CLAT PG 2016
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CLAT PG 2016 – Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala conducted ommon Law Admission Test for post graduate law programmes (CLAT PG) on May 8, 2016 for admissions to LLM programme in as many as 17 National Law Universities (NLUs). CLAT PG is the most coveted law entrance exam for admissions to post graduate law programmes including LLM in NLUs. The Common Law Admission Test for LLM (CLAT PG) is conducted annually by a National Law University (NLU), one among the 17 member NLUs of the CLAT Committee, by rotation in the order of their establishments. CLAT PG is a national level law entrance exam conducted every year for screening candidates for as many as 604 seats distributed among the 17 participating NLUs.

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CLAT PG 2016 was conducted by RGNUL Patiala on May 8. Check below for other information on CLAT PG 2016.


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Exam Name – Common Law Admission Test for Post Graduate Programmes


Abbreviated Name – CLAT PG


Type – Post Graduate


Level – National


Exam Mode – Online


Participating Institutes – 17National Law Universities (NLUs)


Total Seats – 604


Number of Aspirants – 5600 (approximately)


Competition Level – Tough

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CLAT PG 2016 Admission Procedure – The post graduate law aspirants will be admitted to PG law programmes on the basis of merit-cum-preference of the candidates appearing in CLAT PG 2016. The candidates will be awarded an All India Rank (AIR) as per their performance in the exam.


The CLAT PG admission procedure follows a centralized counselling process, where seats are allotted to the candidates based on their secured AIR and their preferred NLUs during the choice-locking.

CLAT PG 2016 Important Dates – The exam conducting body and committee had declared the dates of CLAT PG 2016 along with the scheduled events. You can have an overview of CLAT PG 2016 Important Dates as provided below –

CLAT PG 2016 Events

Important Dates


December 14, 2015

Application Form

January 1 – April 5

Admit Card

April 15

Online Exam

May 8

Uploading of Official Answer Key

May 12

Representation (if any) related to exam question or answers

May 13 - May 15

Uploading of ammended answer key (if required)

May 20

Result and Rank List

May 23

1st Seat Allotment List

June 1

Payment of counselling fee

June 6 - June 10

2nd Seat Allotment List

June 13

Payment of counselling fee

June 14 - June 17

3rd Seat Allotment List

June 20

Payment of counselling fee

June 20 - June 25

4th Seat Allotment List

June 29

Payment of counselling fee

June 29 - July 6

Closure of admission process

July 6

CLAT PG 2016 Eligibility – You could fill applications of CLAT PG 2016 after ensuring eligibility criteria of the post graduate common law admission test. As per the eligibility criteria, you need to possess a LLB degree or a five-year integrated LLB degree or any other equivalent degree from a recognized University securing at least 55% marks in aggregate. Those who are appearing in the current academic session of the LLB degree programme can also be considered eligible for CLAT PG 2016, subjected to the minimum qualifying marks in the qualifying examination.


As per the CLAT PG 2016 eligibility conditions, there is no age bar for appearing in the post graduate law entrance exam. Therefore, you can fill the applications once you meet the above eligibility criteria, irrespective of any age limit.


CLAT PG 2016 Application Form – CLAT PG 2016 Applications were announced from January 1 in online mode. You needed a login id and password for CLAT PG 2016 Online Applications, which could be generated by registering yourself through the official CLAT PG 2016 registration link in this page.


You could access your applications through the generated login id and password. You also needed to upload a set of documents during the online applications of CLAT PG 2016. The necessary documents included Class X marks-sheet, Class XII marks-sheet, LLB Degree programme marks-sheet and Signature of parent/guardian along with the recent photograph and signature of the candidate.


Once you had filled in the online applications, you needed to remit an application fee against the common law admission test for post graduate programmes of Rs. 4000 (Rupees Four Thousand only) in any of the modes – online or offline.


While the online payment mode included options of Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking, the fee can be remitted through Bank Challan facility of ICICI Bank, in case of offline mode.


CLAT PG 2016 Admit Card – The admit card for CLAT PG 2016 is available in online mode only. CLAT PG 2016 E-Admit Card can be accessed and downloaded from April 15. You can download the admit cards by logging into your registered accounts using the login id and password generated while applying. You are advised to take a print out of the same for future correspondences.


CLAT PG 2016 Hall Ticket/Admit Card will mention the PG exam details including name of the appearing candidate, venue and timing. In case of any discrepancy, you can bring it to notice of exam authorities, at the earliest.


CLAT PG 2016 Test Centres – The Common Law Admission Test for LLM was conducted in as many as 66 cities across India. We have provided you a complete list of CLAT PG 2016 Test Centres/Testing Venues.


Last year, the coveted post graduate law entrance was conducted in as many as 173 exam centres of 52 cities of India, which included 7 cities of Uttar Pradesh, Amritsar, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Imphal, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Ranchi and Vishakhapatnam.


CLAT PG 2016 Exam Pattern – The coveted PG law entrance exam was conducted on May 8. The online common law admission test for post graduate law programmes was conducted for two hours beginning at 3:00 pm.


CLAT PG online paper comprised a total of 150 questions carrying maximum marks of 150, wherein each question would be of one mark. The 150 questions would be asked majorly from three sections including Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, other legal topics – Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law, etc.

The PG law exam followed a system of negative marking under which one mark would be awarded for every correct answer and for every incorrect response, 0.25 marks each would be deducted from the total scored marks.


You were needed to answer each question with an appropriate response among the four given against each question by marking/clicking in in the computer based test.

CLAT PG 2016 Sample Paper – Careers360 brings you updated sample paper of CLAT PG, which comprises questions of the previous years of the post graduate law entrance exam. With CLAT PG 2016 Sample Papers, you can practice for the law entrance exam. All you need to do is to click on CLAT PG 2016 Sample Paper link and download the pdf of previous years’ questions for free.


CLAT PG 2016 Answer Key – RGNUL Patiala has declared the answer key of CLAT PG 2016 on May 12 as scheduled. CLAT PG 2016 official answer key helps you in knowing the actual answers to every questions of the online admission test for LLM. CLAT PG 2016 Official Answer Key also aids you in calculation your marks by cross-verifying with the answers that you’ll be marking in the admission test.


The exam committee has also issued the response sheet of candidates appearing in the admission test along with the official answer key so as to follow a transparency in the exam system. You can access their response sheets by logging through your registered accounts.


CLAT PG 2016 ResultRGNUL Patiala will be declaring result of PG law entrance exam on May 23. You can check CLAT PG 2016 Result by logging into your respective accounts using the login id and password. The result tab on login page will provide your performance in CLAT PG 2016 including All India Rank (AIR), State Rank and State Category Rank.

Based on CLAT PG 2016 Result and AIR, you will be further called in for participating in the counselling process.

In case of any tie between two or more candidates with equal scores as per the result of the post graduate admission test, the same shall be broken in the following procedure and method –

  • Higher age

  • Computerized draw of lots

CLAT PG 2016 Rank List – RGNUL Patiala will be publishing Rank List of CLAT PG 2016, along with the results. CLAT PG 2016 Rank List will provide detailed information of the total number of candidates, their total scores, subject-wise marks and All India Rank as well as State Ranks.


CLAT PG 2016 Cutoff – The cutoff of CLAT PG 2016 will also be determined by the exam conducting body, RGNUL Patiala in accordance with the issued rank list of the exam. CLAT PG 2016 Cutoff will be the minimum marks scored by a candidate for participating in the counselling rounds and lock his/her choices of preference for NLUs. Candidates will only be allotted the seats in the counselling procedure, after they meet the cutoff.


CLAT PG 2016 Counselling and Procedure – The exam committee will be declaring the counselling schedule and procedure of CLAT PG 2016. You will be required to participate in the CLAT PG 2016 counselling process and lock choices of preferences for NLUs.


As per the locked choices and exam scores, you will be allotted seats in the NLUs. Once you have been allotted a seat and accept the seat, a counselling fee needs to be deposited within a stipulated time so as to be considered against the seat. After the completion of the fee deposition process, the exam committee will be issuing the seat allotment list for next counselling round. You can lock, upgrade or withdraw any seat during the counselling rounds. The CLAT 2016 Committee may conduct as many as 4 counselling rounds for the seat allotment process.


CLAT PG 2016 Seat Allotment – The seat allotment will be done in accordance with the NLU preferences chosen by you among the 17 participating NLUs during choice locking procedure. CLAT PG 2016 Seat Allotment is a process involved within the counselling schedule, wherein the RGNUL Patiala and CLAT committee allots seats of NLUs to the candidates based on their AIR and choices locked.

If you accept any of the allotted seats, a counselling fee needs to be remitted against the seat which afterwards will be deemed to your occupied seat.


If you fail to remit the required amount of fees within the stipulated time, the committee will forfeit your seat and shall cancel your right to be considered for admissions to CLAT PG 2016. After completion of each fee deposition process, the committee will be announcing the next seat allotment list.


CLAT PG 2016 Participating Institutes – Committee of the Common Law Admission Test for LLM comprises of a total of 17 National Law Universities (NLUs). Careers360 brings you the list of CLAT PG 2016 participating institutes which also includes a number of other law schools and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) apart from the NLUs participating in the coveted law exam.


The participating institutes and PSUs will be accepting the scores of the post graduate law entrance exam for admissions to LLM programme and Legal Officers, respectively.

List of institutes participating in CLAT PG 2016

CLAT PG 2016 Participating Institutes*


National Law School of India University, Bangalore


National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad


National Law Institute University, Bhopal


West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata


National Law University, Jodhpur


Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur


Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar


Ram Manohar Lohiya National law University, Lucknow


Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala


Chanakya National Law University, Patna


National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi


National Law University Odisha, Cuttack


National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi


National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati


Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy


Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam


Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai


Nirma University – Institute of Law


UPES College of Legal Studies, Dehradun


SRM University, Tamil Nadu


N.A. Global Law School


Galgotias University, Greater Noida


Alliance University, Bangalore


SRM University, Haryana


Altius Institute of Universal Studies, Indore


Manipal University


Lloyd Law College, Greator Noida


ITM University, Gurgaon


IAMR Law College, Ghaziabad


Raffles University, Rajasthan


SGT University, Gurgaon


Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, Dehradun


THDC India Limited, Rishikesh


Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Gurgaon


CLAT PG 2016 Seats and Reservation – The law entrance exam for LLM is conducted for admissions to as many as 604 seats distributed among the participating 17 NLUs.


The exam committee follows government rules and regulations for reservation criteria. Each NLU offers some seats to the reserved categories and are in accordance of the government regulations.

  • Scheduled Castes – 15%

  • Scheduled Tribes – 7.5%

  • Other Backward Classes – 27%

Candidates need to refer the brochure of every NLU for verifying the reserved seats.

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CLAT PG 2020 best books can u please help me with the best books which should be needed for the preparation of CLAT PG i repeat CLAT PG not CLAT UG cause i can not get CLAT PG books in my locality if u suggest me i can purchase it online

Khushi 23rd Jan, 2020

Hi Harsha

These are the best books for CLAT PG 2020

  • Universal’s LLM Entrance Guide
  • Lexis Nexis Butterworths
  • Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2020
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

Hope this helps!


When started the CLAT PG 2020 online application?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 5th Jan, 2020
Hi Aparna

CLAT 2020 application form for both UG and PG has been released on 1st January

And the last date to fill the online application form of CLAT 2020 is 31st March 2020.

If you want to fill the application form in online mode then you can fill it by visiting its official website i.e https://

Steps you need to follow while filling the form are:-

  • First of all you need to visit the official website i.e https:// and do online Registration
  • Then you need to fill your application form
  • Now, upload your documents
  • Now you need to make payment of application fee
  • Finally you need to take a print out of confirmation page

For detailed information go through

I hope that you find this helpful

Good luck for your CLAT examination

Good luck

i scored 49 % in B.A.LLB and i am ST can i apply for CLAT

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 4th Jan, 2020
A ST category candidate need to score at least 50% marks in the graduation. But as you have obtained 49% marks, you are not eligible to write CLAT PG Exam. Any candidate who doesn't meet the prescribed eligibility criteria will not be given admission.

which MCQs book is best for clat pg entrance exam?

sarthak goel 31st Dec, 2019

Hello Anamika,

There are many books, the best thing is to purchase previous year paper book, that has around 10 years of previous year papers.

Some of the good books are mentioned below:

  1. Word Power Made Easy

  2. Butterworths

  3. Lexis Nexis

  4. Analytical Reasoning

  5. Verbal Reasoning

  6. Analytical and Logical Reasoning

  7. Objective Arithmetic

  8. GK Today

  9. Manorama Year Book

  10. India Year Book

  11. Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide

You may please refer to the below article for downloading books or knowing other good books for CLAT PG:

Hope this Helps


What reference books are required for CLAT 2020

Aditya kumar Student Expert 22nd Dec, 2019
Hello there!


You can go for following books for CLAT 2020 preparation.

  • Word Power Made Easy
  • Butterworths
  • Lexis Nexis
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
    • Objective Arithmetic
    • GK Today
    • Manorama Year Book
    • India Year Book
    • Universals LLB Entrance Guide
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