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

Online | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC - Rs.4000 | SC / ST - Rs.3500
Admit Card End Date

Q - What does CLAT mean?

A -

CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test. It is an entrance exam conducted all over India for admission into various law courses in participating law schools.

Counselling Process

Selection Process and Counselling Process after CLAT
Selection Process and Counselling Process after CLAT
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted for admission to various law programmes offered by colleges across India. Selection Process: Allotment of seats through the centralized ...

How to Prepare

Around 23,000 students wrote CLAT in 2015 and 30,000 students  in 2016, the number is expected to grow substantially in coming years. In a sense, the competition in CLAT isn’t as high as most of the entrance examinations like in Engineering and Medical colleges. However, any student aiming for the best law schools in India should have a cstrategy in his/her mind right from the beginning of his/her preparation and should focus highly on practicing from diverse sources. Last but surely not the least, they should keep themselves updated of all current affairs happening around the the World all through his preparation journey.

The trick is to understand that not all subjects are equally important. An efficient preparation of English will also prepare you for Critical Reasoning (this section of CLAT paper was solely comprised of Critical Reasoning type questions), as well as Legal Reasoning, in addition to English. Also, preparation of Mathematics will also prepare you for Analytical Reasoning (Puzzles, coding-decoding etc) as skills require to master both these subjects are largely similar.  

The strategy should be to devote the maximum amount of time in mastering subjects with compound effect (i.e. Mathematics and English). Do lot of practice in GK as well. The inclusion of subjects like Static General Knowledge and Legal General Knowledge has generally been criticized, and it is a usual consensus that even more importance must be given to subjects like Logic and Legal Reasoning. Remember that 75 GK (along with Legal GK) questions are there and anyone having command over GK can not only score with ease but also with less time.

Another strategy for quickly improving scores is by solving as many Mocks as possible, and more importantly, giving enough time to yourself for analyzing these Mocks.  
Suggested Materials for Preparation for all sections

  • Logical Reasoning Quantitative Ability: Books from a reputed publisher by any good Author
  • GK and English: Pratiyogita Darpan and Competition Success Review.  
  • Reasoning: Books from Pearson or Arihant publications.

CLAT 2017 Question Paper Format

questions 200
of Questions
duration 2.0 Hr
online Online
Exam Type
marks 200
Total Marks
marks 1.0 Mark
Correct Question Mark
marks 0.25 Mark
Negative Marking

CLAT 2017 News and Updates

CLAT 2017 Admit Card Available for Download Now
April 21, 2017 12:48 PM

Chanakya National Law University has released the admit card for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 on the official website of CLAT. It is a national-level law entrance examination that is conducted for the admission to LLM and LLB course. A total number of 18 universities across the country ...Read more

CLAT 2017 Admit Card to be Released on April 20
April 06, 2017 09:48 AM

The admit card for CLAT 2017, which is a prestigious law entry exam will be released on April 20, 2017. The online registration process for CLAT 2017 concluded last month on 31st March 2017. The admit card for the law entrance exam will be released on the official website of CLAT. This year, ...Read more

CLAT 2017: 51,000 Applications Received Marking a 13% Increase
April 03, 2017 09:24 AM

Compared to the previous year, CLAT 2017 witnessed a 13 percent increase in the number of applications. Dr. A. Laxminath, Convener of CLAT 2017 revealed that around 51,000 applications have been received for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017. Last year, a total number of 45,041 candidates ...Read more

No Upper Age Limit for Law Courses, Clarifies Supreme Court
March 03, 2017 02:57 PM

The Supreme Court of India has issued an interim stay on BCI's decision to impose the age restriction on law courses. As of now, there is no age limit for the candidates who wish to seek admission to five-year LLB course and three-year LLB course. On March 1, 2017, the Bar Council of India ...Read more

CLAT 2017: Allahabad HC Lifts Age Bar for Aspirants
February 10, 2017 09:17 PM

The recent order of Allahabad High Court, on February 9, 2017, has come as a great relief for the 70 law aspirants, who appealed to the court to remove the age bar on Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017. Now, students more than 20 years of age can appear for the national level law entrance ...Read more

CLAT Contact Details

Address Chanakya National Law University Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur, Patna-800001,Bihar, India
Phone no +91-612-2361114, +91-612-2361115
Type National
Mode Online