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CLAT 2017: Calendar, Eligibility and Exam Pattern

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CLAT 2017: Calendar, Eligibility and Exam Pattern

The CLAT is a centralised admission test for admission to 18 prominent National Law Universities in India. Read to know about the important dates for CLAT 2017, the eligibility criteria and the paper pattern.

By Snehal Naik 19th Jan, 2017 02:56 pm

The Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) is conducted by the National Law Institutes of various cities in the rotation basis. CLAT 2016 was conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala on 8 May. CLAT is a centralised admission test for admission to 18 prominent National Law Universities in India.

The CLAT will test your knowledge of:

1. Numerical Ability

2. English Comprehension

3. General Knowledge

4. Current Affairs

5. Logical Reasoning

The 18 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment are:

Sr. No.

Institutions conducting CLAT

1

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru.

2

National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad.

3

National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal.

4

West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata.

5

National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur.

6

Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur.

7

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar.

8

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow.

9

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab.

10

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna.

11

National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi

12

National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack

13

National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi.

14

National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam.

15

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam.

16

Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli.

17

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai.

18

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria

Education: A candidate should have obtained 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), as prescribed by the respective Statutes of the participating Universities

Age: A candidate should be below 20 years of age as on 01st July 2017 (22 years in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disability candidates, as prescribed by the respective Statutes of the participating Universities

Reservation for UG/PG Programme: As per the Statutes of respective participating Universities; details may be seen in the prospectus of the respective University appended herewith

Qualifying Examination: Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2017 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2017 online examination. The result of qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.

CLAT 2017: Important Dates to Remember

Sr. No.

Description of Specific Activities

Date and Day

1

Date of Issue of Admission Notification

25 December 2016 (Sunday)

2

Submission of online application form start along with order of preferences for NLUs

1 January 2017 (Sunday)

3

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

31 March 2017 (Friday)
till 11:59 pm

4

Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets begins

20 April 2017 (Thursday)

5

Date of CLAT – 2017 online examination

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

6

a. Date of uploading the Answer Key

16 May 2017 (Tuesday)

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

17 May – 19 May 2017
(Wednesday – Friday)


c. Date for uploading the amended answer key (if required)

25 May 2017 (Thursday)

7

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

29 May 2017 (Monday)

8

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

5 June 2017 (Monday)

9

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 be considered for admission in CLAT – 2017 and their names will be dropped from the CLAT – 2017 Merit List.

06 June – 8 June 2017
(Tuesday – Thursday)

10

Publication of second allotment list

12 June 2017 (Monday)

11

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.

13 June – 14 June 2017
(Tuesday – Wednesday)

12

Publication of third allotment list.

19 June ,2017

13

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.

20 June – 21 June 2017
(Tuesday – Wednesday)

14

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

21 June 2017
(Wednesday)

15

Publication of fourth allotment list

24 June 2017
(Saturday)

16

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

28 June – 30 June 2017
(Wednesday – Friday)

17

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

18

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

04 July 2017 (Tuesday)

19

Date of closure of admission process by CLAT – 2017 office

06 July 2017 (Thursday)

Exam Pattern of CLAT 2017

The CLAT-2016 Question Paper for UG courses will have MCQs as per the following scheme:

Total Number of Questions: 200

Maximum Marks: 200

Duration of CLAT-2017: 02:00 Hours

Negative Marking: 0.25 Mark/wrong answer

Subject areas with weightage

Sr. No.

Subjects

Marks

1

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

20

2

English including Comprehension

40

3

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50

4

Legal Aptitude

50

5

Logical Reasoning

40

 CLAT Tie-Breaker

In the case of equal marks secured by candidates, the procedure to break the tie will be as per the following order:

(i) Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT-2017

(ii) Higher age

(iii) Computerised draw of lots

Some Private Institutions that use CLAT Scores

Sr.No

Name (in alphabetical order)

1

Alliance University, Bangalore, Karnataka

2

Altius Institute of Universal Studies, Indore

3

Ananya Institute of Commerce & Law, Kalol

4

Asian LAW College, Noida

5

Galgotias University, Greater Noida, U.P.

6

GD Goenka University, Sohna, Haryana

7

Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat

8

IMS Unison University, Deharadun

9

Indore Institute of Law, Indore

10

Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

11

Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida, U.P.

12

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

13

Manipal University, Jaipur

14

The Northcap University, Gurgaon

15

Raffles University, Neemrana

16

Renaissance Law College, Indore

17

RNB Global University, Bikaner

18

Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore

19

Siddhartha Law College, Deharadun

20

SRM University, Delhi-NCR, Sonipat

 Finally, there are some institutions which are not participants of CLAT, but they choose to continue with their existing system.

Sr.No

Non-CLAT Institutions

Entrance Exams

1

Department of Laws, Punjab University, Chandigarh

PU-BA LL.B. (5 YEARS) 2017 ENTRANCE TEST

2

Government Law College, Mumbai

Admission is strictly on merit

3

National Law University, Delhi

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)

4

Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University

AMU Law Entrance Exam

5

Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia

JMI Law Entrance Exam

6

Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat

Law School Admission Test—India (LSAT— India)

8

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)

9

ILS Law College, Pune

MAH-LL.B 5 YEAR CET-2016

10

Indra Prastha University, New Delhi

IPU CET LLB

11

Amity Law School, Delhi

IPU CET LLB

12

Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow

Conducted by Lucknow University

13

Faculty of Law, Allahabad University

 Allahabad University Law Entrance Test (LAT)

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