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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)—On 14 May 2017, 
Organising University : Chanakya National Law University, Patna

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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - 2017
Category : Law Admissions 2017
Published : On January 10, 2017 By Webindia123 Editor

Important Dates

Starting date for submission of online application form along with order of preferences for NLUs 1 January 2017
Last date for submission of filled-in online application form along with order of preferences for NLUs 31st March, 2017
Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets begins 20th April, 2017
Date of CLAT – 2017 online examination 14th May, 2017 from 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Declaration of results, i.e., issue of Merit List (Categorywise) 29th May, 2017

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body created under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country. An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each University for admission to their Under-Graduate (UG)/ Post-Graduate (PG) programmes, as per the eligibility, reservation and other criteria laid down under the respective statutes of the participating Universities.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India common entrance examination, conducted on rotational basis by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their UG and PG degree programmes. The 18 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment are:

  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.


FOR UG (5 years Under Graduate Program)

  1. (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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

FOR PG (1 year Post Graduate Program)

  1. 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,
  2. The candidate must have passed / appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission.
  3. In case of candidate who has appeared in the qualifying examination, he/she may submit his/her final result of qualifying examination within the timeframe prescribed by the respective University / Institute. Till then such candidates may be given provisional admission.
  4. 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.
  5. No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT-2017.

CLAT Test Pattern : For CLAT test pattern click here

Application Procedure

Application form for CLAT-2017 shall be filled On-line only.

The online application form has to be accessed from the CLAT-2017 website ( The candidates are first required to register themselves at the CLAT-2017 website ( by creating a LOGIN account using an e-mail ID. The details of the login ID and password shall be then sent to the registered e-mail ID and through SMS to the registered mobile number of the candidate.

The application form shall be available from 01st January 2017. The candidate can fill up the required details in the application form and save the same before finally submitting it. No hard copy of the filled in online application form is to be sent to the CLAT Office.

The candidate is advised to submit his/her application form only after he/she is required to absolutely sure of the information he/she provides in the form. The candidate shall fill his/ her preference order for all eighteen NLUs at the time of online application only. No change shall be allowed in the preference once the form is submitted by the candidate.

For any information related to the eighteen NLUs, the candidate may refer to the e-brochure of the respective institutions which is be available at the CLAT-2017 website.

The candidates must upload the self-attested scanned copies of the relevant certificates at the suitable places in the online application form.
Admit Card/Hall ticket shall be downloaded by the candidate by logging into his/her LOGIN account from 20th April 2017. The candidates shall take a print out of Admit Card/Hall Ticket and carry the same to the Examination Hall. The candidates shall read the instructions on the Admit Card carefully and carry all the requisite documents to the Examination Hall.

Candidates are advised to visit CLAT-2017 website regularly for updates.

FOR NRI/NRI Sponsored seats, the applicants are advised to refer to the brochures of the concerned NLUs for more details. All NRI/NRI Sponsored Category candidates have to appear for the CLAT-2017 examination. However, the Foreign Nationals need not appear for the CLAT-2017 examination and they shall directly apply to the concerned universities.


Application fee shall be paid online through net-banking or debit card or credit card. The candidates will have to bear additional bank transaction charges in case they opt for remitting fee through net-banking payment gateways.

Documents to be Uploaded with Online Application

The original certificates/documents issued by the competent authority as specified in the CLAT-2017 Information Brochure are to be submitted to the allotted University only at the time of admission. The relevant photocopies of the certificate are required to be self-attested. Photograph and signature of the candidate need not be attested while submitting the Online Application Form.

The scanned photocopies of the documents to be uploaded in the PDF/JPG / JPEG format by all the candidates are:

The scanned photocopies of the documents to be uploaded in the PDF format by a candidate depending on the applicability are:

The certificates/documents listed above are essential requirements for admission to the UG and PG courses, if applicable to any candidate.

More details can be obtained from the institute website.

Contact Details
 Address  : The Convener
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) – 2017
Chanakya National Law University
Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur, Patna-800001,Bihar, India
 Phone  : 0612-2361114, 2361115
 Fax  :  
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