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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.

Common Law Admission Test 2017

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:

CLAT 2017 Organising University : Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law ( RMLNLU ) Punjab .

  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore ( NLSIU )
  2. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad ( NALSAR )
  3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal ( NLIU )
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata ( WBNUJS )
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur ( NLUJ )
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur ( HNLU )
  7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar ( GNLU )
  8. Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow ( RMLNLU )
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala ( RGNUL )
  10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna ( CNLU )
  11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi ( NUALS )
  12. National Law University, Orissa, Cuttack ( NLUO )
  13. National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi ( NUSRL )
  14. National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati ( NLUJAA )
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam ( DSNLU )
  16. Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli ( TNNLS )
  17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai ( MNLU )
  18. Maharashtra National Law University ,Nagpur (MNLU)


CLAT 2017 Program Offered

CLAT 2017 UG Programs :

The seventeen NLUs offer five-year integrated Under-Graduate law courses leading to the award of a degree in Law as per their respective nomenclature.

  1. B.A.LL.B
  2. B.Sc.LL.B
  3. B.B.A.LL.B
  4. B.S.W.LL.B
  5. B.Com.LL.B ( Hons. )

Note : B.A. LL.B. ( Hons. ) is offered by most of the universities, B.Sc. LL.B. ( Hons. ) Course is offered by WBNUJS ( Kolkata ), NLU ( Jodhpur ) and GNLU ( Gandhinagar ). B.B.A. LL.B. ( Hons. ) is offered by NLU ( Jodhpur ), GNLU ( Gandhinagar ), CNLU ( Patna ) and NLUO ( Cuttack ); whereas B.S.W. LL.B. ( Hons. ) and B.Com. LL.B. ( Hons. ) degree courses are offered by GNLU ( Gandhinagar ) alone.

CLAT 2017 PG Programs :

  1. LLM ( 2 Years )

Note : The information of the LL.M. degree course offered at the various NLUs with the duration and the specializations have been provided in detail under the sections of each University. The candidates are also advised to check the websites of respective Universities from time to time to keep themselves updated about the changes in the course structure and other details.

CLAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for UG Programme in CLAT 2017 :

  •  Candidates shall be below Twenty ( 20 ) Years of age as on 1st July, 2017 in case of all Unreserved / NRIs / NRI Sponsored categories candidates.
    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:
    Forty five percent ( 45% ) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved / OBC / Specially Abled Persons ( SAP ) and other categories, and
    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:
    1.  Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT-2017 exam.
    2. Higher age.
    3. Computerised draw of lots.

Eligibility Criteria for PG Programme in CLAT 2017 :

  • 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:
    1. Fifty five percent ( 55% ) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved / OBC / Specially Abled Persons ( SAP ) and other categories, and
    2. Fifty percent ( 50% ) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC / ST category,
  • The candidate must have passed / appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his / her admission.
  • 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.
  • In case of equal marks, the breaking of tie shall be by procedure and order as under:
    1. Higher age;
    2. Computerized draw of lots.
  • No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT 2017

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  • hello i am subarna kumar panda from ODISHA CUTTACK i want to know about in which date the apply of clat will start for 2017
    By subarna kumar panda from odisha cuttack on December 19, 2015 at 11:16 am
  • i m interst in clat & admission please detail exaim syllabus
    By aayushi jain from rudrapur (uttrAKHAND) on March 19, 2015 at 12:47 pm
  • Hello,can after passing b.com hnrs.in accounts could I be able to persuade for CLAT .also I m doing cs
    By sonia from Jamshedpur on December 16, 2014 at 5:37 pm
  • Hi, Thanks for your compliments. To know your CLAT 2017 Exam Syllabus, pls refer the following webpage ( http://www.winentrance.com/law_entrance_exam/clat/clat-exam-pattern.html )
    By priya on March 26, 2013 at 5:55 pm
  • The above information is very useful to know about the exam in details. but plz inform me from where i can get the syllabus of this exam..
    By Arpita Sardar from West Bengal on March 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm
  • i will do this exam
    By Shailendra kushwah from gwalior mp on December 5, 2012 at 10:32 pm
  • I will do Leave a Comment for Common Law Admission Test
    By Shailendra kushwah from gwalior mp on December 5, 2012 at 10:30 pm
  • Hi, To know about the CLAT Examination , Please refer the following web page (http://www.winentrance.com/law_entrance_exam/clat/clat-common-law-admission-test.html).
    By Sr. Content Editor on October 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm
  • i m intrested in clat
    By shashankbharti from patna on October 26, 2012 at 7:05 pm
  • may i know how to get the application form of clat plzzz help me.
    By NAYANA.R from tumkur on August 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm
  • hello..its Neha Sharma pursuing CS & B.com(hons).I wanna go for CLAT. Iwanna gain some extra knowledge on law.So am i eligible for this?if yes...can i go for this CLAT after my graduation.?
    By Neha Sharma from Jamshedpur,Jharkhand on August 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm
  • hii..my name is raji mehrotra. presenty imin class 12th 2017-2017,im interested in giving clat, so could i know which university would be appropriate and i live in kanpur so is there any best coaching center......
    By RAJI MEHROTRA from kanpur,Uttarpradesh on July 31, 2012 at 11:48 am
  • i have +2 from isc with 80%marks.in iteresed in clat.i m resident of orrisa.can i know which one is the best coaching centre in orissa and any other states
    By Rinkle Baral from Rourkela,orissa on July 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm
  • i want to know how to give exams of clat.please reply me.
    By RAVI RAJ MANN from uttarakhand on May 23, 2012 at 11:19 pm
  • mr.u...fife year or degreecoursecompleeted only so for what advicavehavealso you
    By pakkiaraj from madurai on May 19, 2012 at 9:54 am
  • hii.. my name is ankur garg. i am pursuing ca.. i want to give clat exam. but my age is 22 years.. Am I eligible for this exam? please show me right direction.. waiting for your answer.. thanks..
    By ankur garg from kaithal (haryana) on March 26, 2012 at 11:33 pm
  • what is the eligibilty for llm,what to know what other equivalent degrees?
    By SYED HAMID KAZMI from Delhi on March 5, 2012 at 10:56 pm
  • iam rachana my age is 25 i am interested to study law course but u have specified the age that is below 25 so please suggest me how would i continue my course.
    By rachana from hyderabad on February 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm
  • I am willing to to write entrance forvclat 2017 and I have registered my name with PRIME Institute, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad for Crash Course for 45 days. I am belongs to SC reserved category. I am unable to dowom load the application website online. I want to purchase clat 2017 application for entrance directly from NALSAR College, Hyderguda, Hyderabad by paying Rs.2017 fee Please advise me on working days at what times i should visit to get the application.
    By MS SHALINI PAWAR from Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh on February 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm
  • i am in b.com 4th sem and my age is 20 plz give me some information about CLAT or also show me that this age is eligible for CLAT when i have only the degree of b.com?
    By neha singh from bhopal,madhya pradesh on February 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm
  • i am a student of xii class presently and will be appearing in cbse board examination in march 2017-2017..... i am willing to give this CLAT exam but want to knw the place where to post the form which i will fill in... awaiting for your reply .... an early reply will be highly appreciated ....
    By Ria girdhar from delhi on February 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm
  • i am the student of final year can i fill the application foam of clat
    By AMANDEEP from PATHANKOT on February 1, 2012 at 7:34 pm
  • Hi, Issue of CLAT 2017 Application Forms from all CLAT 2017 members universities and specified branches of State Bank of India . To know more details, Please refer the following web page (http://www.winentrance.com/law_entrance_exam/clat/clat-common-law-admission-test-application-form.html)..
    By Sr. Content Editor on January 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm
  • where i will get the clat form?
    By Manisha deori bharali from Guwahati,assam on January 15, 2012 at 8:19 pm
  • hey! I am in b.com final year> Please let me know the dates for the CLAT-2017. Thankyou!
    By Aanchal Garg from Jamshedpur,Jharkhand on January 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm