Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted on a rotational basis by 16 National Law Universities (NLUs) in India. Candidates need to clear CLAT in order to secure admissions into BA LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons), BCom LLB (Hons) and LLM programmes on offer at the 16 NLUs. The CLAT 2017 will be conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. In 2017, this law entrance exam would be conducted only through the online mode in the given year. The CLAT exam paper consists of different sections wherein a candidate’s aptitude is tested in subjects such as English, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
Know detailed syllabus for CLAT 2017. However, CLAT 2016 was conducted across 42 cities in the country. Candidates can secure admissions to fill 350 LLM seats and 1,700 LLB seats on the basis of their CLAT scores.
CLAT is a national level examination which candidates need to clear in order to secure admissions at 16 NLUs in India. CLAT exam was made online in 2016, thus, every aspect of the exam right from application stage to the counseling process will be done online.
Step 1: CLAT Application Form; The application Candidates can apply for CLAT exam on the official website for CLAT 2017. No hard copy of the Application Form and Information Brochure will be sold. Unreserved/OBC/PWD and other category candidates: Rs 4,000, SC/ST category candidates: Rs 3,500. Candidates can even purchase previous year e-Question Papers of CLAT by making an online payment of Rs 250. Candidates can download their CLAT Hall-Ticket/Admit Card through their Login Account which they create at the time of registration. Candidates need to take the printout of their CLAT 2017 Admit Card to the Examination Hall. CLAT 2017 will be a two hour exam. Candidates will have to give CLAT as an online exam.
Subjects covered in the exam would include English including Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. As per the CLAT exam dates, the results for CLAT 2017 will be published on the official website. CLAT results will comprise of an overall merit list with names of candidates along with their CLAT scores and categories. Apart from this, state specific as well as all India merit lists shall be prepared for various categories like Unreserved/ SC/ ST/ OBC/ Women/ PWD etc. Candidates can view their CLAT results through their personal Login Account. If two or more candidates score equal marks in CLAT 2017, then the below mentioned procedure will be adopted to form the list of shortlisted candidates: The Counselling for CLAT 2017 will be conducted online after the results for the exam will be announced. Candidates shortlisted for counselling will have to appear for online counselling to fill seats available in the participating NLUs. Candidates can take part in the online counselling through their personal login account. Candidates need to pay Rs 50,000 as fee for counselling either online/offline by bank challan through the website.
CLAT 2017 exam pattern: This law entrance exam will be of two hour duration. CLAT 2017 will be an online exam which will comprise of 200 multiple choice questions which candidates need to attempt to get shortlisted for admissions into the various participating law institutions. Candidates will be evaluated out of 200 marks in CLAT.
The exam paper will comprise of questions from different areas of law such as: For every correct answer in CLAT 2017, candidates will be awarded one mark. However, for every wrong option selected by candidates 0.25 marks will be deducted. Aspirants can go through the complete syllabus for CLAT 2017 here.
CLAT 2017 eligibility criteria require candidates to fulfill multiple aspects so that they can apply and thereafter appear for this law entrance exam. The eligibility criteria for CLAT are as follows:
Educational Qualification; Candidates would be eligible to apply for CLAT 2017 if they have completed their Higher Secondary School/ Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (as prescribed by the respective Statutes of the participating Universities). Candidates who apply for admission under the SC/ ST candidates need to score 40% in the above mentioned exams if they are appearing in their Class 12 or any other equivalent qualifying examination in 2017. However, such candidates will have to submit their qualifying exam certificates at the time of admission.
Age Limit; Candidates are eligible to apply for CLAT 2017 if they are below 20 years of age as on July 1, 2017. Age relaxation is offered to candidates who apply for the exam under SC/ST or Persons with Disability quota. Such candidates are eligible to apply for CLAT even if they are 22 years of age.