pattern CLAT 2017:
For UG courses:
- It comprises of 200 MCQs and time limit is 2 hours.
- For every correct answer 1 mark will be added while 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
- 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:
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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.