Entrance Exam - ( प्रवेश परीक्षा )


CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) -



CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) -
      Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body created under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country. An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each University for admission to their Under-Graduate (UG)/ Post-Graduate (PG) programmes, as per the eligibility, reservation and other criteria laid down under the respective statutes of the participating Universities.
      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:
01. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru.
02. *National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad.
03. *National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal.
04. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata.
05. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur.
06. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur.
07. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar.
08. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow.
09. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab.
10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna.
11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
12. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
13. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi.
14. National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam.
15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam.
16. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli.
17. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai.
18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur.
“Note:- *Pursuant to the directions passed by the Honourable High Court of Madhya Pradesh in W.P. No. 17936/16, the serial number of year of establishment of National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad and The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal inter se is subject to the decision of the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India in that respect.”
      The first CLAT Core Committee consisting of Vice-Chancellors of seven participating NLUs decided that a Common Entrance Test shall be conducted by all the participating Universities on rotational basis in the order of their year of establishment. Accordingly, the first Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) was conducted in the year 2008. Presently there are 18 NLUs participating in CLAT and following the policy of rotation, the Tenth Common Law Admission Test (CLAT – 2017) shall be conducted by Chanakya National Law University, Patna.
CLAT 2017 –
Important date for CLAT 2017 are as follows :
Sr. No.
Description of Specific Activities
Date and Day
1
Date of Issue of Admission Notification
25th December, 2016 (Sunday)
2
Starting date for submission of online application form along with order of preferences for NLUs
1 st January, 2017 (Sunday)
3
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
4
Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets begins
20th April, 2017 (Thursday)
5
Date of CLAT – 2017 online examination
14th May, 2017 (Sunday) from 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
6
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)
7
Declaration of results, i.e., issue of Merit List (Categorywise)
29th May, 2017 (Monday)
8
Publication of first indicative seat allocation list based on merit-cum-preference
5th June, 2017 (Monday)
9
Dates for payment of counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- Dates for locking of allotted seats or exercising option for shifting against indicative seat allocation list. Note: The candidates failing to deposit the required fees by the specified date will forfeit their right to be considered for admission in CLAT – 2017 and their names will be dropped from the CLAT – 2017 Merit List.
06th June – 8th June, 2017 (Tuesday – Thursday)
10
Publication of second allotment list
12th June, 2017 (Monday)
11
Dates for payment of counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- for candidates whose names have been added in second provisional allotment list against dropped out candidates. Dates for locking of allotted seats or exercising option for shifting against indicative seat allocation list. Note: The candidates failing to deposit the required fees by the specified date will forfeit their right to be considered for admission in CLAT – 2017 and their names will be dropped from the CLAT – 2017 Merit List.
13th June – 14th June, 2017 (Tuesday – Wednesday)
12
Publication of third allotment list.
19th June ,2017
13
Dates for payment of counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- for candidates whose names have been added in third provisional allotment list against dropped out candidates. Dates for Locking of allotted seats or exercising option for shifting against indicative seat allocation list. Note: The candidates failing to deposit the required fees by the specified date will forfeit their right to be considered for admission in CLAT – 2017 and their names will be dropped from the CLAT – 2017 Merit List.
20th June – 21st June, 2017 (Tuesday – Wednesday)
14
Last Date for withdrawal from the Admission Process
a. The counselling fee of those candidates who withdraw up to 21st June, 2017, will be refunded after deducting Rs. 10,000/- b. There shall be no refund of counselling fee after the last date of withdrawal from admission process i.e.,
21st June, 2017 (Wednesday)
15
Publication of fourth allotment list
24th June, 2017 (Saturday)
16
Payment of full fees by the candidates whose names have appeared in the fourth allotment list to the NLUs where their names appeared.
28th June – 30th June, 2017 (Wednesday – Friday)
17
Candidates to complete the admission formalities at the allotted NLUs for admission against allotment list.
18
Dates for receiving status of admissions from the participating NLU (s) in the CLAT office
04th July, 2017 (Tuesday)
19
Date of closure of admission process by CLAT – 2017 office
06th July, 2017 (Thursday)
CLAT 2017 Registration/Application Form
CLAT 2017 registration are available via online process only.
The CLAT 2017 Application Form is available from the 1st January 2017.
Before filling the application form, candidates should be ready with the scanned documents of photograph, signature, SC/ST/SAP certificate (if applicable) and domicile certificate (if applicable).
The last date for submission of the filled application form is 31st March 2017.
There is no need to send the application form through offline process.
Application Fee
      Candidates those belong to the UR/OBC/SAP (Specially Abled Persons) category, have to submit Rs. 4,000/- as an application fee. SC/ST candidates have to pay Rs. 3,500/- only. The application fee can be deposited either through Online or e-Challan. Additional bank charges may apply for the above transactions. The application fee is non-refundable in any circumstances.
Eligibility Criteria
      To appear in CLAT 2017, candidates have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria for UG and PG courses are different as given below:
For UG Programmes:
Candidate has to qualify their 10+2 or equivalent examination with the minimum 45% marks (in case of Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories) and 40% marks (in case of SC/ST category).
Appearing candidates of Class 10+2 or equivalent examination in March/April 2017 are also eligible to appear in the entrance exam.
At the time of admission, the candidates would have to produce an evidence of their passing qualifying examination.
The upper age limit to appear in CLAT 2017 is 20 years as on 1st July 2017 (for Unreserved/NRIs/NRI Sponsored categories candidates) and 22 years (for reserved categories).
For PG Programmes:
Candidates must be passed the LL.B or equivalent degree with a minimum of 55% marks (Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories) and 50% marks (SC/ST category).
Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible to appear CLAT.
Candidates would have to produce the evidence of their qualifying examination at the time of admission.
There is no upper age limit for PG courses.
Exam Pattern
      The CLAT 2017 Exam Pattern is different for UG and PG programmes.
UG Programmes:
Mode of Exam: The entrance exam is being held through online process.
CBT: It will be a computer based test (CBT).
Medium: The medium of examination will be of English language.
Marks: The question paper will be of 200 marks.
Marking Scheme: For each correct response, 1 mark will be given to the candidate.
Negative Marking: 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Duration: The time duration of this entrance exam will be two hours.
For PG Programmes:
Mode of Exam: The entrance exam will be held through online process.
CBT: It will be a computer based test (CBT).
Medium: The medium of examination will be of English language.
Duration: The paper will be of 2 Hours duration.
Marks: The paper will comprise of 150 MCQs.
Marking Scheme: The candidate will be awarded for 1 mark for each correct answer.
Negative Marking: There will be a provision for 0.25 negative marking for every incorrect response.

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