CLAT 2017: Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Admit Card

CLAT 2017Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2017) is a national level entrance exam. It is commenced once in a year in the month of May. It is organized for granting admission in Integrated L.L.B and L.L.M courses offered by 18 National Law Universities of India. For the year 2017, examination is being organized by the Chankya National Law University, Patna. Last year (2016), it was managed by the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. CLAT 2017 registration has been started from the 1st January 2017. Candidates may check the latest updates about CLAT Exam 2017 including registration, application form, syllabus and exam dates.

Application Form Exam Pattern Eligibility

Syllabus FAQs

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CLAT 2017 Notification:

newiconAs per the decision made by authorities, candidates who are above 20 Years of age (for general/NRI/NRI sponsored) & 22 years (SC/ST/OBC/SAP) as on 1st July 2017 are also eligible to apply for UG courses in CLAT 2017 exam.

CLAT 2017 Application has been started from 1st January 2017. Click Here for Application Form.

Latest Application Forms Available

  1. Apply for Law Courses from Symbiosis Law School, Noida. Click Here
  2. Apply for Law Courses from Uttaranchal University, Dehradun. Click Here

Candidates are informed that seat matrix of UG & PG courses of various NLUs has been released. Click here to view Seat Matrix.

Previous Years Questions Papers of CLAT exam are available now. Click here for Question Papers.

List of Public Sector and Institutions consider the CLAT 2017 scores has been released now. Click here to view Participating Institutions.

CLAT 2017 Official Notification – Check Here

newiconNew Changes in CLAT

  • Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur has been added in the list of 18 NLUs.
  • The admission/counselling process is being organized in only four rounds.

CLAT 2017 Exam Dates

Candidates may check CLAT 2017 Exam Dates as per the latest notification:

Date of Issue of First Admission Notification31st December 2016
Online application Start Date1st January 2017
Last date for submission of filled-in online application form31st March 2017
Availability of Admit Card20th April 2017
Date of Entrance Exam14th May 2017 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Uploading of Answer Key16th May 2017
Representation, if any, relating to exam, questions or key
17th – 19th May 2017
Date for uploading the amended answer key (if required)
25th May 2017
Result & merit list release29th May 2017
Release of first indicative seat allocation list5th June 2017
Counselling fee payment & exercising options6th – 8th June 2017
Release of second allotment list12th June 2017
Counselling fee payment & exercising options13th – 14th June 2017
Release of third allotment list19th June 2017
Counselling fee payment & exercising options20th – 21st June 2017
Last Date for withdrawal from the Admission Process
21st June 2017
Release of fourth allotment list
24th June 2017
Payment of full fees by 4th seat allotment candidates & completion of admission formalities
28th – 30th June 2017
Receiving status of admissions from the participating NLU (s) in the CLAT office
4th July 2017
Closer of admission process
6th July 2017

CLAT 2017 Registration/Application Form

  • CLAT 2017 registration are available via online process only.
  • The CLAT 2017 Application Form is available from the 1st January 2017.
  • Before filling the application form, candidates should be ready with the scanned documents of photograph, signature, SC/ST/SAP certificate (if applicable) and domicile certificate (if applicable).
  • The last date for submission of the filled application form is 31st March 2017.
  • There is no need to send the application form through offline process.

Check Step By Step CLAT Application Form Filling Procedure

Application Fee:

Candidates those belong to the UR/OBC/SAP (Specially Abled Persons) category, have to submit Rs. 4,000/- as an application fee. SC/ST candidates have to pay Rs. 3,500/- only. The application fee can be deposited either through Online or e-Challan. Additional bank charges may apply for the above transactions. The application fee is non-refundable in any circumstances.

Also check CLAT 2017 Application Form Correction.

Eligibility Criteria

To appear in CLAT 2017, candidates have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria for UG and PG courses are different as given below:

For UG Programmes:

  • Candidate has to qualify their 10+2 or equivalent examination with the minimum 45% marks (in case of Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories) and 40% marks (in case of SC/ST category).
  • Appearing candidates of Class 10+2 or equivalent examination in March/April 2017 are also eligible to appear in the entrance exam.
  • At the time of admission, the candidates would have to produce an evidence of their passing qualifying examination.
  • The upper age limit to appear in CLAT 2017 has been removed.

For PG Programmes:

  • Candidates must be passed the LL.B or equivalent degree with a minimum of 55% marks (Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories) and 50% marks (SC/ST category).
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible to appear CLAT.
  • Candidates would have to produce the evidence of their qualifying examination at the time of admission.
  • There is no upper age limit for PG courses.

Exam Pattern

The CLAT 2017 Exam Pattern is different for UG and PG programmes.

UG Programmes:

  • Mode of Exam: The entrance exam is being held through online process.
  • It will be a computer based test (CBT).
  • Medium: The medium of examination will be of English language.
  • Marks: The question paper will be of 200 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct response, 1 mark will be given to the candidate.
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Duration: The time duration of this entrance exam will be two hours.

For PG Programmes:

  • Mode of Exam: The entrance exam will be held through online process.
  • It will be a computer based test (CBT).
  • Medium: The medium of examination will be of English language.
  • Duration: The paper will be of 2 Hours duration.
  • Marks: The paper will comprise of 150 MCQs.
  • Marking Scheme: The candidate will be awarded for 1 mark for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: There will be a provision for 0.25 negative marking for every incorrect response.

Also Check:

CLAT Preparation Books

How to Prepare for CLAT

CLAT 2017 Syllabus

For the exam preparation, candidates have to know about the complete CLAT 2017 Syllabus. The syllabus of the entrance exam will be prepared by the conducting university. The syllabus includes the topic of General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, Elementary Mathematics and Constitutional Law, etc.

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: It means, allotment of seats will be done on the basis of score of CLAT and university preferences marked by candidates in application form. 
Answer: The upper age limit to appear in the CLAT 2017 exam is 20 years.
Answer: No, NLUs offer only integrated Law in UG degree like BA LLB, BBA LLB or B.Com LLB.
Answer: Perhaps this facility may be provided but not sure. So fill your application correctly.
Answer: Participating Universities means the 17 National Law Universities which are part of CLAT 2017.
Answer: The following documents can be uploaded as a proof for Date of Birth
Birth Certificate
Matric Certificate (Tenth) having Date of Birth and issued by recognized board
Answer: The candidate need to only know how to operate computer mouse.
Answer: Yes. Need based assistance shall be provided to the Specially Abled Persons(SAP).
Answer: Medium of examination is English.
Answer: There will be enough buffer systems available in the examination center to take care of such problems and time lost in change of system will be duly taken care of as each and every second will be recorded by the server.
Answer: It is a secured and un-interrupted Computer Based Test (CBT) using LAN. Online mode of examination is Examinee friendly also.
Answer: You can check the eligibility from the above given section.
Answer: Yes, technically qualified people will be available at the Examination Centre.
Answer: A candidate will have to produce disability certificate from competent authority in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Definition of disability for the purpose of admission shall be in accordance with Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. Disability in the act is defined to include: Blindness, low vision, leprosy cured, hearing impairment, loco-motor disability, mental retardation or illness.
Answer: Yes, Examination Centre will provide. But no electronic devices are allowed in Examination Hall/Room.
Answer: The Mock Test will be available on the website shortly. The candidate can use the same and practice as many times as he/she wants. This will give look and feel of the format of online examination (Computer Based Test) in simulation environment. It can also be downloaded and can be installed on stand-alone computer.
Answer: No change can be made after the Final Submission of the Application Form. However, if the time is still left for filling up the Online- Application Form, the applicant has to fill a Fresh/New Application Form along with the prescribed fee. In such case the new ID will be generated by the system and the fee paid for the previously filled Application form will not be refunded. Make Note that the last application form shall be treated as Final.
Answer: It means that the Application Form has not been submitted successfully and you are required to apply a fresh.
Answer: The candidate must retain the Hard copy of the Filled-in form, Fee receipt Detail and Auto-generated ID and Password.
Answer: Your e-mail ID is your login ID and you are required to click on the forgot password’ button and follow the directions to ‘recover/reset your password’.
Answer: During the online submission of application form, the candidates will be required to fill up all the 18 available choices of National Law Universities for the UG/PG course in order of their preferences. Seats shall be allotted on merit-cum-choice basis and candidates can not change their choices after submitting the application.
Answer: Yes. In some of the participating Law Universities seats are available for NRIs/NRI sponsored/Foreign National.
Answer: Yes. Some of the participating Law Universities have provision of domicile based reservations.
Answer: Yes. Some of the participating universities provide horizontal reservation for the female candidates.
Still any question, leave your comment.

CLAT 2017 Admit Card

Aspirants will be able to download the admit card through online mode. CLAT 2017 Admit Card will be available from 20th April 2017. The conducting university will not send the admit card through e-mail or by post. On the day of examination, it is necessary for the candidates to bring the identity proof (Aadhar Card/Voter ID/ Passport/Driving license) along with the admit card.

Answer Key

On the day of examination we ( will display the preliminary answer key to facilitate the aspirants to calculate their scores. After the result announcement, the official answer key will be released. The CLAT 2017 answer key will be displayed on 16th May 2017. With the help of answer key, candidates will get a rough idea that how many marks they will score in the examination.

CLAT 2017 Result

The CLAT 2017 Result will be announced on 29th May 2017. The result will be declared by officials and displayed by us on the right time and date. The merit list will be released along with the result. On the basis of the merit list, candidates will be called for the admission procedure.

You may also check:

CLAT 2017 Cut-off

CLAT 2017 Rank Predictor

CLAT 2018

CLAT 2018 is a national level law entrance test organized by the 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) rotationally. It is conducted for admission into integrated LL.B. and LL.M. programme. Candidates will be able to fill the application form the 1st week of January 2018.

CLAT 2017 Counselling

The admission to UG and PG programmes in CLAT participating universities 2017 under CLAT 2017 will be done via centralized counselling. The seat will be allotted on the basis of the ‘merit-cum-preference’. That will be prepared by CLAT score and order of preference given by the candidate in the CLAT application form. After the result announcement, the CLAT 2017 Counselling process will be started from 6th June 2017. The counselling process will be organized in four rounds. Candidates would have to pay Rs. 50,000/- as counselling fee to show their commitment/seriousness in taking admission in any of the participating NLU(s).

Candidates having any query about CLAT 2017, may leave comments in the comment box given below.

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  1. Priyanka kumari says:

    Helo mam..I wan know DAT I m Gng 2 complete my dis year..pls let me knw m I eligible for CLAT 2017..I m turng 22 D’s year.

  2. swarnima pandey says:

    mam cn i give exam of clat next year i will complete my 20 th next year in feb

  3. Akshi Yadav says:

    I will be 20 in february 2017, will I be eligible to give CLAT 2017?

  4. Keertana says:

    Hello! Which University will be setting the paper clat 2017?

  5. Robin soni says:

    Hello,Am i eligible for clat 2017 ? my birth date is 02-11-1999?pls..comment!

  6. deboshruti chakraborty says:

    hello mam, is there any chance for the no age bar law being removed from the clat rules?

  7. Shraddha says:

    Hello Sarvgyan team, thanks for above info. I have just completed my LLB. I wanted to know:-
    1. if I can prepare for LLM CLAT 2017 via self-study and previous years’ papers? It is very difficult to find coaching for LLM CLAT. Any help?
    2.Also, the syllabus for LLM CLAT is always pure law subjects (though exact subjects and weightage thereof may change), right?

  8. rajjak says:

    hello, i am rajjak i have compleated my b.a polscience this yera and i like to become a lawyer.
    how can i get admission. and what are the procedure please inform me.
    its about my life and my success…

  9. karishma says:

    hello sarvygan team, i am appearing b.a final year, am i eligiable for clat exam?
    and what is the course duration if i joint after graduation?

  10. Harsh says:

    What is difference ba llb and llb?

  11. Harsh says:

    What is difference between
    ba llb and llb?

  12. Ronak says:

    God afternoon mam I was born on01/01/1996 can give this exam?

  13. Anita Gautam says:

    name 17 national university

  14. Shabeena Taj says:

    Hello Sir/Madam,

    My name is Shabeena Taj & i am 23years old & i am 12th pass & i wanted to know how to apply for BA LLB in Bangalore is it possible now or not…?????
    and is there any age limit..???

  15. awadhoot kadam says:

    How fees for national law colleg

  16. sangita bari says:

    after graduation(bsc) which entrance exam for LLB in maharashtra state, and how we preparation for that exam

  17. aman banka says:

    can any one give the paper of clat who passed 11th nd come in 12th class. he only give paper for self satisfaction..

  18. Shifali basawa says:

    Hello sir . I am going to complete my BBA this year i am eligible to write CLAT as i tured 22 this year

  19. mayank yadav says:

    I want to ask that i am now in 12 th and without prepration of CLAT i will be apply or not suggest me..???

  20. ansar tm says:

    can I get 3year llb program in CLAT

  21. Apoorv Shreyansh says:

    Sir/ma’am i am going to complete my 20 th birth day on april 2017 is am i eligible to to give clat exam for b.a llb

  22. nidhi says:

    hi sir/ma”am
    where we will give our CBT exam? …means we all have to give on centre or individually….bcoz it is online exam thats
    why I m confused…..

    thank you

  23. harshita gautam says:

    When are we suppossed to submit that counselling amount??

  24. jaya says:

    Which book u refer to clear exam

  25. shivangi mishra says:

    What will be the expected cut of this year?

  26. devalina says:

    will there be re-imposition of age criteria in CLAT 2017?


    I belongs to general category and my age is 20 yrs 4 months as of now. Please suggest me that can I eligible for CLAT- 2017. Please do the needful.
    Thank you.

  28. Narender Singh says:

    Hello Mam/Sir, I have completed BBA from DDEGJUS&T HISAR, CAN I eligible for CLAT 2017.

  29. Navdeep Singh says:

    What is Ug & pg programes????

  30. Mitali says:

    Hello,I will graduate next year (bcom), and then I want to pursue llb, so can I give the entrance exam?

  31. Aman says:

    why there are charging counselling fees?? Will it be adjusted with college fees??
    I think this fees is bit high if its not refundable.

  32. Shubham ram says:

    Is upper age limit for all categories is 20?
    Or, any relaxation for SC/ST candidates?

  33. Narender Singh says:

    My age is 26 years, can I eligible for clat 2017 3 years course.

  34. Anwesha Ghosh says:

    Hi Maam!
    I was wondering if you could kindly answer my query.
    I am pursuing my 3 years llb. I am expecting my final semester exams by around July 2017.
    Will I be eligible for the CLAT examination?
    Also if I clear my CLAT exams then by when do I have to submit my final results of my previous university as well as the migration certificate?

  35. kalyani says:

    i have completed my graduation in B.COM with an aggregate of 76% i want to do LLB bt the upper age limit for appearing in CLAT is 20years my age is 21 so can i apply for CLAT 2017.

  36. Gitika says:

    Is the counselling fee for CLAT 2017 will be refundable to the candidate,if he not get admission?

  37. Awadhoot kadam says:

    What is th fees structor of NALU.

  38. Sai Ram Gopal.P says:

    Hii,I’m studying Intermediate 1st year right now and I want to know that,Is there any variation in examination for Intermediate MEC and CEC and when the CLAT
    examination is conducted for me???

  39. vishal says:

    What is the new age eligibility criteria

  40. Lovish Z shaikh says:

    Sir/Mam actually now I m in 12th so 12th results will declared on 3rd week of may … and CLAT form will be out on 1st week of January 2017 so how i can fill up my CLAT 2017 form? And they say that student must be 10+2 pass ? Please let me know? ??

    • Deepak says:

      Hlo sir ,minimum marks /cutoff joining the NLSIU, BANGLORE? and counselling round will be started minimum marks have joining the clat.sir please tell

  41. SHIVANI VERMA says:

    i wanted to ask to the Sarvgyan team about the new modifications they have made in the eligibility criteria.I know that age limit has been re-imposed but i have confusion regarding the month which is mentioned.It has been mentioned there that candidates need to be less that 20 years as on or before 31 dec of the year of exam.But every year CLAT considers 1 july.IF you can recheck it would be very helpful.

    • Sarvgyan says:

      wait for the official notification of CLAT 2017. The notification will be available latest by 4th wk of December. Once we will get the official info regarding the age, we will update the same in the article.

    • Sarvgyan says:

      wait for the official notification of CLAT 2017. The notification will be available latest by 4th wk of December. Once we will get the official info regarding the age, we will update the same in the article.

      • SHIVANI VERMA says:

        that’s fine and i understand.But atleast dont mention any month if its not official .By your mentioning December 2017 instead of July 2017..people are getting misguided and confused.THANK YOU

  42. Ashita says:

    Which book is good for preparing for LLM???

  43. palak pandey says:

    Sir,actually m nt enrolled wid any coaching centre which trains for still can i appear for clat????

  44. Neeni says:

    I’m an Indian living abroad.. When you say the CLAT examination is an online exam, does it mean I can do it online from abroad?

  45. Kamlesh Vyas says:

    I wanted to know that, the fees which will be paid by us during the counseling process, is refundable or not if we get rejected during the process?

  46. yashika says:

    after filling of application form, ur age will be 21… that guy allow to sit in clat exam.

  47. Siddharth says:

    Is the upper age limit fixed for the CLAT 2017.
    I will be completing 20 in December 2016, am i eligible for the examination of CLAT in 2017??

    Please help

  48. Tamanna says:

    after qualifying for clat do they offer l.l.b course which some of the other institutions offer for 5 yrs.?

  49. Krishankant says:

    Plez define ‘merit cum pefrance’

  50. Santosh Kumar Nayak says:

    Whether a student who has cleared UG course,having been admitted through CLAT, will have to appear CLAT again for admission in LLM/PG course in NLUs ?

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