Apply online for CLAT-2017 to get admissions at the National Law Universities in India

Do you want to pursue a UG/PG degree from the National Law Universities (NLU) present in India? Are you searching for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - 2017 application process and admission procedure? Follow this article to get the details regarding eligibility criteria, admission procedures and much more details on how to apply for CLAT-2017, organized by Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna.

About CLAT-2017

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

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

  2. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur

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

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

  5. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

  6. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar

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

  8. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur

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

  10. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi

  11. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli

  12. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack

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

  14. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna

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

  16. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai

  17. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam

  18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur

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.

  1. Asian Law College, Noida

  2. Indore Institute of Law, Indore

  3. Ramaiah Institute of Legal Studies (RILS), Bengaluru

  4. JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus, Greater Noida U.P

  5. Amity University, Uttar Pradesh

  6. Delhi Institute of Rural Development (D.I.R.D.), Holambi, Delhi

  7. Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat

  8. RNB Global University, Bikaner

  9. IFIM Law College, Karnataka

  10. Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmadabad

  11. Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida, UP

  12. MATS Law School, Raipur.

  13. Prestige Institute of Management & Research, Indore.

  14. SRM University, Delhi- NCR, Sonipat

Eligibility for UG programme

  • Candidates must be of age below 20 years as on 01.07.2017 and should fall under SC/ST/ OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP)/ Unreserved/NRIs/NRI Sponsored categories

  • Candidates who belong to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories must have secured minimum 45% of marks in 10+2 examination or any equivalent examination

  • Candidates who belong to SC/ST categories must have secured minimum 40% of marks in 10+2 examination or any equivalent examination

  • Candidates who are appearing for qualifying examinations in March/April 2017 can also apply for CLAT-2017 but the result of the examinations should be submitted at the time of admission

  • If two or more candidates have scored same marks, then the management will consider higher marks in legal aptitude section of CLAT-2017, higher age and computerized draw of lots to break the tie

Eligibility for PG programme

  • Candidates who belong to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories must have secured minimum 55% of marks in LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.) or any equivalent examinations

  • Candidates who belong to SC/ST categories must have secured minimum 50% of marks in 10+2 examinations LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.) or any equivalent examinations

  • Candidates who have appeared for final semester UG exam or any equivalent examination in 2017 are also eligible to apply but the final results of the examinations should be submitted at the University or Institute at the prescribed date of submission, till then admissions for such candidates will be considered as provisional admission

  • No upper age limit to apply for CLAT-2017

  • If two or more candidates have scored same marks, then the management will consider higher age and computerized draw of lots to break the tie

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

  • Scanned copy of front facing recent color passport size photograph (format: JPG/JPEG; dimension: 30 mm x 45 mm; Size: not more than 100KB )

  • Signature of candidate (format: JPG/JPEG; Size: less than 100KB )

  • Certificate of impairment for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and Scribe Declaration Form by the Scribe in PDF format(if applicable)

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

  • For General / OBC / SAP and other category candidates: Rs. 4000/-

  • For SC/ST category candidates: Rs. 3500/-

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

Admission procedure

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

Contact details

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.

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Author: Partha K.27 Feb 2017 Member Level: Gold   Points : 5

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.

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