Date : 1st July, 2017


The date of receiving the status of admission from participating NLUs will be 1st July 2017 instead of 4th July 2017 and date of closure of admission process by CLAT 2017 Office will be 1st July 2017 instead of 6th July 2017. Accordingly vacancies for UG and PG courses, if any, in any NLU, the waitlisted candidates who have written CLAT 2017 are directed to visit the website of the respective NLUs to know the further admission process.

CLAT 2017 wishes all the best to the candidates who have taken admission in 18 Participating National Law Universities of India.

Date: 8th July, 2017, The last chance is provided to the CLAT 2017 Candidates to download the Score Card by logging into their registered account till 14th July 2017. No further query or request shall be entertained by the CLAT 2017 Office. Click here to download CLAT 2017 Score Card.

Important Instructions for the Candidates

Important Instructions for the Candidates

  1. Information regarding the details of intake, reservation policies and the courses offered along with the fee structures of various participating National Law Universities is available in the CLAT-2017 Information Brochure which can be accessed from the official website of CLAT and also from the websites of the participating NLUs. The candidates are, therefore, advised to thoroughly go through the rules and fee structures of the participating NLUs before filling in the application form for UG as well as PG courses, and also for the NRI/NRI Sponsored and Foreign National seats.
  2. Information provided in the e-Brochure regarding the intake, reservation policy, courses offered and the subjects taught at various levels including the areas of specialization, etc. has been specified very briefly. For detailed information regarding the same, the candidates may refer to the information available at the websites of the participating NLUs.
  3. Definition of disability for the purpose of admission under Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category shall be in accordance with Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. Disability in the Act is defined to include: Blindness, low vision, leprosy cured, hearing impairment, loco-motor disability, mental retardation or illness. A candidate will have to produce a Disability Certificate form the competent authority in accordance with the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, at the time of admission.
  4. Specially Abled Persons (SAP) appearing in the Common Law Admission Test shall be entitled to a compensatory time of 40 minutes.
  5. Candidates having impairment and those who require a scribe to appear for the test must specify the same in the relevant column of the Online Application Form, citing suitable justification for the purpose and also by uploading he photo copies of the supporting documents (duly attested by a Gazetted Officer). The relevant documents must include; (a) A certificate of impairment from a competent authority. (b) A statement indicating whether the scribe will be brought by the candidate or needs to be arranged by the CLAT authorities.(c) A declaration from the scribe (if brought by the candidate) that the scribe complies with the preconditions and he/she will not in any way help the candidate answer any question in the paper, apart from his/her regular duty of reading out the questions and marking/clicking the correct answers.
  6. With regards to the admission of NRI/NRI sponsored candidates and the number of seats available for them at different NLUs, the detailed information is available in the e-Brochure of CLAT-2017 and in the websites of the respective participating Universities. For availing a seat against the NRI status, appropriate certificate shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission in the concerned participating university in the format as prescribed by the University.
  7. Only Indian Nationals/NRIs/NRI Sponsored Candidates are allowed to appear in the CLAT-2017 Examination. Foreign Nationals are not permitted to appear in CLAT-2017. However, the Foreign Nationals desirous of seeking admission to any of the UG/PG courses in any of the participating NLUs may directly contact the concerned Universities having seats for foreign nationals.
  8. In the event of insufficient or extra number of candidates opting to appear from a particular Test Centre, the Convenor, CLAT-2017, reserves the right to cancel such a centre and shift the applicants to another nearby centre or to a centre according to the candidate’s second or third preference.
  9. No alteration / editing in the online application form can be done after submission of form. The information once furnished by the candidate with regard to the category to which the candidate belongs, the preference order for the centre of the Entrance Test and the preference order for seeking admission to various participating universities submitted by the candidates through Online Application Mode shall be final and no change whatsoever, shall be allowed thereafter.
  10. The candidates are required to read the instructions carefully and furnish correct and authentic information. In case the information furnished at any stage of admission process is found to be false or incorrect or if there is any discrepancy or mismatch between the information furnished by the candidate at the relevant section and the certificates/documents produced at the time of admission, the provisional admission offered to the candidate shall stand cancelled as per the declaration given in the Online Application Form and at other relevant places without assigning any further reason.
  11. The basic principle of admission through CLAT-2017 is merit-cum-preference. The order of NLUs in CLAT – 2017 website is as per their year of establishment. If a candidate, at any stage of the allotment/admission process, wants to forego his/her claim for another preference specified by him/her and wants to seek admission in an allotted University, or wants to quit from the admission process, he/she will be given the option to do so. To exercise this option, the candidate will have to mention the same within the prescribed time limit. However, this option once exercised by the candidate will be treated as final and irrevocable, and the candidate will be deemed to have been admitted in the University opted by him/her or to have quitted out of the admission process, as the case may be.
  12. All offers of admission under CLAT-2017 shall be provisional and shall not create any right of admission in favour of a candidate.
  13. The organizing/participating university will not in any way be responsible for any inconvenience caused or expenditure incurred by the candidate on travel, stay, etc. while seeking admission in a particular participating University.
  14. In order to claim the benefit of reservation under State quota (based on one’s domicile), the candidate must produce at the time of admission, the original certificates (i.e. SC / ST/ OBC/EBC/ BC/SAP (Specially Abled Persons)/ Dependants of Freedom Fighters/Dependants of Defence Personnel, etc.) and Domicile Certificate issued by competent authority as required under the rules of the concerned State Government.
  15. In order to claim the benefit of reservation under All India OBC/SC/ST/SAP (Specially Abled Persons) Category the candidate must produce the relevant certificates as prescribed by the Government of India/State Government as required by the respective NLUs at the time of admission.
  16. As per the Ministry of Home Affairs (Government of India) Guidelines, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Card holders are entitled to the benefit of “Parity with Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in respect of economic, financial and education fields except in relation to acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties. No parity shall be allowed in the sphere of political rights.” Accordingly, the PIO and OCI Card holders will be eligible for admission under the NRI seats available in some of the member National Law Universities.
  17. The CLAT-2017 application fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.
  18. Participating National Law Universities reserve the right to change the total number of seats and break-up of seats as per their policy before the final allotment. Reservation policy is subject to change as decided by the concerned State Government from time to time.
  19. If a candidate has filled-in more than one online application form, the candidate’s last online application form only will be considered In such a  case no application fee of the previous application forms will be returned.
  20. NRI/NRI Sponsored categories application forms will be generated by concerned NLUs and it will be uploaded on the respective NLUs website.