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CLAT 2017 Result and Cut off

CLAT 2017 (Common Law Admission Test) is a national level entrance exam organised rotationally by 18 NLUs (National Law University). It is conducted to grant admissions to LLB and LLM courses offered at various law universities in India.

  • CNLU Patna has published the first seat allotment list for UG and PG courses for all the particpating NLUs. Check CLAT 2017 University-wise Allocation List
  • CLAT 2017 was successfully conducted on May 14, 2017 across 138 centers in India. The exam for LL.B. and LL.M. was conducted separately on the same day. 
  • CLAT 2017 Result was declared on May 29 at 8:30 p.m. To check the results, candidates have to visit CLAT website i.e. Check CLAT Results 
  • This year nearly 50,000 students appeared for the law entrance exam. Check CLAT 2017 Expected Cut off
  • CLAT Official Answer Key will be released online at CLAT official website. The keys will help a candidate to get an estimate or predict their scores in the law entrance exam.
  • Candidates having any objection relating to CLAT exam, Question Paper or Keys can contact the authorities from May 17 to May 19, 2017. Also, the amended keys will be uploaded online on May 25, 2017.

May 26, 2017 – CLAT 2017 Amended answer key uploaded, errors removed. Check Here

May 20, 2017 – Errors in language can wreak havoc in a lawyer’s life. Check CLAT 2017 Errors in Question Paper

May 15, 2017 – CLAT 2017 Answer Key are now available at Check CLAT Answer Keys

May 15, 2017 – The law entrance exam concluded on May 14. Candidates can now check CLAT Paper Analysis 2017. Check Now 

For the academic session 2017-18, CLAT will be conducted online mode. Both the papers will consist questions of objective type that needs to be answered within 2 hours. For each correct answer, 1 will be awarded whereas, for 0.25 marks will be deducted for incorrect answer. Read about CLAT Exam Pattern 2017

  • For LLB, questions are asked from Mathematics, GK, English Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude.
  • For LLM, questions are asked from topics related to Jurisprudence, Constitutional law, and other law subjects.

CLAT Syllabus, Exam Pattern

The basic eligibility to be able to fill CLAT Application Form is listed below:

  • For LL.B. candidate should be 10+2 graduate
  • For LL.M. program, a candidate should have an LL.B or equivalent degree

CLAT Results for law entrance exam will be declared on May 29, 2017. Post result declaration, counselling will be conducted in June 2017. The admission is granted on the basis CLAT Cut Off of participating NLUs. CLAT Scores are also accepted by various PSUs for recruitment. Candidates are recruited as Legal Executive Trainees or Assistant Legal Advisor through CLAT 2017. Check PSU Recruitment through CLAT

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CLAT 2017 Exam Highlights

Exam NameCLAT (Common Law Admission Test)
Conducting BodyCNLU, Patna
Exam DateMay 14, 2017
Exam ModeOnline
Participating NLUs18
NLUs seat intake2984
CLAT 2017 Registrations received50,000 approximately

CLAT 2017 Exam Dates

For academic session 2017-18, the schedule for CLAT released on December 25, 2016 at CLAT Application Form filling window concluded on March 31, 2017. Now, Admit Card for the law entrance exam is available for download on official website. Tabulated below are important dates for the exam:

Beginning of Online Application January 01, 2017 (Sunday)
Last Date to submit online formMarch 31, 2017 (Friday) till 11:59 pm
Availability of CLAT Admit Card 2017April 20,  2017
CLAT Exam 2017May 14, 2017 (03:00 pm to 05:00 pm)
Availability of CLAT Answer KeyMay 16, 2017
Representation, if any, relating to exam, questions/ KeyMay 17, 2017 to May 19, 2017
Date for uploading the Amended Answer Key (if any)May 25, 2017
Declaration of CLAT Result (Merit List)May 29, 2017
Publication of 1st Allocation listJune 05, 2017
Counselling Fee Payment (INR 50000) & Locking SeatsJune 06, 2017 to June 08, 2017
Release of 2nd Allotment List June 12, 2017
Counselling Fee Payment (INR 50000) & Locking SeatsJune 13, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Release of 3rd Allotment ListJune 19, 2017
Counselling Fee Payment (INR 50000) & Locking SeatsJune 20, 2017 to June 21, 2017
Last date to withdraw admission feeJune 21, 2017
Release of 4th Allotment ListJune 24, 2017
Fee Payment and Completing Admission ProcessJune 28, 2017 to June 30, 2017
Release of Admission Status by NLU(s)July 04,, 2017
CLAT Admission Process concludes on July 06, 2017

Know More: CLAT 2017 Exam Dates

What is CLAT?

  • Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is a law entrance test. It is conducted to grant admission to LLB and LLM courses
  • Around 19 NLUs (National Law University) offers addmissions via CLAT Scores
  • Candidates should have passed higher secondary school (10+2) with not less than 45% marks in aggregate.  

How many students are appearing for CLAT 2017?

  • CLAT 2016 witnessed a record-breaking participation for the law entrance exam. There were 45,040 aspirants who appeared for the law exam.
  • For CLAT 2017, it is expected that the number of candidates will increase. Nearly 50,000 candidates are expected to appear for the law entrance exam this year.

CLAT 2017 Eligibility

CLAT is conducted for admission to LLB or LLM programs offered at the NLUs. Consecutively, there is a separate eligibility criterion for candidates aiming for admission to any of the programs. CLAT 2017 offers admissions to both national and NRI candidates to undergraduate law program in well-known NLUs. Candidates can go through the criteria to check if they can fill CLAT Application form. 

For CLAT LLB Program

The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2017 LLB program are given below:

  1. Age Limit: As per the Bar Council of India, for 3-year LLB course, the upper age limit has been increased from 30 to 45 years. For 5-year LLB course, the age limit has been changed from 20 to 22 years as an interim measure.
  2. Academic Qualification: Candidate must have passed 10+2  or any equivalent examination.
  3. Appearing Candidates: Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2017 are also eligible to appear in CLAT exam.  

Note:The candidates must convert their grades (if any) into percentage for appearing in CLAT 2017.

For CLAT LLM Program

Brief eligibility criteria for CLAT 2017 for LLM program are given below:

  1. Age Limit: There is no upper age limit for the candidates appearing in CLAT 2017 to pursue post-graduate programs. Thus, candidates of all ages are eligible to give the examination.
  2. Academic Qualification: Candidate must have an LLB or any other equivalent degree.
  3. Appearing Candidates: Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2017 are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2017  examination. However, they have to show a hard copy of the proof of their passing the qualifying examination in the respective National Law Universities at the time of admission.

READ MORE: CLAT 2017 Eligibility

How to fill CLAT Application Form 2017?

CLAT Application Form can be filled through online mode only. No hard copy of the application form will be available. To fill the CLAT application form, candidates must follow the steps given below:

Step 1 – CLAT 2017 Registration at CAPS: 

To register for CLAT exam, first of all, candidates will have to register on CLAT Application Processing System (CAPS) by entering the following details:

Candidate’s Name, Email Address and mobile number. Candidates should carefully fill the information as it cannot be changed in the later stage of the process. After successful registration, an email and SMS will be sent to the candidate’s registered email id and Mobile number. This email and SMS contain the CAPS Application number. Read more aboutCLAT 2017 Application Form.

Note: Through CAPS, a candidate can register and apply for CLAT 2017 exam, check the status of the application, download the admit card, know the result and they can also download the result and score card.

Step 2 - Fill CLAT Form: 

After registration, candidates have to fill the application form, for this login by using the CAPS Application number and Passwords. The candidate must fill the following information.

  • Candidate’s Personal details like (Candidates name, Date of Birth, Personal mobile number, Parent’s name, Parent’s mobile number etc.)
  • Postal Address (including PIN code) for Communication
  • Fill theCLAT 2017 Examination Centers
  • Upload Scanned image and signature
  • Upload the scanned copy of your Date of Birth (Birth certificate, 10th Class certificate, Passport or Adhar Card)
  • Upload the scanned copy of caste certificate PWD certificate/state Domicile etc. in PDF format only (if applicable).

Step 3 - Payment of the CLAT 2017 Application Fee:

After filling the CLAT Application form, candidate must pay the application fee payment. Candidate can pay the application fee through online (Debit/Credit or Net Banking) or offline (Bank Challan). Steps in the application fees process are given below:

Step 4 - Download and Print the Application Form

After filling the CLAT Form and making the payment, candidates can download their filled application form with fee details in PDF format. Candidates can take the printout of it and save as a record for further communication. The candidate must remember the CAPS Application Number and password to login It will be used check the application status, to download the admit card and to know the results

CLAT 2017 Application Fee

  • For General/OBC and PWD category, CLAT 2017 application fee is Rs.4,000/-
  • For SC/ST students application fee is Rs.3,500/-
CategoryApplication Fee

CLAT Admit Card 2017

CLAT Hall Ticket will be available for download from April 20, 2017. Candidates will receive the hall ticket through email or by post. The Hall Ticket is a gateway for eligible candidates to enter the examination hall and give the exam. Candidates are required to carry CLAT 2017 Admit Card with one identity proof (Aadhar Card/Voter ID/ Passport/Driving license) on the exam day i.e. May 14, 2017. 

How to Download CLAT Admit Card?

Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT i.e.

Step 2: Now, on the right side a notification table is displayed. The first link in the table will be ‘Click Here to download admit card’. Click on the tab.

Step 3: Then, a new screen will appear, you will be asked to fill in Registered E-mail ID and password. 


Step 4: Next, click on Login button. You can then view and download your CLAT Admit Card.

Note: In case a candidate forgets his/ her password, then there is another tab ‘Forget Password’. Candidate has to click on the same and fill in the required fields.

Along with admit card, candidates have to carry a valid ID proof to the examination hall. A valid ID proof can be PAN Card/ College ID/ School ID or Aadhar Card.

CLAT Exam Pattern 2017 

CLAT exam pattern is set differently for both LLB and LLM programs. However, Both the exams are conducted online and are of 3 hours duration. 

  • Negative marking is also applicable in the exam
  • For LLB, More weightage is given to General Knowledge, Current affairs and Legal Aptitude
  • For LLM, Equal weightage is given to constitutional law and Jurispendance section

CLAT 2017 Exam Pattern for LLB

For undergraduate courses, question paper will contain 5 sections namely - English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. There will be total 200 Multiple Choice Questions. For every correct answer, a candidate will be awarded 1 mark and ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. The section-wise distribution in the question paper is mentioned below:

SubjectsNo. of Questions
English (including comprehension)40
General Knowledge & Current Affairs50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)20
Legal Aptitude50
Logical Reasoning40

CLAT Practice Papers

Exam Pattern for Post Graduate Courses

The CLAT Paper Pattern for the post graduate courses will contain 3 sections namely  Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. The question paper for post graduate courses will have a total of 150 multiple choice questions. Distribution of questions in each section is indicated in the table below:

SubjectsNo. of Questions
Constitutional Law50
Rest of the topics like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.50

CLAT 2017 Answer Keys

As per CLAT Schedule, the answer keys for the law entrance exam will be released on May 16, 2017. They will be available online at To access CLAT Answer Key, a candidate has to provide his/her Registered Email ID and Password. Steps to check the answer keys:

Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT 2017.

Step 2: On the right side, a table of Important links will be there with the first link as ‘Click here to view Question and Answer Keys’. Click on it.

CLAT Answer Key

Step 3: A new page will appear, here a candidate has to provide his/her Registered Email ID and Password. Then click on ‘Login’ tab.

CLAT Answer Key 1

Step 4: Post that a new window will appear in which 5 tabs will be displayed. To check the keys, candidates have to click on ‘Candidate Response’ tab. Here, the answer keys will be displayed. 

CLAT Answer Key 2017

In this sheet, candidate will be able to see the responses which they got right and wrong. The response sheet will have the following details:

  • Participant ID 
  • Participant Name
  • Test Center Name
  • Test Date
  • Test Time
  • Subject (CLAT 2017 UG/ CLAT 2017 PG)
  • Marks Obtained
  • Questions with correct answers 
  • Marks obtained as per the questions

CLAT Result 2017

CNLU will releaseCLAT result will be declared onMay 29, 2017.The law entrance exam result will be available on the official website of CLAT i.e. Candidates can access their CLAT Result through their personal LOGIN ACCOUNT.

How to check CLAT Result 2017?

Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT.

Step 2: On the right side an Important Links table is shown. There a CLAT Result is placed. Click on the link.

Step 3: Enter Email ID and password

Step 4: Take a print out of your CLAT score card

The complete merit list according to the marks secured by candidate will be published on CLAT website. In addition, state specific and all India merit lists will be prepared for various categories namely Open/SC/ST/OBC/Women and PWD etc. candidates.

CLAT Cut Off 2017

With the increase in number of candidates taking CLAT every year, the cut off for the law entrance exam will also increase. This year CLAT Cut off is expected to increase by 5 % to 10%. CLAT 2017 Cutoff will be declared by various CLAT Participating institutes individually. It is the minimum score declared by the universities for the admission process. CLAT Cut Off forms the basis of CLAT Counselling and Seat Allotment. 

CLAT 2017 Cutoff is calculated considering multiple factors such as difficulty level of the paper, availability of seats, average marks scored in the test and total test population. The difficulty of CLAT 2017 has only been moderate. Over the exam was touted easy with few tricky mathematics questions.

CLAT Cut off Trends

Which are the Law Schools Participating in CLAT 2017?

For the academic session of 2017-18, Chanakya National Law University will be conducting the CLAT 2017. The law entrance exam is scheduled on May 14, 2017. The other 17 NLUs participating and accepting the CLAT 2017 scores are as follows:

  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
  2. National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
  3. The 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, Punjab (RGNUL)
  10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
  11. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
  12. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
  13. National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
  14. National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (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 (MNLU), Nagpur
  19. National Law University, Aurangabad (NLU Aurangabad)

CLAT Counselling 2017 

CLAT Counselling starts from May 29, 2017 and will get over by June 25, 2017. Candidate must indicate their NLUs preference online where they want to take admission. There will be a centralized admission process for CLAT 2017 and admission will be done on the basis of merit-cum-preference.

READ MORE: CLAT 2017 Counselling

CLAT Books and Preparation Tips

The first step for CLAT preparation is to know about the CLAT paper pattern and CLAT syllabus. For CLAT 2017 conducted for undergraduate courses, students have to prepare 5 subjects namely English Comprehension, Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge & Current affairs, Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning. Out of all the legal Aptitude is the most important section, for preparing this section you can refer “Universal Guide to CLAT or A.P. Bhardwaj CLAT guide”. Do read newspapers on regular basis to prepare for current awareness questions.For elementary mathematics prepare syllabus of class 9th & 10th. In English comprehension, there will be 4-5 short passages on which around 20-22 questions will be asked 7-8 questions is based on antonyms & synonyms and rest questions will be on Grammar. For this, you can practice previous year mock test papers. You can also prepare these topics on online tutorials available for CLAT. Checkpreparation tips for CLAT

Here we have compiled a small list of books which can prove to be helpful during your CLAT preparation:-

CLAT Books

CLAT Book NameAuthor/Publication
The Complete Success Package - CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2016Arihant  Experts
Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning For the CLAT and LL.B. Entrance ExaminationsA. P. Bhardwaj
The Pearson Guide to the CLATHarsh Gagrani
CLAT Solved & Previous Year PaperA. P. Bhardwaj

Toppers Tips

93.25 percentile

It Totally depends upon you what you see whether a time wasted or invested says Shivam who scored 93.25.

89 percentile

Preparation must be thorough says Parth Patel who scored 89 Percentile in CLAT Exam

55 percentile

All Progress takes place outside the comfort zone says Efaf Aali scored 55 percentile.


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Andlib Imrose

EI belong to ebc category from bihar land I scored 70 today clat exam.may I have chance getting admitted to cnlu patna under extremely backward classl?

14 May, 2017 23:43

Hi Andlin, Please find the link and check CNLU Patna Cutoff –

15 May, 2017 17:21

i am from uttarpradesh in obc category how approx i need to get atleast any nlu in by clat out of 200

12 May, 2017 00:20
Khuting Reang

If there is a mistake of my date of birth in my admit card will I still be allotted to seat in the exam?

27 Apr, 2017 16:05
aishwarya sanjay patil

after 12 science how to get addmission for llb

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

Hi Aishwarya, it varies to the colleges that what selection process is followed. Either you may get admission to LL.B Course through entrance exams or direct admission on the basis of your marks achieved in your graduation. I am providing you some of the well-known colleges for LL.B course, please find the link

11 May, 2017 14:43
Deepika Sahoo

I have completed my LLB in 2007 and scored 52% only...Can I eligible for LLM CLAT 2017 exam ?

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

Hi Deepika, yes, you may write CLAT exam to get admission in LL.M Course. To catch more details on the exam, please find the link

11 May, 2017 14:31

sir i gote compartment in class 12 but later i passed compartment exam then i take drop and if i qualify the CLAT exam after drop so i am capable for it or not please tell me sir

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

Hi Prateek, if you qualify the CLAT exam then you may apply for the admission to LL.B Course in different colleges based on your CLAT score.

11 May, 2017 14:25

i want to do law after 12th .i have taken ARTs stream.My question is that which type of enterance exams should i give,what is the syllabus i should study ....any suggestions regarding books...n which site should i visit for filling enterance exam form

06 Mar, 2017 11:59


Hi Reshma, CALT is a national level law entrance exam which is applicable all over the India. to fill the form you need to visit the official website on and you may get details on syllabus and practice papers for the CLAT preparation by visiting the following links:

For Syllabus –

Fo Practice papers –

11 May, 2017 13:32

Sir/Ma'am I have done my class 12th from NIOS board with 60%. Am i eligible for taking CLAT ?

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

Hi Chirag, yes, you are eligible for CLAT exam. To catch more details on the exam eligibility, please find the link

11 May, 2017 13:22

I am a final year student in himachal pradesh at kangra district.i want to go in this field but still there are some doubts in my mind.well I know it will be difficult for me to qualify CLAT exam but I think it can be plz tell me what will be the syllabus for LLB course in CLAT exam and what strategy should I adopt..and moreover tell me about the fee structure that clg will charge if I will crack this exam. Thanx sir, plz pay attention towards it aan reply fast

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

Hi Abhinash, to catch details on the syllabus, paper pattern, and colleges, please find the following links:

For Syllabus and Paper pattern –

For Practice Papers –

For CLAT Cut off and its Colleges details –

11 May, 2017 13:09

Hi Abhinav, to be eligible for 5 years LL.B integrated course, you should have passed the two years Pre-University Examination conducted by the Pre-University Education Board in the State of Karnataka or any other examination considered as equivalent thereto, by the Mangalore University is eligible for admission for the first semester of Five year LL.B. Degree Programme. You should fulfill the above requirement (1) should have obtained not less than 45% of the aggregate marks in the qualifying examination for admission. There are no details regarding entrance exam.

06 Mar, 2017 11:59
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