Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralized entrance test conducted in India for UG and PG degree admissions in the National Law Universities of India. Totally 18 National Law Universities (NLU) in India admits candidates in UG and PG programmes based on the eligibility, reservation category and the performance of the candidates in CLAT. Every year CLAT is conducted on a rotational basis by the eighteen National Law Universities present in India. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for the year 2017 is conducted by Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna.
List of National Law Universities in India
Listed below are 18 NLUs in India which admits candidates in the UG and PG programmes through CLAT-2017
Note: Out of the above mentioned 18 NLUs, NLIU located in Bhopal and NALSAR located in Hyderabad are subjected to some legal decisions as per the directions of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh
Educational Institutions eligible to use CLAT-2017 score
Candidates can also use their CLAT-2017 score to get admissions in the below mentioned institutes.
Eligibility for UG programme
Eligibility for PG programme
How to apply for CLAT-2017
Only online mode is available to apply for CLAT-2017.
Candidates can fill the CLAT-2017 online application form present in the official website of CLAT-2017
Step 1: Registration
Candidates should register their profile using a valid email, mobile number and other details through 'Register yourself' button which is present in CLAT 2017 apply online link
After successful registration, candidates will receive a login id and password to their registered mobile number and email. Using the login credentials, candidates can login to their profile.
Step 2: Fill online application form
Candidates should login to their profile to fill the CLAT-2017 application form. All the mandatory fields in the application form must be filled with appropriate details.
While filling the form, candidates should mention their order of preferences from the list of 18 NLUs.
For information regarding NLUs read e-brochure of CLAT-2017
Note:Candidates can save their completed form and can submit it later. But before submitting the form, candidates are requested to check their details once because no changes can be made after the submission of the online application form. Incomplete application forms will be rejected.
Step 3: Upload scanned copies
While filling the online application form, candidates must upload their scanned copies of necessary certificates at the suitable places. Mentioned below are the documents to be uploaded
Step 4: Payment of Application fee
Application fee amount must be paid online through Net banking/debit card/ credit card. Candidates are requested to bear with the bank transaction charges while paying the fee through online mode.
Mentioned below are the application fee details
Candidates can also obtain previous year question papers by paying an amount of Rs.400/- separately (question paper amount is not included with the application fee)
Step 5: Download application form
After the successful submission of online application form, applicants can download their completed application form along with the fee payment details from online for personal reference.
Note: Candidates need not send hard copy of the completed application forms to CLAT office
Candidates can also download their admit card/hall ticket from CLAT-2017 website. Candidates should follow the instructions mentioned in the admit card and must carry the print out of the admit card/hall ticket while appearing for CLAT-2017 examination.
Candidates can access their results by entering into their profile in CLAT-2017 website on the date of result declaration.
For more details regarding the application process and procedure, candidates are requested to read the FAQs and application form filling guidelines as mentioned in CLAT-2017 website.
Note: Foreign Nationals need not take CLAT-2017 examination and can directly apply to their concerned universities. All the candidates who fall under NRI/NRI sponsored category should compulsorily appear for CLAT-2017 examination
To know more about NRI/NRI sponsored seats, applicants are requested to read the brochures of the concerned NLUs.
Dates to remember
Application form available online: From 1st January, 2017 (Sunday)
Last date for submission of online application form: 31st March, 2017 (Friday) (11:59 PM)
Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets: From 20th April, 2017 (Thursday)
CLAT 2017 Examination date for UG and PG: 14th May, 2017 (Sunday), 3 PM to 5 PM
Result declaration: 29th May 2017
Also refer CLAT-2017 calendar
Admissions to UG and PG programme in NLUs will be made through online centralized counselling after the declaration of CLAT-2017 results. The allotment of seats will be purely based on merit-cum-preference. The admission procedure will happen as per the guidelines of CLAT committee.
To get more details about the counselling process and procedures read the admission procedures of CLAT-2017
For queries contact,
Phone: +91-612-2361114, +91-612-2361115
Timings: 10:00 am to 04:00 pm on working days.
Note: The dates mentioned here may change, so candidates are advised to track the official website of CLAT-2017 to get regular updates.
This is an excellent, informative and relevant article at this particular point of time. The author has beautifully covered list of universities, eligibility conditions for UG and PG, procedure to apply, online application, application fees and important dates of this very important examination held all over India. However, I feel that the author could have mentioned the question pattern and syllabus of CLAT. For the convenience of the applicants, I would like to state that the CLAT (for admission in LLB) will have a total of 200 questions having 1 mark for each of the questions. The subjects covered in CLAT include English Comprehension which will be of 40 marks, General Knowledge and Current Affairs questions of 50 marks, numerical ability which is basically elementary Mathematics for 20 marks and logical reasoning abilities which will be for 45 marks. The examination has adopted the system of negative marking. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Concluding my response, I thank the author for this informative and timely article. It would definitely help the aspirants.