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    CLAT- 2017 Schedule, Eligibility, Syllabus, Participating Universities


    CLAT- 2017 Schedule, Syllabus, Paper Pattern, Eligibility, Admit Card, Answer Key, Result 

    The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India common entrance examination, conducted on rotational basis by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their UG and PG degree programmes. The 18 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment are:

    National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru.
    National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad.
    National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal.
    West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata.
    National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur.
    Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur.
    Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar.
    Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow.
    Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab.
    Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna.
    National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
    National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
    National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi.
    National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam.
    Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam.
    Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli.
    Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai.
    Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur.

    The Tenth Common Law Admission Test (CLAT – 2017) shall be conducted by Chanakya National Law University, Patna.

    Eligibility Criteria for UG Programme in CLAT-2017

    1. (i) Candidates shall be below Twenty (20) Years of age as on 1st July 2017 in case of all Unreserved/NRIs/NRI Sponsored categories candidates.
    (ii) 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.
    2. As regards minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2), the candidates must have secured:
    (i) Forty five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
    (ii) Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
    3. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2017 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2017 online examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.

    Eligibility Criteria for appearing in CLAT-2017 for PG Programme:

    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:

    (i) Fifty five percent (55%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved / OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and 
    (ii) Fifty percent (50%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category, 

    (b) The candidate must have passed / appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission. 

    (c) 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. 

    (d) 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. 

    (e) No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT-2017

    Key Dates- 

    1. Starting date for submission of online application form along with order of preferences for NLUs 1 st January, 2017 (Sunday)
    2. Last date for submission of filled-in online application form along with order of preferences for NLUs 31st March, 2017 (Friday) till 11:59 pm 
    3. Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets begins 20th April, 2017 (Thursday)
    4. Date of CLAT – 2017 online examination 14th May, 2017 (Sunday) from 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
    5. a. Date of uploading the Answer Key- 16th May, 2017 (Tuesday) 
    b. Representation, if any, relating to exam, questions or key- 17th May – 19th May, 2017 (Wednesday – Friday)  
    c. Date for uploading the amended answer key (if required)- 25th May, 2017 (Thursday)
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    (a) Maximum Marks : 200 
    (b) Duration of CLAT-2017 Exam : 02:00 Hours 
    (c) Multiple-Choice Questions : 200 questions of one mark each 
    (d) Subject areas with weightage: 
    1. English including Comprehension : 40 Marks 
    2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs : 50 Marks 
    3. Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) : 20 Marks 
    4. Legal Aptitude : 50 Marks 
    5. Logical Reasoning : 40 Marks 
    (e) Negative Marking : 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer 


    Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas: 
    1. English including comprehension: The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc. 
    2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs: The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs. 
    3. Mathematics: This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught up to 10th Class/standard. 
    4. Legal Aptitude: This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly. 
    5. Logical Reasoning: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

    Pattern of Question Papers for admission to PG Programme in CLAT-2017 

    The pattern of the question paper for admission to Post-Graduate Course for CLAT-2017 is as under: 
    a. Maximum Marks : 150 
    b. Duration of CLAT-2017 Exam : 02:00 Hours 
    c. Multiple-Choice Questions : 150 questions of one mark each 

    d. Syllabus : 

    Questions will be asked from the following areas of law:- 
    (i) Constitutional Law : 50 
    (ii) Jurisprudence : 50 
    (iii) Other law subjects : 50 such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights.
     e. Negative Marking : 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
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