CLAT 2017: 50,676 applications received; UP, Rajasthan, MP lead the way
CLAT 2017 has recorded a 13 per cent increase from last year in the number of applications for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes in National Law Universities (NLUs), the data shared by the CLAT office with Careers360 reveals. In an exclusive interview regarding the application numbers, Dr A Lakshminath, the CLAT 2017 Convenor said, “I am glad to announce that a total of 50,676 candidates have applied for the Common Law Admission Test this year.” Regarding the number of applications received from different States and Union Territories, he said, “The maximum applications have come in from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi with 9764, 4377, 4312 and 4283 applications respectively.”
CLAT Application Form 2019
CLAT Admit Card 2019
The application window of CLAT 2017 was closed on the scheduled date of March 31. For the first time in CLAT history, there was no extension in the application date. “We felt that there was no need to extend the last date of submission for CLAT applications this time,” said Dr. Lakshminath.
“As many as 44,565 candidates have applied for undergraduate law admissions and 6,111 for the postgraduate programmes,” the CLAT Convenor shared. Last year, 45,041 candidates had applied for CLAT.
CLAT 2017 application numbers: Category-wise
Further breaking down the CLAT 2017 application numbers, the CLAT 2017 Convenor informed that 36,208 candidates have applied under Unreserved Category and 8,923 under OBC category. “As many as 3,602 SC candidates and 1,247 ST candidates have applied for CLAT, even as 176 candidates have applied under Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category. There are 404 NRI Sponsored and 116 NRI candidates,” Dr A Lakshminath added.
Category-wise CLAT application data
CLAT 2017 application numbers: Gender-wise
As per the official data shared by the CLAT 2017 office, 26,241 male candidates and 24,428 female candidates have applied for NLU admissions. Last year, there were 23,517 male and 21,520 female applicants. “This year, the number of transgender CLAT applicants is 7,” mentions the CLAT 2017 office data, making it almost twice that of last year, when it was 4.
Gender-wise CLAT application data
CLAT 2017 application numbers: State-wise
The application numbers for CLAT 2017 show that admission in NLUs woos more candidates from states like Uttar Pradesh (9,764), Rajasthan (4,377), Madhya Pradesh (4,312), Delhi (4,283), Bihar (3,756) and Haryana (3,092). Those coming from Maharashtra (2,563), West Bengal (2,041), Tamil Nadu (1,973) and Kerala (1,904) are also not far behind.
Inversely, the least number of applications were received from Lakshwadeep (1), Daman & Diu (2), Andaman & Nicobar Islands (4), Dadra & Nagar Haveli (11), Mizoram (17), Arunachal Pradesh (21) and Nagaland and Sikkim with 23 applicants each.
CLAT application numbers: Over the years
While CLAT 2017 recorded 50,676 completed applications from out of a total number of 71,522 CLAT registrations, last year’s number of completely filled applications was 45,041. In 2015, the number of CLAT applicants was 39,686.
Candidates can find the info-graphic below to get an overview of CLAT applications over the years.
CLAT application numbers (2017–2013)
CLAT 2017: Brief
CLAT 2017 will be conducted on May 14 at 138 test centres in 66 cities across India. This year, the national-level law entrance exam will be offering aspirants a total of 2312 and 604 seats for undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes respectively at the 18 NLUs including MNLU Nagpur.
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Questions related to CLAT
What about Clat ? Will it happen or not.
Hope you are doing well.
Coming to your question,as of now it is being said that CLAT would be the first national exam that would be conducted in covid times.
This exam is scheduled to be conducted on August 22,2020.
A dedicated covid team , thermal testing,and sanitized boards are some of the precautions that are planned to be taken across various test centres.
I hope this was useful.
CLAT 2020 is on 22nd August. do I have to fill the application form of private University now or after the declaration of result of CLAT 2020 marks and ranks ?
The best decision will be fill up your application forms of private universities before Clat.
If you wait for clat result then there will be less colleges left out. So, fill your Application form before Clat results.
If u get results of either clat or other private colleges, you will so many choices in your hand and you can walk forward in your life.
All The Best
How much marks are required in clat for OBC non-creamy layer for nlu?
So currently there is no reservation for OBC category in NLU for selection process. The 23 NLU's have already got notice by NCBC regarding the reservation for OBC category. Currently due to lockdown no certain decision has been taken. But last hearing was done on January 20. So their is no such specific marks requirement for OBC.
i am an 3rd year student of BA who want to enter this university to pursue PG diploma in public health care and medical law......should i write CLAT for this???
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralised national level governmental entrance test for admissions to twenty two National Law Universities (NLU) in India. Most private and self-financed law schools in India also use these scores for law admissions.
The eligibility for doing PG Diploma in public health is that a candidate should have M.B.B.S. or BDS or B.Sc. degree in the field of health sciences, nursing or natural sciences or holding a BA degree in social science or any other equivalent examination with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks.
For pursuing medical law you don't have to appear in CLAT, you can get direct admission in some law colleges.
I hope this helps.
what is the marks distribution for clat 2020
here's the marking scheme for you
hope this helps you to prepare for the exam
Questions per section
Marks per section
English including Comprehension
28 - 32 MCQs
28 - 32 marks
Current Affairs including General Knowledge
35 - 39 MCQs
35 - 39 marks
35 - 39 MCQs
35 - 39 marks
28 - 32 MCQs
28 - 32 marks
Quantitative Techniques (Elementry mathematics up to class 10th)
13 - 17 MCQs
13 - 17 marks
All the best for your exam