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CLAT 2017 Official Notification Released

Last Updated - December 27, 2016

CNLU Patna is the Organizing University for CLAT 2017. As per the official notification published in leading newspaper, CLAT application form will be available from January 1, 2017. Earlier, it was confirmed that notification will be out on December 25, 2016. Due to some technical glitch, CLAT Committee is not able to publish the CLAT notification online. The official website of CLAT 2017 ( is down since mid-December, 2016.

The official notification for CLAT 2017 can be found below-

CLAT 2017

CLAT is conducted for admission to LLB and LLM courses into 18 National Law Universities for the academic year 2017-18.

CLAT 2017 Exam Dates

CLAT online form will be invited from January 1, 2017. CLAT is a computer-based test and is scheduled on May 14, 2017. CLAT exam dates are mentioned below:

CLAT 2017 Notification Published onDecember 25, 2016
Beginning of CLAT 2017 Online Application FormsJanuary 1, 2017
Last Date to fill CLAT 2017 Online Application FormMarch 31, 2017
Issue of CLAT 2017 Admit CardApril, 2017
CLAT Exam will conduct onMay 14, 2017 (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Declaration of CLAT ResultMay 25, 2017
Commencement of CLAT 2017 CounsellingMay 29, 2017 – June 25, 2017

CLAT 2017 Eligibility

CLAT Exam is conducted for admission into both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses so eligibility criteria varies. CLAT also offers admission to NRI candidates in undergraduate law programme.

CLAT LLB Programme Eligibility

General category candidates must not be above 20 years of age as on July 1, 2017 while 2 years of age relaxation is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (non-creamy layer), SC, ST & PH category.

The candidate must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent examination with minimum 45% marks belonging to Unreserved/OBC/ (Specially Abled Persons) Categories.

The minimum marks requirement for candidates belonging to SC/ST Category is 40% marks in 10+2 or any equivalent examination.

CLAT LLM Programme Eligibility

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.

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.

CLAT Exam Pattern

CLAT Exam is an online test. There will be separate question paper for both Undergraduate and Post Graduate Courses. For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded and ¼ marks will be deducted for wrongly marked answer.

CLAT Exam Pattern for LLB Programme

For undergraduate courses, question paper will contain 5 sections and 200 MCQs. The section wise distribution of questions is mentioned below:

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

CLAT Exam Pattern for LLM Programme

The question paper for post graduate courses will have a total of 3 sections and 150 multiple choice questions. Distribution of questions in each section is indicated in the table below:

SectionsNo. of Questions
Constitutional Law50 Questions
Jurisprudence50 Questions
Rest of the topics like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.50 Questions

We will keep you updated with the latest developments in CLAT 2017!



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