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Law is one of the promising career for students. It opens a huge career opportunity for candidates across many fields – Government Sector, Corporate sector, Firms and of course a good scope for private practice. There are many law entrance exams which are conducted on national and state level. Students who want to carve out their career in the Law field can opt for LLB, BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM etc. Some of the popular Law exams on National level are – CLAT, AILET, LSAT, DU Law Entrance Exam, BHU UET, Christ University LET, IPU CET Law, UL SAT, JMI Law, SET Test etc.

The CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is one of the most popular and toughest entrance exam conducted on national level. This common entrance exam paves the way for admission of candidates in the 18 well- known National Law colleges of India. These colleges offer student integrated LLB and LLM programs. The CLAT Exam is conducted on yearly basis in the month of May. It is organized by different participating colleges every year.

To know more about the CLAT 2017 Exam, read below –


Eligibility for CLAT Exam

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must fulfill certain criteria to become eligible for the exam. Check below for those conditions –

Eligibility conditions for UG Courses

  • A candidate should have done the 12th standard or equivalent from any recognized University or College with a minimum aggregate of 45% marks. The reserved category candidate is required to score only 40% to become eligible for the exam.
  • Those candidates who are in the final year are also eligible to appear for the exam. At the time of admission a candidate should submit his passing certificate.
  • The upper age limit for the General, OBC and NRI candidate is 20 years on 1st July 2017 and 22 years for reserved category candidates.

Eligibility for the PG Courses

  • A candidate should have passed the LL.B with a minimum of 55% marks. Those candidate who belong to the reserved category should have a score of 50% marks.
  • There is no upper age limit for the exam.
  • Those candidates who are in the final year are also eligible to apply for the exam. But at the time of admission candidate should produce his passing certificate.

CLAT Exam Admission Process

Application Form

Candidates can apply for the exam online only. There is no other mode to apply for the exam. Application for the CLAT 2017 Exam can be availed from January 1st, 2017. The last date to submit the filled application form is March 31st, 2017.

Candidate should visit the official website of the exam to get the application form. One can get the admit card online. Candidate should keep the print of the confirmation page for the future use.

How To Apply

  • Candidate should visit the official website of the exam www.clat.ac.in.
  • By clicking on this link candidate will be directed to the registration page. A candidate is required to get himself registered first to get an access to the application form.
  • To get registered candidate should provide few basic details of himself like name, address, valid email id and mobile number. By entering these details candidate will get himself registered.
  • Once candidate get successfully registered he is provided with login id and password.
  • By entering one’s login id and password a candidate is given access to the application form.
  • A candidate should fill all the required column of the application form. He should furnish details of his Educational Qualifications, Address, Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Mobile number, Valid Email id etc.
  • Along with the Application Form candidate should upload the scanned copy of his photograph and signature. It should be in JPG format and its size should not exceed 100 Kb.
  • Candidate should also upload the scanned copies of his Identification id and Certificates.
  • Along with the Application form candidate should also pay the application fee and enter about its details in the application form.

Application Fee

It is mandatory to pay the application fee along with the application form. Without application fee no form will be accepted. Once paid application fee will not be refunded.

Category of candidate

Application Fee

General/ OBC

Rs.5000/.

SC/ST

Rs.3500/.

Mode of Payment

  • The application fee can be paid through online and offline mode also. Online it can be paid through Debit Card/ Credit Card and through Net Banking.
  • It can be paid offline through the Bank E-Challan.

CLAT Exam Pattern (Syllabus)

The CLAT Exam pattern is different for UG courses and PG courses.

About the CLAT Exam for UG Course

Details

Medium of Exam

English

Mode of exam

Computer Based Test.

Type of questions

Objective type questions.

Scheme of marking

1 mark for every correct answer.

Negative marking

0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Duration

2 hours.

PG Courses

 

About the CLAT Exam for PG Course

Details

Medium of Exam

English

Mode of exam

Computer based exam.

Number of questions

150 questions.

Type of questions

Objective type questions.

Scheme of marking

1 mark for every correct answer.

Negative marking

0.25 mark deducted for every incorrect answer.

Duration

2 hours.


CLAT Exam Important Dates

About the CLAT 2017 Exam

Important Dates

Exam Date

May 14th, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm.

Issue of Admission Notification

December 31st, 2016.

Avail Application form from

January 1st, 2017.

Last Date of Application form

March 31st, 2017.

Issuance of Admit Card

April 20th, 2017.

Answer key publication

May 16th, 2017.

Challenge answer key

May 17th to 19th, 2017.

Final Answer Key Publication

May 25th, 2017.

Result Declaration

May 29th, 2017.

Important Dates for Seat Allotment in CLAT 2017 Exam - 

About the CLAT Seat Allotment

Important Date

Publication of 1st list for seat allotment

June 5th, 2017.

Date of counselling and admission

June 6th to 8th, 2017.

Publication of 2nd list

June 12th, 2017.

Date of counselling and admission

June 13th to 14th, 2017.

Publication of 3rd list

June 19th, 2017.

Date of counselling and admission

June 20th to 21st, 2017.

Publication of 4th list

`June 24th, 2017.

Date of counselling and admission

June 28th to 30, 2017.

Admission status offer by the participating colleges in the CLAT

July 4th, 2017.

Last date for admission.

July 6th, 2017.

Admit Card

Candidate can get their admit card online. They can download it from the official website of the CLAT. It is important to carry one’s admit card at the centre of examination. Admit Card contains one’s name, address of centre of exams, date and timing of exams. Without admit card candidate will not be allowed to take up his exam.

Result Declaration

Result will be declared on May 29th, 2017. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by candidate in the exam. As soon as the result will be declared candidates will be called for counselling. Four lists for admission will be published as per which the successful candidates will be called for counselling and admission. The admission process will get closed by July 6th, 2017.

FAQ.

Q. When will the CLAT 2017 Exam will be held?

The exam will be held on May 14th, 2017.

Q. When one can avail the application form of the CLAT 2017 Exam?

One can get the application form from January 1st, 2017.

Q. How many colleges are participating in the CLAT 2017 Exam?

There are 18 colleges which are participating in the exam.

Q. Which college is the exam conducting authority for the CLAT 2017 Exam?

The Chanakya National Law University will be the exam organizing authority for the CLAT exam.

Q. How much is the application fee for the CLAT 2017 Exam?

The Application fee for the General candidate is Rs.5000 and for reserved category candidate it is Rs.3500.

Q. What is the Upper age limit for the CLAT exam?

The upper age limit for the general candidate is 20 years and for the reserved category candidate it is 22 years.

Q. What is the question pattern for the CLAT Exam?

This exam has objective type questions.

Q. Is there any way to correct the application form?

For few days correction window will get opened during which candidate can correct his application form.

Q. What is the medium of the exam?

The medium of exam is English.

Q. What is the mode of the CLAT Exam?

It will be a computer based exam.

Q. How to get the admit card of the CLAT Exam?

One can download his admit card online from the official website of the CLAT.