CLAT 2017 NEWS
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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 (clat.ac.in) is down since mid-December, 2016.
The official notification for CLAT 2017 can be found below-
CLAT is conducted for admission to LLB and LLM courses into 18 National Law Universities for the academic year 2017-18.
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 on||December 25, 2016|
|Beginning of CLAT 2017 Online Application Forms||January 1, 2017|
|Last Date to fill CLAT 2017 Online Application Form||March 31, 2017|
|Issue of CLAT 2017 Admit Card||April, 2017|
|CLAT Exam will conduct on||May 14, 2017 (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM)|
|Declaration of CLAT Result||May 25, 2017|
|Commencement of CLAT 2017 Counselling||May 29, 2017 – June 25, 2017|
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.
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.
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 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.
For undergraduate courses, question paper will contain 5 sections and 200 MCQs. The section wise distribution of questions is mentioned below:
|Sections||No. of Questions|
|English (including comprehension)||40 Questions|
|General Knowledge & Current Affairs||50 Questions|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20 Questions|
|Legal Aptitude||50 Questions|
|Logical Reasoning||40 Questions|
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:
|Sections||No. of Questions|
|Constitutional Law||50 Questions|
|Rest of the topics like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.||50 Questions|
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