CLAT PG 2017: The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) admit card for the postgraduate programmes released on April 20 (10 pm). This year, the Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna will conduct CLAT PG on May 14, 2017. The test will be held in a computer-based mode for admission to the 604 postgraduate seats in the NLUs. This year, the Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur, becomes the 18th NLU to accept CLAT PG 2017 result. A total of 63 cities will be hosting the test venue on the day of the exam. The admit card of CLAT PG is available in online mode only and the candidates won’t be sending any hard copy to the candidate’s address. For the convenience of the candidates, this article provides a link to download the admit card. On the day of the test, the candidates must make sure that they carry the hall ticket to the exam hall. Read this article for more details on the CLAT PG 2017, admit card, syllabus, result, cutoff, counselling, etc.
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Important Dates of CLAT PG 2017
The candidates must make sure that they don’t miss any deadline else they won’t be eligible for the test or admission process. The table below provides the important dates for Common Law Admission Test 2017.
|CLAT PG 2017 Event||Date|
|Notification releases||December 25, 2016|
|Application Process starts||January 01, 2017|
|Application Process ends||March 31, 2017|
|Issuance of Admit Card||April 20, 2017 (10 pm)|
|CLAT PG 2017||May 14, 2017|
|Announcement of result and release of rank list||Last week of May 2017|
|Counselling and allotment of seats starts||1st week of June 2017|
|Counselling and allotment of seats ends||1st week of July|
General Facts of CLAT PG 2017
The Common Law Admission Test is one of the reputed law entrance tests. The test is held by one of the 17 National Law Universities for admission into the LLM programmes of the Universities and various other Institutes. The candidates with an LLB degree are eligible to apply for the test.
- Name of the Exam – Common Law Admission Test
- Commonly known as – CLAT Postgraduate
- Level of Exam – National Level
- Conducting body – One of the National Law Universities
- Difficulty level – Moderate of Difficulty
Before applying for the entrance test, the candidates are advised to check the eligibility norms of the test. The eligibility criteria for CLAT Postgraduate are the minimum requirements that a candidate must possess to be eligible for the test. If the candidates fail to meet any of the eligibility norms, then they are advised not to apply. The candidates who have applied for the test and fail to meet any of the eligibility norms, then their candidature will be cancelled. The CLAT Postgraduate 2017 eligibility norms are expected to remain same as that of last year. The candidates are advised to check the list of eligibility criteria below –
- The candidates must have an LLB degree from any institute recognized by Bar Council of India.
- They must have an aggregate score of 55% (ST/SC: 50%) in their LLB.
- The LLB final year candidates can also apply for the test.
- There is no upper age limit for the test.
Once the candidates are sure that they fulfill all the eligibility norms, they can start applying for the test. The CLAT PG application form will be available online. The candidates can access the application from this article by clicking on the sub-heading above. While filling up the application form, the candidates are advised to fill in the details carefully and make sure that they avoid making mistakes. Only the candidates submitting their complete application form before the deadline will be eligible to appear for the test.
To apply for the test, the candidates are required to get themselves registered first, by entering a valid email ID and mobile number. Once the candidates have successfully registered, they can access the application form for CLAT PG 2017. Follow the instructions below to apply for the test –
- The application form is available in online mode and the candidates can access the same after successfully registering for the test.
- Click on the sub-head above to start with the application process.
- The candidates are required to get themselves registered by entering the candidate’s name, parent’s name, email ID and mobile number.
- On successful registration, the Institute will send the registration ID and Password to the candidate’s registered email address.
- The candidates must log in using the provided ID and Password to access the application form.
- On accessing the application form, the candidates must enter all the required details and make sure that they are error free.
- Pay the application fee via online or offline mode to conclude the application process.
- Take a printout of the completed application form for future reference.
How to pay the CLAT PG application fee
The candidates can pay the application fee for CLAT PG 2017 via online as well as offline mode. The application fee is Rs. 4000/- (ST/SC: Rs. 3500/-).
To pay the application fee via online mode, the candidates can opt for the payment via Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.
To pay the application fee via offline mode, the candidates are required to take a printout of the E-Challan during the application process and pay the amount in cash at any ICICI branch.
CLAT PG 2017 Reservation Policy
The reservation norms of National Law Universities are according to the Government of India reservation norms. A percentage of seats are reserved for the various categories. Check the percentage of seats reserved for CLAT PG 2017 –
- Scheduled Caste (SC) – 15%
- Scheduled Tribes (ST) – 7.5%
- Other Backward Classes (OBC) – 27%
The CLAT PG 2017 Participating Institutes
As mentioned above, apart from the 17 National Law Universities, there are various private and public owned Law Schools that will accept the CLAT PG 2017 Score. The list of the 18 NLUs are –
|National Law School of India University||Bangalore|
|National Academy of Legal Studies and Research||Hyderabad|
|National Law Institute University||Bhopal|
|West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences||Kolkata|
|National Law University||Jodhpur|
|Hidayatullah National Law University||Raipur|
|Gujarat National Law University||Gandhinagar|
|Ram Manohar Lohiya National law University||Lucknow|
|Rajiv Gandhi National Law University||Patiala|
|Chanakya National Law University||Patna|
|National University of Advanced Legal Studies||Kochi|
|National Law University Odisha||Cuttack|
|National University of Study and Research in Law||Ranchi|
|National Law University and Judicial Academy||Guwahati|
|Tamil Nadu National Law School||Trichy|
|Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University||Vishakhapatnam|
|Maharashtra National law University||Mumbai|
|Maharashtra National law University||Nagpur|
The entrance test for CLAT PG is held across various Indian cities. The candidates can select three cities, according to their preference during the CLAT PG application process. The test centres will be provided according to the availability, number of applicants, and other factors. The admit card of the test will furnish the details of the test venue along with the timings. The CLAT PG 2017 notification will release the list of test cities. Last year, 66 Indian cities hosted the entrance test. With the release of the notification, the candidates can click on the sub-heading to check the list of test cities for CLAT PG 2017.
The admit card will be available only to those candidates who have submitted the application form along with the fee before the deadline. The hall ticket will be available online and the candidates can click on the subhead above to download the same. The CLAT Admit Card for PG is an important document that will contain the details about the entrance test and of the candidate. The details that the admit card will furnish are –
- Candidate’s photograph
- Roll number
- Address of the exam venue
- Date for the test
- Time for entry, etc.
On the day of the entrance test, the candidates must take the admit card to the exam centre. If they fail to produce the admit card to the invigilator on the day of the test, then they will not be allowed to enter the exam hall. The admit card will be available online and on accessing the same, the candidates must check all the details. If there is any mistake in the admit card, then they must immediately contact the exam officials to rectify the same.
The entrance test will be held in an online mode across various Indian cities. There will be a total of 150 questions and the candidates will be given 2 hours to complete the paper. 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer, while 0.25 marks will be penalized for each wrong answer.
It is important for the candidate preparing for the test to make sure that they are familiar with the pattern. Check the table below for more details on the CLAT PG test pattern 2017 –
|Sections||Type of Questions||No. of questions||Marks per question|
|Constitutional Law||Long Essay Type Descriptive||2||25|
|Jurisprudence||Long Essay Type Descriptive||2||25|
|Other law subjects||Multiple Choice Questions||50||1|
The other law subjects include:
- Law of Contracts
- Law of Torts
- Criminal Law
- International Law
- Family Law
- Property Law
- Intellectual Property Law, etc.
The law aspirants preparing for CLAT PG 2017 must be aware of the syllabus of the test. The syllabus will furnish the details of the various topics and sub-topics of the test. If the candidates are familiar with the syllabus of the test, they can prepare accordingly and avoid wastage of time by preparing unnecessary topics. There will be a total of 150 questions and the topics are mentioned above.
The conducting Institute will soon release the answer key after the conduct of the entrance test. The answer key will be available online and the candidates can download the same by clicking on the sub-heading above. The candidates can match their answers with the keys and can estimate their score for CLAT PG 2017. Also, the candidates will be allotted the response sheet along with the answer keys. In the case of any discrepancy in the answer keys, the candidates can report it to the exam officials.
Around the last week of May 2017, the result for CLAT Postgraduate 2017 is expected to be announced. The result will be available in online mode and the candidates can access the same from this article. To check the result, the candidates must log in to their accounts with their login ID and Password.
The candidates will be called for the counselling rounds on the basis of their scores and ranks. In case, there is a tie between two or more candidates, then the tie shall be broken according to the following procedure –
- The candidate with higher age will be given more preference.
- A computerized draw of lots.
CLAT PG 2017 Rank/Merit List
The Rank or the Merit list will be released along with the result of CLAT PG. the merit list will furnish the candidate’s total score and subject-wise score in the exam. It will also furnish the candidate’s name, roll number and rank (both All India Rank and State Rank). The rank list will be available online and it can be downloaded by clicking on the sub-head above.
The cutoff scores are the minimum scores that a candidate must obtain in the exam to be eligible for the counselling rounds. After the announcement of the result, the participating institutes will release their cutoff scores. These scores remain similar for years, and each Institute will have their own cutoff scores. Various factors will determine the cutoff scores for CLAT PG 2017, which are –
- Total number of applicants appeared on the test.
- The highest score, the lowest score and the average score.
- Difficulty level of the exam.
- Previous year’s cutoff trends.
CLAT PG 2017 Counselling Rounds
After the announcement of the result, the counselling schedule will soon be released by the exam body. The candidates scoring the required marks will be able to participate in the counselling rounds. In the counselling rounds, the candidates are required to select their preferred NLUs. Based on the candidate’s choice and scores, the exam body will announce the first allotment list. These selected candidates are required to pay the fee and claim the seats. There will be a total of four counselling rounds, according to which the candidates will be allotted seats.
CLAT PG Seat Allotment 2017
The seat allotment round will be held for filling up of seats of the 17 NLUs. Based on the candidate’s rank, score and choices the exam body will allot the seats. To accept the seats, the candidates are required to pay the counselling fee within the given time. If the candidates fail to submit the same on or before the deadline, then the seat will be cancelled. There will be a total of 4 seat allotment rounds.