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CLAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is being conducted by Chanakya National Law University, Pune (CNLU). It will be conducted on May 14, 2017 on the mentioned CLAT 2017 Exam Centers. This examination is held for admissions of the candidates in the Undergraduate or Post Graduate Law programmes. The eligibility for the examination is provisional and the candidate must check the eligibility prior the CLAT Application Form. The candidates completely fulfilling the eligibility of the examination shall be liable to participate in the examination.

The candidates must follow theCLAT Exam Date to register themselves successfully once they fulfill the eligibility. Candidates must note that the criteria followed during eligibility check are- age limit, educational criteria and qualifying marks. It shall be different for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The CLAT 2017 enables the candidate to seek admissions in National Law Universities (NLU).


Eligibility For UG Course (LL.B.)

The CLAT offers admissions to both national and NRI candidates in undergraduate law programme in well-known National Law Universities. The candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criteria to participate in the examination:

On the basis of Age Limit-

  1. Candidates shall be below Twenty (20) Years of age as on 1st July 2017 in case of all Unreserved/NRIs/NRI Sponsored categories candidates.
  2. 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.

On the basis of Academics

The candidates must satisfy the following educational criteria to appear for the examination: As regards minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2), the candidates must have secured:

  1. The candidate must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent exam with minimum Forty-five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
  2. The minimum marks requirement for candidates belonging to SC/ST Category is 40% marks in 10+2 or any equivalent examination.

General Criteria:

  • Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2017 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT 2017 examination. However, they shall be required to submit an evidence of their successfully clearing 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: 
    (i) Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT 2017 exam. 
    (ii) Higher age. 
    (iii) Computerised draw of lots

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

Read More CLAT Application Form


Eligibility For PG Course (LL.M.)

The CLAT 2017 enables the candidates belonging to India and countries other than India to seek admissions in postgraduate law programmes in the National Law Universities. The following eligibility must be fulfilled by the candidates to appear for the examination:

On the basis of Age Limit 

  • There is no upper age limit for the candidates appearing in CLAT 2017 to pursue post-graduate programmes. Thus, candidates of all ages are eligible to give the examination.

On the basis of Educational Criteria 

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:

  • The applicant belonging to Unreserved/OBC/ (Specially Abled Persons) categories must have cleared LL.B. or equivalent degree examination with a minimum of 55% marks.
  • The applicants must have scored 50% marks in case they are 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.

General Criteria:

  • 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. 

Note: If the candidate fails to submit the proof they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

ReadMore CLAT Exam Centers


CLAT 2017 Eligibility for NRI

The candidates aspiring the seats under the NRI quota must consider that the seats under NRI / NRI Sponsored Category in all the participating universities except WBNUJS, Kolkata, West Bengal, shall be filled by the concerned Universities independently on the basis of CLAT merit. The admissions are not carried out through CLAT office.

The candidates are advised to contact the concerned University directly for admission formalities, eligibility, documents required and other related queries for seeking admission under NRI / NRI sponsored category.

The detailed information regarding admission under NRI / NRI Sponsored Category in West Bengal National University Juridical Sciences, Kolkata is mentioned below:

  1. There are a total of 17 seats for the candidates aspiring for admissions in the undergraduate courses whereas there are no seats available for post graduate programme.
  2. Through CLAT Office: CLAT Office shall issue the list of students eligible for taking admission under this category.
  3. Documents required by the NRI Candidates at the time of admission:
  • Copy of Valid Indian Passport of the Student
  • Copy of Visas obtained in the last 12 months
  • Certificate from the local embassy stating that the person is a NRI/OCI or PIO Card

4. Documents required by NRI Sponsored Candidates at the time of admission:

  • Copy of Valid Indian Passport of the Sponsor
  • Copy of Visas obtained in the last 12 months by the Sponsor
  • Certificate from the local embassy stating that the Sponsor is a NRI/ OCI or PIO Card
  • An affidavit by the sponsor indicating the interest shown in the education affairs of the student and willingness to fund the education of student over the next 5 years.

Read More CLAT Exam Pattern

Sponsors for the NRI Sponsored Students

a) The person who willingly sponsors the candidate for admission is required to be a first degree relation of the student and shall be residing abroad as a Non Resident Indian.

b) In case the student has no parents or near relatives or taken as a ward by some other nearest relative, such students also may be considered for admission. The guardian must have legally treated the applying candidate as a ward. Such guardian shall file an affidavit mentioning the interest in the education of the candidate and also his/her relationship with the candidate. It is mandatory for that person to also be a Non Resident Indian and ordinarily residing abroad.


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