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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - 2017

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by the 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B. & LL.M.).

Date of CLAT - 2017 Online Examination: 14th May, 2017 (Sunday) from 03:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.

The 18 participating National Law Universities are:

  • National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
  • National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad*
  • National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal*
  • West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata
  • National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
  • Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
  • Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab
  • Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
  • National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
  • National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
  • National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
  • National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
  • Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli
  • Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
  • Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur

Note:- *Pursuant to the directions passed by the Honourable High Court of Madhya Pradesh in W.P. No. 17936/16, the serial number of year of establishment of National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad and The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal inter se is subject to the decision of the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India in that respect.

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 Understandings (MoU). An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of 'merit-cum-preference' to each University for admission to their UG/PG programs, as per the qualifications, reservation and other conditions laid down under the respective Statutes of the participating Universities.

The first CLAT Core Committee consisting of Vice-Chancellors of the seven participating NLUs at that time decided that the test shall be conducted by rotation in the order of their establishment. Accordingly, the first Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) was conducted in the year 2008. Now there are 18 participating NLUs and following the practice the eighth Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2017) will be conducted by the Chanakya National Law University, Patna

Eligibility:

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) - Five Year Integrated Course:
The candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 45% marks in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / Specially abled persons categories and 40% marks in case of candidates belonging to SC / ST category.

Agelimit:

  • Candidates shall be below Twenty (20) Years of age as on 1st July 2017 in case of all Unreserved/NRIs/NRI Sponsored categories candidates.
  • Candidates shall be below Twenty Two (22) years of age as on 1st July 2017 in case of SC/ST/ OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category candidates.

LL.M. - One Year Course:
The candidate should have passed LL.B. or equivalent degree examination with a minimum of 55% marks in case of General / OBC / Specially abled persons categories and 50% in case of SC / ST category.

The candidates who have passed the qualifying degree examination through supplementary / compartment or repeat attempts are also eligible for appearing in the test and taking admissions provide that such candidates will have to produce the proof of having passed the qualifying examination with the requisite percentage of marks, as the case may be, on the date of their admission or within the time allowed by the respective Universities.

The candidates who have appeared or are appearing in the qualifying degree examination by March / April 2017 are also eligible to appear in the test. Such candidates may submit the final results of the qualifying examination with the requisite percentage, as the case may be, within the time frame prescribed by the respective Universities and shall be provided provisional admission only.

CLAT 2017 Fee:

  • Fee to be remitted while submitting the Application Form for Unreserved / OBC / PWD and other category candidates is Rs. 4000/- (For SC / ST category candidates: Rs. 3500/-) excluding the bank charges or additional transaction costs for remitting the fees online. The above application fee includes cost of online application form and e-brochure.
  • Counseling Fee after the declaration of results: Rs. 50,000 (excluding the bank charges or additional transaction costs for remitting the fees online).
  • Previous year Question papers of CLAT shall be available on the payment of Rs. 250/- in e-form only.

Mode of Application:

  • There is only one mode of application (i.e. online), which can be accessed by a candidate after registering himself / herself on the CLAT website by signing up & creating a Login Account. The Online Application Form can be submitted only from 1st January, 2017 to 31st March, 2017 (11:59 p.m.). The submitted Online Application Form in PDF format and other details will be available and accessible in the Login Account of the candidate.
  • Copies of the filled in Online Application Form or uploaded certificates / documents should not be sent to the CLAT Office.
  • The Hall-Ticket / Admit Card can be accessed / downloaded by the candidate through the personal Login Account. The candidate is required to take the printout of the Hall-Ticket / Admit Card to the Examination Hall.
  • Candidates applying must visit and carefully read the instructions given at the CLAT-2017 website (www.clat.ac.in).
  • Incomplete application or application in any mode other than online or application after the last date and time shall not be considered. It shall be the obligation of the candidate to fill the Online Application Form in a timely manner.

Important Dates:

Date of Issue of Admission Notification

25th December, 2016 (Sunday)

Starting date for submission of online application form along with order of preferences for NLUs

1st January, 2017 (Sunday)

Last date for submission of filled - in online application form along with order of preferences for NLUs

31st March, 2017 (Friday) till 11:59 pm

Download of Admit Cards / Hall Tickets begins

20th April, 2017 (Thursday)

Date of CLAT - 2017 online examination

14th May, 2017 (Sunday) from 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Date of uploading the Answer Key

16th May, 2017 (Tuesday)

Representation, if any, relating to exam, questions or key

17th May, 2017 - 19th May, 2017 (Wednesday - Friday)

Date for uploading the amended answer key (if required)

25th May, 2017 (Thursday)

Declaration of results, i.e., issue of Merit List (Category-wise)

29th May, 2017 (Monday)

Publication of first indicative seat allocation list based on merit-cum-preference

5th June, 2017 (Monday)

Dates for payment of counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- Dates for locking of allotted seats or exercising option for shifting against indicative seat allocation list. Note: The candidates failing to deposit the required fees by the specified date will forfeit their right to e considered for admission in CLAT - 2017 and their names will be dropped from the CLAT - 2017 Merit List. :

6th June, 2017 - 8th June, 2017 (Tuesday - Thursday)

Publication of second allotment list

12th June, 2017 (Monday)

Dates for payment of counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- for candidates whose names have been added in second provisional allotment list against dropped out candidates. Dates for locking of allotted seats or exercising option for shifting against indicative seat allocation list. Note: The candidates failing to deposit the required fees by the specified date will forfeit their right to be considered for admission in CLAT - 2017 and their names will be dropped from the CLAT - 2017 Merit List.

13th June, 2017 - 14th June, 2017 (Tuesday - Wednesday)

Publication of third allotment list.

19th June ,2017 (Monday)

Dates for payment of counselling fee of Rs.50,000/-for candidates whose names have been added in third provisional allotment list against dropped out candidates. Dates for Locking of allotted seats or exercising option for shifting against indicative seat allocation list. Note: The candidates failing to deposit the required fees by the specified date will forfeit their right to be considered for admission in CLAT - 2017 and their names will be dropped from the CLAT - 2017 Merit List.

20th June, 2017 - 21st June, 2017 (Tuesday - Wednesday)

Last Date for withdrawal from the Admission Process a. The counselling fee of those candidates who withdraw up to 21st June, 2017, will be refunded after deducting Rs. 10,000/- b. There shall be no refund of counselling fee after the last date of withdrawal from admission process i.e., 21st June, 2017

21st June, 2017 (Wednesday)

Publication of fourth allotment list

24th June, 2017 (Saturday)

Payment of full fees by the candidates whose names have appeared in the fourth allotment list to the NLUs where their names appeared.

28th June, 2017 - 30th June, 2017 (Wednesday - Friday )

Candidates to complete the admission formalities at the allotted NLU s for admission against allotment list.

28th June, 2017 - 30th June, 2017 (Wednesday - Friday )

Dates for receiving status of admissions from the participating NLU (s) in the CLAT office

4th July, 2017 (Tuesday)

Date of closure of admission process by CLAT - 2017 office

6th July, 2017 (Thursday)

Note:
After the closure of CLAT - 2017 office, vacancy if any, in any NLU will be filled by the respective NLUs at their own level from the CLAT - 2017 list in order of merit as per the rules and regulations of the eighteen participating NLUs.

Contact:
Chanakya National Law University
Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur,
Patna, Bihar - 800001,
Phone: +91-612-2361114, +91-612-2361115,
Email: admission2017@clat.ac.in
Website: www.clat.ac.in

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