CLAT 2017 Entrance Exam Notification and Dates 2017 - Common Law Admission Test 2017

CLAT 2017 notification out - Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - 2017

Online applications are invited for admission to Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Programmes for the academic session 2017-18 in Eighteen (18) National Law Universities of India
Notices and Information Regarding Admission in 18 National University of Law of India in Under Graduate and Post Graduate Courses for academic session 2017-18 through Clat-2017
It is notified for general information that CLAT-2017 will be conducted by Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna

About CLAT 2017

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted annually for admission to eighteen (18) National Law Universities for their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes.

List of 18 participating NLUs in CLAT 2017  are:
1) National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
2) National Academy of Legal Study & Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
3) National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
4) The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
5) National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
6) Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
7) Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
8) Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
9) Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala (RGNUL)
10) Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
11) National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
12) National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
13) National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
14) National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (NLUJAA)
15) Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
16) Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
17) Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
18) Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU)
The Common Law Admission Test-2017 (CLAT) will be conducted by the Chanakya National Law University, Patna (Bihar) on 14th May 2017 at the test Centers set up in different cities at the national level

Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate Programme (Five Year Integrated LLB (Hons) Course):
Candidates should be Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of (i) Forty Five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Speciality Abled Persons (SAP)/NRI/NRI sponsored categories and (ii) Forty percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2017 are also eligible to apply

Age Limit: Candidates should be below Twenty (20) years of age in case of Unreserved/NRI/NRI sponsored categories and below twenty two (22) years in case of SC/ST /OBC/SAP categories as on 01st July 2017

Post-Graduate Programme (One Year LLM Course):
Candidates must be LLB or equivalent degree examination with a minimum of Fifty Five percent (55%) marks in case of Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories and Fifty percent (50%) in case of SC/ST categories. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April / May 2017 are also eligible to apply
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Scheme of CLAT 2017 Exam

For UG & PG Programme
(a) Computer Based Test (CBT) using Intranet (LAN) - in about 50-60 cities* across the country
(b) 200 Questions of Multiple Choice Questions type will be asked for admission test for UG and 150 Questions for PG Programme
(c) Duration of examination will be of two hours
(d) Medium of examination shall be English
The No. of Cities may be increased/decreased at the discretion of the Convener, Implementation Committee CLAT-2017

Schedule of CLAT 2017 Exam  
Examination shall be conducted in one session of two hours. The scheduled date for Exam is 14th of May 2017 during 03.00 pm to 05.00 pm; Additional time shall be given to especially abled persons (Divyang) as per norms

Exam Centers

The Examination is contemplated to be held in different cities in India. As per the available information there were around 45,000 applications in the CLAT-2016 and the examination was conducted at 158 Centers in 60 cities. Total 42,217 examinees appeared in CLAT-2016 Exam

1) The SP should be a business enterprise which should fulfill all authorization or registration requirements, under different Acts like Income Tax, Companies Act, Partnership Act, Service Tax etc. whichever applicable. Firm should have an office in India
The SP should have proper experience to organize online exam in India with an objective of offering relevant IT Solutions and Services that are the subject matter of the proposal i.e. conduct of entrance/recruitment Computer Based Exam
2) The preference may be given to the SP who are certified by leading accreditation agencies i.e., CMMI and institutions
3) The SP shall be single point of contact with the office of the Convener, Implementation Committee, CLAT-2017 and shall be responsible to it for the execution and delivery of the work
(4) The SP must have successfully executed in the past years similar project(s) on all India basis, out of which at least one should be of conducting of Computer Based Admission Test in 15 cities or more and should have proven minimum capacity of conducting Computer Based Testing (online mode) of 20,000 candidates in single shift
The documentary evidence in form of work/contract and client report must be enclosed (SP’s past achievement in this regard shall be considered for technical evaluation)

Submission of Form

Cost of Document: Rs 10,000/-in form of DD; the Demand Draft should be in favour of Registrar, Chanakya National Law University, Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur, Patna-800001 (Bihar)
Earnest Money: Rs 40,000/-in form of DD. The Demand Draft should be in favour of Registrar, Chanakya National Law University, Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur, Patna-800001 (Bihar)
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Important Dates for CLAT 2017 Application and Exam

Date of Commencement of Submission of duly filled in Online Forms 01st January 2017
Last Date for Receiving Online Application Forms 31st March 2017 (Friday)
Date of CLAT Online Exam: 14th May 2017 (Sunday, 03.00 pm to 05.00 pm)