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CLAT 2017 Exam - Common Law Admission Test

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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body created for the convenience of the students seeking admission to the various Law Universities in the Country under Memorandum of Underestandings (MoU). An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of 'merit-cum-preference' to eachUniversity for admission to their UG/PG programmes, as per the qualifications, reservation and other conditions laid down under the respective Statutes of the participating Universities. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by 16 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B. & LL.M.).

The Eighth Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2017) is being conducted by the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.

CLAT 2017 Participating Universities

  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, Guwahati (NLUJAA)
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
  16. The Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)

CLAT Under-Graduate Programme

The Sixteen NLUs offer a five-year integrated under-graduate law course leading to the award of B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.), B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), B.S.W. LL.B. (Hons.), B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.) degrees.

CLAT Eligibility

As per the respective statutes of the participating NLUs, to be eligible to appear in CLAT-2017, a candidate should have obtained a Higher Secondary School/ Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC/ST candidates) and should be below 20 years of age as on 1st July 2017 (22 years in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PWD) candidates).

CLAT Exam Pattern

Exam Description

Total Marks


Number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each


Duration of Examination

Two hours
(02:00 hours)

Subject areas with Weightage

English including Comprehension

40 Marks

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50 Marks

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

20 Marks

Legal Aptitude

50 Marks

Logical Reasoning

40 Marks

CLAT Post-Graduate Programme

The information of the LL.M. degree course offered at the various NLUs with the duration and the specializations have been provided in detail under the sections of each University.

Eligibility – To be eligible to appear in CLAT 2017, a candidate should have obtained an LL.B./a five year integrated LL.B./any other equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST candidates).

How To Apply For CLAT

Mode of Payment – The online payment can be made through netbanking, debit card, credit card etc. wherein the candidate will have to bear the additional bank transaction costs for remitting the fees through payment gateways.For paying the fee offline through website, the candidate will have to download the ‘Bank Challan’ that will be generated with the required information, as filled in by the candidate, and make the payment with additional bank charges at any branch of the ICICI Bank. After making the requisite payment at the bank, the candidate needs to fill-in the details of the Bank Challan as required at the relevant section of the application form.

Documents to Be Uploaded during Online Application

  • BirthCertificate (If not available then Standard X passing certificate issued by a recognised Board or Passport can be uploaded.
  • Standard X Marksheet
  • Qualifying Examination Marksheet/Certificate such as 10+2 or its equivalent examination certificate from a recognized Board (for UG Courses).
  • Qualifying Examination Marksheet/Certificate such as LL.B. or its equivalent examination certificate from a recognized University (for PG Courses).
  • Front facing Passport size photograph with clear lenses (3.5 cms x 4.5 cms) [JPG Format, size 100 kb]
  • Signature of candidate [JPG Format, size 100 kb]
  • Signature of parent/guardian [JPG Format, size 100 kb]

Admission Procedure

The admissions to the PG programmes through CLAT-2017 will be done in a centralized manner from the CLAT Office after the counseling session, as mentioned above for the UG programmes, by allotting seats based on the merit cum preference of the candidates furnished during the counseling session. The candidates will be allowed to participate in the online counseling session by depositing the adjustable fees of Rs 50,000/- (Rupees Fifty Thousand Only) through the website with the CLAT Office.

Phone Nos
Toll Free Number: 1800 - 1200 - 711
Tolled Number: +91-522-65 67 111, +91-522-24 24 222

Email Ids


Sec- D1, LDA Colony, Kanpur Road Scheme,
Lucknow – 226012 Uttar Pradesh,

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