Common Law Admission Test
  • About Exam

    CLAT entrance examination is conducted for admission to 17 of the coveted National Law Schools. The following national law universities (NLUs) consider CLAT scores for admissions to their under graduate program:

    NLSIU - Bangalore

    NALSAR - Hyderabad

    NLIU - Bhopal

    WBNUJS - Kolkata

    NLU - Jodhpur

    HNLU - Raipur

    GNLU - Gandhinagar

    RMLNLU - Lucknow

    RGNUL - Patiala

    CNLU - Patna

    NUALS - Kochi

    NLUO - Cuttack

    NUSRL - Ranchi

    NLUJAA - Guwahati

    DSNLU - Visakhapatnam

    TNNLS -Tiruchirappalli

    MNLU - Mumbai


  • Eligibility

    To appear in CLAT 2017, candidates have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria for UG and PG courses are different as given below:

    For UG Programmes:

    Candidate has to qualify their 10+2 or equivalent examination with the minimum 45% marks (in case of Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories) and 40% marks (in case of SC/ST category).

    Appearing candidates of Class 10+2 or equivalent examination are also eligible to appear in the entrance exam.

    At the time of admission, the candidates would have to produce an evidence of their passing qualifying examination.

    There is no upper age limit to appear in CLAT 2017.

  • Test Duration & Pattern

    Exam Duration– You will be allotted two hours’ time duration to attempt the questions of the online paper.

  • Exam Format

    Total Marks: 200
    Number of Questions: 200
    Duration: 2 hours
    Marking: There is system of negative marking and for every incorrect answer 1/4th marks will be deducted.


    CLAT Structure

    English (including comprehension)

    40 marks

    Elementary Mathematics

    20 marks

    General Knowledge/Current Affairs

    50 marks

    Logical Reasoning

    40 marks

    Legal Reasoning

    50 marks

  • Important Dates

    EventsDates (tentative)
    Date of Issue of First Admission NotificationSecond week of December 2016
    Online application Start DateFirst week of January 2017
    Last date for submission of filled-in online application formLast week of March 2017
    Availability of Admit CardThird week of April 2017
    Date of Entrance ExamSecond week of May 2017
    Result Declaration DateThird week of May 2017
    Merit List Release DateFirst week of June 2017
    Counselling startedFirst week of June 2017

  • How to Apply

    Go to the official website in order to apply for CLAT 2017.

    Except online registration, candidate can not apply via any other application mode.

    Application Fee –

    Candidate who belong from general category they need to pay Rs. 4000/-

    Candidate who belong from reserved category they need to pay Rs. 3500/-

    Payment must be done via online mode by using net banking or debit card or credit card.

  • Official Website