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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an entrance test for admissions to their Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate degree programmes. 

Participating National Law Universities:-

National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
The National Law Institute University, Bhopal(NLIU)
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL)
Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA)
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)


CLAT 2017 Eligibity:

For U G Programme

1. Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with the minimum of

(a) Forty-five percent(45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/(Specially abled persons) Categories and
(b) Forty percent(40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST Category

2. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2016 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

3. No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT.

For P G Programme

1. LL.B. or equivalent degree examination with a minimum of 55% marks in case of Unreserved/OBC/(Specially abled persons) categories and 50% marks in case of SC/ST category

2. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2016 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT examination. However they shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination in the respective National Law Universities at the time of admission failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

3. No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT.

CLAT Registration / Application Form

CLAT 2017 Application Form / Registration:-

Apply online at website: - https://www.clat.ac.in 

Step -1: Registration at CAPS.

Step - 2: Filling in the Application Form

Step - 3: Payment of the Application Fee

Category - Application Fee -

SC/ST Category - Rs 3,500/-

Unreserved/ SAP/OBC/ any other category - Rs 4,000/-

Online Payment Mode:- Net-banking  account, debit or credit cards. The charges may vary depending on the payment option.

Offline Payment Mode (Bank Challan) - In case the candidate chooses the challan payment mode, then a challan will be generated (as PDF file).  Downloading the Application Form candidate has to take the printout of the challan and the payment should bemade in cash at the ICICI branch latest by March 28, 2016.

Step - 4: Downloading the Application Form

Photograph Requirements

The photograph must be in color and must be taken in a professional studio.
Ask the photo studio to provide the image in a JPEG format and also on a standard 30mm x 45 mm print (Width x Height).
Maximum pixel resolution for JPEG:  480 x 640 (100 KB) (Ask the studio to reduce it to this resolution if it is higher).
File size should be less than or equal to 100 KB
Minimum pixel resolution for JPEG:  240 x 320.
Photograph must be taken with white or very light background.
The photograph must have been taken on or after 1st January 2016
In  the  photograph,  the  height  of  the  face  (between chin  and  the  top  of  the  forehead) should occupy about  50% of the height  of the photograph.
If the candidate normally wears spectacles, glare on glasses is not acceptable in his/her photo.  Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses for the photo shoot.
The candidate must not wear spectacles with dark or tinted glasses, only clear glasses are permitted.

Signature Specifications:-

Please draw a rectangular box of size 7 cm × 2 cm (Width x Height) on an A4 white paper. The candidate should put his/her signature with black or dark blue ink pen within this box.
Get the signature digitally image scanned by a professional using a scanner, and get the image cropped to the box by the professional.
Maintain 420 pixels in width and 120 pixels in height and of maximum 80 KB size. Only JPEG image formats will be accepted.
The maximum pixel resolution for the image is 560 × 160.
The minimum pixel resolution for the image is 280 × 80.
Photographs of the signatures taken using mobile phone or digital cameras are not acceptable, and can result in disqualification of the application without any refund of the fee.


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CLAT Exam Dates

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CLAT Syllabus

CLAT 2017 Syllabus:-
For Undergraduate Programme:-

English including comprehension

The English section will test the candidates proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar in the comprehension section. Candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

General Knowledge and Currents Affairs

The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.


This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. math’s taught up to 10th Standard.

Legal Aptitude

This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

Logical Reasoning

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.


Paper Pattern

CLAT 2017 Pattern:-
For Undergraduate Programme

Maximum Marks : 200

Duration: 02:00 Hours
Total Number of Questions : 200

Sr. No - Subjects - Marks

1  English including Comprehension  - 40 Marks
2  General Knowledge and Current Affairs  - 50 Marks
3  Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)  - 20 Marks
4  Legal Aptitude  - 50 Marks
5  Logical Reasoning  - 40 Marks

Note : 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

For Postgraduate Programme

Maximum Marks : 150

Duration: 02:00 Hours

Multiple-Choice Questions: 150 questions of one mark each

Sr. No. - Subjects - Marks

1  Constitutional Law  - 50 Marks
2  Jurisprudence  - 50 Marks
3  Other Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. - 50 Marks

Note : 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

CLAT Preparation

CLAT 2017 Preparation:
After getting the paper pattern and syllabus, the exam seems a lot easy right, but caution. Cracking CLAT has never been so easy. Try to solve previous years’ papers as there is no better way to prepare for the exam. Read English passages and practise grammar questions. This exercise will surely help you to improve your proficiency in the language. Try to keep constant touch with current affairs by reading newspapers daily. 

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