Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an entrance exam for admissions to Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate degree programmes in law across India. CLAT 2017 will be held in the month of May. It is held by the Law Univeristies every year for their respective law programmes.
Following is the list of 18 participating National Law Univesities:
National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU).
National Academy of Legal Study & Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR).
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 Law University, Patiala (RGNUL).
Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU).
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS).
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO).
National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL).
National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (NLUJAA).
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU).
Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS).
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU).
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU)
CLAT 2017 Eligibity:
Eligibility Criteria for UG Programme:-
i) Candidates shall be below Twenty (20) Years of age as on 1st July 2017 in case of all Unreserved/NRIs/NRI Sponsored categories candidates.
ii) Candidates shall be below Twenty Two (22) years of age as on 1st July 2017 in case of SC/ST/ OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category candidates.
As regards minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2), the candidates must have secured:
i) Forty five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
ii) Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2017 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT 2017 online examination. 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.
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.
In case of equal marks, the breaking of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
(i) Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT 2017 exam.
(ii) Higher age.
(iii) Computerized draw of lots.
Eligibility Criteria for PG Programme:-
The candidates must have Minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e. LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/ any other equivalent exam) as under:
(i) Fifty five percent (55%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved / OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
(ii) Fifty percent (50%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category,
(b) The candidate must have passed / appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission.
(c) In case of candidate who has appeared in the qualifying examination, he/she may submit his/her final result of qualifying examination within the time frame prescribed by the respective University / Institute. Till then such candidates may be given provisional admission.
(d) In case of equal marks, the breaking of tie shall be by procedure and order as under:
(i) Higher age;
(ii) Computerized draw of lots.
(e) No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT 2017.
CLAT 2017 Pattern:-
PATTERN FOR UG COURSE -
(a) Maximum Marks : 200
(b) Duration of CLAT-2017 Exam : 02:00 Hours
(c) Multiple-Choice Questions : 200 questions of one mark each
(d) Subject areas with weightage:
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
(e) Negative Marking : 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer
PATTERN FOR PG PROGRAMME -
(a) Maximum Marks : 150
(b) Duration of CLAT-2017 Exam : 02:00 Hours
(c) Multiple-Choice Questions : 150 questions of one mark each
(d) Syllabus, Questions will be asked from the following areas of law:-
i. Constitutional Law : 50
ii. Jurisprudence : 50
iii. Other law subjects : 50
such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights.
(e) Negative Marking : 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
CLAT 2017 Notification:-
Apply online at website:- http://clat.ac.in from 1st January 2017 to 31st March 2017.
CLAT 2017 Date (Online):- 14th May 2017, Sunday.
Timing -3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
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