Common Law Admission Test, commonly known as CLAT is conducted annually by National Law Universities (NLUs) for admission to their undergraduate Law programmes (BA LLB, B.Com LLB and B.Sc. LLB). The entrance exam for admission to more that 2250 seats across 17 NLUs is held in online mode.
CLAT 2017 – Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna will be conducting Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) this year. CLAT 2017 will be conducted on May 14 as the applications will begin from January 1, 2017. CLAT is one of the most popular law entrance examinations among law aspirants seeking admissions for five-year integrated law programmes (BA LLB, B.Com LLB, B.Sc LLB and BBA LLB) into National Law Universities (NLUs) and other law schools accepting scores of the common law admission test. In addition to the undergraduate law programmes, CLAT is also conducted for postgraduate law programmes including LLM. Candidates aspiring for this national level law admission test can check details about CLAT 2017 including important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, examination centres, result, score card, cut off, counselling and seat allotment.
CLAT– Did you know?
Common Law Admission Test is conducted every year by one of the National Law Universities (NLUs) in rotation. The organising NLU is chosen one among those in CLAT committee by the year of their establishments. The CLAT committee currently comprises 17 NLUs including Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Mumbai.
Before proceeding to details about CLAT 2017, let us have a brief about the Common Law Admission Test–
CLAT: Briefing about the exam
Exam name – Common Law Admission Test
Abbreviated name – CLAT
Exam type – Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Exam level – National
Exam mode – Online
Conducting authority – Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna
Organising body – CLAT Committee
Total number of seats offered – 2252 for undergraduate programmes and 604 for postgraduate programmes
Number of test takers – 40000 (approximately) for UG programmes and 5500 (approximately) for postgraduate programmes
CLAT Admission Process 2017
Aspirants seeking admission into undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes need to appear for CLAT 2017. The admission process of CLAT begins with the examination notification and availability of application forms. The CLAT 2017 applicants then will have to appear for the common law admission test. Based on their performance in the law examination, candidates will be awarded All India Ranks (AIRs) and CLAT 2017 scores which will be accepted by various law schools including NLUs. The CLAT committee will be organising CLAT 2017 counselling upon which they will be allotted seats in different NLUs under centralised counselling system.
CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2017
Candidates need to go through eligibility criteria of CLAT 2017 as specified by the law examination committee. Knowing CLAT eligibility conditions are important because these are the defined prerequisite norms for appearing in the law examination. CLAT 2017 eligibility criteria mentions minimum academic qualifications and marks percentage along with the age bar for applying for the law programmes. Following the common eligibility criteria of CLAT 2017, candidates applying for UG law programmes need to qualify 12th board examination (Intermediate examination) of 10+2 educational system, scoring at least 45% marks in the aggregate of subjects studied at 10+2 level. Continuing with the common criteria, those who are applying for postgraduate programmes need to have an LL.B degree with a minimum score of 55% marks in the final year of law degree examination. Moreover, those applying for five-year undergraduate programmes through CLAT 2017 need to be equal to or less than 20 years of age, as per the new change in admission policy after a BCI order.
CLAT Application Form 2017
CNLU Patna will begin application form of CLAT 2017 from January 1. Law aspirants can fill CLAT 2017 online application form only after registering themselves for the common law admission test. CLAT registrations can be done by providing a valid e-mail id and mobile number. The online applications of CLAT 2017 can be filled after logging into the application form window through CLAT 2017 registered account and password. Candidates will also need to pay an application fee of Rs. 4000 before submitting the form. CLAT 2017 application form needs to be filled before the last date, i.e., March 31, 2017; otherwise no applications will be entertained thereafter.
CLAT Syllabus 2017
Candidates need to check syllabus of CLAT 2017 as it’ll help them in preparing for the law entrance exam. CLAT 2017 syllabus mentions important sections and their topics. With CLAT syllabus, candidates will be able to know which topics should be focussed more and the unimportant topics that should be left out. The exam syllabus of CLAT mentions topics from different sections – English & Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
CLAT Exam Pattern 2017
CNLU Patna will be announcing exam pattern of CLAT 2017 in January. The common law admission test will be held on May 14, 2017. CLAT 2017 exam pattern needs to be gone through as the NLU administered admission test is one of the competitive examinations and with a better understanding of the question pattern, one could tackle the paper. As per CLAT 2017 exam pattern (paper pattern), the exam will be held online. The candidates can attempt a total of 200 questions carrying one mark each in two hours test duration. CLAT committee follows negative marking policy, under which 0.25 marks each will be deducted from the total scored marks for wrong answers.
CLAT Exam Centres 2017
The exam centres of CLAT 2017 list out the cities across India where the online examination will be conducted. CLAT 2017 exam centres will be announced by CNLU Patna in January, as the exam will be held in over 175 testing locations across the country. Applicants will be communicated about their admission testing venue through their CLAT 2017 admit cards. No request will be entertained for change of CLAT 2017 examination centre, once it has been allotted to the candidates.
CLAT Sample Paper 2017
Psychographic Society brings you sample papers for CLAT 2017. Law aspirants who will be appearing in the law admission test can take advantage of CLAT 2017 sample papers which are available here at no cost. CLAT sample papers are primarily the last years’ official question papers. Secondarily, Careers360 with an objective to help the candidates have brought out sample question sets with solutions and answer keys of CLAT from leading coaching institutes like Career Launcher and IMS Learning Resources. With the sample papers (solved) for CLAT 2017, candidates can actually prepare in a better and strategic way, as they can also check their preparation level. Download CLAT 2017 sample papers (solved) for free from Careers360 e-store.
CLAT Answer Key 2017
CNLU Patna will be releasing answer keys of CLAT 2017 in May. Candidates will also receive their response sheets along with CLAT 2017 answer key and question papers. CLAT official answer keys will help law aspirants in knowing correct answer to the questions and know probable scores of the admission test. Candidates can also report to CLAT committee in case of any discrepancy in the official answer key of CLAT 2017, for which the candidates will be allowed to submit their grievances regarding the CLAT questions and their answers within a stipulated time. In case of any changes, the CLAT committee will be issuing final answer key of CLAT 2017.
CLAT Result 2017
CNLU Patna will be announcing result of CLAT 2017 on May 25, after it has released the final answer key. Candidates can access CLAT 2017 results and check their scores in the law admission test through their registered CLAT accounts. The CLAT result will mention candidates’ All India Rank (AIR), State Rank (SR) and Category Rank (CR) besides the scores.
CLAT Merit List (Rank List) 2017
CNLU Patna will be releasing merit list of CLAT 2017 along with the results. The merit list can also be considered as CLAT 2017 rank list as it will mention All India Ranks (AIRs) of all the candidates appearing the common law admission test. CLAT 2017 merit list (rank list) will specify total number of test takers, their scores, subject-wise marks and State Ranks besides AIRs. It has been made practice from the year 2015 to issue CLAT merit list in public so as to maintain transparency in the examination system.
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