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CLAT 2017 Answer Key, Question Paper and Solutions

Last Updated - May 16, 2017

CLAT 2017 (Common Law Admission Test) concluded successfully on May 14, 2017. For the academic session 2017-18, CNLU Patna (Chanakya National Law University) was appointed as the conducting body for the online law entrance exam. It was held across 138 centers in India. The attendance ratio was exceptionally high as compared to previous years. This year nearly 50,000 students appeared for the law entrance exam. As the national level exam has concluded, CLAT Answer Key is now available on the official website of CLAT i.e. Also, the final answer key after sorting out all discrepancy (if any) would be published on May 25, 2017.

  • CLAT Answer Key will be published online at
  • Candidates can download the keys by filling in the required fields namely CLAT Registration ID and Password.
  • Answer Keys will help a candidate to get an estimate of his/her score in CLAT 2017 before the final result is declared.

Meanwhile, candidates can access the unofficial answer keys which would be made available by various coaching centers like career launcher on the day of the exam itself (by evening).

CLAT 2017 Answer Key

Candidates would be able to access the unofficial answer keys by visiting the websites of various coaching institutes. Once the final answer key gets released on the official website candidates will be able to download it. The answer key would be released separately for LLB and LLM exam at The answer key would help candidates in getting a rough idea about how much marks they are going to secure. The answer key can be utilized by candidates in following ways: 

  • For knowing the correct answers to questions asked in the exam
  • For comparing your answers with the actual answers

Candidates can challenge the answer key in case of any discrepancy. The time window for challenging the answer as notified in CLAT 2017 official notification is May 17 to May 19, 2017. The challenges against answer key will be referred to the exam board committees constituted by CLAT 2017 conducting authority.

Know About CLAT 2017 Result

How to Download CLAT 2017 Answer Key?

Candidates can download the official answer key from the conducting authority’s website by following the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT 2017

Step 2: On the right side of the screen a notification table is placed. In the table under the Important Links tab, a link of Answer key is mentioned ‘Click here to view Questions and Answer Key’. Click on the link.

Step 3: Enter Your Roll Number and Date of Birth and click on the submit button.

Step 4: A PDF file will appear. Candidates can download this file for their reference.

CLAT Official Answer Key 2017 for LL.B.

CLAT Answer Key for Logical Resoning (LR)

CLAT Answer Key

CLAT Answer Key for Elementary Mathematics

CLAT Answer Key for General Knowledge and Current Affairs

CLAT Answer Key for Legal Aptitude

CLAT Answer Key

CLAT 2017 Question Paper and Exam Analysis

CLAT is an online based (computer based) MCQ type exam. There are a total of 200 MCQ type questions from areas like English, GK, Elementary Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Legal aptitude. Each question carries equal marks and the entire paper is of 200 marks. One mark is awarded for correct answer and 0.25 are deducted for a wrong one.  The detailed pattern of CLAT 2017 (for LLB course) is tabled below.

SectionNumber of Questions
GK/Current Affairs50
Elementary Mathematics20
Legal Aptitude50
Legal Reasoning40

CLAT 2017 is expected to be on the lines of CLAT 2016 which was of easy to moderate level.

English and comprehension attracted questions based on grammar, spellings correction, fill in the blanks, idioms and phrases, and legal maxims. Overall the English and Comprehension section was easy to tackle.

Logical reasoning section was easy to moderate in difficulty level meter. Critical reasoning and analytical reasoning comprised 15 and 25 questions respectively in this section. Questions were also asked from sections like matrix arrangement, puzzles, family tree, directions, coding and decoding, series, set based questions, etc. however, they were not difficult as such.

Elementary Mathematics had few tricky calculations which made the section time-consuming. Questions were asked from topics like ratio, percentages, geometry, probability etc. Overall the section was of moderate difficulty.

General Knowledge/Current Affairs section appeared from areas like politics, finance and economy, sports, social and legal affairs. There were 10 questions from static portions and 40 questions from current affairs. The level of the questions was easy to moderate.

Legal Aptitude section was fairly easy as comparison to previous year. The questions asked were pretty straightforward and candidates might have found the section easy to tackle.   

Know CLAT Cutoff for CNLU Patna 2017

CLAT 2017 Cut Off

Based on the analysis of previous year the cut-off the CLAT 2017 is estimated to remain on similar lines that is in the range of 150 plus. For your reference, we have tabled the CLAT 2017 cut-off (expected) for 3 NLUs regions.

NLUsCut-off (expected)

In the case of a tie of score among two or more candidates accuracy and higher legal aptitude score would be considered and candidates leading in these two areas would be placed higher in the merit list. 



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