CLAT 2017: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Answer Key, Result

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 admit card is available from 20th April 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

CLAT 2017 Notification – Admit Card Released

newiconCandidates can download CLAT 2017 Admit card from 20th April 2017 (10:00 PM). Click here for admit card details.

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As 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.

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 (10:00 PM)
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 Admit Card

Aspirants can download the admit card through online mode. CLAT 2017 Admit Card is available from 20th April 2017 (10:00 PM). The conducting university will not send the hall ticket through e-mail or by post. On the day of examination, it is mandatory for the candidates to bring the identity proof (Aadhar Card/Voter ID/ Passport/Driving license) along with the admit card. Candidates are advised to preserve the admit card for further use.

CLAT 2017 Registration/Application Form

  • CLAT 2017 registration are available via online process only.
  • The CLAT 2017 Application Form was 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).
  • Candidates are suggested to fill the application form carefully.
  • The last date for submission of the filled application form was 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.

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. Kavitha says:

    What is the process to join LLB

  2. Kavitha says:

    Now how can apply LLB? Whether only we join LLB course based on the performance of clat exam, when we got LLB application form?

  3. Rajat Ranta says:

    I got compartment in Physics subject.This paper will be held second week of June.CanI eligible for clay exam?

  4. Chandravanshi says:

    Can I change preference of choice of college….
    After selection.

  5. Shivani Bhatnagar says:

    Is it compulsory to give CLAT even if I am graduate ..??

  6. Ritika says:

    Can i submit my form …because it’s already 12 april …..

  7. Rajeev Meena says:

    I’m​ appearing in 12th this year from RBSE board. There are some chances of getting suppymentary in one subject.
    In case get suppymentary then would I have to drop a year?
    The result of suppymentary exam comes in month of july usually

  8. Suresh M RAYKAR says:

    Upper age limit for taking admission for bachelor of Law for Graduate O. B. C. students Last date of application.

  9. Abinash Panda says:

    Sir I have filled the application , but I haven’t made the payment as I was having my 12th board so I forgot to pay.
    Can I still pay the money.
    I have the user name and password .

    What should I do now ?

  10. Abhishek Kumar says:

    I’m having 43% percentage in 12th can I belong to OBC categorize can I eligible for law admission

  11. navneet says:

    if a person has done BE and wants to give clat is he can give the exam

  12. kartheek says:


    There is any chance to pay exam fee for clat with late fees now. .

  13. Smruti says:

    On 14.05.2017, an Engineering Entrance COMEDK, 2017 will be held along with CLAT, 2017. I have applied for CLAT as well as COMEDK and want to appear in both the exams. Kindly, do the needful to reschedule any exam, so that many students like me can appear.

  14. Soni says:

    What is the exam pattern with break up of Total marks

  15. rakhi says:


  16. rakhi says:


  17. Yellappa N says:

    I completed Plus two(+2),Diploma In Teacher Education(D.T.Ed),PGDCA at Government Teacher Training Institute,Gangavalli(Po&Taluk)Salem(Dt)Tamil Nadu(State)Pin Cide:635105

    Am I eligible to join 5 Years LLB Course or not please reply sir/madam!

  18. Jinu Cyril James says:

    1.How can I get previous year questions & answers for free ?

    2.When will the exam city of a candidate be known ?

  19. Misha says:

    What is the syllabus for LLM ?


    Clat exam date

  21. kirubha says:

    what are the procedures to pay the fee for this exam?

  22. Shivani singh says:

    Will there be any age limit in the coming years for CLAT?

  23. Shreya says:

    Hello sir.. I chose marking system instead of grading system.. will it affect my application form?? Will this mistake lead to rejection of my application??

  24. Your Name... says:


  25. Anisha says:

    Ia black and white photo allowed . If not already registered how to correct?

  26. Adithya says:

    Hello..I have completed my graduation in 2008 but now I want to do a course in age is 30..Am I eligible for this clat??If yes which course is suitable for me.waiting for u reply.

  27. Mohona Chakraborty says:

    Will I need to take a gap year if I am an IB student?

  28. Aditya Gaur says:

    I am studying in 12th standard , My subjects are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
    My birth date is 11-10-2001,
    Pls clear that I can apply for CLAT entrance exam

    Date:- 19-03-2017

  29. Santosh singh says:

    What’s the maximum age for clat entrance exam

  30. Preetimayee Barik says:

    Can i give this exam after class 12

  31. Vaishnavi says:

    Clat is conducted by chanakya university.. does that mean we can only get admission there on the basis of this test?

  32. Aashi 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… Where I have to submit my documents ?
    Thank you.!

  33. Nishant kumar suman says:

    sir/Madam i m 31 yrs old in gen cat. Can i aaply for LLB. ?

  34. M R Sujatha says:

    I’ve done my PG degree through distance education without 10+2 qualification… am I eligible to apply for this lawcet??

  35. E.sunitha rani says:

    How many marks should i get get seat in exam for ug courses?

  36. khushboo chauhan says:

    hello sir i will be of 18 on 2 may 2017 m i still able to appear for clat ug n i now appeared 12 exam 2017

  37. rishita khandelwal says:

    My birth date is 23-03-2000. .. i m eligible to give clat … ?? N i m in 12 ths year i ll be clearing my 12.. i m eligible to give the clat??

  38. Kaushiki Bharadwaj says:

    What is the fee structure for General class people , how to fill the form for CLAT 2017 ?

  39. Your Name... says:

    I completed B.E with 64% , Am i eligible person to study law

  40. p.manimaran says:


  41. p.manimaran says:

    clat announced no agelimit but in its onlineapplication unchanged the agelimit

  42. Sandeep says:

    Counselling fees is refundable in clat 2017 or not.

  43. Daksha says:

    What age is required to become lawyer?

  44. sivanandan k says:

    sir,my son appearing 12th as a private candidate. He is eligible or not for clat?

  45. Shivani chhikara says:

    Where this clat exam will held i am living in delhi tell me near it . And i want to kn in all which college i can get admission from this test in delhi or near by

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