Chanakya National Law University, Patna, popularly known as CNLU, will conduct the CLAT 2017 (Common Law Admission Test) on 14 May 2017. MNLU Nagpur is the latest entry to join the committee of CLAT. With this addition, the total number of seats for CLAT 2017 will be 2,312. This has been reportedly revealed by Dr. A. Lakshminath, CLAT convenor. The convenor also reportedly said that a notification regarding the online test will be issued on 25 December 2016.
Sharing the CLAT exam calendar along with the modifications in admission policy, the CLAT convenor, said, “CLAT 2017 applications will begin from 1 January as we will be conducting the exam on 14 May for which the results will be declared on 25 May.” He added, “This year the exam will be conducted for a total of 2,312 seats as MNLU Nagpur is the 18th NLU to join CLAT committee.”
He also said that organising process for the CLAT is going on and very soon the website for CLAT 2017 will be launched.
Consequent to the order of Bar Council of India (BCI) to all universities and law institutions with respect to the age criteria, the examination committe has brought about certain modifications in the eligibility crieteria of CLAT 2017. In order to be eligible to apply for CLAT 2017, a candidate should be younger than 20 years in case of general category. However, in case of OBC/SC/ST/Differently-Abled categories, the candidate’s age should be less than 22 years.
For the benefit of you candidates, a table mentioning some important dates for CLAT 2017 has been provided below:
|1.||Notification for CLAT 2017||25 Deecember 2016|
|2.||CLAT 2017 Applications||1 January to 31 March 2017|
|3.||CLAT 2017 online exam||14 May 2017|
|4.||CLAT 2017 Result||25 May 2017|
|5.||Counselling of CLAT 2017||29 May – 25 June 2017|
As thousands of candidates appear for CLAT every year, there are only limited number of seats to be filled, which are 2,312 for the year CLAT 2017. Therefore, in order to clear the CLAT 2017, one must follow the following guidelines: