CLAT 2017: Latest News & Updates
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As per the examination committee act, Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna is the regulating body of CLAT 2017.  The exam will be conducted on May 14, 2017, which shall be participated by as many as 18 NLUs including Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai and Maharashtra National Law University Nagpur.

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This year (2016), one more NLU has been added to the premier institutions’ list, Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU) which, however, is not in CLAT committee's list but has its own admission committee headed by High Court of Himachal Pradesh. Another NLU which isn’t a part of the CLAT committee is NLU Delhi.



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Date: April 20, 2017 (10:00 pm)

CLAT 2017 Admit Card available


CLAT 2017 admit card window opens at 10 pm of April 20, 2017. Candidates can download the hall tickets for Common Law Admission Test through this official window till May 7, 2017.




Date: March 31, 2017 (11:59 pm)

CLAT 2017 Application ends


CLAT 2017 application form window ends at 11:59 pm of March 31, 2017 with no further extension of dates.


Date: December 31, 2016 (10:30 pm)

CLAT 2017 Application begins


CLAT 2017 application form window opens from 11:59 pm of December 31, 2016



Date: December 31, 2016

CLAT 2017 official website launched


CLAT Committee launches the official website of Common Law Admission Test. The official webiste mentions all about CLAT.



Date: December 28, 2016

CLAT 2017 official website offline


The official website link of CLAT 2017 displays a revised logo. Yet, it says that the site is offline and will be launched soon. Moreover, it also provides an authorised access through valid username and password.

Date: December 27, 2016

CLAT 2017 website to launch soon


CLAT Committee will be soon launching the official website of CLAT 2017 as the following notification can be read in the page.


Date: December 25, 2016

CLAT 2017 announced


CLAT Committee announces CLAT 2017 on December 25, 2016 even as the website remains non-working.

Date: November 26, 2016

CLAT 2017 website down


The official website of CLAT 2017 seems to be down with some technical glitch.

Date: November 10, 2016

CNLU Patna clarifies CLAT 2017 age bar


Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna has issued an official notification clarifying age bar confusion. As per the notification, general candidates attaining age of 20 years and below can apply for the common law admission test, while those belonging to SC, ST and Other backward classes are give a relaxation of two years in the maximum age limit for CLAT 2017 applications.


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Date: August 26, 2016

CLAT 2017 Pre-notification status


CLAT 2017 will be announced in the month of December 2016, as specified by CLAT Committee. As per the official notification, CLAT 2016 office got closed on July 6, 2016 with the completion of admission process for the year. Further, the notification also reads that the process for organising Common Law Admission Test– 2017 is in progress. CLAT 2017 aspirants can find below the screen-shot of the pre-notification status.


What is CLAT?


Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level law entrance exam conducted annually by one of the NLUs in rotation as per the year of their establishment. The coveted law exam is conducted for admissions to BA LLB and LLM programmes in 18 NLUs and various other law schools across India.


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How to prepare for clat 2020? Which books and study material is the best for clat examination? Please suggest me.

Mayank Chowdhary 15th Nov, 2019

Get focused from today itself... Stay honest with yourself I'll say that is Quality matters over Quantity. So know what and how are you studying and follow the schedule and timetable that you make.

For the books I will tell you to go with Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis and a book of English and Grammar by Wren and Martin for English subject. Coming to the next subject which is Logical Reasoning, go for RS AGGARWAL boook. A modern approach to logical reasoning by MK Pandey is also another good book.  For Maths, again go with RS AGGARWAL. And for the Legal Aptitude, go with Pearson and AP Bharadwaj.

For the last subject that is GK and current affairs, read Pearson and Lucent for GK and for current affairs, stay updated by all the ways you can that is by seeing news, reading newspapers, or reading blogs and articles.

To get more preparation tips in detail refer to our website...

And to know about the books needed in detail for the CLAT exam, refer to the link below.

Best wishes. Thank-you.


There is no age limit for CLAT as per the rule..But is there any upper age limit in NLUs ??

Sanjanaleekha 13th Nov, 2019

Hi there,

As per the recent notification for CLAT 2020 there is no upper age limit to appear for CLAT at UG and PG level, although NLU's have there separate eligibility criteria in regard upper age limit like NLSIU has upper age limit of 20 in case of general category for admission in UG programme, so I would suggest you to visit the website of the NLU for which you are aiming and check the eligibility criteria of the same, other necessary details in regard eligibility is given in the link below,


Is the preparation for clat just like preparation course for jee?

Arya 13th Nov, 2019

The Common Law Admission Test is held every year for admissions to the  21 National Law Universities in India and is starkly different from the Joint Entrance Examination, which is an annual exam for admissions to various Engineering, Architecture and Pharmacy colleges of India.

Firstly, CLAT is much easier to crack as compared to JEE as the difficulty level and competition in JEE is much higher.

JEE-Mains consists of 90 MCQ-type questions ( 30 each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) based on 12th standard syllabus. 4 marks are awarded for a correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for a wrong answer. The exam is out of 360 Marks.

CLAT has 200 MCQ-type questions ( 40 each from English Comprehension and Logical Reasoning, 20 from Elementary Mathematics and 50 each from Legal Aptitude and Current & World Affairs). 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. The exam is out of 200 marks.


which books are best for clat preparation

Mayank Chowdhary 11th Nov, 2019

Yes I'll enlist down some of the top books that will help you in the CLAT preparation. For improving your English and Grammar you can go with High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin, you can take help of Word Power made Easy by Norman Lewis as well. For Analytical and Logical reasoning, go with RS AGGARWAL AND MK PANDEY books. For Legal Aptitude, AK Bharadwaj is quite famous. For mathematics, use RS AGGARWAL and for GK and Current affairs, use Pearson GK Today and read newspapers and blogs regularly to keep yourself updated.

Kindly refer to our website to get a detailed information...

Best wishes. Thank you.


i started the clat 2020 preparation yet so when i should start current affairs section ? what in the ideal time to start it?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019


current affair is a section which you need to revise every day. other wise there is chances for forgetting it. so I would suggest you to daily follow any one of the news paper or you may follow bankers adda magazine. every day spend 1 hr for studying. you will surely get success.

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