CLAT 2016 Latest News & Updates
Updated on Jun 14, 2016 - 10:14 a.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee
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Careers360 brings here ‘CLAT 2016 Latest News and Updates’ to keep you updated with latest happenings of Common Law Admission Test for undergraduate law admission process of the National Law Universities (NLUs).

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CLAT 2016 was conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala on May 8, 2016

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Date: June 30, 2016

CLAT 2016 fourth allotment list postponed


CLAT Committee has notified that fourth allotment list has been postponed for two days as the third seat allotment process at some NLUs was not completed as earlier scheduled. The fourth seat allotment list will be issued on July 1, 2016 and admission process will be followed between 4th and 6th July as earlier scheduled.  

Date: June 20, 2016

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CLAT 2016 third allotment list announced on June 20

The third seat allotment list for CLAT 2016 announced on June 20. Candidates can remit admission fee for the third round of admissions between June 20 and June 22, 2016. 

Date: June 13, 2016

CLAT 2016 second allotment list announced on June 13

CLAT Committee announced second seat allotment list on June 13. The payment for the second round of admissions begin from June 14 and closes on June 17, 2016. 

Date: June 6, 2016

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CLAT 2016 Counselling fee payment begins for the first round of admissions

Provisionally selected candidates can remit the counselling fee and exercise their options for CLAT 2016 Counselling between June 6 and June 10, 2016. 

Date: June 1, 2016

CLAT 2016 first seat allotment list announced on June 1

CLAT 2016 Seat Allotment for first round has been announced on June 1, 2016 for admissions to 1974 candidates in the five-year integrated law programmes at 17 National Law Universities. 

Date: May 24 , 2016

CLAT 2016 counselling guidelines has been announced by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala on May 24, 2016. Candidates aspiring to take admissions in the five-year integrated law programmes at participating 17 NLUs. 

Date: May 22, 2016

CLAT 2016 Results have been announced by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala on May 22, a day in advance to the scheduled date of declaration of the same.

Date: May 12, 2016

RGNUL Patiala released the answer keys of CLAT 2016 along with candidates' response sheets. Candidates need to file objections between May 13 and May 15 in the prescribed format.

Date: May 8, 2016

RGNUL Patiala conducted the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2016 at 66 test centres across India. The test-takers told that the exa, was very easy, however, Mathematics section had some tricky questions.

Date: April 19, 2016

CLAT Committee has issued the admit card of CLAT 2016 on April 19 at 4:00 pm which can be downloaded by entering User Id and Password.

Date: April 14, 2016

CLAT 2016 Admit Card can now be downloaded from April 19 as the exam committee has postponed the date of issue of admit card from the orginal date of April 15, 2016.

Date: April 13, 2016

CLAT Convenor, Dr. G.I.S. Sandhu shares total number of applications of both registered as well as those finally submitted with Careers360, exclusively. He shared that as many as 67693 applicants had registered online for CLAT 2016.

Date: April 5, 2016

CLAT 2016 Application Form ends

CLAT 2016 Committee closes online application window on April 5. The admit card of CLAT 2016 can be downloaded from April 15.

Date: March 31, 2016

CLAT 2016 Application last date has been extended till April 5 for online transaction only, CLAT authorities announced at the end of original deadline of March 31, 2016. Now CLAT 2016 Application Forms can be submitted till 11:59 pm of 5th April.

Date: February 8, 2016

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court by an advocate Hemen Aggarwal, pleading conduct of the coveted law entrance exam in offline mode and not online as it might affect the aspirants coming from rural background .

Date: January 7, 2016

Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli has reduced a total of 90 seats in its undergraduate law programme including BA LLB and B.Com LLB. With the reduction of such a large number of seats in TNNLS, CLAT 2016 will now be conducted for as many as 2252 UG seats.

Date: January 3, 2016


Merely a day after opening CLAT application form, CLAT officials said that CLAT 2016 Application Forms will remain unavailable for about 20 hours between January 3 and 4 owing technical problems. Check below the snapshot of official announcement.


Date: January 1, 2016


RGNUL Patiala has announced CLAT Application Forms from January 1, 2016. You can apply for the CLAT applications in online mode till March 31, 2016. Moreover, you will need to register for CLAT 2016 for the online applications.

Date: December 29, 2015


CLAT 2016 will be held with an increased number of seats in both undergraduate and post graduate law programmes in National Law Universities (NLUs). Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala is conducting Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for as many as 2342 seats in BA LLB and 632 seats in LLM programmes.

Date: December 18, 2015

CLAT 2016 Calendar live on Official Website


The exam body has released the CLAT 2016 exam calendar on the official CLAT website. Candidates can check now the complete list of CLAT 2016 Important Dates.

Date: December 17, 2015

CLAT 2016 Official Website live




CLAT-2016 Website - - is live now for the candidates, who wish to apply for the coveted law entrance exam to be conducted on May 8.

Date: December 14, 2015

RGNUL Patiala announces CLAT 2016 Official Notification

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2016 has been announced officially by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala on December 14, 2015. The coveted law entrance exam will be conducted on May 8 for admissions to 2252 seats in five-year integrated law programmes.

Date: November 29, 2015

CLAT 2016 Official Page live

CLAT 2016 Official Page is live now. However, the page is under-construction as the official notification will be out on December 15.

Date: November 17, 2015

CLAT 2016 Committe constituted; CLAT 2016 on May 8 and Applications to begin from January 1


CLAT 2016 Committee was constituted and in the meeting important decisions regarding CLAT 2016 were taken. CLAT 2016 Convener, Dr. G.I.S Sandhu said that CLAT 2016 will be held on May 8 as the online applications will begin from January 1, 2016.

Date: November 4, 2015

Next hearing on SC Writ Petition is on January 4, 2016


The Supreme Court of India will again sit on January 4, 2016 for hearing on Writ Petition filed by Dr. Shamnad Basheer. Earlier, Dr. Basheer had filed a petition on August 28, 2014 demanding constituion of a permanent CLAT body.

Date: October 13, 2015

RGNUL Patiala issues official notification for CLAT 2016


Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala has officially notified that it will be conducting Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) this year. The most coveted law entrance exam shall be conducted in the second week of May.


Date: September 4, 2015

SC issues notice to HRD Ministry, BCI and RGNUL Patiala; seeks response in three weeks


The Supreme Court of India has issued noticed to three repondents of 'CLAT Permanent Body' case including the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, the Bar Council of India (BCI) and Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala which is scheduled to conduct the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) this year.  The apex court has also sought responses from these three bodies within three weeks of issue of notice, i.e; by September 25.

Date: August 31, 2015

CJI steps down; Justice Thakur to hear CLAT petition


The Chief Justice of India (CJI) H.L. Dattu rescued himself on August 31, 2015 after Dr. Basheer filed a petition against the NLUs and others for formation of Permanent CLAT conducting body. Now the case is listed before Justice J.S. Thakur.


The CJI being the Chancellor of NLUs had been involved in different administrative orders related to CLAT and step down as he didn’t find it legally righteous.

Date: August 28, 2015

Dr. Shamnad Basheer, ex-WBNUJS faculty and currently IPR Expert and IDIA Founder Trustee, filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the NLUs, BCI and Union of India (HRD Ministry) for formation of a permanent CLAT Conducting body.


Dr. Basheer through the petition has requested the SC to pass Writ of Mandamus or any other appropriate writ with an objective to appoint an expert committee consisting of key stakeholders having knowledge of the legal domain and constitute an independent permanent body for conducting CLAT.


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please name the books that I prefer for clat 2020 after 12th class of all subjects?

KUNAL LANJEWAR 26th Jan, 2020


CLAT ( Common Law Entrance Test ) is an exam conducted to take admission into the 21 National Law Universities of India and 43 other Educational Institutes. National University of Study And Research In Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will conduct CLAT 2020 in offline mode on May 10, 2020.

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after 12 can i get admission in PU or there is any exam like CLAT for admission

Sanjay Khandelwal 25th Jan, 2020
Punjab university conducts its own entrance examination for admission in law courses. That is for BA LLB or BCOM LLB. One will have to apply for application of the college and will have to appear for the entrance examination conducted by Punjab university for admission.
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Do I need to upload EWS Certificate along with CLAT Application form

Md Azmer 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

No there is no notification came out regarding to submit EWS certificate with the CLAT 2020 form. I suggest you to go the link before filling the form.


I hope this will solve your query.

Good Luck


can i get admission in Indra Prastha university on the basis of my rank in CLAT

akshat a. jha 24th Jan, 2020

No, IPU or GGSIPU conducts its own exam for entrance in its various courses.

The exam for law courses to get admission in IP university is IPU CET Law.

The Last date of Application submission for the exam is 1st week of May 2020 .

The Date of exam  and Result date would be 3rd  week of May 2020  and 4th week of May 2020  respectively.

The application fees is 1000 Rs for all category students. The exam is of 600 marks and has 150 questions in total to attempt in 150 minutes.

About Clat, The Clat exam provides admission in several other law colleges all over the country including all the NUL's.

For further information on Clat exam you can visit:-

and for For IPU CET Law:-


I am 28 now. Can i get admission in basis of CLAT ot LSAT Score

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020
There is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020 for UG program as well as in CLAT PG exam. So if you are able to fetch decent score, then you can get admission on the basis of that score. There is also no upper age limit for appearing in LSAT India Examination. But you can check the age limit specified by individual colleges wherein you want to seek admission.
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